For the Love of Arts, Marketing, and Higher Education: Meet Michael Sanders

For the Love of Arts, Marketing, and Higher Education: Meet Michael Sanders

April 2020 Consultant of the Month Hailing from Destrehan, Louisiana by way of New Orleans, New York, Boston, and D.C., Bay Area newcomer Michael Sanders has found his groove at the intersection of arts, entertainment, communications and higher education. Overcoming the challenges of seeking work in less diverse industries as a Black man, Michael’s saving … Continue reading For the Love of Arts, Marketing, and Higher Education: Meet Michael Sanders

Side Hustles: How a Passion for Powerlifting Led One Consultant to Her Dream Job

Side Hustles: How a Passion for Powerlifting Led One Consultant to Her Dream Job

Cassie Kwong was bored. Work wasn’t cutting it for her. Although she had majored in Marketing at San Jose State University, she had accepted a full time position as a paralegal with the attorney she had worked for part time while she was a student. In college, she had started a women’s networking group, was … Continue reading Side Hustles: How a Passion for Powerlifting Led One Consultant to Her Dream Job

Growth Marketing and Analytics Wiz: Meet Mitch Larson

Growth Marketing and Analytics Wiz: Meet Mitch Larson

March 2020 Consultant of the Month With an ad agency background, Mitch Larson built his growth marketing and analytics know-how before branching out to join a former colleague last year at their consultancy, Titan 47. Based in Duluth, Minnesota, Mitch loves the freedom to work with a variety of businesses, near or far, while learning … Continue reading Growth Marketing and Analytics Wiz: Meet Mitch Larson

Finding a Rewarding Balance: Meet Gretchen Harding

Finding a Rewarding Balance: Meet Gretchen Harding

February 2020 Consultant of the Month It took several years of contemplation before Gretchen Harding made the jump to consulting. Her initial fear of work instability was overridden by a call to re-focus on family. Through a variety of roles at Intuit and other Silicon Valley companies, she’s built lasting relationships with people she can … Continue reading Finding a Rewarding Balance: Meet Gretchen Harding

Consultant Confidential: Saying No and I Don’t Know

Consultant Confidential: Saying No and I Don’t Know

When is it okay to refuse an engagement? How do you avoid getting pigeonholed? How do you deal with pressure to know everything? These were some of the audience questions for our panel of four seasoned EM Consultants at the “New Consultants Workshop” at Open Canopy in Redwood City and online December 5, 2019. Panelists … Continue reading Consultant Confidential: Saying No and I Don’t Know

Consultant Confidential: How to Market Yourself

Consultant Confidential: How to Market Yourself

How do you market yourself as a consultant? How is consulting different than being an employee? These are some of the most burning questions new consultants have, and four seasoned EM consultants were on hand to answer those questions and more at our “New Consultants Workshop” at Open Canopy in Redwood City and online December … Continue reading Consultant Confidential: How to Market Yourself

Making Her Way With Words: Meet Arianna Dogil

Making Her Way With Words: Meet Arianna Dogil

January 2020 Consultant of the Month Despite landing her dream job right out of college, it didn’t take long for Arianna Dogil to see that working in an office day in and day out wasn’t her style. As an English major, she had the chops for writing and began exploring freelancing, but struggled to build … Continue reading Making Her Way With Words: Meet Arianna Dogil

Engineering a Product Marketing Consulting Career: Meet Carolyn Clute

Engineering a Product Marketing Consulting Career: Meet Carolyn Clute

November 2019 Consultant of the Month After getting an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA, Carolyn Clute launched her career in management consulting, then moved into product management for multiple Bay Area tech companies. Due to an economic recession, she was initially forced into consulting, but ultimately chose it to enjoy the flexibility … Continue reading Engineering a Product Marketing Consulting Career: Meet Carolyn Clute

Freelancer By Design: Meet Lindsey Obermeier

Freelancer By Design: Meet Lindsey Obermeier

October 2019 Consultant of the Month Graphic designer and web developer Lindsey Obermeier has never worked in a corporate office or been a full time employee. She recognized in college that being a freelancer was a perfect way to run her career. She’s taken full advantage of the freelancer lifestyle by moving from Des Moines … Continue reading Freelancer By Design: Meet Lindsey Obermeier

From Art Marketing to Weather App Guru to Growth Marketing Consultant: Meet Toby Skinner

From Art Marketing to Weather App Guru to Growth Marketing Consultant: Meet Toby Skinner

September 2019 Consultant of the Month London native Toby Skinner transplanted to the San Francisco Bay Area to work as director of marketing for art auction house Bonhams and Butterfields. Who would have predicted that mobile weather apps would soon become his forte? That was the beginning of a flourishing consulting career. His sweet spot … Continue reading From Art Marketing to Weather App Guru to Growth Marketing Consultant: Meet Toby Skinner