The Hayes Approach


The Coach's Road: Business Coach


WABC Accredited
(Level 1 – RCC)®

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION TERM All WABC Accredited programs engage in a continuous five-year process lifecycle to ensure they meet our standards of excellence.

Nov 16, 2023–Nov 30, 2028

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Evidence-based Training that Solves Real-world Organizational & Business Needs

The WABC Accredited® global mark is a program accreditation distinction that ensures programs offer the most comprehensive and robust business coaching training available in the world.

WABC offers program accreditation at four levels, and WABC Accredited (Level 1 – RCC)® is our first level of accreditation.

Level 1 is for programs that develop practitioner business coaches. Such programs develop the practice elements of business coaching and are for participants with limited previous experience with formal focused training in coaching skills or with some experience that they wish to consolidate fully with best practice. We identify practice in this context to be the application of technical skills within common scenarios while working with clients on their skills and competencies. Accordingly, business coaches at this practitioner level are expected to provide business coaching to a fixed agenda that is directly related to business and organizational outcomes. 


Achieving the Highest Global Standards

The WABC Business Coaching Competencies is the first-ever list of global, association-sponsored evidence-based professional competencies that define business coaching as a distinct discipline. These are applied at the appropriate level to all WABC Accredited® marks (program accreditation available at four levels) and to all WABC credentials (RCC, CBC, CMBC® and ChBC®).

The WABC Code of Business Coaching Ethics and Integrity embodies the highest ethical standards and is one of the most advanced and comprehensive codes of its kind in the world. It includes our Principles and our Safe Harbor Conciliation and Adjudication Process. All WABC Accredited program providers and WABC members adhere to this code.


WABC Elevates Business Coaching Excellence Globally

As the industry leader since 1997, the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) drives business coaching excellence with robust, evidence-based practices.

We support leaders, coaches, clients and companies with the knowledge, skills and resources to successfully navigate complexity and improve individual and operational performance alike.

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