At the heart of our service offering is our unique consultative approach to consulting, which we developed in the 1990s.
Coansulting is a mix of the two words coaching and consulting.
It means to tutor, train, or give hints to. In the managerial and consultative sense we use and understand coaching more specifically as instructing people to learn rather than teaching them and enabling them to do something that emerges out of their own abilities rather than playing the "I tell you what best to do" approach of classical consulting.
Key to this approach is unlocking a firms' given potential by understanding and stimulating its employees' individual skill potential, team skills, and willingness to perform and enriching this resource base with our external expertise. With this approach typical buy-in barriers in consulting projects with the subsequent inevitable implementation failures are overcome, because a suggested course of action is not externally imposed but has internally emerged. Moreover, the need for follow-up projects are significantly reduced, because skills transfer is also at the heart of coansulting. People are self-enabled to perform similar tasks on their own, once the project has ended. The inherent openness of this approach eliminates the secrecy and myth criticism of classical consulting (see philosophy).
- longer term engagement
- focus: analysis, recommendations, and implementation
- extensive knowledge transfer
- extensive skills transfer and self-enabling
Please contact us to learn more about our unique coansulting approach.