Most highly successful people use a coach, in some form or another, to help them get to where they want to be in work or life or both. Coaching is a growing industry with an estimated 47,500 professional coaches worldwide generating close to $2 billion in annual revenue, according to the International Coach Federation (ICF).
The ICF defines coaching as “a partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”. Coaching is a change process that mobilizes strengths, mitigates challenges and realizes the potential of businesses, organizations and individuals. The practice of coaching is a creative and thought-provoking process designed to help clients clarify complex issues, create new perspectives, optimize performance, and fully live the life they want.
Top Impacts of Coaching (ICF Global Coaching Client Study, 2009):
- Improved self-esteem/self-confidence
- Greater self awareness
- Improved relationships
- Better communications skills
- Less stress
- Improved work performance
- Better work-life balance
- Improved health and wellness
- Expanded career opportunities
- Improved business management
- Better time management
- Improved quality of life
- Greater success setting and achieving goals
To better understand why coaching truly works, please click the image above. “Coaching really is about supporting people in growing and developing and evolving and changing and emerging consistently into their best self – which isn’t a destination but is an ongoing process.“ ~ Karen Kimsey-House, Co-founder and CEO of the Coaches Training Institute
Watch Karen Kimsey-House, Co-founder and CEO of the Coaches Training Institute, and Carol Kaufman, Executive Director of the Institute of Coaching and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, talk about the co-active approach to coaching, the four cornerstones that support this approach and its powerful impact on people.