Coaching 101 Course

Learn about the fundamentals of coaching and how you can blend them with your work or everyday life

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a very specific process, and is quite different to mentoring, consulting or therapy.  In this short course you will explore the theories and foundations behind coaching,  and learn some coach skills that can be blended with your existing personal or professional experience.

Program Inclusions and Delivery

Program Hours: 18 hrs
Learnsite Access: 3 months
Certificate: Coaching 101 Course
ICF Pathway: ACC credential via the ACSTH pathway with further study

All learning is delivered via a blend of LIVE teleclasses, forum discussion and self reflection with many opportunities to coach, and be coached.   It's up to you how many or few classes they take each week.  The schedules have been timed to allow for self paced study, where the study schedule fits with your lifestyle and not the other way around. The learning process is as follows

1. Download and read the course module
2. Dial into a teleclass (facilitated by an ICA Trainer)
3. Post reflections on the forum

Download Syllabus


The core curriculum is grouped into course areas and modules.  For each module there is a downloadable PDF, a live teleclass, and peer discussion via the private community forum. These modules are mapped against ICF Core competencies and will give you the theory, knowledge and tools you need to build your practical expertise.

Course Area 1: Foundation Coach

  • What is Coaching?
  • Coaching Influences
  • Ethics and Legalities
  • Coaching Models
  • The ICF Competencies
  • The Coaching Agreement
  • Learning and Development Plan

Course Area 2: Coach Skills

  • Powerful Listening
  • Powerful Questions
  • Accountability
  • Creating Structures
  • Visualisation
  • Acknolwedgement
  • Creating Trust
  • Creating Action
  • Diversity
  • Intent
  • Gratitude

Global Coaches Forum

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.

Course Dates

At ICA the term 'ONLINE LEARNING' refers to a combination of Live Classes, Video Tutorials, downloadable Modules, Peer Coaching and a Private Coaches Forum.  These are all hosted in our 'online learning centre'. It's up to you how many classes you take each week and how fast (or slow) you move through the program.  The key benefit of this style of training being FLEXIBILITY.

Classes are held weekly, with weekday, weeknight and weekend options.  The flexible schedule means that you can jump in at any point and then have up to 6 months to complete your study.

You choose when you learn meaning you fit your study around your busy lives, families or work. If you miss a class it doesn’t matter, just pick it up the week after.

Connecting to Classes

The process of joining a class is quite simple.  You can choose from audio only, or audio and video.  And, then just follow the steps below.

1. Select the class topic and time option

2. Read the module (and prepare any questions you might have)

3. Dial into class using zoom (choice of audio or video)

A trainer will welcome all students and then lead the learning, encourage participation, and answer any questions. Thoughts are discussed and debated, ideas created, knowledge shared, friendships discovered, business connections made, skills practiced, learning enhanced, trust developed and global partnerships formed.

Sample a Coaching 101 Class

Each month we open up a classroom so that those considering coaching as a career can get started with some free coach skills. It's also a great opportunity to get to know us better as a school by meeting our faculty and students.

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