The IOBC competence profile for coaches ensures and promotes quality in business coaching.
Coaching requires appropriate knowledge and skills to understand what is happening and what is at stake intrapersonally, interpersonally, and entrepreneurially. This requires competences, which are in turn acquired based on knowledge.
Coaching competence is the ability to reflect on and act appropriately in the context of person-oriented dialogical consulting people in the world of work. On the one hand, this refers to a doing, i.e. the ability to practice or effect something. On the other hand, it means (self-)reflectivity; the ability to reflect when, how and why actions or reactions are appropriate.
Five Fields of Competence
The Coach Competence Model (CCM) describes concrete requirements of a professional business coach in five fields of competence - containing a total of 29 competence clusters and 117 competences, aligned to the coach’s qualification level:
- Associate Coach (IOBC) – up to 3 years of coaching experience
- Professional Coach (IOBC) – at least 3 years of coaching experience
- Senior Coach (IOBC) – at least 5 years of coaching experience