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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AC Coach Accreditation Support Call with Jeannette Marshall

AC Skills Development - Team Coaching to Build Brilliant Teams with Lucy Widdowson

AC Skills Development Day: What is Unique about Coaching? with Rosemary Napper

AC Masterclass

New Masterclass: Ethics, Morality and the Law. We are delighted to announce our second exclusive AC Masterclass of 2018; Ethics, Morality & the Law. A day specifically designed to help you gain a better understanding of the landscape of Coaching Ethics and the importance of Codes of Ethics and how they apply to you as a coach, helping to ensure you stay on the right side of Law in your coaching/mentoring practice.

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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.

The latest issue focuses on Coaching for Social Change. Beyond the boardroom, coaching can act as a powerful agent for bringing to light and addressing social injustice through grounded and sustainable practice.



Sue Stockdale

On 19th July our own Sue Stockdale, Deputy Editor of Coaching Perspectives, Master Coach, and AC Supervisor, was honoured along with 99 other women at the launch of the 100 First Women project in celebration of the centenary of UK women getting the vote.

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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.


    Coming up:

    Systemic Team Coaching: An Association for Coaching webinar series with Dr Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School.   Wednesdays, 19th September, 3rd and 17th October 2018.


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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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