1. A person who provides expert business advice with honesty and integrity, and who aspires to and practices the highest ethical and moral standards.
  2. A person who is genuinely and manifestly concerned about the welfare of business people and their enterprises, providing advice and or assistance without concern for immediate personal gain.
  3. A person who knows the limits of their business expertise and knowledge, who will willingly disclose their limits, and will seek or recommend expert advice as needed.


Early 21st century, thought to be 13 February 2019, a mash-up of consultant, “a person who consults,” i.e., “[a] person who provides expert advice professionally,” Oxford Dictionaries 2019, and result, “A thing that is caused or produced by something else; a consequence or outcome,” Oxford Dictionaries 2019.