J DiGirolamo, G Rogers, P Heink International Coach Federation 2016
There has been much research to determine the most important elements in coaching engagements. This research has resulted in competencies that guide coach training programs and inform coaches as they engage with clients. However, coaching competencies are only part of a coaching job—except for the rare instances when a coach has others to do the marketing, schedule sessions and perform all the necessary clerical tasks associated with the profession—and there is little research on the other elements of a coaching practice or an internal coaching program. Our study is a job analysis that takes an objective, rigorous look at these elements to better determine the importance of these duties in external coaching practices and internal coaching programs.