What are typical tasks that a consultant does on a daily basis?

I think it might interest someone like me at the beginning of my career, who wants to dedicate themselves to consulting and wander for what they really are. Many of my readers are curious to know what a day in the life of a consultant is like, so this is my best chance to answer that question. Consultants are lucky enough to enjoy a lot of variety and a busy and exciting day almost every day, but it's not the easiest lifestyle either and, of course, it's not for everyone. Also, reading this description of the “day in life” won't give you the best idea of working in the management consulting industry.

One of the advantages and disadvantages of consulting, depending on how you look at it, is the fact that things always change and you always do something different, working on different problems, with different people for a different client. Management consulting is an industry that provides expensive and professional advice to organizations to improve their overall performance, through better “management”, which includes strategy, governance, operation, organization, finance and marketing. I believe that the money and knowledge that I gain from working as a management consultant will bring me closer to discovering what I should focus on to develop my potential and will allow me to have the resources to do so. Being a consultant can be a difficult life, but if you like to work hard, be busy and have a lot of variety in your professional life, then this is definitely the life for you.

Of course, other consultants may have different experiences, but all I can share with you is my experience. There is no time to complain because, after all, consultants are hired because of their competence and flexibility when it comes to solving ANY problem that may arise. It's not unusual for consultants to work (much) beyond what their client counterparts do, but working outside working hours has proven to be one of the most productive times of the day. However, keep in mind that there is no “typical day” for management consultants: our work varies on a daily basis and is assigned according to the workflow.

I chose a day that wasn't the worst or the best, to show as precisely as possible what a normal day is like in the life of a consultant, of a consultant. A day in the life of a consultant has a lot of ups and downs, moments that really matter, sometimes the physical pain of trying my hardest for too long and sometimes the internal tap dance because I was exposed to things in life that I would otherwise never be exposed to at this point in my life. I remember a time, many years ago, when I was at a dead end, making the decision to do whatever it took to dedicate myself to management consulting and wondering what a day in the life of a consultant was really like.

Rós Kimberl
Rós Kimberl

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