What is a Life Coach?

Life coaches help people move forward and set personal and professional goals that will help clients live a life that honors their values.

“Part consultant, part motivational speaker, part therapist and part rent-a-friend, coaches work with manager, entrepreneurs, and just plain folks, helping them define and achieve their goals – career, personal, or most often, both

Who hires a life coach?

Most life coaching clients are healthy, successful people who feel stuck or want to make a change in their lives and what the support of someone impartial to their situation.

Why does Life Coaching work?

“Coaches have the ability to view things from afar – in what some call ‘helicopter vision’ – and to shed new light on difficult situations. Often they can act as a sounding board through tough decisions, help sharpen skills and motivate
-CFO Magazine

Benefits of hiring a life coach?

• Take more effective and focused actions immediately
• Create momentum so it’s easier to get results
• Set goals that are based on what you really want
• Have more time and energy
• Learn skills to deal with difficult situations
• Create a healthy life/work balance
• Improve self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth

What does a coach do?

Create a safe environment where people can be honest, open and see themselves more clearly

Identify gaps between where the client is and where the client needs or wants to be

Request more intentional, though, action and behavior changes than client would have asked for him or herself

Guide the building of the structure, accountability and support necessary to ensure sustained commitment

Provide client with techniques and skills to help them through difficult everyday situations

How long does coaching commitments last

Coaching is personalized to each individual. Some people want a quick fix to a problem or goal setting techniques, other people need more intense coaching dealing with personal issues, self-esteem, creating a healthy work/life balance or changing self-sabotaging behavior. You decide how long you need your coach, it’s all up to you.

Coaching Statistics

This data was collected from the International Coaching Federation
57% of clients had better time management
67% of clients experienced better work life balance
70% of clients reported improved work performance
72% of clients reported improved communication skills
73% of clients reported improved relationships
80% of clients reported improved self-confidence
86% of clients reported positive return on investment
96% of clients would repeat the process
99% of clients were “somewhat” or “very satisfied” with the entire experience

Coaching Articles from trusted sources

Why you need to hire a coach – Forbes
Need a Life? Get a Coach. – Newsweek
50,000 Life Coaches Can’t be Wrong – Harper’s Magazine
Career Coaching for the Playdate Generation – New York times
Life-coaches all the rage – USA Today