Become A Consultant
Many times people are looking for a solution to a problem in their life. The problem may be a professional
problem that is related to their job or career. Or the problem may be a personal one that is affecting the way they
deal with the rest of their life. They may need to find a solution to a huge problem at work, or they may be
feeling less than satisfied with the turn their life has taken. No matter why they need answers, or how they want
to find those answers, there is a method and means for them to accomplish it. They simply need to decide how they
want to tackle the problem.
Consultants and coaches are available to help clients reach their fullest potential. The key to reaching that
potential is to empower themselves with the strongest tool available. In some cases this will be a consultant and
in other cases it will be a certain type of coach. The method that they choose will depend on their needs and in
what direction they want to focus their energies.
Sometimes asking for a little help while looking for a solution or trying to achieve a goal is difficult for
some people. This is becoming less the case as more people and corporations are turning to coaches and consultants
to help them find viable solutions to problems or help in manifesting their dreams. Consultants and coaches are
trained to assist people by providing them with the best training and latest techniques available.
Some coaches and consultants will work together in what is known as a "hybrid" mode. This simply means that
clients get the best of both the consultant and the coach to help them create solutions. In other words, they get
advice and experience to push them forward, motivation and brainstorming techniques when they're at a standstill,
and insight and inspiration to push them to their highest potential in both their professional and personal
This site will provide you with information for both the consulting and the coaching business and provide you
with the information you need to start your own consulting or coaching business. This site will:
- Explain the differences between consulting and coaching
- Define what consulting/coaching is all about
- Introduce different types of consultants/coaches
- Discuss things you need to consider before starting your own consulting/coaching business
- How to get started
- How to market your consulting/coaching business
- Provide you with consulting/coaching tips
After reading through this website, you will be able to decide for yourself whether or not the consulting or the
coaching business is for you.
Consulting vs. Coaching: The Differences
Both consulting and coaching involve the use of a skilled, trained professional to assist a client in achieving
goals, but each entity is considered a different form of support.
Coaching involves a client who wants to grow either personally or professionally and a coach, a trained
facilitator, who will guide the client. Generally a coach works one-on-one with a client but there are times when a
group of people will work together toward a common goal.
Consulting involves services that are provided for a specific topic, generally on organizational topics. A
consultant will provide an analysis and some recommendations for the improvement of a certain process such as
software selection or workflow design. A consultant will work with either one individual within an organization or
with a group of people within an organization.
A consultant will provide a solution for the client, such as exactly which road to take to get somewhere. The
coach will ask the right questions so that the client can arrive at the destination via the road that is personally
best for them. Once the destination, or goal, is reached the consultant leaves the picture while the coach remains
on the scene to continue to encourage the client to fully reach their goals and dreams.
There are many more differences between a consultant and a coach. These include:
- Consulting focuses on problem solving, strategies, action plans, and accomplishing very specific goals.
Coaching focuses on learning through action while using the process of self-discovery to fulfill certain goals
- The consultant is the expert and brings the knowledge and expertise to the situation that makes the
difference in the client's failure or success. The coach guides the client in a journey of self-discovery
through the use of the right questions.
- Consultants solve the client's present day problems by providing teaching to develop knowledge and
expertise. Coaches focus on the client's biggest dreams and goals, making them come true.
- Consultants sometimes ask the client the question "why". Coaches very seldom, if ever, ask the client
- Consulting generally focuses on the specific question or problem at hand. Coaching focuses on the client's
- Consultants may take care of specific work for the client or provide a part of the solution. Coaches do
none of the work, instead letting the client focus and take on all the action.
- Consulting is usually businesslike and professional. Coaching is creative and often has a spirit of
Depending on what a client's specific problem is, or what their goal is, they will be able to find a viable
solution by using either a coach or a consultant. More than likely if you are looking for a solution to a
professional, business-like problem you will want to hire a consultant. If your problem is of a more personal
nature you will likely hire a coach.
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