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Unleashed, hosted by Umbrex Co-Founder Will Bachman, is the podcast that explores how to thrive as an independent professional.







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Past Episodes

Unleashed Essentials

We’ve collected a set of top episodes that we most frequently recommend to answer the most common questions on getting started as an independent consultant. If you are new to Unleashed, start with these.

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Purpose and Strategy

Belden Menkus

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The Purposeful Strategist

Belden Menkus

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Business Advice for Consultants or Boutique Firms

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Episode 431: Samantha Saperstein on Women on the Move 

Samantha Saperstein has an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Wharton, she is a McKinsey alum, and is now a managing director at JPMorgan Chase. In this episode, Sam talks about the Women on the Move program and how it helps women thrive professionally and start businesses. You can learn more about the program on

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Episode 425: The Consulting Job Market

  Chad Oakley is the president and CEO of Charles Eris, which is one of the top executive search firms in the United States focused on recruiting management consultants. In this Q & A episode, he shares insights and answers questions that consultants have always wanted to ask about the job market.  Key points include:

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Episode 423: Negotiation Strategies for Women

  Kathryn Valentine is a McKinsey alum, author, speaker and founder of Worthmore Negotiations, a company that focuses on creating effective, research-based negotiation strategies for women, training women to use these strategies, and supporting them during the big negotiations of their career. Learn more about Worthmore Negotiations at www.worthmorenegotiations.com or reach out to Kathryn on

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Episode 416: Reinvent Your Work

Jonas Altman is a speaker, writer, and entrepreneur who creates transformational learning experiences to elevate and grow leaders around the world. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and he has recently published the book, Shapers: Reinvent the way you work and change the future. On this episode, Jonas talks about his book,

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Episode 391: Connecting C-Suite Leaders

  John Jeffcock was a captain in the British Army; he is now an author, a consultant, and the CEO of Winmark, a world-leading C-suite network business that interviews and profiles Chief Executive Officers from across the global corporate landscape.    Key points include: 02:45: How Winmark helps members make connections 09:40: Networking during COVID

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Episode 389: The Human Operating System

  Braden is a startup entrepreneur, an action-oriented and strategic operator, and consultant with operational expertise in a broad range of experiences across crypto, hedge funds, software technology (SaaS), commercial real estate, management consulting, luxury retail, and more. In this episode, he discusses his purpose, working with Bridgewater and Knotel, and time management.  Key points

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Episode 388: Remote Job Search

  Spish Rurak is a McKinsey alum, the president of Rurak and Associates, and a noted advisor and consultant to consultants. He works with many consultants from top-tier firms based in the U.K. and has served as a career transition coach to several thousand management consultants. Today, he discusses the challenges of the remote job

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Episode 384: Resilience and Growth

  Sally Dominguez is a former architect, award-winning inventor, and author. She is a sustainable resilience expert and 10XInnovation Strategist. Today, she discusses her book, EPIC Resilience, and explains the strategies in the book for developing a personal resilience and growth mindset to not only survive but to thrive in times of constant change. Key

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Episode 382: Becoming Independent

  In today’s episode, I host a panel discussion with Jennifer Hartz, J. Andrew McKee, Jay Altizer, and Ashutosh Dalvi. They share insights, advice, and their own story on taking the leap from a comfortable salaried position to becoming an independent consultant. Key points include: 01:13: The decision to become an independent consultant.  08:40: The

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Episode 378: Pronouncing Your Name

  In this short 2-minute episode, I share a LinkedIn trick that you can use to show people how to pronounce your name.  

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