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EMCC: COACHING ETHICS ARE STILL FAR FROM PERFECT

The coaching profession still has a long way to go when it comes to ethics, highlights a large-scale Europe-wide study. The State of Play in European Coaching & Mentoring was commissioned by the EMCC and sponsored by Henley Centre for Coaching. Some 2,791 participants were included, from 45 European countries. The research was undertaken by a team including Dr Jonathan Passmore, director of Henley Centre for Coaching. He said: “Interesting themes [from the research] include the number of coaches coaching clients with what they judged to be mental health issues, and the wide variety of what coaches considered to be […]

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EMCC: SUPPORTING GROWTH

A study from the European Mentoring & Coaching Council on internal coaching highlights what support multinationals need, what the EMCC is already offering, and what it plans to offer, and invites responses from other professional bodies too. Lise Lewis reports It is now the norm for organisations to have an internal coaching capability, and 75% of organisations expect this to increase over the next two years, according to the 6th Ridler Report published last year (2016) with European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) UK. Along with the predicted further growth of internal coaching, there have been observations generally within the […]

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EMCC to fast-track ICF-credentialed members

The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) is now offering a shortcut to its individual accreditation award for EMCC members who have already been assessed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) on certain criteria.
The EMCC’s shortened version of its individual accreditation award, the European Individual Accreditation (EIA), is on offer to coaches who have already been assessed by the ICF on the following EMCC competence categories: Managing the Contract, Building the Relationship, Enabling Insight and Learning, Outcome and Action Orientation.

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News: Lack of preparation stalls cross-cultural mentoring

Many multinational mentoring programmes are at risk because employers fail to think strategically, adapt their approach to local cultures, or offer participants adequate cross-cultural training beforehand.
These were the key messages emerging from contributions to the multinational mentoring stream in the European Mentoring & Coaching Council’s (EMCC) first ever mentoring e-conference on 16-18 January.
David Clutterbuck, co-founder of the EMCC, said many organisations fail to change. “One of the mistakes I have seen commonly is for the headquarters of a multinational to assume that what works [fits] culturally in the home country is the right way to do it everywhere else. This cultural imperialism often leads to conflict and the abandonment of very effective local programmes.”

Adina Tarry, director of Rich Answers International, who has lived and worked in seven countries, and works with multinationals, said she has never seen a cross-cultural competence development programme precede mentoring, for example. She said businesses have a limited understanding of what cross-cultural experience, awareness, competency and sensitisation are, and do not appreciate that specific preparation is needed.

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EMCC, AC and ICF form historic Global Alliance

By Liz Hall Coaches have broadly welcomed the Global Alliance formed by three of the industry’s leading professional bodies. The news of the formation of the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching (AC), broke at the EMCC’s annual conference in Bilbao, Spain, on 17 November (see photo), where it was made clear that it is an alliance, not a merger. The Alliance declared: “As a collective of global professional coaching and mentoring bodies, we seek to build alliances, a co-operative spirit, purposes and […]

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Alliance: a unified voice for coaching?

News of the alliance of the International Coach Federation, the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching, broke at the EMCC’s annual conference in Bilbao in November. But is it a key milestone or the thin end of the wedge? Liz Hall finds out what you think… The creation of the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance, between three of coaching’s leading professional bodies, is exciting news, although it remains to be seen exactly what impact it will have. On the whole, coaches have heralded the development as a good thing, hoping it will finally bring desperately […]

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News: Money makes coaching research go round

Conference roundup: European Mentoring and Coaching research conference, Sheffield Hallam university, 3-4 july, 2012 Are we obsessed with performance when it comes to researching coaching? This was one of the questions explored at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC)’s second Research conference on 3-4 July. Delegates from all over the world gathered at Sheffield Hallam University to hear some of the latest research. They met at a pre-conference event to discuss what should be on the coaching research agenda. “Should we be focused on performance or should we pay more attention to learning and development?” asked David Megginson, co-founder […]

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The First Degree

Students have started graduating from what is thought to be the world’s first taught doctorate programme specific to coaching and mentoring. Liz Hall looks at Oxford Brookes’ new offer In 2004, Grant and Zackon1 identified that most coaches are graduates and that many possess a higher degree. They recommended that universities should develop doctorate programmes in coaching. Oxford Brookes University Business School started its Doctor of Coaching & Mentoring (DCM) programme in 2007 to meet this growing need. Programme leader, Elaine Cox, says: “More and more employers are looking for evidence in coaches of a combination of in-depth understanding of […]

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NEWS IN BRIEF

BT coaches young apprentices BT plans to repeat a three-month training and remote coaching programme for young apprentices, following a successful pilot. The programme focused on leadership, mental resilience, confidence and communication skills. The coaching was provided by social enterprise In Sync, according to the report in People Management. For each employee taking part, In Sync’s 25 coaches pledge to deliver similar development for a 16-19 year old from a disadvantaged background in a local school. BT has around 600 apprentices. All change at BACP Coaching Jo Birch has taken the helm at the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)’s Coaching […]

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Research matters

I see where you’re coming from Should you trust your intuition? Watch out, say Lis Merrick, senior lecturer at Sheffield Business School and Paul Stokes, deputy director of the Coaching & Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Hallam University At the last European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) conference in Paris, we ran a session on the fascinating theme of the coach’s ego. We involved coaches in examining their motivation for using different interventions with clients, how much they were pre-occupied with evidencing their own impact, at the expense of actually helping the client think, and how their ego can manifest […]

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