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ICF Global Coaching Study

The Global Coaching Study is commissioned by ICF and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The study is based on a comprehensive survey of the coaching industry, and explores topics including industry size and revenue, the business and practice of coaching, and perspectives on industry trends.

2019 Global Coaching Survey

The 2019 Global Coaching Survey is now open! ICF and PwC invite coaches, as well as managers and leaders who use coaching skills at work, to complete this survey.

The survey is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. The deadline to complete the survey is December 15, 2019.

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Help Your Local Coaching Community Win a Virtual Research Presentation

Countries, US and Australian states and Canadian provinces with more than 100 valid GCS responses become part of the 100 Club. This informal designation will unlock access to local research findings when the study is published in 2020.

This year, our research partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers have offered an additional incentive for three countries, states or provinces that join the 100 Club by December 15*: a virtual presentation of local research results by PwC Global Research Director Colin McIlheney.

If your country, state or province was part of the 100 Club in 2015 and exceeds its total valid responses from 2015 this year, it will be entered in a drawing to win one of two virtual presentations with Colin.

If your country, state or province was not part of the 100 Club in 2015, but joins this year, it will be entered in a drawing to win a virtual presentation with Colin.

We will announce the three winning localities in January 2020. All three presentations will take place during the second half of 2020, after ICF and PwC release final research results.

*Specific localities in the United Kingdom, France and Brazil are also eligible for the 100 Club; however, they are not eligible for this contest. 

  • 2019 100 Club Members

    Countries

    • Argentina*
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brazil*
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • China*
    • Colombia*
    • Costa Rica*
    • Dominican Republic*
    • Ecuador*
    • France*
    • Germany*
    • Hungary
    • India*
    • Indonesia*
    • Ireland*
    • Italy*
    • Japan
    • Kenya*
    • Republic of Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico*
    • Netherlands*
    • New Zealand*
    • Peru*
    • Philippines
    • Portugal*
    • Romania*
    • Russian Federation
    • Singapore*
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland*
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand*
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates*
    • United Kingdom*
    • USA
    • Venezuela*
    • Vietnam*

    Australian States

    • New South Wales
    • Queensland
    • Victoria*

    Canadian Provinces

    • Alberta
    • British Columbia
    • Ontario
    • Québec

    US States

    • Arizona
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Florida*
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Massachusetts
    • Maryland
    • Minnesota*
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • North Carolina*
    • Ohio
    • Oregon*
    • Pennsylvania
    • Texas
    • Virginia*
    • Washington

    Additional Localities**

    • Île-de-France (France)
    • London and the South East (UK)
    • Midlands/East Anglia (UK)
    • São Paulo (Brazil)

    Last updated November 14, 2019

    *Eligible for the drawing to win a virtual research presentation from Colin McIlheney of PwC
    **Localities in Brazil, France and the United Kingdom are not eligible for the ICF/PwC contest.

  • 2015 100 Club Members

    Countries

    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Hungary
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Republic of Korea
    • Russian Federation
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • USA

    Australian States

    • New South Wales
    • Queensland
    • Victoria

    Canadian Provinces

    • Alberta
    • British Columbia
    • Ontario
    • Québec

    U.S. States

    • Arizona
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Massachusetts
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • North Carolina
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • Washington

    Additional Localities

    • London and the South East (UK)
    • Midlands/East Anglia (UK)

2016 Global Coaching Study

The 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study, based on a 2015 survey commissioned by ICF and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, used 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.

The Executive Summary is available free of charge in the following languages:

English
French
Portuguese
Spanish

The Final Report is $95 USD for ICF Members and $295 USD for non-members.

Past Studies

  • 2012 Global Coaching Study

    The 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study was designed to be one of the most ambitious pieces of industry research ever conducted on the field of professional coaching. A primary goal was to engage with as many coaches as possible on a worldwide basis, thus providing an up-to-date picture of the profession in the year 2012.

    The Executive Summary is available free of charge in the following languages:

    English
    French
    German
    Portuguese
    Spanish

  • 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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