Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC) Continues Record of Innovation in the Talent Management Space—Establishes First-Ever PhD in Executive Coaching

CB Bowman, Founder of the ACEC, announced today the establishment of a Professional PhD in Executive Coaching, the first-ever doctoral degree for executive coaching professionals. The introduction of this new credential continues the ACEC’s record of impact in the executive coaching arena.

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Bowman and a team of academic advisors sat down to review ACEC’s existing MCEC certification, they decided to add additional requirements to reflect the growing force of the industry and the competencies and interests of its members.

(PRWEB) February 05, 2014

The launch of this certification is consistent with ACEC’s innovation in the field of executive coaching. Ms. Bowman – with a background in the arts, business and education – asserted how the ACEC works together to continuously improve the executive coaching profession. “I’m incredibly lucky,” she said, “to have a brilliant and very supportive Board of Advisors, Ambassadors and Evangelist who felt it was time for an association like the ACEC, which supports the need for intellectual breadth among executive coaches, and whose members have a strong a sense of community that translates into collective impact.”

Bowman launched the ACEC in 2010 with a value statement that captures its overall mission: “Rigorous credentialing, mutual support, and lifelong learning to drive business results©.” In 2012, the ACEC launched its Thought Leader Award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of people who’ve contributed to the health of the executive coaching industry. In 2013, the ACEC opened its doors to the first ever professional e-university — the University of Continuing Executive Coaching Education — dedicated to providing professional curricula for senior-level executive coaches with continuing-education credits for those at the top of the profession.

When Bowman and a team of academic advisors sat down to review the ACEC’s Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) certification, they decided to add additional requirements to reflect the growing force of the industry and the competencies and interests of its members. "The establishment of the new PhD in Executive Coaching is a direct response to corporations around the world who increasingly require certification for the executive coaches helping them to developing top management talent," said Bowman.

In addition, a new 2014 report by Sherpa Executive Coaching indicates that organizations believe:
“There is room for improvement in the eyes of those who hire and work with coaches. HR & training professionals say that only 35% of coaching is excellent, 57% is good, and 8% produced fair or poor results.”

While the ACEC’s Master Corporate Executive Coach certification surpassed any existing master-level certification, the association felt it needed a higher-level certification to ensure that its members remain on the leading edge of coaching competencies, new business enhancement techniques like digital marketing, and technology. In addition, the ACEC views its doctoral program as another way to support the next generation of executive coaches and leaders. The PhD in Executive Coaching requires 80 Continuing Education Units over five years with a blend of professional competencies, mentoring, pro-bono work, technology, and business development.

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About the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC)
CB Bowman launched the ACEC in 2010 with a value statement that captures its overall mission: “Rigorous credentialing, mutual support, and lifelong learning to drive business results©.” In 2012, the ACEC launched its Thought Leader Award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of people who’ve contributed to the health of the executive coaching industry. In 2013, the ACEC opened its doors to the first-ever professional e-university — the University of Continuing Executive Coaching Education — dedicated to providing professional curricula for senior-level executive coaches with continuing-education credits for those at the top of the profession.


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