Coaching and Intuitive Business Consulting
Intuitive business consulting seems to be a
hot topic recently. Like so many other 'newer' titles the term means
different things to different people. You need to know what you are
looking for and what you are open to doing.
What is the difference
between a business coach and a business consultant?
'business consultant ' and 'business coach' are often used
interchangeably. However the terms are actually very different
styles of business mentoring. And, depending on your business issues
and management style, one can be much more effective than
consultant comes into your company as an expert on a specific issue.
They evaluate your particular business issues and develop a solution
to that issue. As a business consultant, my specialty is to evaluate
the communication styles of management and employees in a business.
I then teach the staff - management and employees- how to
communicate effectively. When necessary I have private sessions with
specific people in the company and teach them how to deal with the
different personalities I found in the workplace. I can also mediate
between employees and management to help them develop better
communication styles and understanding of job expectations.
I have been in management
in many different types of companies and I find that one thing is
consistent throughout people. When youre working with people you
need to be aware of not only skill sets when building a team, but
personalities. Conflict within the ranks at any level makes a
business less productive. Learn techniques to minimize this conflict
and make your business more efficient. Create an atmosphere where
your people are motivated to achieve their best.
A business coach comes to
your company for a specific person or people to help them reach
desired goals. Sometimes this even includes identifying what those
goals should be. A coach helps you through guidance, not handing you
the answers, but helping you to find your own way. This type of help
is generally effective on a broader scale, effecting the company
indefinately, and often inmpacting the lives of those being coached.
A business coach may also
delve into more personal aspects of the client, since our lives need
to be in balance for maximum efficiency. A coach is their to help
you find your motivations and help you achieve your goals through
Business Consultant and Intuitive Business
Now that we understand
the difference between a business coach and a business consultant,
let us look at the difference an Intuitive approach to these two
methods of business mentoring can make.
Taking an Intuitive
approach to either of these styles helps you to realize your
company's full potential. Learning to be more intuitive in your
business decisions can give you a step up on the competition. Using
your instincts helps you to make decisions based on more information
than you are consciously aware of at that time. Using a logical
approach can be quite limiting to a company's growth when bold moves
are needed for success and one needs to remain a few paces ahead of
the rest. I compare it to sitting in a traffic jam. Using only what
is in front of you does not furnish you with enough information to
make a qualified decision. You don't know why the traffic is
stalled, how long it will take or what avenues are open to you. But
if you have a direct connect to the traffic helicopter you can
acquire all the info you need because the traffic helicopter sees
the whole picture.
Using your intuition [or
mine] may not give you a detailed look at the landscape, but it will
give you enough information to know whether a particular course of
action will better serve you.