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Hands up if you’ve ever been given some really good advice – and then promptly ignored it? Me too. One of the most powerful aspects of coaching is the way it allows us to arrive at our own decisions about our next steps. For me, that’s a key difference between a consultant and a coach – and I explain why that is in this quick 5-minute video.
The difference between a consultant and a coach
In it, I share:
- What a consultant is, and what we might expect them to do
- What we mean when we talk about coaching
- The elephant in the room when it comes to coaching – this one’s for the sceptics out there!
How about you?
I’d love to know your take on this distinction. Is the difference between a consultant and a coach one you’re conscious of, and have you ever grappled with the concept of what coaching is? Are you someone who prefers to engage an expert who’ll give you specific advice, or do you thrive when you’re able to reach your own conclusions?
Leave us a comment, let us know.
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