Key Accrediting Bodies
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the largest worldwide resource for professional coaches and the source for those who are seeking a coach. We are a nonprofit organisation formed by individual members - professionals who practice coaching, including Executive Coaches, Leadership Coaches, Life Coaches and many more, from around the world.
Formed in 1995, today the ICF is the leading global organisation, with over 17,000 members, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches. We exist to support and advance the coaching profession through programmes and standards supported by our members and to be an authoritative source on coaching information and research for the public.
The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
The EMCC exists to develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe and beyond, for the benefit of society.
Our vision is to be the "go to" body in mentoring and coaching.
We are one of the leading providers of business and management education and development in the United Kingdom. We are also a leading destination for students from around the globe who come to the United Kingdom to study business and management.
The overall mission of our courses is to develop professionals who can manage ethically, sensitively and holistically in a range of organisations in an increasingly global and rapidly changing environment. Our graduates can be found in almost all walks of business, industrial, community and professional life. Many of them have become successful entrepreneurs and successful business men and women in either large multi-national corporations or small and medium sized enterprises, and many, many more are successfully engaged in the professions.