Consultant versus Coach


Useful clarity from Chris Marr in his book Becoming an Authoritative Coach:

Have been reflecting on this in terms of both clients and team members.

  • For clients = we are consultants (may be different for your business though)
  • For staff = I need to be more of a coach (as do the senior leadership team)

The trap I often fall into is trying to solve the problem for a team member, instead of coaching them to solve it themselves.

The first is quicker initially, but the latter is more impactful longer term.

(Also mentioned this on Threads here)

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By Craig Bailey