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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01/09/2019 » 30/06/2020
3rd Party Event - Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Coaching

Coach Accreditation Clinic

Join the AC this November for our 1-day Masterclass Event where renowned Professor Peter Hawkins will discuss 'The Necessary Revolution in Coaching for the 21st Century'. Secure your place for your chance to attend this rare opportunity to see Professor Peter Hawkins and discover how this event could enhance your coaching skills.

Date: 20th November 2019 09:00 - 16.30 GMT

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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.

The July edition focuses on both creativity within coaching and at coaching to encourage creativity. Coaching is a profoundly creative activity, and in the context of a world full of stark contradictions and unsettling social and practical challenges, we must foster and support creative thinking more than ever to provide space for innovation and new forms of expression to illuminate and inspire.



Manifesto for Supervision

The Manifesto for Supervision has been launched by the Association for Coaching and Henley Centre for Coaching. Supervision has a key role to place in coach development – for novice coaches during their first stages of training and for experienced coaches engaging in continuing professional and personal development. The Manifesto is a call to arms and provides an overview of why supervision is needed and examines its functions. It summaries the main models, research and latest thinking on supervision and calls for collaboration between industry stakeholders to take forward supervision to its next stage of development.

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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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    Group Supervision – AC USA East Coast

    The AC USA East Coast region is providing a new opportunity for internal coaches to participate in group supervision. Group supervision provides insight, reflection, direction, support and the sharing of expertise. The focus is on helping coaches improve the quality of their coaching, grow their coaching capacity and supporting themselves and their practice.


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    Group Supervision For Internal Coaches, a schedule of 8 sessions running in New York City on 25th June 2019 to 3rd December 2019 at 5.30 – 8.00pm ET.


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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. Buy Now


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