486 episodes

Unleashed explores how to thrive as an independent professional.

Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional Will Bachman

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

Unleashed explores how to thrive as an independent professional.

    Episode 488. Tom Critchlow, Writer and Strategy Consultant

    Episode 488. Tom Critchlow, Writer and Strategy Consultant

    Tom Critchlow is a freelance strategy consultant and writer of the book The Strategic Independent - Theory & Practice for Independent Consultants. Tom specializes in digital marketing and how to generate leads, understand clients and their needs, and how to shift to a leadership mindset. You can check out Tom’s work at tomcritchlow.com or connect with him on Linkedin. 
    Key points include:
    04:18: SEO consulting 22:27: Fees and pricing 34:41: Examples of new content initiatives  Unleashed is produced by Umbrex, which has a mission of connecting independent management consultants with one another, creating opportunities for members to meet, build relationships, and share lessons learned. Learn more at www.umbrex.com.

    • 46 min
    487. Nick Gray, Author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party

    487. Nick Gray, Author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party

    Nick Gray is an entrepreneur and the author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party. He is the founder of Museum Hack. Nick started a web hosting company called vs3 Web Services in high school, and he has sold two multi-million dollar businesses. In this episode, Nick talks about his new book and shares the secret to the success of the 2-hour cocktail party. To learn more about Nick and his businesses, check out the following links.
    How to Host a Party Website
    The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: Website
    The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: Amazon
    How to Host a Clothing Swap
    How to Plan a Networking Event
    How to Host a Happy Hour
    My Parents Hosted a Party: Here's What They Learned
    Mocktail Party: How to Host When You Don't Drink Alcohol
    If I Had $10 Million Dollars, How Would I Live Differently?
    Nick Gray's personal website
    Nick Gray's blog
    Key points include:
    06:05: The NICK formula 18:08: Icebreakers 27:07: Cocktails and concluding the evening Unleashed is produced by Umbrex, which has a mission of connecting independent management consultants with one another, creating opportunities for members to meet, build relationships, and share lessons learned. Learn more at www.umbrex.com.

    • 54 min
    486. Hark Herold on Bunkerlabs

    486. Hark Herold on Bunkerlabs

    Joe "Hark" Herold is a former Air Force colonel, he is the CEO of Design Thinking Denver, a consulting firm that takes a human-centred approach to innovation, and the president and COO of Bunker Labs. Hark's background covers information technology, cyber, civil engineering, and academia, in addition to strategy development and execution. 
    In this episode, he talks about Bunkerlabs, an organisation that provides community, programs and courses to help military veterans and military spouses start and grow successful businesses and startups. To find out more, visit www.bunkerlabs.org.
    Key points include:
    05:01: The programs at Bunkerlabs 08:44: Bunkerlabs’ funding sources 13:27: The CEO Circle 16:49: The Mastermind Session Unleashed is produced by Umbrex, which has a mission of connecting independent management consultants with one another, creating opportunities for members to meet, build relationships, and share lessons learned. Learn more at www.umbrex.com.
     

    • 27 min
    485. Supporting Orphans in Ukraine

    485. Supporting Orphans in Ukraine

    Umbrex co-founders, Margarita Soto and Jing Liang discuss the development of the nonprofit organization they established to support orphans in Ukraine.  For more information and to donate to the organization visit: GOFUNDME: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ukrainian-orphans-need-help
    SUNFLOWER ACADEMY: https://sunfloweracademy.org.ua/
    To support on social media:
    SUNFLOWER ACADEMY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/sunflower.academy.ua/?hl=en
     
    SUNFLOWER ACADEMY FACEBOOK:
    https://www.facebook.com/SunflowerAcademyUA/
    Key points include:
    01:10: The background on the orphan-foster situation 06:26: Growing from supporting two families to 60 10:84: Oversight on GoFundMe for nonprofits 13:44: Raising awareness for the nonprofit
    Unleashed is produced by Umbrex, which has a mission of connecting independent management consultants with one another, creating opportunities for members to meet, build relationships, and share lessons learned. Learn more at www.umbrex.com.

    • 19 min
    484. Thomas Breuer, Owner at Breuer Partners

    484. Thomas Breuer, Owner at Breuer Partners

    Thomas Breuer is a McKinsey alum with over 26 years of executive line level experience in the medical devices industry. He has held management positions in various international markets and regions, including Hollister Incorporated. He has also worked on a broad range of management consulting assignments in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America with McKinsey. You can reach Thomas through his website at www.breuerpartners.com, or through Umbrex. Key points include:
    05:50: First line role in Mexico 11:48: Starting his own consulting firm 13:45: A case study 18:24: Creating his own subsidiary Unleashed is produced by Umbrex, which has a mission of connecting independent management consultants with one another, creating opportunities for members to meet, build relationships, and share lessons learned. Learn more at www.umbrex.com.

    • 37 min
    483. Bryant Soullentrop, Hiring a Professional in the Philippines

    483. Bryant Soullentrop, Hiring a Professional in the Philippines

    Bryant Suellentrop is the founder of Elevate and Delegate, a virtual staffing company that helps professionals hire the assistants they need to run their business efficiently. In this episode, Bryant talks about hiring professionals in the Philippines and how his business facilitates the process. Learn more about Bryant’s business at ElevateandDelegate.com or reach out to him on Twitter @SullyBusiness.  
    Key points include:
    05:50: The range of rates and salaries
    11:22: Tips on success in hiring and managing the relationship
    15:15: Payment processes
    18:58: Online security
    Unleashed is produced by Umbrex, which has a mission of connecting independent management consultants with one another, creating opportunities for members to meet, build relationships, and share lessons learned. Learn more at www.umbrex.com.

    • 20 min

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64 Ratings

64 Ratings

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Love Drew Kerr’s Episode

So interesting! Learned a lot!

Tony Cliffe ,

Unleashed is a Gold Mine!

Will Bachman’s Unleashed podcast lives up to its description as the place to go to thrive as an independent professional. From very short episodes on indispensable tools and tricks of the trade to more in-depth interviews with consulting practitioners to academics to industry thought leaders, the nearly 400 (and counting) episodes each bring value to the listener. Very highly recommended.

JonBai ,

Highly useful, relevant information

I recently discovered this show after hearing the host (Will Bachman) speak on another podcast and was happy to find that each episode is full of useful and practical ideas that can be easily applied. Geared towards helping independent professionals thrive, Will mixes up longer form interviews with some intriguing guests and solo episodes that are short and straight to the point. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a masterclass on what it takes to build a successful independent business.

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