Coaching and Mentoring - Happiness towards Success

Coaching Statistics

The International Coach Federation surveyed 210 coaching clients for demographic data and feedback /opinions about the value and use of coaching. Of these respondents, 197 were employed professionals. All had a formal, on-going relationship with a coach with an average duration of 9 months. Over 80% of the respondents had undergraduate degrees and over a third had Master’s degrees or higher.

Value of the coaching investment:

70% “very valuable” 28.5% “valuable”

Level of confidence in the coach:

50% confide in their coach as much as their best friend, spouse or therapist, 12% confide in their coach more than anyone else.

Main role of the coach:

84.8 % sounding board
78.1% motivator
56.7% friend
50.5% mentor
46.7% business consultant
41% teacher

Typical issues:

84.5 % time management
74.3% career guidance
73.8% business advice
58.6% relationship / family issues
51.9% physical / wellness issues
45.2% personal issues
39.5% goal-setting
38.1% financial guidance
11% creativity

Outcomes attributed to coaching:

67.6% higher level of self-awareness
62.4% smarter goal-setting
60.5% more balanced life
57.1% lower stress levels
52.9% self-discovery
52.4% more self-confidence
43.3% improvement in quality of life
39.5% enhanced communication skills
35.7% project completion
33.8% health or fitness improvement
33.3% better relationship with staff
33.3% better family relationships
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

The survey was conducted by Amy Watson, Principal, PROfusion Public Relations, with survey design assistance by Jackie Rieves Watson, Ph.D., professor of Management and Statistics, Amber University.

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