Thought Leadership

Digital Resources for Coaching Professionals

As an industry thought leader, we are at the center of new ideas and fresh approaches to ensure Executive Coaching has a positive business impact. Here you can find several books, presentations, blog posts, podcasts and groundbreaking research that we're happy to share with fellow coaching professionals.

We also offer workshops, presentations and peer-conferences that bring together like-minded colleagues and executive coaching professionals to continually share best practices.

Supporting conferences and other events, our principles are also available to deliver high-impact keynotes and workshops.

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Seeing Eye-to-Eye Near the London Eye

"I'm glad to know I'm not alone in this." - Conference participant. Surprisingly, often there is just one individual overseeing all of executive coaching at many major organizations....


2018 Research: Chapter 6

Future Trends / Innovations / Fees + Conclusion

CoachSource is pleased to provide the last in a series of seven blog posts featuring chapters from our 2018 Executive Coaching Research Study....


New Coaching Maturity Assessment Tool

Where is Your Organization?

CoachSource has introduced a new diagnostic tool for coaching practice managers to benchmark their organization’s coaching function to identify potential areas of focus and improvement.


This online interactive assessment will provide an analysis based on current attitudes, initiatives and approaches to executive coaching. Coaching practice managers can use the results to determine key priorities and can learn some critical next steps in evolving their organization’s coaching function.

Articles & Resources

Executive Coaching 2022: Future Trends

Originally published in February, 2018, as a featured guest blog in the International Coaching Federation's Blog, this article shares industry-wide research of nearly 1,000 organizations' coaching professionals on a variety of topics and summarizes key trends in the executive coaching industry in the next three to five years.

Today's Executive Coaching: 3 Key Purposes

Extracted from the industry's most ambitious global study of executive coaching and based on insights of approximately 1,000 organization sponsors, leaders who have been coached, internal coaches and external coaches, this article uncovers three key reasons why companies are actively engaging executive coaches.

So, You Think You Need a Coach?

Targeted toward professionals who are considering hiring an executive coach for either themselves or a direct report, this article explains ways to ensure value from the time and financial investment in executive coaching. Offering suggestions on how to get the most out of the executive coaching experience, the article covers candidate preparation, goal setting, sourcing the right coach and the value of integrating the coaching experience.

CoachSource Coaching Design Checklist

Extracted from the book Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders, this article and comprehensive checklist/questionnaire helps those who are responsible for executive coaching to evaluate multiple facets of effective coaching design. This checklist is essential for those who want to develop a coaching program that will meet the needs of the organization and the needs of the individual being coached.


Presentations & Videos

Coaching in a Crisis

In this 30-minute LinkedIn Live video recorded on 4/2/20, Dr. Brian Underhill, CoachSource’s CEO, and Mark C. Thompson, Ranked World’s #1 CEO Coach, discuss the state of Executive Coaching and opportunities in the unprecedented time of the Coronavirus.


CoachSource’s Founder and CEO Dr. Brian Underhill speaks about current trends in the executive coaching industry, including what the research says about coaching fees and what executives most want in a coach. This fun and interactive hour-long webinar took place on April 1, 2020, and was hosted by Dr. Terry Hildebrandt and Fielding Graduate University.


Global Trends in Executive Coaching

Introduced by Ram Ramanathan and presented as part of the 2018 International Coaching Week, this hour-long video presentation introduces the latest research on Executive Coaching Trends as presented in the book Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders.



CoachSource regularly brings together professionals who oversee executive coaching in their organizations. Our recent forum held in September in London brought together 44 of these colleagues to discuss and share what they are doing and to learn from each other. Take a look at some of the highlights.

Hear more about what these participants had to say about their experience at the conference:

Eva Kovacs, Head of Internal and Executive Coaching, GSK


Louise Buckle, Director, Head of Partner Development & Coaching, KPMG EMA

Simon Macklin, Vice President, Customer Success UK and Ireland, Salesforce

Vera Gramkow, Global Head of Talent and Performance Development, Bayer

Designed to support executive coaches in differentiating themselves in the market, this 5-minute video offers useful tips on how to stand out and articulate your unique approach to executive coaching. This video was originally featured at the 2017 LEAP Coaching Summit.

Originally offered at the 2018 Institute of Coaching, Brian O. Underhill identifies the top priorities that executives look for when hiring an executive coach. The presentation both challenges assumptions about what qualifies a coach and provides guidance on the best mixture of business background and coaching experience and credentials.

Presented at the 2016 World Business Executive Coach Summit, this presentation by Brian Underhill highlighted key research findings from his book Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders.


The Executive Coaching Industry's Most Ambitious Research Study

We reached out to nearly 1,000 internal coaches, external coaches, executives who have been coached, and organization coaching practice managers in order to expand our collective knowledge of the coaching industry. This research yields findings across industries and various company demographics, and is extraordinarily useful in understanding both current practices.

Request a full copy or click the links below to review specific chapters published between March 2018 - February 2019.

Research: Intro, Methodology, High Level Findings
Coaching Overview
The Coaching Process
Measuring Impact
Coach Selection
Internal Support / Internal Coaching
Future Trends / Innovations / Fees + Conclusion


Our founder, Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D., PCC is an industry-recognized expert in the design and management of worldwide executive coaching implementations and a prominent author and speaker



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