James L. Torti, Ph.D.
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Hired 73 times
20 years in business
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Jul - Dec
Jul - Dec
This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
Wear gloves during the job
Disinfect surfaces touched during the job
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Jim is one of the most personable and welcoming business consultants I had ever been able to discuss my work with. He was able to guide the direction of my business forward answering each question of mine concisely and was able to direct me to all the parties I need involved to find the most thoroughly researched answers. It was exceptional to feel this degree of success all within an an initial phone call. I will absolutely be working with Jim in the future.Jul 8, 2020Verified
Speaking with James was such an easy and pleasant experience. James got back to us with hours and we were already on a call taking about business possibilities. He is very knowledgeable, experienced, and easy to talk to. James gave everything and asked for nothing, my business partners and I got off the call, optimistic, empowered, and feeling great about what James gave us in his free consult and we are excited to see if we can work together. We are very grateful to meet James and hope that we can keep him in our contacts for future business support, insight and consultations.May 16, 2020Verified
I finally engaged Jim to finish up my business proposal. He is well knowledgeable about business planning and setting things up. He always has good feed back to give that can at times challenge you to think even big about the business you looking at setting up. Responds to calls on time, every time!!! I really enjoyed working with Jim and I can not thank him enough for the help.Jun 28, 2020Verified
Dr. James Torti was a pleasure to speak with. He was able to provide critical feedback on the state of my startup, and introduce a fresh perspective that focused my vision from the field of opportunity to the path of progress. It's easy to have grand aspirations, but James pointed me toward a more defined path, without ever undermining the goals. Additionally, I appreciated James' brevity by asking the right questions and being concise in his responses. It really made the most value for the time given. I'm looking forward to working with James in my business ventures.Jul 27, 2020Verified
James gave my boyfriend and I great insight so far on our first intial consult , he was personable, straightforward and honest! We look forward to working with him and seeing what he can do .Jul 11, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I typically structure several fee options for my clients to choose in ascending order of involvement and fee level. From a more Advisory approach (minor involvement), to a Consultative to most integrated or Managerial engagement provide Clients an opportunity to tailor my efforts around their project. In some cases when requested or appropriate, I do provide hourly rates starting with a discounted Thumbtack-only rate of $155/hour.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Given that clients usually have a pressing need or challenge they urgently need to address and also have a pretty good idea of what results are they looking to achieve. My typical process, in advance of the project engagement, is to take the time and attention necessary to be sure that I understand what those issues and results are and how best to approach. Once we have conceptual understanding, I can create a scope of work and fee structure that aligns with those challenges, meets their requirements and is targeted to achieve the desired result(s).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have spent the last 15+ years in various entrepreneurial and corporate environments acquiring many different skills and capabilities. I have a bachelors in business, with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Most of this formal training and education has provided me with a deep understanding of methodology, systems and necessary communication tools required to assess and prescribe effective solutions in organizations and businesses, after all business is made up of people and it is personal. Executive business case work done in London through Harvard Business School, analyzing growth opportunities in scaling and channel development.