What Top Journals Have To Say About Executive & Life Coaching

 

“Asked for a conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from the coaching they got, these managers described an average return of more than $100,000, or about six times what the coaching had cost their companies.”
— “Executive Coaching — With Returns a CFO Could Love,” Fortune

“Once used to bolster troubled staffers, coaching now is part of the standard leadership development training for elite executives and talented up-and-comers at IBM, Motorola, J.P. Morgan, Chase, and Hewlett Packard. These companies are discreetly giving their best prospects what star athletes have long had: a trusted adviser to help reach their goals.”
— CNN.com

“Got a nagging feeling that your life could be more fulfilling? Want to change direction but aren’t sure how to do it? Here’s how to jump start your new life today? Hire a personal coach.”
— Modern Maturity

“How do you define success? That’s not a trick question, and there are no wrong answers. For some, obviously, success means money. Others rate emotional happiness as being more important. Yet others rate popularity above all else. Regardless of how you define success, an emerging specialty called ‘success coaching’ (also known as personal and professional coaching) offers the chance to visualize your highest goals and stay on track to achieve them.”
— Central New York Business Journal

“For years, business people have used corporate coaches to help their companies work more effectively. Now, an increasing number of individuals are turning to coaches for help in finding balance in their personal lives.”
— The Spokane Spokesman Review

“Coaching can certainly help you strengthen your sense of self-worth, focus on your goals — and get there, fast.”
— The London Daily Telegraph

“Today’s managers, professionals, and entrepreneurs are hiring coaches to help them with time management, a change in career, or balancing their work and personal lives. People are looking to coaches as sounding boards and motivators who can offer a fresh perspective on career and life problems — but without the conflicting agendas of a spouse, family member, or even a mentor.”
— Fortune

“The number of executives hiring personal coaches is rocketing as more and more professionals turn to outside help for advice in how to manage their day, dollars, and employees, develop better leadership skills and maximize effectiveness.”
— London Evening Standard

“If you’re thinking of overhauling your career to achieve a more fulfilling life, consider joining the estimated 100,000 Americans who annually enlist the help of some 4,000 personal coaches each year.”

— Money

“Coaching is an action-oriented partnership that, unlike psychotherapy which delves into patterns of the past, concentrates on where you are today and how you can reach your goals.”
— Time

“What exactly is a coach? Part personal consultant, part sounding board, part manager. Yes, manager. Remember him? That person whose job used to be to advise, motivate, and train — but whose nose is now mostly stuck in e-mail? For a surprising number of people, it is now the coach — not the boss — who pushes them to hire, to fire, to fine-tune a sales pitch, to stretch.”
— Fortune

“Coaching is not about the past or figuring out why and how life got so complicated or overwhelming. It is about moving forward on the things that matter most to you, dissolving barriers and blocks to your own success, and designing a life that you love.”
— Sausalito.net

“Today’s managers, professionals and entrepreneurs are hiring coaches to help them with time management, a change in career or balancing their work and personal lives.”

— Fortune

“If you want to build your business and at the same time have a rewarding personal life, you call a coach.”

— Robert Schwab, “Businesses Hire Coaches to Build Winning Teams,” Denver Post

“A coach maybe the guardian angel you need to rev up your career”
— Money

“In the past, executive coaching was viewed as a perk; now companies realize it can help their bottom line”

— Steven Hilferty, CEO of Silicon Valley Coaching

“The goal of coaching is the goal of good management — to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.”

— J. Waldroop & T. Butler, “The Executive as Coach,” Harvard Business Review

“’Even modest improvements can justify hiring a coach,’ says Jerome Abarbanel, Vice President of Executive Resources for Citibank: ‘An investment of $30,000 or so in an executive who has responsibility for tens of millions of dollars is a rounding error. Coaching is a success if one subordinate who was too intimidated to speak before comes up with a good idea.’

— Fortune

“I absolutely believe that people unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.”

— Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot

“What’s really driving the boom in coaching, is this: as we move from 30 miles an hour to 70 to 120 to 180 as we go from driving straight down the road to making right turns and left turns to abandoning cars and getting on motorcycles? The whole game changes, and a lot of people are trying to keep up, learn how not fall off.”

— John Kotter, Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School

“The demand for Executive Coaches has skyrocketed over the past 5 years- today’s executive coach (EC) is intended to help leaders and potential leaders across the rocky, wild, and challenging road of organizational growth in today’s dynamic and unstable work environment…”

— The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association

“We’ve done lots of research over the past three years, and we’ve found that leaders who have the best coaching skills have better business results.”

— Tanya Clemens, V.P. of Global Executive & Organizational Development at IBM, Time

ICF – ROI

Source: http://www.coachfederation.org/find-acoach/benefits-ofcoaching/

Return on Investment

Coaching generates learning and clarity for forward action with a commitment to measurable

outcomes. The vast majority of companies (86%) say they at least made their investment back.

86 Percent

Satisfied Clients

Virtually all companies and individuals who hire a coach are satisfied.

99 percent somewhat or very satisfied with overall experience, 96 percent would repeat the process

More information on benefits of coaching can be found in the ICF Research Portal, including case

studies and industry reports.

Source: ICF Global Coaching Client Study was commissioned by the ICF but conducted independently

by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

Increased Productivity

Professional coaching maximizes potential and, therefore, unlocks latent sources of productivity.

70 percent improved work performance, 62 percent improved business management, 57 percent improved time management, 51 percent improved team effectiveness

 

Positive People

Building the self-confidence of employees to face challenges is critical in meeting organizational

demands.

80 percent improved self-confidence, 73 percent improved relationships, 72 percent improved communication skills, 67 percent improved life and work balance

  • Self-awareness: 68%
  • Self-confidence: 64%
  • More internal peace 63%
  • Better relationship with partner, with family, with Boss, with Co-workers: 63%
  • Leading to better management effectiveness 63%
  • Self-discovery: 62%
  • Boundary setting, on self and others 62%
  • Anger management 62%
  • Setting better goals: 62%
  • More balanced life: 60%
  • Lower stress levels: 57%
  • Better children family relationship(s): 55%
  • Improvement in quality of life: 55%
  • Empowered employees: 41%
  • Enhanced communication skills: 39%
  • Project completion: 36%
  • Health or fitness improvement: 35%
  • Increased energy: 32%
  • More fun: 32%
  • More income: 25%
  • Stopped a bad habit: 25%
  • Change in career: 24%
  • More free time: 22%
  • Increased profitability of business: 17%