21 Types Of Consulting (With Real Examples & Stories) – Consulting Success

Interested in the different types of consulting and consulting businesses?

In this post, we’re sharing 21 types of consulting.

Specifically, the “Who, What, When, and Why.”

And we’ve included examples of real consulting businesses for each type.

If you’re looking for real examples of consulting and to learn how they work, you’ll find this post helpful.

Let’s dive right in.

Types Of Consulting In 2021

First, let’s do a quick recap.

What is consulting?

Consulting is “the business of giving expert advice to people working in a professional or technical field.”

Can you give expert advice to people working in a professional or technical field?

Then you can “consult” on the subject of your expert advice.

There could be an infinite amount of “types” of consulting.

In this post, we’ll focus on the broader, more common types of consulting.

1. Management Consulting

What is management consulting?

Management consultants help businesses solve problems relating to management, leadership, operations, and more. It’s a general consulting category. It accounts for many different types of business expertise.

Why do clients hire management consultants?

Many business leaders are too deeply embedded in their organizations. They struggle to form an objective viewpoint. By hiring an external expert like a management consultant, they work with someone who can provide an unobstructed view.

Who enjoys management consulting?

Enjoy management, leadership, operations, optimizing performance, working with data, and working with leaders? You’ll enjoy the management consulting field.

David C. Baker helps businesses make better business decisions. He works with clients on their positioning, structuring roles, performance benchmarking, and succession. IN doing so, he helps them run businesses that do better work.

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