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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 that money they spent working with a coach was well worth the investment.

  • 70% of clients said their investment in a coach was unbelievably 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:

  • 67.6% - Self-awareness

  • 62.4% - Setting better goals

  • 60.5% - More balanced life

  • 57.1% - Lower stress levels

  • 52.9% - Self-discovery

  • 52.4% - Self-confidence

  • 43.3% - Improvement in quality of life

  • 39.5% - Enhanced communication skills

  • 35.7% - Project completion

  • 33.8% - Health of fitness improvement

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

  • 33.3% - Better family relationship(s)

  • 31.9% - Increased energy

  • 31.9% - More fun

  • 25.7% - More income

  • 25.7% - Stopped a bad habit

  • 24.3% - Change in career

  • 22.9% - More free time

  • 17.1% - Increased profitability of business

  • 15.3% - Other

  • 12.9% - Started a new business

  • 11.0% - Empowered employees

  • 09.0% - Business turn around

  • 05.7% - Change in residential location

Role of Coach

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

  • 84.8% - Sounding board

  • 78.1% - Motivator

  • 56.7% - Friend

  • 50.5% - Mentor

  • 46.7% - Business consultant

  • 41.0% - Teacher

  • 30.5% - Taskmaster

  • 29.5% - Spiritual guide

  • 13.3% - Other

Coaching Topics

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

  • 80.5% - Time management

  • 74.3% - Career

  • 73.8% - Business

  • 58.6% - Relationships/family

  • 51.9% - Physical/wellness

  • 51.0% - Spiritual

  • 45.2% - Personal

  • 39.5% - Goal setting

  • 38.1% - Financial

  • 11.0% - Creativity

  • 01.4% - Other


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