Benefits of Business Coaching

International Coach Federation
2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study

When asked why they decided to work with a coach, the most common reason both Globally and within the US was to optimize individual / team performance at 42% and 55% respectively. In the US, this was followed by those wanting to expand professional career opportunities; Improve business management strategies and manage work/life balance.

While responses from other Global participants tracked close to these, the main difference was in those wanting to increase     self-esteem /self-confidence with those outside the US ranking this higher than managing work / life balance.

This robust research was conducted independently by the International Survey Unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Available in 16 languages, the survey was administered to 18,810 individuals representing 25 countries.  The countries selected for this study each had a major concentration of ICF members.

Why did you participate in a professional business and/or life coaching relationship? 2014
Improve business management strategies 28.6%  48.6% 47.6%
 Expand professional career opportunities  33.4% 53.3% 39.0%
 Increase self-esteem/self-confidence  30.9%  38.3%  53.7%
Manage work/life balance  27.1% 41.1% 32.9%
Optimize individual/team work performance  42.4% 55.1% 41.5%
 Other 3.4% 2.8% 4.9%
 Total Count 3277 107 82

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Another ICF Global Coaching Client Study was commissioned by the ICF but conducted independently by PricewaterhouseCoopers found the following:

Increased Productivity

Professional coaching maximizes potential

Increased_Productivity70 Increased_Productivity61 Increased_Productivity57 Increased_Productivity51
Improved Work Performance Improved Business Management Improved Time Management Improved team Effectiveness

Positive People

Building the self-confidence of employees to face challenges is critical in meeting organizational demands. 72% said their Communication Skills were improved and 67% reported Improved Life/Work Balance

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.

Satisfied Clients

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

Satisfied_Clients 99%“Somewhat” or “Very Satisfied” with overall experience Satisfied_Clients 96%Would repeat the process


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