Is there a difference between a coach and a consultant?

Yes, there is a difference between a Coach and a consultant. Consultants are usually experts in their field. Their job is to evaluate your situation, create solutions they think will work for you, deliver these solutions, and leave. They may check back with you a time or two, but basically you’re on your own to produce the desired results. A Coach is usually familiar with your business, but is not an expert. She acknowledges you are the expert and that you know your business better than anyone. You and your Coach work together to discover your own answers and solutions, that fit you and your particular situation. Together you form a team to create your solutions and action plans. Your Coach then stays with you to provide support, encouragement backup as you move towards achieving your goals.