Executive business coaches and business consultants provide two distinctly different benefits for the executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, and leadership teams.
Consultants are normally hired for one of two reasons: either as a means of "outsourcing" specific functions or to access a body of knowledge and expertise not generally available within the company. Consulting also tends to focus on organizational issues of considerable scope.
Business and executive coaching, by comparison, is highly personalized and aims at enhancing the performance of individuals or perhaps small teams. Whereas consulting is largely informational, coaching is heavily motivational and is a path of self-discovery.
Consultants focus primarily on externals — processes and activities that outsiders can observe and monitor. Coaches have a deeper agenda, commonly probing the client's inner world to examine the self-created barriers, dramatically increasing their effectiveness as a leader and inspire them to bold action and breakthrough results.
To put this another way, companies hire business consultants to bring them solutions. Coaches are hired to help people uncover and implement their strengths and barriers to success. Both coaches and consultants help you build the business you want.
Consulting VS Coaching:
The Difference at a Glance
A professional consultant or coach can design a program specific to your organization’s need, using both consultant and coach to optimize performance and outcomes for individual executives and for the organization. With a plan in place, both the leaders and the company grow.