Benefits of Working with a Life Coach

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

life coaching benefits

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%

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