Coach Training Asia

Global Training With Local Connections

Students living in Asia join our Global Coach Training Programs where they develop strong friendships or networks, and can share local and global perspectives on coaching issues and skills.

ICA started out with a pilot group of 20 students (back in 2000)  and a vision to create a global coaching community, with a certified coach in every city. Fast forward to today, and we now host a vibrant and diverse community of over 5000 coaches living in 92 different countries around the world.  We've created an online training experience that is deeper and more meaningful than a traditional classroom, where students learn via a downloadable curriculum, forum participation and live teleclasses. A training model to fit you as an individual.

17 plus years of ICF Accreditation speaks for our Industry credibility...

International Coach Academy (ICA) has been ICF accredited since 2001.  We chose to accredit with the ICF over local based system (RTO & Cert IV) or other global alternatives (IAC, WABC) for very specific reasons:

  1. The ICF continue to be the most established peak body in coaching worldwide, with 25,000 coaches and chapters in many countries around the world
  2. Coaching is a global profession. Provided they speak the same language, coaches can coach locally or globally.

And, similar to our community, the ICF also have local geographic groups, including an ICF Asia Chapter.

'A large majority of coach practitioners and managers/leaders using coaching skills agreed that individuals or organizations using coaching expect their coaches to be certified or credentialed.' ICF Global Coaching Study (2016)

Featured ICACoach for Asia

Name:Siddharth Arora
Status: ICA Student

Program: Certified Coach Program
Niche: Executive Coaching
Contact Sid in Hong Kong: Click here

“There have been several memorable moments in this ‘one and a half years’ but the most memorable was my first session where I received a very warm welcome and a great dose of encouragement from my mentor coach. The entire class cheering for me was very heartening! Some of my relationships with fellow coaches continue till date!”

Flexibility is the Key

Classes are scheduled so they fit with your lifestyle and not the other way around.  With morning, afternoon and evening classes you can choose when you study.  And, if you miss a class one week, you can make it up at another time that same week or the week following.

Most of the students in our program have ongoing family or work commitments that influence the time they set aside for study. We totally  understand that and for this reason our programs are flexible and designed so that you create the study schedule that fits with your lifestyle.  All learning is delivered via a blend of LIVE teleclasses, forum discussion and self reflection with many opportunities to coach, and be coached.

Asia friendly time options for classes
It's up to you how many or few classes you take each week, with over 30 classes scheduled (Monday to Saturday) with morning, afternoon and evening classes for students living in Asia.  If for some reason you find you need to take a break from your studies, then we have an enrollment variation policy where you can stop the clock on your studies for up to 6 months.

ICACoach Emily Valerie Lim Power Tool
(Executive and Leadership Coach, SINGAPORE)

Valerie Lim was pushed into coaching, sort of. As a partner at Innovative Formula, a training and coaching firm with offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, clients continually asked her to coach them. Having a ton of experience but no coaching credential, Valerie politely declined until one day a colleague told her it was the ‘practical’ thing to do for the business. Read more»

Program Inclusions and Delivery

Online Learnsite, Live Teleclasses, Peer Coaching, Community Forum...

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

ICACoaches Share Their Unique Coaching Portfolios

Each coach at ICA creates their own coaching portfolio. This includes a coaching power tool, research paper and unique coaching model. Each coach also graduates with their own coaching niche with our coaches choosing to specialise in Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Transformational Coaching,  Systemic Relationship Coaching, Success Coaching, Coaching for Coaches and Life Coaching.

ICACoach Masami Kanaguri Power Tool
(Business Development in/with Asia/Asian, JAPAN)

When we admire somebody, we usually try to get closer to the person. We may search more about his/her history, read books he/she published, go to events he/she shows up. While you are in this mode, your actions are conducted based on following somebody. Read more»

ICACoach Marie Laure Dancer Power Tool
(Career Coach, MALAYSIA)

Rebecca is a very successful woman. At 36, she is a board member of her company. She is considered as an accomplished woman, Read more»

ICACoach Areeya Mahaworamakorn Power Tool
(Transformational and Thrive Coach, THAILAND) 

We tend to believe we are who we are so we live in the world with a strong sense of our identity. We believe that this is our current reality. We learn at an early age from our authority figures such as our parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings or anyone who has an influence on how we perceive, think, behave and live in the world. Read more»

ICACoach Lay Li Tan Power Tool
(Career Coach, SINGAPORE)

Life can be pressurizing and stressful. Every day, we try to fulfill the roles in our lives as a responsible parent, outstanding employee, caring wife or husband and filial son or daughter. Not all expectations can be met. Read more»

ICACoach Emily Ann Lombos Power Tool
(Transformational Coach, PHILIPPINES)

I got inspired by the “View” “Zoom to” function in the computer. If you have a Word document, this function allows you to look closely at the document or to view the document as a whole. Read more»

ICACoaches Share Their Memorable Moments

Emily Ann Lombos

Transformational Coach, PHILIPPINES

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"There are many memorable moments in ICA from the tele-classes, learning forum, coaching practicum, observed coaching, the inspiring trainers, fellow classmates and the whole ICA community. The most memorable for me was being a peer client and a coach in Peer Coaching. Learning thru experience is powerful methodology."


Career Coach, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I felt so close from my first client who lives in United States as I live in Asia and to feel the connection and trust we’ve built in one hour beyond our different cultures and overseas. Amazing moment!"


Business Development in/with Asia/Asian, JAPAN

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Observed coaching sessions. It was intensive but really valuable to keep receiving feedback from a professional coach. During this period, I believe my core coaching skills has developed significantly."


Transformational and Thrive Coach, THAILAND

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The program at ICA offers me the opportunity to connect with people from different countries all over the world. Observed Coaching was a memorable experience filled with friendliness and encouragement. It was a great journey to be with supportive, energetic and warm group of people that created a safe container for me to build up my coaching competencies."


Career Coach, SINGAPORE

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Two strangers from different parts of world, cultures and backgrounds coming together with one common intention, that is to support each other towards their goals in lives through peer coaching. This is indeed beautiful and fascinating."

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.

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