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06 March, 2016

Mowgli Foundation Receives EMCC Accreditation for its Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program

The MME program was reviewed by a panel of assessors and awarded for its mentor-focused design, clear

06 March 2016
The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) recently awarded the European Quality Award (EQA) to the Mowgli Foundation for its Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) program, a core mentoring program syllabus designed to empower entrepreneurs to drive economic growth and strengthen leadership.

The MME program was reviewed by a panel of assessors and awarded for its mentor-focused design, clear objectives and well-documented setup. The EMCC also recently certified Mowgli as a provider of high quality and internationally recognised mentoring services.

The EMCC assessor stated, "It was a joy to meet such a well-designed program exclusively designed for entrepreneurial mentoring. The program is built on a strong and clear philosophy with a well-documented setup that is stringent, thorough and well thought through."

Kathleen Bury, Mowgli CEO commented. "The Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) represents our core entrepreneurial mentoring syllabus, which aims to create effective mentors and develop their leadership skills before pairing them with entrepreneurs"

Bury added, "Receiving this award reflects our commitment to setting the mentoring benchmark and providing mentoring programs at the highest international standards. Given the influential roles that mentors play in the lives of entrepreneurs, it is critical that the mentors are well-prepared and trained in order for them to provide effective guidance and develop deep trust based relationships in order to truly empower entrepreneurs to drive economic growth."  

The Mowgli Mentoring Experience is a 12-month one-to-one and peer mentoring program, which begins with an intensive three-day 'Kickstart' workshop. Within this highly interactive and experiential workshop, mentors are trained, matched with entrepreneurs for their yearlong program of mutual growth and development and are empowered to develop the foundations for their mentoring relationships.

About Mowgli Foundation 
The Mowgli Foundation is an international UK headquartered award winning mentoring organisation that works with international and local governments, financial institutions, philanthropists and corporates across 14 countries to provide mentoring programs that empower entrepreneurs to drive economic growth and strengthen leadership. 

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Mowgli provides mentoring programs that inspire, connect and guide entrepreneurs and leaders to overcome life's personal and business challenges through the: 

  • Training and nurturing of mentors 
  • Strengthening of entrepreneurs and their businesses by matching them with a trained mentor in facilitated and supervised long term relationships 
  • Building of a global community of trained mentors and entrepreneurs that are able to access networking, learning and growth opportunities 

Mowgli has an alumni with over 1680 members and has matched over 780 entrepreneurs with trained mentors in 14 countries; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and the UK. 

In 2016, the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) awarded the European Quality Award (EQA) to Mowgli for its Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) program and in 2012, Mowgli received the Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders Award for the 'Best Mentor Network in the Arab Region'  

About EMCC:
The EMCC are leading the way in worldwide initiatives for the professionalisation of Coaching and Mentoring.  They are an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation which exists across Europe and beyond.  The EMCC's purpose is to develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice for all in mentoring and coaching to ensure that this powerful intervention continues to flourish and reach an ever-increasing number of people across society.

They are a unifying and inclusive membership body covering a wide spectrum of individuals and organisations from the voluntary and community, professional training and development, counselling, mentoring, executive coaching, life coaching, academic and psychology sectors.

Through their accreditation portfolio the EMCC provides a number of offerings for those organisations and individuals serious about professional standards and their own professional practice.  These are underpinned by their research based Competency Framework, Ethics and Professional Code with the intent to assure quality within the industry.

They have developed 'The Professional Charter for Coaching and Mentoring', in partnership with the ICF, AC and Société Française de Coaching.  The Charter has been adopted by the leading coaching organisations and establishes strong guidelines for professional and ethical practice by coaches, mentors and their member organisations.  The Charter has been approved by the European Union in Brussels to appear on their website dedicated to Self-Regulated industries.

© Press Release 2016