This question comes up regularly, both on social networks and in discussions in companies or networks.
And that's an essential question!
This decision-making has a stake, that of the benefits that the coachee will be able to obtain from his commitment to a coaching course. The benefits of coaching are also spread throughout the company, in particular thanks to a coaching phasing, the rule of the art of the profession.
Several approaches of choice can be considered, as well as their combinations.
A professional certified by an independent body
When you buy a yogurt, it seems normal to have a guarantee as to its freshness, the continuity of the cold chain and its composition. Well, this could be a metaphor for a coaching purchase!
In France, official professional bodies certify professional coaches independently (without also being training organisations): ICF and EMCC.
The certification aims to assess:
- the initial and continuing training of the coach, in particular by schools audited and recognized by the profession
- reflection on professional practice, via individual or collective supervision
- the analysis of the conformity of the practice with regard to a competency framework (attested by the provision of coaching sessions recorded in the initial ICF certification)
- the number of hours of coaching practice
every 3 years ICF, 5 years EMCC
Associate Certified Coach
Professional Certified Coach
Master Certified Coach
|Stages of expertise||exercise start coaches||confirmed coaches||expert coaches|
|35,000 ICF professional coaches in 2021, including 800 in France||60%||40%||0.4%|
|hours of coaching training required||> 60||> 125||> 200|
|hours of coaching practice required||>100||> 500||> 2500|
A coach with whom you have experienced a session
Trust your intuition too. The relationship of trust is essential to the coaching process. Do a first session or a discovery interview and then determine yourself for a commitment in a coaching course.
A referenced coach
A coach who is recommended to you by your network or who can provide coaching references from former clients.