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  • Keywords
    • Consulting,
    • Motivational,
    • Self-awareness and Enlightenment,
    • Vision and Leadership,
    • Team Building,
    • Sustainable Development

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Becoming an Enlightened Consultant
Awakened by Cancer
by Tom Hilditch

In his successful, forty-year career in the consulting industry, Tom Hilditch never found much time for self-reflection. But all that changed when a frightening medical diagnosis forced him into a prolonged period of quiet time, which coincided with the COVID pandemic and an era of massive social upheaval. When Tom received this precious gift of time to reflect, he experienced a personal transformation that showed him the need to clearly observe and understand himself and others better. Becoming an Enlightened Consultant showcases Tom’s individual awakening, and through this personal lens, it reflects a transformation underway in the consulting industry. This book is geared toward consultants in different stages of their careers: those just beginning, those who want to improve how they mindfully move through their careers, those looking to find and implement an effective exit strategy—and all the regulators, clients, and buyers and sellers of firms. Part One explains the basics of the consulting industry and speaks to the role of individual and collective self-awareness in a firm and how they determine success. This section provides important insights and predictions on leading industry trends and emerging markets. It helps each reader understand how to apply their own exploration into self-awareness in a way that will transform their own and their company’s performance. Part Two provides more practical nuts-and-bolts information about the consulting industry today, types of consulting firms and projects, and the range of clients in the consulting market. Offering a transdisciplinary approach that integrates ecosystems, it explores how human and cultural health is essential to our ability to improve consulting outcomes and to inspire and lead team members and firms to work intelligently and respectfully with their clients. The leading edge isn’t a crowded space, but it can be tremendously rewarding.

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Tom Hilditch has focused on impact assessment, mitigation planning and design, and ecological planning and restoration. He has led hundreds of environmental assignments, including coastal zone and regional landscape-planning projects, major resource and infrastructure-project impact assessments, and urbanization studies. In 2006, he created his own company, Savanta Inc., an entrepreneurial enterprise focused on working collaboratively to create more positive and meaningful outcomes. In early 2019, Tom sold Savanta. After being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer, he entered into a life-changing process of reflection fueled by his diagnosis and treatment. Through his recovery he has been inspired to embark on the next chapter of his life: creating and leading emerging and enlightened firms.


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