How is coaching different from consulting or expert advice?

Going back to the dark hall example. Imagine you enter a huge dark hall for the first time and have to make it to the other end. But you do not know the way ahead. You keep thinking of monsters on the left, ghosts on the right and demons in front. You are so afraid you are stuck. Consulting says “We have navigated such rooms earlier. We know the paths that work. Follow us.” It’s like an inexperienced blind man following an experienced blind man. Of course experience and knowledge helps. But who owns failure? The suggested path might seem tempting, but unless you can clearly ‘see’ what it entails, it’s hard to commit.

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