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Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional

Jul 16, 2018

Chad Oakley is the CEO of Charles Aris, an executive search firm based in North Carolina. One of the firm’s practice areas is Strategy & Corporate Development – and they’ve completed nearly 600 searches in that space. Charles Aris publishes an annual strategy consulting compensation study which is available free...


Jul 9, 2018

Our guest today is Umbrex member Kevin Nedd. Kevin is a McKinsey alum and independent consultant who focuses on running Project Management Offices, or PMOs.

In our discussion, Kevin provides his perspective on

  • when a company should set up a PMO, including examples of PMOs that Kevin has led
  • the day to day work of...


Jul 2, 2018

Our guest today is Umbrex member Ian Tidswell.

Ian has a PhD in physics from Harvard. He did science for a few years but missed the human element and ended up as a management consultant at McKinsey.

After McKinsey he worked at Vendavo, a software firm, and that is where he fell in love with pricing, which for Ian is the...


Jun 25, 2018

Our guest today is Neil Booth.

In our discussion, Neil shares how he became a deep expert in how to build a really well designed model – he followed what could be termed the Benjamin Franklin method. Neil then turned that skill into a career.

Neil also shares some modeling best practices – such as splitting up your...


Jun 18, 2018

Our guest today is Scott Skibell.

I’ve heard from several people that video is the new thing, that video on LinkedIn gets much higher engagement, and that if you want to work on getting your message out, you need to learn how to do video.

I took Scott Skibell’s course, LinkedIn Video Marketing, and I thought it was...