About ACTO

ACTO Core Values

We uphold the strong values of any good organization:
Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, Intellectual Property, Accountability, Transparency, Stakeholder awareness, Ethics and Respect
… and more:
Cultural awareness and engaged relationships
Fostering a spirit of “coopetition”

ACTO Code of Ethics

Important principles that guide every member towards contributing to the mission while respecting every other member and sharing best practices

ACTO Bylaws

Our bylaws support our spirit of collaboration and coopetition.

Download PDF of ACTO Bylaws

ACTO Stand for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

ACTO is committed to creating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the coaching profession through calling forth, honoring and inviting the uniqueness of all individuals and diverse life experiences.

In support of this stand, we acknowledge and are committed to eliminating the negative impact of personal and systemic bias, privilege and oppression, which may be conscious or unconscious, intentional or unintentional, overt or subtle.

As coach trainers, we are tasked with creating the future of the coaching profession. We commit to providing dialogue, learning and resources and to cultivating personal and organizational responsibility in alignment with this stand, at ACTO, for each of our students, members and member organizations.

ACTO Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Intellectual Property
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Stakeholder awareness
  • Ethical
  • Respect

ICF Core Competencies are standards of behavior when serving or representing ACTO.

Cultural Awareness:

  • Global mindset for coach education
  • Respect the diverse culture, customs, and methodologies of member schools
  • Multiple credential entities contribute to the legitimacy of coach education.
  • Coach education is relevant and accessible to everyone on the planet.

Engaged relationships.

  • Joy is foundational to ACTO work
  • Community of learners as members

These Core Values should be useful in interpreting guidance for making ethical decisions.

ACTO Code of Ethics:

ACTO Code of Ethics  PDF

ACTO’s Harassment Policy PDF


Vikram Bhatt – President

Virginia González-Vélez Valcarce – President-Elect

Shareefah Sabur – Vice President

Jim Smith – Treasurer

Sharon Brown – Secretary

Hector Garcia Lopez

Eileen Laskar

Joanne Louis

Sukari Pinnock-Fitts

Zach Prosser

Johan van Bavel

Download PDF of ACTO Board Members 2022-23
Board Development Committee Chair Shareefah Sabur
Communications & Community Relations Co-Chairs Fabiola Solis Plaza and Vikram Bhatt
(Conference, Forums and Research)
Co-Chairs Franda Graves, Lee Coffee and Virginia González-Vélez Valcarce
Professional Responsibility & Ethics Co-Chairs Jim Smith and Johan van Bavel
Membership Co-Chairs Sukari Pinnock-Fitts and Virginia González-Vélez Valcarce