Many people are confused about the difference between Business Consulting and Business Coaching.
What is the Difference?
The simplest way to put is: a business coach is like a partner, a business consultant is like an advisor. But, both give a needed outside objective perspective to help their clients improve.
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A business consultant works to improve a business through business analysis, processes & structure, and creating an action plan. They rely on their expertise in business to develop systems for the client. The goal is to get to the hard data and make process changes to improve how the business runs, communication, reporting, etc.
However, many times the plans and processes business consultants work to put in place are not implemented. As much as 80% of the time implementation of new processes and action plans fail. Some reasons for this are:
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A business coach works to bring out the best of the individual and business, whether through focusing, changing habits, changing mindsets, helping with fears/beliefs, and/or accountability. Business coaches rely on probing into the client to find wars that the client can improve internally in the business. The goal is to help the business owner, executive, and/or staff understand how they can improve themselves, their relationship to their work, and be even more successful.
However, many people have used a business coach in the past and state “they did not teach me anything.” or “they did not help me with the specifics of my business.” Some reasons for this are:
Which One Do I Need?
The honest answer for most businesses is BOTH. That is why Weaver Business Coaching real works as a hybrid of coach & consultant. We combine gaining clarity and focus, with the implementation of technical processes and structures to improve a client’s business. Most of the time the implementation requires changes in MINDSET, building a complimentary business PROCESS, and the IMPLEMENTATION of those things into daily practice to fully accelerate the success of the business for long term results.
When trying to decide for yourself which one you need, consider these questions:
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