Sample Our Training With Coaching 101

Join a live teleclass with real curriculum, real students and real faculty. It’s an authentic way to find out first hand what it’s like to train with ICA. Everyone learns differently so it's up to you if you listen and take notes or actively participate.

What is Coaching?

Coaching involves dialogue between a coach and a client with the aim of helping the client obtain a fulfilling life. This is achieved by helping the client establish what is important to them and by clarifying their values. But, is it an Art or a Science? This question that comes up a lot in our 'What is Coaching?' Classes. When people ask this question they are often asking if there is a repeatable process that works every time and gets the same result,  or does Coaching rely on intuition and sensory perception.

And the answer is a bit of both.

Many coaches benefit from a structure, accountability framework and a coaching process. But it also relies on intuition and sensory perception. I guess the word we would use to describe this state of being is “mindfulness” As a coach you have to be mindful of so many things in the coaching moment. Mindful of your clients environment, of their state of being, mindful of the chatter in your own head. In fact these things are so important that we actively teach you to develop your skills in this area.

Join Coaching 101 to learn more about how you can blend Coaching with your existing profession, or set up your own coaching practice

Wathenia Gabbard<br/>Relationship Coach, UNITED STATES

When I took my first teleclass, I was so nervous, anxious and scared but once I did it I was hooked.

Wathenia Gabbard
Relationship Coach, UNITED STATES

What Is Online Learning?

At ICA the term 'ONLINE LEARNING' refers to a combination of Live Teleclasses, Video Tutorials, Downloadable Modules, and a Private Coaches Forum.  These are all hosted in our 'online learning centre'. It's up to you how many classes you take each week and how fast (or slow) you move through the program.  The key benefit of this style of training being FLEXIBILITY.

You will study alongside coaches from all over the world as well as global trainers.  We have over 25 classes per week with modules rotating through a class time.  This means you can choose a class times that suits your lifestyle and take each modules as it cycles through that time. Because classes do not need to be taken in any particular order, if you miss a class, you can take it at a later stage. Coaching 101 is a great way to experience this style of learning first hand.

What Happens In an ICA Classroom

If you have never taken a teleclass before, don't worry. We have a teleclass etiquette guide and the trainers and other students will welcome you in.  Each module has a pdf download and video tutorial that covers the key concepts of that module. That means, that before you even dial in you have an understanding of what will be covered and can plan ahead with any questions or concepts you would like to discuss.

Rob Stringer (ICA Trainer) shares a Coaching Tip during his 'What is Coaching' Teleclass

All our Trainers are practicing coaches, so they come to the classes with real life examples. Things that have worked well with clients and things that have not worked so well. In this clip Rob talks about the day he decided to let go of his pen and paper with its list of prepared coaching questions, and just trust his instinct to ask the right question at the right time.

Can You Make 'Real' Connections with Online Training?

The resounding answer to this question is YES and it's one of the key benefits of training at International Coach Academy with coaches from all over the world. Strong friendships and professional networks along with a global perspective on coaching issues and skills.

Kelly & Jeanette are Graduates of ICA, now working in Student Support. They have known each other for just over 2 years but only just met for the first time recently at an ICA Meetup in Chicago. In this video they talk about the power of virtual relationships.  Coaching 101 is a great way to meet our community first hand.