For many companies, making the decision to close the doors forever is by far the hardest decision the leadership ever has to make. This has been the case for my own consulting business as I made that decision today myself.
For over 11 years I have been an independent consultant trying to build a sustainable business of helping companies build and rebuild their training functions so they work better and return on the investment.
During this time I have been blessed with partnering with some of the most humble and talented leaders in several different industries, as we worked together to improve their training operations. Together we made a difference, and I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.
However, most of the time I have talked myself blue trying to encourage leaders to do what is best for their employees and ultimately their companies. Conversations that fall on deaf ears has been a weekly agenda item for me for far too long, and I just can’t do it anymore.
A year ago I started to look for work in the corporate world and even though it doesn’t seem possible, I am both over qualified and underqualified for roles because I have been a consultant for too long. My competition is younger and thus cheaper to hire, and since too many organizations don’t really care if training returns on the investment or not, I see the reasoning behind hiring people that cost the least.
So today marks the end of this blog. I’m tired of preaching to an empty room most of the time, and not making a difference. This is also looking to be my last year in business too.
My very best to all of you!