coaches are not for the meek. They’re for people who value unambiguous
feedback. All coaches have one thing in common, it’s that they are
ruthlessly results-oriented." FAST COMPANY Magazine
"If ever stressed-out corporate America could use a little couch-time,
it's now. Trust in big companies is at an all-time low. Baby-boomers
have been burned; Gen Xers aren't expecting the Corporation to take
care of them. Under the circumstances, employees are much likelier to
go outside and get independent advice to help them be better managers"
Karen Cates, Assistant Professor of Organizational
Behavior, Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of
"Between 25 percent and 40 percent of Fortune
500 companies use executive coaches"
Recent survey by The Hay Group, an International Human
"I never cease to be
amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or
talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which
invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought
John Russell, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd.
"Asked for a conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from the
coaching they got, these managers described an average return of more
than $100,000, or about six times what the coaching had cost their
2/19/01, "Executive Coaching -- With Returns a CFO Could Love"
"Coaching is the number two growth
industry right behind IT (Information Technology) jobs, and it's the
number one home-based
profession." Start-Ups Magazine
"What's really driving the boom in coaching,
is this: as we move from 30 miles an hour to 70 to 120 to 180......as
we go from driving straight down the road to making right turns and
left turns to abandoning cars and getting on motorcycles...the whole
game changes, and a lot of people are trying to keep up, learn how not
fall off." John Kotter, Professor of Leadership, Harvard
America, coaching sessions at many companies have become as routine
for executives as budget forecasts and quota meetings."
INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
"...[A coach is] part
advisor, part sounding board, part cheerleader, part manager and part
The Business Journal, April 10, 2000
are everywhere these days. Companies hire them to shore up executives
or, in some cases, to ship them out. Division heads hire them as
change agents. Workers at all levels of the corporate ladder, fed up
with a lack of advice from inside the company, are taking matters into
their own hands and enlisting coaches for guidance on how to improve
their performance, boost their profits, and make better decisions
about everything from personnel to strategy."
--Fortune, May 21, 2000
"Inside every successful business person is an even more ambitious one
trying to get out. He or she just needs a little help."
Watch Over You, 10/9/00, Australian Financial Review
"A coach may be
the guardian angel you need to rev up your career" MONEY
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