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"BossaNova knows the consulting environment first-hand. They combine their own experience, strong facilitation skills, and an ability to motivate people to really engage in what they are learning"�David Seelke, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Mastering client relationships doesn�t just happen � it requires the same investment you�ve made in your industry and subject matter expertise.

BossaNova�s customized learning programs teach people in client service roles how to be the package deal that clients and customers expect: informed, industry-savvy, collaborative, personable, and most of all trustworthy.

Used in both global and boutique firms, BossaNova's customized learning programs help you build client relationships that are productive, lasting, and rewarding.

 

 

 

You've had The Trusted Advisor on your bookshelf for years...are you walking the talk? The honest answer is probably "sometimes." And yet trust is the glue that holds great client relationships together.

BossaNova�s partnership with author Charles H. Green brings the best of The Trusted Advisor to your consulting staff. We offer one-hour keynotes, multi-month learning programs, and various options in between.

 

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�I wanted to thank you and Charlie for your work and help with Trusted Advisor: Walking the Talk. This program was truly remarkable for both professional and personal growth and it really helped not only me, but those around me. The session was transformative. Several of us attended from the same organization, and we have noticed major changes in each other since then. We�ve also set up monthly meetings to keep each other accountable for applying what we learned.�� Anna D., senior consultant

 

What:

Develop the mindsets, skills, and day-to-day practices of a Trusted Advisor

Who:

  • For your entire organization or strategically targeted groups, such as in tact work teams, senior consultants, and new consultants

  • Created in partnership with your Learning & Development organization and senior business leaders.

How:

Choose one of the following or combine several for maximum impact:

  • Open enrollment programs

  • Customized workshops (1 - 3 days)

  • Individual and team coaching

  • Keynotes and learning modules to add to off-sites, workshops, and other established learning programs

�As a result of the Trusted Advisor workshop, I was immediately able to talk more transparently with my client about issues that I had been avoiding. I called him during the workshop and basically had the courage to say, �Here's where we are, it's not good news, but let's move on and see where we can go from here.'� �Participant

 

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BossaNova�s Consulting in Action for New Professionals is a consulting �bootcamp� designed to quickly acclimate entry-level consultants to their new work environment. The program emphasizes the emotional and social intelligence required to be a successful consultant. It introduces key consulting concepts and skills, including topics such as the six phases of consulting, team basics, and being a Trusted Advisor.

 

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�BossaNova�s facilitators obviously know the consulting environment. They combine their own experience with strong facilitation skills and an ability to motivate people to really engage in what they are learning. BossaNova�s approach was really well-rounded and helped our new consultants make a smooth transition from academia to professional life��David Seelke, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

 

What:

Prepare your new professionals for success in the consulting environment and client-facing roles

Who:

Entry-level consultants

How:

This program is customizable. The standard format includes:
  • Three half-day sessions delivered over a period of two months.
  • In the interim, participants complete �research projects� that immediately put their consulting skills to work.
�I thought that all of the projects were great�definitely hot topics for us��Participant, 2008

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BossaNova�s The Trusted Consultant combines advanced consulting skills with the best practices of a "Trusted Advisor." Developed in partnership with Trusted Advisor Associates, the program provides in-depth experience with the cognitive, emotional and social skills required to be masterful in any consultative role. Topics include applying the Trust Equation, understanding real client needs, the dynamics of influence, dealing with conflict, and how to consistently elevate your role from custodian to collaborator to Trusted Advisor.

 

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�Moving from Collaborator to Trusted Advisor requires a real focus on mindset, and a commitment to creating safe havens for tough issues. Now I know better how to understand what my client has in mind and what his real goals are. Right away, this has led to much more effective interations." — Participant, 2011

 

What:

Take your consulting skills to the next level; elevate the quality of any consultative relationship

Who:

  • Service providers with at least five years of experience in consultative roles
  • Account team leaders
  • Project managers

How:

This program is customizable. The standard format includes:
  • Two- day immersion in a classroom environment;
  • Follow-up and reinforcement, tailored to fit your organization.
�We had fantastic dialogue with colleagues and the instructor, along with role playing in a safe environment. A great combination��Participant, 2011

 

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Your client meetings are a great opportunity to accelerate project results, get buy-in, and establish "eminence" with many clients at once. BossaNova Consulting Group�s Facilitation Skills for Consultants was specifically developed to teach consultants in client-facing roles how to both design and deliver meetings that make a mark.

There's no doubt that consulting skills apply when facilitating groups. But there's much more to successfully convening 5 - 150 clients than meets the eye. The best leaders make it look easy when in reality...it's not.

 

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�This was one of the best, if not *the* best, training courses I've taken. It really should be a mandatory course for all consulting practitioners. The skills that are taught are invaluable and can be applied to many different aspects of our day-to-day activities. The instructors really did an excellent job!" — Participant, 2011

 

What:

Accelerate project results by adding meeting design and facilitation skills to your consulting toolkit

Who:

Consultants in client-facing roles

How:

This program is customizable. The standard format includes:
  • Two staggered classroom days with a practicum in between using a current or potential client opportunity
  • Spot coaching and office hours via phone and email for up to two months after the classroom portion of the program.

"This training was fantastic and very valuable – thank you! I'm actually sorry we don't have a Day 3 to go to." — Participant, 2011

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BossaNova combines professional comedy talent with training and consulting expertise to create learning programs that will never be forgotten.

Tell us your business challenge: leadership, innovation, client relationships, training, customer service, morale. Whether you can spare an hour, a day, or a month, we've got a program that fits. And if we don't, we'll improvise with you to create one. You'll be laughing while advancing your business goals. What could be better?

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