Coaches Worldwide Celebrate International Coaching Week 5th-11th February 2012

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The phenomenal growth of the business and life coaching industry worldwide is being celebrated during International Coaching Week, 5th-11th February 2012, with the release of the ICF Global Coaching Study.

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Hilary Oliver, UK-ICF President

The aim of the International Coaching Week is to enable coaches to promote the value of working with a professional, and to encourage the public to make contact with them

The International Coach Federation (ICF) commissioned from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) a survey of the coaching industry based on 12,000 respondents from 117 countries. It followed the first survey in 2007 when 5,415 respondents from 76 countries gave an insight into the coaching industry, in one of the largest pieces of research at that time.

“The findings from the new survey will prove especially useful in highlighting the growth in coaching, and uncovering the trends that have emerged over the past five years,” says Hilary Oliver, President of the UK-ICF.

“The aim of International Coaching Week is to enable coaches to promote the value of working with a professional, and to encourage the public to make contact with them. It’s also an opportunity for coaches to give something to the community and work pro-bono for groups or individuals they don’t normally work with.”

Coaching is increasingly regarded as a key part of an individual’s learning and development, and many companies consider it crucial to their performance.

“Anyone looking for a coach should first of all identify their own objectives in working with a coach,” advises Hilary. “The coach’s role is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has. Our website is a useful starting point as it lists accredited coaches in the UK, and provides information on the coaching process.”
The ICF is the largest worldwide resource for professional coaches and the source for those who are seeking a coach. For more information on finding a coach in the UK see http://www.coachfederation.org.uk
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Editorial Notes
1.    Interviews:
This year’s UK-ICF President, Hilary Oliver, and last year’s President, Deborah Price, are available for interview. Please telephone 0845 5272 801 to arrange a time.
2.    About the International Coach Federation (ICF)
The ICF is the largest worldwide resource for professional coaches, and the source for those who are seeking a coach. It’s a non-profit organisation formed by individual members - professionals who practise coaching, including Executive Coaches, Leadership Coaches, Life Coaches and many more, from around the world. Formed in 1995, the ICF now has over 19,000 members, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches.

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