Corbin Casteel spent more than two decades as a General Consultant for candidates across the country. He shares insights on hiring, firing and working with your general consultant.
We just crossed 20,000 downloads a few days ago and I want to say thank you to everybody who’s listening and sharing our content. I have a blast doing these interviews, but it would be much less fun if nobody listened to them!
This week we’re talking to Corbin Casteel, founder and president of Four One Three Communications. For more than two decades, Corbin has served as an advisor to a wide range of officials in federal and state government. He’s built a reputation, in Texas, nationally and internationally for being a great consultant and somebody who you can trust.
Last year he transitioning from the campaign consulting side of things to a focus on government relations and lobbying, so he’s not doing campaigns right now but his wealth of knowledge made him somebody I’ve really been looking forward to having on!
Corbin is an Austin, Texas native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Links from the Podcast:
Luke Macias was mentioned several times on the podcast as an example of a great General Consultant here in Texas. We interviewed Luke on the podcast, about general consulting a few months ago. Here’s a link to his episode!
What You’ll Learn from Corbin Casteel In This Episode:
[00:00] Podcast Introduction
[02:21] How Corbin Casteel got hooked on politics
[09:13] Why Coaching is different than Consulting or Training
[10:43] Role of a General Consultant + Why a Candidate needs to know who they are
[22:17] Rules for hiring a General Consultant…or working as one!
[36:25] What does a General Consultant Do?
42:37 What are the top attributes to look for in a Campaign Manager?
[46:19] What are you doing now with 413 Communications?
[49:18] Last words of Wisdom from Corbin Casteel: “Know Who You Are.”
[49:54] Conclusion and Podcast Outro