27 min

EP130 - Influence: How to Make Change Happen for Your Clients Profitable Joyful Consulting

    • Marketing

How can you change your clients’ behavior when you don’t have any power over them? Influence! Learn how to be a better consultant by getting better at influencing people. 👇
One of the eight main consulting skills is influence.
We obviously don’t have the power to force anyone to do anything, and as consultants our strength is our objectivity, perspective, and outsiderness as well as our expertise. That means we can only influence what’s going to happen. 
So how do you create change in other people, and in yourself? How do you create change in organizations? How do you influence the behavior of people? 
Explore in this episode of Profitable Joyful Consulting as you learn how to grow your influence skills.
Key areas discussed:
0:00 What influence is and why it matters for consultants  0:40 How to influence people on your team to align around common goals (especially when they may be freelancers or contractors) 4:14 Reflecting on ways you’ve changed your own behavior and how you get influenced to change  5:50 Three examples from my life that have a lot to teach us about influence  15:08 A requirement for anyone who wants behavior change 18:11 Understanding the gap between where your clients are and where they want to be  18:57 Why we don’t always need to market to pain  20:35 The key things to do in the middle of your work with clients  22:56 What to remind your clients of when things get hard  25:34 What influence is really about  Influence is a consulting skill that comes up as an opportunity you can practice every single day. Learn how to grow your influence skills in this episode of Profitable Joyful Consulting on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ke30ymxOGZA or your favorite podcast app: www.samanthahartley.com/blog-podcast.
#Consulting #ConsultingSkills #Influence
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WATCH ✅ Financial Skills for Consultants ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hBOTn5ln6o&list=PLE3wE4IYt2x2W0vbwicqvSUXSJ0mrHTkR&index=2 
READ ✅The Definitive Guide to Winning Six-Figure Clients ➡️ http://6figureclients.com/  
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For more tips to help you create a profitable, joyful business without exhaustion​, follow me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthahartley/ or https://www.facebook.com/samantha.hartley.71/
P.S. Here are 3 ways I can help you grow your consulting business:
🎧 Subscribe to my podcast, Profitable Joyful Consulting 
You know who subscribes to my podcast? My clients. — On YouTube and your favorite podcast app.
💜 Connect with other consultants in the  Profitable Joyful Consulting community 
Ask questions, share insights, find colleagues.— Click here to join. 
💡 Work with me to multiply your revenues without exhaustion.
Ready to add $150-750K to your business? Click here to book a 10-minute call with my Growth Strategist.

How can you change your clients’ behavior when you don’t have any power over them? Influence! Learn how to be a better consultant by getting better at influencing people. 👇
One of the eight main consulting skills is influence.
We obviously don’t have the power to force anyone to do anything, and as consultants our strength is our objectivity, perspective, and outsiderness as well as our expertise. That means we can only influence what’s going to happen. 
So how do you create change in other people, and in yourself? How do you create change in organizations? How do you influence the behavior of people? 
Explore in this episode of Profitable Joyful Consulting as you learn how to grow your influence skills.
Key areas discussed:
0:00 What influence is and why it matters for consultants  0:40 How to influence people on your team to align around common goals (especially when they may be freelancers or contractors) 4:14 Reflecting on ways you’ve changed your own behavior and how you get influenced to change  5:50 Three examples from my life that have a lot to teach us about influence  15:08 A requirement for anyone who wants behavior change 18:11 Understanding the gap between where your clients are and where they want to be  18:57 Why we don’t always need to market to pain  20:35 The key things to do in the middle of your work with clients  22:56 What to remind your clients of when things get hard  25:34 What influence is really about  Influence is a consulting skill that comes up as an opportunity you can practice every single day. Learn how to grow your influence skills in this episode of Profitable Joyful Consulting on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ke30ymxOGZA or your favorite podcast app: www.samanthahartley.com/blog-podcast.
#Consulting #ConsultingSkills #Influence
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🔔 Subscribe for more! ➡️ http://bit.ly/PJCYTsub  ​​
WATCH ✅ 8 Consulting Skills ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFGCMFpPj1w&list=PLE3wE4IYt2x2W0vbwicqvSUXSJ0mrHTkR&index=1 
WATCH ✅ Financial Skills for Consultants ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hBOTn5ln6o&list=PLE3wE4IYt2x2W0vbwicqvSUXSJ0mrHTkR&index=2 
READ ✅The Definitive Guide to Winning Six-Figure Clients ➡️ http://6figureclients.com/  
DOWNLOAD ✅Shield App for LinkedIn ➡️https://www.shieldapp.ai/?via=samantha  
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For more tips to help you create a profitable, joyful business without exhaustion​, follow me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthahartley/ or https://www.facebook.com/samantha.hartley.71/
P.S. Here are 3 ways I can help you grow your consulting business:
🎧 Subscribe to my podcast, Profitable Joyful Consulting 
You know who subscribes to my podcast? My clients. — On YouTube and your favorite podcast app.
💜 Connect with other consultants in the  Profitable Joyful Consulting community 
Ask questions, share insights, find colleagues.— Click here to join. 
💡 Work with me to multiply your revenues without exhaustion.
Ready to add $150-750K to your business? Click here to book a 10-minute call with my Growth Strategist.

27 min