A consultant is a person whose advice people seek in difficult life situations or simply when they do not know what path to choose. A consultant listens to a person and gives advice.
Together with a client, a consultant develops a strategy of actions that would be beneficial for the client in this or that situation. Supervisor is a person whose task is to oversee the work of a group of people. A supervisor must make sure that the group does not break the rules and act within the set instructions.
Both professionals are helpful, though their jobs are quite different. A consultant mainly works with the inner word of a person, alleviating his or her fears and boosting his or her confidence.
The consultant’s help is sought when people want to restore family relations, have misunderstanding with children or parents or suffer from loneliness and incomprehension. A consultant’s help is invaluable for people in depression, disheartened and sad, and for those who cannot cope with difficulties without outside help.
A supervisor’s task is to ensure that the work is done well, and all standards and requirements are met. A supervisor’s help is sought when employees are not sure about what rules they should follow in a particular situation or what specific requirement there are for the work done.
Supervisors advise on the ways and procedures through which the requirement can be met. Moreover, they correct the mistakes, if any, in the process of work so that these mistakes do not creep in the final result.