Top Ten Life Coaching Benefits - Top 10 Benefits Of Coaching
Personal life coaching is an unparalleled catalyst for purposeful action and meaningful change. In 2009 the International Coaches Federation (ICF) conducted a large scale survey of coaching clients across 64 different countries. Two thousand one hundred and thirty (2,130) coaching clients responded to the survey making for a large sample size providing reliable and statistically significant results.
The section of the survey focusing on the benefits of coaching included a list of 15 areas normally addressed by various types of professional coaching. Clients were asked to rank their improvement in each of these areas. The ten most highly ranked coaching benefits are outlined below.
Self Esteem & Self Confidence (80%)
A full 80% of the coaching clients surveyed indicated they experienced significant benefits in the areas of self-esteem and self-confidence from working with a life coach. The fact that this benefit was ranked most highly suggests that there is definitely room for empowerment life coaching in people's lives.
A full 73% of the coaching clients felt that their relationships had improved significantly as a result of coaching.
Communication Skills (72%)
A full 72% of coaching clients surveyed identified a significant improvement in their communication skills.
Interpersonal Skills (71%)
A full 71% of coaching clients indicated significant improvements in their interpersonal skills.
Work Performance (70%)
A full 70% of coaching clients reported significant increase in work performance.
Work / Life Balance (67%)
A full 67% of coaching clients felt that they achieved significant benefits in terms of their ability to balance life and work.
A full 63% of coaching clients reported significant improvement and benefits to their health and well-being.
Career Opportunities (62%)
A full 62% identified significant benefits in the area of new and exciting career opportunities.
Personal Organization (61%)
A full 61% reported significant benefits in the area of personal organization.
Business Management (61%)
A full 61% of coaching clients surveyed felt significant improvement in the areas of business and financial management. Of course, not all coaching is geared towards financial benefits of course. Yet, clients who do receive financial benefits from their coaching typically enjoy a 3.44 or 344% return on their investment.
The return-on-investment (ROI) for corporate clients was even higher with a median return on investment of 700%. Nineteen percent of companies reported returns of 5,000% (50 times the investment in coaching) and 28% of companies reported a range between 10 to 49 times return on investment.
*It's important to note that only 189 coaching clients of the 2,130 surveyed were able to quantify the exact amounts they actually spent and made on coaching. This relatively small sample size should be taken into consideration when viewing these ROI figures.
Other areas of improvement and motivation that were included and ranked in the survey were: time management (57%), team effectiveness (51%), corporate culture (38%), financial organization (27%), investment planning (15%).
96% Of Coaching Clients Would Hire A Coach Again
Ninety six percent of clients were very satisfied with the coaching benefits they received.
In addition to the very high rankings given to specific coaching benefits, a full 96% of clients reported that they would seek life coach help again given similar circumstances in the future.
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