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.

Find our APECS Members

Use our interactive map to find our APECS Members and read their profiles.
(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, December 6, 2017 | APECS QUIZ & Fun for Christmas

Time: 6pm - 8.30pm
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: The main event of the evening will be a quiz that will challenge your knowledge across a range of topics. We'll have a fun ice breaker and then while testing you with questions on topics such as History, Geography, Sport and General Knowledge, the quiz has a further twist which will tease your ability to unravel APECS-related anagrams! 
Please do invite guests to this fun evening as the more the merrier! Please see The Real Sessions for more detail.

To purchase tickets go to  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/apecs-events-team-8798678612

Friday, December 8, 2017 | APECS South West

Description: 10am - 12 noon.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Who's Coaching Who?

Presenter: Gordon Symons and Sue Cruse

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.

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.