Difference Between a Business Coach and Business Consultant

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Difference Between a Business Coach and Business Consultant

Business Coach and Business Consultant

For any business, at any growth stage, these both roles are needed. And, when I’m saying that they both are needed, it means there are certain differences between these roles. Yes. A business coach and a business consultant are two different persons having different skill sets. That’s why along with business consultancy services, organisations offering business coaching service are experiencing high market demands.

The road to building or scaling up a successful business model has always been like glancing through a phlegethon. Undeniably, it’s a necessary evil. We all want to achieve that. But, we don’t understand it properly. Having said that, most of the small and medium scale businesses are combat ready to survive this popcorn motion of business trends.

Even the grimmest jawed business executive will not deny that achieving a proper understanding is harder than the toughest commitments. And, it will always be. Similarly, understanding what exactly your business needs are the biggest riddle to you.

So, what do you need? A business coaching service or a business consultancy service? Or both?

Yes. It’s a fence buster.

business coach vs business consultant

A business coach is for unlocking your problem solving abilities.

For your business coach, you are the primary focus. Your business is secondary to him. Coaching is all about unlocking one’s hidden potential for personal or organisational upliftment. If your business is concerned, a coach isn’t someone who will employ his skills directly to solve your challenges ahead. A business coach is someone who will educate you to fight those challenges.

Simply saying, a coach is not going to find you a track, but when you are about to chose the wrong one, you will get the alert messages from your coach and the required hints to go for the right one.

A coach works for the person or individually for everyone in a team, but not for the system. What they do, is to extract the best potentials out of their clients, so that they can chose their own way themselves. They develop you, and you develop your business.

Now, in most of the cases, it is difficult to find out what the right purpose of a business. Sometimes, there come options which are enough to confuse the proper destiny and the focal point of a business deal. This is the right condition for a coach to help you understand how to select your best chances. It’s the turning point. Because, sometimes, mostly in the cases of small businesses, people can’t make it to the success point, only because of their lack of understanding of their goals. As fast as you can decide the bird’s eye, you will reach the high peak at the similar rate.

Your coach is your motivator, supporter, advisor, and also, sometimes they can be the mentor who build the proper mind setup for your business. When you are afraid of making the next move, seek help to your coach, and they and only they will be there to help you in a right way.

Lastly, to define the work process of a business coach, we can summarise the focal points of them on you over your purpose, accountability, clarity, limiting beliefs, vision, self-sabotage, fear, time management, structural setting, brainstorming, action planning, implementation, following-up, and lastly the all over support.

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A business consultant analyzes your options to pick you the right one.

Your business consultant is not concerned about you but the choices you make and the entire system you run. And, what you glean from them, is their expertise, experience and analytical power to clarify the list of your do’s and don’ts on making the perfect action plan.

They will teach you the things you need most, but don’t know yet, skills you have to gain. They don’t teach you how to make a plan, but what to keep as a plan.

They are focused on creating a plan for you and setting the broad strategy to match up with the present condition perfectly.

Sales and market planning, web designing, growth strategizing, budget management are the priority points they are concerned of. They will analyze the history and reports to take a decision for building a better system on the basis of the current condition and the future destination.

Business consultants also pinpoint the issues of customer demands and acquisitions for creating a better plan for customer retention, pricing setup, services and packaging issues and other similar direct factors to transform the entire system into a new and better one.

Now to cover every area on which a business consultant works on, we can enlist business strategy and traditional and digital market planning, directing the business goal, budget management, staff and customer dealing, service and product pricing and offering, strategizing lead generation, closing methodology for the sales funnel, project planning and other contemporary decisions to build a better system.

In the end, I hope you already know what to do now for achieving at the top of your unbridled success for not just to survive but thrive. And you don’t have a choice to pick out from a business coach and a consultant but to have both of them. Your coach will develop you and the consultant will develop your business. You need all of the support you can glean from both of them. So, what do you think? Do you want to compromise with anyone of these two things, or not?

Vandana Shah
Vandana Shah
She is Co-founder & Director at The Chrysallis and My Hypnotic Healing. She is an Executive Coach, Trainer and a Keynote Speaker based at Mumbai. She is also NLP Master Practitioner and has had the opportunity to learn Business & Leadership Coaching, human brain and behavioral science from different schools of coaching. These have evolved her as an empowering coach and make a difference in others life and business

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