Accredited Coaches

assoc-coachingWhat does it mean for members of the Institute for Organisational Development?

The Institute for Organisational Development is committed to providing ethical, professional and effective coaching.

We hand pick our team of coaches carefully and believe that this is how our members will experience every coaching relationship with us.

However, we also recognise the power of independent assessment.

As a result of this, our Certificate in Performance Development Coaching programme is accredited by the Association for Coaching, meaning all graduates from this programme achieve AC accredited coach status.

There are currently only around two hundred Accredited Coaches in the Association, which has a total membership of over four thousand. Not all those who set themselves up as Coaches are members of a professional body, far fewer are striving for, or have achieved Accreditation.

We are confident that achieving Accreditation is a true mark of the coach’s ethical commitment, professionalism and effectiveness.

Accreditation is different from Membership of the Association of Coaching in that it can only be gained through a rigorous process of assessment of the member’s coaching.  It requires the coach to submit Coachee and supervisor references, a case study and a personal coaching philosophy which are considered by two senior members of the Association.  The application is judged against the Ethics and Competences of the Association and is only awarded where the high level of performance required can be demonstrated.

For more information on our Coaching Certificate programme or on becoming an accredited coach, please contact Luke Spayne, Membership Services Programme Manager on



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