The Coaching Research Project 2005, conducted by Frank Bresser Consulting, was aimed to find out the key success factors for coaching programmes and to provide
a well-founded, comprehensive and systematic top level framework for management action to best implement and improve coaching.
The project was supported by the East London Business School, the Rheinische Fachhochschule Cologne and numerous other organisations. It contains the analysis of about 150 relevant literature sources as well as the undertaking and evaluation of the following primary research activities:
1. Worldwide Coaching Survey 2005
144 participating coaches and managers from over 20 countries
2. Transatlantic Coaching Pilot Project
19 high potentials from US – leadership students at Rice University – were coached by 19 highly qualified AC coaches from Europe across the Atlantic by phone.
3. Series of 12 interviews with top coaches/coaching managers
i.e. John Whitmore, Philippe Rosinski, Katherine Tulpa/
Alex Szabo (Chair/Vice Chair AC), Steve Mitten (Chair ICF),
Amanda Bouch (Head of Organisational Development AC),
Liz Macann (BBC), Hossam Haggag (Hilton International),
Sandra Eggers (DaimlerChrysler), Andreas Steiner (Pfleiderer),
Christa Stienen (Metro Cash & Carry Germany), Ralf Kronig.