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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Who's Coaching Who?

We are repeating this well-attended event as Gordon is also running a full day event in January entitled “The conscious coach”. This session will act as a ‘primer' for the full day event and is offered for those who weren’t able to attend the original session earlier in the year.

Time: 7pm
Presenter: Gordon Symons
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: The concept of subpersonalities in executive coaching, as parts of the personality - of coach and coachee - that have enabled survival and success will be presented and worked with experientially.
Who are we when we are coaching? And how much of himself/herself is our client presenting in the coaching?
What are the possibilities that arise if coaches attain a higher degree of self-awareness? Only some of the questions that the session will illuminate.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | The Conscious Coach

Presenter: Gordon Symons
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX

Description: The Conscious Coach is a one-day programme for experienced coaches who are open to discovering new ways of realising more of their personal and professional potential by exploring and connecting with their own core identity.

The quality of a coach’s presence when coaching is largely determined not only by how they are, but also who they are in that moment – which part of their personality they are operating from.

The activities of the day will include presentations, discussions and self-exploration through visualisation. Once these elements have been identified, the skill of dis-identification will be introduced and practised, preparing the way to experiencing one’s essential, unconditioned identity.

It is from this space that coaching becomes mastery of self and of process.

WHY should you attend?

To travel further along the road to self-mastery, a prerequisite for coaching mastery. To release your untapped potential as a coach.

To be guided to a place from which non-striving, non-self-interested, non-fearful and non-performing coaching becomes possible.

To discover a new level of presence with your coachees – how present you can be is about the quality of your presence, which is determined by where you are in yourself.

WHAT we will explore:

This programme offers transformation

The Guiding Principle is: “Theory informs – Experience transforms”.

You will have the opportunity to experience your True Self as a place of Being, Of equanimity, of witness, of wider perspective, from which effortless action and detached involvement become possible.

HOW will we do this?

By exploring your habitual inner leaders, your primary subpersonalities.

By reviewing your habitual coaching practice and identifying “who is doing the coaching”, which parts of you are normally in charge when you are coaching.

By exploring, identifying and experiencing your central identity, a place from which you can see more clearly, choose more surely, relate more authentically and act more effortlessly in the service of your clients.

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.