Trainer. Mentor. Consultant. Coach. These rolls are often referenced interchangeably, however, they are actually quite different. The first difference is in who carries the responsibility. With a trainer, mentor, or consultant, the client is primarily dependent on the professional for both content and improvement. With a coach, the client carries the bulk of that responsibility themself. The second, and equally important difference is the actual role the professional plays. A trainer is a subject matter expert and conveys knowledge to the client. A mentor is also a subject matter expert and conveys knowledge to the client but it is primarily in the form of experience instead of direct training. A consultant is a subject matter expert who advises the client on very specific areas of their business as determined by the client. A coach, unlike the others, is not necessarily a subject matter expert. A coach’s primary role is to utilize proven coaching models and systems to assist the client in developing their own goals and help them create the environment, support, and accountability necessary to achieve those goals.
Differential Coaching works with agents primarily as coaches, and since both Jen and Colleen are also real estate experts, we can help you with your business as trainers, mentors, or consultants too! If you have questions about how Differential Coaching can help you, shoot us an email at email@example.com or reach out on our contact page.