Third sector membership benefits

Any not for profit, charitable or community-based organisation using, or thinking about using, coaching for internal management and leadership development or as part of the service delivery model can become an AC Third Sector member.

As a Third Sector Member you will enjoy access to all Association facilities and general membership benefits, as well as an on-line listing for your company. Third Sector Members can be represented at relevant AC meetings.

Membership will be of particular interest if you:

  • are using or considering external coaching for executive and staff development
  • have or will be setting up internal coaching for executive and staff development or
  • are a professional in a Third Sector environment with an interest in coaching related topics

These are just some of the benefits of becoming a 3rd Sector Member of the Association for Coaching:

Professional and Business Development

  • Display your company logo with a link to your website on our online organisational director.
  • Identify professional coaches and potential business associates through our online directory of individual members.
  • Build credibility through use of AC logo and letters on your marketing materials.
  • Receive a Membership certificate.
  • Enjoy preferential rates on insurance products from our carefully selected partners.
  • Apply for the AC's individual Accreditation or Executive Accreditation Scheme and enhance your professional reputation. 
  • Gain on-going professional development and earn CPD certificates by attending our development forums, workshops and events.
  • Practise your coaching skills amongst trusted peers at the regional Co-coaching forum groups.
  • Receive member discounts, discounted training offers and product and service deals from our carefully selected strategic partners.
  • Access reference materials and research within the members only password protected area of the website.


  • Listen to top international speakers, network with leading edge practitioners, and share knowledge and best practice with other HR and coaching professionals - all at discounted rates.
  • Join the networking and discussion groups and share your news and views through our AC online forums or seek out others for support and advice.
  • Enjoy energizing breakfast discussions about workplace coaching issues and get to meet fellow professionals.


  • Build your professional knowledge by keeping abreast of the latest news and thinking on coaching and coaching practice through our regular newsletter AC Bulletin.
  • Enjoy a 20% discount on a subscription (online or print) to the publication 'Coaching at Work'.

 Increase Your Industry Knowledge

  • Get exclusive access to the AC's Knowledge Bank where you'll find cutting-edge online interviews and podcasts of top industry experts speaking on hot coaching topics.
  • Gain first-hand knowledge into latest industry trends via the AC's growing library of market research reports.  

Shape the Coaching Sector

  • Raise your and the AC's professional and coaching profile through various marketing activities and our relationships with the media.
  • Participate in internal organisational seminars and exclusive think-tanks on subjects focused on understand the nees of your organisation.

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