By Julia Griffith
ICA Program Advisor
At ICA we have always been proudly global. Stumble into an ICA classroom and you will hear students in the USA exchanging ideas with students in the Middle East, Europe, Canada, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” Stephen Hawking.
Join one of our virtual classes via Zoom and you will see students and trainers – sitting at kitchen tables, offices, airports, beach houses or cafes, all sharing experiences and learning. The conversation weaves in between topics like empowerment, values, impact, and potential.
ICA illustrates Stephen Hawking’s giant brain in action. We offer a global think tank delivered to your own desktop or phone. As a learning environment, it is reassuringly ordinary and familiar, startlingly visionary, and always inclusive and positive.
Top 3 Reasons People are Motivated to Invest in Coach Training.
1. Impact: The desire to impact positively on the world is a key driver. Talk to almost any coach about why they chose the coaching profession and you will hear a desire to help people grow, transform or thrive.
2. Career improvement: Many ICA students have already enjoyed successful careers. They turn to coaching for their next challenge to gain deeper fulfillment, greater autonomy or financial reward.
3. Flexibility: Let’s face it, flexibility is synonymous for wellbeing. Flexibility allows professionals to work differently, earn more and leave time to enjoy meaningful personal relationships and fulfilling activities.
The demand for coaching training is increasing and of course, there are more providers than ever before. This is great news for students – more choice! Studying is a life-changing opportunity, so it’s important to find the right program and school for you. Begin your learning journey by drawing up a list of criteria for choosing a school and, if you need a starting point, use this free resource.
Top Reasons Coaches Choose International Coach Academy
Practice makes perfect! Given ICA was one of the very first generations of schools to gain ICF accreditation, it makes sense that we have built a formidable reputation for teaching quality and professional standards. Twenty years of coach training means that we have trained several thousand coaches and our graduates often refer friends and colleagues. However, if I sit back and examine our Graduate Yearbooks, I see a common theme that unites all ICA students – a desire to work at the cutting edge of the profession. Students feel so at home with ICA because we speak the same language around global opportunities and a global mindset.
1. ICA study reflects their life experience
ICA students understand the power and possibilities of working in a globalised world. Many students work in multinational firms or organisations. They may have traveled, lived or worked abroad, or perhaps they speak several languages. Frequently they live in, or near, global cities like London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Cape Town or New York and they value cultural intelligence.
2. ICA study aligns with the online demand for coaching.
Existing and future technology is set to become even more embedded in the coaching profession. Study with ICA gives students the opportunity to explore a range of technologies and see how they may be harnessed to organise group or individual coaching. Both corporate and individual clients (especially Millennials and Generation Y) want to work via a broad range of technologies so it is important to know how they function.
3. ICA offers connection.
Above all, ICA students know that connection is fundamental to a global mindset. While technology brings people, cultures, and generations together, the core of any great coaching is deep listening and powerful questioning. Learning at ICA is deeply interactive. We want you to emerge as a great coach and this is why our students spend so much time coaching others, receiving coaching and enjoying mentor coaching. Students also become part of a thriving global community which offers ongoing networking and learning.
Do you want to work alongside colleagues who are excited about betterment, skilled in unlocking human potential and highly committed to professional standards? Answer “yes” and I urge you to consider coach training.