What’s the difference between consulting, counselling and coaching?


Consulting involves leveraging a professional’s expertise to solve a specific challenge.



Counselling is concerned with relieving distress and typically involves delving into the past.


Coaching focuses on the achievement of goals aligned with deeply held values. A certified coach is trained to ask powerful questions that will inspire action and accountability.

Coaching is also grounded in positive psychology. Unlike standard psychology, which looks at what’s not working, positive psychology is concerned with the innate assets and strengths that allow people to thrive. Think: Joy, resilience, empathy, optimism.

Each has value, depending on the goal.