Development of Coaches: VI. Does ICF Certification Make A Difference?

William Bergquist December 30, 2016 1
Development of Coaches: VI. Does ICF Certification Make A Difference?

Question: How much influence does each of the following have on your CURRENT development as a coach?

   

ICF Certified

 

Non-ICF Certified (Renegade)

 

T-Test

 

 

P Level

Experiences in coaching with clients Mean=2.61

Variance=0.60

Mean=2.48

Variance =0.54

t = 1.06

df =214

>.05
Taking courses, seminars or workshops (including online courses) Mean=2.05

Variance=0.82

Mean=1.71

Variance =1.22

t = 2.42

df =216

Significant

<.05

CV=1.97

Getting formal supervision or consultation Mean=1.76

Variance=1.68

Mean=1.67

Variance =1.46

t = 0.53

df =216

>.05
Having informal case discussion with colleagues Mean=1.84

Variance=0.94

Mean=1.60

Variance =1.06

t = 1.62

df =216

>.05
Reading books or journals relevant to your coaching practice Mean=1.88

Variance=0.89

Mean=1.92

Variance =0.78

t = -0.36

df =216

>.05
Getting life coaching for yourself Mean=1.64

Variance=1.42

Mean=1.44

Variance =1.57

t = 1.15

df =216

>.05

 

 

Getting coaching on your coaching work Mean=1.65

Variance=1.52

Mean=1.47

Variance =1.27

t = 1.01

df =212

>.05
Coaching other coaches on professional or life issues Mean=1.72

Variance=1.39

Mean=1.38

Variance =1.90

t = 1.83

df =215

>.05
Giving supervision or consultation to other coaches Mean=1.57

Variance=1.83

Mean=1.32

Variance =1.64

t = 1.30

df =214

>.05
Teaching coaching courses or seminars (face to face or online) Mean=1.65

Variance=1.76

Mean=1.30

Variance =2.28

t = 1.71

df =213

>.05
The workplace conditions in which you practice Mean=0.85

Variance=2.55

Mean=0.82

Variance =2.12

t = 0.17

df =214

>.05
Experiences in your personal life outside coaching Mean=1.77

Variance=1.68

Mean=1.71

Variance =1.59

t = 0.35

df =214

>.05

This final set of items is directly aligned with those of the previous question—except in this instance the items focus on the current (rather than overall) development of the coaches. Only one item yielded significant differences between ICF certified and renegade coaches. This is the item concerning “courses, seminars or workshops (including online courses).” ICF certified coaches are more likely to indicate that they are influenced currently by participation in these training and education services than are renegades (significant at the .05 level of confidence).

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  1. Rey Carr December 30, 2016 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    What a terrific paper! And I’m not saying that because my name is spelled correctly or my ideas are accurately presented. The distinction between internal/external locus of control, the renegades/certified distinction, and the frontier town analogy are all stimulating and thought-provoking ideas.

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