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Surveys & Analysis


Overall Satisfaction and Positive Impacts of Business Coaching

In fall 2008, the International Coach Federation conducted a worldwide study with 1200 clients from 64 countries about the satisfaction and positive impacts of business coaching. The annual 2007 income of these clients was US$ 128 500 on average. All had a formal, on-going relationship with a coach with an average duration of 12.8 months. Over 85% of these respondents had undergraduate degrees and 45% had Master's degrees or higher.

Overall Satisfaction with Coaching Experience

  • 81%  were very satisfied
  • 18%  were somewhat satified
  • 96% would repeat the experience again


Overall Positive Impacts of Coaching

  • 80%  self-esteem / self-confidence
  • 72%  communications skills
  • 71%  interpersonal relations
  • 70%  work performance
  • 67%  work / life balance
  • 63%  wellness
  • 62%  career opportunities
  • 61%  personal organization
  • 61%  business management
  • 57%  time management
  • 51%  team effectiveness
  • ...


Source: ICF Global Coaching Client Study (June 2009)


Return on investment


In the International Coach Federation Global Study mentionned above, PricewaterhouseCooper and Association Resources Centre firms have established an average 787% return on investment with business coaching. The ROI was 456% on a personal basis and 1150% on a corporative basis.

Source: ICF Global Coaching Client Study (June 2009)


A Fortune 500 firm and Pyramid resource Group, a coaching service company, engaged MetrixGlobal LLC to determine the return on investment for an executive coaching program. The Bottom Line: Coaching produced a 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits to the business.
Source: MetrixGlobal LLC (November 2001)

Fast-growing demand for business coaches

Although business coaching is rather new in Quebec, it is increasing at a rapid rate around the world, as statistics show:

  • Annual spending on business coaching in the United States is estimated at $1 billion.

Source: Harvard Business Review (November 2004)

  • Use of business coaching is widespread in UK organizations, with almost 9 in 10 respondents reporting that they now use business coaching in their organization (88%).

Source:University of Bristol Newsletter (2005)

  • The Australian Institute of Management indicates that 70% of its member companies hire business coaches.

Source:Inside Business Channel 2 (July 2006)

  • A recent study estimates that 40,000 people in the United States work as coaches and the $2.4 billion market is growing at a rapid rate of 18% per year.

Source:Market Data Report (2007)

  • Coaching is the second-fastest growing profession in the world, rivaled only by information technology.

Source:National Post (April 2007)