As a certified professional coach, I routinely encounter business owners and others who are skeptical about the benefits of executive coaching. They often ask, “what can a coach do for my business that I can’t do myself?”. When I get this question, the first thing I do is point to the evidence. In a recent survey of over 200 business leaders who used coaches, the International Coach Federation found that:
- Over 60% of respondents said that coaching improved their goal-setting skills;
- More than half of them said coaching reduced their stress levels, and
- Over a quarter of them said that coaching resulted in more income for their organizations.