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ICF Global Coaching Study

The coaching profession grows and evolves daily, creating new opportunities for professional coaches and new challenges to overcome. The 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study, based on a 2015 survey commissioned by ICF and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, uses information and insights from more than 15,000 professional coach practitioners and managers and leaders who use coaching skills to provide an up-to-date picture of coaching today.

The Executive Summary of the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study is available free of charge.

2019 ICF Global Coaching Survey

Later this year, ICF and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) will once again survey coach practitioners and managers and leaders who use coaching skills to get an up-to-date picture of coaching today. If you want to contribute to this global research effort, complete the form below. When the survey opens, you’ll be among the first individuals to receive a link via email from PwC.

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Past Editions

  • 2012 Global Coaching Study

  • 2007 Global Coaching Study

    The 2007 ICF Global Coaching Study established a global baseline of what the profession of coaching looked like and what coaches saw as the major challenges facing the industry. This report revealed the profile of an average coach, the main specialties of coaches, estimates of revenue, reasons for hiring coaches, and future trends and challenges in the industry.

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