Forbes Coaches Council is an invitation-only organization for successful business and career coaches.

When I look at untapped
business growth opportunities every month, their services stand out to me - if I ask them for something, they inevitably move me a step or two closer to the outcome I want.

Charlie Gilkey
Author, Speaker & Business Advisor,
Productive Flourishing

Unlike many other networking organizations, their dedication to crafting a personal, high-touch experience for each and every member is worth the membership fees alone, never mind the additional benefits they offer.

Lea Woodward
Business Strategy Mentor,

I've reached a wider audience of followers via media coverage and connections to a wonderful community of entrepreneurs. With this support in my business I've increased qualified leads, amazing clients, speaking engagements and more!

Kelly Azevedo
Founder, She's Got Systems

Exclusive Member Benefits

Dedicated Concierge Team

At the core of everything we do is our member concierge team. Our team is committed to connecting you to the right people and resources at the right time — which is why you should consider them an extension of your own team.

Contribute Content to

As a member, you can write and submit expert business articles and short tips related to your industry for publishing on After submitting, our in-house editorial team will guide you through a hands-on professional editing process to ensure that your content meets the criteria.

Members-Only Tools

Members-only web and mobile dashboards help you stay connected to the community and our team. Request introductions to fellow members and enjoy on-demand access to your member benefits anytime, anywhere. You can even live chat with our concierge team right from the dashboard.

Travel & Business Services Marketplace

Through our marketplace, you can access volume discounts and members-only rates from pre-qualified service providers in nearly every industry (including travel, credit card processing, back-office services, PEOs, financing, accounting, marketing solutions and many others). Our member concierge team can connect you to the right services for your needs.

Knowledge Share & Networking

Get peer insights and advice anytime through our online support forums and member-led webinars. Connect with your peers to share expertise, learn from each other and solve business challenges in a private setting. You can also explore our library of webinars to further your professional development.

Branding & Marketing Collateral

After you join, our concierge team will provide web badges, decals, press release templates and blog posts that you can use to share your affiliation with the community at your location, on social media, and in your newsletters and websites. You can use these materials to build credibility with potential customers, hires, partners and investors.

Members-Only Discounts
From Top Providers

Forbes CEO, Mike Perlis

"The team behind Forbes Coaches Council has a deep understanding of high-touch and highly personalized community management and is uniquely positioned to support the types of individuals who are accepted for membership."

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Forbes Coaches Council Is A Highly Selective, Quality-Over-Quantity Organization.

Successful Business, Career, and Professional Coaches

In order to qualify for a Forbes Coaches Council membership, the candidate must be a publicly recognized as a business, career or professional coach.

Proven, Sustainable Coaching Practices

We are proud to say that Forbes Coaches Council is comprised of the industry's top performers. In order to qualify for membership you must have been in the coaching industry for at least 3 years.

Awards & Recognition

We look for coaches whose success in the industry has been recognized publicly, either by reputable community and/or industry organizations, reputable trade publications and/or the candidate’s peers.

Community Impact

We seek members who give back by volunteering, investing, donating and mentoring, especially in the areas of financial literacy, business education, and workforce readiness.

Do you qualify?

Before we can extend an application for Forbes Coaches Council membership, we must verify that you fit the following criteria:

  • Must be publicly recognized as a business, career, or professional coach.
  • Must have been in the coaching industry for at least 3 years.
  • Must be based in North America or do the majority of your business in North America.
Do I Qualify?

Forbes Coaches Council Is An Innovative Community Built To Help The World’s Most Influential Business And Career Coaches. This Is Our Story.

Forbes, one of the most iconic media companies in the world, and the team behind YEC, one of the most world-class entrepreneurship organizations, have partnered to create a new kind of professional community for successful business and career coaches that proactively connects them to each other as well as best-in-class resources based on their specific business needs.

The end result is Forbes Coaches Council, a new and innovative community for executives to discuss and solve pressing business challenges with their peers, share their insights via thought leadership articles on, and get personalized support from the Forbes Councils concierge team. Concierges work with members on a regular basis to learn about their specific business needs and challenges and use that information to connect them to the right community resources.

Some of those exclusive benefits and resources include the opportunity to share expert advice with’s tens of millions of monthly readers; a business services concierge team to connect members with curated resources like travel, financing and accounting, back-office services, PEOs, marketing solutions and volume discounts from dozens of vetted vendors; and peer-to-peer learning and educational content, to name a few highlights.

And because Forbes Coaches Council has a rigorous selection process, every member can be assured that they are part of a vetted peer community of the highest caliber. We invite you to see if you qualify for Forbes Coaches Council.

Benefits of Membership

Hotel, Car Rental &
other Travel Discounts

24/7 Peer
Support Forums

Members-Only Web
and Mobile Dashboards

Contribute Content

Trusted, Vetted
Peer Community



Marketplace with
Volume Discounts