Organizations: Georgia Coaches Association

- Georgia Trend
9 January 2006
By Terrell Johnson

Look at any number of business executives who have achieved significant success in their careers, and you're likely to find people who have relied on more than just their own instincts and training. Often, they're turning to the services of a professional coach to help them reach their goals and aspirations.

Though still relatively new, professional coaching—which includes both executive coaching and life coaching, for those seeking help with goals outside their careers—has gained popularity in recent years, especially in the business world.

Corporations such as BellSouth, Goldman Sachs, IBM and Hewlett-Packard are well known for hiring coaches for their management level employees, and one study by the human resources consulting firm Hay Group estimated that between 25 and 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies use executive coaches.

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