Does Life Coaching Really Work?

It looks like life coaching is indeed effective, but only you can be the judge of coaching through your own experience. Most coaches offer a free consultation to get started. It might be impossible to find out until you speak to a coach.
04/14/2016 10:41 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

You might have heard of life coaching, but does it actually work?

After all, a life coach claims that she or he can help you improve your life, reach your goals, feel happier, more confident, and more fulfilled. This sounds nice, but with a healthy dose of skepticism it sounds a little ridiculous. What could a life coach possibly do for your own life that you can't already do on your own?

Life Coach Spotter recently released this infographic that sets out to prove the effectiveness of life coaching. Hard data is drawn from the ICF (the most reputable coaching organization in the world), from Life Coach Spotter's own proprietary data, as well as other sources.

What do we learn?

For those who have used a coach:
  • 80% improved their self-confidence
  • 72% improved their communication skills
  • 57% improved their time management skills

So why do clients seek a coach in the first place?

  • Achieving your goals (64%)
  • Happiness (51%)
  • Finding your purpose (48%)
  • Doing what you love (44%)
  • Career (43%)
  • Confidence (39%)
  • Relationship/love (38%)

It looks like life coaching is indeed effective, but only you can be the judge of coaching through your own experience. Most coaches offer a free consultation to get started. It might be impossible to find out until you speak to a coach.

For now, check out these stats: