The practice of coaching psychology may be described as a process for enhancing well-being and performance in personal life and work domains underpinned by models of coaching grounded in established adult and child learning or psychological theories and approaches. It is practised by qualified coaching psychologists who have relevant qualifications, and have undertaken suitable continuing professional development and supervised practice. As an international professional body the Society acknowledges that pre-requisites for the status of qualified psychologist are based on regionally or nationally recognized qualifications.
Evidence based coaching psychology practice is informed by theory and research. The ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research has been launched by the International Society for Coaching Psychology to encourage international collaboration on different different aspects of research.