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Ridler & Co is committed to understanding and sharing with the market place the evolving needs of sponsors of executive coaching.

Research has begun on the 2015 edition of the Ridler Report which analyses strategic trends in the use of coaching from the perspective of organisational sponsors of coaching.

The Ridler Report is an internationally reputed research project which is widely recognised for its influence in shaping the future direction of coaching in organisations.

It is led and managed by Ridler & Co, the London-based executive coaching practice.

145 large organisations completed the 2013 Ridler Report survey, across a wide variety of sectors. We are expecting an increase in numbers in 2015. A small sample of names which participated in the research in 2013 include :  Aegon, Allen & Overy, Asda, Ashurst, Barclays, BBC, Black Rock, Boeing, Bupa, Compass, Danone, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, E.ON, Ernst & Young, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Freshfields, Fujitsu, GSK, KPMG, Linklaters, Lloyds Banking Group, Maersk, Network Rail, News International, NHS, Pearson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto, RBS, RWE npower, Siemens, Societe Generale, Thames Water and Thomson Reuters.

What makes the Ridler Report distinctive is its:

  • Focus on analysing data from sponsors of coaching in leading organisations (hundreds of them). The report is, as far as we know, the only coaching research report which does not accept data from external coaches – only from organisations
  • High quality and insightful analysis. The report is written by experienced coaching specialists
  • The clarity with which its findings are presented. The report is written in plain jargon-free English, making it easy for busy executives to understand its key conclusions quickly
  • Revealing case studies which are carefully selected to illustrate best practice and innovative uses of executive coaching

Ridler & Co continues to invest heavily in the Ridler Report in 2015, aiming to strengthen further the research’s position as an indispensable resource for organisational sponsors of coaching and for the broader coaching profession.

Examples of the way we have invested in the report include:

  • Spending an increasing amount of Ridler & Co directors’ time on the research
  • Employing a dedicated project manager
  • Investing in the report’s IT infrastructure to give greater functionality and increase the scale of the research
  • Expanding the range of the research methodology to include four focus groups

2015 marks the sixth Ridler Report. It is also 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 Editor of the Ridler Report and Chairman of the Ridler Report Executive Board which consists of Clive Mann and Caroline Horner of Ridler & Co and Chris Jackson, President of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, UK.

The report is receiving sponsorship from headline sponsor E.ON 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.

Professor David Gray of University of Greenwich, the leading international expert in research methodology has provided consultancy input into the Ridler Report to reinforce the high levels of rigour of research methodology used, at the same time as expanding the range of the report’s research methods, to include extensive use of focus groups.

The Ridler Report on-line survey (which has now closed) covered areas drawn from the four core research themes (see above) and a range of other topical areas in coaching, including accreditation, chemistry meetings, supervision, group coaching, coaching culture, the organisation’s role in coaching assignments, coachee objectives, external coaching fee levels and coaching via virtual delivery channels.

The 2015 Ridler Report will be published in September and will include a comprehensive analysis of the survey data as well as four to six case studies illustrating innovative and best practice use of coaching in leading organisations. In addition there will be expanded analysis of the four core research themes.

In order to finance the increasing scale and scope of the Ridler Report and ensure continued investment in the research after 2015 there will be a charge for the 2015 Ridler Report, as follows:

  • For commercial organisations : £325 + VAT for their first copy, then £75 + VAT for each subsequent copy
  • For public sector organisations and charities : £75 + VAT per copy
  • For academic institutions and independent coaches and consultants : £75 + VAT per copy

There will be significant discounts for orders of twelve or more copies of the report. Please ask Ridler & Co for further details.

If you have any enquiries about the Ridler Report please contact Clive Mann, Managing Director of Ridler & Co on clive.mann@ridlerandco.com or Laura Taylor, a director of Ridler & Co, on laura.taylor@ridlerandco.com

Clive and Laura can also be reached by telephone on +44 20 7112 6750