Perpetuate Long Term Change
When the consultant leaves, are you able to solve the same kind of problem yourself in the future? I believe that "giving you a fish" is not the same as helping you "learn how to fish."
Here is an Example of How I Can Work With You
When the economics group asked me to help them make their annual seminar series more effective, I was determined to teach at a deeper level than a simple list of to-do's. I spent an hour with each of the presenters getting at their objectives and helping them with a slight change in behavior or thrust always in service to their objectives, explaining how it served. When the seminar series ran that year, the results were fantastic. The evaluations went from 'so-so' to 'simply outstanding.' Everyone was excited about the results, but the long-term impact was that the speakers were not the same speakers. They had lived a process they could repeat at any time for themselves, and they did. They had learned to help themselves.