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Coaching vs Consulting

Consultants are experts in a stated field, who investigate specific situations or opportunities, do the research and present the strategies, plans and actions required to get the results, based on their expertise. Sometimes consultants are asked to execute or implement these strategies and plans. Coaches on the other hand, work on the general principle that their clients possess the knowledge and creativity to achieve the results they want. A coach works with the client’s agenda helping them, inspiring them and keeping them moving towards getting what they truly want. In some cases a coach can assume the role of a consultant, but it is important that this be clearly defined and fully agreed upon by both parties as to when coaching is put on hold and when
consulting starts.