“A must read for anyone considering a career in HR Consulting. I could not put this book down and was compelled to read the next page, and then chapter, long into the night. Sarah’s personality shines through in every line. Her honesty is moving, endearing, and inspiring. This book will encourage you to think differently and consider everything necessary prior to making the leap!” – Emma Johnson
Leap into HR Consulting:
How to move successfully from Corporate to HR Consulting
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The world of work has changed forever. With Covid-19, Brexit and new working patterns, HR professionals are encountering increased uncertainty in the workplace. The upside of this is that many have realised that they no longer need to leave their future in the hands of others. Many HR professionals that are leaving the corporate world behind to gain flexibility, freedom, and more control.
But without guidance, the transition into consulting is rarely straightforward. You may be excited but held back by fears or concerns about how to do this or overwhelmed with too much information and conflicting advice.
That’s why I’ve written this book. A must-have for HR Consultants, this is a practical, step-by-step guide with tangible insider tips, knowledge, and the 5 C’s methodology. It is designed to guide you in setting up, launching, and running your HR Consultancy business.
You’ll learn about:
- How to identify what is important to you, staying true to your values and beliefs
- Your IDEAL clients and how to define your niche
- Practical tips on how to market your business and gain clients
- Collaborations and Income Growth Strategies
- Smarter working
As a Consultant with 26 years of experience in Consulting, Sarah Hamilton-Gill FCIPD presents an honest, personal, and often witty approach to the highs and lows of consulting. Offering concrete advice alongside openly sharing the brutal truths of when things didn’t go to plan, Sarah has helped countless consultants navigate the hurdles of early success and built her own business from her spare room to a 7-figure turnover.
The book comes with access to downloadable templates that will keep you up to date and allow you to revisit any of the exercises that you have completed in the book.
“This is no airy-fairy self-help book. This is nuts and bolts how to move from corporate to consultancy by someone who has been there, done it, got the tee-shirt.
It will challenge you to take the leap of faith you have been putting off forever, but it won’t leave you just jumping off a cliff, instead it will give you the tools you need so that you do not crash to the ground but rather reach new heights.” Sue Benoke
This book motivates you to take action, even if it is a small step it is a move in the right direction.
Whilst this book is aimed at anyone going into HR consulting, I want to give anyone that is finding employment difficult, for whatever reason, hope that consulting is a great alternative to the employed world.
“This is not a book. It’s a treasure trove or practical experience, deep wisdom, and extensive consulting knowledge. Additional golden nuggets address your fears, explore your consulting style, and check out your competence. Valuable free online resources give you additional expertise.
Don’t leap without it!” – Liz Nottingham
About the Author
There are two sides to Sarah Hamilton-Gill FCIPD, a well-known entrepreneur, executive coach, public speaker, trainer, and HR consultant: the serious businesswoman and the life-loving free spirit.
The business side is one brimming with accolades, and they started early. At 24 Sarah was the youngest HR manager to support a Sainsbury’s new store opening, and she continued to work with big names including Owen Owen, Dorothy Perkins, and Foster Menswear.
In 1994 Sarah swapped the corporate life of an HR business partner for the freedom of being an HR consultant Sarah has worked with hundreds of organisations of all shapes and sizes over the past 26 years. She is an astute businesswoman and has a flare for innovation and understands how businesses tick – an essential quality when working with managing directors and CEOs.
Sarah became a Virgin Start-Up Mentor for new businesses in Hampshire in 2015 and is available to support a range of entrepreneurs in their first year. Achievements include rolling out award-winning programmes at BT, Morrison Utility Services and BCHA among others, as well as receiving many HR and business awards. In 2018 she was a finalist for the National CIPD Awards in the UK for Best HR Consultancy. Most recently she was the award winner of HR Consultancy of the Year 2020, awarded by the Business and Industry Today publication in the UK. She is also a finalist for the Reinvention Award 2020, based on successfully pivoting her business twice in the last 18 months.
In 2020 Sarah helped launch over 50 consultancies during the pandemic and coached hundreds of people to pivot their careers and businesses. She is passionate about supporting others to be successful. Her Leap into HR Consulting(TM) Virtual Bootcamps have fast tracked the success of many HR professionals.
The free spirit in Sarah also loves to soak up the sun in her spiritual home, Corfu. She is very happy behind the lens of a camera capturing nature through the seasons, and just last year became resident photographer for a local travel company in Corfu, taking photos, and making memories for other guests. Other hobbies include mainly water sports. Her claim to fame was playing underwater hockey for the England ladies’ team against France and winning. Sarah now has two grown-up sons having juggled growing her business as well as being a mother. Sarah has found her peace and tranquillity in life, and this means that if you contact her on a Friday she may be on a boat or at the top of a mountain and unable to answer. But come Monday morning, rest assured that Sarah will be on hand to help you work towards and build your dreams.