I have been increasingly uncomfortable with the word “consulting” lately…
I wonder what the alternatives are?
Consultant: “I am the expert. I will tell you the right answers. I will implement for you the right solutions. You hand me the responsibility to fix it.”
Coach: “I will guide, advice, support and motivate you to achieve your goals. I have the framework to help you making things happen .I have suggestions and models too. And you do the work.”
Counsellor (therapist): “I will listen, reflect and be here. I will try and understand your point of view without judgement. You have the resources within yourself to get there – you just need the time to work through your thoughts and feelings to discover them. I can’t tell you what to do.”