EMCC UK & ICF UK: Working together for our profession, now and in the future

EMCC UK & ICF UK: Working together for our profession, now and in the future

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1 November 2023

These challenging times require leadership, bold actions, and collaboration if we want our coaching profession to adapt and thrive into the future. We are therefore delighted to announce that EMCC UK and ICF UK have decided to work together to promote the benefits of coach training, accreditation, and ethical practice in the UK.

To this end, our boards have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that cements an opportunity for us to collaborate both for the benefit of our members, and the recipients of coaching services.

Together, our reach includes coaches, training organisations, coach service providers, individual and organisational coach clients, internal coaching practitioners, and academic institutions. We represent over 7,000 individual and organisational members, some of whom are members of both professional bodies. Our intention is to begin working together by running a series of events and thinktanks in 2024, with more to follow.

While we acknowledge that our organisations have different structures, ownership models, accreditation processes and ways of working, we are equally passionate about the coaching profession and our contribution to individuals, organisations, and society.

Our focus will be on the broader strategic issues facing us as a profession in the UK. We will retain our unique strengths, cultures, values, and ways of working – for example, EMCC’s focus on mentoring and supervision. But we believe that by collaborating, we will have a stronger voice and will make a deeper impact.

We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

Please contact us for more information.

Rachael Hanley-Browne, President EMCC UK: [email protected]
Lise Bruynooghe, President ICF UK: [email protected]

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