Welcome to APECS

The Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS) is the top level professional membership body for executive coaching, supervision, and advisory services to corporate organisations.

APECS exists to ensure that in a complex world, organisations are enabled to use coaching and supervision to deliver ethical and sustainable growth.


We are a not-for-profit organisation providing:

  • Accreditation for Executive Coaches, Team Coaches and Supervisors
  • Membership at the level of ‘Practising’ for Executive Coaches, Team Coaches and Supervisors for whom these activities are a significant part of their work but not to a level that would satisfy accreditation
  • Professional membership for those who have been significantly involved in Executive Coaching, Team Coaching or Supervision in the past and are not currently significantly involved with these yet wish to remain in contact with the profession
  • Professional standards for executive coaching and supervision
  • Good practice guidance and information about executive coaching and supervision
  • Events and resources for members
Please click this link for membership categories and criteria guidelines.

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(Please note we're continually adding members to our map and look forward to having a full complement very shortly)

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About APECS

Founded in 2004, the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS) is the top level membership professional body for executive coaching and supervision. APECS uses a capability based framework (as opposed to competencies) to evaluate and acknowledge an executive coach’s level of professional standing.

Executive Coaching differs from other forms of coaching in that it is primarily concerned with the development of the executive in the context of the needs of their organisation.

APECS defines "Executive" as a person who has a level of leadership responsibility (financial / operational / people) and/or responsibility for policy formulation and/or who makes a significant business critical individual contribution to the organisation.

What We Do

APECS is a not-for-profit organisation which accredits executive coaches and supervisors working within the context of coaching and leadership who attain its standards. Our aims are:

  • To safeguard and develop the standards of professional coaching and supervision
  • To provide a stimulating forum for individuals engaged in buying or delivering professional coaching and supervision
  • To foster a coaching community based on interest and capability in the fields of coaching and supervision
APECS enables coaches, supervisors and corporate buyers of executive coaching to:

  • Meet at regular member events
  • Receive information relating to executive coaching and supervision
  • Exchange views and experience and provide mutual support and development in both formal and informal ways.

Memorandum and Articles of Association

The APECS Memorandum and Articles of Association can be downloaded on this page:


Forthcoming Events




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Joining APECS

  • To find out more about the benefits of joining APECS, please contact: The Membership Secretary
  •   membership@apecs.org
  •   +44 (0)3302 000 244

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Forthcoming Events

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Art in coaching

Presenter: Anna Sheather
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: APECS member, Anna Sheather, has developed a ground-breaking approach to coaching that integrates drawing and image-making to access the non-verbal aspect of a client’s experience. Anna draws on art therapy, the person-centred approach and Iain McGilchrist’s work on the divided brain. Join us for an evening of theory and practice. Book with Eventbrite

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Using developmental stages in coaching

Presenter: Karen Ellis
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: Based on the work of Bill Torbert and using the Leadership Development Framework model (LDF) we will be invited to reflect on our understanding of developmental stages, in our own evolution as well as in our work with clients and the stages they experience. With peer discussion on the subject/object awareness as well as transitions and being grounded in horizontal and vertical developmental stages. Karen Ellis of Harthill Consultants will be setting the scene.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | APECS Symposium

Presenter: Gordon Symons, Aubyn Howard, Sue Payne (organising team) and the direct collective contributions from the APECS community of practitioners.
Location: Phyllis Court, Henley-on-Thames.
Description: Coaching for the emerging challenges of leadership. Based on inputs from our peer learning community we will explore three related themes: Challenges of leading in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world, How can coaches support their clients challenges and How can our own CPPD enhance our ability of supporting and developing leaders. The style and content of the symposium will enable dialogue, peer learning and engagement throughout the day.

About APECS

The Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS) is the top level professional membership body for executive coaching, supervision, and advisory services to corporate organisations.

Contact Us

  • To find out more about the benefits of joining APECS, please contact:
  • The Membership Secretary
  • membership@apecs.org
  •   +44 (0)3302 000 244
  • Further details on our programme of London events can be obtained from The Real Sessions website.