You can help inspire a new generation of coaches

In 2022, people around the world need coaching more than ever before.

We have a hypothesis that Master and Professional coaches are not only highly-skilled, experienced and credentialed but they also bring very special attitudes to their coaching that sets them apart from other coaches.

Our research project seeks to discover what those X-Factor attitudes are and how they impact the field of professional coaching.

How your answers will help

Together (with your help) we can achieve the following:

  • Further advance the field of professional coaching
  • Identify attitudes and motivations of the world's most successful professional coaches
  • Contribute to a world-first, science-based global study to help accelerate human development

Your benefits for participating:

It will take only 15-25 minutes to answer the two surveys, and in return you’ll get:

  1. Exclusive first access to the global research findings
  2. Immediate access to your personal survey results of your attitudes and motivations as a professional coach

More about the study

Following Michelle Duval’s research in 2013 and 2018 asking the question can entrepreneurial success be predicted, Fingerprint for Success (F4S) has been committed to researching performance, wellbeing and human development in the future of work.

A previous research study aimed at answering the question “what are the most frequently cited competencies that contribute to the effectiveness of an executive coaching experience” produced 7 key competencies for a coach.

These were:

  1. Asking relevant, probing questions and getting the client to process their thoughts and ideas.
  2. Makes the coachee feel safe and can enable the coachee to trust the coach with issues of confidentiality.
  3. Challenges the coachee to think about new ideas and perspectives.
  4. Coaches the whole coachee and pays attention to the interaction between the coachee’s professional and personal life.
  5. Holds the coachee accountable for doing the work. Insists that the coachee takes action and create results.
  6. Is non-judgemental, caring and supportive of the coachee’s situation and needs.
  7. Helps the coachee to identify and set clear developmental objectives, goals and assignments.

As a professional and experienced coach, you would know that competencies and behaviour are driven by internal meanings, attitudes and motivations.

We want to take these insights to the next level and answer the question of “what are the internal drivers and motivations that contribute to the effectiveness of a coach” and this could be a game-changer for the global coaching community.

The 2nd F4S survey measures 48 cognitive biases (attitudes and motivations), our research goal is map this against the ICF’s core competencies to look for correlation between certain attitudes and skills.

This study will provide valuable data and insights that identify and distinguish the crucial cognitive biases (attitudes and motivations) of masterful and successful coaching.

Our goal is to ultimately raise the calibre of the coaching industry, the outcomes for coachees and accelerate the pace of human development, for everyone.

Who we are

Fingerprint for Success (F4S) is research company and technology used by individuals and teams to understand and bring out the best in themselves and each other at work.

Launched in 2016, our platform is used by people in 195 countries and counting.

Previously, we have partnered with giants like Canva and Startup Genome on global studies that have lead to world-first discoveries and the development of alternative treatments, coaching programs and further research.

For this study on coaching, we are studying some of the world’s leading master and professionally certified coaches that helps the entire field of coaching reach more levels of rigour and professionalism.

Your answers are 100% confidential.

To participate, you will need to share your email address and create an F4S Account. This is so we can send you the research findings and assess your unique coaching genius!

  • Please use the same email for both surveys (so we know you’re done!)
  • Rest assured all of our research analysis is done with de-identified results. This means your name and email is removed from your data and all of your answers are both anonymized and secured for your privacy.

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