Consulting Success®... Our Story
Consulting Success…Our Story
Consulting Success® is the worldwide leader in coaching and training for entrepreneurial consultants. We are Michael Zipursky and Sam Zipursky, also known as the “Zipursky Cousins” to our clients and friends. We are entrepreneurs, consultants, s and strategic coaches. Over the past 20 years we’ve helped thousands of clients from around the globe to increase their impact, earn a higher income, enjoy more freedom and flexibility, and live a lifestyle they love and are proud of.
It Wasn’t Always Like This...
Like most successful entrepreneurs that built up their business, dreams and vision into reality, things weren’t always where they are today. We’ve definitely experienced our share of personal and professional challenges and tough times..
We know what it feels like to reach out to potential clients and get rejected, to work day after day, and month after month with little predictable income coming in. We understand the heartache and soul-searching when you realize you’re spending too much time working and not enough time with family and friends.
Some of our experiences included:
- The loneliness, and at times despair, of working hard every single day on building a new business with little financial results to show for the time and effort being put in
- Feeling like an outsider, and not always knowing what to do next, as we “knocked on doors” to grow the business
- “Imposter syndrome” and second-guessing the value of our own expertise
- Dealing with rejection while trying to keep a smile on our faces
- Neglecting family, friends, and even personal health at times for the sake of the business
Do any of these resonate with you? We’ve been there and want you to know you’re not alone on this journey!
Our Big Pivot & Turning Point
After several years of hustling and non-stop work we still felt we weren’t making the progress we wanted. We knew something had to change - so we did something we’d never done before. We decided to hire experienced consultants, coaches, and mentors who could help us to see what we were missing, and provide us with clear guidance and a proven strategic roadmap to accelerate our growth and success.
The impact these coaches and mentors had on us was profound. We went from spinning our wheels to making real progress. Things started to click and we’ve never looked back. Over the last decade we’ve consistently applied the best practices, systems, strategies and principles of success we learned from our coaches and mentors. This fueled our success and has led to massive growth in our business.
At Consulting Success® we teach and share with our clients these strategies, best practices, and real-world tactics and we’ve helped thousands of our clients to succeed in business and life - this is what brings us true joy and fulfillment!
What Success Looks Like to Us
Today we have a healthy 7-figure business with great clients from around the world, a great team, strong systems in place, and a lifestyle we love. For us success isn’t about flashy cars and private jets...
This is What Success Looks Like to Us:
- Having a growing business that we are excited to work on and are very passionate about, a team we love working with, and clients that we consider as family and friends.
- Spending plenty of time with our family, loved ones and friends.
- Being able to enjoy an amazing meal, gym class, or vacation whenever we want.
- An overall feeling of wellbeing, comfort, and stability.
- Living life on our own terms with a very flexible schedule we feel in control of.
Now you know a bit about our story, where we came from, what drives us, and our beliefs - let us now briefly introduce the team members behind Consulting Success...
Meet the Team
Michael and Sam Zipursky’s work has appeared in the Financial Times, FOX Business, Maclean's, HR Executive, Marketing Magazine, Huffington Post, Certified Management Consultant News, and many other media outlets and publications. Both Michael and Sam speak English and Japanese fluently, and they love traveling, music, fine wine, and world cuisine, especially sushi. More than anything, however, they treasure spending time with family.
Michael and Sam are grateful to the many consultants and contributors who share their wisdom on the blog, as well as their very talented lead web developer Vincent. Let’s take a moment to introduce to the team, beginning with the “Zipursky Cousins,” founders of Consulting Success®.
Michael has advised leaders and organizations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East, consulting in more than thirty industries, from service providers to billion-dollar multi-national corporations, including Panasonic, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Royal Bank, and many others. Michael is an in-demand speaker, giving keynotes and leading workshops for the Certified Management Consultants Association, Canadian Internet Marketing Conference, Social Media Camp, and more.
His work has appeared in MarketingProfs, Huffington Post, Financial Times, FOX Business, Maclean's, HR Executive, Business Edge, Marketing Magazine, and several other media outlets and publications. He is the of five books including Profitable Relations: How to Dramatically Increase Your Profits by Giving Customers What They Really Want, The Consulting Success System: How to Become a Successful Consultant, and The Masters of Consulting Interviews. Michael has been a featured consulting expert on podcasts such as Conscious Millionaire, Unstoppable CEO, Daily Grind, Duct Tape Marketing, and Freelance Transformation. More than anything, Michael loves spending time with his wife and two daughters.
You can follow him on Twitter (@MichaelZipursky) and LinkedIn (Michael Zipursky).
Sam has more than twenty years of consulting and business experience with companies all over the world, with a particular focus on the connection between the internet, branding, design, and marketing. In 2001, Sam co-founded the international brand design and consulting firm Kankei Culture with his brother Michael.
Over the last several years, Sam has spent time in North America, Europe, and Asia, where he has worked on several cross-cultural business projects. When not focusing on the business side of things, he can often be found relaxing at coffee shops with a good book, traveling the globe, or producing underground jazz and hip-hop instrumentals.
You can follow Sam on LinkedIn (Sam Zipursky) and Instagram (Sam Zipursky).