How the ILEC Brand Bolsters Credibility Amidst an Increasingly Competitive Market

According to trusted industry research giant IBISWorld, the scope and reach of leadership coaching is vast—and still expanding. The 2021 U.S. market size, measured in revenue, is $11.6 billion, and has grown 1.2% annually over the last five years. Globally, it’s estimated that there are almost six million coaches, with almost half of that total operating in the U.S. Though the demand is robust, some consider the industry to be saturated. But almost every industry analyst believes that the opportunity for leadership coaching has plenty of room to grow.

As the industry progresses, credibility will become an increasingly important factor among the expanding target market of Millennials and group coaching. This is primarily due to the fact that the leadership coaching field lacks any centralized industry regulation. Without a centralized licensing system, it’s a challenge to differentiate legitimate programs from the untrained and incompetent competitors. It’s estimated that, of the 500 or so “certification” programs worldwide, many are simply “pay-to-play” operations.


Here are a couple of key differentiators demonstrating how the ILEC brand sets itself apart:


We Set a Standard of Coaching Authority

ILEC co-founder John Mattone is globally recognized as the world’s #1 authority on Intelligent Leadership (IL), the world’s top executive coach, and the pioneer of the unique, powerful, and game-changing ILEC blueprint for success. This blueprint consists of ILEC’s proprietary philosophy, process, unique content, and tools—all designed to help organizations build and sustain strong corporate leadership cultures. Since 2010, the Intelligent Leadership team has used this blueprint to coach more than 1,000 leaders, global CEOs—including top government leaders, and athletes to help them become stronger, more effective, and vibrant leaders and people.


Master Certification Required

An Intelligent Leadership Executive Coach (ILEC) is master-certified and an expert in coaching high potential employees, from Millennials to Middle Management and VPs to C-Suite executives. ILEC applies their proprietary blueprint for companies and organizations of all sizes. Through workshops and retreats, ILEC coaches excel in creating transformative corporate cultures, preparing them to achieve and sustain measurable business results and ROI.


Co-founder John Mattone echoes these sentiments, stating, “I see ILEC as filling a massive void in the world of executive coach franchising. Most business coach franchises tend to dabble in leadership and executive coaching and frankly they lack the depth, authority and pedigree required to be successful in positioning, selling, and delivering world-class executive coaching that sophisticated clients demand in today’s world.” There is simply no true competitor who goes as deep into executive coaching as ILEC.


ILEC has the pedigree, history, and branding in place to offer a proven business model for entrepreneurs looking for the right business opportunity. What our franchise is selling is the ability to unlock the professional potential of the next generation of effective executive leaders. It’s a low overhead, portable business on the low end of investment and the high end of potential. To find out how you match up with the ILEC business opportunity, simply call us at (888) 344-4543 or fill out this online contact form.

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