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5 Tips for Choosing a Business Consultant

September 11, 2020

Workflow has slowed to a crawl. Projects are backing up. Clients are complaining. You want outside help, but who do you turn to? Should you call a business consultant or a business coach?


The line between business consultant and business coach has become blurred. People often use the terms interchangeably, unsure of the differences of the two. To be fair, when there are consultants in the marketplace calling themselves coaches and coaches, consultants, this confusion is inevitable. So, what are the differences between business consultants and business coaches? 

Role of Consultant

  1. Focus their expertise on business
  2. Answer questions
  3. Versed in business strategy
  4. Analyze goals
  5. Provide opinions
  6. Teach skills
  7. Tailor solutions
  8. Integrate new systems
  9. Turn a business into a company

Role ​of Coach

  1. Focus their expertise on people
  2. Ask questions
  3. Develop organizational purpose
  4. Expand the preexisting skills of people
  5. Address mindset issues
  6. Motivate
  7. Create action plans
  8. Provide support and accountability
  9. Turn an entrepreneur into a leader

Choosing the Right Business Consultant