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: Overall at the PRESENT time . . .

   

ICF Certified

 

Non-ICF Certified (Renegade)

 

T-Test

 

 

P Level

How effective are you at co-creating the working partnership with clients? Mean=4.40

Variance=0.42

Mean=4.26

Variance=0.72

t = 1.29

df =206

>.05
How authentically personal do you feel while working with clients? Mean=4.60

Variance=0.33

Mean=4.39

Variance=0.57

t = 2.19

df =206

Significant

<.05

CV=1.97

 

 

How good is your general theoretical understanding of coaching? Mean=4.31

Variance=0.55

Mean=4.18

Variance=0.72

t = 1.09

df =205

>.05
How empathetic are you in relating to clients with whom you have relativity little in common? Mean=4.40

Variance=0.53

Mean=4.28

Variance=0.57

t = 1.06

df =205

>.05
How effective are you in communi-cating your under-standing and concern to your clients? Mean=4.47

Variance=0.38

Mean=4.33

Variance=0.66

t = 1.40

df =205

>.05
How much mastery do you feel you have of the techniques and strategies involved in practicing coaching? Mean=3.99

Variance=0.60

Mean=3.98

Variance=0.72

t = 0.08

df =205

>.05
How well do you understand what happens moment by moment during coaching sessions? Mean=4.12

Variance=0.68

Mean=4.11

Variance=0.65

t = 0.03

df =206

>.05
How effective are you at stimulating client insight? Mean=4.11

Variance=0.66

Mean=4.32

Variance=0.56

t = -1.50

df =208

>.05
How much precision, subtlety and finesse have you attained in your coaching work? Mean=3.97

Variance=0.85

Mean=3.93

Variance=0.74

t = 0.23

df =203

>.05
How confident do you feel in your role as a coach? Mean=4.24

Variance=0.62

Mean=4.33

Variance=0.49

t = -0.76

df =205

>.05

When appraising themselves as coaches, those with the ICF certification are more likely than their renegade colleagues to describe themselves as “authentically personal” when working with their clients. This difference was 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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