What I see
People often ask me about the most common themes that I see as a coach. I always find this a tricky question to answer given the myriad topics that individuals bring to coaching. What I have tried to do below is draw out common coaching themes looking back at my one-to-one executive and life coaching clients over 2016 and 2017.
What the analysis shows
The top three coaching themes that emerged were:
(i) Increasing self-confidence (18%)
(ii) Making career transitions (14%)
(iii) Finding/pursuing one’s passion (14%).
Despite seemingly similar surface manifestations, no two situations were ever the same. For example, while many might have expressed a desire to increase their confidence or work on a lack of confidence, the underlying dynamics of each individual’s situation were unique. It is also worth noting that coaching engagements usually covered more than just one theme. Much of this is due to how interconnected our modern work and home lives are.
Considering age distribution, 55% of individuals were from the 30-39 age bracket and 25% from the 40-49 bracket. I am also noticing a growing interest in coaching from the 20-29 age bracket.