Five Professional Bodies join in launching an updated Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors, and Supervisors

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

Three additional professional associations have joined this initiative in 2018: Association for Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors (‘APECS’), Associazione Italiana Coach Professionisti (‘AICP’) and the Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico.

These five bodies have collaborated and combined their best practices to create an updated version of the Global Code of Ethics for the benefit of their members and society at large. This version comes into effect on May 1st 2018 and will apply to all the signatories’ membership categories.

The signatories will be inviting other world-wide professional bodies in the field, to join this initiative and become organisational signatories.

This code has a wider 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 will be translated into the world’s main languages. The new version of the Global Code of Ethics can be viewed here.

Contacts for the five signatories

Association for Coaching (‘AC’)

Jeannette Marshall

[email protected]

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.

European Mentoring and Coaching Council (‘EMCC’)

Marialexia Margariti

[email protected]

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

Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (‘APECS’)

Adina Tarry

[email protected]

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

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

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

Nora Domínguez

[email protected]

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).