Sample Module: What is Coaching?

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.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial

Step 2. Download the PDF Module

  • What is Coaching?

    What is Coaching? is one of the first modules in our Accredited Coach Specific Training

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Step 3. Listen to a Live Recording of a Teleclass

ICA Trainer and Coach, Rob Stringer (ACC) gives an insight into how a teleclass runs, the safe learning environment, and the genuine and connected relationship between trainer and students.  Read more about our faculty

We Welcome All Students

The first 5 minutes of every class is spent connecting with students. Our students dial in from countries all over the world so this is often a very interesting process. Some students call in early, some on time and some a few minutes late.

Discover, Don't Tell

The ICA program is taught using a discovery approach. Where possible the trainer will help the students discover new material for themselves. This does not mean our trainers never "teach", they just don't "lecture" In this clip a student comments on this style of teaching

Coaching Skills Presentation

Each teleclass is connected to a PDF module in the ICA Learnsite. The trainer will incorporate a presentation of the topic in every class. This will not be a repeat of existing material, but rather an interpretation of the concepts and skills presented in the module.

In this class Rob uses an analogy to explain the difference between coaching, consulting and therapy.

Learning Activity

Each teleclass is connected to a PDF module in the ICA Learnsite. The trainer will incorporate a presentation of the topic in every class. This will not be a repeat of existing material, but rather an interpretation of the concepts and skills presented in the module.

In this class Rob uses an analogy to explain the difference between coaching, consulting and therapy.

Coaching Tip

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.

Niche Specific Mentoring

We are well known worldwide for the diversity in our Faculty. And this diversity is not just language and cultural, we also have a diverse number of coaching niches represented in our Trainers.

In this audio clip Rob Stringer gives students a tip from his professional expertise as a Youth and Family Coach.

Student Sharing

We actively encourage student to share their personal coaching experiences - why they came to coaching, how they plan to use coaching, challenges and wins.

In this clip one of our students shares how she plans to use coaching in her job as a Careers Counsellor at an American College.

Resource Sharing

All our trainers are professional coaches with years of hands on experience. They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries. Therefore the resources they share are valuable and practical and provide a further link between theory and practice.

Step 4. Dial into a Live Class

Each month we open up classes from our regular training schedule for prospective students to join.  It's a great way to get a feel for the ICA Community and to find out what it's really like to train with ICA.

The schedule at ICA is divided into Module Specific Classes (eg. What is Coaching?) and Course Labs.  The Course Labs are a chance for students to explore and develop their niche, coaching model and learning and development plans. Each month we open up one of our Lab classes for prospective students to join.  It's a great way to get a feel for the ICA Community and to find out what it's really like to train with ICA.

Portfolio Labs are where our students develop their coaching portfolios.
Join a Lab, with real students and faculty (FREE).

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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.

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