EMCC members can order a free copy of a special book of the history of EMCC written for our 25th anniversary in 2017 from www.EMCCbooks.org, the book is also available to purchase for non-members.
EMCC started its life in 1992 as EMC (the European Mentoring Centre) when David Megginson was having a meeting with David Clutterbuck over a book that they were writing together and David Clutterbuck said ‘I’ve been thinking that we ought to create something called the European Mentoring Centre: are you interested?”. He was, and they were soon creating possibilities in their heads that neither of them would have the time fully to realise.
Over time and with the support of people like Liz Borredon and Bob Garvey the organisation began to take shape and in 2002 was rebranded as the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Centre) when coaching was added to the title.
The seven original founders of EMCC were David Clutterbuck, David Megginson, Julie Hay, Eric Parsloe, Sir John Whitmore, Bob Garvey and Liz Boredon. They invited several more people to the inaugural meeting on 9 October 2002: Peter Bluckert, Charles Brook, Alison Carter, Zulfi Hussain, Robin Linnecar, Peter Matthews, Donald McLeod, David Webster, Pauline Willis. At that meeting a decision was taken to invite onto the Board Pierre de Jonghe from Belgium and Unn Sollie from Norway.
The EMC held a final meeting on 16 October 2002, at which the Directors approved the proposals and resigned so that EMC could become EMCC.
From the beginning, the principle of inclusivity was important. Anyone could join EMCC provided that they agreed to abide by the Code of Ethics. Members were encouraged to establish their own EMCC’s according to the legal requirements of their own countries.
As of 31 December 2018 we have 24 Affiliated Countries in Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, and United Kingdom plus the Asia Pacific Region.
As of 31 December 2018 we had over 6,000 members in 61 countries.
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