The same due diligence applies to all non-industry related Commercial Organisations as it does to other organisations within the industry (Professional Bodies, Formal Education Bodies (Universities, Colleges, and Schools), and Private Commercial Training Organisations).
Generally, the non-industry related Commercial Organisations are owned and run by individuals who are within the industry. The IRCM CIC recognises that where this is the case, all standard industry-related competence and validation applies, in addition to abiding by the related industry Codes of Conduct, competence, validation, and Ombudsman; they will also fulfil the details below.
Where the non-industry related Commercial Organisation is not owned and/or run by individuals who are with in the industry, the IRCM CIC recognises that these organisations will abide by their own industry related competence and validation applies, in addition to abiding by the related industry Codes of Conduct, competence, validation, and Ombudsman; they will also fulfil the details below.
As defined in the coaching and mentoring industry definitions, non-industry related Commercial Organisations may employ, support, publish, market Coaches, Mentors, education/training, and professional services, and/or any other type of support required by the coaching and mentoring industry.
If you are an individual or organisation looking:
- for a Coach and/or Mentor who is employed by or marketed by a non-industry related organisation e.g. an employment agency.
- for Coaches and/or Mentors to support the on-going growth and development of your staff e.g. through a consultancy.
- for support as a Coach and/or Mentor which is not provided through a Professional Body e.g. a support group.
- for a method to promote yourself as a Coach and/or Mentor e.g. through a membership marketing website.
- for a way in which to enhance your visibility e.g. through writing for an industry-related magazine.
the IRCM CIC recommends that the non-industry related Commercial Organisation gains its credibility through IRCM CIC Registration and its validity through IRCM CIC Accreditation.
In this the IRCM CIC recommends that each Commercial Organisation you are selecting to join or employ or purchase a product/service from:
- is credible through their competence to provide the services and products you require. For coach and/or mentor specific products and services, this is determined simply by:
- their REGISTRATION on the IRCM CIC’s Commercial Organisations Directory.
- demonstrates their commitment to growing consumer confidence by actively participating in defining the future of the coaching and mentoring industry through their involvement in the Advisory Steering Committees and Advisory Steering Committee surveys.
- agrees to recognise, respect and where applicable, abide by the industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognises the industry Ombudsman Service.
- where applicable for the product and/or service, includes the industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognition of the industry Ombudsman Service in their own product and/or service.
- demonstrates its validity through gaining an IRCM CIC Accreditation.
The IRCM CIC accreditation programme is simply an external verification of the organisation, the detail of the product and/or services, and the owners, leadership team, and people involved in delivering the product and/or services (e.g. if it is a Coach delivering a service that they meet the Coaching and/or Mentoring requirements as above).
Where the Commercial Organisation has selected not to REGISTER with the IRCM CIC, has not agreed to recognise, respect and where applicable, abide by the industry recognised Codes of Conduct, and has not agreed to recognise the industry Ombudsman Service, your experience may result in an inadequate or ineffective product and/or service.