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The Association for Coaching® (AC) is a leading independent, and not-for-profit professional body dedicated to promoting best practice and raising the awareness and standards of coaching, worldwide.

Our purpose is to inspire and champion coaching excellence, to advance the coaching profession and make a sustainable difference to individuals, organizations and society 

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Coaching Perspectives the Association for Coaching’s International magazine

Coaching Perspectives is the AC’s flagship global publication and a key benefit of membership. Published quarterly, the magazine delivers informative and thought-provoking content, global in reach and mindset. We are proud to feature leading coaches and thought leaders among our contributors. The magazine offers practical guidance, new ideas, research, interviews, and features on a wide diversity of activities, organisations and ventures pertinent to coaching and leadership. Previous issues.

The latest issue focuses on coaching teams and systems. As coaches we are required to think and work holistically, systemically and with an understanding of the power and impact of networks.

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AC International

We are a truly international association. To support our global members, who are now spread over 60 countries, we have AC teams established in Turkey, Italy, Greater China and Spain. We are always looking for volunteers to help these teams locally or get new teams established. If you would like to get involved then please get in touch.

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Sir John Whitmore (1937 - 2017)

John was a pioneer, a visionary and to us a legend. He was a proud AC Global Ambassador; to us he was far more than a figurehead or a picture on a website...

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    Latest from the AC

    View the latest press releases and articles relevant to coaching and the coaching profession from the Association for Coaching.


    Latest Press Articles: The AC is delighted to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website and member platform. A member-driven, informative area for interaction and collaboration.

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    Digital Learning

    Our regular webinar series feature presentations and interactive sessions with experts from the coaching field. Our series vary in topic but cover a broad range of components and specialities.

    Latest series: Finding Clarity in Complexity in the Journey to Coaching Mastery, with Geoffrey Abbott (21 Feb, 7 and 21 Mar, and 4 Apr 2017

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    AC Store

    The AC Store offers a compelling line of books focusing on the coaching industry, best practice and professional tools for development as well as videos and podcasts.  We encourage both members and non-members alike to benefit from the range of learning on offer.


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