The Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC) is a multi-stakeholder group including representatives from corporates, leading coaching professional bodies in the UK, academia, research institutes and Coaching at Work magazine. FCC was launched in April 2015 with the aim of collaborating, professionalising and innovating to safeguard the coaching profession. The group emerged from the Coaching at Work-led Accreditation Forum, which gathered together coaching professional body representatives with coaching sponsors to increase collaboration. Work done by members of the Forum led to a number of initiatives including a set of comparison tables, comparing coaching professional bodies’ ethos, rationales and philosophies.
The FCC then widened its’ scope and communities represented. For example, it now includes representatives from academia and has expanded its focus to include developing guidance on best practice; continued alignment across accrediting bodies on standards and quality control; and ethics.
“The FCC Framework for Professional Executive Coaching in Organisational Settings” has also been published.
FCC members include:
- Ashridge Business School
- Association for Coaching
- Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision
- Association of Coaching Supervisors
- Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals
- British Association for Counseling & Psychotherapy Coaching
- British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology
- Coaching at Work Magazine
- European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC)
- EMCC UK
- International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies, Oxford Brookes University
- International Coach Federation, UK Chapter (UK ICF)
- International Society for Coaching Psychology
- John Lewis Partnership
- Ridler & Co
- And individuals who formerly worked at News UK, and at Kent County Council.