What is the Role of the Consultant?

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My Burning Professional Self-Definition Question

As I pass myself off as a consultant, I have begun to repeatedly ask myself what is my role and whether my primary motivation is to my client, my compensation or something else.

Over the past several months, I have participated in various client engagements for the purpose of developing a project, defining client requirements, submitting a presentation or proposal and a host of other “consulting activities.” ┬áMy dilemma has come from several factors, which I will try to identify in the following lines without trying to sound like I have found the right answers . . . Honestly, I’m still searching, and the learning curve is as steep as one of those terrible roller coasters that they build nowadays.

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