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Consultant Registration & Project Engagement

All great companies have a constant eye out for dynamic talent, and Shockingly Different Leadership is no different.  We have a laser focus on recruiting the best of the best for both our internal staff and consultant partners.

For consultants interested in joining the SDL family, we welcome you to submit your credentials for review.  

SDL’s differentiating value to our clients is in offering high-calibre, contract talent who have a proven work history. Upon review of your credentials, we will determine the viability of a partnership at this time.

What you can expect…


  • Engagements ranging from 1 day to 2 years
  • Competitive daily rates
  • Opportunity to leverage your expertise in different industries
  • Broad range of clients, from startups to enterprises
  • Flexibility when and where you work
  • Work-life balance
  • Be an integrated part of client teams
  • Be an member of the SDL family!

Our consultants typically…


  • Are former employees of industry leading companies
  • Possess 8+ years of experience in their profession of expertise
  • Typically from the following professions:  Human Resources, L&D, Human Resources, DEIB, Accounting, Finance, Project Management, Technology, Change Management and M&A
  • Possess 3+ years as a consultant
  • Possess a verifiable, proven track record of delivering great results for their clients!

Join our network of top consultants who supplement our internal SDL staff.

Apply for one of our open opportunities on our portal. 

Don’t see an ideal opportunity currently available?  Please submit your credentials via the “JOIN OUR TALENT NETWORK” link on the portal to be considered for future SDL Consultant Pool opportunities.

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Shockingly Different Leadership consistently provides opportunities for both its employees and consultant partners. We offer competitive compensation and work experiences when supporting our world-class clients across the globe.

Want to be a part of the kind of work that you can be proud of? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of project opportunities do you support?

We support a wide variety of project-based initiatives, so we encourage you to reach out and just ask us.  If we cannot accommodate, we have a huge network and would be happy to refer you to one of our high-quality partners for whom we happily vouch.

How do you assign your experts to project opportunities?

Answer: Our consultants are tenured members of our team who’ve been assigned to numerous previous engagements. Prior to any new project engagement, we first develop a comprehensive understanding of the objectives of our client.  Then we select the top 2-3 experts in our consultant pool, to confirm their interest and true fit. We then present our prospective clients with a curated shortlist of our staff who are ready, qualified, and excited to collaborate on the scope of work.

How does the payment process work?

Answer:  Once you are selected for and agree to a client engagement, you will be sent Consultant Onboarding Documents, which include your contract, payment terms, NDA, tax forms, etc.

SDL will bill the client for services;  you will be paid by SDL.   Direct deposit is available.

What geographies do you serve?

Answer: We are a global firm who support clients in all geographies.

Once I submit my application, what are the next steps?

Answer:  Upon receipt of your application, we will review your credentials and send you an email with additional information.

Please know that we are not a placement agency nor do we accept  bios from thousands of interested consultants.

SDL’s differentiating value to our clients is in offering skilled, contract talent who have a proven work history with SDL or one of our partner organizations.  Upon review of your credentials, we will determine the viabiity of a partnership at this time.


Shockingly Different Leadership is a human capital professional services consultancy that provides organizations access to the best consulting expertise in the areas of Talent Development, Organizational Development, and Human Resources – on an on-demand, project, or contract basis.


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