26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020

26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020


Angela Hill & Nigel Cumberland

EMCC Global: exploring ethics – an avant-garde approach to bringing ethics into the light and out of the tick box

Area: Coaching. Mentoring, & Supervision

Type: Workshop

Session on 3 June 2020 11:15 UTC - View on timetable


One of the key roles for EMCC is to be the leading coaching, mentoring, and supervision standards body that promotes best practice, ensuring ethics, and the Global Code of Ethics remains a relevant and essential part of professional EMCC membership for individuals and organisations.

The Global Code of Ethics review begins in 2020 and the views and experiences of all coaches, mentors, and supervisors are important. Giving space and attention to the complexities and challenges of ethical practice has inspired creative ways to take a different perspective.

In this session we will use words like emit, epic, event and escape in unusual ways with imagery and metaphor ‘to bring ethics into the light and out of the tick box’.   Stimulated thinking and feeling will enrich group discussion and flow forward into deeper reflection on ethics in coaching, mentoring, and supervision practice now and in the future.

More details about the Global Code of Ethics can be seen here


Angela Hill is the EMCC Global WorkGroup leader for Ethics. She is an EMCC accredited coach (EIA) at Senior Practitioner level and also an EMCC accredited supervisor (ESIA), and Chartered FCIPD with extensive experience across diverse sectors in change, leadership, supervision, and coach development.  Her approach to all her work is pragmatic, creative, and insightful. She is Head of Coaching Supervision and a Professional Coach with the OCM Group, leaders in coaching and mentoring. The OCM founder, Eric Parsloe, was one of the original five founders of the EMCC. Prior to her career as a coach mentor, Angela held a senior client relationship role for 16 years with a specialist, London based provider of outplacement, change management, well-being and critical incident services. Based in the North West of the UK with an international client portfolio, Angela volunteered with EMCC UK 2008 – 2010 and has been an EMCC Global volunteer since 2014.  Angela is committed to working with inspiration, creativity, and purpose for the greater good, embedding ethics into our behaviour and choices in everyday coaching and mentoring practice.

Nigel Cumberland is the co-Founder of The Silk Road Partnership and is a coach, mentor, facilitator who has worked with leaders in the United Nations, The World Bank Group, Fortune 500 groups including Google, Dell and Standard Chartered Bank, as well as in the Public Sectors of countries such as the UAE and Malaysia. He is the author of a range of leadership and self-help books including the best-selling 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living (John Murray Learning, UK & US, 2016) and 100 Things Successful Leaders Do: Little Lessons in Leadership (Nicholas Brealey, UK & US, 2020). Nigel is an EMCC accredited coach (EIA) at Master Practitioner level and is the EMCC Global Mentoring Review WorkGroup leader. Until last year he had spent five years heading EMCC Global’s Ethics WorjGroup and in this role oversaw the creation of the first and second versions of the Global Code of Ethics. He also sat on the UK Academic-Industry partnership, The Collaboration for the Future of Coaching (‘CFC’), as they produced the Ethical Principles and Good Practice for Coaching Provision in Organisations.