FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions2020-06-20T19:12:29+08:00
Who are Professional Bodies?2020-06-20T20:57:45+08:00

Organisations comprise both industry-related organisations and non-industry related organisations.
Each Professional Body who applies to join the IRCM’s Directory or is found through research undertaken by the IRCM will be identified through one of three ways – REGISTERED, ACCREDITED, or LISTED.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies serve the Private Commercial Training Companies and the Individual Suppliers (Coaches, and Mentors) by providing a verification process (accreditation/credential); a membership service; and support.

The IRCM recommends that each Professional Body REGISTERS with the IRCM to confirm that they include the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and details of the Ombudsman Service in their own Professional Body Codes of Conduct.

This ensures that the:

  • Private Commercial Training Organisations who train the Coaches and/or Mentors to work with the Consumer, has the right level of training and is working within the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and recognises the Ombudsman Service.
  • Coaches and/or Mentors, who work with the Consumer, have the right level of competence and is working within the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and recognises the Ombudsman Service.

On the IRCM’s Professional Bodies register, the IRCM:

  • LISTS all known Professional Bodies.
  • encourages Professional Bodies to abide by a defined, consistent, and unified code of ethics, standards, and core competencies, and recognise the Ombudsman Service for consumers by REGISTERING.
  • in addition to Registering, provides an independent verification for the Professional Body through ACCREDITATION – an independent verification of the Professional Bodies, standards, ethics, policies and processes.

Registered and Accredited Professional Bodies will be representing the industry through their active participation in the IRCM’s Future Industry Direction Steering Committees.

Accredited Professional Bodies will be representing the industry through other activities in the IRCM’s Future Industry Direction Department.

Who are the Support Groups?2020-06-20T20:57:53+08:00

Organisations comprise both industry-related organisations and non-industry related organisations.
Each Organisation who applies to join the IRCM’s Directory or is found through research undertaken by the IRCM will be identified through one of two ways – REGISTERED, or LISTED.

Support Groups

Support Groups are simply local groups who meet on a regular basis for support.
This support can be provided through the opportunity to talk through business issues or learn through Continuing Professional Development presentations/workshops/training.

The IRCM:

  1. LISTS all known Support Groups.
  2. encourages all Support Groups to REGISTER to demonstrate that they and their members have agreed to abide by the international industry Unified Code of Industry Ethics, Unified Industry Core Competencies, Disciplinary Procedures, and recognise the Ombudsman Service for Consumers.

Registered Support Groups will be representing the industry through their active participation in the IRCM’s Future Industry Direction Steering Committees.

Who are the Commercial Organisations?2020-06-20T20:58:04+08:00

Organisations comprise both industry-related organisations and non-industry related organisations.
Each Organisation who applies to join the IRCM’s Directory or is found through research undertaken by the IRCM will be identified through one of two ways – REGISTERED, or LISTED.

Commercial Organisations

Commercial Organisations are simply organisations (small, medium, or large) who:

  1. industry-related organisations are organisations within the industry i.e. Coach, Mentor, Private Commercial Training Organisation, Formal Education Body, Support Group, or any other type of organisation in which the individuals work within the coaching and mentoring industry.
    The list of industry-related organisations are the Professional Bodies, Support Groups, Education Organisations and Coaches and Mentors; therefore, there is no separate directory of industry-related organisations as these found on the IRCM industry-specific directories.
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  2. non-industry related organisations are organisations outside the industry who employ (directly or indirectly through contracts) Coaches and/or Mentors.  These are generally referred to as ‘client’ organisations.  These organisations may also be running their own training for coaches and/or mentors.
    Therefore it is not the organisation that falls into this industry, but those coaches and/or mentors providing a coaching and/or mentoring service and/or training to the staff (Owners, Directors, Leaders, Managers, Staff) within the organisation.
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  3. supporting organisations who provide products and services to the coaching and mentoring industry i.e. lists, advertising, marketing, etc.
    Consumers for Supporting Commercial Organisation are generally considered to be their clients and this directory provides those consumers with a single place for transparency and openness.
    It is important to recognise that the IRCM does not validate the quality of the Support Commercial Organisation.  The IRCM recommends that each Consumer does their own due diligence.
Who are the Education Bodies/Private Commercial Training Organisations?2020-07-01T19:19:49+08:00

There are three different types of education bodies/training organisations in the coaching and mentoring industry:

  • Formal Education Body
    These are government-approved education bodies i.e. Universities, Colleges, and Schools, who provide government-approved training courses in coaching and/or mentoring.
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    The IRCM encourages all Formal Education Body to REGISTER with the IRCM to confirm that they include the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and details of the Ombudsman Service in each of their courses/workshops.
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    This ensures that the Coach and/or Mentor who works with the Consumer has the right level of training and is working within the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and recognises the Ombudsman Service.
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  • Private Commercial Training Organisations/Companies
    These are generally commercial training companies that do not come under the countries Government Education Department/System, but who provide coaching and/or mentoring training to future coaches and/or mentors.
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    The IRCM encourages all Private Commercial Training Organisations to REGISTER with the IRCM to confirm that they include the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and details of the Ombudsman Service in each of their courses/workshops. This ensures that the Coach and/or Mentor who works with the Consumer has the right level of training and is working within the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and recognises the Ombudsman Service.
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    The IRCM encourages all Private Commercial Training Organisations to gain independent verification of the quality of each course and/or workshop through accreditation/credentialing by one or more Professional Body.  It is important to note: Some Professional Bodies provide accreditation/credentialing for the organisation only; while others provide accreditation/credentialing for the organisations’ courses and/or workshops.  It is important for the consumer to identify this validation through accreditation/credentialing at the time of their due-diligence.
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  • Coaches and/or Mentors (who provide training to their clients)
    These are generally Coaches and/or Mentors that do not come under the countries Government Education Department/System, but who provide training, using their coaching and/or mentoring competence, to their clients.  They may be:

    • training them to use coaching and/or mentoring skills and award a qualification; or
    • using their skills to work with a number of clients simultaneously using a standard process to help each client progress in their own aspirations.

These Coaches and/or Mentors will be found on the Directory as ‘Private Commercial Training Organisations’.

The IRCM encourages all Coaches and/or Mentors who provide training to their clients to REGISTER with the IRCM to confirm that they include and/or utilise the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and details of the Ombudsman Service in each of their courses/workshops. This ensures that the Coach and/or Mentor who trains the Consumer has the right level of training and is working within the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and recognises the Ombudsman Service.
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The IRCM encourages all Coaches and/or Mentors to gain independent verification of the quality of each course and/or workshop through accreditation/credentialing by one or more Professional Body.  It is important to note: Some Professional Bodies provide accreditation/credentialing for the organisation only; while others provide accreditation/credentialing for the organisations’ courses and/or workshops.  It is important for the consumer to identify this validation through accreditation/credentialing at the time of their due-diligence.

Who are the Individual Suppliers (Coaches and/or Mentors)?2020-06-20T21:01:20+08:00

Individual Suppliers are Coaches and/or Mentors who provide a coaching only, or a mentoring only, or coaching and mentoring service to consumers; either on a 1-2-1 basis, or to a group, or to a team.

The IRCM recommends that each Coach and/or Mentor must be REGISTERED with the IRCM to confirm to their consumers that they are working within the international industry Unified Codes of Conduct and recognise the Ombudsman Service.

In this way, all Consumers will be clear about the service that they are expecting/receiving.

The full definition of ‘coach’, ‘mentor’, ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified Code of Industry Ethics.

Who are the Consumers?2020-06-20T21:47:07+08:00

Each Directory is for the benefit of the Consumers; whether the consumer is a:

  1. CLIENT of an Individual Supplier (Coach and/or Mentor),
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    Consumers of Individual Suppliers are generally considered to be their Clients and the Individual Suppliers Directory provides those consumers with a single place for transparency and openness.
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    Consumers of Individual Suppliers will be able to utilise this Directory as part of their due-diligence when researching who to work with.
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  2. STUDENT of a Formal Education Body,
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    A Consumer of a Formal Education Body is generally considered to be their students, tutors/trainers, staff; and the Education Directory provides those consumers (specifically students) wishing to train as a coach and/or mentor a single place for transparency and openness.
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    Consumers of Formal Education Bodies will be able to utilise this Directory as part of their due-diligence when researching who to train with.
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  3. STUDENT of a Private Commercial Training Organisation,
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    A Consumer of a Private Commercial Training Organisation is generally considered to be their students, tutors/trainers, staff; and the Education Directory provides those consumers (specifically students) wishing to train as a coach and/or mentor a single place for transparency and openness.
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    Consumers of Private Commercial Training Organisations will be able to utilise this Directory as part of their due-diligence when researching who to train with.
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  4. MEMBER of a Professional Body
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    Consumers of Professional Bodies are generally considered to be their members (coaches, mentors, and private commercial training organisations) and the Professional Body Directory provides those consumers with a single place for transparency and openness.
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    Consumers of Coaches, Mentors, and Private Commercial Training Organisations will be able to utilise this Directory as part of their due-diligence when researching who to work with (coach and/or mentor) or which course to study.
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    If the Professional Body is not Registered or Accredited, the IRCM cannot provide validation that the Professional Body, coach and/or mentor and/or private commercial training organisation abides by the Unified Coaching and Mentoring Industry Codes of Conduct.
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  5. MEMBER of a Support Group
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    Consumers of Support Groups are generally considered to their members (coaches and mentors) and the Support Groups Directory provides those consumers with a single place for transparency and openness.
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    If the Support Group is not Registered, the IRCM cannot provide validation that the Support Group abides by the Unified Coaches and Mentoring Industry Codes of Conduct.

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Although there are many benefits to the consumer, the IRCM provides each Consumer with transparency and openness in its single unified directory.

Where the Individual Supplier/Organisation is not found, nor Registered or Accredited on the IRCM’s Directory; the IRCM cannot confirm that they have agreed to abide by the industry Unified Codes of Conduct or recognise the Ombudsman Service.

What does the Organisations Directory provide the Consumer?2020-06-20T21:00:20+08:00

The Organisations Directory provides the Consumers with:

  1. relevant details of each Professional Body who selects to REGISTER with the IRCM.
  2. relevant details of each Professional Body who selects to gain ACCREDITATION (independent verification) from the IRCM.
  3. relevant details of each Support Group who selects to REGISTER with the IRCM.
  4. relevant details of each type of Commercial Organisation who selects to REGISTER with the IRCM.
What does the Education Directory provide the Consumer?2020-06-20T21:00:51+08:00

The Education Directory provides the Consumers with:

  1. relevant details of each Formal Education Body who selects to REGISTER with the IRCM.
  2. relevant details of each Private Commercial Training Organisation who selects to REGISTER with the IRCM.
  3. confirmation of which Private Commercial Training Organisation is independently verified, through Accreditation/Credentialing, by one or more Professional Bodies.
    Click here to confirm the IRCM status of the Professional Body.
What does the Individual Suppliers Directory provide the Consumer?2020-06-20T21:02:21+08:00

The Individual Suppliers Directory provides the Consumers with:

  1. relevant details of each Coach and/or Mentor who selects to REGISTER with the IRCM.
  2. confirmation of which Coaches and/or Mentors are independently verified, through Accreditation/Credentialing, by one or more Professional Bodies.
    Click here to confirm the IRCM status of the Professional Body.
Why should a Professional Body REGISTER with or gain ACCREDITATION from the IRCM?2020-06-20T21:00:10+08:00

The overall reason a Professional Body would REGISTER with the IRCM is to protect the consumer (their member), raise consumer confidence in the industry by bringing the industry together to work as a single industry incorporating the Unified Codes of Conduct in their training material, and determining the industry future; while providing an Ombudsman Service for all consumers.

It is to build trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry; and is one of credibility.

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By REGISTERING with the IRCM, each Professional Body:

  • demonstrates that they are committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching and/or mentoring industry through their inclusion on the Professional Body Directory.
  • is focused on helping consumers of the coaching and mentoring industry make better informed decisions.
  • brings this industry together for the good of the Consumer.
  • to actively partner and participate in the Steering Committees and determine the future of the industry.
  • nominates individuals to represent their members (coaches, mentors, private commercial training organisations) to actively participate in the future development of the coaching and mentoring industry.
  • to provide ‘authorised’ verification of standards through accreditation/credential to their members – coaches, mentors, private commercial training organisations.
  • to demonstrate their commitment to their members and their consumer protection.
  • to demonstrate their commitment to the transparency and openness of the industry.
  • to demonstrate their commitment to raising the bar in the industry as a whole.
  • agrees to abide by:
    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures, and
    • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

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The overall reason a Professional Body would gain ACCREDITATION with the IRCM is to demonstrate their commitment to working within a single international Coaching and Mentoring industry.

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By gaining ACCREDITATION from the IRCM, each Professional Body:

  • is currently REGISTERED with the IRCM.
  • demonstrates their inclusion in the industry by allowing their process, policies, and procedures to be subject to an in-depth verification and audit.
  • demonstrates a transparency and openness in allowing their process, policies, and procedures to be subject to an in-depth verification and audit.
  • may select to have a closer working relationship with the IRCM.
  • may select to participate in additional areas such as research, industry resources, white paper creation, books, newsletters, etc.
Why should a Support Group REGISTER with the IRCM?2020-06-20T20:59:57+08:00

The overall reason a Support Group would REGISTER with the IRCM is to protect the consumer (their member), raise consumer confidence in the industry by bringing the industry together to work as a single industry incorporating the Unified Codes of Conduct in their training material, and determining the industry future; while providing an Ombudsman Service for all consumers.

It is to build trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry; and is one of credibility.

Each Support Group:

  • demonstrates that they are committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching and/or mentoring industry through their inclusion on the Education Directory.
  • is focused on helping consumers of the coaching and mentoring industry make better informed decisions.
  • brings this industry together for the good of the Consumer.
  • demonstrate their commitment to their members and their consumer protection.
  • demonstrates their commitment to supporting their member’s on-going Continuous Professional Development.
  • demonstrating their commitment to the transparency and openness of this industry.
  • raises the bar in the industry as a whole.
  • agrees to abide by:
    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures, and
    • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.
Why should a Commercial Organisation REGISTER on the IRCM’s Commercial Organisations Directory?2020-06-20T20:59:47+08:00

The overall reason a Commercial Organisation would REGISTER with the IRCM is to protect the industry consumer, raise consumer confidence in the industry by supporting the industry in its endeavour to work as a single industry incorporating the Unified Codes of Conduct in their training material, and determining the industry future; while providing an Ombudsman Service for all consumers.

It is to build trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry; and is one of credibility.

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Each Non-Industry Commercial Organisation (who employs either directly or through contract the Individual Suppliers (Coaches and/or Mentors) who provide the service to their staff):

  • demonstrates their commitment to ‘employing’ the right quality of coaches and/or mentors to work within their organisation.
  • demonstrates their commitment to their ‘clients’ and their consumer protection.
  • demonstrates their commitment to the transparency of the industry.
  • demonstrates their commitment to raising the bar in the industry as a whole.
  • agrees that the Coaches and/or Mentors employed by them will abide by:
    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures, and
    • recognise the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

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Each Supporting Commercial Organisation:

  • demonstrates their commitment to ‘marketing’, ‘listing’, etc. the right quality of coaches and/or mentors to work with their ‘clients’.
  • demonstrates their commitment to their ‘clients’ and their consumer protection.
  • demonstrates their commitment to the transparency of the industry.
  • demonstrates their commitment to raising the bar in the industry as a whole.
  • agrees that the Coaches and/or Mentors that they provide a service to will abide by:
    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures, and
    • recognise the Ombudsman Service for consumers.
Why should an Education Body/Training Organisation REGISTER on the IRCM’s Education Directory?2020-06-20T20:56:59+08:00

The overall reason a Formal Education Body or Private Commercial Training Organisation would REGISTER with the IRCM is to protect the consumer (their student), raise consumer confidence in the industry by bringing the industry together to work as a single industry incorporating the Unified Codes of Conduct in their training material, and determining the industry future; while providing an Ombudsman Service for all consumers.

It is to build trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry; and is one of credibility.

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Each Formal Education Body and Private Commercial Training Organisation:

  • demonstrates that they are committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching and/or mentoring industry through their inclusion on the Education Directory.
  • is focused on helping consumers of the coaching and mentoring industry make better informed decisions.
  • brings this industry together for the good of the Consumer.
  • demonstrate their commitment to their students (past and present) and their consumer protection.
  • demonstrating their commitment to the transparency and openness of this industry.
  • raises the bar in the industry as a whole.
  • agrees to abide by:
    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures, and
    • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

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Each Formal Education Body will be demonstrating their authority as a thought leader representing the Industry in their participation in the relevant Advisory Steering Committees.

Each Private Commercial Training Organisation participates in the definition of the future of the industry; the Education Advisory Steering Committee will ask all registered Private Commercial Training Organisations for their input.

  • Each Private Commercial Training Organisation accredited/credentialed by one or more IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Bodies will also have input into the definition of the future of the industry through their IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Bodies.

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The reason Private Commercial Training Organisation could choose to accredit/credential with an IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Body, is to:

  • gain an independent assessment of their organisation’s professional capability, through accreditation or credentialing by an IRCM’s Registered/Accredited Professional Body.
    The consumer needs to confirm whether it is the organisation and/or the courses/workshops that have gained accreditation or credentialing.
  • demonstrate their commitment to the profession.
Education Body/Training Organisations Accreditation2020-06-20T21:00:37+08:00

Accreditation for Formal Education Bodies and Private Training Commercial Organisations is not provided by the IRCM:

  • Formal Education Bodies will be (accredited) approved through their countries government education department/system.
  • Private Commercial Training Organisations will be accredited/credentialed through one or more IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Bodies.
Why should an Individual Supplier REGISTER on the IRCM’s Individual Suppliers Directory?2020-06-20T20:56:50+08:00

The overall reason an Individual Supplier would REGISTER with the IRCM is to protect the consumer, raise consumer confidence in the industry by bringing the industry together to work as a single industry under Unified Codes of Conduct, determining its own future while providing an Ombudsman Service for all consumers.

It is to build trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry; and is one of credibility.

Each Individual Supplier (Coach and/or Mentor):

  • demonstrates that they are committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching and/or mentoring industry through their inclusion on the Individual Suppliers Directory.
  • is focused on helping consumers of the coaching and mentoring industry make better informed decisions.
  • brings this industry together for the good of the Consumer.
  • demonstrates their commitment to their clients and their consumer protection.
  • demonstrating their commitment to the transparency and openness of this industry.
  • raises the bar in the industry as a whole.
  • agrees to abide by:
    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures, and
    • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.
  • participates in the definition of the future of the industry; the Individual Suppliers Advisory Steering Committee will ask all registered Individual Suppliers (Coaches and/or Mentors) for their input.

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The reason an Individual Supplier could choose to accredit/credential with a Professional Body, is to:

  • gain an independent assessment of their professional capability, through accreditation or credentialing.
  • demonstrate their commitment to their own on-going Continuous Professional Development.
  • demonstrate their commitment to being a professional in their work.
What Declarations are made by each Organisation/Individual Supplier?2020-06-20T20:59:16+08:00

Each Organisation and/or Individual Supplier who is currently REGISTERED or ACCREDITED (Professional Bodies) with the IRCM has agreed to abide by the IRCM’s:

  • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
  • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
  • Disciplinary Procedures, and
  • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.
Directory: Status – Listed, Registered, Accredited2020-07-07T17:46:29+08:00

Each directory provides details of all Organisations/Individuals who demonstrate their commitment to excellence by REGISTERING or ACCREDITING:

LISTED
by the IRCM provides the consumers with a list of all Organisations and Individuals trading in the coaching and mentoring industry who have not selected to demonstrate their commitment to excellence.
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This list has been generated by Organisations/Individuals who have requested to be included on the Directory as ‘Listed’, or during the IRCM’s independent search of the globe to discover exactly how many coaches, mentors, and organisations are currently trading.
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REGISTERED
by the IRCM demonstrates that each Organisation and Individual provides a level of commitment to excellence by demonstrating that they have agreed to abide by the IRCM’s:

    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures, and
    • recognise the Ombudsman Service for Consumers.
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The IRCM Registered Professional Bodies and IRCM Registered Formal Education Bodies have committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching and/or mentoring industry through their inclusion on the Directory, and active involvement on the IRCM Steering Committee.

The IRCM Registered Private Commercial Training Organisations, Support Groups, and Individual Suppliers (Coaches and/or Mentors) have committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching and/or mentoring industry through their inclusion on the Directory, and timely involvement in their responses the IRCM Steering Committee request for information, surveys, and questionnaires.

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ACCREDITED

It is only IRCM Registered Professional Bodies who may gain Accreditation with the IRCM.
Accreditation for Private Commercial Training Organisations and Individual Suppliers (Coaches and/or Mentors) is gained through one or more IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Bodies, and Formal Education Bodies are authorised through their countries Government Education Department.
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Accredited Professional Bodies are those organisations who, through independent verification, are deemed competent and who provide a quality service to the coaching and mentoring industry, and have:

  • submitted their policies, procedures, and processes for in-depth scrutiny.
  • agreed to abide by the IRCM’s
    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures,
    • and recognise the Ombudsman Service for consumers;
  • and who have successfully completed the IRCM’s independent verification.

The IRCM Accredited Professional Bodies demonstrate that they through their accreditation/credentialing services, and their members have committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching and/or mentoring industry through their inclusion on the Directory, and active involvement on the IRCM Steering Committee.

Directory: Disclaimer2020-06-20T20:59:24+08:00

Although the IRCM can confirm the LISTED, REGISTERED, or ACCREDITED directory status of each Organisation or Individual Supplier; the detail held for each Organisation or Individual was correct at the time of application or renewal and it is the responsibility of the Organisation or Individual Supplier to provide regular updates as necessary.

For this reason, the IRCM cannot guarantee the information displayed on each record is current and up-to-date; and the extent to which each consumer may rely on the information displayed to be correct is in the hands of the Organisation or Individual Supplier.

Click here for more Consumer information.

Directory: Country2020-06-20T21:01:01+08:00

This field denotes the country in or from which the Professional Body, Education/Training Organisation, Individual Supplier (Coach and/or Mentor), or Support Group is trading.

This is important for the Consumer, as this represents the legislation under which they are agreeing to a contract of service or product.

Directory: Professional Body Type2020-06-20T21:01:54+08:00

Professional Body Types:

There are a number of different types of organisations that can be represented as Professional Bodies in the coaching and mentoring industry:

  • Academy
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  • Accreditation Body
    Accreditation Bodies hold approval from one of the following: Department of Business, Innovation & Skills; United Kingdom Accreditation Service; European Accreditation; European Commission Accreditation Conformity; or similar from outside the UK/EU.
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  • Association
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  • Chartered
    The authority to be recognised as Chartered comes from the Royal Prerogative, (the grant is made by the Sovereign (on the advice of the Privy Council)).  Having gained recognition, the Chartered Organisations are subject to the general law, generally self-regulating and not answerable to the Privy Council or the Privy Council Office in relation to the conduct of its internal affairs.
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  • Faculty
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  • Guild
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  • Institute
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  • Membership
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  • Society
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  • Support Group
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  • Trade Body
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  • or another similar type of definition.
Directory: Professional Body2020-06-20T21:42:44+08:00

Where a Coach and/or Mentor is accredited/credentialed by a Professional Body; the relevant Professional Body/Bodies will be displayed.

Where a Private Commercial Training Organisation is accredited/credentialed by a Professional Body; the relevant Professional Body/Bodies will be displayed.

It is important to refer to the Professional Bodies Directory to validate the status of the Professional Body – is it Listed, Registered, and/or Accredited?

Directory: Commercial Organisation Type2020-06-20T21:19:48+08:00

The Directory identifies the type of Commercial Organisation.

This will identify whether the organisation is a non-industry commercial organisation or a supporting commercial organisation.

Directory: Representing – Coaching2020-06-20T21:08:39+08:00

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 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.

Support Groups:

Coaching clarifies to the consumer which support this Support Group provides.
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This Support Group provides to individuals who work as coaches through local face-2-face business support and 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 Code of Industry Ethics.

Directory: Representing – Mentoring2020-06-20T21:09:10+08:00

Professional Body

Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which service or services this Professional Organisation represents.
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This Professional Organisation represents and supports individuals who work as mentors, and training organisations who train individuals to become mentors 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 mentor, or training company they select to train with.

Support Groups:

Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which support this Support Group provides.
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This Support Group provides to individuals who work as mentors through local face-2-face business support and 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 ‘mentor’ and ‘mentoring’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified Code of Industry Ethics.

Directory: Representing – Coaching and/or Mentoring2020-06-20T21:09:46+08:00

Professional Bodies

Coaching and Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which service or services this Professional Organisation represents.
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This Professional Organisation represents and supports individuals who work as coaches and mentors, and training organisations who train individuals to become coaches and mentors 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 and/or mentor, or training company they select to train with.

It is important to be aware of the skills being offered by the individual or courses/workshops being offered by the training organisations; as the definitions of these two elements of this industry provide the end-user consumer with different services.

Support Groups:

Coaching and Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which support this Support Group provides.
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This Support Group provides to individuals who work as coaches and/or mentors through local face-2-face business support and 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’, ‘mentor’, ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified Code of Industry Ethics.

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Individual Supplier

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

Commercial Organisation

Coach clarifies:

    1. for non-industry related commercial organisations, whether the end-user consumer is receiving the services of a Coach.
    2. for a supporting commercial organisation, whether the support provided is coaching.

The full definition of ‘coach’ and ‘coaching’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified Code of Industry Ethics.

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Individual Supplier

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

Commercial Organisation

Mentor clarifies:

    1. for non-industry related commercial organisations, whether the end-user consumer is receiving the services of a Mentor.
    2. for a supporting commercial organisation, whether the support provided is mentoring.

The full definition of ‘mentor’ and ‘mentoring’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified Code of Industry Ethics.

Directory: Offering – Coach and Mentor2020-06-20T21:26:41+08:00

Individual Supplier

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

Each Individual Supplier referring themselves as a Coach and a Mentor will ensure that each and every consumer is fully aware of the nature of the service provided (if Coaching is agreed, only Coaching is delivered; if Mentoring is agreed, only Mentoring is delivered; if Training is agreed, only Training is delivered); or other coaching or mentoring product purchased.

Commercial Organisation

Coach and Mentor clarifies:

    1. for non-industry related commercial organisations, whether the end-user consumer is receiving the services of a Coach and/or a Mentor.
      Each Individual Supplier employed by a non-industry related commercial organisation referring themselves as a Coach and a Mentor will ensure that each and every consumer is fully aware of the nature of the service provided (if Coaching is agreed, only Coaching is delivered; if Mentoring is agreed, only Mentoring is delivered; if Training is agreed, only Training is delivered); or other coaching or mentoring product purchased.
    2. for a supporting commercial organisation, whether the support provided is mentoring.

The full definition of ‘coach’, ‘mentor’, ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified Code of Industry Ethics.

Directory: Training – Coaching2020-06-20T21:54:05+08:00

Coaching clarifies to the consumer which course/workshop they have selected.

This Formal Education Body/Private Commercial Training Organisation has offered and will provide training in coaching skills, tools, techniques, etc.

The full definition of ‘coach’ and ‘coaching’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified Code of Industry Ethics.

Directory: Training – Mentoring2020-06-20T21:54:45+08:00

Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which course/workshop they have selected.

This Formal Education Body/Private Commercial Training Organisation has offered and will provide training in mentor skills, tools, techniques, etc.

The full definition of ‘mentor’ and ‘mentoring’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified Code of Industry Ethics.

Directory: Training – Coaching and Mentoring2020-06-20T21:59:45+08:00

Coaching and Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which course/workshop they have selected.

This Formal Education Body/Private Commercial Training Organisation has offered and will provide training in coaching and mentoring skills, tools, techniques, etc.

It is important that each Formal Education Body/Private Commercial Training Organisation clarifies the difference between coaching and mentoring, such that when the student starts to work with their clients; the client is clear as to the nature of the service provided (if Coaching is agreed, only Coaching is delivered; if Mentoring is agreed, only Mentoring is delivered; if Training is agreed, only Training is delivered).

The full definition of ‘coach’, ‘mentor’, ‘coaching’, and ‘mentoring’ can be found on the IRCM’s Unified Code of Industry Ethics.

Directory: Trading Status – Company2020-06-20T21:52:11+08:00

This field denotes the name of the Company.

Industry related commercial organisations are Organisations and Individual Suppliers who work within the Coaching and Mentoring industry.  Therefore:

  • for Organisations trading within the industry, the Directory will display the formal type of their company.
  • for Individual Suppliers trading within the industry, where the Individual Supplier works through a Company and not as a sole-trader using their own name, this field denotes the Company name.
Directory: Trading Status – type of Education facility2020-06-20T22:05:09+08:00

The IRCM’s Education Directory comprises of two types of education bodies/organisations:

  1. Formal Education Bodies which are recognised as Government Approved Education bodies – Universities, Colleges, and Schools.
  2. Private Commercial Training Organisations/Companies which are recognised as private companies that provide coaching and/or mentoring training, whose verification is provided by the Professional Bodies.

Further details can be found by clicking here.

Directory: Trading Status – Currently Trading2020-06-20T22:02:15+08:00

Currently Trading confirms whether the Organisation or Individual Supplier is still trading.

This is important for the consumer, as a number of organisations and/or individual suppliers may still have the representation on their social media, website, marketing material, or other information; but may not be trading.

Directory: The IRCM’s Star Status2020-06-20T20:59:07+08:00

The IRCM’s Star System is based on facts provided by the consumers.

With so many Organisations and Individual Suppliers representing their organisations and/or themselves in the coaching and mentoring industry; the consumers are having challenges finding the right Professional Organisation or Support Group to join, and/or Education Body/Organisation to train with, and/or Individual Supplier to work with.  It can also be difficult for the consumers; to understand the difference between the different competence and qualify of services and/or products that are offered.

Star Ratings are provided by the consumers.  They are not a validation of the service or product provided but are simply the opinion of another person who has used the service or product offered by the Organisation and/or Individual Suppliers.  It is the recommendation of the IRCM that the consumer does their own due-diligence.

The IRCM encourages all consumers to provide input into the IRCM’s Star System.

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In order that the consumers benefit from high quality services and products provided by Coaches, Mentors, Formal Education Body and Private Commercial Training Organisation; the IRCM encourages all consumers to verify the Competence (accreditation/credential with an IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Body), Qualification (training), and Insurance of each individual or organisation.

This provides a level of assurance that the individual or organisation has the right level of competence and experience to provide the relevant service/product.

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Competence:
is demonstrated by each Coach, Mentor, and Private Commercial Training Organisation through their Accreditation or Credentialing with one or more IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Body.

Formal Education Bodies are automatically provided with a level of approval through their countries government-led Education Department.

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Qualification:

is demonstrated by each Coach and/or Mentor through their Training.

The quality of the selected training course is determined by the provider selected:

  • Formal Education Body (University, College, School) Registered with the IRCM, or
  • a Private Commercial Training Organisation Registered with the IRCM and Accredited/Credentialed with one or more IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Body.

The consumer should confirm whether the course and/or workshop selected meets the IRCM Codes of Conduct for Ethics, Standards, and Core Competencies.

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Insured:

demonstrates that the organisation, coach or mentor has valid Business and/or Professional Indemnity Insurance.

It is recognised that not every country requires Business and/or Professional Indemnity Insurance, but it is the recommendation of the IRCM that all organisations, coaches and mentors have valid Business and/or Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Registered and Accredited Organisations/Individual Suppliers TOOLKIT2020-07-09T17:57:50+08:00

The IRCM’s toolkit gives the following everything they need to help market, publicise, and promote them and their organisation effectively:

  • all currently REGISTERED Organisations and Individuals, and
  • all currently ACCREDITED Professional Bodies.
This toolkit applies to: REGISTERED ACCREDITED
  • Organisations:
Professional Bodies Y Y
Support Groups Y
Commercial Organisations Y
  • Education:
Formal Education Bodies Y
Private Commercial Training Organisations Y
Coaches and/or Mentors (who provide training) Y
  • Individual Suppliers:
Coaches Y
Mentors Y

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This does NOT apply to LISTED Directory entries.

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The International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC, also known as IRCM is recognised internationally for its work to promote excellence in Coaching and Mentoring, in order that the consumers benefit from high quality services and products within the coaching and mentoring industry.

As a REGISTERED or ACCREDITED organisation or individual with a current listing on the IRCM’s Directory you can use the IRCM’s name in full or abbreviated on your website (linking back to your entry), on your stationery, or on other promotional materials to raise your own profile, increase your credibility, and promote your organisation.  Please send a copy of all promotional materials, stationery, prospectuses, signage, exhibition stands, press releases, advertisements, and any other material; and all links where you use the IRCM’s name on your website or any internet materials and where you link it to on the IRCM’s website; to registers@IRCM-CIC.org to confirm validity of using the IRCM’s name.

International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring, CIC

IRCM CIC

IRCM

You require explicit authority to use the IRCM’s name on certificates – membership, training, etc.  Professional and Education Bodies/Organisations, Support Groups, etc. are required to email registers@IRCM-CIC.org for clarification and gaining explicit authority.

If you unsure of your use of the IRCM’s name, please email registers@IRCM-CIC.org.

Issue 2; July, 2019

  1. Every individual/organisation who selects to use the IRCM’s name to raise their profile, accepts the terms and conditions stated on this webpage.  
    Please note that these may change and it is your responsibility to be aware of the current terms and conditions.
  2. As per the point above, the following formats may be used:

    International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring, CIC

    IRCM CIC

    IRCM

  3. Each use of the name must be an accurate representation of your listing on the IRCM’s Directory:
    • Registered Professional Organisation
    • Accredited Professional Organisation
    • Registered Formal Education Body
    • Registered Private Training Organisation
    • Registered Support Group
    • Registered Coach
    • Registered Mentor
    • Registered Coach and Mentor
  4. Each use of the name must link back to your listing on the IRCM’s Directory.
  5. The IRCM’s name is not your branding, therefore the use of the name must be in proportion to the size of page, advert, etc. and demonstrated accurately as a recognition of your or your organisations listing on the IRCM Directory.
  6. It is important that you represent your listing on the IRCM Directory accurately, and that you are not suggesting that you or your organisation is in partnership with the IRCM.
  7. You are required to send a copy of all promotional materials, stationery, etc. and the links where you use the name on your website or any internet materials; to registers@IRCM-CIC.org to confirm validity of using the IRCM’s name.
  8. Where you have gained explicit authority to use the IRCM’s name on certificates – membership, training, etc. – you are required to submit a template for approval.
  9. Any misuse of the IRCM’s name will ensure that your listing on the IRCM Directory is removed, and may only be reinstated once the misuse has been resolved.

Issue 2; July, 2019

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The International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC, also known as IRCM is recognised internationally for its work to promote excellence in Coaching and Mentoring, in order that the consumers benefit from high quality services and products within the coaching and mentoring industry.

As a REGISTERED or ACCREDITED organisation or individual with a current listing on the IRCM’s Directory, you can use the IRCM’s logo on your website (linking back to your entry), on your stationery, or on other promotional materials to raise your own profile, increase your credibility, and promote your organisation.  Please send a copy of all promotional materials, stationery, etc. and the links where you use the logo on your website or any internet materials; to registers@IRCM-CIC.org to confirm the validity of using the IRCM’s logo.

You require explicit authority to use the IRCM’s logo on certificates – membership, training, etc.  Professional and Education Bodies/Organisations, Support Groups, etc. are required to email registers@IRCM-CIC.org for clarification and gaining explicit authority.

If you have not received your copy of your print and website logo’s, please email registers@IRCM-CIC.org.

Issue 2; July, 2019

  1. Every individual/organisation who selects to use the IRCM’s logo to raise their profile, accepts the terms and conditions stated on this webpage.  
    Please note that these may change and it is your responsibility to be aware of the current terms and conditions.
  2. If you do not have a usable copy of the IRCM’s logo, please email registers@IRCM-CIC.org.
  3. You may use one of the formats as detailed below.
  4. You may not change this logo.
  5. You may not change the colours on this logo.
  6. If you need to enlarge or reduce the size of the logo, you have permission to do so proportionally.
  7. There must be white space around the IRCM logo.
    At a minimum, half the size of the picture.
  8. Each use of the logo must be an accurate representation of your listing on the IRCM’s Directory:
    • Registered Professional Organisation
    • Accredited Professional Organisation
    • Registered Formal Education Body
    • Registered Private Training Organisation
    • Registered Support Group
    • Registered Coach
    • Registered Mentor
    • Registered Coach and Mentor
  9. Each use of the logo must link back to your listing on the IRCM’s Directory.
  10. The IRCM’s logo is not your branding, therefore the use of the logo must be in proportion to the size of page, advert, etc. and demonstrated accurately as a recognition of your or your organisations listing on the IRCM Directory.
  11. It is important that you represent your listing on the IRCM Directory accurately, and that you are not suggesting that you or your organisation is in partnership with the IRCM.
  12. You are required to send a copy of all promotional materials, stationery, etc. and the links where you use the logo on your website or any internet materials; to registers@IRCM-CIC.org to confirm validity of using the IRCM’s logo.
  13. Where you have gained explicit authority to use the IRCM’s logo on certificates – membership, training, etc. – you are required to submit a template for approval.
  14. Any misuse of the IRCM’s logo will ensure that your listing on the IRCM Directory is removed, and may only be reinstated once the misuse has been resolved.

Issue 2; July, 2019

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You will be issued a certificate if you are:

  • a REGISTERED organisation or individual or
  • an ACCREDITED Professional Body.

Your certificate is the joint property of the named organisation/individual and the IRCM, and remains valid on the proviso that the named organisation/individual pays their annual IRCM Fees and their Declaration is honoured.

The IRCM recommends that you publish your certificate on your website and include a link to your Directory page on the IRCM Directory.

Issue 2; July, 2019

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A code of ethics sets out the values and conduct that underpin the obligation of each organisation and individual within the coaching and mentoring industry.

This starts with the IRCM and goes through each different type of organisation, coach and mentor within this industry.

To assist consumers (also known as buyers or end-users) buying the products and services provided by each organisation and individual within the coaching and mentoring industry, the IRCM has created a number of codes including a consumers’ guideline.

As a registered organisation/individual or accredited Professional Body you have agreed to abide by:

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The IRCM recommends that you include a link to these in your material, so that your consumers fully understand what you have committed to.

Issue 2; July, 2019

Listed Organisations/Individual Suppliers TOOLKIT2020-07-09T18:15:49+08:00

The IRCM’s toolkit gives all currently LISTED Organisations and Individuals everything they need to help market, publicise, and promote them and their organisation effectively.

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The International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC, also known as IRCM is recognised internationally for its work to promote excellence in Coaching and Mentoring, in order that the consumers benefit from high quality services and products within the coaching and mentoring industry.

As a LISTED organisation or individual with a current listing on the IRCM’s Directory you can use the IRCM’s name in full or abbreviated on your website and may link to the relevant Directory. You may not use the IRCM’s name in full or abbreviated on your stationery, or on other promotional materials to raise your own profile, increase your credibility, and promote your organisation.

International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring, CIC

IRCM CIC

IRCM

You require explicit authority to use the IRCM’s name any other material and are required to email registers@IRCM-CIC.org for clarification and gaining explicit authority.

If you are unsure of your use of the IRCM’s name, please email registers@IRCM-CIC.org.

Issue 2; July, 2019

  1. Every individual/organisation who selects to use the IRCM’s name to raise their profile, accepts the terms and conditions stated on this webpage.  
    Please note that these may change and it is your responsibility to be aware of the current terms and conditions.
  2. As per the point above, the following formats may be used:

    International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring, CIC

    IRCM CIC

    IRCM

  3. Each use of the name must be an accurate representation of your listing on the IRCM’s Directory:
    • Listed Professional Organisation
    • Listed Formal Education Body
    • Listed Private Training Organisation
    • Listed Support Group
    • Listed Coach
    • Listed Mentor
    • Listed Coach and Mentor
  4. Each use of the name must link back to the relevant IRCM’s Directory.
  5. The IRCM’s name is not to be used for your branding, without explicit approval.
  6. It is important that you represent your listing on the IRCM Directory accurately, and that you are not suggesting that you or your organisation is in partnership with the IRCM.
  7. Where you request explicit approval (point 5 above), you are required to send a copy of all promotional materials, stationery, etc. and the links where you use the name on your website or any internet materials; to registers@IRCM-CIC.org to confirm validity of using the IRCM’s name.
  8. Any misuse of the IRCM’s name will ensure that your listing on the IRCM Directory is removed, and may only be reinstated once the misuse has been resolved.

Issue 2; July, 2019

The International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC, also known as IRCM is recognised internationally for its work to promote excellence in Coaching and Mentoring, in order that the consumers benefit from high quality services and products within the coaching and mentoring industry.

As a LISTED organisation or individual with a current listing on the IRCM’s Directory, you may not use the IRCM’s logo on your website or on any material.

Issue 2; July, 2019

  1. Please note that these may change and it is your responsibility to be aware of the current terms and conditions.
  2. Any misuse of the IRCM’s logo will ensure that your listing on the IRCM Directory is removed, and may only be reinstated once the misuse has been resolved.

Issue 2; July, 2019

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A code of ethics sets out the values and conduct that underpin the obligation of each organisation and individual within the coaching and mentoring industry.

This starts with the IRCM and goes through each different type of organisation, coach and mentor within this industry.

To assist consumers (also known as buyers or end-users) buying the products and services provided by each organisation and individual within the coaching and mentoring industry, the IRCM has created a number of codes including a consumers’ guideline.

As a listed organisation/individual you have NOT agreed to abide by:

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The IRCM recommends that you include a link to these in your material, so that your consumers fully understand what you have not committed to.

Issue 2; July, 2019

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