The profile of Diane Siegel, at the Executive and Professional Coaching Program at the School of management at the University of Texas at Dallas, states that "One of her unusual tools shows up in both coaching and training, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is the foundation for workshops and presentations which apply NLP technology to specific topics".
International Coach Federation (ICF) is the largest organization of professionally trained coaches. ICF has more than 20,000 members and 14,000 credential holders in more than 117 countries worldwide. ICF core competencies and code of ethics form the foundation for ICF's best-in-class individual credentialing and program accreditation systems.
Who Are Choosing Coaching As A Profession
2/3rds of the coaches worldwide are female & majority of coaches are over 45 years in age. While there aren't many young coaches worldwide, the larger number of younger coaches and males are from the Asia-Pacific region. 60% of coaches worldwide have an advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.).
Here’s some industry statistics and a general overview of the value and ROI executive coaching offers.
A study by the International Professional Management Association found that training plus coaching was up to four times more effective than training alone.
~Wright, D. Global Trends in Coaching, in Human Capital, April-May 2006, p.80-83