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What is the difference between coaching and consulting?

Coaching is all about improving the skills of the person receiving the coaching. The skills can be technical or interpersonal. Coaching isn’t always teaching, it’s also about leading the person to a point where they find the solutions themselves. Coaching is driven by the person being coached.

Consulting is where the consultant brings their expertise to a situation to understand a problem, present solutions, and train participants.

Some circumstances need both coaching and consulting. That’s why I do both.

How do I know if I need, coaching, consulting, or both?

You need a coach if you want to drive the change yourself and improve your skills. Perhaps you want to improve:

  • Time management
  • Social media skills
  • Motivation
  • Your accountability
  • Self-esteem
  • Understanding how and why you self-sabotage

You need a consultant if you want to:

  • Develop strategies
  • Investigate opportunities or directions
  • Get advice from someone who has been there

If you want bits of both, then a coach-consultant is the best option and why I do both roles.

Regardless of the role I take, I will:

  • Adapt to your personal needs
  • Listen to what you are saying but also what you’re not saying
  • Question you on your mindset and what is really holding you back
  • Give honest feedback
  • Assign “homework” for you to do between sessions

Can I work with you face-to-face?

Of course, so long as you are in Adelaide, South Australia. Otherwise we can meet face-to-face via Zoom or we can do our sessions over the phone.

Do I have to work with you forever?

No, most of my clients will work with me for 4-6 sessions and then may decide to do one-off sessions when they need.

My business is in a tonne of debt will working with you guarantee I will be debt free?

I wish I could say yes. Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee that I can get you out of debt because you need to do the work and then there are always things beyond our control. What I do know is that I have helped other businesses out of debt and to a place where they are smashing their financial goals – but they have worked their butts off to get there and it’s not been easy.

I’ve had a business coach before, how are you different?

Did your coach have a psychology degree, post-graduate management qualifications, mentor at three different Universities, speak internationally, or be a brand ambassador for their peak body?

I do all of these and my main difference is that I focus on what drives and motivates people: you, your staff, your clients. Many coaches will teach the skills and techniques, give templates and tools, I want you to be the best business owner you can be and I do that by making sure people are at the centre of all we do.

Do you have a coaching program?

When people ask me this they are either asking if I follow a set structure, system, or method OR they’re asking if I have a coaching package.

The answer is yes and no.

As I focus on what motivates and drives a person, I can say that this is my method. It’s grounded in my qualifications in psychology and business, and implemented in small businesses through to federal government (Yes, I really did use it in government because it’s where this all started).

And because I focus on the person, I have clients who call me daily, ones that meet me fortnightly, some that buy a package of sessions, and some that book on an ad-hoc basis. I can tell you what most people do and benefit from but you are the best judge of what you need from a business coach.

What is the main reason your clients come to you?

The single most common reason clients come to me is because they are stuck. They are stuck trying to work out how to get more out of their social media. They’re stuck because Imposter Syndrome has them paralysed. They are stuck because they are overwhelmed with what they see before them. They are stuck and they need help finding a way out and they know that there has to be a better way and they are at the core of it.

Do I have to wait for our session to ask a question?

Nope! And please don’t. As an ongoing client, you have ‘reasonable’ email access to me. That includes questions about homework, things that have cropped up, things you’ve seen or heard, ideas you might have. Feel free to email me at 2am when they pop in your head, I’ll respond  (just not at 2am).

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