"The Center of Excellence for Corporate Executive Coaches™"



In 2013 The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC)™——created an annual award, recognizing those who helped create and continue to lead a path for corporate executive coaching; and for those who have had a profound effect on the industry, by clearly articulating and delineating the difference between corporate executive coaching and all other forms of coaching.

In 2016 the “Executive Coach Thought Leaders of Distinction” award broadened its scope in order to keep current with the movement in the area of the employee experience. First it was moved under the banner of the MEECO Institute, a research and think tank for the employee experience space.

Next the Thought Leader award now recognizes people in and outside of organizations who have made a significant difference in the experience of employee  development, employee contributions to the success of the company and an employer’s ability to increase retention. In addition, this award recognizes people who are making an extraordinary difference which has resulted in creating a shift in critical thinking about leading and creating a workplace culture and the wider area of leadership.

Along with the award’s increased scope comes a name change…”International Thought Leader of Distinction”





Thought leader banner 2015


BANNER LARGE Award Ribbon Karlin Sloan



Click here 2013 Press release