Managers and Leaders Using Coaching Skills

2016 ICF Global Coaching Study

The coaching profession grows and evolves daily, creating new opportunities for professional coaches and new challenges to overcome.

Last year, ICF partnered with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to conduct the survey that formed the building blocks of the forthcoming 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study. The 2015 survey had a record-breaking 15,380 responses from 137 countries. It also differed from other iterations of the survey in that it included specific questions for managers and leaders (including human resources and talent development managers) who use coaching skills in their workplace interactions. Although these individuals aren’t coach practitioners by definition, they play an increasingly important role in the organizational coaching space. In fact, ICF and the Human Capital Institute’s research on organizational coaching cultures has shown that organizations with strong coaching cultures don’t just use external and internal coach practitioners: Managers and leaders who use coaching skills are also a critical part of the mix.

The following infographic previews global findings on managers and leaders using coaching skills from the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study and provides powerful insights into this fast-growing, influential population. Learn more at

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For a copy of the Executive Summary of the 2016 Global Coaching Study, you can visit or download here 2016ICFGlobalCoachingStudy_ExecutiveSummary.

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