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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Coach Accreditation Clinic

*Fully Booked* AC Group Supervision Experience Call 8am International Coaching Week

Emotional Intelligence for Life and Leadership

This programme focuses on what Emotional Intelligence (EI) is and why it is essential to coaching and leadership success. We will explore the neurological and biological foundations of EI as well as the research linking it to high-performance leadership.

Dates: Wednesdays on 6th & 20th February and 6th March 2019 8.00 EST / 13.00 BST / 14.00 CET / 20.00 SGT

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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. Coaching Perspectives is now available as a printed version, click on the button below for more details.

Not everyone in an organisation needs to be a coach, but increasingly companies are looking to develop practices and procedures that create a culture of awareness and responsibility. In this issue we focus on how to build coaching cultures from a number of angles, featuring articles on the parallels between the battlefield and business, creating ‘psychological safety’, and a look at recent research into what leadership behaviours are most likely to sustain an effective coaching culture.



Coaching Perspectives Role Opportunity

Coaching Perspectives is seeking a new Sub-Editor. This contributor role would be a good fit for an AC member with a love, and experience of, writing, working in journalism, publishing and/or other editorial roles. Our magazine is published quarterly and reaches approximately 7000 members worldwide and also read by professionals in HR and leadership. It is published online in a digital version hosted on the PageSuite platform and also as a printed version for AC members. Click below for further details.

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    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.


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    Coaching Leaders for Purpose. A series of 4 online seminars: 60 minute interactive webinars, post session resources and reading materials. Thursdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd May 2019 8.00 EST / 13.00 BST / 14.00 CET / 20.00 SGT / 22 AEST / 23 AEDT


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    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. Buy Now


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