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6th ridler report

By Clive Mann, Author of the Ridler Report

The Ridler Report analyses strategic trends in the use of coaching, using data exclusively from organisational sponsors of coaching (rather than external coaching providers). It is an internationally reputed research project which is widely recognised for its influence in shaping the future direction of coaching in organisations. The Ridler Report research programme is led by Ridler & Co, the London-based executive coaching practice.

The latest Ridler Report, is the 6th edition and the second time Ridler & Co has worked in collaboration with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK, one of the leading professional coaching bodies. Clive Mann, Managing Director of Ridler & Co, continues to lead the research as the Author and Principal Researcher of the 6th Ridler Report and Chairman of the Ridler Report Executive Board which consisted of Clive Mann, Laura Taylor, Caroline Horner and Chris Jackson, President, EMCC UK 2013-15.

The 6th Ridler Report is sponsored by E.ON UK (headline sponsor) and the sponsors of the four core research themes (coaching evaluation, setting up coaching for success in organisations, team coaching and internal coaching) GSK, Hogan Lovells, Network Rail and News UK respectively. We are very grateful indeed to these organisations for their support.

Professor David Gray of University of Greenwich, the leading international expert in research methodology and author of the highly respected book ‘Doing Research in the Real World’, has provided important consultancy advice to the Ridler Report Executive Board on the report’s research methodology, to ensure continuing high levels of rigour in the research methodology used, at the same time as expanding the range of research methods to include extensive use of focus groups.

For more information on the Ridler Report, please follow this link: Ridler Report

Case Study: The Development of Internal Coaching in the Big Four Accountancy Firms in the UK

By Clive Mann, December 2014

During the course of the Ridler Report research it became clear that the Big Four accounting firms in the UK, namely Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, have all developed their internal coaching into particularly sophisticated functions where the credibility of internal coaching has become extremely well established.  This case study explores the history and development of internal coaching at the Big Four. Click on the link below to download a copy of this case study.


‘we want coaching’ say high fliers

by Maxine Boersma, Financial Times, 10 October 2013

‘Reasons for engaging a coach are diverse. A report by Ridler, an executive coaching practice, in collaboration with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, says most respondents to its survey use coaching to support an individual’s transition after an internal promotion (59 per cent of respondents). Others use it to support new senior appointments from outside the organisation (34 per cent) or to address underperformance – 31 per cent of organisations surveyed used it “often” or “very often” for this purpose. Another growing trend is “team coaching”. Only 5 per cent of Ridler Report respondents say they have no plans to introduce team coaching in the next three years. It aims to make teams more collaborative and is used in high-performing teams going through change that need to achieve peak performance quickly.’ Click on title to read more…

Ridler Report 2013: executive coaching rides recession

by Clive Mann, Coaching at Work, September 2013

This year’s Ridler Report reveals solid growth in a number of areas of coaching, despite the economic downturn. Coaching at Work takes a look at seven key findings from the report. Click on title to read more…

5 Keys to Making Your Internal Coaching Service a Success

by Jenny Garrett, Huffington Post, August 2013

Jenny picks up on the trends highlighted in the Ridler Report 2013. Click on title to read more…

Ridler 2013: Credibility voted top quality in coaches

by Clive Mann, Coaching at Work, June 2013

Credibility and gravitas are the most important qualities for sponsors seeking external coaches. Some 99 per cent of respondents to the latest Ridler Report rated these qualities as the most important, followed by “listens well” (97 per cent). Click on title to read more…

internal and team coaching on the rise, finds ridler report 2013

by Clive Mann, Coaching at Work, April 2013

Internal coaching and team coaching are expected to grow significantly over the next three years, according to the Ridler Report 2013. Click on title to read more…


by Maxine Boersma, Financial Times, January 29, 2013

It is well recognised that the bespoke development that coaching offers is one of the most effective development interventions. Click on title to read more…

The Bespoke 360 Process

by Clive Mann, Coaching at Work, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2011

Research data from the 2011 Ridler Report evidences the very high value which senior business leaders place on Bespoke 360 feedback exercises. Click on title to read more…

coaching buyers want chemistry

by Clive Mann, Coaching at Work, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2011

Coaching buyers want “chemistry” – interim results from the 2011 Ridler Report reveal changing trends in what organisations expect from their executive coaches. Click on title to read more…