About Lew Sauder

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Lew Sauder


Welcome to my consulting blog. I post updates every other Monday on all things consulting, including client relations, career management, how to sell services, and basic career etiquette.

I am the author of Consulting 101: 101 Tips for Success in Consulting. It’s an easy to read book where most of the tips have a short case study providing an example of what to do – or what not to do – and then a lesson learned.

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I’ve been a consultant for over 20 years and have learned a lot about the industry the hard way – from making mistakes. I’ve also seen younger consultants enter the industry and make some unnecessary mistakes. I wrote Consulting 101 to help new consultants (young or not-so-young) get a leg up on the industry rather than struggle at the start.

I’ve also written Project Management 101: 101 Tips for Success in Project Management, which is a business novel that provides 101 tips on project management. Check out my project management blog  here.

I co-authored The Reluctant Mentor with Jeff Porter.  It’s a book about how baby boomers can mentor millennials, and how millennials can mentor boomers. We have a bi-weekly blog on mentoring here.

I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Applied Computer Science at Illinois State University and an MBA at Northwestern University’s  Kellogg School of Management.

I live in the suburbs of Chicago, IL with my wife and family. I can be contacted at Lew@LewSauder.com. 

101 Tips for Success in Consulting