By Robyn Logan
Anyone who has been involved in leadership or executive coaching in organisations over the last 5 years will have noticed a real difference in the way coaching is used and talked about amongst senior managers. No longer the “new kid on the block”, coaching is now an integral part of most companies staff development plans. And it is increasingly being used in conjunction with training or consulting to bring better results.
Fortunately the ICF also seem to be aware of this trend which can be seen in the results of their latest Global Coaching Survey. This year for the first time ever they have included specific questions for managers and leaders who use coaching skills in their workplace interactions. Although these people aren’t coach practitioners by definition, they play an increasingly important role in the organizational coaching space. They are often tasked with either finding coaches, or coaching staff themselves. And they are increasingly likely to add coaching to existing training or consulting projects for better results.
The infographic below previews some of the global findings and provides insights into this fast-growing, influential population.