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Dr. Julie Haddock-Millar


In May 2020, EMCC Global became the first international coaching standards body to recognize team coaching as a distinct field of coaching, and to provide team coaches with the ability to obtain an internationally recognized professional team coaching accreditation.

This month we speak with Dr Julie Haddock-Millar, Lead for EMCC Global’s International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes WorkGroup, which took on the huge task of creating the Team Coaching Standards.

Julie tells us about the history of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, its origins and how it has expanded into other geographies over the past 10 years to become one of the largest global industry standards bodies, with educational institute and both corporate and individual members based in over 60 countries. She discusses the extensive support and resources offered by EMCC Global to members in becoming accredited, continuing to learn and develop their own practice and progressing on to contribute towards advancing the profession.

We learn about EMCC Global’s four levels of accreditation, including the new Team Coach accreditation from Foundation through to Master Practitioner and some of the distinguishing features of each of these. We talk about why it was necessary to distinguish between the competencies of coaches working with individual clients and the significantly different competencies required of coaches working with teams in organizations. We also learn how to go about becoming accredited as a Team Coach and the different pathways available for this.  

With the rapidly increasing demand worldwide for competent team coaches, and the growing awareness in organizations that coaches and consultants working with their teams should be specifically trained, this is an important conversation for everyone to listen in to!


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About Julie

Dr. Julie Haddock-Millar is based in the UK where, in addition to being the Lead for EMCC Global’s International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes WorkGroup, she holds the position of Associate Professor (Practice) and Senior Teaching Fellow of Human Resource Management and Development at Middlesex University Business School and is Visiting Professor at the International University of Monaco.

Julie leads and teaches on a number of postgraduate programmes in the public and private sector, including an MA in Management International Payments Ecosystem with Worldpay, MA Further Education Sector Management and Executive MBAs.

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