I recently discovered this job title from Jenn Lim, the co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, which she launched with the late Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. Her team provides both coaching to executives and subject matter expert consulting to organizations. I thought: hey, that’s what I do at The Doing Well Centre too.
I’m a leadership coach, a psychotherapist to executives who first need healing before they can lead, and I consult on wellbeing and cultural change management for organizations. I used to think this blend was odd. Now I know it’s actually done! And we have a job title too: Coachsultants.
What’s the difference between coaching and consulting? Coaching doesn’t instruct people to do things. Coaches facilitate, ask questions and nudge. The work is co-active, meaning the coachees work as hard as the coaches to make the change. Consultants are hired due to their subject matter expertise, and are paid to provide the strategies and solutions. In reality, both coaches and consultants need a blend of both skills. Which is why I believe coachsulting is a genuinely sensible and accurate job scope.
The world is moving into hybrid and multidisciplinary work. Why should coaching and consulting? Your coachsultant Jason Leow will be happy to work with you. Give me a call today.