Just as coaching is all about making deep and sustainable changes, so our learning method is about deep and life long learning. There are still many coach training organizations delivering training in the old way, with the teacher up the front and the students watching and listening attentively. There is very little time for one on one contact with the lecturer and there is little to no time for reflection. We use an online classroom to give you as much"knowledge" as we can upfront - then we work with you on applying that knowledge to your specific situation.
"I came to coaching looking for something I could do that I would be gifted at. I went from trying to change the whole world to trying to change one person at a time, and the first person I changed was myself."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Vocational Coach Training Program
72 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training that includes the core competencies, mentor coaching and observed coaching needed to pursue the ACC credential via the ICF's ACSTH pathway. Read More
Certified Coach Training Program
125 hours of Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) for those wanting to start a career as a Professional Coach or professionals wanting to become certified coaches. This program includes designing your own coaching model and power tool and support getting your coach certification and pathways to either an ACC or PCC credential via the ACTP track. Read More
Advanced Coach Training Program
125 hours of Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) PLUS 25 hours ICA Certified Business Building. Includes core curriculum, mentor coaching and observed coaching as required to pursue ICF's ACC or PCC credential via the direct ACTP track. Read More
Use our Interactive Selector Tool to work out the
best path, best certification, and best value program for you.
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
Sample a Module or Live Class
Our training offers a unique blend of downloadable modules, video tutorials, live classes, learning labs, forum participation and coaching practicum.
ICACoaches live in over 92 different countries around the world, and are all either enrolled in, or graduated, from one of our online training programs. They overwhelming say that one of the things they love most about ICA is the connected community, where they establish lifelong networks and friendships.
A Coaching Model Created by Catherine Etévé
(Leadership and Corporate Coach, FRANCE)
Here is what some of our graduates have to say
Career Coach, SINGAPORE
My 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!"
Executive Coach, INDIA
My 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."
Life Coach, UNITED STATES
My 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."
Executive Coach, CANADA
My 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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