I heard an interesting distinction between a coach and a consultant.
A coach is one that is hired to research and ask the right questions. A consultant is one that will lead you to the right answers.
In my field of ethics, I don’t know of one ethics “coach.” Here’s why from my perspective. Leaders already know what their questions are regarding ethics, but don’t know how to answer them!
For example, unethical companies have never hired me. Why would they? For over 25 years, I have been speaking, training and consulting with organizations that:
1. want to take their ethics training to the “next level.”
2. want current ideas, research and approaches to their ethics training initiatives
3. training of leaders in values based approaches of creating and developing ethical cultures in their organizations.
4. want me to partner with the Compliance department to design and help implement the “ethics part” of compliance training.
Coach or consultant? Which do you really need?