The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) is the first global professional association to exclusively represent the business coaching industry. Since its inception in 1997, WABC has dedicated itself to raising the profile of business coaching—still an emerging profession—and to differentiating it from coaching in general. By engaging in disciplined self-regulatory activities to increase public trust in our industry worldwide, WABC has done more than any other organization to identify the tasks, qualities and skills of the business coach.

We're proud of our reputation as a leading global authority on business coaching. We've built this reputation by insisting on the best: the highest membership standards, the most rigorous evidence-based programs, the most advanced business coaching credentials. WABC's activities set the gold standard for business coaching and help decision-makers around the world when they screen, hire, train and evaluate business coaches. Our membership—now spanning over 40 countries and steadily growing—includes internal and external business coaches who work with entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs, presidents and professionals from all industries in the public, private and non-profit sectors—from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

Whether you are a business coach, trainer of business coaches, someone thinking about a career in business coaching or an organization wanting to hire a business coach or expert to help you build a coaching program or culture, WABC is your leading global resource.

COVID-19
Building Our Resilience Together
Our business continuity plans are in place to ensure no disruption of services to you. Despite these unprecedented times, we are staying the course to launch our brand transformation. We are hard at work and excited to share how our enhanced website and member experience will better meet your needs. This is more important to us than ever, knowing that these resources will provide ongoing support in how you drive your business forward. Thank you for being part of this process, and we’ll share an update with you in early summer.

Building Our Resilience Together

WABC White Papers—Best Fit Business Coaching Series
Team Coaching: Why, Where, When & How
This white paper uses a comprehensive and considered literature review to explore the concept of team coaching as it relates to supporting organizational teamwork in today's complex and volatile business environment. The goals of this paper are to provide organizational leaders and business-coaching practitioners with an evidence-based guide to how and why team (business) coaching is important and to show how this model of practice can be used to support organizational team-oriented problem solving, complex-project/task completion and better achievement of organizational goals and outcomes.

Team Coaching: Why, Where, When & How

Calling All Trainers—Get Your Program Accredited!
WABC Accredited is the first and only global program accreditation that is designed exclusively for business coaching programs, built around business coaching competencies and conferred by a business coach association. To become WABC Accredited, a training program has to undergo rigorous independent assessment and regular re-evaluation. WABC offers four levels of program accreditation.

Calling All Trainers—Get Your Program Accredited!

Professional Standards for Business Coaches
WABC's professional standards set a benchmark for business coaching worldwide. This document, the first-ever set of global, association-sponsored professional standards for business coaches, represents a huge step forward for coaches, their clients and the public. Based on the real-life practice of business coaches around the world, the standards describe what a business coach does, and doesn't do, to practice effectively. The standards will help clients, and their sponsors and organizations, understand what to expect from business coaching, and will further clarify how business coaching differs from other types of interventions.

Professional Standards for Business Coaches

Qualifications for Business Coaches
Learn more about our Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC™), WABC Certified Business Coach™ (CBC™), WABC Certified Master Business Coach™ (CMBC™), Chartered Business Coach™ (ChBC™), MA and DProf.

Professional Credentials for Coaches and Trainers

WABC Strategic Alliances
WABC Strategic Alliances

 

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