Hourly rates for executive and business coaches have risen since 2015, as have their annual earnings, but hourly rates for life or personal coaches have remained unchanged for three years, and their annual earnings are sharply down over the last two years (see box), according to the 13th annual Sherpa Executive Coaching Survey of around 700 coaches worldwide. Coaches still tend to be older – at least 55% of coaches are aged over 55 years – although more than one in four internal coaches are 45 years or younger. The majority of coaches have been coaching for more than 10 […]

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Interventions must increase credibility through evidence-based results

By Ros Soulsby Coaches need to be more systemically minded, more challenging and more evidence-focused. In her opening address at the conference, Caroline Sandler, head of Sandler Consulting Executive Coaching Practice, underlined the importance of accountability – both for the individual being coached and the organisation commissioning coaching. She said that in spite of the economic climate, coaching programmes and practices were very much alive in business. However, clients were becoming more discerning and demanding of intervention results. Sandler found this raised three key points: coaches should be more systemic in their thinking, more challenging with clients and more evidence-focused […]

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Let’s get human

Twenty years ago Karen Kimsey-House was looking for a way to help people that “felt whole”. Today she is recognised as a pioneer of professional coaching and the developer of the Co-Active Coaching model. Liz Hall follows her journey. More than two decades ago, in a ‘life planning’ class, Karen Kimsey-House got chatting to a fellow participant. The teacher/facilitator was the late Thomas Leonard, and the fellow participant was the late Laura Whitworth. The seeds were being sown for the development of the Co-Active Coaching model, now well-known across the world. Kimsey-House is considered one of the pioneers of professional […]

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The art of coaching

How can looking at a painting help leaders maximise their potential? Explains how art can get a client – and their coach – out of ‘stuck’ and into new ways of seeing

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