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: Since you began formally working as a coach . . .

   

ICF Certified

 

Non-ICF Certified (Renegade)

 

T-Test

 

 

P Level

How much have you changed overall as a coach? Mean=4.20

Variance=0.71

Mean=3.71

Variance =1.05

t = 3.57

df = 210

Significant

<.01

CV=2.60

How much do you regard this as progress or improvement? Mean=4.33

Variance=0.71

Mean=4.36

Variance =0.83

t = 0.57

df = 206

 

>.05

How much do you regard this as a decline or impairment? Mean=0.21

Variance=0.33

Mean=0.17

Variance =0.37

t = 0.38

df = 210

>.05
How much have you succeeded in overcoming any past limitations in your coaching skills and knowledge? Mean=3.99

Variance=0.73

Mean=3.69

Variance =1.00

t = 2.15

df = 208

Significant

<.05

CV=1.97

How much have you realized your potential as a coach? Mean=3.85

Variance=1.13

Mean=3.71

Variance =1.11

t = 0.87

df =210

>.05

Results from these two surveys suggest that those with formal ICF certification are more likely than the renegades to perceive themselves as changing overall as a coach since beginning their formal work as a coach. The difference is significant at the .01 level of confidence. In a similar vein, the ICF certified coaches are also more likely than the renegades to have perceived themselves as overcoming past limitations as a coach (in terms of their skills and knowledge). The difference in mean scores was recorded 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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