Per Harvard, Coaches Develop Clients’ Potential and Facilitate Transition

In What Can Coaches Do for You? , Harvard Business Review articulates what executive coaches have known all along: most professional coaching relationships (48%) help clients heighten their professional potential and/or transition in their careers. 

Harvard’s study also shows that although coaches are hired to help with professional issues, personal issues creep into 76% of professional coaching relationships. This matches my experience as a coach. Clients hire me to help them professionally (with carer transition, client development skills etc…), but because we develop such trust, they eventually raise some personal issues.

For any coaching relationship to succeed, the client must have “a fierce desire to learn and grow.” After all, no coach can change a client; but clients who really want positive change, can change exponentially through coaching.

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