Coaching Industry Hits $1 Billion, & Still Growing

There’s never been a better time to become a coach. Life is people. All around you people are turning to coaches for support and growth in times of change. And, as we all know, change is the only certainty in life! Nothing stays the same. 

Coaching is a billion dollar industry because it studies the science of change. Change brings with it uncertainty. That uncertainty is what coaches help people transcend. Coaches are masters of change. And the world is calling for coaches in every sector, in every corner of the globe. 

So why now? Becoming a coach has never been more exciting or more prosperous.

The International Coach Federation (ICF) boasts 53,300 members and is on a steady growth trend. Joining now means you are part of history-in- the-making as the ICF continues to dominate the world of coaching.

-Specialty coaches command greater than $100,000 annually.

-Growth projections for the coaching industry are an estimated 6.7%, taking revenue to $1.34 billion by 2022.

-92% of coaches remain active in the field, suggesting solid opportunities.

-More and more corporations are hiring coaches instead of mental health counselors to work in-house with employees (no stigma).

-ICF coaches stand out in a still “grey” industry of no regulation. ICF Coaches enjoy the credibility and professional status that come with belonging to a worldwide regulating body that offers accredited training and professional conduct/ethics to its members and to the consumer.

-37% of coaches are 46 to 55 years old, according to the ICF. The typical profile of a life coach or business coaching include retired persons, people in transition phases of their lives (i.e. those coming to the end of their career or work lives), Baby Boomers, and even college students.

-In companies, leaders are turning to coach training as 57% of leaders recognize soft skills are more important than hard skills. On average, Leader-as-coach training (training leaders in organizations on coaching skills) was the second most likely future trend according to an ICF survey of 1000 organizations in the US. Third was Team coaching—coaching all members of the entire team and/or developing that team as a team.

So, ready to jump in? Becoming a coach is an awesome opportunity to live a balanced and fulfilling life helping others. The career paths are endless. However- and it’s a big one- do your due diligence and get accredited by the ICF. It will save you time, money and, most importantly, will give you credibility, peace of mind and a certification that is recognized worldwide!

Learn more about Personal and Business Coach Certification. Stay tuned for more information on our online Wellness Coach Certification and Destination Coach Certification Experience in Exuma. Contact one of our representatives today for more details (Toll Free: 833-218-3007)

Upcoming ICF Certification Dates: 

Toronto, ON: October 3rd 

Calgary, AB: October 17th

French Guinea (Français): November 6th 

Toronto, ON: November 28th

To Be Announced: 

Wellness Online Training: January 12, 2020

Destination Certification in Exuma, Bahamas: Feb 2020


Have questions about the industry? RSVP here (unavailable) for our live Q & A on Friday September 27th. 

Canada Coach Academy

Canada Coach Academy (CCA) certifies world class coaches. Our mission is to show as many people as possible how to empower others to discover their true potential. We give people the knowledge, network and tools to change the world, one conversation at a time.

Canada Coach Academy is an environmentally aware company. We are committed to minimize the impact of business practices on the environment. This includes efforts to maintain a print free environment – from classrooms to our corporate culture – as well as doing our part to eliminate gas emissions with virtual meeting spaces. Our goal is to have a net positive environmental impact to preserve the beauty and gifts of the earth for future generations. Canada Coach Academy is a proud sponsor of The Nature Conservancy of Canada, creating a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.