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What is the AESC?

A Best-in-Class Professional Association

At the AESC, we’re serious about serving as the voice of excellence for executive search and leadership consultants worldwide. We are committed to the success of our members, serving as a dedicated steward by providing AESC members with the tools, resources and insights to help them operate to the highest standards in executive search and leadership consulting worldwide.

Our Mission | why we exist

AESC is the voice of excellence for executive search and leadership consultants worldwide.

Our Values | how we operate

The following AESC values are the foundation of AESC culture, determining the vision and intent of how we operate globally. AESC and all AESC staff are devoted to:

Integrity

Adhere to professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility at all times, honoring the trust of all AESC stakeholders.

Member Centricity

Serve as a dedicated steward, providing our members with the tools, resources and insights to help them operate successfully and with the highest standards.

Collaboration

Cultivate a culture of teamwork that respects and builds on the expertise of our staff and members within an environment of innovation.

Operational Excellence

Deliver the best outcomes and service. We believe that the way we do things matters.

Our Promise | what we do to serve our members

To achieve our mission, we have identified four areas that frame what we intend to do to serve our members and, in turn, other key stakeholders:

Excellence

Foster a commitment to the highest professional standards. Ensure that the client community worldwide recognizes AESC membership as the “gold seal” of excellence. Provide tools, resources and best practice guidelines focused on enhancing our members’ business success.

Insights

Be the “go-to” source for knowledge and insights that inform our members and the clients they serve. Provide continuing education for our members at all stages of their career.

Community

Create forums where members and, at times, the client community engage for learning, thought leadership and exposure to innovative ideas.

Representation

Represent our profession on best practices, legal issues and public policy matters that impact the way our members serve their clients.