The biennial Global Coach Conference was held this year in Prague. The two and a half day event, organized by the International Coach Federation (ICF), was impressive and impeccably organized, hosting 1000 participants from about 70 countries. Since I am relatively new to the world of ICF, having been a member for only a year, I looked at the conference as an opportunity to see and understand who is working in this profession, what they represent and how the profession is going globally.
I rarely have the chance to attend lectures that cover all the topics that are professionally relevant to me, so I was particularly happy to hear a presentation by organizational psychologist, Julia Füredi dr., at the September club of the Hungarian Project Management Association in Budapest. She started her presentation with shocking statistics: 93% of organizational transformation projects fail today.