in this 18-page guide, you will learn:
Why you should be thinking like an entrepreneur even if you love your job
How I got started in consulting 16 years ago and major lessons I’ve learned along the way
The top 3 mistakes I see aspiring consultants make
3 practical action steps you can take today to get started on your consulting journey
Before working with Titilayo, I wasn't sure where to start, how to organize, or what was possible in the consulting field. I lacked knowledge of a succinct system to get me to the place of starting and was unclear about the path to consulting.
Over the course of working with Titilayo, I developed a clear vision for how I will start consulting, where this could possibly lead, and I reaffirmed my value in the space I intend to consult in. My first consulting gig is actually in the works, and I feel like a world of opportunities opened up.
—Jenay Sermon, Ph.D., Education Researcher and Innovator
I had been in business before, and I was mentally ready to start another business, but I was struggling with structure and developing a focused strategy for how to begin.
Just two months after working with Titilayo, I submitted my first proposal, gained my first paying clients and turned a profit for the first time in my business. I'm officially an entrepreneur again!
—Deanna Mason, Creator and Founder of Refreshed Moms
Titilayo showed me how to get out of my own way and walk through a simple process where I quickly gained momentum and so much confidence! Within 8 weeks of working together, I submitted a six-figure multi-year proposal for a major client—AND I landed it! Now after a few months I have several new clients and I am using all of the skills, tools, and templates that Titilayo shared with my mastermind group.
about the creator
Titilayo Tinubu Ali is founder of Own Your Expertise®, an online training program that helps black women professionals develop the business and leadership skills to work for themselves.
For the past 15 years, Titilayo has mentored emerging leaders and entrepreneurs alongside her career as an attorney, consultant and education policy researcher. She routinely trains and speaks in college, university and corporate settings on how professionals can develop personal brands and take ownership of their careers.
Titilayo earned her an honors B.A. from Spelman College, an M.A. from Columbia University and J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. She’s a certified entrepreneurship instructor for small business owners.