The International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC (IRCM) is a Community Interest Company, and as a Community Interest Company (CIC) the IRCM is approved for the protection of the consumer, by the Regulator of Community Interest Companies through the CIC Regulator’s community interest test.
This approval gives the IRCM the authority to carry out activities for the benefit of the coaching and mentoring industry consumers (buyers, end-users, clients, customers, students, and members). The activities carried out by the IRCM cover creating and maintaining a single unified register of Professional Bodies, Training Organisations, Coaches, Mentors, and Commercial Organisations, and continues to work with those committed to raising the Standards, Confidence and Excellence in the coaching and mentoring industry. This register will provide each consumer with the information provided by the Professional Body about the services it provides and the members (coaches, mentors, training organisations) who abide by their codes; as well as noting individuals and organisations that have not renewed their membership or ceased to trade.
Consumers benefit from this single unified register; which lists all Professional Bodies and identifies those that meet the IRCM’s criteria which includes abiding by a unified Code of Industry Ethics, unified Core Competencies, Disciplinary Procedures, and recognising a central Ombudsman Service. The IRCM will record all notifications of professional misconduct. Individuals and organisations can request to be removed from the register and the IRCM will comply, providing the consumers with a reason for public record.
The IRCM endeavours to support all coaching and mentoring industry consumers,
supporting genuine coaching and mentoring organisations and professionals;
and continues to work to promote excellence, improving confidence with
the consumers in the international community of coaching and mentoring.
In order that the consumers benefit from high quality services and products; the IRCM encourages all Professional Bodies in the coaching and mentoring industry to demonstrate their commitment to excellence by including their organisation and members (coaches, mentors, training organisations) on the unified single register for the benefit of all consumers. Each Professional Body will be identified through one of three ways, providing the consumers with a single place for transparency and openness in the coaching and mentoring industry:
- LISTED – Listed by the IRCM provides the consumers with a list of all non-registered/accredited Professional Bodies trading in the coaching and mentoring industry.
- REGISTERED – Registered by the IRCM demonstrates that the Professional Body provides a level of commitment demonstrating that the organisation has agreed to abide by the Unified Code of Industry Ethics, Unified Industry Core Competencies, Disciplinary Procedures, and an Ombudsman Service for Consumers.
- ACCREDITED – Accreditation by the IRCM provides an additional level of professionalism, accountability and a level of confidence through the IRCM’s verification of the services provided for its members (coaches, mentors, training organisations); demonstrating that the Professional Organisation has committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry through their involvement in the IRCM Steering Committee.
The IRCM is here to PROMOTE excellence in Coaching and Mentoring.
Below are the registers of coaches, mentors, and training organisations who have selected to list themselves on the IRCM Register,
independently of their Professional Body; or who are not registered with a Professional Body.
Currently all information provided by and correspondence with the IRCM is in English.