Individual Memberships--Full Details
INDEX
Individual Membership Levels
Benefits
Advocacy
Business Coaching Worldwide
Client Leads
Client Services
Coach Directory
Code of Ethics and Integrity
Credential Verification
Designations and Degrees
Education and Credentialing
Events
Exhibitor Opportunities
Leadership Opportunities
Logos
Media Referrals
Member Look-up
Member of the Month
Members' Center
Members' Collection
Membership Standards
News, Announcements and Updates
Opportunities Alert!
Orientation Calls
Peer Resources Network
Peer Resources Library
Personalized Service
Public Website
Publicity Opportunities
Publishing Opportunities
Recognition
Social Media
Special Pricing
Strategic Alliances
Success Stories
World-Class Standards and Research
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Pricing/Payment Options
30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Application Turnaround
Qualification Standards
Requalification Standards
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Benefits (A - Z)*
For easy reference, we've created an alphabetical list of all the benefits that come with individual memberships. Benefits change from time to time, so check back often.


Advocacy
Member Benefit: Advocacy
Available to all members

WABC sees business coaching as an essential business service. To that end, our ongoing initiatives raise the profile of our emerging profession, build client demand and set international industry standards.


Business Coaching Worldwide
Member Benefit: Business Development, Credibility
Available to all members

Business Coaching Worldwide (BCW) is a unique online publication filled with practical, leading-edge content on international business coaching.
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Client Leads
Member Benefit: Business Development
Available to WABC Full Members only

Prospective clients often turn to WABC for suitable business coaches. While clients can use services like our Coach Directory, they often appreciate personal attention. We therefore work with individual clients to match them with appropriate WABC Full Members. We give priority to WABC Full Members who have met the highest membership standards.


Client Services
Member Benefit: Credibility
Available to all members

We want to be the preferred source for clients seeking the most credible, qualified business coaches in the market today. We currently offer these client services (with more to come): 
Coach Directory; Member Look-upSafe Harbor Process; and Voice to Influence.


Coach Directory
Member Benefit: Business Development, Networking, Credibility
Available to all members

Our publicly accessible and searchable Coach Directory is included in WABC membership. The Coach Directory allows prospective clients and colleagues around the world to connect with you. Your listing is also added, along with our directory, to major search engines for increased exposure. Link your Coach Directory listing to your own website or email signature and include your personalized URL in your marketing material for added credibility.
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Code of Ethics and Integrity
Member Benefit: Credibility
Applies to all members

Our Code of Business Coaching Ethics and Integrity sets the highest ethical standards in the industry. Designed to help direct members in times of uncertainty, our Code includes conciliation, adjudication, monitoring and review processes.
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Credential Verification
Member Benefit: Credibility
Available to all members

WABC is also the only international association in the industry that requires strict credential verification. Members who wish to list their educational degrees and professional designations in any materials that display WABC trademarks (e.g., WABC name, logo, designations) must have those credentials verified by WABC. This requirement applies to members' own materials (e.g., marketing and promotional material, résumés, business cards, website, email signature block) that contain WABC trademarks as well as to WABC materials (e.g., website, member correspondence).


Designations and Degrees
Member Benefit: Credibility, Business Development
Available to all members; conditions apply

WABC is committed to setting the highest international standards for business coaches and to create a lifelong ladder of learning for our members. To produce relevant, real-world credentials for serious business coaches and training providers, WABC has placed special emphasis on certified and accredited designations.
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Education and Credentialing
Member Benefit: Business Development, Networking 
Available to all members; conditions apply

Even the most accomplished business coaches need to stay on top of new ideas and practices. We invite you to participate in our advanced and specialized education and credentialing programs.  
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Events
Member Benefit: Business Development, Networking
Available to all members; conditions apply

WABC events are geared specifically to business coaches. They are set up to help you form local, regional and international business alliances that build your knowledge and your career.
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Exhibitor Opportunities
Member Benefit: Business Development 
Available to all members; conditions apply

WABC may exhibit products and services at select events, and we may invite members to do so as well. WABC Full Members are eligible to exhibit in all categories; WABC Affiliate Members are eligible only for non–business coaching categories. In all cases, we choose exhibitors that best represent the category and bring the highest value to those attending.


Leadership Opportunities
Member Benefit: Business Development, Recognition 
Available to all members; conditions apply

Want to influence the direction of WABC and the business coaching industry? We offer many opportunities for qualified members, coaching clients and other industry experts to take on leadership roles as advisers, instructors, facilitators, speakers and sponsors. Volunteers are recognized on our website and internal communications. All leadership opportunities are open to WABC Full Members; select opportunities are open to WABC Affiliate Members.
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Logos
Member Benefit: Credibility
Available to all members

WABC membership is selective; not everyone qualifies. If you’ve met our standards, you can promote the power of your membership by displaying one or more of our logos. WABC logos make you more attractive to clients and boost your marketability around the world.
Members-only access


Media Referrals
Member Benefit: Business Development
Available to WABC Full Members only

When we get media inquiries for coaching stories, articles, interviews and so on, we pass them along to our WABC Full Members. Media coverage is an excellent, free way to publicize your expertise.


Member Look-up
Member Benefit: Credibility, Networking
Available to all members

We believe in publicizing the individuals who can meet our high membership standards. This free online service enables anyone to verify a member’s standing and credentials.
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Member of the Month
Member Benefit: Networking, Recognition
Available to all members; selection by WABC

Each month WABC invites a new member to be profiled in our Members’ Center and our online WABC news. Member of the Month is our way of introducing new members from different countries and business coaching niches.
Members-only access

Todd A. Uterstaedt


Members' Center
Member Benefit: Business Development, Networking
Available to all members

Membership does indeed have its privileges, and one of the biggest is access to the WABC Members' Center. Your online portal to many of these A-Z benefits, the Members’ Center provides a host of resources for members only, including the Knowledge Center; collections of research, readings and other resources; and a membership administration area.
Members-only access


Members' Collection
Member Benefit: Business Development, Networking
Available to all members

This growing library of articles by WABC members covers a broad array of subjects relevant to business coaching. Tap into the collective experience and wisdom of our international membership.
Members-only access


Membership Standards
Members Benefit: Credibility
Applies to all members

WABC is the only international business coaching association with advanced membership qualification and requalification standards. Membership is selective, based on business experience, coaching experience and client references.  
More info

Terry Anderson


News, Announcements and Updates
Member Benefit: Business Development
Available to all members

Stay on top of WABC initiatives, industry issues, business and coaching resources, opportunities, events and more with our online news, announcements and research updates.
Members-only access 


Opportunities Alert!
Member Benefit: Business Development, Networking
Available to all members

This service alerts you to business-to-business, job and WABC community leads on a daily basis. New items are added regularly, and broadcast emails to the membership give added exposure.
Members' only access


Orientation Calls
Member Benefit: Personalized Service, Business Development
Available to all members

Our orientation calls are a great way to explore the many benefits of WABC membership while getting oriented to the website and other resources. Arrange your personal orientation call with our member support specialist.


Peer Resources Network
Member Benefit: Business Development, Strategic Alliances
Available to all members

The Peer Resources network is a clearinghouse for opportunities, training and services for coaches. Through WABC’s exclusive strategic alliance with Peer Resources, we have developed three special services for WABC members. 

1. WABC members can list their coaching services on the Peer Resources "Find a Business Coach" web page at no charge. Members benefit from top-level copyediting and suggestions for improving their listings. Members can also make unlimited changes and updates to their listings by contacting Peer Resources. 
2. WABC members are eligible for discounts--on books, videos, other publications, training workshops and programs--negotiated by Peer Resources and normally available only to Peer Resources members.
 
3. WABC members are eligible to receive periodic, non-commercial information and news on coaching issues, reviews of coaching publications and notices of coaching opportunities, as well as other coaching-related items distributed via Peer Resources' Coaching News.

For additional services, WABC members may apply for Peer Resources membership.
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Peer Resources Library
Member Benefit: Business Development, Strategic Alliances
Available to all members

As part of our exclusive alliance with the Peer Resources coaching network, WABC members can tap into the Peer Resources collection of coaching literature from over 20,000 database sources around the world. You get access to Peer Resources’ complete library of business coaching article summaries, and to selected full articles.
Members-only access


Personalized Service
Member Benefit: Personalized Service
Available to all members

Our goal is to be the association of choice for the industry’s leading business coaches, and that means delivering the finest member care. You can count on us to listen to your feedback and inquiries--in fact, you can expect a response from us within one business day, by phone or email.


Public Website
Member Benefit: Credibility 
Available to all members

WABC's website has two distinct sides: one for the public and one for members (Members' Center). The public side informs the public about the value of business coaching and WABC. Members benefit because the more people know and understand about the industry and WABC's standards, the more demand for business coaching grows. Popular areas on the public website include Success Stories; Find a Coach; Regulation, Standards & Research; and FAQs.


Publicity Opportunities
Member Benefit: Business Development, Credibility 
Available to WABC Full Members only

Select publicity opportunities that come to WABC’s attention are passed along to WABC Full Members.


Publishing Opportunities
Member Benefit: Business Development, Credibility 
Available to WABC Full Members only

Select publishing opportunities that WABC receives from publishers, editors, authors, etc., are passed along to WABC Full Members.


Recognition
Member Benefit: Recognition
Available to all members; selection by WABC

The entire business coaching industry is greater because of the contribution of a few leaders. Individuals whom WABC recognizes and honors for their professional contributions receive some of the most prestigious awards and distinctions in the industry.
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Social Media
Member Benefit: Business Development, Networking
Available to all members

Social media is a great way to stay informed and to share news and views on business coaching. We invite both WABC members and the public to join us.
WABC Blog | WABC on LinkedIn | Twitter


Special Pricing
Member Benefit: Business Development
Available to all members; conditions apply

WABC makes a point of negotiating special pricing on select products and services. WABC Full Members always receive the best pricing available. WABC Affiliate Members receive next-to-best pricing. Products and services available to the public are offered at full price.


Strategic Alliances
Member Benefit: Strategic Alliances, Business Development, Networking 
Available to all members

From time to time, WABC enters into alliances with like-minded individuals and organizations that offer expertise and resources for business coaches. One current example is our alliance with Peer Resources.


Success Stories
Member Benefit: Business Development, Credibility, Networking
Accessible to all members; contributions from WABC Full Members only

Business coaching success stories run in Business Coaching Worldwide (our eZine) and in a dedicated section of our public website. Only WABC Full Members can contribute stories to this outstanding promotional resource.
Read stories | Contribute stories


World-Class Standards and Research
Member Benefit: Credibility
Available to all members

Our evidence-based standards and research are informed by our membership, by the clients we serve and by business coaching and other industry experts around the world. This broad stakeholder involvement ensures that our standards and research are always cutting-edge and relevant.

Membership Benefits Information
From time to time, WABC must make changes to membership benefits. We will make every effort to provide advance notice of such adjustments. While refunds will not be available beyond our 30-day money back guarantee (some conditions apply), WABC will gladly consider offering a time-limited, prorated credit for changes to third-party benefits that occur while you are a member in good standing. This credit can be applied toward a one-year WABC membership and is available only on request and where appropriate. Read about our 30-day money back guarantee.