Personal Coaching - investing in your future

  • Is there something very specific you want - to feel more confident, be more assertive, build better relationships, use your skills and time better, get more focus?
  • Perhaps there's a vague sense that your life isn't all that you want it to be and 'there must be something more the life than this?'
  • Maybe you've dreamed of a different kind of life and wondered whether you can make it more than just a dream? 

Quite simply, personal or life coaching aims to help you identify and achieve your personal goals and aspirations. It's a future focused activity which helps you to be more of the person you want to be, and live more of the life you want to live. It's an investment in your future. 

Your goals may be very broad or very specific. You may want to make major changes in your personal or work life, or you may simply wish to be more effective in one particular area. Either way, coaching can be an effective way of supporting you in getting to where you want to be.

Your goals may be connected to your work and performance, your personal life and relationships, your sense of purpose, fulfilment and wellbeing. Coaching can help in all these areas.

You can find out more about the coaching I provide by following the links below.

What benefits does coaching bring?

The benefits of coaching clearly relate closely to achieving the goals that you bring. What's evident, however, is the degree to which its benefits are also experienced in a wider sense.

A recent study (1) conducted for the International Coaching Federation investigated coaching practice and its benefits. It surveyed 2,165 coaching clients from across 64 countries and found a wide range of client reported benefits. The most common of these were (% is the proportion of clients who report that benefit):   

  • Self esteem/self confidence (80%)
  •  Relationships (73%)
  • Communication skills (72%) 
  • Interpersonal skills (71%)
  • Work performance (70%)
  • Work life balance (67%)
  • Wellness (63%)

A range of additional, but less commonly reported, benefits were also recorded in both work related and personal issues.

In terms of overall satisfaction with the process:

  • 96% reported that they would seek coaching again if the need arose
  • 83% were very satisfied with their experience of coaching, and 99% were either very satisfied or somewhat satisfied
  • Of those individuals who experienced a financial change as a result of coaching, just over two-thirds (68%) reported that they at least recouped their investment
  • For companies that were able to provide data, 86% reported that they had at least recouped their investment.

(1) Association Resource Centre Inc/PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (2009) International Global Coaching Client Study – Final Report, June 2009 


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