Why do people choose to work with a coach?

According to a recent study*, “more than two-fifths (42.6%) of respondents who had experienced coaching chose optimize individual and/or team performance as their motivation for being coached. This reason ranked highest followed by expand professional career opportunities (38.8%) and improve business management strategies (36.1%). Increase self-esteem/self-confidence and manage work/life balance rated fourth and fifth to round out the top five motivation areas.”

Individuals who engage in a coaching partnership can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.”

International Coach Federation (ICF)

If you have worked with a coach, we would love to hear about your experience. Share a comment or send us an email. If you haven’t yet experienced a coaching relationship, perhaps now is the time to pursue one. Happy International Coaching Week!

*The Global Consumer Awareness Study surveyed 15,000 individuals (aged 25 and older) from 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

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