Coaching vs. Consulting

by on March 26, 2010

A ‘Coach’ is defined as, “a tutor who gives private or specialized teaching.” As a verb it means, “train or instruct,” as well as, “give (someone) extra or private teaching.” And lastly, “prompt or urge (someone) with instructions.”

The derivation of the word is from the 16th Cent., literally the name of the town where the first coach, horse drawn carriage, originated.

Consulting means, “Engaged in the business of giving advice to others working in same field.” It is also defined as, “a business or company giving specialist advice.”

As a noun it means, “the business of giving specialist advice to other professionals, typically in financial and business matters.”

The derivation comes from Latin ‘consultare’ to take counsel.

I coach people as I am never giving the specialized advice regarding their chosen field. I may push, nudge, cajole or pull a person toward his or her goal but I never tell them how to write an offer or how they should put together a treatment plan.

There are plenty of companies out there that specialize in that for every type of professional.

I give individualized, one-on-one training on how to achieve one’s goals and dreams and then work with my clients to make those dreams a reality.

If you, or someone you know, needs help in achieving their goals, please give me a call at 800-275-7010. I would be delighted to help them out!

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