Coaching in Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia): A European Survey
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This paper presents the results from a study exploring coaching practices in European. The survey covered 50 European countries, was undertaken in 31 languages with approaching 2500 participants engaged in the coaching industry and involved a partnership of over 100 professional bodies, universities and networks, who helped to promote the online survey. This paper focuses on the results from the Baltic States including Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, where there has been little research into coaching practice despite the growth of coaching. It builds on other national published studies drawing on the same research. The results from this study show that coaching in Lithuania is broadly similar to wider European practice. Interesting differences include the limited use of supervision, the relatively low fee rates when compared with European averages and the importance placed on continuous professional development by Baltic coaches. In general, the data suggests that while coaching is growing, in scale and scope, it remains comparatively immature compared with some other European States when coaching has a twenty to thirty-year history of progress and development.
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