Smart people know getting help fast gets them to their destination a lot quicker. Unlike a mentor, the coach has no personal agenda, as the basic objective is to help design a life and business consistent with your values, goals, and dreams.
Unlike a consultant, the coach is not the expert who tells you what to do. You are the most qualified to determine things most important to you.
Coaches help clarify those personal truths and help you stay true to them. Unlike a therapist, the coach is not concerned with resolving past issues.