Coaching is coming to be viewed as the most effective form of personal and professional development available today!
That is a strong claim, but it's based on more than just a few anecdotes from coaches. A growing body of evidence-based research is coming to a clear conclusion: "Yes, coaching lives up to its promises." A few straightforward numbers make the point.
A 2009 study of over 2000 coaching clients found that 99% were somewhat or very satisfied with the overall experience, and that 96% would repeat the coaching experience given the same circumstances that lead them to seek coaching in the first place.
That 99% customer satisfaction rate for coaching is even more impressive when you look at who is turning to coaching. Once viewed as a remedial tool, coaching is now the strategy of choice for proactive leadership development. A 2013 study found that leadership development and helping leaders maneuver through transitions account for over 80% of executive coaching.
As icing on the cake, 95% of the senior executives surveyed in a Stanford Business School study said that coaching was an enjoyable experience.
With more and more senior managers and top executives turning to coaching as a way to maximize their potential, is it any wonder that around the world executives and professionals now proudly say, “Hey! I’ve got a coach!”