LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The International
Coaching Federation (ICF) has released its newest piece of industry
research, the 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study.
The 2020 Global Coaching Study is the largest coaching
industry research study ever. It incorporates a record-breaking
22,457 valid survey responses from coaches and managers and leaders
who are using coaching skills in 161 countries and territories.
The study was undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC),
with a survey that opened in May 2019
and closed December 2. The survey was
available in nine languages.
"ICF's portfolio of industry research allows the community of
coaches to stand strong with fresh knowledge of industry trends to
inform their daily decisions," ICF CEO Magdalena Nowicka Mook said. "The 2020 Global
Coaching Study provides important insight into the size and
scope of the coaching industry, as well as the opportunities and
obstacles facing coaches and managers and leaders who use coaching
The study shows that globally, there were approximately 71,000
coach practitioners in 2019, an increase of 33% on the last
estimate calculated in 2015. The estimated global total revenue
from coaching in 2019 was $2.849 billion
USD, representing a 21% increase over the 2015 estimate.
The 2020 Global Coaching Study provides important
benchmarking data as the last coaching industry research conducted
entirely before the outbreak of COVID-19.
"The world we live and work in today is dramatically different
from the world we lived in during the second half of 2019. It will
be months or years before we can fully appreciate the impact of the
ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on coaches, managers and leaders who use
coaching skills, and the individuals and organizations who partner
with coaches. We needed additional research to get a truly
up-to-date snapshot of the coaching profession," Mook
To this end, ICF commissioned PwC to conduct a follow-up survey,
COVID-19 and the Coaching Industry. During a field period of
less than one month, this survey yielded more than 10,000 responses
from 140 countries and territories. It provides a timely and
accurate snapshot of how the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic
impacted coaches and coaching.
The Executive Summary for the 2020 ICF Global Coaching
Study and the Final Report for COVID-19 and the Coaching
Industry are available as free downloads at
The Final Report for the 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study
is available for purchase at the same URL. The report price is
$95 USD for ICF Members and
$295 USD for non-members.
In 2020, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) celebrates
25 years as the global organization for coaches and
coaching. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by
setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification
and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches across a
variety of coaching disciplines. Its 35,000-plus members located in
more than 140 countries and territories work toward the common goal
of enhancing awareness of coaching, upholding the integrity of the
profession, and continually educating themselves with the newest
research and practices.
Abby Tripp Heverin, Assistant
Director of Communications and Awards, ICF
SOURCE International Coaching Federation