Our Vision is to advance the profession of coaching to the highest standards of universal excellence.


The IAC is on a global MISSION to provide a highly accountable professional development model for aspiring and experienced coaches, as well as professionals in other fields, so their mastery of coaching is valued and contributes to evolving human potential worldwide.

The IAC® contends knowing that masterful coaching has the ability to change the world in positive, powerful and remarkable ways. The work we do, whether on a business or personal level, with individual clients or teams, globally or locally, and virtually or in person, empowers all of us with new perspectives, personal insights, expanded possibilities and the courage to take on new challenges. Coaching is a catalyst for positive, significant and tangible change on many levels.

As more and more people master coaching skills – whether to become a coach or to implement the coaching skills at work and in their personal relationships – people from all backgrounds and cultures have the ability to reach their goals, make the impact they want, and leave a legacy they can be proud of.

That’s why the IAC® is on a mission to Expand the Path to The Coaching Masteries®.

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Distinguishing Characteristics of the IAC Certification™ Standards

Coaches who hold the IAC-Master Coach™ (IAC-MC™) designation and the IAC-Certified Coach™ (IAC-CC™) designation are coaching at the most advanced level the coaching profession has to offer. To make good on that claim, the IAC certifies coaches based upon.

The IAC Masteries Practitioner™, IAC-Certified Coach™ (IAC-CC™) and IAC Master Coach™ ( IAC-MC™) are all certification programs and services of the International Association of Coaching to promote the professional and personal development of coaches in the field of personal, life, and professional growth.

These agreements are reviewed regularly to make sure that all IAC-Master Coach™ and the IAC-Certified Coach™ are continuing to embody and to evolve as the highest expression of professional coaching.

In addition to the IAC-Master Coach™ and the IAC-Certified Coach™ designations, and to support those seeking that designation, the IAC® also offers an IAC-Masteries Practitioner™ designation for those coaches who have passed the online exam and have submitted an approved personalized Masteries Professional Development Plan. Like the IAC-Master Coach™ and IAC-Certified Coach™ designations, the IAC-Masteries Practitioner™ designation is contingent upon the annual filing and review of the Masteries Professional Development Plan.

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