Seth Kahan Collaborates with Chef Tony of Bethesda to Host "Seth Kahan on Consulting: Freelance Fridays," Starting March 25

Innovative leadership specialist and organizational consultant, Seth Kahan, will lead a free monthly training session, “Seth Kahan on Consulting: Freelance Fridays,” the last Friday of each month at Chef Tony’s, Bethesda, MD starting March 25.

Bethesda, MD, March 04, 2011 --( Seth Kahan will host a 90-minute training session for independent consultants the last Friday of each month starting March 25 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the award-winning Chef Tony’s Restaurant, 4926 St Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, Md.

Kahan is a successful consultant in the Washington, DC, metro area, having worked with the leaders of government agencies, the World Bank, Royal Dutch Shell, Prudential Retirement and 40+ associations. These events will be draw on Kahan’s extensive experience and expertise to teach practical tips for succeeding as an independent consultant.

Kahan has been acknowledged as an expert and exemplar in change leadership and coached people for personal and professional growth for nine years. He was the first to be certified by Alan Weiss – recognized as the global thought leader in successfully running a consulting practice - to provide the full set of Weiss' Mentor Mastery services. Weiss has created the most comprehensive mentoring community in the world, which includes several hundred active participants who meet regularly online and face-to-face to improve each others' professional skills.

Milan-born and Bethesda-bred, Chef Tony Marciante, is a 23-year veteran of food. He was the former executive chef at the Bethesda McCormick & Schmick's, and has been featured on Channel 9 & interviewed by over 10 industry publications. He now runs Chef Tony’s ( Chef Tony will provide a special prix fixe menu of $15 per person for attendees including an entrée, non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. No other charge is required for the event.

Seth Kahan will provide techniques he has successfully implemented with CEOs and senior leaders in 60-plus organizations around the world. Topics will include: Acquiring Clients, Earning What You Are Worth, Providing Measurable Value, Building a Brand, Work Life Balance, and more.

Kahan says, “I want to build a community of DC consultants who can provide each other the kind of mutual support that has been instrumental in my success. I belong to a world-wide community of consultants who share marketing techniques and provide each other guidance on topics as diverse as proposal writing, technology, work life balance, and thought leadership. I hope these free sessions at this remarkable restaurant can launch a true community based on both concrete techniques and camaraderie.”

Kahan is an international speaker, and best-selling author. His book, Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out, is a Washington Post bestseller and was identified on the American Express OPEN Forum as a Top 20 of 2010. He writes online for Fast Company ( For questions or to contact Seth Kahan, visit or email

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