Consultant Mentoring

Are you ready to make changes to dramatically start, grow or transform your business?

For more than two decades, consultants have sought the advice of Kris Putnam-Walkerly. While offering friendly advice and having as many conversations as possible, Kris knew she could provide more help through an intentional mentoring program.

Kris is offering her expertise as a Master Mentor through Alan Weiss’s “Master Mentoring Program.” Kris is one of only 36 people in the world certified and approved to mentor through this prestigious, Million Dollar Consulting program.

Alan Weiss has spent the last 15 years creating a comprehensive mentoring community that is world renown. With more than 1,000 “graduates” and “post-graduates” (those who have signed up for an additional term) who have participated in the program, they have generated an estimated total of $660 million dollars in incremental revenue as a result!

Kris provides three levels of advising for fellow philanthropy consulting firms, individual consultants and professional services businesses. Whether you are considering launching a consulting practice, seeking to grow your new consultancy, or are a seasoned consultant who is ready to take your business to the next level, working with Kris in the Master Mentoring Program will give you access to both her personal consulting expertise and Alan Weiss’s professional Mentor community.

"Kris was a natural for my Master Mentor program because she has built her own highly successful business in a difficult market, can relate to a wide variety of people, and has great, innovative ideas for marketing."
Alan Weiss
The Million Dollar Consultant®, Summit Consulting Group, Inc.

How It Works:

1
Private Roster

The private roster mentor program is six months of unlimited access to Kris by e-mail, phone, Zoom, text, etc. Kris can help you strategically (how to set fees, gain visibility, position yourself as a thought leader.), and tactically (finding the economic buyer, what to say at the meeting tomorrow, critiquing proposals, overcoming objections, etc.). 

You’ll begin by discussing your current situation, expectations, and fundamental value propositions. You then establish mentoring goals. You have the option to contact Kris daily, weekly, or monthly – the frequency and style are up to you. She will return all phone calls within 90 minutes and email within 24 hours, if not sooner.

2
Guided Mentoring Option

Some individuals who prefer a highly structured relationship with additional accountability for meeting their goals may qualify for Guided Mentoring. In this version of the program you will choose those areas which are of highest priority and create:

  • A detailed game plan with specific completion dates.
  • A formal schedule of contact times to discuss accomplishments and any obstacles preventing short-term tasks from being completed. Completion dates and task accomplishment will be enforced. You will deal with areas that might include contacting prospects, following-up on leads, growing your thought leadership, creating a book proposal, writing articles, generating speaking engagements, establishing networking events, creating a brand, creating new offerings or products, etc. You’ll choose three or four areas to start, then a template will be provided with specific tasks and completion dates, and a formal schedule for those completion dates. The Guided Program provides for externally-enforced discipline, in that you are accountable for specific completion activities on certain dates with a follow-up from Kris. The Guided Program is recommended for those at any level of their career who feel the need for increased structure, whose intellectual curiosity and talent cause them to wander from task to task prior to completion, and who require more urgency in creating results.
3
Total Immersion Program

For people who want to “jump start” the process, Kris offers “total immersion.” This consists of meeting with Kris one-on-one on two separate occasions in the Cleveland, OH area to delve deeper into your specific needs. You will also spend considerable time on your strategy and goals, and create plans to move forward. Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend as much of the discussions as they like, and Kris will take you out for dinner (or out on Lake Erie on her boat, weather permitting!). You also enter the regular Private Roster Mentor Program for six months.

Participants at all levels of the Mentor Program also benefit from involvement in Alan Weiss’s consultant community:

  • Participate in a free national Mentor Meeting with Alan Weiss (held approximately every 9 months) which draws between 70 and 100 participants.
  • Become a free member of Alansforums.com, an international online discussion forum for consultants, coaches, speakers and entrepreneurs discussing everything from marketing and fees, to politics and life balance. This is a lifetime membership.
  • Receive a free monthly newsletter which contains the best of Alan Weiss’s thinking on personal and business growth.
  • You will also receive a variety of discounts to learning experiences, be able to form mastermind groups, network, participate in teleconferences, and so forth, without time limits.
"Kris is a wonderful and objective resource for professional coaching. She promotes thoughtful consideration of myriad issues to help determine the big picture, while simultaneously helping define strategic direction. Her clarity of thought helps each individual articulate his or her destination and develop the roadmap to get there."
Tina Markanda
Executive Director, Foundation for a Healthy High Point

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