I have a confession that I would like to share with you.
I have a coach.
There I said it.
This week is international coaches week. The benefits to coaching, and career coaching in particular, have been found by studies and surveys to be numerous.
According to a 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, the perceived benefits of professional business coaching and/or career coaching and overall client satisfaction in 25 different countries are positive. Here are a few extrapolations:
62.5% of Canadians are somewhat or very aware of coaching, 4.5% higher than the global awareness rate.
74.7% of those Canadians who have received coaching are somewhat or very satisfied with their own coaching experience. I am happy to report that CareerJoy’s own coaching satisfaction record is significantly higher – with 100% of clients somewhat or very satisfied (over 86% in the “very satisfied” category).
When asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how likely they were to recommend coaching to a friend or family member, the mean was 6.6. On the exact same scale according to our Client Satisfaction Survey, CareerJoy rates 9.3.
I personally believe that everyone can benefit from the independent and objective perspective a coach can bring to the table – even career coaches themselves.
Just as doctors need a doctor, career coaches need a coach. My coach has helped me in many ways – not only to enhance my skills and focus, but also to increase my overall satisfaction not just in my work, but in my life as well.
This is what we do.
Coaching, along the road with you,