BB18-37 ‘How to become a consultant” with Ebony Gayle 

Building Your Business with Sara Troy and her guest Ebony Gayle, on air from September 11th

A recent study of 5,000 workers concluded that self-employed people are more successful in their careers and felt happier in their job. * So why don’t more people do it? Is it fear, financial pressures or the lack of know-how?

Successful PR Consultant Ebony Gayle argues that going it alone doesn’t need to be high risk and you don’t have to come up with a ground-breaking idea.

Becoming a consultant can be a simple way to create the life you want by selling what you already do well, on terms that suit you. Ebony felt trapped and depressed in her 9-5 job and started her own consultancy with just £100. Five years on, she enjoys a rewarding and successful career, work-life balance and most importantly, finally feels happy at work.

Ebony is on a mission to share her insights and experience with other people seeking to escape the rat race. Her new book ‘How To Become A Consultant: A Guide To Free Yourself From the 9-5’ is a no-nonsense guide which gives practical advice on how to set yourself up as consultant and establish a work routine that fits in with your ideals and lifestyle.

The book covers all aspects of becoming a consultant from identifying your niche and registering yourself as self-employed to planning, establishing your fees and promoting your business. Ebony gives practical information to guide you through the process and shares her own journey so you can avoid the pitfalls and succeed in your venture.

Ebony Gayle is a PR, marketing and communications consultant with well over a decade of experience advising, overseeing and implementing PR and marketing communication strategies and campaigns.



Ebony Gayle is an author, speaker and advocate for independence, entrepreneurship and helping others to escape the rat race and follow their dreams. She is an accredited PR and communications specialist, with well over a decade of experience advising, overseeing and implementing PR and marketing communication campaigns and strategies, working across a variety of industries including, entrepreneurs, new start-ups, health and social care, fitness & leisure, education and entertainment.

Ebony previously worked in-house where she headed up a PR team, before starting her own business and founded Ebony Gayle Communications working as an independent consultant with clients in the UK and abroad. Having previously worked as a radio producer, Ebony was also a regular contributing writer and producer for the 5x award winning Inspire LS magazine. She is as a committee member for Women in PR UK and the co-founder of the CIPR independent and freelance Network for PR and communication professionals. She is a published author of the no-nonsense self-help guide –  How To Become A Consultant: A Guide To Free Yourself From The 9-5’.

Ebony Gayle BA (hons) MCIPR, Dip CIPR, CIPR Accredited 

Independent PR & Communications Specialist  –

 Ebony Gayle Communications Ltd

Freelance Media Producer/ Presenter

– ‘9 to 5 Work rebels’ on YouTube

Contributing writer (5x award winning mag) & Author 

Committee Member – Women in PR

Twitter: @EbonyGaylePR

LinkedIn: in/ebonygayle

Personal Twitter @starebs