“The Informed Coach: Understanding Critical Distinctions Between Coaching and Psychotherapy and Knowing When to Make a Referral”
by Becky Bringewatt, MA, LPC, NCC, Coach and Meg’n Deaner, MA, LPC, NCC, Coach
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Thomas Leonard eBook, “What I Wish I’d Known & 50 Coaching Mistakes”
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Core Competencies – ICF Global

The following eleven core coaching competencies were developed to support greater understanding about the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession as defined by the International Coach Federation: Core Competencies

Code of Ethics – ICF Global

In line with the ICF Global core values and definition of coaching, the Code of Ethics is designed to provide appropriate guidelines, accountability and enforceable standards of conduct for all ICF Global Members and ICF Credential holders: Code of Ethics


American Management Association

2008 Coaching Report: Coaching – A Global Study of Successful Practices
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Coaching Industry (ICF Branded)

ICF Global Coaching Study
ICF and PricewaterhouseCoopers (2007)
Link to document (Executive Summary)
Link to document (Final Report)

PricewaterhouseCoopers provided additional analysis on the ICF Global Coaching Study.

Coaching Clients (ICF Branded)

Results of the ICF Coaching Client Survey: Small Business Owners and Professionals
Richard Zackon, Chair of ICF Research & Development Committee (2004)
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Art of Inquiry

With Our Questions We Make the World
Marilee Goldberg Adams, Marjorie Schiller and David L. Cooperrider
Constructive Discourse and Human Organization (2004)
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Coaching Corporations

The State of Corporate Coaching in Metropolitan Atlanta’s Major Corporations
Susan Davidson, Harry Rodenhi, and Arline Berman
Georgia Coaches Association (2006)
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Coaching Industries

Coaching: Who, What, Where, When and How
Jonathan Gale, Anne Liljenstrand, Joyce Pardieu, and Delbert M. Nebeker
California School for Organizational Studies (Alliant International University – 2002)
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Coaching Leaders

The Branch Leadership Survey Results: For a Culture of Personal and Professional Leadership
Human Resources and Social Development Canada (2007)
Link to document (PowerPoint)
Link to document (written report)

Psychometric Properties of the Lore Leadership Assessment
William J. Doherty, Ph.D.
Lore International Institute – Technical Report Series (2001)
Link to document

Coaching Supervision

Coaching Supervision: Maximizing the Potential of Coaching
Dr. Peter Hawkins and Gil Schwenk (Bath Consultancy Group)
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (2006)
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Emotional Intelligence

Guidelines for Best Practice: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Daniel Goleman, Cary Cherniss, Kim Cowan, Rob Emmerling, and Mitchell Adler
The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations
Link to document

Impact or Effectiveness of Coaching

The Utilization and Impact of Leadership Coaching in Organizations: Results from the Second Annual Benchmark Study
Merrill C. Anderson, Ph.D., Pamela Brill, Ed.D., and Jessica Lynch
MetrixGlobal and Linkage (2007)
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Organizational Impact of Co-Active Coaching
Arthur Shirk (2005)
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The Case for Coaching
Sales Executive Council (2005)
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What Coaching Can Do For Your Organization-And What It Can’t
Alec R. Levenson, Mike McDermott, and Suzanne Clarke
Center for Effective Organizations (University of Southern California – 2004)
Link to document

Measurement of Coaching Effectiveness/ROI

Are There Any Tangible Benefits to Coaching and Are There Any Positive Financial Returns?
Julia Marber
Clear Coaching Limited (2007)
Link to document (Survey Results)
Link to document (Executive Summary)

Measuring ROI in Coaching Relationships
Amy Selwyn (2005)
Link to document

Can Coaching Effectiveness Be Measured?
Terry Bacon, Ph.D. and Anna Pool, MA, OD
Lore International Institute
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ROI from Coaching

Building the Business Case for Coaching
Dianna L. Anderson and Merrill C. Anderson, Ph.D.
MetrixGlobal (2006)
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Determining the ROI of Coaching
Susan Jeska (2005)
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Research on Companies Involved in Measuring Coaching Impact
Paul Sherman (2005)
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The ROI of Leadership Coaching: Three Key Insights for Value Creation
Dianna L. Anderson and Merrill C. Anderson, Ph.D.
MetrixGlobal (2005)
Link to document

Return of Investment (ROI) from Corporate Coaching Association
for Coaching (2004)

Link to document (Survey Results)
Link to document (Executive Summary)

Coaching for Increased Profitability: How to Deliver and Demonstrate Tangible Results to the Bottom Line
Merrill C. Anderson, Ph.D.
MetrixGlobal (2003)
Link to document

Sherpa Executive Coaching Survey
Link to document (All Respondents Summary)
Link to document (Executive Coaches responses)