Academy of Executive Coaching

Providing Masters and  Advanced coaching programmes for experienced coaches wanting to develop their own coaching models.


Promotes awareness of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and to provide information and  free practical help to sufferers, both adults and children, and their families in the UK and around the World via the website


The Association for Management Education and Development (AMED) is a network for people in individual and organisation development. From  diverse professional backgrounds, members are brought together by a view that organisations are living entities and people are more than resources. A non-profit organisation whose purpose is to help members to develop themselves and others in ways which make a real and enduring difference.

American Coaching Association

The American Coaching Association was founded with the goal of making individualized coaching available to everyone who desires it. ACA’s mission is to: link people who want coaching with people who do coaching; acquaint the general public with the concept of coaching; provide coaches with training, supervision, and a professional community.

APS Interest Group in Coaching Psychology

The Interest Group in Coaching Psychology facilitates the theoretical, applied and professional development of Coaching Psychology as an emerging theoretical and applied sub-discipline of Psychology.

Association of Business Simulation and Experiential Learning

The Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises (ABSEL) is an organization for academics and professionals developing and promoting innovative and effective methods for teaching and developing business. Both novices and experts in the design, use and research of simulations, games, and experiential techniques are welcome.

Australian Human Resources Institute

The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals and currently has in excess of 17,500 members.

Australian Institute of Training and Development

Founded in 1971, the AITD is an association for professionals in training, learning and development. Mission is to be a leader in fostering excellence, innovation and professional integrity in training, learning and development for the workplace.

BusinessZone and UK Business Forums (UKBF) provide editorial content and community interaction for over 390,000 visitors per month. BusinessZone acts as the content channel, delivering up to the minute topical news, features and analysis, while UKBF is the UK’s most active small business forum for community discussion and networking.

Centre for Coaching

International coaching training centre and consultancy. Provider of coaching training for Coaches, Managers, Trainers, Psychologists, Health and HR Professionals in the United Kingdom. Established in 2001.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe’s largest HR and development professional body. An internationally recognised brand with over 135,000 members across 120 countries, supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.

Chartered Management Institute

A chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. More than 90,000 members.

Coaches Training Institute

Coaches Training Institute based on Co-Active Coaching methodologies. The book, Co-Active Coaching, is available from our bookshop.


Global provider of coach training programmes


Cobweb is an independent publisher of practical and easy to understand information for business start ups, micro/small business owners, and for the advisers, professionals, and organisations that guide and support them.

Emerald Management First

Emerald Management First is an award-winning online resource designed to circumvent the unnecessary and sharpen your focus on what really matters in management.

Financial Times

The Financial Times website  has recently been redesigned. Everything you’d expect from the FT – and more. Includes searchable archive of articles – many free for a period.


Large US-based website covering all aspects of HR. Most useful as a portal for other US-based training and development sites

Institute of Coaching

The Institute of Coaching is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the integrity and credibility of the field of coaching. By advancing coaching research, education, and practice, the Institute supports professional coaches and others who use coaching skills in their personal and professional lives.

Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors is Europe’s largest membership organisation for business leaders. Established in 1903, the IoD has been representing senior level professionals since our Royal Charter in 1906, earning us our trusted reputation as the business network for leadership.

International Association of Coaches

The IAC was established on March 11, 2003 as a nonprofit organization.  Its focus is on the improvement of the coaching profession overall, and is not on the performance of particular services for individuals.

International Coach Federation

Founded in 1995, the ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Based in Lexington, Ky. (USA), the ICF also operates Regional Service Centres in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

International Stress Management Association

ISMAUK is a registered charity with a multi-disciplinary professional membership that includes the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It exists to promote sound knowledge and best practice in the prevention and reduction of human stress. It sets professional standards for the benefit of individuals and organisations using the services of its members.

Mentors Peer Resource Network

The Peer Resources Network (PRN) is a Canadian-based membership-based service provided by Peer Resources, a non-profit, educational corporation, specializing in the development of peer, coach and mentor programs.


Providers of coaching and mentoring qualifications and skills training, executive coaching and consultancy.

Oxford Brookes University

The International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development at Oxford Brookes University Business School

Professional Associations’ Research Network

The Professional Associations Research Network is a non-profit membership organisation for professional bodies, offering expertise, experience and perspective on key issues in the sector through research, consultancy, networking, events and training.

Sheffield Hallam University Mentoring & Coaching Research Group

The Mentoring and Coaching Research Group is active in conducting sponsored research and development and in supervision of research degrees. Members of the group conduct mentoring and coaching consultancy and individual mentoring, coaching and supervision.

Special Group in Coaching Psychology

The Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) was established to provide psychologists with a means of sharing research as well as practical experiences that relate to the psychology of coaching. As SGCP has developed the focus is not just on coaching psychologists, but also on coaches who are interested in using psychology in their coaching.

The Mentoring and Befriending Foundation

A national charity that encourages the growth and development of mentoring and befriending across all sectors.

We do this by providing expert guidance and support, promoting quality and good practice, and working with others to demonstrate the difference mentoring and befriending makes to people’s lives.

The Work Foundation

The Work Foundation is the leading independent authority on work and its future. It aims to improve the quality of working life and the effectiveness of organisations by equipping leaders, policymakers and opinion-formers with evidence, advice, new thinking and networks.

In October 2010, Lancaster University acquired The Work Foundation, forming a new alliance that enables both organisations to further enhance their impact.

TrainingZone aims to deliver topical, practical content to corporate training professionals and providers of training services.

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Worldwide Association of Business Coaches

The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) is a Professional Association dedicated exclusively to Business Coaching, WABC’s mission is to develop, advance and promote the emerging profession of business coaching, worldwide.