Ethics: The professionalization and democratisation of coaching

Magdalena Nowicka Mook (ICF CEO and Executive Director),
Dr. Riza Kadilar (President of EMCC Global),
Katherine Tulpa (Global CEO of AC & Executive Director, Wisdom8),
Eve Turner (Chair of APECS),
Panel discussion

Abstract: During this panel we will the importance of ethics for both coaches and also the coaching bodies to strive for increased accountability and creditability. The approaches each body takes in developing ethical practice of its coaching community. Discussion will also involve the influence of social cause messaging to the professionalisation and democratization of coaching.

Magdalena Nowicka Mook (ICF CEO and Executive Director

Magdalena Nowicka Mook brings experience in fundraising, coaching, consulting and association management. Currently, she offers her vision and strategic direction as the CEO of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), where she acts as a partner to the ICF’s Global Board of Directors. Magda is a trained professional coach and systems’ facilitator.

Ms. Mook has also held positions with the Council of State Governments, where she was the Assistant Director of National Policy and Director of Development. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service has also utilized Magda’s international business acumen, bringing her in for coordinating technical assistance programs and implementing special projects in four European countries. Magda is a frequent speaker on subjects of trends in coaching and leadership development as well as regulation and ethics.

Ms. Mook received her M.S. in Economics and International Trade from the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. She also graduated from the Copenhagen Business School’s Advanced Program in International Management and Consulting. She is a member of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, Council on Non-profits, ATD, ASAE International Section Council and the Advisory Board for Institute of Organizational Mindfulness.

Magdalena is fluent in Polish, Russian, and English, and has a working knowledge of French.

Dr. Riza Kadilar (President of EMCC Global)

Alumni of Stanford University, HEC Paris, METU, and INSEAD, Dr. Riza Kadilar is a PhD in media economics. His professional career includes senior level bank management in France, UK, Netherlands and Turkey. 

He is the author of five published books, and columnist at Bloomberg Businessweek Turkey.

He contributes to the democratization of learning and development with his online learning platform (RK Academy) and also with his EMCC Quality Award recipient online micro credential course (MOOC) on coaching and mentoring.  Dr. Kadilar is a visiting professor in various universities, and has delivered numerous motivational speeches during the last twenty years in more than thirty countries, and recently on online platforms reaching more than ten thousand individuals.

Katherine Tulpa (Global CEO of AC & Executive Director, Wisdom8)

As a pioneering leader within her field, Katherine is the Global CEO of the Association for Coaching, a leading professional coaching body, and Executive Director of Wisdom8. Described by others as someone who ‘pushes the boundaries’, and who role-models, ‘collaborative-based’ leadership, Katherine specializes in cross-cultural and global/top team coaching, having worked with CEOs and their teams from across 40 different nationalities. She is the recipient of the awards for Influencing and Impacting the Coaching Profession and was made Coach/Mentor of the Year, by Coaching at Work. She is also an author, speaker, and lecturer, with recent contributions in Leadership Coaching, Excellence in Coaching, and Diversity in Coaching (Kogan Page), and is on the Editorial Board for Coaching, an International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice.

Eve Turner (Chair of APECS)

Eve is an award-winning coach, supervisor and writer who is a leading contributor to industry research and actively engaged in pro bono work. Chair of the leading professional body, APECS (The Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision), she founded and leads the Global Supervisors’ Network and is co-founder of the Climate Coaching Alliance. Eve‘s writing includes two co-authored publications including one with Peter Hawkins (2020), “Systemic Coaching – delivering value beyond the individual.” She is currently working on two books, the Ethics Handbook associated with this conference and one with several co-authors on coaching and the ecological crisis. Eve’s a Fellow at two universities – The University of Southampton and Henley Business School.

is a coach, psychologist, trainer and facilitator. She is the lead editor of Positive Psychology Coaching in the Workplace (2021) and The Ethical Coaches’ Handbook: A Guide to Developing Ethical Maturity in Practice (in production). She is con-founder of the Ethics Coaching Forum. She holds virtual groups for coaches who wish to nourish themselves and their coaching with the understanding and application of positive and coaching psychology in their coaching and regularly coaches a small number of one-to-one clients. Wendy-Ann creates and delivers lectures, training and coaching at several universities in France and internationally. Her current interest is in enhancing coaches development with positive psychology, coaching psychology and ethics in practice.

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