I have been reviewing the websites of businesses that offer the same services as The Neoteric Group and I have realized that many seem to offer broad “Consulting and Coaching”. There is very little difference between each company. All use similar words such as business coaching, executive coaching, leadership coaching, business consulting, leadership consulting, management consulting. This blog is about how an organization that is looking to improve decides between engaging a coach or a consultant? How to select a coaching and consulting company is the topic of an upcoming blog.
A business coach usually has a relationship with the ‘client’ – an individual who is working towards improving or overcoming challenge in an area of their work. In these situations a relationship often also exists with the ‘stakeholder’ – the employer or manager who is paying for the coaching services.
A management consultant usually has the relationship with a senior manager or leadership team who has the opportunity to address or challenge to overcome.
A business coach supports the development of a person or team through an action plan and holding them accountable. Coaching usually focuses on one person or a team.
Consultants focus on improving the performance of an ‘organization’ and coaches focus improving the performance of a person or team.
The goal of a business consultant and business coach is the same – to improve the overall condition of the client (whether that be an employee, an executive, a team or the organization)
Stay tuned for my next blog where I will share a tool to help you decide whether a coach and consultant is the best for you and your organization.