EMCC Global Conference in Prague

European, Mentoring & Coaching Council are delighted to announce that the 2023 EMCC Global Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision Conference will be a LIVE event and will take place at the Corinthia Hotel in Prague, on 9th and 10th June 2023. So just a few days left…

Dr. Rıza Kadılar
Here is a message from the EMCC Global President – Dr Riza Kadilar

Dear members of our EMCC community,

After a few years of needing to stay online, I’m so thrilled and happy to let you know that our yearly conference in June will allow us to meet in person in the lovely city of Prague.

This will be a «come back” after our excellent conference in Dublin in 2019. That’s why our main goal will be to bring a traditional inclusive, warm and welcoming atmosphere – to enable our community to hug, meet, share and learn from each other. Let’s make this our warmest Conference to date!

I encourage you to apply to contribute as a speaker and/or to book your place and travel plans as soon as possible, in order to avoid any last-minute disappointment due to relatively limited capacity.

Looking forward to seeing you all there…!!!

Dr. Rıza Kadılar

The Significance of Ethics in Mentoring and Coaching – Part 2

  1. Professional Boundaries

Maintaining professional boundaries is another critical aspect of ethical mentoring and coaching. Ethical guidelines provide clear boundaries that mentors and coaches should adhere to in their relationships with mentees or clients. These boundaries help prevent the abuse of power and the crossing of lines that could harm the individuals seeking guidance.

By maintaining appropriate boundaries, mentors and coaches ensure that their interactions remain focused on the mentee’s or client’s development rather than personal or ulterior motives. This professionalism contributes to the overall effectiveness of the mentoring and coaching process.

  1. Accountability and Integrity

Ethical mentors and coaches prioritize accountability and integrity in their interactions. They are committed to providing accurate information and guidance, even when it may not be what the mentee or client wants to hear. This commitment to honesty and transparency is crucial for the mentee’s growth and development.

Furthermore, ethical mentors and coaches hold themselves accountable for their actions and decisions. If they make a mistake or act inappropriately, they are willing to acknowledge it and take steps to rectify the situation. This accountability builds trust and demonstrates the mentor’s or coach’s commitment to the mentee’s success.

  1. Long-Term Benefits

Mentoring and coaching relationships that are grounded in ethics are more likely to yield long-term benefits. When mentors and coaches prioritize the well-being and development of their mentees or clients over personal gain, the mentees are more likely to experience sustained growth and success.

Ethical mentors and coaches are invested in the long-term success of their mentees or clients, which may include helping them navigate challenges, make ethical decisions, and develop the skills necessary for their personal and professional goals. As a result, these relationships often lead to lasting positive outcomes.


Ethics plays a pivotal role in the success of mentoring and coaching relationships. By adhering to ethical principles such as trust, respect, professional boundaries, accountability, and integrity, mentors and coaches create an environment where individuals can thrive and reach their full potential. These ethical foundations not only benefit the mentees or clients but also contribute to the overall growth and development of the mentor or coach, making mentoring and coaching a truly transformative experience for all involved.

Get into the next post to see European Mentoring and CoachingCouncil and their «The Global Code of Ethics», coming very soon

The Significance of Ethics in Mentoring and Coaching – Part 1


Mentoring and coaching are powerful tools for personal and professional development. They offer individuals the opportunity to learn from experienced mentors and coaches, helping them grow and achieve their goals. However, the effectiveness of mentoring and coaching is greatly enhanced when they are conducted with a strong ethical foundation. In these two articles, we will explore why ethics is important in mentoring and coaching and how it contributes to the success of these relationships.

  1. Trust and Confidentiality

Ethics plays a fundamental role in establishing and maintaining trust in mentoring and coaching relationships. Trust is the cornerstone of any successful mentoring or coaching partnership. When individuals seek guidance and support from mentors or coaches, they must feel safe and confident that their personal and professional information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Ethical guidelines dictate that mentors and coaches must respect the confidentiality of their mentees or clients. This ensures that mentees can open up about their challenges, fears, and aspirations without fear of judgment or disclosure. Trust forms the foundation of a productive and transformative mentoring or coaching relationship.

  1. Respect and Non-discrimination

Ethics in mentoring and coaching also emphasize the importance of respect and non-discrimination. Every individual is unique, with their own values, beliefs, and experiences. Ethical mentors and coaches recognize and respect these differences, creating a space that is inclusive and non-judgmental.

Respecting the diversity of mentees or clients helps build a supportive and nurturing environment where they feel valued and understood. This, in turn, fosters a more open and constructive exchange of ideas and insights, ultimately leading to greater personal and professional growth.

Remember to read my next post as well to get the rest of why ethics is important.

Redesigning the Future

«Redesigning the Future» was the theme of this summer’s conference hosted by EMCC Global (digital), the 27th in a row. In these post-corona times, it is quite right to think in new directions. We have seen a boom of webinars and now it is the new channel for us and also the podcast is coming. Our global president Riza Kadilar mentioned in 2019 a coaching app that had 500,000 downloads this summer (2021) the same app 2.5 million downloads.

I do not think anyone will lose the job of a robot, but we must find ways to integrate our work and practice with relevant technology. At the same time, we must also find ways to create digital communities where we can improve the ongoing dialogue between recipients and practitioners.

EMCC focuses on the digital that will play and save role to improve our services and our offerings and at the same time they will also put and special focus on hosting platforms.

In any case, I think I am at the forefront of development when I am a member of an organization with over 10,000 members in 85 different countries that has this as its focus.

At least I’m excited to being part of redesigning the future the EMCC way … what about you?

How do we perceive change?

Right now we’re all being challenged. Whether it is in the family, with friends or in the business world how much has changed in a short time. And even though we sometimes say «I like change and development», the truth is that we often like the changes we choose for ourselves. Now it can feel overwhelming and paralyzing, it can feel like it’s completely out of our control. And that’s it and we have to accept it.

I have, after 2 weeks in quarantine and 4 weeks with home office, new working methods have pushed me, and now become part of my everyday life. It was just jumping into it and now I’ve had lectures and meetings online and it works really well. For others, there are even bigger changes and one sees that jobs disappear and with that income base. But I hope everyone finds their inner strength, and gets through this until we get «normal» times.   Keep your heart warm – your head cold – and your hands clean …

EMCC 2019 Research Award

EMCC is delighted to announcethe winner of 2019 Research Award Professor Erik de Haan for his research Differences between critical moments forclients, coaches, and sponsors of coaching

Dr Riza Kadilar, EMCC President said ‘With our roots firmly in research since EMCC was founded in 1992, we’re delighted in this our 26th anniversary year to be launching our first ever annual research award.
And who better to receive the first award then Professor Erik de Haan who has been a supporter of EMCC for many years by speaking at our conferences, contributing to our work, and enabling Ashridge to gain EMCC’s coach/mentor training award (EQA) and supervision training award (ESQA).

Erik has over twenty-five years of experience in organisational and personal development, bringing to his work a sensitivity to what moves and motivates people, and a strong analytical ability. He aims to support people in their search for what is ‘right and just’ for themselves and for others in their organisation. Searching for and assuring people’s personal engagement appears to him a key condition for change and development.The research started in Spring 2002 and concluded inSpring 2019, with the publication of the book Critical Moments in Executive Coaching.

Read more here about the award

About EMCC
The EMCC is an internationalcoaching, mentoring,and supervision association established in 1992. EMCC is made up of Affiliated Countries in Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdomand the Asia Pacific Region.We have over 6,000 members across more than 70 countries world-wide.EMCC exists to develop, promote,and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring, coaching, and supervisionglobally for the benefit of society. Our vision is to be the ‘go to’body in mentoring, coaching,and supervision.For more information on EMCC visit www.emccouncil.org

Powerful and cost-effective

Mentoring is arguably one of the most powerful and cost-effective ways of helping people expand and achieve their aspirations. There is also strong evidence that it is a very effective means to retaining talent in organisations, and to create and sustain desired corporate culture. It also offers one of the highest returns on investment in supporting entrepreneurs, addressing societal disaffection amongst the young, and building bridges between cultures and communities.

The conference is open to members and non-members, so please let your colleagues and networks know about this event.

26. of October is the date and Barcelona in Spain is the place

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