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Make the jump from internal guru to consultant?

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Make the jump from internal guru to consultant?

robo_dev
I've been around the block and have a whole boatload of experience, certifications, and even publications.

At this point in my career, to make what I'm worth, I need to either go for a high-level manager/director position, or apply my expertise as a hired-gun in a consulting firm.

Anybody here made the jump from being 'on the inside' to the wonderful and exciting world of consulting?

I am both excited and terrified....I am well paid where I am, and the position is stable, zero travel, low stress....but not challenging enough.

Several consulting firms are now knocking on my door offering good salaries plus great bonuses to go out there and keep their customers happy.

I can do the whole powerpoint-happy-face thing with respect to communication and presentation, but am not super excited about the 'selling' part. Am I crazy?
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    Tony Hopkinson

    I suppose even consultant is a promotion from that.

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    robo_dev

    Am responsible for IT security, governance risk and compliance..mainly working for big companies......

    I am rewarded more for what I know that what I do...I find security risks and vulnerabilties and make sure they get fixed, and also get analyze whether IT processes are efficient and managed properly....

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    Tony Hopkinson

    I suppose even consultant is a promotion from that.

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    robo_dev

    Am responsible for IT security, governance risk and compliance..mainly working for big companies......

    I am rewarded more for what I know that what I do...I find security risks and vulnerabilties and make sure they get fixed, and also get analyze whether IT processes are efficient and managed properly....