Return on investment (ROI) from 6-12 months coaching executives averages $100,000

Return on investment from 6-12 months coaching averaged nearly $100,000–or 6 times its initial cost–among executives (McGovern et al, 2001) Objective/Subjects – McGovern et al (2001) evaluated the effectiveness of executive coaching for return on investment (ROI) as well as specific behavioral change and organizational outcomes among 100 executives who received coaching (6-12 months) between 1996 and 2000. Of the participants (aged 30-59 years, 66 male), 50% held positions of vice president or above; 28% had salaries of...

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International Coaching Federation coaching efficacy study

A study among survey of over 2,500 International Coach Federation (ICF) member coaches designed to assess their perception of their coaching outcomes was conducted by Grant and Zackon (2004). Overall, coaches report: Improvement in self-awareness, goal-setting, life balance, stress, self-confidence, and self-discovery in over half of coaching clients. Improvement in quality of life, communication skills, project completion, health or fitness, and relationship with supervisor and/or co-workers in over a third of clients. Improved family...

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Exceptional athletes and singers have a coach. Should a physician?

New Yorker Magazine. October 3, 2011 Surgeon Atul Gawande got real about his inability to lower his complication rate on his own when he realized that, like most surgeons, he worked in isolation and had “no outside ears and eyes”to help him improve. But he hadn’t arrived at a solution. Then, during a chance encounter with a tennis coach. Gawande was so impressed that a “kid just out of college” could dramatically improve his serve after only a few minutes observation that he began to investigate physician...

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