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Professional Charter for Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision of Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors



Brussels, 15th July 2022.  In a joint-initiative aimed at self-regulation, EMCC Global together with seven other professional organisations have co-signed the “Professional Charter for Coaching, Mentoring, and Supervision of Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors”.

The Professional Charter reflects the mission of these professional bodies to promote and ensure good practice in coaching, mentoring and supervision.  It establishes a benchmark for ethics and professional conduct for these professions and is the basis for the development of self-regulation.

It is a public document, drafted as per European law and registered on the publicly accessible European Union database, co-managed by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee. This lists self-regulation and co-regulation initiatives in Europe whose scope reaches beyond Europe. (see the document here).


The initiative is also designed to inform coaching, mentoring and supervision clients, and to promote public confidence in these as processes for professional and personal development, which serve society as a whole.

The Charter provides guidelines for practitioners on:


It provides guidance for professional bodies and covers requirements for:

  • Ensuring commitment to ethical standards by their members
  • A disciplinary and complaints procedure for breaches of ethical issues
  • An independent board to monitor and sanction breaches of Codes of Ethics


To download the Professional Charter, click here

The eight co-signatories to the Professional Charter are:

  • Association for Coaching (AC)
  • Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS)
  • Association of Business Mentors (ABM)
  • Association of Coaching Supervisors (AOCS)
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC Global)
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • International Mentoring Association (IMA)
  • Société Française de Coaching (SfCoach)

These represent the some of the largest professional bodies in the world.

The co-signing bodies will review, refine and update the Charter continuously, to include research, new areas which emerge in the coaching, mentoring and supervision space, and to include other professional bodies wishing to take part in laying the ground rules and establishing markers of good practice in the professions in the move to self-regulate.


To download the Press Release, click here


EMCC Global contact: Stephen Murphy [email protected]

EMCC Global VP Thought Leadership & Development

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