The Singapore ICF chapter initiated the Research Committee in 2014 to make current coaching research easily available to its members, to network with other coaching institutions in Asia to collaborate on regional research initiatives, and to sponsor Singapore based coaching research.
Vision & Mission

ICF Singapore’s Vision and Mission is to “Engage members and community for coaching awareness, excellence and advancement”. Research Committee’s Vision and Missionis to 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.

Academic Research

Monthly Article Reviews

SRC’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 is published every month on Members Newsletters and the latest trends are summarised at an annual presentation. If you would like to submit an article or a review please contact our project coordinator Costa Gonnella. We welcome your contributions.

Reading Club

Reading Club meets every monthly to discuss a chosen coaching topic. Members are welcome to join the Research Reading Club by contacting Hermann Ditzg.

Research Library

The ICF Singapore has provided its membership with free access to one of the leading coaching journals “Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Login using the username and password listed below to have full access to more than 300 peer reviewed articles.

Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice

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

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


The research committee has produced two presentations reviewing the development in coaching research, trends, issues that interest both academics and practitioners.

ICF Presentation 2010 This PowerPoint presentation reviews research on coaching up to 2010.
ICF Presentation 2015 This PowerPoint presentation reviews research on coaching from 2010-2014.

ICF Global Reports The International Coach Federation invests each year into industry research to demonstrate the highly effective nature of coaching, covering a vast spectrum of trends and issues in coaching. The massive scope of these reports reveals a fascinating glimpse into the world of coaching.

Professional Research

ICF Core Competency and Coaching Models Recorded Demonstrations

In line with the vision to “Engage members and community for coaching awareness, excellence and advancement” and create professional dialogues to enhance the effectiveness of coaching, we have initiated an exciting project to create recorded coaching demonstrations of the ICF Core Competencies and Coaching Models.

Each recorded session aims to focus on specific ICF Core Competencies. The participants and observers then conduct a 3-way feedback of the session.

With the permission of the participants, selected recordings will be transcribed and sent to a mentor coach or assessor to give their formal feedback. 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

SRC’s signature pieces of industry research include two projects. Coaching Infrastructure Study examines the infrastructure needed to support coaching in organizations. If you would like to get involved in this study please contact Hermann Ditzg.

Coaching Network Map provides a listing of coaching organisations that make valuable contribution to the profession. If you’d like to contribute further links that may interest others please contact Mike Lim.

Research Committee Team

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

Avni Martin
Head of ICF Singapore Research Committee
Core Competency and Coaching Models Demonstration Research Project (Head of Project)

Hermann Ditzg
Coaching Infrastructure Study Research Project (Head of Project)

Costa Gonnella
ICF Member
Literature Review Project (Head of Project)

Caroline Doyen-Tiger
ICF Member & Contributor

Irina Miu
ICF Member & Contributor

Michael Lim
ICF Member & Contributor

Ulrich Sillaba
External Contributor

Useful Coaching Network Links

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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