The 2016 Global Coaching Study 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.
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Here are some highlights from the study:
- There are currently approximately 53,300 coach practitioners worldwide.
- More than two in three coach practitioners (68 percent) have completed 125-plus hours of coach-specific training, along with 42 percent of managers/leaders using coaching skills.
- A little over one in two (51 percent) coach practitioners and more than one in four managers/leaders (26 percent) said they hold an ICF Credential.
- When asked to identify the biggest obstacle for coaching over the next 12 months, the main concern expressed by both coach practitioners (44 percent) and managers/leaders using coaching skills (45 percent) was untrained individuals who call themselves coaches.
- Both coach practitioners and managers/leaders identified the greatest opportunity for coaching over the next 12 months as an increased awareness of the benefits of coaching.
- Across the range of business/practice indicators, active coach practitioners are looking forward to the next 12 months with confidence, anticipating a continued growth in demand for coaching services.
- More than one in two coach practitioners (51percent) indicated that coaching to a large extent is able to influence social change (49 percent of managers/leaders using coaching skills agree).
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