The benefits of coaching are undeniable.
Research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (commissioned by the International Coach Federation) shows that the vast majority of companies (86%) say they have at least made their money back.
Making your money back isn’t a high enough bar. We can look deeper into the self-reported feedback from clients showing sky-high satisfaction and repeat-customer ratings.
Even more compelling, is research in from three different studies showing that companies that have used professional coaching have seen median returns on investment from 5–7x their initial investments!
So yes, coaching can more than pay or itself. However, beyond the facts and figures, what is really interesting is taking a look at the specific benefits that working with a coach can provide.
There is a reason why business people and innovators like Eric Schmidt, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Fred Wilson (VC) are fans of coaching, and why anyone who achieved success in business, sports, music or the arts; surely has a history of working with a coach.
In this post I’ll outline ten of the key benefits that working with a coach can offer you. I could provide a list of 100 items, but for the sake of brevity, I’ll stick to the top ten!