ICF is a leader in conducting and providing coaching research. In addition to its extensive industry research program, the Association hosts the ICF Research Portal.
ICF's industry research covers a vast spectrum of trends and issues in coaching. The massive scope of these reports reveals a fascinating glimpse into the world of coaching. ICF's signature pieces of industry research include the Global Coaching Study and Global Consumer Awareness Study (both conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) and Building a Coaching Culture (conducted in collaboration with the Human Capital Institute).
The ICF Research Portal contains articles, case studies, journals and reports about coaching and related topics. It is open to ICF Members and the general public.
Wherever possible, ICF will attribute an item’s source within its listing. As many of the items listed in the ICF Research Portal are not produced by ICF, they cannot be considered "ICF-branded" research. ICF shall not be held responsible for any information or opinions expressed within these "non-ICF-branded" items. Further, the information contained within any of these "non-ICF-branded" items shall be received "as is" and has not been verified by ICF for timeliness, accuracy or completeness.
Learn about submitting an item to the ICF Research Portal here.
From time to time ICF provides assistance to practitioners, academics and students by soliciting research participation from a panel of coaches who have agreed to consider assisting such efforts. Before submitting your request, please review ICF’s Research Policies.