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ATD Tulsa February Professional Development: Going Solo? Realities and Rewards of Consulting

  • February 18, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom - details will be emailed to you before the event


  • ATD Central Oklahoma Chapter Members are welcome to join the event!

Going Solo? Realities and Rewards of Consulting

Presented by:

Elaine Biech and Halelly Azulay

a virtual event with ATD Tulsa

Friday, February 18, 2022

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. CDT

Virtual Event (Zoom)

Going Solo? Realities and Rewards of Consulting

Thinking about starting your own consulting business? Need advice before taking the leap? The new gig economy and the Covid-19 pandemic have fueled the fire of going solo. Join Elaine Biech and Halelly Azulay, two successful TD entrepreneurs and authors, for a provocative webinar about what it takes to go solo and thrive. Based on their 50+ years of combined experience, you’ll gain valuable tips, tools, and activities to help you decide if you’re ready to strike out on your own.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insights to help you decide if consulting is right for you
  • Recognize common mistakes to avoid
  • Identify faulty thinking about consulting
  • Distinguish some of the many rewards of consulting

About the speakers

Elaine Biech is a consultant, trainer, and author of The Washington Post #1 best seller, The Art and Science of Training. She has four decades of experience and published more than 85 books including two classics in the consulting industry: The Business of Consulting and The Consultant’s Quick Start Guide. Her company, ebb associates inc, started as a custom-designed training business and now helps global companies implement large scale change. Elaine is a consummate training professional who has been instrumental in leading the TD profession during most of her career. Her ATD volunteer experience includes being a member of the national ATD Board of Directors and executive board, member of NAC, 2000 ICE design chair, initiator and chair of the National ASTD Consultant’s Day for seven years, and SW Wisconsin Chapter President. She is the recipient of multiple ASTD/ATD honors: 2020 ATD Distinguished Contribution Award, National Torch Award, National Volunteer-Staff Partnership Award, and the Gordon M. Bliss Memorial Award.

She is ATD’s first CPTD fellow recipient and designed ASTD’s first training certificate program. Most recently she was the principle author of ATD’s Body of Knowledge. In addition to her work with ATD, she served on the CCL Board of Governors, the CCL Executive Board, and chaired the Research, Evaluation, and Societal Advancement Committee. She is a member of the ISA Board of Directors, received ISA’s highest award, the ISA Spirit Award and was recognized as ISA’s Outstanding Contributor. She was also the recipient of the Wisconsin Women Entrepreneur’s Mentor Award. Elaine is a dedicated lifelong learner who believes that excellence isn’t optional and has had the privilege of helping hundreds of trainers become consultants.


Halelly Azulay is a consultant, trainer, and leadership development strategist at TalentGrow. She brings 25+ years of experience in training and development including 15 years as a training consulting business owner. Halelly is the author of two books, Employee Development on a Shoestring and Strength to Strength. She has contributed to numerous training books such as ATD's Action Guide to Talent Development, The ASTD Handbook, and The Art and Science of Training. She has offered actionable leadership insights on her blog and her six-year leadership podcast, the TalentGrow Show, where she has interviewed such legends as Daniel Pink, Dr. Beverly Kaye, Elliott Masie, and many more.

Halelly works with organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Booz Allen Hamilton, the World Bank, the Food and Drug Administration, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Deluxe Corp., FINRA, and Evolent Health among many others. Described as a “Leadership Development Guru” by TD magazine, she’s been quoted in FastCompany.com, Inc.com, Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, CIO.com, ThriveGlobal.com, and more. A former president of the award-winning Metro DC Chapter of ATD, Halelly has been selected to serve on four key national volunteer committees for ATD: The Awards Strategy Committee (2017-present), the 2014-2015 ATD International Conference & Expo Program Advisory Committee (ICE PAC), Chair of the 2014 ATD Chapter Leaders Conference PAC, and the 2014 ATD National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) Committee. She is also a field editor for ATD’s LINKS member newsletter. 

This presentation touches on the following parts of the ATD Capability Model:

  • Emotional Intelligence and Decision Making
  • Project Management
  • Career and Leadership Development 
  • Coaching

What to expect:

  • The Zoom meeting link will be sent to you the week of the event.
  • 11:30 AM - Attendees can logon to the ZOOM session as early as 11:30 AM and enjoy an opportunity to converse and catch up with one another.
  • 11:45 AM - Welcome and Announcements
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Going Solo? Realities and Rewards of Consulting
  • 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Networking

The last day to register to attend is Thursday, February 17, by 11:30 AM.

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The Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development


P.O. Box 33351 Tulsa, OK 74153-3351

Tulsa Chapter ChIP Code 7015

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