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 many topics that people bring to coaching. What I have tried to do below is draw out common coaching themes looking back at my 1:1 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 presentations, no two situations were ever the same. For example, while many might have wanted to increase their confidence or work on a lack of confidence, the underlying dynamics of each 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 group and 25% from the 40-49 group. I am also noticing a growing interest in coaching from the 20-29 age group.