Coaching Science & Research

ICF Singapore’s Coaching Science & Research Committee (CSR) has a Mission to do pioneering Academic and Industry research that furthers our Chapter’s Vision to "Engage members and community for coaching awareness, excellence and advancement".

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 in Literature Review which will be published every month on Members Newsletters, Facebook and Linkdn. Please contact our project coordinator Maria Tzortzaki for any queries relating this.

Research Library

You may access a range of research articles, portals and past projects complied by ICF Singapore & Global Chapters.

ICF Global Research Reports
The International Coach Federation invests each year into industry research to coaching from four different perspectives: Coaches’, Clients’, Organisations’, Consumers’. The massive scope of these reports reveals. Please see the summary of some of the most fascinating glimpse into the world of coaching in a PowerPoint Presentation created by Avni Martin and Bernadette Cenzon for International Coaching Week 2017.

ICF Global – Research Portal
ICF Members and the general public can access coaching journals and download many of the articles found here.

Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
Gain access to more than 300 peer reviewed articles on, available for our members only. Contact for login details to access full articles, stating your membership number as this is available for active members only.

The International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring
Free access journal

Professional Research

ICF Core Competency Recorded Demonstrations

So far there is only one recorded coaching demonstration available on ICF Global Website. We have initiated an exciting project to create several more recorded coaching demonstrations of the ICF Core Competencies and Coaching Models.

These will be made available on ICF Website for the purpose of creating awareness, excellence and advancement of the profession.

Coaches, mentors, assessors and non-coaches are all invited to participate in the creation of this project, which involves meeting once every month to record a coaching session. Participants receive a certificate with 3 CCE Units, opportunity to learn, develop skills, contribute to the community and connect with others interested in coaching.

There is a nominal charge for participation of $10 per session for ICF Members and $15 per session for ICF non-members. Revenues will be used towards project expenses such as creating transcripts, editing videos etc. To get involved, please contact Avni Martin.

Industry Research

Study of Trends in Coaching vs Other Forms of Intervention

CSR have initiated 2017 ICF Singapore APAC Study of the Trends of Coaching vs Other Forms of Intervention in Enterprise. This pioneering research will provide information on the future trends of coaching and other forms of intervention in marketplace. Main purpose of this study is to generate data on companies who have experienced professional coaching and other forms of intervention such as mentoring, counselling, training and consulting to better understand their relative awareness, application, perceived, value and trends in Enterprises.

To contribute to this project or get involved please contact Avni Martin.

Coaching Science & Research Team

ICF Singapore Coaching Science & Research Committee consists of a team dedicated to its mission and vision.

To learn more about what is research, different types of research, and details of projects we are currently working on please also see the PowerPoint.

Head of ICF Singapore Coaching Science & Research Committee

Avni MartinAvni 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.


Members of ICF Singapore Coaching Science & Research Committee

Maria Tzortzaki 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 GhoshalNandini 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 YeoSkye 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 CenzonBernadette 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 SureshSaraswathi 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.


Useful Coaching Network Links

List of organisations that make valuable contribution to the coaching profession are referenced below and also available from the PowerPoint.

Business Opportunities

List of Human resources consulting firms in Singapore
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Singapore Companies directory for Human Resources Firms
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Singapore Outsourcing Firms
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2016 Best Consulting Firms in Asia-Pacific in Each Practice Area
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The 10 best companies for leadership in Asia
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Networking & Associations

ICF Singapore Chapter
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Worldwide Association of Coaches
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International Association of Coaching
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Reference : Global Network

Life-Long Learning

Coach-Training Schools
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Coach resources
Peer Resources:
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The Coaching Tool Company
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