Coaching is a collaborative process of exploration and discovery that takes place in the context of a conversation. Often within a coaching conversation, there are powerful questions, action planning and accountability. A coaching conversation is client-centered. A consultant enters a situation as “the expert” and often dictates the actions a person should take. Consulting is most often centered around the consultants expertise.  Sometimes a coach will impart their expertise and take a more consultive posture, but will usually make note of the shift in position.