What is Shadow Consulting?

A “shadow consultant” works in the background to help other consultants and coaches deepen their skills and become more effective.  The shadow consultant serves as a trusted advisor to the novice or experienced consultant or coach. The process is highly customized to meet the needs of the specific individual but typically involves such things as: 
  • An outside perspective
  • An outside perspective
  • An opportunity for refection
  • Focus
  • Support
  • Challenges for higher performance
  • Constructive feedback
  • Discussions of ethical issues
  • New approaches and techniques
  • A sounding board
  • Business tactics and strategies
  • Resources (research, materials, tools)
  • Review and advice on materials (such as proposals, documents, forms, letters)