Life coaching is a fairly recent activity that emerged in the U.S. in the sixties. It especially took off in the nineties thanks to celebrities advertising the benefits of that type of help.

In this new millennia, with new technology and careers, what is the actual advantage of having a coach? Numbers don’t lie.

When asked the value of the coaching investment, 98.5% of coaching clients said their investment in a coach was well worth the money.



The outcomes that clients most often attribute to their coaching are: 

A higher level of self-awareness: 67.6%woman thinking

Smarter goal-setting: 62.4%

A more balanced life: 60.5%

Lower stress levels: 57.1%

Self-discovery: 52.9%

More self-confidence: 52.4%

Improvement in quality of life: 43.3%

Enhanced communication skills: 39.5%

Project completion: 35.7%

Health or fitness improvement: 33.8%

Better relationships with boss or co-workers: 33.3%

Better family relationships: 33.3%

Increased energy: 31.9%

More fun: 31.9%

More income: 25.7%

Stopped a bad habit: 25.7%

“Studies reveal high levels of satisfaction among coaching clients and validates a significant return on investment (ROI) for companies. According to the ICF Global Coaching Client Study , the vast majority of companies (86%) say they at least made their investment back . In fact, almost one in five people (19%) saw an ROI of 50 times their investment, while a further 28%.”
This information is an excerpt from the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) Client Survey. © Copyright 1997-2000 – International Coach Federation. The complete survey results are available on the International Coach Federation’s web site at