Holistic Approach to Business Consulting

While many business consultants choose to specialize in one specific area, others opt for a more “holistic” approach.  By looking at a variety of angles, these consultants feel that they are able to offer their clients a much more end-to-end approach.  Zero Strategist, Holistic Business Consulting and Jim Donovan Goldman Sachs are some examples of the more holistic approach to business consulting.

Zero Strategist believes a holistic approach is “the best way to deliver to [its] clients.” This is because it sees that “the whole is greater than its parts,” which is exactly what holistic consulting means.

In a recent Outside the Box lunch lecture, James Donovan, Goldman Sachs spoke of how he “managed his clients’ needs” rather than “specializing” in one specific business area. He believed this resulted in much greater success.  “If they think of you as their trusted financial advisor,” Donovan pointed out, “they’re going to call you when they need help instead of going piecemeal to different bankers, or different people, or different firms.”

Holistic Business Consulting is on the same page.  It seeks to “provide exceptional services and creative solutions to help you create wealth and drive your business.”  By working with people/companies accustomed to moving both offshore and onshore, it offers services for: expatriates, Australian investors, migration, multinationals, tax lodgers, small businesses, company corporation and related services. It employs a “team of professionals” to help a wide range of clients.

Indeed, “by practicing as a generalist, you have a much more steady stream of revenue associated with your clients and it helps smooth out the cyclicality of any one product or business offering that you might have,” according to Jim Donovan, Goldman Sachs.  And thus he has been encouraging students to get a more rounded understanding of the way the world works, with “law students becom[ing] conversant in the language of business.”

About James Cannon

James Cannon is an experienced hedge fund analyst. He has served on the advisory boards for various different Fortune 500 companies as well as serving as an adjunct professor of finance. James Cannon has written for a variety of Financial Magazines both on and off line. Contact James at james[at]businessdistrict.com