Become an OED Certified Advisor.
Bring your energy and talent to small businesses in your community.
Experience financial and professional reward from the start.
Immediate and continuous exposure for your practice
**Appointment Setting Services for guaranteed meetings
**Long -term lead generation programs
**Cloud-based prospect and client management tools
**Networking skills training and reinforcement
**Access to on-going marketing support for long term success
**Flexible entry points in a scalable program
Complete training and mentoring for all Certified Advisors
**On-line, self-paced program allows you to start and learn on YOUR schedule
**Designated Faculty Advisor guides you through with personal debrief and role plays
**Group and personal mentoring for all Certified Advisors to support your growth
**On-going workshops and professional development course options to expand your practice
Tools, programs, and exclusive client tools help you bill more, for longer periods!
**A complete set of tools tailored for a wide variety of small business needs
**Slash your professional and client development time to increase billable hours
**Build long term client relationships that provide stable, retainer-based income
**Collaborate easily with your fellow OED Certified Advisors through resource tools designed to get the job done, faster, and for greater profit
The pathway to taking control of your career and launching your practice is OED's Independent Consultant Professional Practice Program (ICP3). It's the proven and guaranteed path to launching or expanding a consulting practice. ICP3 participants are licensed as Certified Advisors to represent OED under its flagship Local Business Assistance Program, a unique platform to develop business consulting and business coaching engagements for the advisor’s personal practice.
ICP3 is an ongoing program that prepares, develops, certifies, and supports the participant for as long as he/she desires. The cornerstone of the program is the understanding that running a consultancy and being an independent consultant is a process and profession that continues to grow and change … that one person could never keep up nor compete effectively and efficiently on his/her own. The ICP3, and all its components, are specifically designed to ensure and support the participant’s success.
End the Feast or Famine Cycle of Self-Employment
There are a lot of opportunities, and a lot of ways to launch a consulting business. Many fall victim to the “feast or famine” cycle in their practices. They may feverishly market to generate clients, then become too busy servicing clients to continue to market. Engagements wane and so can income. OED breaks that cycle for our Certified Advisors with long-term, turnkey marketing support. Everyone from the most sales- oriented professional to the most hesitant are fostered through the ICP3, which helps you build your practice without cold calling or hard selling. Rest easy and prepare to meet your new prospects, because as a Certified Advisor, you’ll “have people” to help generate leads.
Training, Guidance, and Mentoring for YOUR Success
As a part of ICP3 Certification, each new Certified Advisor is invited to participate in OED’s MasterMind Coaching Program. The program includes facilitated group sessions with other ICP3 Certified Advisors, as well as private time with a senior coach/advisor. Newly Certified Advisors have found these group and individual sessions to be extremely valuable in helping them to ramp up their practices quickly.
An enrollment fee may be required for those interested in becoming an OED Certified Advisor, under OED's guaranteed program.
The ICP3 Personal Success Program Guarantee
If you faithfully follow what has been taught in your ICP3 OED GUARANTEES that you will have had no less than 4 clients at the end of your first six months in business or your ICP3 investment will be refunded totally.
“If you have any trepidation, at all, these are the people you want to turn to. If you want to take control of your own career, they have been highly successful in helping over 2,000 people establish and build their own practices. It’s a diverse pool of people, from all backgrounds. It’s an amazing success story. It’s one we all get to leverage as well.”
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Desired Skills & Experience
Successful Certified Advisors are those who are ready to listen to their clients, to guide their clients through challenges, and are interested in long-term engagements.
Ideal candidates have 15+ years experience in either corporate, private company, entrepreneurial, military, or nonprofit sectors.
OED supports you in finding prospects. You build the client relationship. You retain all billing from your practice. There is no royalty or subsequent commission.