What is an independent consultant? While the meaning of a “consultant” can be used in many different ways, an independent consultant is a practitioner who offers their knowledge, skills, and expertise as a service, and does not profit from other means, such as the selling, installation, service, or maintenance of hardware, software, or systems they recommend.

Consultant – a person who provides expert advice professionally.

With no motivation or benefit other than providing clients with the best possible advice or design, independent consultants work as a trusted advisor with their clients on the best possible outcome.