“INTERNATIONAL THOUGHT LEADER OF DISTINCTION™”
In 2013 The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC)™—www.acec-association.org—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 Leadership Institute™, a research and think tank for the employee experience space.
In 2019 the Thought Leader award grew and now recognizes people in and outside of organizations who have made a significant difference in the experience of executive coaching, employment science, culture, and leadership to the success 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.