Freelance Fast-track Coaching Program
The fastest, easiest way to start or grow your freelance consulting business
Become a 6-figure independent consultant, in less time than you think
Quit your job and become an independent consultant. That’s the holy grail – choose what you work on, when and where you work, and how much you make.
But how do you do that?
Where do you start? How do you set yourself up for business? How do you find clients and land contracts? And most importantly – how do you avoid the pitfalls, and fast-track your way to consulting success?
Sounds hard and scary, right? It’s actually not that hard, not that scary, and totally worth it.
As your coach, I’ll help you cut through the confusion, step by step —to plan, start, and grow your business.
With advice, systems, proven methods, and accountability along the way. You’ll have your new business up and running in no time, so you can start serving your clients and growing your income.
Meet your coach
Hello, my name is Dino. I’m a career freelance consultant, and I’ll show you how to start or grow your freelance consulting business – step by step.
What do I know about freelance consulting? I’ve made 6-figures+ per year for over 15 years as an independent consultant, and I can help you achieve the same level of success.
Back in 2007 I quit my corporate job – with no clients lined up and no real plan. I had to figure it all out myself, the hard way. And I did. Within a couple of years, I was earning more than I ever had before, and I got to choose my clients and projects, and have flexibility with my time.
For me, that meant I got to spend more time with my kids, and do other things I enjoyed, while working only as much as I wanted to. Read my story here.
Looking back, I could have saved myself a lot of stress and pain by planning my move first. That’s what I want to do for you.
I’ve helped dozens of people quit their jobs and take control of their future – and I can help you do the same.
Did you know…
By 2028, over half of the professional workforce will be independent (Pofeldt 2017), and that includes the professional jobs typically associated with working for a company.
In a 2018 report, Edleman Intelligence reports that the number of freelancers is growing faster than traditional employment, and is poised to become the majority by 2027.
So what does that mean..?
There has never been a better time to be an independent consultant!
Epiphany: you don’t have to be an expert or have 10 years of experience to be a successful independent consultant.
Have you ever thought you could be doing better work and delivering more value, if only your skills were being fully utilised? That’s not always possible when you’re working a regular job for one company.
- You KNOW you could be making some real change, and delivering more value
- You WANT more of a challenge
- You want to work on YOUR OWN TERMS – how, when, and as much as you want to
The idea of doing the same thing, day in day out, until the end of time… probably makes you frustrated. Not to mention you’re probably not being paid what you’re worth…
To know and not to do is not to knowStephen R. Covey
Until now, you may have thought it was too hard to start freelancing as a professional services consultant.
You may get freaked out at the thought of taking that leap and leaving your job.
You may not have a clear picture of how you would even go about doing that.
You may even be thinking you don’t have what it takes to go out on your own…
My Freelance Fast-track Coaching Program is the answer to your freelancing prayers.
What if I worked directly with you, and personally helped you to design, set up, and launch your consulting business, FAST??
- No waiting 6+ months, or until you have “enough time” to figure it all out yourself
- No guessing what you should do at each step (or even what the steps are!)
- No figuring out the technical and business admin details on your own
A salary is the drug they give you to forget your dreamsKevin O’Leary
Take the guesswork and overwhelm OUT of the process
Become an independent consultant, FAST
Imagine knowing exactly what to do next
Imagine having someone who has been in your shoes as a business owner and an independent consultant, who you can ask questions of, get ideas from, and get support from – every step along the way to becoming an independent consultant yourself.
Imagine having the guidance, advice, and wisdom of a trusted peer to help you realise your full potential.
Imagine knowing exactly what do do next with specific, personalised, actionable advice and answers to all your questions.
Not sure you’re ready to be a freelance consultant?
Download my free worksheet, answer a few questions, and find out. Then get all the help you need to take the next step!
What you’ll get with the Freelance Fast-track Coaching Program
Advice and support from a 15+ year independent consultant who has been there
Building a consulting business (solo or larger) doesn’t have to be difficult, or take a long time. Together, we can build the perfect business for you, where you can deliver real value to clients who want to work with you, with more flexibility, income, and control that a 9-to-5 job.
You’ll get direct access to me, a customised approach that is tailor-made for you (based on your strengths, weaknesses, and personality), support for as long as you need it (with a focus on action and results), access to my libary of tools and templates (customised for you), and – most importantly – clarity, focus, and accountability.
What we’ll cover (personalised to your goals, your needs, and your level of experience)
The Why, What, and How of Consulting
I’ll take you through what consulting is all about, and how to go about it
Crafting Your Offer
How to refine your speciality, package your offer, and sell yourself
Setting yourself up as a business, setting up your online prescence, and launching
The Business of Consulting
Administration, project management, money management (most skip this), taxes, and more
How to get seen and find work
How the Freelance Fast-track Coaching Program sets you up for Success
There’s a lot to consider when starting a consulting business, but you’re not alone
Quitting your job and going solo can be scary. Having a regular, steady paycheck is comforting. Until it isn’t.
I chose to become a freelance consultant, but many people don’t get that choice – it’s forced upon them. Even before COVID-19, job security was never really secure. It’s even less so now. The rules are changing almost daily, and businesses are being forced to adapt – however they can. That means your job isn’t as secure as you think. In fact, the only real difference between a job and a contract, is about 2 weeks notice…
That’s why I’ve designed the best coaching package to support you:
- Coaching Sessions (value: $247/hour)
1-on-1, or with a group
- Phone or email support (value: $247/hour)
Direct access to me
- Accountability (value: priceless)
I’ll be checking in regularly, making sure you do the work
- Membership community (value: $1,000’s)
Support from others on the same path as you
- Templates, guides, and videos (value: $100’s)
Time-saving resources to help you with almost anything
- Optional “done for you” service
Don’t have the time to do it all yourself? I can help
- Your own website (value: $1,500+)
All inclusive, including set-up and hosting
Via my consultant directory
How does my coaching work?
The best way to find out more is to book a complimentary, no-obligation discovery call with me, where we can talk about exactly what you’re after, and how we could work together.
I will only work with you if I think you can benefit from having me as your coach. If we’re not a good fit, or I don’t think I can help you, we won’t proceed past this point.
What do I know about consulting?
I’ve spent over 15 years as a consultant, and worked with all sorts of organisations (from Australia’s biggest companies, to state government departments, and small/medium businesses). I’ve also worked in various industries (mining, manufacturing, and telecommunications, to name a few). My contracts have ranged from 3 months to 3 years, and have see me work all over Australia, and even overseas.
I am also a former state and national president of the Institute of Management Consultants Australia – the only professional institute representing the management consulting profession in Australia – and served on the board for many years.
Through all of that, I have made every mistake there is to make, dealt with every type of client, and eventually figured out what works, and what doesn’t.
What makes me good at coaching?
I’m passionate about helping people achieve independence and work-life balance – and that usually means more life and less work (but not less money).
I’ve helped dozens of people quit their jobs and take control of their future – and I can help you do the same. You already know you’re good at what you do. I can show you how to take that knowledge and experience, and become a successful independent consultant, where you’ll have more control and flexibility, and make more money – without the trial and error.
Am I right for you?
I can help you if…
- you’re sick of the Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 lifestyle, and want more flexibility and control over your life
- you’re a consultant who is ready to go independent, create the revenue and flexibility you want, and make the impact you’ve been dreaming of
- you’re already an independent consultant, but you struggle to articulate the value of your services to potential clients, and sales conversations feel difficult
Book your discovery call
There’s no risk – what have you got to lose?
Which coaching program is right for me?
Want to start or grow your consulting business,
but don’t have a lot of time or money right now?
Group coaching is what you need.
Advice and support at the right pace and budget for you.
Serious about starting or growing your consulting business,
and want to get there as fast as possible?
Individual coaching is for you.
Guaranteed results within 60 days.
I had the pleasure of working with Dino during his engagement on the BHP Billiton 1SAP Project. In addition to his technical IT and project management skills, I greatly valued Dino’s counsel and professionalism. His ability to engage effectively and develop productive relationships at technical and executive levels was essential in getting the support from busy stakeholders that we needed to achieve a very successful outcome for our client.
Ian PeekProgram & Project Management Services
I have worked with Dino on various projects and in many roles over the last 4 years in parallel roles. I can highly recommend his knowledge, diligence and attention to detail. Dino always gets things done in a professional and skilful manner while ensuring that the team works well together. Dino is one of the most dedicated and customer focused professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He applies great intelligence and commitment to resolving whatever challenges confront he while remaining calm and seemingly unfazed. Dino is a great communicator. Even though work is the utmost priority he doesn’t forget to hang out with his team. It’s a pleasure having worked with you Dino and I hope to be associated with you once more in future.
Dino has worked in a number of consulting roles at Protegic. I have found Dino to be a model consultant and always the professional. Dino has a strong sense of right and wrong as well as a set of strong principles he lives by. I wish I had 5 more consultants like Dino.
Matthew StaceyRegional Delivery Manager at Protegic
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer a refund?
Yes, see the guarantee section below.
How long will it take to land my first consulting client?
If you do the work, I guarantee you’ll land your first client within 60 days.
Do I get direct access to you?
Yes, via a weekly call, plus email access.
When will we get started?
As soon as you sign up, I’ll schedule your first call – usually within 1 week.
What type of consultants does this work for?
I can help any type of consultant, but this is especially useful for professional services consultants (like project managers, change managers, business analysts, sales and marketing professionals, finance professionals, and so on).
I still have questions
No problem, just contact me here and I will be happy to answer them.
If you enrol in my coaching program, and do the work, I guarantee you’ll make more than the cost of the coaching back within 60 days.
If you don’t, let me know and I will refund your payment in full. Simple as that.