Started in 2006, the Global Coaching Study Report is released annually by the International Coach Federation (ICF) to provide statistics on industry growth, challenges coaches face, and a baseline picture of the profession. Since the creation of this report, many aspects of the profession have evolved, including the number of coaches worldwide, global revenue, and possibly even the demographic profile of the coach. While 2008 and 2009 showed a decline for the profession due to the economy, we’ve seen a huge increase within the past couple of years. ICF memberships have grown from 11,000 in 2006 to almost 19,000 as of 2011.
ICF recently released their 2012 Global Coaching Study Final Report. Here are some notable statistics from the report:
This past year looks fantastic for the coaching community. Coaches are confidently looking towards the future, with expectations of increased client and session demand over the next 12 months. We’re looking forward to seeing what growth and change the upcoming year has in store for us. To download a free summary of the 2012 Global Coaching Study Final Report, click the link and select Executive Summary.