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The ABM is the professional body for Business Mentoring

Find out more about the ABM’s professional standards in its Professional Framework. Help to Grow mentors (volunteers) have a separate code of conduct.

The ABM's Professional Framework outlines the ABM’s Standards, Charter, Code of Conduct for members and the ABM’s complaints process. The ABM is also a signatory of the Global Code of Ethics for mentors, coaches and supervisors.

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Equality Statement

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ABM Charter

As a Member of the ABM I hereby agree to the following:
  • Chatham house rules prevail – I may divulge a matter outside of the ABM but I must not disclose any names nor sources of the information.
  • I respect the confidentiality of both fellow members and clients and will keep information confidential if requested to do so.
Integrity and professionalism
  • I agree to act honestly and fairly at all times.
  • I promise to uphold the highest professional standards and to act with integrity in fulfilling the responsibilities of my position and to seek to avoid any acts, omissions or business practices which damage the reputation of myself, the ABM, professional mentoring and coaching, colleagues and their organisations.
  • I shall observe applicable law, regulations and professional conduct standards when carrying out my business activities and interpret and apply them to the best of my ability.
  • During meetings I shall endeavour to be concise, direct, open and honest, not interrupt nor be disrespectful (including inappropriate use of smartphones and other electronic devices etc.).
Continuous learning
  • I shall keep records of meetings with mentees offering constructive feedback with action points where applicable and share them with another member in order to improve my performance.
  • I am committed to continuous improvement of my performance. I shall endeavour to attend a significant number of meetings held by the ABM (in person or on-line).
  • I am prepared to give and receive constructive, open and transparent feedback.  
To benefit the Association
  • I shall share experiences that demonstrate the benefit of business mentoring and coaching.
  • I shall endeavour to keep the ABM abreast of new developments which are relevant to its activities.
  • I shall promote the ABM wherever possible encouraging take up and promotion of membership and attendance at events and learning opportunities.
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Interested in joining the ABM?

Whether you are at the start of your business mentoring journey, or run an established mentoring business, ABM membership provides you with the network and tools to develop and grow your mentoring skills and business.