Life Coaching

Originally the concept of coaching started in sport but in recent years it has become an important accepted practice for many successful people across the spectrum. Life Coaches have been able to play a major role in the success of athletes, movie stars, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, academics, scientists, celebrities, politicians, musicians and professionals from all walks of life. In fact many successful people here in Australia today have life coaches to help them stay focussed and motivated towards pursuing their dreams.

Life Coaches are individuals who provide the drive and guidance that their clients need to make improvements in their careers, relationships, and in their lives. They help clients to:

  • Recognize their skills and dreams
  • Refocus their life’s goals
  • Move past challenges that stand in the way of them achieving their goals (webmd).

Another useful definition is: “A Life Coach is a person who counsels or motivates others in the achievement of personal objectives such as choosing or changing careers, improving relationships, setting goals, and determining priorities.” (American Heritage Dictionary).


  • A major study showed that training alone delivered a 22% improvement in productivity, whilst training coupled with coaching delivered an 88% improvement.
  • A learning and development survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2006 with 635 learning, training, and development managers in the UK found that 79% of respondents use coaching activities.
  • 17 of the top 25 ASX listed companies have an executive coaching or mentoring program. (The Leadership Coaching Guide).

The supportive relationship and communication between the coach and coachee plays a significant role in the results produced. The coachee does, as a result of this relationship, acquire the facts and goals and outcomes, not from the coach, but from within himself, stimulated by the coach.

For those who want to see improvements in their lives and careers during 2015, perhaps having a life coach is just what you need.