New EMCC Standard Coaching Agreement

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The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), with input from top city law firm, Osborne Clarke and the Institute of Consultants (IC’s), have launched a Standard Coaching Agreement. The aim of the agreement is to support buyers and coaches to discuss commercial performance outcomes and conditions at the outset of a new relationship.

Coaching services can be rather unique and often one off, at The School of Coaching we think the new agreement goes a long way to address the challenges faced when starting a new coaching contract.

Often the buyers of coaching are HR departments, they hand-off service contracts to procurement departments who have little experience of buying a service such as coaching, resulting in either burdensome or insufficiently complete contracts.

When facilitating the Coach’s Programme we are often asked by in-company and independent coaches for contract examples and often examples are shared around the study group. We think the new contract helps further define and promote best practice within the coaching and mentoring industry and encourage our Alumni to use the new agreement.

The new agreement is available to all EMCC and IC members via their websites.

By Lynne-Marie Eccleston at Friday, 16 September 2011


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