Training Coaches via e-learning since 2001

International Coach Academy (ICA) was created in the year 2001 with a vision to change the world one coaching conversation at a time.

As pioneers in online learning, ICA was the very first Australian school to have their e-learning accredited by the ICF.  The online learnsite has been purpose built to host the curriculum and resources students need for their learning and certification.  CoachCampus is a thriving and diverse community, where our coaches connect, network and form lifelong friendships.

  • 2001 - First intake of 20 students join our global pilot program
  • 2004 - Accredited by the ICF (ACTP)
  • 2008 - Chinese langugae program launched, followed by Romanian and Italian
  • 2012 - CoachCampus becomes a reality, with thousands of ICA Coaches from over 92 countries
  • 2018 - The FlipIt Framework is introduced into the curriculum
  • 2021 - ICA celebrates it's 21st Birthday, having delivered over 47,000 onlne classes to students in 126 countries

In 2000, Robyn Logan was delivering workshops and consulting with organisations around change management.  She would incorporate what she called at the time, "Authentic Learning", into the process.  Each participant would be assigned a "trainer" to meet with them for an hour a week and support them to achieve whatever goals they had.  The results were tangible and measurable. Robyn then realised this interaction to be what was, back then, a relatively new and misunderstood concept called 'coaching'.  Wanting to learn more, she employed a great personal coach, and after 3 sessions knew that this was a fantastic method of bringing about deep sustainable change.  Coaching then became a huge part of her life, and changed the way she worked and lived.

Too often I would see organisations implementing a 'band aid' approach to change.  Coaching on the other hand offered a deeper process of learning and self discovery, which resulted in a positive, sustainable and accountable difference in peoples lives and work.

At around the same time as her "coach awakening" Robyn was working with universities and other training institutions to help them move current f2f courses online. She had just finished my Masters in Education, specializing in Online Learning and was exploring the amazing potential the web offered training. It seemed a natural progression to share her new found love of coaching with the world via online training. International Coach Academy, a coach training school where anyone from anywhere in the world could train to become a coach was born.  CoachCampus, a community where coaches could network and connect started not long after.

The Benefits of Coaching Education with International Coach Academy

We provide future coaches with the education, networks and certification needed to coach anyone, anywhere in the world.

At International Coach Academy we specialise in the application of knowledge.  We use an online classroom to give you as much"knowledge" as we can upfront - then we work with students on applying that knowledge to their individual coaching goals and identify. Unlike other schools, who mostly teach a single model derived from the interests and expertise of the Founder, we teach students how to create their own model. A model that promotes and communicates their personality and values, who they will be as coach, and the problems they will solve.

All our programs are ICF Accredited (ACTP, ACSTH) and pathway to the ICF credentials of ACC and PCC.  We made the decision to align with the ICF over other local or international options because the ICF continue to be the most established peak body in coaching worldwide, and coaching is a global profession.  A certification from ICA will communicate to future clients and employers that you have completed the required training to take on the role of 'Certified Professional Coach'.

  • Industry credibility and recognition

    A school specifically built for online learners, and accredited with the ICF since 2004.

  • Learning & Credential pathways

    Students can scaffold their learning, and have the option to apply for ACC or PCC via the direct ACTP track

  • Integrated Coaching Model

    We avoid the 'one size fits all' by teaching students how to create their own unique coaching model. A model that showcases who they are as a coach, and the problems they solve.

  • FlipIt Coaching Framework

    A 4 step framework for change that was created specifically for ICA coaches to use with their clients or in workshops.

  • Peer Networks & Frienships

    You don't just join a program, you join a community of coaches in 126 countries, with global and local connections.

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