Ep. 167: Turning Corporate Level Skills Into A Busy Consultancy Business With Therman Trotman

Interviews, strategy and advice for building your online business with your host Trudy Rankin. 




Collaborations that bring benefits to everyone involved are so cool to be involved in.


Recently, I jumped on a call with this week’s guest, Therman Trotman, to see whether I could help out the people he works with.


Therman is a family man, an Army veteran and IT guy with 16 years of experience.  He teaches project managers how to implement Microsoft Sharepoint and he had some questions about how the financial side of project management works.  I’ve got a lot of project management experience, so when he reached out for someone to talk to, I put up my hand.


An hour and a half later, we were still talking.  And we ended up with enough material for this podcast (which I’m sharing with you today) and for his podcast.  And we will definitely be talking again, because there was a lot more we could have covered.


We talked about:


  • People over technology and why that matters
  • Why working better and living better are worth focusing on
  • How Therman was able to take skills he developed over the years and turn them into a business that supports his family and gives him the lifestyle he wants
  • How managing a team can seem like a no-go zone, and why starting small can help
  • Entrepreneurship, bright shiny object syndrome and project management
  • How project management disciplines can help you achieve business goals
  • Project management and/or procurement as potential careers 


If you’re interested in how project management can help you with your business, have a listen.


Or if you know someone who is wondering what career to choose, point them to this episode, where they will gain a bit of insight into project management and procurement as disciplines.


And I hope your weekend is a good one.





Trudy Rankin is the host of the Online Business Launchpad Podcast, Director of West Island Digital and the founder of the Online Business Lift-Off program.


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The transcript for this episode can be found here.



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    Today's Guests


    Therman Trotman

    Therman Trotman is a family man, Army veteran and an IT guy with 16 years of experience, particularly with setting up Microsoft Sharepoint.


    After years of working in corporate, Therman finally made the leap and set up his own consultancy business and currently teaches project managers how to implement Microsoft Sharepoint within their organisations.



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