When the landmark best-seller Flawless Consulting was first published more than four decades ago, it was quickly adopted as the “consultant’s bible.” Over 40 years later, people around the globe continue to rely on Peter Block’s groundbreaking book for a practical and specific guide for anyone who needs to develop a capacity for deeper relatedness and partnership – which means it is for all who wish to make a real difference in the world.
Based on the book, Designed Learning’s Flawless Consulting workshop brings the pages of Peter’s work to life with a highly interactive learning experience where all participants learn how to put the phases of consulting into practice with the clients they serve.
Flawless Consulting 1 is the foundational workshop that introduces the phases of consulting and focuses on the initial phase of building collaboration called Contracting. This phase is broken down into a repeatable process for building partnerships and then put together for the final practice of a contracting conversation. Participants must complete the foundational workshop in order to be ready for Flawless Consulting 2, which builds on the contracting conversation using a simulation to practice and effectively navigate the first three phases of consulting: Contracting, Discovery, and Feedback. In addition to learning new skills in Discovery and Feedback, many of the skills learned in Flawless Consulting 1 are revisited and practiced. By learning the concepts and practicing the skills of these three phases in both parts of Flawless Consulting, participants will be more equipped to build trusted partnerships and get their expertise used.
Flawless Consulting 1, 2, and Flawless Refresher are offered in-person or
virtually in public workshops or inside organizations.
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A workshop is just the beginning.
We invite opportunities to move towards a more human culture of relatedness and connection with all our clients. Many of our programs include one-on-one coaching but for when you want more, we also offer:
Individual coaching supports you as you strive to get your expertise used and become a trusted partner at work or in your community by focusing on the real-world application of the skills learned in our workshops.
Build your community of practice by bringing together a small group to focus on the possibilities of how to reach collaborative agreements with each other and the clients you support.
Sometimes even the consultants want help. Using our own Flawless Consulting model, one of our certified consultants will partner with you to understand the underlying dimensions of your problem, share feedback, and provide recommendations on how best to move forward.
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“Designed Learning’s Virtual Flawless Consulting/Business Partnering program is one of the most engaging, interactive and effective programs in which I’ve participated. It provides an easy to use and practical framework to help improve communication, collaboration and influencing skills immediately, ultimately driving business results. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone that has internal or external clients – which is ultimately everyone!”
“Added immediate value as there are aspects/concepts that I can use tomorrow.”
“The content was valuable as the concepts can be applied in many relationships – cross-functional team, direct reports, boss, stakeholders, peers, etc”
“I thought this was very eye-opening. I do a lot of consulting as a Recruiter with my Hiring Managers as well as my candidates and I feel much better equipped to create stronger relationships as well as to navigate those hard conversations.”
“Very practical. Process-oriented with a particular attention to the quality of the exchange, the quality of the connection with others and the intention to create sustainable agreement and partnership”
“I found myself questioning and challenging what I thought I knew. This course helps you to recognize blind spots and approach your client using a system that works for the client and the consultant.”
“Anytime you have the opportunity to participate in an excellent program where you learn about the complexity of communication and human behavior in order to accomplish goals, it will always be a win.”
“The training tied everything together and helped me recognize the areas that are already part of my strengths but also filled in the missing pieces that will enhance my connection with my customers.”
“This course should be a requirement for all professionals at all levels. Managers need this course to help them navigate their teams.”
“This workshop is helpful for anyone consulting. It can also be used in any relationship.”
Flawless Consulting expanded book content and checklists
Peter Block, the book is just a book
Stop fixing and start collaborating
Developing flawless clients
What’s my consulting role?
Contracting meeting planning guide