There are 47,500 coaches around the world – and that number is only growing. The reason? Coaching works – you can actually measure many of the outcomes.
Let’s back up for a minute though, as it’s important to understand why people seek coaches in the first place. Many people who work with a coach have one or more of the following goals:
- Change careers
- Accelerate career success
- Successfully launch a business
- Improve leadership and/or communications skills
- Manage time more effectively
- Help top employees reach their full potential
- Improve personal relationships
As it turns out, working with a professional coach is probably one of the smartest decisions they could make – and I’m not just saying that because I’m a coach! According to a Visually infographic created for the International Coach Federation (ICF), 99% of people are satisfied with the overall coaching experience – and 96% would do it again.
That’s because the coaching process helps people:
- Unlock their potential
- Increase productivity and effectiveness
- Increase creativity
- Improve problem-solving skills
- Increase resiliency
- Gain self-confidence and trust in oneself
While some of those benefits sound vague, many of them can be measured. Of those surveyed by the ICF, 80% said they became more confident ,70% said their work performance improved, 72% said their communication skills improved, and 61% said business management improved.
Many company leaders benefit from coaching as they seek to improve business outcomes. Your employees are also vital to company success, and coaching can help maximize their talents. In fact, 86% of companies who hired a coach for employees reported that they made back at least their investment. Food for thought!
What would you like most to improve in your life? What’s stopping you?