Yes! In the UK today, around 90% of UK organisations report using executive coaches. Despite this, until recently, research on the effectiveness of coaching has been very limited. Many organisations and indeed, coaching businesses, struggle to find evidence to demonstrate the ROI of executive coaching. A Google search on the subject returns results as varied as ‘no benefit’ to over 5,000% ROI.
Research* from the University of Amsterdam published in August 2013 has thrown new light on the effectiveness of executive coaching based upon an extensive meta-analysis of existing research from a wide variety of published studies. The study looked from both a theoretical and a practical perspective at five outcome categories:
• Work attitudes
• Goal directed ‘self regulation’
The results show that coaching has significant positive effects on all outcomes TWEET THIS; the researchers conclude that executive coaching is “an effective intervention in organisations”.
As an experienced coach I always measure and review coaching outcomes and am confident as to the effectiveness of my work. As an evidence-based coach I love to see that view validated by good research. If you are interested in finding evidence to justify the use of coaching this study would be worth a look.
If your company doesn’t provide coaching or indeed if you prefer to keep this as a private initiative, give me a call. Let’s chat about how it might work for you.
*For the full study see Does Coaching Work? A meta-analysis on the effects of coaching on individual level outcomes in an organisational context, The Journal of Positive Psychology (2013, Taylor & Francis) –– University of Amsterdam