If you’re still busy planning for 2022, here are some things that you might want to bear in mind.
These annual trend predictions are my attempt to help you crashproof, bulletproof and futureproof your coaching practice
I try and stay away from the really obvious and focus on useful, practical trends that you need to prepare for.
1.Growth in the coaching industry
The coaching industry continues to EXPLODE – yes, that IS stating the obvious
But we need to ask Why?
Here are a couple of reasons:
People lost their employment due to COVID and are displaced by technology (more on that later).
Some of these people may have received training in their former positions to use a coaching approach in the course of doing their job, so they may emerge as already fully qualified coaches with some experience.
The great resignation – hordes of people resigning without having a job to go to – is perhaps one of the big contributors to the growth in the coaching industry, with the corollary effect that there is more emphasis and scrutiny on the calibre of training that coaches have done, their experience and their results.
COVID highlights a yearning to live more purposeful and meaningful lives
People have a greater sense of their mortality and society has also suffered a fundamental shock and reset.
People want to leave a legacy and give back.
People want to devote their lives to helping other people.
To put the extraordinary growth into perspective, lets compare some figures:
December 2020 LinkedIn figures (based on search results for the different terms):
Coach: 1,603,532 search results
Coach South Africa: 27,226 search results
Executive coach: 109,051 search results
Business coach: 137,029 search results
Life coach: 81,579 search resultsDownload Article 1K Club