Angela Sabin of Executive Life Coaching has become one of an exclusive league of executive coaches in the UK to achieve accreditation at Master Practitioner Level to the European Quality Standard for Coaching.
The award is recognised globally as the gold standard of coach accreditation in the marketplace. It provides emphatic evidence that a coach works with a rigorous Competency Framework, has proven experience, practises to the highest professional standards and, at Master level, has made a significant contribution to the profession.
Angela says: “I am delighted to announce I have now become one of an exclusive league of executive coaches in the UK to achieve accreditation at Master Practitioner Level to the European Quality Standard for Coaching.”
There is growing demand out there for accreditation, and the 6th Ridler Report – strategic trends in the use of coaching confirms this: ‘there was an increasing requirement for external coaches to be individually accredited by a professional coaching body (which has gone up from 54% in 2013 to 68% in 2015) Additionally within the report organisations indicated in interviews that they ‘see accreditation as an important milestone for a coach and an indicator of a certain level of proficiency’.
Angela continues: “Coaching is a very complex business; you would expect a coach to have a very wide-ranging toolkit with a high degree of knowledge, skill and experience in using that. Would you be confident in a coach that couldn’t evidence that?
This isn’t debating qualifications; this is about what comes after. Accreditation usually comes as a result of an assessment of professional inputs. Inputs such as, years of service, coaching experience, coach training, coach mentoring and supervision, compliance, and CPD. Accreditation is about demonstrating professional development, and more importantly competencies that are up-to-date.
For me personally Master Practitioner accreditation is an important part of meeting client expectations and demands. EMCC position themselves as the gold standard of coach accreditation in the marketplace. There are other respected accreditations but they differ from the European Individual Accreditation as this is equivalent to any other European Quality Standard. Clients are reassured it provides emphatic evidence that I work within a rigorous Competency Framework, have proven experience, practice to the highest professional standards and, at Master level, have made a significant contribution to the profession.”