Boston Area Regional Event – May 29, 2019

Featuring Million Dollar Consultant® Alan Weiss

How do you take your business to the next level? Can you continue to grow without increasing your labor intensity? Do you have the courage to break through to a higher level of success?

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If you’re a consultant, coach, or in a related professional services field, you will not want to miss this conference.  Mark your calendars now and reserve a spot for May 29, 2019 in the Boston Area for the SAC Regional Spring Meeting.

This daylong event features Alan Weiss, the founder of SAC and author of Million Dollar Consulting, as well as sessions with these experts sharing best business practices:

  • Getting Better Results: Using Influence Based Negotiation to Build Your Consulting Business – Eric Bloom, IT Management and Leadership Institute
  • The Perfect Pivot: How to Reach New Heights by Rethinking Your Business – Christie Lindor, Slalom Consulting
  • Published! A Look at Publishing Alternatives for Consultants– featuring Roberta Matuson of Matuson Consulting, Rita Allen of Rita B. Allen Associates, and Juliette Mayers, of Inspiration Zone LLC, and moderated by SAC Executive Director Linda Popky

Join us for a day that will show you how to accelerate the growth and success of your business, while you interact with premiere consultants and colleagues from the Boston Area and across the globe.

If you are a consultant, coach, or other professional services provider, this is an event not to miss!

See photo highlights from our Breaking Through event in San Francisco, March 27, 2019.

Special rates for members of SAC partner organizations. See below.


Location and Fees:

Embassy Suites Boston/Waltham
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 890-6767
Special room rate for attendees

May 29, 2019
8 AM – 4 PM
Continental breakfast and buffet lunch included

SAC Member – $295
Partners  – $345
Non-members – $395

Special Offer: Join SAC now AND attend the event at the member price:  $515
(email if you choose this option)

Keynote Speaker

Alan Weiss

Million Dollar Consultant Alan Weiss, president of Summit Consulting, has been called the “rock star of consulting.” He’s published over 500 articles and 60 books on consulting, is an inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame® and the concurrent recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence. He has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, one of only two people in history holding both those designations. The founder of SAC, Alan has developed the premiere global community for solo consultants.

Afternoon Speakers

Rita Allen

Rita Balian Allen is the president of Rita B. Allen Associates, a national career management firm specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, management training and career development.  She is a lecturer at Boston-area universities, a sought-after speaker and presenter, and the author of numerous articles, blogs, columns and the book Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself:  The Three Ps Marketing Technique as a Guide to Career Empowerment.  She has been a regular contributor for the Chief Learning Officer, Huffington Post and Leadership & Management Book, as well as a variety of other publications.

Rita has worked with leaders across all industries and professions and was voted one of the top ten executive coaches by the Boston Women’s Business Journal.  She currently serves as a board member of The Boston Club as President.

Eric Bloom

A former CIO, today Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, the governing body of the ITMLP and ITMLE leadership certifications, and a leading provider of IT leadership, interpersonal communication, and business skills training. He is a former nationally syndicated columnist, Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), TEDx Talk speaker, trainer, contributor, past President of National Speakers Association (NSA) New England and an IDC Research Advisor.

Eric is the author of various books, including his Amazon bestseller, Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency and The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity.

Christie Lindor

Christie Lindor is a seasoned management consultant, TEDx speaker, trainer, and author with over 17 years experience such top consulting firms as Deloitte, EY, and IBM Business Consulting, with expertise in digital transformation and organizational development. She is the Founder of the Purpose Driven Consultant School, an online training & coaching program designed for ambitious women & diverse professionals seeking to transform their expertise towards becoming profitable, purpose-driven business consultants doing work they love with people they like.

A regular Forbes contributor, she has been mentioned in TIME magazine, Fast Company, Bustle, Boston Business Journal, the Boston Herald, and many other publications.  Christie is author of the award-winning, best selling book, The MECE Muse: 100+selected practices, unwritten rules, and habits of great consultants. Her second book, Release: Use the power of forgiveness to get unstuck and thrive in your career, will be released in 2019.

Roberta Matuson

For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson, president of Matuson Consulting has helped leaders in highly regarded companies, including General Motors, New Balance and Microsoft and small to medium-size businesses, achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. She is known globally as “The Talent Maximizer®.

Roberta is the person top employment site Monster and global retail giant Staples turns to for advice on talent. She’s the author of four books, including The Magnetic Leader, and the international best-seller, Suddenly in Charge, a Washington Post Top 5 Business Book for Leaders. Her new book, Evergreen Talent will be released in the spring of 2020. Roberta is also an expert blogger for Fast Company, Forbes, and Glass Door and a former monthly columnist for The Boston Business Journal. She is one of a handful of people who have appeared as a guest of Bill O’Reilly’s on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor and left the show unscathed.

Juliette Mayers

Juliette Mayers is the founder and CEO of Inspiration Zone LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategy, Brand Management, and Thought Leadership that helps clients integrate D&I and multicultural insights to provide value-driven, innovative solutions to position brands for success in the global marketplace. Prior to launching IZL, Juliette led large-scale initiatives at Fortune 500 companies and large not-for-profits, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield MA.  In addition to her consulting practice, she motivates and inspires audiences through keynotes and workshops on inclusive leadership, strategic networking, personal branding, and women’s leadership.

Juliette’s popular books, The Guide to Strategic Networking and A Black Woman’s Guide to Networking have received international acclaim.  She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gwen Ifill Trailblazer Award from Simmons College and the Women of Influence recognition from the Boston Business Journal (BBJ). Juliette’s board service includes the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board, Eastern Bank, the U.S. Small Business (SBA) Federal Advisory Board, and The Boston Club, where she chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is emeritus Board President for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), the largest community action agency in the country.

Linda Popky

Award-winning marketing expert Linda J. Popky, the founder and president of Leverage2Market Associates, transforms organizations through powerful marketing performance. Her clients range from small businesses and consultants to mid-sized companies and large Fortune 500 enterprises. Named one of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Women of Influence and a member of Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame, Linda has extensive experience in marketing – in industry, agencies, and consulting.

In addition to being an executive Director of SAC, she is the former president of Women in Consulting and certified as a master mentor in the Private Roster Mentoring Program. Linda is the author of Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage With Marketing That Matters and has released a CD of classical piano music, Night Songs.