The Society of Professional Consultants

Helping Solo Professionals Develop and Grow Their Businesses and Effectively Serve Their Clients

The Society of Professional Consultants (SPC) is a professional development organization for independent consultants, solo professionals, and entrepreneurs. We offer networking, mentoring, and education for our members. The SPC facilitates virtual networking and workshops for both new and experienced consultants from around the world.

We encourage our members to collaborate, share best practices, and learn from each other. The SPC is not a referral network and we don't require our members to refer business to each other.

The SPC welcomes and encourages participation in our community by consultants of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. We are committed to promoting and sustaining a culture that values mutual respect, tolerance, and learning. Our standards of conduct page has more information about our policies and member responsibilities.

Virtual Workshop on Wednesday, February 15th at 3:00 p.m. EST

A Body of Work: The Key Unlocking the Door to Opportunity

As a consultant, you are an expert in your field. But do your prospective clients and partners think of you as an authoritative expert? Or do they consider you a cog in the wheel — another set of hands helping them implement their pre-approved plans?

To build a reputation as an authoritative expert, you must develop a cohesive body of work.

In this workshop, Erica Holthausen will show you how to develop a body of work that demonstrates your authority and opens the door to new opportunities. Together, we will answer the following questions:

  • What is a body of work?
  • Why is it important to have a body of work?
  • How can I create a body of work that positions me as an authoritative expert?
  • How can I share my body of work with the right audience?
  • How can I use my body of work to attract new opportunities?

This workshop will give you a framework for developing a body of work that positions you as an authoritative expert. You will walk away with practical tools and insights that you can apply immediately to build your reputation and open the door to new opportunities.

There's no charge for this workshop.

About Our Speaker

Erica Holthausen is the founder of Catchline Communications. A former litigation attorney and professional writer and editor, she believes that writing deepens your thinking and helps you convey complex ideas with power and clarity. A strategic thought partner, she teaches experts how to build their authority and increase their visibility by writing original, high-quality articles for industry trade journals and business magazines like Inc., Nonprofit Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, EHS Today, and Fast Company. To learn more about how you can raise your profile by writing for publication, register for Pitched to Published, a free monthly Q+A.


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Upcoming Partner / Member Events

Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Boston ENET (Boston Entrepreneurs' Network). Fundraising for Startups. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hybrid event - Newton, MA and online.

Thursday, February 16, 2023. Laura's Consulting Guide (SPC member Laura Burford). Business Consulting 101: A Fundamentals Workshop. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting.

Thursday, February 16, 2023. WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology). Career Possibilities and Speed Networking - Communications. 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Virtual Meeting.

Friday, February 17, 2023. ACE (The Association for Consulting Expertise). Creating Intentional Growth in your Consulting Business. 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Virtual Meeting.

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