Graduate Stories

What Graduates Remembered

KIMBERLY DENISE DENNIS

Business Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

"Help people who are growing a side business while holding down a full-time job to clarify their vision and maintain their focus."

LISA EKLUND

Equestrian Performance Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

"The final observed experience was the highlight of everything. It was a fabulous group that supported one another and I am sure we will all stay connected in our journeys. "

DAVID MOSEMAN

Life and Health Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

"The moment I realized that I coach others naturally. Over the years I often advised others and gave prescriptions, I would also ask question that made them look anew at things."

HEATHER SKOMP

Life Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

""When I got to meet in person two of my ICA student and friends - one from Germany, and one from Vancouver, We met up in Washingston state for a weekend and had the best time ever! The friends I have met in ICA are worth their weight in gold." "

CATE BAIO

Transformational Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"During a laser coaching session, I had the confirmation that I am on the right career path and that in fact I will be good at what I do. On the flip side, it released in me a whole bunch of fear! I had to dig deep in order to embrace and acknowledge the coach that I am today"

JO SMITH

Life Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When i realized that i had found my natural fit being a coach. The life giving learning experience of my ICA journey validated what I intuitively knew about myself and awakened the possibilities of what could be. I am truly thankful!"

RICHARD HAYNES

Business Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"During the Supervised where each one of us was on a journey of self-discovery and openness to learning. I also truly enjoyed the gifts of acknowledgement that would come when needed after posting comments or assignments on the forum."

IAN KAIN

Executive Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The Advanced ICA syllabus holds the topics I always wanted to grow and evolve in, in a more profound and structured way. I love the ICA open approach to be able to develop as a coach in my own unique authentic way."

KYLA NEIL

Career Coach, AUSTRALIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Use more of my coaching skills to support internal employees with the establishing of goals aligning with corporate strategy and vision, as well as fostering the development of positive personal career paths."

NEIL GOODALL

Transformational Coach, Australia

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"There were many memorable moments. What I enjoyed the most was how the training changed me as well as giving me skills to help implement change in others."

LISA LAM

Leadership Coach, AUSTRALIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Coaching as part of being a leader or manager was a skill that I was always interested in knowing more of and during the course, there were many “a-ha” moments of self awareness and self discovery which led to me pursuing coaching."

ALEX STEWART

Career Coach, AUSTRALIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I realized that I’d found what I really wanted to do in my life. I should have been coaching and teaching instead of spending 30 years in the corporate world."

ALAGAPPAN NACHIAPPAN

Executive Coach, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Reinventing myself and realizing that I could make a real difference by helping others realize their true potential."

ANA CLAUDIA MAZZINI E DRIGO

ADHD Coach, SINGAPORE

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Completing supervised was one of the greatest moments on my coaching journey! There I experienced an important improvement on my performance as a coach and as a person. I shared that space with a great group and I had the support of an amazing mentor. Thank you, Kathy!"

PAM VAS

Career Coach, SINGAPORE

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Learning a lot from the conversations with other fellow ICA students as well as from the lessons and coaching sessions. The international flavour of ICA is irreplaceable. We are so far yet just a Skype call away!"

BENG LAI TAN

Business Coach, SINGAPORE

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"During the coaching session as a client and peer coaching. This allowed me as a coach to understand how a client will benefit from a good coaching session"

LIONEL BIKART

International Leadership Coach, JAPAN

testimonial-avatarHow will you use coaching?;

"I will use my coaching skills to support managers and leaders who decided to strengthen their leadership and intercultural competencies."

SHERRY HUANG

Life Coach, CHINA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My memorable moment “in one of my first classes, one student said taking classes was like talking to her soul mate. I had the exact same feeling after a few classes."

LINDA MUELLER

Expat Spouse Coach, JAPAN

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The support and feedback I received during Supervised Coaching."

QIN XUE

Transformational Coach, CHINA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"It was in a tele-class on the 2nd day after I started my study at ICA. I was encouraged or even challenged by the instructor to find a peer coach asap. This turned out to be very helpful for me along the journey."

LARA ATALLAH

Life Coach, EGYPT

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I volunteered to be a coach in the practicum after my second day of registration at ICA. I really don’t know how I got the guts to do this but I guess it’s because I had no expectation from myself or anyone so I was confident and this is my lesson."

DINA EL NAHAS

Youth, Educators and Family Coach, EGYPT

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Discovering more about myself and using the power of acknowledgment in my daily life."

HODA EL BEIH

Life and Career Coach, EGYPT

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Networking with ICA trainers and fellow students has been such a pleasure."

NISREEN SADEK

Youth Coach, EGYPT

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Enhance the lives of youth to become better people, to unleash their talents so that they can spread positivity in the world."

LISA LILJEBERG

Career Coach, ITALY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I had the honor of representing ICA, and doing a live coaching demo along with Rossella Pin, Fabio Selmi, Elisa Benvenuto and Elena Adani at the ICF conference in Milano!"

CRISTINA MORPURGO

Business & Executive Coach, ITALY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My most memorable moment: my first coaching session as a client and as a coach! So many emotions!"

MOIRA SPENCE

Leadership Coach & Transition Coach, ITALY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My first experience of peer coaching as a client was extraordinarily powerful. I was able to make some important shifts in my life as the result of the sessions. I still hold the memory of them and aim to bring the power of these sessions to every coaching session I give."

JULIANA BARCO

Life Coach, ITALY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Finding that my passion had a purpose bigger than what I had imagined."

SORINA LIANA POPA

Executive Coach, ROMANIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My memorable moment was after a discussion regarding what it is and why to create a power tool, when the thoughts triggered by it, inspired me in such a way, that I couldn't stop writing."

ANDA BOG

Executive Coach, ROMANIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My memorable moment was the first Practicums, where I could see the “results” of a short coaching sessions among peers. I concluded that if we could bring about results after only few hours of coaching training, then once we certify, we will sure be able to have visible results with our customers!"

CARMEN MADALINA DUBICZKI

Life Coach, ROMANIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"A live session where I challenged the trainer and it made me confused that he enjoyed the challenge."

CRISTINA ROSU

Transformational Coach, ROMANIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"No memorable moment, just a memorable journey!!! I have been inspired by many of ICA's coaches and facilitators and I am very grateful for being a student of such a professional team. I want to say a big thank you to my colleagues that shared such great perspectives and motivated me with their talent, especially my peer coaches."

袁 令凤 DORIS YUAN

高管教练, 中国

testimonial-avatar在 ICA 的学习过程中,对我来说,最值得回忆的时刻是:

"在ICA学习三年,似乎是故意拖着不毕业,课程进行的总是断断续续,但改变和成长却是持续地、深入骨髓的。每当我觉得疲惫的时候我就会爬上线去听课,去吸收养分,让自己再饱满起来!Jenny老师的娓娓道来,Effie老师恰到心田的点评,Maria老师的空间感,明明老师的鼓励和引导,Wesley老师的幽默,和品璇老师的犀利和促动,无一不推动着我朝着成为一名合格教练的方向更坚定的走去!当然还有Echo和Daisy的大力支持和鼓励!这是一个美好的大家庭,愿它有更多有爱的家庭成员!"

李 静 TERESA LEE

生命教练, 中国

testimonial-avatar在 ICA 的学习过程中,对我来说,最值得回忆的时刻是:

""在ICA的学习过程中,每一次上课、演练还有最后的考试阶段,都带给我前所未有的体验。还有和同学们的线下沙龙聚会学习,也是开拓思路,互相学习的一个非常好的平台。如ICA所说,这里是一群没有利益关系的人,在这里学习,切磋,成长! 我会在ICA一直学习下去,因为每一次都是与众不同,独一无二的的!""

邵 红 SHAO HONG

高管教练、领导力教练, 中国

testimonial-avatar在 ICA 的学习过程中,对我来说,最值得回忆的时刻是:

"在ICA的学习过程中,对我来说,最值得回忆的时刻是在老师的引导下,和学友们在课堂上思想的交流和激荡。"

姚 育红 YUHONG YAO

高管教练、领导力教练、职业生涯教练, 中国

testimonial-avatar在 ICA 的学习过程中,对我来说,最值得回忆的时刻是:

"在ICA的学习,是一场深刻的自我认知之旅。刚开始学习教练技术时,我只是把它当做一个领导力培养和发展的工具,渐渐地我认识到,做一名出色的教练,不仅仅在于会使用多少工具,懂得多少理论,更重要的是作为教练的自己是否修炼到家---即时时刻刻处于教练的状态 (活在当下的状态),而不是在某个时刻扮演教练状态。因此,在ICA的学习是我人生中一个重要的新起点,我重新认知自我、我与他人的关系、我与世界的连接、我的使命和我一生的工作。。。"

TAAKA AWORIE

Leadership Coach, GHANA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My most memorable moment was for sure supervised coaching. I was so nervous yet it was by far the most valuable experience in terms of practical learning. The supervised coach feedback and the support from my fellow students was just wonderful."

ESTHER MUTHOGA

Transformational Coach, KENYA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Joining teleclasses and the transformational coaching and healing group calls. They had deep connections and the space co-created was almost tangible."

TWANETTE FOURIE

Behavioural Intelligence Coach, SOUTH AFRICA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Well, there are several. The majority were during my first hand experience as a peer client. The moments of clarity I gained during that process felt almost magical, and were highly empowering."

KAGUNDA CHEGE

Corporate & Leadership Coach, KENYA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Was the day I coached a peer in class and I received such encouraging feedback... The peer student said they would want me to coach them for their peer-coaching sessions. That was very affirming!"

MARIA ISABEL VALLE RIVERA

Executive and Expat Coach, BRUNEI

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Learning with ICA allowed me to become the person I always wanted to be, to do the things I always dreamt about and to live a life I love. Making the decision to leave a successful leadership career to become a coach was a very daunting one, but with ICA I felt right at home from the start and felt that for the first time I "fitted". I would like to thank the amazing team of people at ICA for their encouragement, validation and inspiring support!"

ROSIE KROPP

Executive Coach, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The positive feedback from my clients."

SAMAR NAIM

Life & Executive Coach, UAE

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Moment? There were many moments including my very first class, my first practicum, my first session as a client, my first session as a coach, feedback from clients, referrals, assessments. But, above all, realizing that coaching skills are not only applicable in coach-client sessions but also in my daily life and personal development!"

NADINE ABDEL KHALEK

Life Coach, LEBANON

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"During Coaching Practicum classes. They were amazing."

HELENE GENILLARD

Life Coach, SWITZERLAND

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Realizing that despite all the needed competencies and tools in coaching, the most important remains “to dance in the moment with your client."

MARHGERITA BRODBECK ROTH

Executive and Leadership Coach, SWITZERLAND

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Use coaching as a tool to develop the capabilities of high-potential performers and subject matter experts alike."

MARIA RANNILA

Cross-Cultural Coach, SWITZERLAND

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Supervised coaching and my wonderful peer students. The uplifting atmosphere of presence and the truthful, accurate and supportive feedback were amazing - I will never forget this!"

SABINE ROTHLISBERGER

Leadership Coach, SWITZERLAND

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"There were many moments that made ICA a great experience for me. However, I would like to point out Observed Coaching, where everything I learned came together."

SARAH JEFFERIES

Transformational Coach, UNITED KINGDOM

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Many 'failed' coaching sessions had to happen until I really learned the difference between coaching the situation v.s. coaching the client. The difference is subtle but hugely powerful. This single piece of learning significantly changed the course of how I coach, and I hope now benefits my clients too."

JACQUI ARIAANS

Life Coach, UNITED KINGDOM

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Virtually meeting people from all over the world."

ANNA LUNDBERG

Business Coach, UNITED KINGDOM

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My training at ICA has allowed me to add a new set of skills to my professional toolkit, so that I am now able to offer personal life coaching as well as a blend of coaching with consulting, training and mentoring in the areas of business and leadership."

LOUISE PARRY GATHERCOLE

Life Coach, UNITED KINGDOM

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Use my coaching skills to help people recovering from cancer to return to a healthy lifestyle and to help people who are moving from one country to another to find their place and their passion in their new circumstances."

ALAGAPPAN NACHIAPPAN

Executive Coach, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Reinventing myself and realizing that I could make a real difference by helping others realize their true potential."

MARIE LAURE DANCER

Career Coach, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I felt so close from my first client who lives in United States as I live in Asia and to feel the connection and trust we’ve built in one hour beyond our different cultures and overseas. Amazing moment!"

MEREL NAHUYSEN

Cross Cultural Coaching and Transformational Coaching, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The Observed Coaching was definitely memorable; had some great learning moment there and made fantastic connections with my peer coaches."

JENNA LOH

Career Coach, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The support from the coaches and peers is fantastic! I might not have made it if not because of them. Awesome platform. Thank you ICA and all the awesome coaches!"

ANNA CHAMPION

Career Coach, HONG KONG

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I realised that everyone has their own diverse and individual style. You need to embrace it rather than try to be mirror someone else’s style that you respect."

AURORA ARITAO

Executive and Leadership Coach, HONG KONG

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I faced a challenge which I perceived to be outside of my comfort zone - coaching men! My first male client was a delight to work with and very quickly I proved my doubts wrong. Now I thoroughly enjoy working with male (and female) clients."

MEIKE SPERBER

Life and Career Coach, HONG KONG

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"I love the fact that although it is a global online program, I made great connections, learned from so many different people and actually made friends."

LYDIA SIMON

Corporate Coach, HONG KONG

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The Project Leader Journey."

INGRID KUEHTZ

Leadership Coach, GERMANY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I identified the theme of my research paper: Business Change Management and Individual Change Management. This encouraged me finally to now start to build my coaching profession."

TANIA WOLF

Life Coach, GERMANY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Peer Coaching I highly value the opportunity of being invited into a client's life. Having been trusted means more than words would pay it justice. I equally value the opportunity of having wonderful coaches accepting the invitation to help me investigating my challenges. Having their support was fundamental for my completion of this journey. I am deeply grateful for this amazing growth."

KALAIVANI MATTERN

Cross-Cultural Coach, GERMANY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Advanced supervised coaching brought me a group that was so extraordinary that I have never felt more supported. The whole journey with ICA was fantastic and helped me empower myself. A big thank you to all at ICA for this fantastic opportunity."

STEPHEN MILLER

Leadership Coach, GERMANY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Each of the facilitators shared some experience, tool or exercise that has turned out to be meaningful and practical for me, so it's difficult to say! However what I'll always remember is Sunita starting off many classes with the question "What's making you smile today?" Wonderful way to bring joy and lightness into my day!"

MEILING CANIZARES

Career Coach, BRAZIL

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The remarkable feature that ICA has is its global and diverse community of coaches, which share the passion for the profession and the will to learn in a colaborative way."

KAREN BIDSTRUP MORTENSEN

Life and Executive Coach, CHILE

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"From the moment I got on the very first call and felt the powerful energy in the classroom, I was deeply convinced that I was on the right path."

SAMANTHA MARANCA

Transformational & Healing Coach, ARGENTINA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My most memorable moment was when I handed in my last requirement, looked back on my ICA journey - acknowledged how much I had transformed along the way - and realised I was a Professional Coach!"

MORAIMA FERRADAS REYES

Life Coach, PERU

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My most memorable moment was when I was on a talking about Confidence, at that same time my 10 month old daughter walked her first 5 steps."

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