Richard Polonsky is an organizational consultant, and can, if prompted, easily talk like one.
“Being an outsider to an organization, I think people tend to listen to you more than when you are part of the organizational structure,” says Polonsky.
Based in Bedford, he has spent a career advising companies and non-profits on big campaigns. It’s a role Polonsky excels in: working from the outside, thinking strategically, and being blunt with management.
But as an independent contractor, he never received the same health benefits employees could access.