Coaching is different from consulting. In consulting, the consultant functions as the expert who evaluates an organization and provides recommendations to the leader. The consultant is not involved in the implementation process and steps away from the organization once he has completed his analysis and report. A coach functions like a strategic, non-equity partner who deeply engages in the organization, understands the various challenges and helps develop strategies and implement decisions to address pain points, provide solutions, and solve problems.
A coach provides accountability to ensure that implementation actually occurs. He or she coach provides an empathetic ear and an engaged mind to help leaders navigate the challenges of growing an organization.
A coach invests his time, energy, and focus in the lives of his clients. He will do everything he can to help his clients develop a thriving, vibrant business.
Analyze the current challenges to gain clarity.
Strategize to determine specific goals and objectives.
Plan by developing a “dot-to-dot” series of steps.
Implement through developing weekly actions items.
Measure results to ensure progress is truly occurring.