Coaching has grown beyond the world of sports. Between April 2020 and October 2022, when the pandemic had our life in its hands, life coaches worldwide had a hectic schedule with an anxious population seeking advice on things like changing jobs or navigating a fitness routine. During this time, LinkedIn’s Jobs on the Rise report listed “professional and personal coaches” as one of the 15 career categories showing the fastest year-over-year growth, with hiring for these roles growing more than 51% since 2019. Another data stated that 80% of coaching clients felt the sessions improved their self-esteem. Thanks to the growing number of people who seek professional help, coaching is now a USD 2.85 billion global industry and the second fastest-growing market in the world.
There is an increase in the number of companies that invest in coaching for their leaders and high-potential employees, as it directly affects organisational financial performance. About 788% ROI has been recorded by many Fortune 500 companies by employing executive coaches. In fact, many companies have added a new title, Internal Coach, to help employees overcome daily professional hurdles through regular coaching sessions. However, people looking for coaches should also understand that coaching can be done by just about anyone, and there is no proper regulation within this sector.
To help our readers understand more about the coaching industry and its leaders, we have come up with a special issue featuring the 10 Most Inspiring Transformational Coaches – 2022. We have identified some of the best coaches around the world who work with individuals, corporate teams, leaders, and executives, at all corporate levels, providing one-to-one or group sessions directed towards fulfilling personal and professional goals. On the cover, we feature Dr. Santarvis Brown, a multifaceted executive leader with over 15 years of documented success in providing stellar organisational leadership, delivering innovative solutions, spearheading major institutional missions and initiatives, overseeing fiscal budgets, as well as training, developing, and managing personnel within the higher education sector.