It is estimated that between 25 and 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies use executive coaching. In a recent Fortune article it was reported that when asked for a conservative estimate of the monetary payoff that was received from their experience with executive coaching, managers described an average ROI of approximately six times the cost of the coaching. Most executive coaching is company-sponsored.

The following are examples of organizations that utilize coaching for leadership development at the executive level: BNSF Railway, Textron, Dell Computers, Texas Instruments, McCormick Company, FedEx-Kinkos; Tenet Healthcare, GE, Allied Signal, NASA, Motorola, YUM! Brands (Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell), Darden Restaurants, CitiCorp, Bank of America, Capital One, etc.