Learn with Rachel Miller.

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Explore the idea of being a Comms Consultant with Rachel Miller of All Things IC. This In-depth Masterclass will guide you through everything you need to know to help you make the right decision for your career. There are 91 lessons in this course and it's packed with workbooks, videos, surveys and quizzes. This is the course I wish existed in 2012 when I was researching being a Comms Consultant.

This Masterclass is for you if:

  • You need to access advice at a time which suits you, then refer back to it for a year.

  • You're not sure if being a Consultant is for you.

  • You'd like to work through the training at your own pace.

  • You want to explore the idea of being a Comms Consultant.

By the end of your Masterclass you'll have...

  • Boosted your knowledge

    This Masterclass will help you know more about being a Comms Consultant.

  • Invested time in yourself

    Bespoke workbooks and videos will help you make informed decisions.

  • Made a decision about your career

    The outcome of this Masterclass is you'll know whether you want to be a Consultant.

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What it's like to experience the Exploration course

Advita Patel, Director, Comms Rebel

What's it like to do this Masterclass?

Adam Driver, Authentic Comms Strategic Consultancy.

"I 100% recommend this if you’re considering being a communications freelancer/consultant. Last year, I took Rachel’s How to be a Comms Consultant - Exploration course. It set me up for launching my own business and gave me the confidence I needed to bring Authentic Comms Strategic Consultancy to life. Thank you Rachel Miller - properly inspiring, especially with the blog writing and values side.
Adam Driver

What's it like to do this Masterclass?

Martin Flegg

"I can highly recommend this Exploration Masterclass. Going solo is a big step and slightly scary. Spending some time with Rachel really helped me to get my head in the right place to take the first steps towards becoming an independent practitioner."

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course

    • A message from Rachel

    • Welcome to your VIP Masterclass

    • Before we begin...

    • Download your All Things IC workbook

    • Let's take a look at the course

  • 2

    Chapter One - Focusing on you

    • What's on your mind right now?

    • Let's focus on you

    • Why now?

    • What do Comms professionals do?

    • Know your skill set

    • What's your niche?

    • What's your niche workbook

    • What would I hire you for? Who would you help?

    • Your I Help statement workbook

    • What's on your mind now?

    • Congratulations!

  • 3

    Chapter Two - Focusing on your strategy

    • What's in Chapter Two?

    • Quiz: Why become a Comms Consultant?

    • Think about your strategy in context

    • Working in the internal communication market

    • Market insight - where do people get work from?

    • Workbook: Who are your competitors?

    • How to learn about being a Comms Consultant

    • Who are your competitors?

  • 4

    Chapter Three - Focusing on your potential clients

    • Welcome to this chapter

    • Let's talk about IC

    • What type of Consultant would you be?

    • Video: What type of Consultant would you be?

    • Quiz: Types of Comms Consultants

    • Reflecting on the type of Consultant you'd be

    • Where to get work

    • How to find work as a Consultant

    • What to do next

  • 5

    Chapter Four - Building your reputation

    • Welcome to this chapter

    • Quiz: How could you raise your profile?

    • How to build your reputation

    • Connecting with customers

    • How to build your reputation: social proof

    • How to build your reputation: testimonials

    • Your first VIP assignment

  • 6

    Chapter Five - Focusing on organisation

    • Welcome to this chapter

    • What type of company is best for you?

    • Different ways of working and company types

    • Working as a Sole Trader

    • Working as a Limited Company Director

    • Workbook: What type of Consultant or Company would you be?

    • Survey: Where could you work as a Comms Consultant?

    • Where to work?

    • What's coming up

  • 7

    Chapter Six - Focusing on money

    • Welcome to this chapter

    • How much to charge?

    • Money Matters: how to charge

    • Money Matters: planning your financial future

    • Video: Banking and accountancy

    • Money matters: accountancy and banking

    • Quiz: money matters

    • About insurance

    • What you need to insure

    • Payment terms

    • Summing it up

  • 8

    Getting stuck?

    • How to get unstuck

  • 9

    Chapter Seven - Focusing on mechanics

    • Welcome to this chapter

    • What to call yourself and your business

    • Company collateral

    • What would your company look like?

    • The top five things you need to think about for your brand

    • Nancy's details for your free 20 minute discovery call

    • Quiz: Where would you use branding?

    • Workbook: Thinking about your brand

    • Recommended reading

  • 10

    Chapter Eight - It all comes back to you

    • Welcome to this chapter

    • Let's focus on you

    • Workbook: Your personal branding checklist

    • Personal branding and your values

    • Why are your values important as a Consultant?

    • Your reputation

    • Download: Your personalised planner

    • Your second VIP assignment

    • The Big Quiz

    • The Big Quiz

    • Congratulations! Claim your badge.

  • 11

    Chapter Nine - Planning your next steps

    • Welcome to the last chapter

    • Your Comms Consultant Checklist

    • What are your next steps?

    • Survey: It's time to decide what to do next

    • Download: What will you do now?

    • Before you go...

    • Video: Congratulations

    • Thank you and credits

    • Download: Your Planner

    • Your VIP Assignment

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What's it like to do this Masterclass?

Penelope Le Kelly, Pen Your Comms Consultancy.

"The Exploration Masterclass was really useful to help me explore the possibility of becoming a consultant. Rachel is very open and honest about her experiences, making this Masterclass personal and friendly – there’s no judging in the room that’s for sure! I left the day feeling inspired for future potentials in my internal comms career."

What's it like to do this Masterclass?

Adam Driver, Authentic Comms Strategic Consultancy.

100% recommend this if you’re considering being a communications freelancer/consultant. Last year, I took Rachel’s How to be a Comms Consultant - Exploration course. It set me up for launching my own business and gave me the confidence I needed to bring Authentic Comms Strategic Consultancy to life. Thank you Rachel Miller - properly inspiring, especially with the blog writing and values side.
Adam Driver

Your investment

  • The price is stated on each Masterclass and is inclusive of tax.

  • Payments are processed securely via Stripe.

  • If you prefer to pay via invoice, please send an email to: contact@allthingsic.com.

  • Your investment is for one person only and you'll have 12 months to complete the Masterclass.

Your instructor

Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller is the Director of All Things IC and advises professional communicators via personalised training, consultancy and mentoring. She is a Chartered PR professional and Fellow of both the Institute of Internal Communication and Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Rachel is a regular keynote speaker, whose thoughts have been featured in a number of best-selling PR books. Her clients include ARM, BBC, LEGO, NHS, HSE and the Zoological Society of London. She will guide you every step of the way through these Online Masterclasses.

FAQ

  • What does the VIP option mean?

    During the Masterclass you will have two opportunities to submit assignments to Rachel. She will endeavour to come back to you within 48 hours with personalised feedback.

  • What does VIP mean?

    The VIP option means you submit an assignment to Rachel for personalised feedback. You'll submit one assignment in an Introductory Masterclass. You'll submit two assignments in Intermediate or In-depth level Masterclasses.

  • How long can I access the course for?

    Masterclasses are available for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can log in and out of the course as many times as you need. It will remember your progress.

  • Do you have any other topics available?

    New topics will be frequently added to this site. Future Masterclasses include a Channels course, Change Comms and How to conduct an internal communication audit. If you have a particular query, why not book a Power Hour to have a one hour call with Rachel.

  • What do the levels mean?

    Introductory: learn the essentials through this short Masterclass. (Approximately 20 lessons). Intermediate: get a good understanding of the topic. (Approximately 50 lessons). In-depth: this comprehensive Masterclass will teach you all you need to know. (Approximately 80 lessons). There is only one level available per Masterclass topic.

  • Who can access the Masterclass?

    Please note these Masterclasses are designed for individual learning and are not to be used by teams or groups. Your investment is for one person only as it hasn't been priced to be shared, recreated, or sold on. Please note all of Rachel's work is protected by Copyright. This means you can’t reproduce or share any part of this Online Masterclass. If you have multiple team members, please contact us (contact@allthingsic.com) to discuss your options.

What it's like to work with Rachel Miller

“Rachel coached me when I moved from working in an agency on external comms to working in-house on internal comms. It was quite the leap, and my sessions with Rachel gave me the confidence I needed to get up and running quickly and also spot where I could make a difference in my new role. What Rachel doesn't know about internal comms isn't worth knowing, and I'm now working with her to coach my team. She's also an absolute joy to work with - 100% professional but also warm, engaging and fun! ”

Adele McIntosh, Senior Director, Internal Comms and Community & Inclusion, ARM

“I really enjoyed working with Rachel, who delivered a bespoke masterclass to our Internal Communications team. From the outset she was professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and continued in that vein throughout the project. ”

Jo Loerns, Internal Communications Business Parnter, Aon

“We worked with Rachel on a training session for our team and peers in other business areas. The session was engaging and a really good whistlestop tour of what’s new/trends in the sector. Rachel is incredibly personable, she’s also very generous in opening up her network and connecting you with other Comms pros. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise which is coupled with a very likeable manner. I look forward to working with Rachel again in the future. ”

Rayna Miller, Head of Employee Engagement

“Rachel has coached me over the past year and her advice and support has been invaluable in making a career change. Rachel takes time to get to know her clients and understand their challenges. Her style is very supportive but she also challenges you to step up and be bold. Her wealth of experience spans more than the internal comms industry, which makes her such an invaluable coach. She comes highly recommended.”

Caroline Waddams, Senior Internal Communications Manager

“Rachel is an oracle on all things Internal Communications. She is super personable, thoughtful and considered in her approach and I have really valued her insight over the past months as a consultant. I've also welcomed how her recommendations and insights are rooted in interdisciplinary understanding - drawing on psychology and data to guide and advise. She moves effortlessly from tactical considerations through to advising on strategic shifts. The Internal Communications profession is so much better thanks to her willingness to openly share, her generosity, and her ability to encourage people to bring out the best version of themselves. Thank you Rachel for being such a wonderful, and fun, person to work with and for your wise words when it's mattered most.”

Zoe Shaughnessy, Head of Internal Comms

“Rachel has been a marvellous mentor over the past year with fabulous and timely insights to my communications work. I was also very lucky to attend her masterclass in November. Her professionalism and support of my ideas and development has greatly added value to my CPD.”

Penny Jackson, Deputy Director of Communication