Coach Training is More Than Just a Certification...

Coaching Will Change Your Life, Your Career and Your Way of Being

When ICA first began back in 2001, the majority of students were wanting to become a coach (a life coach) and their main goal was to leave their current profession and start fresh. They were either burnt out, bored, or unsatisfied with their current career and wanted a fresh change. Fast forward, and today our student demographic has dramatically expanded. A new career is still a very real and viable pathway, but we are also finding more and more students are wanting coach training and certification as a way of adding value to their existing profession or widen their career prospects. We call this blended coaching.

But the one thing that has remained constant over the past 20ish years is that our coaches all tell us the same thing - they came to coaching to help other people, but the person they helped the most was themselves! You can choose your clients, choose your hours and stay learning and growing for the rest of your life.  Take our quick quiz to find out what sort of coach you could be.

Coaching is a Profession with Certification Expectations

When coaching was a new profession, it was perfectly acceptable to simply call yourself a coach. But today the coaching profession is well developed across many industries and professions around the globe and the need for formal training and certification is vital. But the level of certification you need depends on how you plan to use coaching.

Our coaches join our programs with one or more of the following coaching goals in mind.

1. Become a Professionally Certified Coach with their own coaching practice

2. Become a Professionally Certified Coach, and work in a corporate setting

3. Blend Coaching skills with their existing career

4. Learn Coaching skills to add value to their life

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Coach Training Experts Since 2001

Our coaches are independant, well trained professionals who carve out a unique place for themselves in the global coaching industry.

International Coach Academy (ICA) has been delivering ICF Accredited Coach Training since 2001 and has developed a philosophy and training framework that will equip you with the necessary skill to coach anyone, anywhere in the world.

We began with a vision to create a vibrant global community of coaches, and today we are one of the worlds leading coach training schools with over 4500 coaches from 92 countries around the world.

ICF Accredited since 2001 +

International Coach Academy's training has held ACTP, ACSTH and CCE accreditation since 2001. We have been a global school since day one and made the decision to accredit with the ICF over alternatives such as IAC, WABC etc because the International Coach Federation (ICF) were, and continue to be the most established peak body in coaching worldwide.

We Truly Care About Your Success +

Community Support is core to the way we do business. We truly care about our students and support you from the day you enrol right through to your graduation. We appreciate that joining a coach training program is an investment of your time and money, and one you may have considered for a long time.  So, our team of support staff are dedicated to making sure you maximise your return on investment by creating a trouble free, rich and fulfilling learning experience.

Lifelong Networks and Friendships +

Because our training is virtual, you get to build relationships and friendships with like minded coaches from all around the world.  Your not limited by physical location. Our coaching community is rich with diversity, with over 4500 coaches, from 90 different countries. There's a strong sense of camaraderie, with many of our graduates continuing their connections long after they complete their coach training.

Flexible Study Options (Fast Track or Take Your Time) +

At International Coach Academy we aim to make our coach training as flexible as possible. You can study to become a coach whilst you are working or at home looking after your family.  You choose when you learn. Most of us are leading very busy lives, some have families some have full time jobs. Whatever your commitments are, the great thing about our classes is that you can always find a way to fit them into your schedule. And if you miss a class it doesn’t matter, just pick it up the week after.

You Graduate with your own unique Coaching Model +

The coaching market is saturated with cookie cutter coaches - all learning the same old models (GROW model etc.) and then coaching with the same old processes. At ICA we help you to create a coaching model that is unique to you, to the clients you want to coach, and to the coaching products or services you will offer.

Coach Training Schools are like Coaching Services in that they will all offer a degree of 'sameness', but then be different in their quality of service or product, and personality. The majority will (or should) offer Accredited Training, Certification, Credential pathways and some form of learning guarantee. Their tuition fees might also be comparable.  From talking to our community, we've been able to pick out 6 factors that make ICA unique

Can You Fit Coach Training Into Your Schedule?

It's a question that comes up alot!  The answer is yes and the reason is that with over 30 classes to choose from each week, you decide when and how many classes you attend.

Flexibility is the key.  You can go slow, fast track and even defer if needed.  Find out more about Life As A Student at ICA

Image Source: Coach Skills class with trainer Rossella Pin (PCC) and ICA Coaches

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Each ICA Coach Creates Their Own Unique Coaching Portfolio

Live Locally, Study Globally

Our training offers several pathways - including ACSTH and ACTP.  Request Local Tuition Schedule for Your Location

Take the First Module for Free

Our training offers a unique blend of downloadable modules, video tutorials, live classes, learning labs, forum participation and coaching practicum.

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Here's what some of our Graduates have to say

PAM VAS

Career Coach, SINGAPORE

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"I Learned 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!"

JANHAVI GURJER

Executive Coach, INDIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My most memorable moment of the training was my mentor coaching session with a peer in class. I felt a sense of achievement and deep satisfaction having independently coached a fellow student. The shift in her voice impacted my confidence positively. Thank you ICA for the opportunity."

HEADER SKOMP

Life Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"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."

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."

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    Coaching Models, Power Tools, Research Papers. -all created by our students
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    Video Interviews with Graduate Coaches with a diverse range of niches.
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    Get tips and strategies in our regular Coaching Tips Videos
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