In a historic move, the Life Coaches Association of Nigeria (LCAN) and the African Board of Consultants, Coaches, and Coaching Psychologists (ABCCCP) have joined forces to establish a transformative alliance aimed at advancing the coaching profession across the African continent.

African Coaching Leaders – LCAN x ABCCCP

LCAN, the leading professional body for coaching in Nigeria, has been instrumental in creating standardized platforms for coaching practices, accreditation and fostering a network for trained coaches. On the other hand, ABCCCP, Africa’s premier quality assurance body, has been ensuring the highest levels of ethics and excellence for coaches, psychologists in coaching, and organizational consultants. Together, their unique strengths will drive the coaching profession in Africa to new heights.


A Common Goal for the African Coaching Leaders

LCAN and ABCCCP share a common goal of developing and promoting standards for coaches, consultants, coaching psychologists, and therapists as part of a broader consulting and coaching framework across Africa. 

“South Africa and Nigeria are two of the largest economies in Africa, and therefore, this collaboration makes sense,” said Dr. Mongezi C. Makhalima, ABCCCP’s President. “The ABCCCP-LCAN partnership is inevitable and creates access to continuous professional development for practitioners across the continent. This is good for leaders in all spheres of life,” he added. 

The collaboration formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signifies a commitment to establishing a sustainable alliance that will propel the coaching profession to new heights. Both parties intend to maintain and actively seek collaborations with professional bodies worldwide, enhancing members’ access to global organizations and fostering participation in research and best practice initiatives.


“This alliance represents a significant step forward for our continent,” said Dr Lanre Olusola, Chairman of the LCAN Board of Trustees, emphasizing the broader vision. “Our collective efforts will not only advance the coaching profession but also contribute to the growth and development of the entire African consulting and coaching ecosystem. We aim to create a robust framework that elevates the standards and ethics of coaching and consulting practices across Africa.”

About LCAN 

The Life Coaches Association of Nigeria (LCAN) is the nation’s leading professional body dedicated to elevating the art and science of coaching. LCAN believes coaching is a catalyst for personal and professional transformation, empowering individuals to unlock their full potential. 

It champions structure, excellence, and ethical standards, providing credibility and a supportive network for coaches across Nigeria. Its vision is to drive the advancement of coaching throughout Africa, inspiring lasting change and empowering individuals and communities to thrive. For more information or to interview the leadership at LCAN, connect at hello@lcan.ng, follow @lcan_ng on social media or visit www.lcan.ng


The Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP) was founded in 2012 by passionate professionals dedicated to upholding the highest standards in coaching and consulting across Africa.

ABCCCP serves buyers of coaching and consulting services, ensuring that accredited practitioners possess the expertise, ethics, and commitment to deliver exceptional value.  To interview Dr Mongezi C. Makhalima, contact online@abccp.com or call +27 12 751 7608 www.abcccp.com 

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