The answer is yes and no.
Most business coaches focus is on the individual client’s behavior, action and attitudes. Their work focuses on personal development, empowerment, or practical skills like time management and goal-setting. They also motivate, encourage, challenge, give suggestions and hold you accountable. They help you, the client, do the work yourself.
Business consultants, on the other hand, do the work requested of their clients which could be planning or implementation. Many specialize by industry such as retail, construction, health services, pharmaceuticals and more. The client typically outlines a scope of work (maybe puts out a request for proposal) which describes the project with which they want help. Their projects can be very high level such as strategic planning or more discrete, short-term initiatives. Some consultants also function as temporary “staff”; clients who do this may be testing out a new position (to see if it’s needed), screening candidates (almost like a probationary period), or simply to handle a temporary increase in workload. In every case, the client defines what work should be done.
Right Hand Partner does aspects of coaching and consulting based on your needs and your availability. The key difference is that we help you from strategy to solution . The client learns and does some work while getting help on other work; he/she defines what work should be done, and also gets advice on which work should be done.
We help you just as if you had a business partner (but without the share in ownership). We:
Here are some (but not all) of the types of clients we help. You could: