Why the EMCC?

Why has PCL aligned with the EMCC for coach accreditation?

Global organisation with European foundations, more than 10,000 members in 80+ countries

Widely recognised equivalents for three levels of accreditation – Practitioner, Senior Practitioner, Master Coach

EMCC’s holistic approach to accreditation, with greater emphasis on quality training and development (rather than recorded coaching hours)

EMCC’s psychological approach and emphasis on self-awareness and self-development in the competencies model.

Signatories to the Global Code of Ethics

Accreditation comparison table between ICF, AC and EMCC


The EMCC Competence Framework (2015)

Eight mentoring/coaching competence categories

1. Understanding Self

Demonstrates awareness of own values, beliefs and behaviours; recognises how these affect their practice and uses this self-awareness to manage their effectiveness in meeting the client’s, and where relevant, the sponsor’s objectives

2. Commitment to Self-Development

Explore and improve the standard of their practice and maintain the reputation of the profession

3. Managing the Contract

Establishes and maintains the expectations and boundaries of the mentoring/coaching contract with the client and, where appropriate, with sponsors

4. Building the Relationship

Skilfully builds and maintains an effective relationship with the client, and where appropriate, with the sponsor

5. Enabling Insight and Learning

Works with the client and sponsor to bring about insight and learning

6. Outcome and Action Orientation

Demonstrates approach and uses the skills in supporting the client to make desired changes

7. Use of Models and Techniques

Applies models and tools, techniques and ideas beyond the core communication skills in order to bring about insight and learning

8. Evaluation

Gathers information on the effectiveness of own practice and contributes to establishing a culture of evaluation of outcomes

More about EMCC

The EMCC is a global coaching, mentoring, and supervision association established in 1992. EMCC is made up of Affiliated Countries & Regions in Asia Pacific, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latin America, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. We have over 10,000 members across more than 86 countries world-wide.

EMCC exists to develop, promote, and set the expectation of best practice globally in mentoring, coaching, and supervision. Our vision is to be the ‘go to’ body in mentoring, coaching and supervision.

For more information on EMCC visit www.emccglobal.org