Have you ever worked with a consulting firm, and after a successful project, tried to engage the same consultant for a different project only to be told you have to go through the central switchboard or account executive? It’s frustrating, right? At Free Agent Source Inc. (FAS), we think it’s silly how many consulting firms force clients to go through gatekeepers, switchboards, or account executives to re-engage the same consultants they’ve worked with before.
We believe that clients should be able to contact their preferred consultant directly and re-engage them for a different project at will. After all, clients like to work with people they know, like, and trust, and repeat engagements are normal. But often, consulting firms force a re-selection of the team or add unwanted extra consultants when the client just wants the same consultant again for a different project.
At FAS, our philosophy of re-engaging a consultant for a later project is straightforward. When you’re starting another project and want people you’ve worked with before, call your FAS consultant directly. FAS is your permanent, open-source team of professionals. Only people who deliver value. No gatekeepers, hidden partners, or movie extras.
We understand that clients value the ability to work directly with their preferred consultant. That’s why we make it easy for clients to contact their preferred consultant via email, phone, or text message. And the consultant and the client determine if they want to work together on another project. FAS facilitates the corporate accountability part of the relationship, but doesn’t get in the way.
Other consulting firms make you go through the account representative, but that’s because they constantly move reps around, and they want to hit you up for the extra fees of a whole new team of extras. Sometimes they want to hit the client for a whole new scope of work and data gathering, fact-finding, or strategy deep dive for revisiting the same app a second time or something closely related. That’s reinventing the wheel. At FAS, we prefer fewer powerpoints and more of the client’s priorities driving the project.
In conclusion, at FAS, we believe that clients should be able to re-engage their preferred consultant for a different project without having to go through a gatekeeper or switchboard. We understand that clients value the ability to work with people they know, like, and trust, and that repeat engagements are normal. Our philosophy of re-engaging a consultant for a later project is based on this belief. We provide the corporate accountability part of the relationship, but we don’t get in the way. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your project goals.