In a previous blog we wrote about the exciting numbers reported in the recently released 2016 ICF Global study regarding social change globally. ICF is a non-profit organization that provides accreditation for coaching training programs to ensure consistency in coach training programs and consistency among coaching professionals. ICF Credentials are awarded to professional coaches who have met stringent education and experience requirements, and have demonstrated mastery of the coaching competencies.
The other exciting news is the numbers reported on the client ages of the coaches who responded to the survey. On average, 60% of clients are under the age of 45 with the highest percentage in the 35-44 age range. In previous questions, it was established that many of the clients being reported on are business related so the age range of 35-44 makes sense in that context. However, what excited us is the first client bracket of 25 years old and under which is reported at only 5%.
Why do we find this exciting?
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett has been working with students for over 35 years but parents and universities are just becoming more aware of student coaching. More research has been done and you will find coaching acknowledge in books published on ADHD and Executive Function challenges. Student coaching provided a huge head start in life for those clients in the under 25 age bracket. The fact that only 5% of the reported coaching clients in this study are under the age of 25 speaks to just how unique and in demand student coaches truly are. The growth opportunity is tremendous! A business coach puts a ton of effort and time in trying to differentiate themselves and compete for the attention of large organizations. JST Grads are already unique by virtue of their specialized training in executive function and ADHD coaching skillsets. When parents find you, they pay attention!
You can see the rest of the ICF Global Study here.
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