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 an embossed 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.

For more information on 3rd Sector membership types and fees for UK (England, Scotland and Wales), click here

For more information on 3rd Sector membership types and fees for Ireland (NI and ROI), click here

For more information on 3rd Sector membership types and fees for International, click here

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