BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A LIFE COACH

The following results are from an International Coach Federation study conducted in 2012.

 

Value of Coaching

An overwhelming 98.5% of coaching clients said the money they spent working with a coach was well worth the investment.

  • 70% of clients said their investment in a coach was very valuable

  • 28.5% said their investment was valuable

  • 1.5% said their investment in a coach had not been valuable


Results of Working with a Coach

Clients (who could select as many choices as were applicable) said they experienced the following benefits from working with a coach:

  • Self-awareness: 67.6%

  • Setting better goals: 62.4%

  • More balanced life: 60.5%

  • Lower stress levels: 57.1%

  • Self-discovery: 52.9%

  • Self-confidence: 52.4%

  • Improvement in quality of life: 43.3%

  • Enhanced communication skills: 39.5%

  • Project completion: 35.7%

  • Health or fitness improvement: 33.8%

  • Better relationship w/ boss, co-workers: 33.3%

  • Better family relationship(s): 33.3%

  • Increased energy: 31.9%

  • More fun: 31.9%

  • More income: 25.7%

  • Stopped a bad habit: 25.7%

  • Change in career: 24.3%

  • More free time: 22.9%

  • Increased profitability of business: 17.1%

  • Other: 15.3%

  • Started new business: 12.9%

  • Empowered employees: 11.0%

  • Business turn around: 09.0%

  • Change in residential location: 05.7%


Role of Coach

Clients (who could select as many choices as were applicable) characterized the role of their coach as the following:

  • Sounding board: 84.8%

  • Motivator: 78.1%

  • Friend: 56.7%

  • Mentor: 50.5%

  • Business consultant: 46.7%

  • Teacher: 41.0%

  • Taskmaster: 30.5%

  • Spiritual guide: 29.5%

  • Other: 13.3%


Coaching Topics

Clients (who could select as many choices as were applicable) said they work with their coach on the following issues:

  • Time management: 80.5%

  • Career: 74.3%

  • Business: 73.8%

  • Relationships/Family: 58.6%

  • Physical/Wellness: 51.9%

  • Spiritual: 51.0%

  • Personal: 45.2%

  • Goal-setting: 39.5%

  • Financial: 38.1%

  • Creativity: 11.0%

  • Other: 01.4%