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"The Center of Excellence for Corporate Executive Coaches™"

About Us
The ACEC is a professional association dedicated to the business side of coaching through rigorously certifying and serving senior level executive coaches, and dedicated to serving as a repository of information and connections for organizations seeking general knowledge and guidance about the executive coaching industry.

The Inukshuk (pronounced IN-OOK-SHOOK) meaning “in the image of man”, are magnificent lifelike figures of stone which were erected by the Inuit people and are unique to the Canadian Arctic. Standing along Canada’s most northern shores, they endure as eternal symbols of leadership, encouraging the importance of friendship and reminding us of our dependence upon one another.
INUKSHUKThe traditional meaning of an Inukshuk was to act as a compass or guide for a safe journey. The Inukshuk, like ancient trackers, helped guide people seeking their way through the wilderness. An Inukshuk on land with two arms and legs means there is a valley. At the end of this valley, you will be able to go in two directions. Today, this serves as a reminder that we always have a choice in the direction we choose to take in our lives.
Erected to make the way easier and safer for those who follow, an Inukshuk represents safety and nourishment, trust and reassurance. The Inukshuk guided people across the frozen tundra and gave them hope in barren places to handle hardships they encountered. These primitive, stone images showed the way ahead… pointing you in the direction you wanted to go. Had they been able to speak, I am certain they would have said… “Here is the road. It is safe. You can meet the demands that this path holds. You can reach your goals and attain your vision of where you want to be.”
What is true about the Inukshuk is true about people. Inukshuks in themselves are the product of cooperation. The hands and efforts of an entire group were required to build these massive stone sculptures. They are the result of a consensus of purpose, of focused action by a group united in its goal and labour. The Inukshuk reminds us that as good as our individual efforts may be, together we can do even greater things.
Each individual stone in an Inukshuk supports, and is supported by, the one above and the one below it. No one piece is any more or less important than another. Its strength lies in its unity. Its significance comes from its meaning as a whole.
Our Value Statement
“Rigorous credentialing, mutual support, and lifelong learning to focus on business results©.”
About Our Members
99% of our members have Fortune 500 companies represented in their client portfolio

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What our members are saying


“… ACEC fills an important role in the executive coaching community by providing a way for seasoned corporate executive coaches to be industry catalysts in shaping the highest coaching standards, as well as providing the opportunity for members to be individually recognized through a rigorous credentialing process for maintaining those standards for many years, resulting in their clients achieving their business goals…”
Eileen Broer, MCEC
Master Corporate Executive Coach
CEO, Human Dimension

“…ACEC represent a microcosm of what members have contributed to the world of executive coaching at the highest level and what they will continue to bring to the world of executive coaching…”
CB Bowman, MBA, MCEC, CMC, PCEC
Master Corporate Executive Coach
CEO, Executive Leadership, LLC

“…ACEC is an organization that stands for the best in our profession, the highest caliber of practitioner and the most diligent certification. Certification which is not only based on a set of proficiencies but also includes education, experience, expansive knowledge and a presence in the global community…”
Donna Karlin, PCEC, MCEC, CEC, Diplomate IABMCP
CEO, A Better Perspective

“ …I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how proud I am to be part of the big ACEC family, and to thank you for giving me this opportunity. Looking forward to give back to you and to ACEC through my contribution… and any other way I can…”
Dima Louis, MA, PhD ABD
Propel International

“…Master executive coaches by nature tend to display a passion for their work that is not seen in many professions. ACEC offers the unique opportunity to associate with colleagues who play on a whole different level. Those who seek membership with ACEC have exceeded expectations beyond even their own professional standards. They repeatedly reset the bar for one another and seek additional pathways to give back to the client and the industry they serve…”
Priscilla D. Nelson, MA, MS, MCEC, BCC, CPT
President & CEO
Nelson Cohen Global Consulting

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What organizations are saying:


“…An amazing repository of information about executive coaching and its relationship to the bottom line…”
CEO in the Food Service Industry

“…If I had known about ACEC we could have articulated what we needed better to our coach…” Human Resource Executive from a Non-profit Association

“…ACEC was able to walk us through the process of hiring a coach, as a result we were able to find the perfect coaches for our professional development program…”
Financial Institution in Qatar
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Our member’s list of clients