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How to Survive as a Consultant

 The Crisis A few weeks ago, I had a call with a distraught friend. She seemed agitated and was talking very fast on the phone. I asked her to take a deep breath. She did and continued with her tale of desperation. My friend, Hannah, had received a call from a client, which was a

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How Do We Fix It?

A friend of mine is an environmental journalist extremely passionate about climate change reporting. Throughout the year they have been seeing a steady growing tension and hostility towards them. Just last year when visiting the same areas, there was no hostility they experienced. People were open and were more interested in having their stories told,

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Life Lessons from Friends: Patrick Wamukulu

It was the beginning of my second year as a consultant and an independent journalist when I received a call. I can’t remember how the man on the other end of the phone got my number, but he offered me an opportunity to run a social media training at an organisation he consulted. I was

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Life Lessons from Friends: Amunga Eshuchi

It was January 2014, the wells had started to dry up and I had no idea how in the world how to stay afloat. The internet wave had come and destabilised western media houses, so most of the publications I wrote for started to send “goodbye” emails, because their revenue models were collapsing under the

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Most Important Lessons from the Past Decade

Last week I celebrated a decade of consultancy with you. And like all life experiences, there are lessons you learn. Some to grow you others to wake you up. Here are just a few of some of the lessons I have learnt over the past decade. Growth is deliberate – You grow or you stagnate.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Consultancy

Today marks the 10th anniversary since I left full-time employment. It has been a rollercoaster with really amazing highs and gut-wrenching lows which at times made me feel like I would break. Several times I have found myself updating my credentials on LinkedIn, Brighter Monday and opening a Fuzu account to test the waters and



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