Consulting Is More Than Giving Advice
Many people have the mistaken impression that consultants are people who primarily give expert advice to solve problems for their clients.
However, a much more accurate description is that a consultant is someone in a role to help another person, team or organization to change, but who has no authority to make them change.
Thus, a consultant can be an advisor, trainer, coach or facilitator.
Roles of DHC Consultants
*Coach – helping individuals to clarify and achieve a goal by helping them to bring out and apply their own wisdom.
*Collaborator/partner – working with another brand to benefit from the mutual relationship.
*Educator/trainer – helping others especially to develop new knowledge, skills and insights.
*Expert – providing specific information and expertise in specific areas.
*Facilitator – helping members of a group to clarify their desired goals and how they want to achieve them -- and then helping them to bring out and apply their own wisdom to achieve the goals.
*Problem solver – helping others to clarify their problems and then helping them to “solve” them.
*Researcher – collecting, organizing, analyzing and reporting information for others.
Other roles might include analyst, synthesizer, impartial observer, critic, friend and mentor.
Private Practice Consultants
This is a focus on professional services, for example, counseling and coaching, that include helping others with individual and professional development.
Working in a highly facilitative and collaborative manner with our clients, and in a highly confidential relationship, as well
We provide highly specialized content and expertise regarding certain specific systems and processes in the organization, for example, Information Technology and Tech Project, Web development, Digital Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneurship.
Organizational Development Consultants
We help leaders and managers to be more productive in the practices of strategic planning, organizing, leading and coordinating resources in the organization.
Also in financial management and personnel management.
We help organizations to improve performance in a significant portion of the organization or in the entire organization itself.
We use a wide variety of approaches, for example, training about best practices in accomplishing successful change, facilitating groups of leaders to plan the change, and informal coaching conversations to maintain momentum during the change.