Coach vs. Consultant: Which One Is Best For You?

Most entrepreneurs and business owners aren’t sure what the difference is between a coach and a consultant. Therefore, when it comes to finding someone to help them in their business, they aren’t sure which direction to go. Knowing the difference between a coach and consultant can save you a lot of time, money and frustration.



A business coach helps you develop your mission, vision, core-values & purpose. A coach brainstorms with you to find your “why.”


A business coach works with you to develop the skills you already have. They work to bring out the “best” of you.


Many business coaches typically address mindset issues such as limiting beliefs, fear, and self-sabotage.


A great coach also provides the right balance of accountability and support in accomplishing your action steps and goals. 

Business Consultant: STRATEGIC ADVISOR


A professional who has built a successful business, therefore, can provide you with knowledge and support. 


A consultant is your on-hand expert to help all aspects of your company. They help analyze your business objectives, fill in your skills + knowledge gap, and create your roadmap for action. 


Business planning and strategy are vital components to the growth & scalability of your business. They also work with you regarding customer acquisition and retention, systems, packaging of services, pricing, sales, and marketing.


A business consultant will examine the goals you have for your business and help you prepare, prioritize and plan, as you set out to accomplish your goals.

Which One Do You Need?

When trying to decide which is best for you, consider the following:

  • What do you want to accomplish? On a scale of 1-10, how aligned are you with your goals?
  • What results would you like to achieve? How will you get there?
  • What level of support do you truly require?  Are you a self-starter looking for accountability or would you prefer strategic guidance?
  • What are the tools, skills, knowledge that you are lacking?

Choosing the best and the right fit for your business can improve your brand, increase your revenue and impact your business results.

Executive Solutions is Sales + Leadership Development Consulting firm that specializes in business development, optimization, and strategy. A unique blend of coaching, consulting and training to help our clients align their goals & leadership talent. Our goal is to help you achieve yours. 

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