(consult) The ability to work competently and professionally with/for a client on the client's problem

Understand the range of services that come under the heading "client consulting."
Ability to translate an approach such as design thinking's "inspiration, ideation, implementation" into one appropriate to consulting such as "diagnosis, planning, and problem solving"
Capacity to listen insightfully to client.
Capacity to distinguish client wants and client needs.
Adapt team leadership responsibilities to client situation.
Professional demeanor.
Adapt communication means and modes to client situation.