Coaching for Impact

Impacting Leaders, Leaving a Legacy

Coaching Quotes



"Executives and HR managers know coaching is the most potent tool for inducing lasting personal change."  -- Ivy Business Journal

"A major benefit of coaching is having someone who helps you see your strengths and weaknesses and uses them to accomplish your goals." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Many of the world's most admired corporations, from GE to Goldman Sachs, invest in coaching.  Annual spending on coaching in the U.S. Is estimated at roughly $1 billion." - Harvard Business Review

 "Coaching started in the business world to help stressed out executives cope with their professional and personal lives, and it still thrives in the corporate environment. But, increasingly, individuals are turning to coaches for help with every sort of problem."-- Boston Globe

 "Coaching takes a holistic view of the individual: work, corporate values, personal needs and career development are made to work in synergy, not against one another.� -- British Journal of Administrative Management

"In a 2004 survey by Right Management consultants, 86 percent of companies said they used coaching to sharpen skills of individuals who have been identified as future organizational leaders." - Excerpt from What An Executive Coach Can Do For You- Harvard Business School.

 �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 unsolvable.� - John Russell, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd.

"[A coach] is part advisor, part sounding board, part cheerleader, part manager and part strategist." - THE BUSINESS JOURNAL

"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 

"Part therapist, part consultant, part motivational expert, part professional organizer, part friend, part nag -- the personal coach seeks to do for your life what a personal trainer does for your body."  -- Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune

"Once used to bolster troubled staffers, coaching now is part of the standard leadership development training for elite executives and talented up-and-comers at IBM, Motorola, J.P. Morgan, Chase, and Hewlett Packard.

"Once reserved for executives and professional athletes, personal coaches ... are going mainstream."  --Christian Science Monitor

"Got a nagging feeling that your life could be more fulfilling?  Want to change direction but aren't sure how to do it?  Here's how to jump start your new life today ... Hire a personal coach."  --Modern Maturity

 "Increasingly, nonprofit executives and managers are finding coaches a terrific sounding board and source of help in a demanding and complex job."  -- Nonprofit World

"The Manchester survey of 140 companies shows nine in 10 executives believe coaching to be worth their time and dollars.  The average return was more than $5 for each $1 spent."  -- The Denver Post

"Coaching is the number two growth industry right behind IT (Information Technology) jobs, and it's the number one home-based profession." -- Starts--Up Magazine

"What's really driving the boom in coaching, is this:  as we move from 30 miles an hour to 70 to 120 to we go from driving straight down the road to making right turns and left turns to abandoning  cars and getting motorcycles...the whole game changes, and a lot of people are trying to keep up, learn how not to fall."  --John Kotter, Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School

"Bob Nardelli (CEO of Home Depot) believes that without a coach, people "will NEVER reach their maximum capabilities".

 "Executive 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 Management

"Between 25 percent and 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies use executive coaches." --Recent survey by The Hay Group, International

 "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 unsolvable." --John Russell, Managing Director, Harley-DavidsonEurope 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 companies." --FORTUNE MAGAZINE,