Professional Bodies:

Coaching clarifies to the consumer which service or services this Professional Organisation represents.
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This Professional Body represents and supports individuals who work as coaches, and private commercial training organisations who train individuals to become coaches through learning mentoring skills, tools, techniques, etc.

Although it is generally the members of these bodies who are the consumers; it is important for all types of consumers to be clear about the service or services the Professional Body provides in the coaching and mentoring industry, so that they are aware of the validation through credential/accreditation/other status allocated to the individual they select as their coach, or training company they select to train with.

The full definition of ‘coach’ and ‘coaching’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified International Industry of Coaching and Mentoring Definitions.

Support Groups:

Coaching clarifies to the consumer (their members) which support this Support Group provides.
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This Support Group provides to the individuals who work as coaches, through local face-2-face meetings, business support and/or Continuing Professional Development.

Although it is generally the members of these Support Groups who are the consumers; it is important for all types of consumers to be clear about the support this Support Group provides in the coaching and mentoring industry.

The full definition of ‘coach’ and ‘coaching’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified International Industry of Coaching and Mentoring Definitions.

Formal Education Bodies and Private Commercial Training Organisations:

Coaching clarifies to the consumer which training this Education Body/Training Organisation offers.
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Although it is generally the students of these education bodies/training organisations who are the consumers; it is important for all types of consumers to be clear about the training that these education bodies/training organisations provides in the coaching and mentoring industry, so that they are aware of the validation through credential/accreditation/other status allocated to the individual they select as their coach.

The full definition of ‘coach’ and ‘coaching’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified International Industry of Coaching and Mentoring Definitions.

Individual Supplier

Coach clarifies to the consumer which service or services this Individual Supplier provides.

The full definition of ‘coach’ and ‘coaching’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified International Industry of Coaching and Mentoring Definitions.

Commercial Organisations

Coach clarifies for non-industry related commercial organisations, whether the end-user consumer is receiving the services of a Coach.

The full definition of ‘coach’ and ‘coaching’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified International Industry of Coaching and Mentoring Definitions.

Commercial Organisations

Coach clarifies for a supporting commercial organisation, whether the support provided is for Coaches.

The full definition of ‘coach’ and ‘coaching’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified International Industry of Coaching and Mentoring Definitions.

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Currently all information provided by and correspondence with the IRCM is in English.

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