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Lessons on Consulting: A Three-Part YouTube Series for Beginners

By Daryll Griffin

Four years ago, IEEE launched the IEEE Consultants Network subscription service. The main feature of this free service is to provide IEEE members with online networking opportunities with other IEEE consultants. This service has grown to more than 6,500 subscribers in four, short years — all wanting to learn about becoming independent consultants. While this subscription service is for consultants of all experience levels, we know that the majority of these subscribers are just beginning their journey as independent consultants.

Thomas Coughlin, president of Coughlin Associates and IEEE-USA’s 2019 President, put together a three-part presentation on “Getting Started as an Independent Consultant.” We believe these presentations would be a great resource for those just beginning their consultant businesses. Coughlin first gave this presentation this summer to the IEEE Bangalore Section Consultants Network Affinity Group. He has now made this three-part presentation available on YouTube for all IEEE members.

Not only do these presentations provide great information, but new local IEEE Consultants Networks can benefit from them, as well. This presentation is also a great follow-up to the recent IEEE-USA webinar, The Life of a Consultant. Coughlin also provides his contact information at the end of the videos, in case IEEE members have questions after watching these sessions.


Daryll Griffin is IEEE-USA’s program manager for career, member and innovation activities.

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IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE’s U.S. members. IEEE-USA is primarily supported by an annual assessment paid by U.S. IEEE Members.

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