What does a “New Opportunity” look like to you?
Maybe it’s securing a new client or two – to grow your existing business?
Or gaining clients in a new area, a new market?
Or seeking promotion to a senior role, to partner or director?
Perhaps its to develop a portfolio of roles, Interim Exec or NED for example?
Or maybe to become an independent consultant, by choice, or circumstances?
Being able to create opportunities is a valuable skill. Yes?
So, what is a Rainmaker?
Originally it referred to North American Indians who would dance to make it rain so the crops would grow.
Then to those partners in US law firms who had the ability to bring in new clients.
And now it can be used to describe someone who is:
- a Senior Professional Fee Earner
- …who is a Trusted Advisor to clients
- … and who also brings in new projects and clients.
You may know people who can do this.
Maybe you can do this yourself.
And maybe you’d like to get better…
If so, here’s how I can help you.
1. Identify your Superpower and Leverage LinkedIn
LinkedIn is far more than a CV database & jobs board.
2. Effective Relationship Development
3. Creating opportunities from relationships
Go beyond Trusted Advisor into Rainmaker territory
Testimonials for Mark Stonham of Wurlwind
Here are just some of over 80 testimonials on my LinkedIn Profile.
Trevor Gordon Senior Business Leader, Board Member, Chair & NED. Diversity & Inclusion champion. Performance improvement consultant.
Mark extracted the essence from my CV to revamp my profile on LinkedIn. I am delighted with the results as I feel it clearly highlights my experience and positions me very well for consultancy and NED roles that I am looking for. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark.
Dr Janet Rose Founder of The Tutor Team - a Centre of Tutoring Excellence – focused on raising pre-university exam performance
I started working with Mark recently and am highly impressed by his knowledge of LinkedIn and his professionalism. He only completed my personal profile rewrite last week and I am already seeing results, with a flurry of professionals inviting me to connect.
Mark not only has a wealth of specialist knowledge that he uses to enhance and develop your LinkedIn presence, but he is also highly efficient, a quick worker and an absolute pleasure to do business with.
Ed Norton CEO at Life Cycle UK, helping more people get active, healthy and travelling sustainably by bicycle
I engaged Mark to review my profile and provide guidance on how to get more from LinkedIn. After 2 x 50 minute calls I now have a much better understanding of LinkedIn, a much clearer profile and improved personal branding. Mark’s recommendations and suggestions were very on-point and clear during the calls and in the follow-up emails. I highly recommend Mark and his telephone-based consultancy and training.
Hello, I’m Mark
My mission is to help ambitious Senior Professionals to be even more successful.
My background is over 30 years in business development, solutions sales and sales management, with IBM, Orange, Admiral Computing and many more.
And I’ve been an independent consultant specialising in LinkedIn and Social Selling since 2009.
And from 2020 I’m on a new mission – to Develop Rainmakers – hence the waterproof hat 😉