International Organization for Business Coaching becomes 10th signatory of Global Code of Ethics

Brussels, 27 July 2021: International Organization for Business Coaching becomes 10th signatory of the Global Code of Ethics

The Global Code of Ethics supports excellence in the development of coaching, mentoring, and supervision and raises the standards of practice of members. It was created by two professional associations, Association for Coaching (‘AC’) and EMCC, in February 2016.

Since then more organisations have signed up for the Code and now we are very pleased to announce that as of 27 July 2021 the International Organization for Business Coaching (IOBC) also joined this growing group of signatories.

Upon becoming a signatory, Denis Gautheret, IOBC President, said We are thrilled to join the group of the coaching, mentoring, and supervision bodies who have all signed up to the spirit and the collectively shared aspiration for excellence which is expressed in this single unified Code. The Code is truly global in its reach and applicability and demands a high level of ethical action, with respect and humility, with strength and under-standing of the situation of others. The IOBC and its members agree to embrace and respect this Global Code of Ethics.’

The current signatories continue to invite other world-wide professional bodies in the field to join this initiative and become organisational signatories.

This code has a wide impact by informing the work of people who may not be members of the signatory bodies but who practice coaching, mentoring, supervision, and training related activities or are sponsors, users, beneficiaries, and purchasers of such services – anywhere around the world.

The Code has its own dedicated website – - where the code is translated into the world’s main languages. The latest version of the Global Code of Ethics can be viewed here.

Contacts for the signatories:

Associação Portuguesa de Gestão das Pessoas (APG)

Mário Ceitil

APG (Portuguese Association of People Management) is a non-profit professional association under private law, of cultural and scientific nature, recognised by the Portuguese Government as an organisation which pursues public interests. APG is a national association that gathers people and organisations devoted to people’s management or practising leadership services or specialised within this area, both in the public and private sector, namely Human Resources Managers, Directors, and General Manager, as well as trainers, coaches, consultants, and university students from several courses (Human Resources Management, Management, Labour Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, etc), amounting to nearly 750 members.

Association for Coaching (AC)

Jeannette Marshall

As a pioneering global body, with members in 60+ countries, the AC exists to advance the coaching profession and make a sustainable difference to individuals, organizations, and society.


Angela Hill

EMCC is the ‘go to’ body that exists to develop, Europe and beyond promote and set the expectation of best practice in coaching, mentoring, and supervision globally for the benefit of society.

Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS)

Adina Tarry

Founded in 2004, The Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS) exists to ensure that in a complex world, organisations are enabled to use professional coaching, supervision and advisory services to achieve ethical and sustainable growth.

Associazione Italiana Coach Professionisti (AICP)

Lucio Caporali

The AICP is Italy’s leading body in the coaching profession.

International Mentoring Association (IMA)

Wendy M. Gluckman

Has the mission of creating global communities that lead to the development of highly effective mentoring programs. We do this by maintaining a base of experts around the world who are on the leading edge of research in a variety of mentoring and coaching environments.

International Organization for Business Coaching (IOBC)

Denis Gautheret

An international membership organisation for professional coaching that focuses exclusively on business coaching and leadership. IOBC is an an umbrella organisation that unites National Associations who seek to raise and uphold the highest standards in the business coaching profession based on shared values.

Mentoring Institute, University of New Mexico (‘Mentoring Institute’)

Nora Domínguez

The Mentoring Institute develops, coordinates, and integrates mentoring evidence-based effective practices into research, consulting, and training activities at the University of New Mexico (UNM).

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