Although coaching has traditionally been used as a developmental tool for executives, in many organizations access has expanded to individuals at every age and stage of their careers. This is because a growing number of organizational decision-makers recognize the capacity of coaching to empower, engage, and develop employees.
As the face of individuals receiving coaches changes, so do the modalities used. Increasingly, organizations are utilizing managers and leaders who use coaching knowledge, approaches and skills to create awareness and support behavior change. Organizations with strong coaching cultures value and invest in professional coach practitioners and managers/ leaders using coaching skills in order to support employees at all levels in growing their skills, enhancing their value and reaching their professional goals.
For the third consecutive year, the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and the International Coach Federation (ICF) partnered to research coaching with a sample of almost 900 organizations.