Jacq Hackett Consulting PO Box 6136, Long Jetty, NSW, 2261
The Solo Consultant Masterclass is a comprehensive online course for start up consultants to the public sector.
Jacq Hackett is a public-sector consultant, author and founder of the Solo Consultant Masterclass.
Following an extensive career in public sector health and human services agencies, Jacq established her solo consultant business eighteen years ago and has never looked back. She works with government and community sector healthcare agencies in New South Wales, specialising in evaluating the effectiveness of health services and programs.
She now provides mentoring, resources and training to new solo consultants and those who are thinking about making the move.
In 2017 Jacq launched the Solo Consultant Masterclass, a comprehensive online course for start up consultants to the public and community sectors.
Her mission is to support the next generation of public sector consultants to transition from employment to running a successful solo business.
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"Today’s the day – gonna grab my trombone and blow". Bob Dylan [Thunder on the Mountain]
Your consultancy business is six months old. The first project was tough, the work is not flowing, and your anxiety levels are high. You don’t want to go back to employment but are struggling to keep the faith.
To succeed as a consultant, you need to decisively step out of employee mode and wear the mantle of consultant – even if you’re not yet comfortable with it, writes Jacq Hackett.
In this first in a series of articles for Flying Solo, Jacq Hackett talks about why sound listening skills are at the heart of every successful consultant.
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When it comes to managing workflow as a solo consultant, it can be feast or famine. In this article, Jacq Hackett outlines five tips to help manage your workflow and your anxiety levels.
I talk to a lot of new consultants and their biggest worry (by a long shot) is ‘will I win enough business [and earn enough money] to stay afloat’? Here are 5 practical strategies for winning business to help ease your mind.
Reports are the only tangible legacy of a consultancy project; make it a positive one that strengthens your reputation.
Have you just swapped your public sector career for one in consultancy? Your first hurdle will be what to charge.