LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover how professional coaching can enhance the quality of life for you or someone you know.
As January is International Quality of Life Month it is the perfect opportunity to start now! International Quality of Life Month is a global recognition of the importance of a high quality of life that encompasses family, community, education, work, finances, health, leisure and spirituality.
"Achievement of quality of life can come in many ways, and one path we know to be helpful is partnering with a professional coach to address quality of life goals, such as career and finances; health and fitness; communication and relationships; or work/life balance," said 2010 ICF President and Master Certified Coach Giovanna D'Alessio. "Coaching has been proven to help people attain their personal and professional goals and this attainment can naturally translate to a higher quality of life."
In fact, the 2009 ICF Global Coaching Client Study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Association Resource Centre Inc., showed that coaching is having a positive impact in clients' goal areas, and even other areas that aren't primary objectives. Four in five respondents (80 percent) reported a positive change in self-esteem/self-confidence as a result of coaching.* The study showed that a significant majority of clients also experienced a positive impact in relationships, communication skills, interpersonal skills, work performance, and work-life balance, as a result of partnering with a professional coach.
With their goals being met through coaching, 83 percent of coaching clients surveyed reported they were "very satisfied" with their coaching experience and an impressive 96 percent said they would repeat their coaching experience, given the same circumstances which initially led them to a coach.
If you want to enhance your quality of life and are interested in partnering with a professional coach, visit Coachfederation.org to access the Coach Referral Service, a free online directory of ICF Credentialed coaches.
"This month is a great time to start working on your personally relevant goals with a professional coach," D'Alessio concluded.
ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.
The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with 16,000 members in more than 90 countries, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The ICF is the only organization that awards a global credential which is currently held by nearly 5,800 coaches worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.coachfederation.org.
* Results representative of survey respondent sample.
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SOURCE International Coach Federation