Latest Research

Check out our Latest Research “2020 Study of Interventions for Organisational Development in S.E.A., India and Hong Kong” here

Coaching Science & Research

ICF Singapore’s Coaching Science & Research Committee (CSR) has a Mission to "Do pioneering Academic and Industry Research" that furthers our Vision to "Engage members and community for coaching awareness, excellence and advancement", in alignment of our Chapter’s goals to “Move the Needle” to helps our members grow the business and enhance their skills as coaches.

We do this by bring trending academic research to the forefront, create a professional dialogue to enhance the effectiveness of coaching, and conduct projects that advance the development of coaching in industry.

If you are interested to get involved in any way, or contribute, please contact Avni Martin. 

Academic Research

Monthly Research Article Reviews

CSR’s Academic Research aims to provide ICF members with a fascinating glimpse into the world of coaching through reviewing the most interesting pieces of coaching research to help us ‘Move the Needle”.  These will be published every month on Members Newsletters, Facebook and Linkdn. 

Professional Research

ICF Core Competency Recorded Demonstrations

CSR have initiated a pioneering project to create several more recorded coaching demonstrations of the ICF Core Competencies, Coaching Challenges and Coaching Models.  These are made available here to members only for the purpose of creating awareness, excellence and advancement of the profession.

Coaches, mentors, assessors, non-coaches, videographers, and editors are invited to participate in the creation of this project, enabling you to earn CCE Units, opportunity to learn, develop skills, contribute to the community and connect with others interested in coaching.

Industry Research

Study of Interventions for Organisational Development

CSR have initiated a pioneering market research, that will provide information on the awareness, perception, application and trends of interventions, used for organisational development within companies in South East Asia (S.E.A.).  This will give valuable information to our coaches about trends, branding, positioning, perceptions of coaching and other interventions, such as including coaching, mentoring, counselling, consulting and training.

After detailed research into what is done before, identifying gaps, the survey is developed in consultation with experts on market research and been tested Qualitatively with Organisations.  Online link of the survey would be distributed through our members, like yourselves, in S.E.A. countries in collaboration with regional ICF Chapters and Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches.  

Results will be shared as a report to all participants and members.  Participants will be invited to a special networking event & workshop where heads of organisations meet our coaches to Experience Coaching and learn more about Coaching.  

Coaching Science & Research Team

ICF Singapore Coaching Science & Research Committee consists of a team dedicated to its mission and vision.  Detailed information on research projects can also be found on SRC Projects & Best Practices Powerpoint.


Avni MartinHead of Coaching Science & Research Committee
Avni Martin
, founder of, provides Certified Coach Training Programs, Executive & Mentor Coaching. She works with organisations and individuals to create breakthroughs to bring about transformation in personal and organisational leadership. Avni is passionate about research and leads the ICF Research Committee to deliver value for the coaching community.

Maria Tzortzaki Research Associate of Coaching Science & Research Committee
Maria Tzortzaki
is a certified coach with MSc in Organisational Psychology from the London School of Economics. Maria contributes to career specialist publications and takes on guest lecturing roles in the UK. Maria is a dedicated contributor of the Singapore Science & Research Committee, taking responsibility for Monthly Article Reviews.

Nandini Das GhoshalResearch Associate of Coaching Science & Research Committee
Nandini Das Ghoshal is an experienced consultant, researcher and facilitator. She is the founder and managing partner of a Singapore-based boutique knowledge consultancy, Insights & More, which approaches business problems with a unique methodology. She is also a Learning Coach skilled in techniques such as Dynamic Facilitation and Lego Serious Play.

Skye YeoResearch Associate of Coaching Science & Research Committee
Skye Yeo is a trained psychologist practicing in business. She partners with both corporate and individual clients across talent assessments, leadership development, and career transition to deliver high-value work and meet client objectives. As an ACC coach, Skye is passionate about supporting individuals through coaching to lead joyful productive lives.

Bernadette CenzonResearch Associate of Coaching Science & Research Committee
Bernadette Cenzon has worked as a banking consultant, recruiting new teams and managing executives. Having completed her training she uses coaching to do various community development projects. She conducts executive courses in trade finance at the Singapore Management University and some trade finance banks as well as participated in international conferences as World Bank, APEC.

Saraswathi SureshResearch Associate of Coaching Science & Research Committee
Saraswathi Suresh previously worked in the Retail Banking industry. As a certified trainer and coach, she is passionate about practicing Life Coaching to inspire and empower individuals, especially the youth. Saraswathi is an active Rotarian & works closely with the club to support various social causes to make a difference.

LillianResearch Associate of Coaching Science & Research Committee
Lillian Latto, founder of, a Learning & Development Consultancy providing the glue to business and career sustainability. A Business Consultant of 20 years within Talent Management and PCC providing Executive, Leadership, Organisational, Career coaching and development. Co-creating OD solutions plus employer and employee value proposition through actioning ambition into action.

Chhaya DiasResearch Associate of Coaching Science & Research Committee
Chhaya Dias founder and Life Coach of The Balance Beam is passionate about Emotional Intelligence and offers one-on-one Coaching to individuals desiring to strengthen capabilities in their personal effectiveness, relationships and wellbeing. As member of the ICF research committee, she is keen to develop knowledge and understanding while giving back to the world of coaching..