This is a question that we are asked quite frequently. It’s also a topic I see discussed in some of the many online forums I’m a member of.
The fact is, if you are in, or looking to be in business, the chances are that you will most likely need both!
Many small businesses and entrepreneurs need the practical advice, analysis, problem solving and brainstorming from a Business Consultant, but in search of long term solutions and success, will also need work on their own personal development.
Many of the people we work with have had professional careers, worked their way up the ladder and become experts at what they do. Alternatively we also see many people who have a great talent and are awesome at what they do, so decide to go and set up in business.
It doesn’t really matter what your route to business is. Being IN business is very different to having a job. There will be skills and tasks that you have not come across. There will be personal issues that hold you back. There will be times that you won’t know what you don’t know!
Having access to business expertise along with someone who can help you become your “best you” is surely the most effective solution for business and personal success.
A Business Coach will focus on your personal development, helping you create your own success through areas such as:
- Self Sabotaging Behaviours & Habits (procrastination, distraction etc)
- Taking Action
A Business Coach will empower you to be the best version of you, you can be. What you learn here will also have added benefits in your life outside of work. Yes! There is one!
Being in business is challenging. There will always be problems. But there is very little that you cannot develop techniques to help you with. You don’t need to feel overwhelmed, overworked, full of self doubt and in-decision. Working with a Business Coach will help you develop alongside your business, so you are personally equipped with the skills to manage and grow your business effectively.
A Business Consultant helps you solve problems and grow your business. They analyse and assess any weaknesses in your business and then provide you with advice and make recommendations. Areas covered generally will include:
- Strategy & Planning
- Problem Solving
- Business Growth, Branding & Marketing
- Leadership & Management
- Human Resources
- Operating Processes & Standards, Customer Service
- Revenue, Profits & Cash
- One of the key benefits of choosing toward with Consultancy and Coaching is that our services are totally flexible and geared around your needs.
In our experience, many new business owners and those looking to take their business to the next level, do need a mixture of business consultancy (expertise with business processes) in addition to coaching that will help them develop long terms skills that lead to ultimate success.
All of our services at Consultancy and Coaching offer the flexibility to cover the needs of each individual business whether that be Business Coaching, Business Consultancy, or most likely a mixture of both.