Hi, I’m Nina Dar, Change Expert, Business Coach, Founder of Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions and author of Transform Your Business in 99 Steps.
What’s the difference between coaching and consultancy?
Consultancy is when you give me something to create and I bring it back to you. Coaching is when we create something together.
When I set up Cheeky Monkey in 2004, I said it was an anti-consultancy model – what I realise now is that it was actually a coaching model. It makes me really mad when I see teams of consultants coming into businesses to deliver change – “you don’t need a team of consultants, you just need your people coached through the journey, and they’re the ones that have to do this when everyone has gone” – think about that, it will cost the same but you are left with something sustainable, which is priceless.
It turns out I was born curious and I’m a great listener, something you’ll find out if you take advantage of my free chemistry session.
You don’t need a team of consultants, you just need your people coached through the journey.
I intuitively listen at all levels, I think that comes from working with global teams and not speaking another language, when I sense that I’m not being told everything or something isn’t quite right I am on it.
The chances are I have been where you are, doing what you are doing and I will have undoubtedly embarrassed myself in the process.
Coaching is liberating, my clients are seeing a huge difference in 4-6 sessions. I put that down to a good balance of directive and non-directive coaching. I am still disruptive, I push people to see how far they are capable of going and it tends to take people further than they imagined.
They only way you’ll know if it will work for you is by taking advantage of the free chemistry session, what are you waiting for?