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This invitation went on company letterhead. I tried to communicate, "There's a lot going on here. It's a high-energy place." The names in the letter belong to our consultants.


  • The finishing touches to our new corporate offices.
  • JoAnn Trafford's success as President of the Colorado Human Resource Association. The organization grew 24%, from 775 to 1023 members under her leadership.
  • Phil Karasek's and Oscar Bentley's new program, "Preventing Career Burnout," a one-day workshop accredited by the Colorado Nurse's Association for 8.4 CEU's.  (We're also celebrating Oscar's return from a 3-week trek in Africa!)
  • Rachel Kupferberg, our Office Manager's first anniversary as a member of our team-her upbeat, "can do" attitude has made a world of difference to us and to our clients.
  • Our partnership in the Career Center at America Online, and AOL's publication of Bill Frank's "Red Hot Cover Letter Collection."
  • The launch of our new Internet website at www.careerlab.com/
  • The creation of Safe@Work™, a team of three internationally-known consulting firms who prevent workplace violence and de-escalate crisis. (We're founding members.)
  • Our joint venture partnership in Lincolnshire International, a group of top-notch career, outplacement, and human resources consulting firms, which will give us an international presence and keep us on the leading edge of our profession.
  • While we're at it . . . let's also celebrate the joys of friendship and the gifts of summer!  
Please join us for an informal
Continental Breakfast
Any time from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7th
At Our Corporate Offices (Please Turn the Page for Directions.)


Fax this page to Rachel Kupferberg at 303/790-0606, call Rachel at 303/790-0505, or e-mail your response to kupferberg@careerlab.com/.

[  ] YES, Include me in the summer celebration!

[  ] I'm sorry, I am unable to attend.

Name:  __________________________________________

Telephone:  _____________Email: _____________________

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William S. Frank, M.A.,
25 Reasons I love consulting.
by William S. Frank
  1. Brand. You are your own brand, and you can define it any way you want. For many years, I provided outplacement to the ex-employees of Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield service corporation. When departing employees left the company, they didn't request outplacement in their severance package. They said, "I want Bill Frank."
  2. Demand. The world will always be full of terrible problems that need solving.
  3. White Hat. I can be a helper and get paid for it.
  4. Pay. I can be paid to do things I'd gladly do for nothing.
  5. Variety. Every day is different.
  6. Happiness. At this stage of my career, I only work for people I respect and care about. If a client micromanages me or is otherwise no fun, I complete the assignment and replace them.
  7. Talent. I'm using 110% of my talents and stretching myself to the max.
  8. Change. I can change my focus any day I want. If you're a McDonald's franchisee, you don't say, "Hey, I've got this great idea for a meatball sandwich—let's try it out today." In consulting you can adjust your focus hour-by-hour, as long as your clients still understand and appreciate what you do.
  9. Income. No one else would pay me as much as I pay myself.
  10. FUN. I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing.
  11. Retirement. I can write and consult as long as I am physically and mentally capable. Peter Drucker worked into his 90s, and when asked which book was his best, he said: "My next one."
  12. Job Security. Although clients come and go, no one can come into my office and say, "Pack up your stuff . . . You don't work here anymore." In 29 years, I've only had one employer: ME.
  13. Travel. I don't have to travel unless I decide to. I travel if it's both FUN and profitable—or at least FUN.
  14. Commute. I live five minutes from my office, a corner office in an upscale six-story tower. In winter, I leave a heated garage at home and drive to an underground heated garage at work. There's seldom time to hear even one song on the radio.
  15. Vacation. Consulting is more fun than vacation (except on Wailea Beach in Maui).
  16. Friends. I have developed hundreds of close acquaintances and several lifetime friends.
  17. Time. I can work as much or as little as I like: four-hour days or 18-hour days. (Of course, my income will reflect that.)
  18. Employees. I can work with employees, subcontractors, partners, or alone—I've done it all.
  19. Passive Income. I've developed several products that provide "mailbox money." I earn while I'm sleeping.
  20. Ethics. I've never had to violate my values or personal code of ethics. I've never had to lie, purposely deceive or harm others, or promise things I can't deliver. I go to bed with a clear conscience. That doesn't mean there's never any conflict. But the conflict is conducted according to generally accepted business practices.
  21. Virtual. My career is fairly portable. With the Internet, e-mail, cell phone, and FedEx, I can work nationally, even internationally from my office—or anywhere in the world.
  22. Purpose. I make a difference in peoples' lives every day. I see it in their faces, hear it in their voices, and read it in their thank-yous.
  23. Experience. Every painful or joyful life experience makes me a better consultant. So does every person I meet or book I read. Grey hair can be good in consulting.
  24. Structure. I have to work very hard, and the clients expect superb results—but I get to structure my days, weeks, months, and years.
  25. Boss. Most of the time, I love my boss.
As I was posting these letters online, I realized I want to communicate my love for consulting. It's just a great business. The single letters, taken together, may create a picture of enjoyment, but in a burst of creativity I listed some of the reasons consulting is such a good fit for me—and perhaps for you, too. They are not prioritized; this is just how they came out.