Partnership leads to creation of coaching scheme
Three organisations have teamed up for a project designed to advance the professional coaching and mentoring industry.
After years of working together, The Association for Coaching (AC), the Europe Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and the International Coach Federation (ICF) have created the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance which aims to make a difference to the emerging profession and society as a whole.
At a recent conference, they agreed to create a framework for the future, produce a unified industry agenda, determine how to reach critical stakeholders, and establish criteria for additional bodies joining the Alliance in the future. The Alliance is currently reviewing other professional coaching organisations to extend joining invitations.
AC's CEO Katherine Tulpa, said: "We are thrilled by the potential this alliance can bring, in our collective journey for coaching and mentoring to become a sustainable profession, and most importantly, make a real impact to those we serve."
"This [alliance] marks a key milestone in coaching history, in that it shows that we can achieve more together, than apart, and speaks to some of the founding principles that coaching is built upon - those based on collaboration, growth, and being future oriented."
EMCC President Lise Lewis added: ""This alliance is a turning point and creating it has been driven by EMCC's response to our member and client sponsors who look to us to create clarity in the world of mentoring and coaching.
"All three bodies are already jointly committed to self-regulation and together we will be instrumental in further co-operation on professionalisation whilst acknowledging our differences.
"This alliance will contribute to EMCC's mission that mentoring and coaching will play a vital role in benefiting society."