Coaching is a well established management skill and profession in France. The coaching focus is stronger in the workplace coaching niche this is because in France by law companies are required to spend at least 1.2% of their wages on staff development and training. According to a study be the Obervatoire Cego, 72% of the French employees had received professional training, against 52% of the British, 29% of the Germans and 24% of the Spanish. France's ICF chapter lists over 1001 coaches as at 2020.
According to the latest ICF Global Coaching Study 2020:
93% of managers/leaders using coaching skills have received some coach-specific training.
Almost one in two such respondents (48%) hold membership in a professional organization
45% had achieved coaching certification or credentials.
The ICF Global Coach Directory 2020 lists:
254 France based Associate Certified Coaches ACC
264 France based Professional Certified Coaches PCC
38 France based Master Certified Coaches MCC