It might start as a nagging feeling that you just aren’t feeling as enthusiastic about your consulting projects as you used to. Maybe you’ve noticed a mismatch between the projects you want to do, and the ones you’re hired to do. Or perhaps you’re running on auto-pilot—too much so, in fact—and miss being challenged.
Stuck in a rut. Running in place. Treading water. Whatever you call it, it boils down to the same phenomenon: You’re in a work funk. You need a change, stat!
Like most businesses, we nonprofit consultants need to occasionally reassess where our businesses are, and where we want to take them in the future. But this is easier said than done, particularly when our specialization often drives us to be more responsive to clients’ needs than to our own. And juggling the responsibilities of work, family, and our personal lives often leaves little space to step back and consider the bigger picture of our professional goals.
During this month’s NPCons chat, we’ll discuss the importance of reassessing our consulting practices, to better ourselves and better serve our communities. We’ll consider:
- If you’ve ever reassessed your business, what signs indicated you needed to do so? Was it a specific event, or a gradual sense that your business was out of synch with your personal mission?
- Why is reassessment of our businesses valuable? How does intentional reassessment encourage our growth and development?
- How can we create conditions that encourage us to move out of auto-pilot, and regularly realign our day-to-day work with our larger goals?
- How can we assist clients in organizational reassessment? How can encourage them to use reassessment as a tool for uncovering greater potential?
- What does periodic reassessment of our consulting practices make possible for us? For our communities?
Join us to share your thoughts and perspective during this month’s NPCons Twitter chat on Tuesday, October 21st, at 1pm PST. We look forward to seeing you there!