2016 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 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study was designed to engage with as many coach practitioners as possible to provide an up-to-date picture of the coaching profession and empower coaches to embrace the opportunities and meet the challenges ahead. The study was also designed to recognize the growth of coaching cultures within businesses and organizations. For this reason, it was widened to include managers and leaders who use coaching skills within their organizations.

Study results are based on the outcomes of an online questionnaire launched by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in July 2015. The survey was available in nine languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

During the six-month fieldwork period, PwC collected 15,380 valid responses from 137 countries. ICF would like to thank all of the coaches, managers and leaders who participated in the study.

Access the Results

The Executive Summary of the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study can be downloaded here free of charge.

The Final Report of the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study is available at a price of $95 USD for ICF Members and $295 USD for non-members.