Want to become a consultant, but don't know where to start?

Own Your Expertise® is a comprehensive, step-by-step virtual coaching program that shows you how to leverage your professional skills to confidently and consistently bring in consulting income (without burnout, overwhelm or adding too much to your plate)

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The flash enrollment period ends Sunday at 9:30pm ET, and doors will be closed until 2021.
Join 18 women who have said yes to owning their expertise in 2020!

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You know you're meant to be a boss.

You're great at what you do, and you know there are opportunities to help more people and make more money with your skills.

But sorting through all the steps to start a business while you're balancing a full-time job is too much.

Too much googling.

Too much piecing together random information.

Too many tech frustrations.

You want and deserve the freedom and flexibility consulting provides, but you're overwhelmed by all of the moving parts.

Leaping into entrepreneurship without a plan won't work for you.

You're a breadwinner in your family.

Student loans are real.

You have mouths to feed and don't have a sponsor or trust fund to fall back on.

You're already earning a solid income and want to enhance it instead of sacrificing your job security.

You can't wing this transition into entrepreneurship because there's a lot on the line.

Hi, I'm Titilayo!

The Own Your Expertise® program is a product of my 17 years of experience as a consultant for businesses, government agencies and nonprofits alongside my career as an attorney, writer and education researcher.

When I launched and grew my own consulting firm right after graduating from Spelman College, I was young, free and simply wanting the flexibility to live and work on my own terms.

I kept consulting in between earning earned my M.A. from Columbia University and J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, and it wasn't until I gave birth to my twin boys that I truly understood how important it was for me to know how to work for myself.

Truth bomb:

Most work cultures aren't designed with our wellness, financial security or work-life balance in mind. It's up to us to create the income and flexibility we need to thrive.

By knowing how to work for myself, I was able to leverage my professional skills and:

  • bring in additional income and extend my maternity leave to six months
  • leave a stressful law firm job so that I could spend more time with my husband and twin boys
  • take a mini-sabbatical and decompress for a year

I designed the Own Your Expertise® program with the needs of other women like me in mind so that you can have the business skills to make empowered career choices.

Step-by-step, we take inventory of your skills (yes, you are expert enough!), validate your business idea, and find clients who need what you have to offer.

I'd love to work with you. Are you in?

Owning your expertise is about taking your power back.

It's about having the option to lean out of workplaces that aren't working for you.

It's about leaning into your purpose and taking up more space.

It's about taking control over your time and earning potential so that you can do your best work on your own terms.

It's waking up to the reality that jobs aren't actually secure and creating your own safety net of additional income when you need it.

It's about proving to yourself that you have what it takes and creating a foundation if you decide to work for yourself full-time in the future.

Hear from students

DEANNA GAINED HER FIRST PAYING CLIENTS

“I had been in business before, and I was mentally ready to start another business, but I was struggling with structure and developing a focused strategy for how to begin. Just two months after Own Your Expertise®, I submitted my first proposal, gained my first paying clients and turned a profit for the first time in my business. I'm officially an entrepreneur again!

- Deanna Mason
Business Consultant

DANIELLE LANDED A SIX-FIGURE CONSULTING CLIENT WHILE WORKING HER FULL-TIME JOB

"I chose to work with Titilayo because of her proven success in supporting entrepreneurs. She is innovative, supportive, and inspiring. I was the person who had the pieces of the puzzle, but struggled to put them together because I wanted everything to be perfect.

Own Your Expertise® showed me how to get out of my own way and walk through a simple process where I quickly gained momentum and so much confidence. Just 8 weeks into the program, I submitted a six-figure multi-year proposal—and landed it!

- Danielle E.
Nonprofit Executive

OPPORTUNITIES OPENED UP FOR JENAY

“Over the course of participating in Own Your Expertise®, I developed a clear vision for how to start consulting, where this could possibly lead, and I reaffirmed my value in the space I intend to consult in. My first consulting gig is actually in the works, and I feel like a world of opportunities opened up.”

- Jenay Sermon, Ph.D.
Learning Consultant

Own Your Expertise® is a comprehensive, step-by-step virtual coaching program that shows you how to leverage your professional skills to confidently and consistently bring in consulting income (without burnout, overwhelm or adding too much to your plate)

Virtual and flexible format

Designed with busy professionals in mind, you can join the program from anywhere and complete the modules as they are released at a pace that works for you. You'll also have lifetime access to the core curriculum to revisit as you need to.

Step-by-step business and marketing lessons

We remove the overwhelm and teach you only what you need to know about how to validate your idea, do customer research, find clients and sell your services in a repeatable, stable way.

A curated and supportive network of peers sharing ideas and cheering you on

We value community and we know that there's much to be shared and learned from one another. Our application process is designed to make sure this program is a good fit for you and to build a cohort that's ready to jump in and grow.

Guided coaching support from concept to launch

This is decidedly not a DIY course. It's a live coaching program where you will be supported with weekly coaching sessions for the first three months and three additional months of accountability and implementation support to help you work through obstacles as you're putting what you learn into practice.

Here's what's inside

OUR CORE FRAMEWORK

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CURRICULUM:
Step-by-Step Business, Marketing and Leadership Training

Whether you've dabbled in business or you are brand new and don't know where to start, our signature training takes you you step by step through the inner and outer work of packaging and selling your skills to clients who need them.

Our six training modules cover:

  • Planning your pivot: Wanting work for yourself is one thing; having a plan to make it happen is another. We start by getting under what's really been holding you back from getting started and giving you new tools to address those limitations. We will also get a clear picture of your personal and financial desires and set measurable goals to get you there.
  • Pinpointing your skills and realizing you are expert enough: We'll assess your most marketable skills and begin to uncover exactly where your expertise aligns with a real market need.
  • Understanding your target client: We'll dive deep into customer research and understand exactly what problem your clients would happily pay you to solve.
  • Packaging and pricing your expertise: We'll determine which business model fits your goals, work capacity and work style, then you'll create a suite of client offers that are packaged to efficiently solve your clients' problems and priced to reach your revenue goals.
  • Finding clients and reaching your target audience: We'll cover the fundamentals of marketing and how to develop and implement a strategy that reliably brings in qualified leads.
  • Selling your services: You'll learn how to confidently sell your consulting offers and set up your business backend that allows you to deliver your services with ease.

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COACHING: 6 Months of Support and Accountability

This is decidedly not a DIY course or a large membership community where you're just a name among thousands. This is an intimate, application only, live three-month program where you will be supported with weekly coaching sessions and accountability to help you work through obstacles as you're putting what you learn into practice.

You'll also get three additional months of accountability and implementation support to help you work through obstacles as you're putting what you learn into practice, for a total of six dedicated months of support.


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COMMUNITY: Connections, Accountability and Inspiration with Likeminded Peers

In each cohort, we attract a diverse and vibrant group of professionals who are ready to learn what it takes to work for themselves. Gather with your cohort in our private and confidential discussion group (away from Facebook) to ask questions, exchange ideas, and connect with likeminded peers.

You'll also receive these valuable bonuses during the program:

BONUS #1: BEFORE YOU LEAP WORKSHOP

By the end of this step-by-step workshop, you will have clarity on your revenue goals and your "freedom number," and you'll have a clear roadmap and work plan for moving forward in the program over the next six months.

Bonus released in Module One

BONUS #2: CONSULTING LEGAL RESOURCES

Get attorney-drafted legal templates for your consulting business, and resources to help you when you're ready to scale:

  • Consulting Services Agreement
  • Privacy Policy
  • Website Terms of Use
  • New Hire Legal Checklist

Bonus released in Module Six

BONUS #3: 3 EXTRA MONTHS OF CO-WORKING AND MASTERMIND SUPPORT

Unlike other programs, we don't leave you hanging after the modules are complete. You get three additional month's of co-working and mastermind support as you continue to implement the materials.

BONUS #4: LIFETIME ACCESS TO FUTURE SESSIONS

You're invited to work through the program as many times as you need to on your journey to starting and growing your consulting business. This is a process, and we're here to support you each step of the way. Join future sessions to refresh the material and get inspired by the momentum of new cohortsfor free.

M.J. FINISHED THE PROGRAM WITH A CLEAR ROADMAP

“Before working with Titilayo, I was having a hard time figuring out my niche. Over the course of working together, I have narrowed my niche; determined the cost value of my services; and learned about designing a marketing strategy. My perspective has definitely shifted from hesitant entrepreneur to confident consultant, and I have several new prospects.

I did not have a roadmap and now I do. Titilayo has been exactly what you need a coach to be...knowledgeable, encouraging, energetic, resourceful and flexible. I am so appreciative and better off for having taken part in the process."

- M.J. Lane
Trust Administrator & Attorney

You're a good fit for this program if:

  • You want to earn more income (on the side or full-time) by leveraging your professional skills and you want a clear plan for making that transition
  • You're great at what you do and have experience and good reputation among colleagues your field
  • You're committed to taking personal responsibility for your experience, your business and your career, and you're willing to show up, ask for feedback, be engaged, and step into your next level of professional growth
  • You're resourceful and have taken some steps on your own, but now you're ready to surround yourself with the support you need to grow
  • You are open to honest feedback and coaching. You understand that worthwhile goals take effort, and you're open minded and ready to take actions towards your goals.

Own Your Expertise is by application only.

  • This isn't a high-pressure situation. We really just want to learn more about you and make sure that the program fits your goals before you invest any time or money.
  • We're serious about your success and want to make sure you're serious, too.
  • This process helps us create an environment for you to learn in the company of other supportive, committed and motivated professionals.

The Investment

Enrollment in Own Your Expertise® is fully inclusive of the six-module program, lifetime access to all materials, 12 weeks of live office hours, three additional months of co-working and monthly coaching support, and an invitation to join future rounds of the accelerator, for free.
The next cohort starts September 6th and we are accepting applications now.

$397/month
for 6 months

No fees are due until you're admitted into the program. Once admitted, you will have 72 hours to confirm your enrollment with your first monthly payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start and end?

The accelerator starts September 6th and runs for 12 weeks. You then get access to an additional three months of monthly co-working and mastermind support, and you have access to the materials for the lifetime of the program. Module One of the curriculum goes live in the member platform on Sunday, September 6th. New modules are released weekly or biweekly thereafter, with certain weeks dedicated for co-working and implementation.

I'm busy. What if I fall behind?

This program is streamlined, focused and specifically designed with busy professionals in mind. You can expect to spend about an hour each week taking in the trainings and implementing it, and the weekly coaching sessions are an hour (they are aways recorded and you have an opportunity to submit questions in advance if you can't join live). Keep in mind that you will have lifetime access to curriculum, and you can participate in future sessions, for free. So there's really no falling behind.

Do I get live access to Titilayo for coaching, support and feedback?

Yes! While this isn't a one-on-one program, each week, you'll have an opportunity to submit your questions and get live coaching from Titilayo.

Is this too advanced or beginner for me?

While there are no strict admission requirements, the participants who get the most out of the program have some professional experience under their belts. This is a good fit if: you're lateraling into consulting in the same field as your 9-5 work; you're ready to scale up your side hustle into a stable consulting business; or you have an idea to build a consulting business based on your current skills.

I'm not sure I'm ready to leave my job. Is this program for me?

Absolutely. In fact, you're in a perfect position. Cohort participants typical desire to shift into consulting within the next year, and many engage in the program even if they don't have a clear transition date in mind. A major premise of our program is that you should gain the skills to be a consultant well before you need to so that you can make a smooth transition without pressure.  

What is your cancellation policy?

Your first monthly payment reserves a seat in the program and is non-refundable. If you begin the program, complete the exercises and determine the program is not a good fit, you may withdraw from the program within 21 days from the start of your enrollment.



 

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