In one form or another, I’ve spent most of my career doing consulting.  Consulting is integral to my role as a systems engineer.  In fact, I still kick off my systems engineering course with a lecture on consulting methods.

Consulting is also an important part of my role in marketing and sales as I offer guidance to my customers on the design of systems to best meet their business goals.  And, for a number of years, I ran my own consulting company focused on the design and development of graduate engineering programs having a strong emphasis on leadership and professional development.

Consulting has been an inherent part of just about everything I’ve done professionally, and I suspect that may be the case with many of you as well.  I’m in the process now of developing a course just on consulting.  I don’t know how much interest there will be.  Some, I hope.

We’ll see.