A network approach to food industry consulting

We build our food industry consultants’ teams based on the mission’s needs rather than drawing from fixed resources We advise food SMEs. Their needs are extremely diverse. Having a fixed team of food industry consultants available to answer all these needs would be nearly impossible. We have decided to organise ourselves in two main streams:…

The new consultant: fast and furiously efficient?

The traditional model of consulting is being seriously challenged in times when everything must be done instantly. Are we heading towards a new model? I remember when in my “old” time in engineering at Nestle (early 90s) I had a chat with a project manager in Switzerland who had overseen the building of a factory…

You know nothing (about your career), Jon Snow

Jon Snow looked surprised when he got killed, right? Most employees are surprised that their career does not match their expectations (or, to an extreme, when they get fired). It is for lack of seeing things as they are rather than how they wish they were. If you have not seen Game of Thrones do…

Why email consulting is better

My job is to help food entrepreneurs a simple, fast, and affordable way. We communicate via emails. I am convinced that it works better than face to face meetings. I started advising food SMEs only two years ago. It happened by chance. I was contacted by a small South African company who needed help but…

A personal work-life coach

Simple, fast, and affordable advice to food industry professionals worldwide Why do people rely on external help for everything except for their work life? I have asked myself the question for some time now, and honestly just found one satisfactory answer: because there is (was) none available! Well, do not misunderstand me, I am not…

Never (job) hunt alone!

Hunting for a job! If I have only one advice to give you it is this: “do not go through a job hunt on your own”. Of course, in the end you are on your own as nobody will have the motivation that you do to secure a new job. But this can be a…

Looking for your next job? Why make it complicated?

Would you bring your BMW to a Renault garage and pay its maintenance as a percentage of the value of a brand-new car? So why would you do it when looking for a new job? You work in the food industry and are in between jobs, not very experienced about it. You hesitate between doing…

How much I would give to get some help!

Imagine that you have an important presentation in a few days’ time. You have been preparing it for days now, think that you are ready but still have doubts. How often do we find ourselves in such situation? You can hardly talk to colleagues and your family and friends will not be much help except…

Hands-on consulting fit for busy food Entrepreneurs

You are a food Entrepreneur. You manage your business through hard work and are proud of what you have achieved. You have very little time for yourself and find it hard to reflect on what is coming next because there is just too much to do. You know that you should think more often about…