Is Coach Certification Necessary?
Coaching is looking to be a rapidly growing field, with corporations around the globe increasing their use of internal and external coaches in an effort to maximize productivity, efficiency and skill in their organizations. With that increase ICF certification is becoming more important.
According to the ICF Global Coaching Study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers more than 3 in 4 (76%) of all coaches agree that, "the people and organizations who receive coaching expect their coaches to be certified/credentialed". And the 2010 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study says, "84 percent of adult consumers who had experienced a coaching relationship reported that it was important for coaches to hold a credential."