Coach Skills for Managers

Use a Coach Approach to Create Positive Change in Your Workplace

Learn Some Coach Skills for every day life or to use in the workplace

Become a Professional Coach or Coach Practitioner

The Benefits of Introducing Coaching into Your Workplace are Real and Tangible

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 for formal training and certification is vital.

By adding coaching to your portfolio, you are introducing a proven methodology for creating positive change.  Your coaching expertise will help you, and those around you, to reach peak performance, maximise potential, and develop both personally and professionally.

  • Set Goals and Increase Accountability
  • Get more done with increased team cohesiveness and productivity
  • lower staff turnover with improved job satisfaction and enjoyment
  • Share the load as you equip your teams or colleagues to take on higher levels of responsibility
  • Improve productivity through increased motivation and desire to achieve
  • gain a new respect from your team or peers as you showcase your coach approach

To learn more about the benefits of introducing coaching into your workplace, download the ICF Global Study into Coaching.  Specifically the Coaching for Managers and Leaders fact sheet.

Training Options and Credential Pathways

It's important you select a program that will best support how and where you plan to coach, your budget, the amount of time you have for study, and who you think you will coach.  If you are wanting some quick coach skills, then we recommend our CCE course. If you are thinking you will want to pursue an ICF credential then we recommend our ACSTH courses (see below) or ACTP training

It's important you select a program that will best support how and where you plan to coach, your budget, the amount of time you have for study, and who you think you will coach. 

And, we've designed our programs so that they pathway. If you begin with Coaching 101 and find you want more, than you can add on another 12 hours training and complete the Workplace Coach Certification, and then add on another 46 hours to complete the Vocational Coach Program. Or, you can just begin with the Vocational Coach Program.

Not sure which pathway?  Contact an ICA Program Advisor and we'll explain the options.

An All INCLUSIVE Learning Experience

You wont find traditional lectures at ICA.  Instead, we use a specialised e learning approach, specifically designed for adult learners.  Our online learnsite gives you as much"knowledge" as we can upfront. The time you then spend with your coach trainers is spent DEEPENING your knowledge, not gaining it. In each live class, you will dig deeper into that specific theory or concept, and look at how you can apply it to your specific workplace or situation.

At ICA the term all inclusive means - no hidden costs, no unexpected certification hurdles,  and full access to our coaching community.

  • Coaching Theory, Tools and Knowledge

    This program area covers core coach training skills and knowledge and provides an overview of the various coaching philosophies and models that influence coaching. You will learn what coaching is, and more importantly, what it isn't.

  • Coaching Practicum

    It's vital that anyone who practices coaching in a professional setting has had the opportunity to coach with mentor feedback. For this reason the ICF require that students complete Mentor Coaching before applying for an ICF credential. At ICA, your programs include either Peer Coaching, Coaching Labs, Observed Coaching, or Mentor Coaching. These are an important consideration when selecting which program is best for your plans for coaching.

  • Coaching Portfolio

    One of the things that we focus on at ICA is helping you to create your own unique coaching identity. This showcases who you will be as a coach, and includes points of differentation such as your coaching model, niche, business model etc.

Credential Pathways

Not all coaches need or want an ICF Credential,  but we would highly recommend that all coaches become certified.  So, what is the difference?

Our coach training has been accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) since 2001.   This accreditation indicates that our program have undergone rigorous external scrutiny and quality testing by a peak body.  The curriculum is mapped across ICF core competencies, with the faculty, and learning processes all assessed.  Program accreditations at International Coach Academy include ACTP and ACSTH.

Upon completion of your studies with ICA you will receive a Certification. In the case of coach training,  certification is a globally recognized statement of attainment that indicates you have been assessed by an Accredited Coach Training Provider as having the industry recognized skills and expertise required to practice as a coach.

What is an ICF Credential (and do you need one)?

This option is for those who want to take their coaching to the next level.  An credential designates a recognized level of expertise in coaching, as assessed by an industry peak body.  ICA's Training leads to the ICF industry credentials of ACC, PCC or MCC.

View ACC Credential Pathways

View PCC Credential Pathways

Visit our Library of free resources and tools

  • Coach Street Podcast

    Join Robyn Logan and Andrea Lee on this great podcast about all things coaching.
    Find out more.

  • Coaching Case Studies

    Coaching Models, Power Tools, Research Papers. -all created by our students
    Find out more.

  • Day in the Life

    Video Interviews with Graduate Coaches with a diverse range of niches.
    Find out more.

  • Coaching Tips

    Get tips and strategies in our regular Coaching Tips Videos
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  • Graduation Yearbooks

    Regular publication showcasing our amazing graduates
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  • Coaching 101 Minutes

    A recap of the conversations and questions covered during our Coaching 101 Classes.
    Find out more.

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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