Benefits of Working With a Business Coach

Many benefits are reported by clients who work with coaches. A study conducted by the International Coach Federation reported the following on why people work with coaches and what some of the benefits were yielded some the following results:

A Sounding Board
From the following results, it is very clear that most clients desire a coach that will serve as a sounding board; one that will really listens to them and provides honest feedback. Clients, who could select as many choices as were applicable, characterized the role of their coach as follows:

  • 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 Issues
    Most clients utilize their coach for help with time management. Career guidance and business advice follow close behind. But, it becomes very clear that you must have balance in your life when you consider that clients also have a significant desire to work on relationships, family, wellness, and spirituality. Clients, who were allowed to select as many choices as were applicable, said they utilize 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%
  • Results Matter
    Clients report many outcomes that they attribute to using a coach: higher level of self-awareness and self-confidence, a more balanced life, smarter goal-setting and lower stress levels. Do you think you could use a little help in any of these areas? Clients reported experiencing the following outcomes as a result of 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%
  • I had all these unrealized goals and … Shane helped me pull it all togehter and put them into action. Now they’re accomplishments instead of dreams!

    Whether or not you choose to work with me as a coach… I feel very strongly that you would benefit from hiring a coach. A good coach will keep you on track, motivate and inspire you, and provide the honest, quality feedback you need to take your business and your life to the next level.

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