ICA Coach Training Canada

Become a Certified Coach and enjoy lifelong networks and friendships

Clients are Looking for Certified Coaches

'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 Study Into Coaching (2016)

Coaching has roots from a variety of theories and philosophies including adult education, positive psychology and organisational psychology. And it can be found in an increasing number of industries and professions. It is not a singular practice. Consequently it cannot be taught as such.

At ICA, we like to plan your exit at the beginning.  You will graduate with the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to coach anyone anywhere in the world, your own unique coaching model and portfolio, and a coaching certification that is recognised globally.

Take the PROGRAM SELECTION QUIZ to find out which program is best for you.


We don't just teach - we specialise in the application of knowledge.

Just as coaching is all about making deep and sustainable changes, so our learning method is about deep and life long learning. 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.

At ICA the term online learning refers to an interactive e-learning methodology and a thriving community of networks and friendships. Created by the ICA founder Robyn Logan, back in 2001, ICA's online learnsite hosts all the required learning materials; module downloads, video tutorials, curated resources, class schedules and the ICA Coaches private forum.

The first thing you do when you join our training is spend some time looking around the virtual corridors of ICA - unpacking your learnsite, meeting your faculty, meeting your peers, and joining an orientation call. Then using your graduation checklist you map out a learning schedule that best suits your study goals (options to fast track or take your time).

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. If you miss a class one week, you can take it another week at the same time. And, if you have to travel or relocate geographically, then you just jump to a class schedule that fits with the new time zone.


When coaching was a new profession, it was perfectly acceptable to simply call yourself a coach. But today the coaching profession is well developed across many industries and professions around the globe and the need to specialize and showcase your uniqueness is increasing.

So, although you will graduate with the skills to coach anyone, anywhere in the world, we also teach you how to specialise.  We will look at your background, how it intersects with coaching and how it can be blended with coaching and then ask you two specific questions;  who do you want to coach?, and how do you want to coach? From this you will create your own niche and coaching model, showcasing your unique strengths, skills and expertise to future employers or clients.


We are constantly grappling with change – changes we want to make happen, changes we have to make, and changes that are happening to us. FlipIt is based on the idea that the way we see our world is a choice. The same event can happen to two different people and they will respond in completely different ways.

The framework is a 4 step process (Find It, Feel It, Frame It, Flip It).  We teach this framework in all our classes (ACTP and ACSTH) and our Advanced Program coaches graduate with a 12 month FlipIt Facilitator license.  However, you don't have to be a coach to use this tool, with many individuals and workplaces integrating it into their work or life.  Read More

The FlipIt Coaching Framework


Briana Reinecke-600x352Briana Reinecke, Life Coach, UNITED STATES

My most memorable moment of training with ICA would be the mentor coaching classes as a whole. Hearing other students insecurities and doubts, sometimes word for word, the same as mine, was refreshing. Hearing others speak what I was feeling allowed me to surrender to the apprehension I had as a coach. This in turn led me to the best advice that I received from a fellow student during peer coaching. Read More



Life Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;"I loved the whole journey of ICA training. Peer Coaching has been so wonderful and I have made lifelong friends. But, the thing that stands out the most was a class with Lorna Poole who was demonstrating that you don't need to know anything about what the client is talking about in order to coach them. She coached me in the most powerful coaching session I have had. It was an emotional topic and it was fascinating to me that no one really know what it was about."


Millennials in Business Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;"It is difficult to pinpoint a moment because the learning was a gradual process. However, I remember when I was able to make the comparison between my first coaching session to my sessions now, when I can be in a state of flow and the questions come effortlessly. I am immensely proud of how far I have come. One of the best things that ICA offers is its student community. I have developed some of the deepest friendships with people all over the world, and we have not even met in person. While this is not exactly a memorable moment, it is the most significant components of my ICA experience."


Conscious Leadership and Corporate Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;"So many! I enjoyed the entire journey! However, I still remember my very first class, which was on mindfulness with Sunita. I was quite nervous, but I felt so welcomed from the very start that everything was easy after that."


Who Will You Be as a Coach?

Take this short quiz to work out who you will be as a coach, the opportunities for coaches in your niche, and what you need to do to get there!