The International Coach Federation (ICF) invests each year into industry research to demonstrate the highly effective nature of coaching. This allows the community of coaches to stand strong with fresh knowledge of industry trends to inform their daily decisions. ICF research builds a platform for advocacy to spread awareness of how people can unlock their potential through coaching. Through industry-leading research, ICF has spread awareness about coaching in hundreds of thousands of media articles and stories, such as pieces by Bloomberg news, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
ICF's industry research covers a vast spectrum of trends and issues in coaching. The massive scope of these reports reveals a fascinating glimpse into the world of coaching.
The 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study, based on a 2015 survey commissioned by ICF and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, uses insights and information from 15,380 coach practitioners and managers and leaders who use coaching skills to provide an up-to-date picture of coaching today. Learn more using the link below.
2016 ICF Global Coaching Study
Access Executive Summaries or purchase full reports of past ICF industry research using the links below.
Building a Coaching Culture
2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study
2013 ICF Organizational Coaching Study
2012 ICF Global Coaching Study
2010 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study
2009 ICF Global Coaching Client Study
2007 ICF Global Coaching Study