Free Initial Consultation
After being contacted by a potential new client I will typically schedule a phone call for a quick
discussion of their high-level goals and requirements. This will allow me to prepare for a more
detailed 'Initial Consultation' call, either via phone or video call as per the client's preference.
There is no charge for the Initial Consultation call, which typically takes 30 minutes or so.
Some of the key topics covered in the call are described in more detail at the bottom of this page.
Decide What You Need
If after the Initial Consultation the client wants to move forward the next step is for them to select (with my
input if helpful) which of the services that I offer they would like to initially work on.
This focus can be changed during the course of the working relationship, but it's helpful to start with a defined target with specific goals.
The client then decides what payment structure suits them best, makes their initial payment, and thereafter contacts me
whenever they wish to schedule a working session together, a process described on the My Rates page.
If the client elects to use the 'ad-hoc' payment structure they can top-up their account whenever they wish.
I am happy to work with my clients openly, joining meetings and collaborating with their work colleagues, and being presented
to vendors as part of the client's team. Alternatively I can operate 'behind the scenes', working just with individuals in
private. If by working together discreetly you develop a more forceful, technically informed presence in your business life,
then we both succeed.
All the work we do together is completely confidential and the details of our professional relationship, and what we work
on, will never be shared with anyone else.
I do almost all of my work remotely, using online collaborative tools to work with my clients. While it is
unusual for me to do so, under certain circumstances I will travel to a client's location to work on-site with them and
their team. If your project does require my on-site presence we can discuss the possibility of me working with you at
your own location.