What is the difference between coaching and consulting?
Coaching is about growing you, the person. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or seasoned business owner, coaching can develop you from the inside out. Coaching helps you identify the goals that align with your desired outcome. It is also designed to help you create a realistic plan to achieve those goals. Lastly, coaching help you reprogram your mental thoughts so you can maximize your potential. We all suffer from negative thoughts from time to time and these can be self sabotaging when trying to invest, build a business, etc.
Consulting focuses on a subject matter expert offering information, advice, opinions and training. A consultant not only talks the talk but they walk the walk.
How do I know if I need coaching, consulting or both?
If you are looking to create a plan to get you from point A to point B, develop specific goals that will help you get to your destination, work on changing your thought patterns, and have someone challenge you and hold you accountable for taking action, then you need a coach.
If you are looking to gain the advice, opinions, best practices and direction of someone, then you need a consultant.
If you feel that you need help in both these areas, then you need a coach and consultant. Sometimes they can be the same person while other times they are two different people.