To continue with our theme of public health consulting, we speak with Stephanie Hodges of Nourished Principles – a US-based consultative service that empowers individuals to make healthy, nutritious choices, and help communities, organizations, businesses, and schools to create healthier environments.
Stephanie’s journey is different from that of Leah Roman’s (last episode guest) in that Stephanie decided to quit her full-time job to pursue consulting, while Leah took a different approach.
Stephanie has been consulting since 2015, and on the podcast speaks to us about her journey, the opportunity that consulting provides to work across different sectors and organizations, and tips for aspiring consultants.
- About Stephanie’s abrupt transition into consulting, after being miserable at work
- How consultants leverage their networks
- How Stephanie first reached out to prospective clients (by using postcards)
- Types of clients you can have in your business (including the importance of an “anchor client”)
- How to build relationships with clients
- Common courtesies to follow when reaching out to prospective clients via LinkedIN
- How she named her business “Nourished Principles” and what she would have done differently
- The importance of a support system for a consultant
- Different expenses to expect as a consultant
- Different revenue streams consultants have
If you are interested in becoming a public health consultant, check out our public health consulting resources page for more info
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