What are Our Members Saying About Membership
As an Executive Coach, what is the value that ACEC brings to you as a member?
“ACEC is the ONLY professional organization designed to inspire thought leaders, top tier executive coaches, and executive consultants to achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance and enterprise wide results for the senior leaders and organizations to whom they’ve become trusted advisors. They believe that associations through its members have the power to transform leaders, organizations, and society for the better… “
“By far the most value comes from the people you meet in one place, one organization that you both want to spend time with because of who they are and the experience they have as Corporate executive coaches.”
“There is much to be gained by the collective wisdom of a breadth of knowledge and skill focused on improving leadership along with a solid understanding of the context in which these leaders practice their art (namely the business world).”
“91% of ACEC members coach 80% of the Executive Teams from Fortune 500 companies.”
Should you apply for membership? Visit our Member’s Profile page:
- Supporting our members in the journey from being Corporate Executive Coaches to being Enterprise Wide Business Partners©. Those who are recognized by the boardroom and CXO’s as being proactive in elevating their client’s business through its human capital.
- The sustainability and/or continued growth of their practice by providing targeted research, marketing information, ethics and peer level surveys/networking and certification.
- Humility—we define our members as: “those who do not wear their success in such a way that it denigrates another persons existence™”.*
Inukshuk, pronounced in-ook-shook, are stone monuments erected in the image of humans. One of their purposes was to communicate direction in the harsh and desolate Arctic. As such they were a tool for survival, and symbolic of the unselfish acts of a nomadic people – the Inuit – who built them as signposts to make the way easier and safer for those who followed. The hands of many and the efforts of an entire group were required to build these massive stone sculptures. They are the result of a consensus of purpose, of focused action by a group united in its goal and labour. The Inukshuk are the product of cooperation, teaching us that as good as our individual efforts may be, together we can do even greater things.
Each stone is a separate entity. Each supports, and is supported by, the one above and the one below it. No one piece is any more or less important than another. Its strength lies in its unity. Its significance comes from its meaning as a whole. What is true about the Inukshuk is true about people. Each individual entity alone has significance. As part of a team each of us supports, and is supported by, another. We are united by our common goals, and together we are part of a greater whole.
The stones which make up the Inukshuk are secured through balance. They are chosen for how well they fit together. Looking at the structure it can be easily seen that the removal of even one stone will destroy the integrity of the whole. So, too, with a team. Each individual in a team is necessary for the realization of the team’s purpose. The removal of even one person will result in the weakening of the structure. What holds the team together is the balance – the complementary nature of the individual skills.
The Inukshuk are a symbol of the human spirit. They recognize our ability to succeed with others, where we would fail alone. They remind us of our need to belong to something greater than ourselves. They reinforce our ability to commit to common goals.
The Inukshuk celebrate our working together. They continue to remind us of our inter-dependent responsibilities to invest our efforts today, to direct a better way for all of us tomorrows.