Coach Training Canada

Global Training With Local Connections

Students living in Canada 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 including a chapter in Quebec.
  2. Coaching is a global profession. Provided they speak the same language, coaches can coach locally or globally.

'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 CANADA

Name: Sarah Creek
Status: ICA Graduate (CPC)

Program: Certified Coach Program
Niche: Life Coach
Contact Sarah: Click here

ICA graduate Sarah Creek is a founder of Pure Simple Change. A Life Coach & Interior Decorator for 23 years working with people in elementary schools & in the interior decorating industry. Sarah is fully bilingual – French & English; she’s originally from Montreal, resides in Airdrie, Alberta with her husband Hamish and their 2 boys, Evan & Brandon. She’s passionate about simplicity & beauty. Sarah also enjoys cooking, gardening and making memories with her family. As a coach, “I learned to be “me” while operating in the role of the professional coach!”

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.

Canada 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 Canada.  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.

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 Lawrence Chi Power Tool
(Expatriate and Cross Cultural Coach, CANADA)

A hotel executive was in the lobby of his hotel during a busy period to greet guests as they were returning from their day. Read More...

ICACoach Michele Spencer Power Tool
(Life Coach, CANADA)

At any given point during a day a person will be required to make a decision or to solve a problem. How a person decides to go about this will depend on how they process information and then accordingly respond to it. Read More...

ICACoach Annette Ainsbury Power Tool
(Life Coach, CANADA)

Joe is a Director of IT.  He’s been in his position for over five years and has worked for his current organization for more than 15 years.  Joe has pursued various development. Read More...

ICACoach Jose Antonio Villalobos Sarria
 Coach, CANADA)

ICA was an extraordinary journey, unexpected, life changing. I had the opportunity to grow as a person and to validate my skills and professional experience as a leadership coach.  Read more...

ICACoaches Share Their Memorable Moments


Transformational Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"During a laser coaching session, I had the confirmation that I am on the right career path and that in fact I will be good at what I do. On the flip side, it released in me a whole bunch of fear! I had to dig deep in order to embrace and acknowledge the coach that I am today"


Business Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"During the Supervised where each one of us was on a journey of self-discovery and openness to learning. I also truly enjoyed the gifts of acknowledgement that would come when needed after posting comments or assignments on the forum."


Life Coach, CANADA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When i realized that i had found my natural fit being a coach. The life giving learning experience of my ICA journey validated what I intuitively knew about myself and awakened the possibilities of what could be. I am truly thankful!"


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."

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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