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free training

How to Start Consulting on the Side

Even if you don’t have a website, aren’t good at marketing and don’t yet know what people would pay you to do.


Saturday, October 6th, 11:00am - 12:00pm ET
Hosted by Titilayo Tinubu Ali, Founder of Own Your Expertise®

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By the end of this free training you will:

✔  Understand the many options for consulting and how to ethically and practically take on consulting work while continuing to thrive in your 9-to-5

✔  Know what to focus on (and what to ignore) when you’re just getting started and feeling overwhelmed

✔  Learn the Own Your Expertise Launch System that professionals across the legal, accounting, project management, education and coaching sectors have used to generate leads and land proposals

✔  Learn how I landed my first consulting clients without a website and the secret to focusing your marketing efforts and managing your time

✔  Understand why entrepreneurship skills are the new survival skills whether you’re climbing the ladder or preparing to step out on your own

✔  Have an easy to follow roadmap to propel you forward on your entrepreneurial 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

Before working with Titilayo, I was having a hard time figuring out my niche. Over the course of working together, I have narrowed my niche; determined the cost value of my services; and learned about designing a marketing strategy. My perspective has definitely shifted from hesitant entrepreneur to confident consultant, and I have several new prospects.

I did not have a roadmap and now I do. Titilayo has been exactly what you need a coach to be...knowledgeable, encouraging, energetic, resourceful and flexible. I am so appreciative and better off for having taken part in the process. 

—M.J. Lane, Trust Administrator & Attorney

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. 

Through our work together, I've learned not to be a perfectionist and to build, measure, learn and repeat. I now believe that I'm expert enough, I'm organized financially, and I've identified my niche.

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


I chose to work with Titilayo because of her proven success in supporting entrepreneurs. She is innovative, supportive, and inspiring. I was the person in her mastermind course who had the pieces of the puzzle, but struggled to put them together because I wanted everything to be perfect. 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. 

—Danielle E.


Meet Your Instructor

Titilayo Tinubu Ali

Titilayo believes that every woman should have the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills that equip her to rise into greater leadership at work, make empowered career choices and create wealth through entrepreneurship when she’s ready.

She is the founder of Own Your Expertise®, a professional development company that provides workshops, online learning experiences and private coaching to help women reach their next stage of professional growth.

For the past 15 years, Titilayo has mentored emerging leaders and entrepreneurs alongside her career as an attorney, writer 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 designing their careers. 

Titilayo earned her B.A. from Spelman College, her master's degree from Columbia University, her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, and she’s a certified entrepreneurship instructor for small business owners.

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