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“Crossing the Consulting Valley of Death”

"Crossing the Consulting Valley of Death”:

Veteran Business-Growth Consultant Andy Birol’s Keynote

October 6, 2012 at "GROW! The International Consultants’ Conference”

Andy Birol, founder of Pittsburgh-based Birol Growth Consulting (, will deliver the keynote address, "Crossing the Consulting Valley of Death: Lessons and Learnings from a Lone Wolf,” on Saturday, October 6th 2012 at "GROW! The International Consultants’ Conference” at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. The Institute for Management Consultants USA ( and International Council of Management Consulting Institutes ( are co-sponsoring the conference.

In his presentation, Barol will share his personal lessons learned as he recaptured success for his 15-year-old business and rediscovered his Best and Highest Use® after business setback, breakdown, and trauma amidst financial meltdown, client bailout and family heartache.

"I have known Andy for over 10 years and his knowledge, innovation, business acumen and genuine concern and care for his client are stellar, says Conference Co-Chair Dr. Gayle Carson CMC®, CSP. "He is the perfect example of how a one- person boutique firm can become a giant in the consulting industry.”

Registration for GROW! is now open at the IMC website, . Early-bird discount conference rates are available through July 31st.


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About Andy Birol

Birol is an international business-growth consultant, author, keynote speaker and business coach who helps business owners create profitable growth by discovering their Best and Highest Use®. He has enabled more than 450 businesses to increase their sales by $500 million.

The media have turned to him for his expertise in small-business growth. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN’s Dollar Signs, Entrepreneur, Business Week, and Inc. Magazine. He is a prolific writer of more than 400 articles that have been published internationally, and is the author of five books.

More About IMC USA

IMC USA is the sole ISO/IEC 17024 certifying body and professional association for management consultants and firms in the USA. IMC USA awards the profession's internationally-recognized designation of the CMC® (Certified Management Consultant®) and CMC FirmÔ (Certified Management Consulting FirmÔ). The CMC® designation is recognized in 48 countries, including 17 of the G20, and is the highest earned recognition that can be achieved in the management consulting profession, acknowledging demonstrable experience, technical competence, positive peer reviews, client satisfaction, and knowledge of and adherence to IMC USA’s robust and adjudicable Code of Ethics.

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