Some of our clients ask ‘What’s the difference between consulting and coaching?’
Well, in simple terms, coaching tends to be more ‘asking’ and consulting tends to be more ‘advising’.
The reality is that clients who already have businesses often understand the benefit of bringing in a ‘management consultant’ or ‘business consultant’, but may see a ‘coach’ as a bit ‘woo woo’.
The fact is that we always ask clients questions. With coaching we may often allow the client to form their own conclusions from the questions.
With consulting, there is often an expectation of ‘Please tell us what we should be doing about this or that problem!’
Among Club Red CEO Tony Inman‘s mentors are two exceptional coaches and consultants called Jeff and Kane.
They advise that the most important benefit we provide to you, our clients, is quite simply that ‘We are not you!’
“When I asked my gurus, Jeff and Kane, ‘What is the main benefit that our clients can expect from a consultation with us?’, they answered simply, ‘The fact that YOU are NOT THEM’.
Of course they added that our experience, knowledge, battle scars etc were all benefits too, but they intimated that our objectivity was the key – a fresh pair of eyes.
Business is not easy, but it can be simple.”
Tony Inman – Club Red CEO and Business Development Consultant
In other words, we are not cluttered by company culture, eg ‘We’ve always done it that way’, nor are we attached to defunct systems, procedures or beliefs.
So we can elicit information, cultures, beliefs from CEO’s and staff, to really analyse what’s going on in someone else’s business.
That done, we can make suggestions, propose recommendations and generate ideas that could either save on expenses or boost revenue and profits.
If you’d like to move forwards, but are unsure about whether engaging a consultant would work for you…
Firstly, don’t worry – many of our clients had similar reservations and felt just like you.
They found, however, that by investing an hour at most into what we call a free ‘Discovery Session’, they were able to ask questions and gain clarity about what we can do to help them grow their businesses.
We can’t help everyone, nor will we try. We only work with people who are serious about improving their business, so if YOU are one of those people, then please contact Club Red for a no-obligation free Discovery Session.
Alternatively, you can call now on Perth (08) 9328 2203 or on Skype at tony_inman.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
The wisest way to increase your chances of success is to ‘USE OTHER PEOPLE”S EXPERIENCE AND OBJECTIVITY’.