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"The Center of Excellence for Corporate Executive Coaches™"


About Us
The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches LLC  ACECS-TM-SilverBLUE-Smaller-240-X-252-2is a private international membership based association for mastery level Corporate Executive Coaches who coach the top tier of 90% of organizations listed as F1000 companies. We offer certifications as Master and Postgraduate Corporate Executive coaches. Our focus is on three areas:

  • Supporting our members in the journey from being Corporate Executive Coaches to being Enterprise Wide Business Partners©. Those who are recognized by the boardroom and CXO’s as being proactive in elevating their client’s business through its human capital.
  • The sustainability and/or continued growth of their practice by providing targeted research, marketing information, ethics and peer level surveys/networking and certification.
  • Humility—we define our members as: “those who do not wear their success in such a way that it denigrates another persons existence™”.*

Our Value Statement
“Rigorous credentialing, mutual support, and lifelong learning to focus on business results©.”

Marshall Goldsmith
Marshall GoldsmithI have been very impressed by the work being done by ACEC to elevate the quality of executive coaching in organizations and educate decisions makers on what makes an executive coach a real “enterprise-wide business partner™.…Marshall Goldsmith 2015

Jim Kouzes
Jim Kouzes_photoNEWI am greatly impressed by how ACEC continues to raise the bar for those who have attained the mastery level of corporate executive coaching worldwide. Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge

The Inukshuk, pronounced in-ook-shook, meaning “in the image of man
INUKSHUK They endure as eternal symbols of leadership, encouraging the importance of friendship and reminding us of our dependence upon one another.

The traditional meaning of an Inukshuk was to act as a compass or guide for a safe journey. Today, this serves as a reminder that we always have a choice in the direction we choose to take in our lives.

The Inukshuk guided people across the frozen tundra and gave them hope in barren places to handle hardships they encountered. 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 labor.

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.

About Our Members
99% of our members have Fortune 500 companies represented in their client portfolio


What our members are saying

To: CB and the ACEC Team;

I just wanted to let you know that I have 17 participants for my dissertation, and two folks have promised a response in the next two days…
Membership in ACEC has brought me into group of great thinkers, great coaches, and great supporters of the membership.  I  feel like family.  One of the great things about ACEC is being connected with individuals who care about people.  You demonstrated it with your help with my dissertation.
CB you are a dynamic and wonderful person.  You are tenacious, and passionate and also warm and giving.  Thanks for embracing me as a friend!…
Warm regards,
Andrea Adams, Esq., Ph.D-ABD


“… 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


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 Qatar3

Our member’s list of clients



“*May not use without the written approval of the creator, CB Bowman, 2015”