Online Coach Training Pioneers

Our interactive e-learning methodology was
established in 2001 and has over 20 years of
community, credibility, and success

Download Syllabus

An  ICF Accredited School with a 20 year reputation for excellence and a unique “no single model’ approach.

Our Training Is Internationally Accredited

ICA's training has been online, and accredited by the ICF, since 2001.  Our Learnsite has over 20 years of modules, curated resources and coaching conversations.  Before attending classes you will read a module or watch an instructional video.  Following classes you will reflect on your learning through coaching practicum, course outcomes, forum reflections and portfolio development.

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

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

The Benefits of Coaching are Real and Tangible

Becoming a coach is not just a new revenue stream or change of career, it's a new way of being.   Coaching will give you the freedom and flexibility to decide when and where you work, how often you work, and who you work with.  Students who join our coach training come with the goal of certification.  But, they leave with a lot more than that.  They graduate with lifelong networks and friendships, and a new way of approaching their work and life.

And with our programs - you self pace.  With over 30 classes a week to choose from, you get to choose what days and times you study.  Perfect for people with a busy work or family life.  View Schedule

  • Set Goals and Increase Accountability and get more done with increased team cohesiveness and productivity
  • Lower staff turnover with improved job satisfaction and enjoyment
  • Share the load as you equip your family, teams or colleagues to take on higher levels of responsibility
  • Gain a new respect from your family, team or peers as you showcase your coach approach

Which Program is Best For You?

coaching quiz

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.

Our coaches graduate with ready made Coaching Portfolios that showcase their uniqueness

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

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."

Which School Should you Choose?

Are you considering Coach Training but not sure where to start?  There's so many options with different schools, programs, certifications and pathways.  We asked our community what criteria they used when choosing their school and then packaged it up into a quick checklist that might be useful for you.  Let us know if you have any specific questions.

Download Checklist