Think Like A Strategy Consultant Corporate Workshops

Virtual Four-Week Consulting Skills Workshops To Teach Your Team The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting

No Boring Zoom Lectures: "Flip The Classroom" Approach

Zoom fatigue is the result of meetings that shouldn't happen in the first place and training that could be consumed offline. The best way to use virtual meetings is for collaborative problem-solving. Our approach is to use weekly lectures for short recaps of concepts, breakout sessions, practicing, roleplaying, and giving each other feedback.

Bloom's Taxonomy of learning is a good way of thinking about this.  Most companies spend all their "learning" efforts at the bottom of the pyramid.  At StrategyU, we focus on the top of the pyramid and think about designing the incentives such that people are going to be motivated to focus on "remembering" and "understanding" on their own time.

Case Study: AI Design & Development Firm

Pandata is a fast-growing AI design and development firm that has a strong team with diverse academic backgrounds and a focus on trustworthy AI.

They wanted to build upon their existing consulting process and introduce frameworks and tools into the team such that they could continue to scale and improve their problem-solving and communication skills.

"This Course Has A Big Impact On The Way We Work And Work With Clients"


"We were excited by Paul's background at McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group in addition to his experience developing and facilitating training both online and in-person. Given that we have been working remotely, the remote-first structure was ideal and the live workshops were actionable and a useful opportunity for our team to engage with new ideas and put them into practice."

Cal, CEO of Pandata

"The Frameworks & Principles Have Given Us A Shared Language To Improve"


"Through the weekly workshops, lectures, and our own internal meetings, the course introduced us to new tools and frameworks that have given us a shared language to give each other feedback, improve our work, and offer more impact to our clients."

Julie, Data Science Team Lead

The Course: Think Like A Strategy Consultant

I work with you and your team to develop an approach that fits well with your current technology stack, tools, and availability

Access To Full Course Content (40+ Lectures, 2+ Hours)

Includes complete access to Think Like A Strategy Consultant online course for six months for all students

Customized Portal

A customized portal for your company where students can access the schedule, assignments, lectures, class recordings, and Q&A added throughout the course

Example Timeline

Week 1: Access Open April 14th

  • 🧠 Module #1 - Consulting Mindset: Introduction to the basic consulting mindsets, mental models & consulting process
  • πŸ’» Video Session April 22nd: Kick-off, intro, Q&A, and overview of concepts & preview of week 2
  • 🏒 Office Hours: Weekly office hours for 1-on-1 coaching with Paul

Week 2: April 23rd - April 29th

  • 🎯 Module #2 - MECE Mind: The powerful framework to help you sharpen your thinking
  • πŸ’‘ Module #3 - From Information To Insight: Introduction to the pyramid principle and synthesizing & organizing complex information
  • πŸ“ Assignment: Consulting services MECE assignment & mock chief of staff research assignment
  • 🏒 Office Hours: Weekly office hours for 1-on-1 coaching with Paul
  • πŸ’» Video Session April 29th: Overview of concepts, group working session on assignment & preview of week 3

Week 3: April 30th - May 6th

  • πŸ”¬Module #4 - Real World Problem Solving: Using MECE, Pyramid Principle and hypothesis tools to break down real-world problems into problems that can be solved
  • πŸ“ Assignment: Using SCQA & issue tress in a real-life Facebook strategy case study
  • 🏒 Office Hours: Weekly office hours for 1-on-1 coaching with Paul
  • πŸ’» Video Session May 6th: Overview of concepts, group working session on case study & preview of week 4

Week 4: May 7th - May 13th

  • πŸ“Š Module #5 - Presentations, Storytelling & Frameworking: Learn the PowerPoint secrets of strategy consultants, master flow & understand how to craft your message to different audiences
  • πŸ”₯ Module #6 - Beyond Consulting Presentations: Creating Memorable & Persuasive Content: Implement tools from cognitive neuroscience and other disciplines to create memorable messages
  • 🏒 Office Hours: Weekly office hours for 1-on-1 coaching with Pau
  • πŸ“ Assignment: Create a four-page PowerPoint presentation implementing the principles taught in the course on any topic
  • πŸ’» Video Session May 13th: Overview of concepts, live presentation of mini-presentations & group feedback

On-Demand Walkthroughs

Based on student questions, I develop customized content and responses which are uploaded to the portal and available to all members of the class

Creator & Facilitator: Paul Millerd

Paul is a former consultant who worked full-time in strategy consulting from 2008 to 2017 including McKinsey & Company and Boston Consulting Group and now works as a freelance consultant, content creator, and entrepreneur. 

Selected Additional Experience

Faculty at Boston Consulting Group

Helped develop and lead internal trainings on research, problem-solving, and communication globally

Training & Coaching For Boutique Executive Search

Trained five junior researchers for a mid-sized search firm on presentation development, storytelling, problem-solving & persuasion

Software Strategy Consulting Firm - Consulting Skills

Developed content and facilitated sessions for entry-level consultants for fast-growing software consulting firm in Boston

Consulting Bootcamps Undergraduate Consulting Group

Long-time mentor and coach for UConn's consulting group.  Several members of this group have gone on to get hired at Bain, Boston Consulting Group & McKinsey

Ready To Get Started?

As a former strategy consultant, I work with teams to design programs that will not only deliver information but help your company raise the odds of success by identifying key stakeholders, and supporters to improve the odds of adoption & drive lasting change.

The corporate version of the course comes with a standard level of customization but extra customization will cost extra at normal consulting rates.  In addition, monthly coaching packages can be added to the course.  If you'd like to explore coaching options for your team, please click here.

Packages Start At:

20,000 Payment plans available
  • Six months access for all students
  • Four facilitated 90-minute workshops
  • On-demand Q&A & e-mail coaching during course & one month after
  • Weekly 1-on-1 coaching
  • High-level debrief with client stakeholders on opportunities
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I also do one-off workshops for companies starting at $5,500

Topics include:

  • Executive storytelling to the CEO & Board
  • Structured problem solving & synthesizing information
  • High-performance insight-driven work
  • Principles for high-performance consulting teams and culture
  • Slide design & powerpoint storytelling