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About the International Association of Career Coaches

About the IACC

Our Vision

To help people discover jobs they love

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Career Coaching Certification Program for business coaches, career coaches

Our Mission

To create standards, educate our members, and advocate for the profession of career coaching worldwide

Our Goals

  • Create, implement, and follow standards based on the professional career coaching code of ethics

  • Educate emerging career coaches through training and certification in practicing the art and science of career coaching

  • Educate practicing career coaches through programs to stay relevant in the business world

  • Advocate as a champion the practice of career coaching

  • Create a community of career coaches to support one another with member communication, targeted marketing, and coaching opportunities so that we create an open exchange of experiences and viewpoints

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Learn How We Got Started

Our Team

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Annette Garsteck

Director of IACC Insights


Annette Garsteck Career Consulting

President and CEO

Christy-Watz, IACC career coach certification

Christy Watz

Emeritus Board



Christy Watz Coaching
President and CEO

Cara Heilmann, IACC career coaching certification program

Cara Heilmann



Ready Reset Go Inc., CEO &
Master Coach

Michelle Traino, senior professional resume writer certification program

Michelle Traino

VP of Client Engagement and Operations


Career Pursuits, Career Coach &
Master Résumé Writer

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Our Code of Ethics

The International Association of Career Coaches is only as strong as the sum of our parts. That’s why we hold all of our coaches to the highest standard and enforce our code of ethics across all certifications, communities and workshops.

When our coaches commit to certification from the IACC, they agree to:

Uphold the highest standards of career coaching, deliver the best possible service to our clients, act in the best interest of our clients, and reflect positively on the profession.

Build trust with our clients and represent our areas of expertise with honesty, integrity, and transparency in all aspects of marketing, contract agreements, and coaching.

Maintain absolute client confidentiality, including company and client anonymity, unless permitted by the client or mandated by law.

Continue to evolve both as individuals and professionals so as to be present, relevant, and knowledgeable, with emphasis on uncovering and being mindful of our own unconscious biases.

Keep the highest level of professionalism when managing and maintaining boundaries and embrace the richness of our global community by welcoming diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion.

Build a strong and supportive community of coaches around the world by honoring copyrights, requesting permission to use original materials, and acknowledging and crediting creators.

The IACC Code of Ethics

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Our Global Mandate

Today we have coaches in Canada, Zimbabwe, Tokyo, Mexico, China, Bosnia, Bermuda, the US and more.

We span across languages and cultures. Amidst our obvious differences, we are united. We are career coaches, shining brightly, giving hope, and teaching job seekers to find jobs.


Through the IACC, we have a common coaching language and grow in knowledge about the steps and nuances of landing a job with meaning. We support one another as we make a difference in the lives of others in our companies, our communities, our countries, and even our world.

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