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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 31, 2019.

Past Editions

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.

  • 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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