We surveyed 10,937 coaches to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical coach. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a coach?
Working as a coach typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a coach?
A career as a coach typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a coach?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a coach. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for coaches.
Do coaches work full-time or part-time?
20% of coaches work in full-time roles while 80% work part-time.
Is being a coach stressful?
Coaches tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a coach?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a coach.
How competitive is the workplace for coaches?
Coaches see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a coach require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for coaches.
Are coaches allowed to express themselves creatively?
Creativity is intrinsic to being a coach, and a highly valuable part of the career.
Do coaches have control over the direction of their work?
Coaches have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.
Is being a coach physically demanding?
Being a coach may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are coaches exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, coaches tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a coach require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for coaches.
Does being a good coach require compassion and empathy?
Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a coach.