Los Angeles CA

“I worked in Human resources for 20 years and had always considered consulting but had never taken the plunge. Every self-analysis test that I had undertaken told me that I was ideally suited to being a consultant, but I just did not know how to go about it. I had interviews with some of the big consulting firms but felt that I would just be project managing their own services. It didn’t feel right for me. I also had interviews with several consultancy umbrella organizations, but the problem was that I still did not understand what I was actually going to do if a client employed me. The attraction of Appleton Greene was that I could stick my toe in the water, so to speak. The annual cost was negligible and I was able to continue working with my employer while setting everything up. I learnt how to develop a detailed consulting service brochure for myself and this process helped me to understand what it was that I could do. The support that I received during this process was really excellent. I did not really understand this at the time, but the majority of business at Appleton Greene comes through their learning providers, so there is no need for business development. I am now a full-time consultant and thoroughly enjoy my work now. Appleton Greene gave me the confidence and the support to have a go.”