This study explores the influence of personal systems coaching on self-efficacy and goals achievement. A mixed methods quasi-experimental research compared single mother degree students and included interviews and focus groups with coaches and clients. Findings showed increased self-efficacy goal achievements and well-being and a decrease in self-handicapping thoughts following intervention. The central themes that emerged are the broad and in depth outcomes of personal systems coaching and the effectiveness and influence of future desired imagery. Both are unique to systems coaching as factors that contribute to change. The importance of readiness for coaching is also discussed.
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