Coach Training Europe

Global Training With Local Connections

Students living in Europe 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.

'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 the Europe

Name: Gerdi Verwoert (ICA Student)
Program: Advanced Coach Program
Niche: Life Coach
Contact Gerdi: Click here

Now that I’ve graduated I plan to do what I’ve been dreaming of for years: combine my passion for coaching and guiding people who are faced with a (life, career, …) challenge with my passion for mountain hiking.

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.

Day In The Life Of A Coach

Interview with ICACoach Maria Paredes
(Coach Supervision, SPAIN, Lives in UK)

"My most memorable moment of training with ICA is getting support from ICA staff to pursue my desired niche.  I decided to do the coaching training, I went through it at a steady pace and it worked for me. I finished the Essential and upgraded to the Certified. I feel very confident with my coaching skills and enrolled in the Business Express course to learn how to start-up my coaching practice and I'm enjoying it very much"  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

At ICA we'll never leave you hanging.  Our support team has been with ICA for over 10 years, so they know our community and our programs inside out.  They are experts in making sure you have what you need and will partner you from the moment you enrol, through until you graduate. Read more »

European Graduates Share Their Unique Coaching Power Tools And Research Papers

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 European coaches choosing to specialise in Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Transformational Coaching,  Systemic Relationship Coaching, Success Coaching, Coaching for Coaches and Life Coaching.

But, the options are endless and we encourage each coach to draw on their previous experience and interests when developing a niche.  Some even choose to blend coaching with their existing profession.  Read more about how you will develop your own coaching niche or coaching portfolio as a student of ICA

ICACoach Gerdi Verwoert
(Life Coach, AUSTRIA

Though winter has cleared the way for spring not quite yet, I recently started training to get ready for the summer season. Read more »

ICACoach Nadia Themistokleous
(Transformational Coach, CYPRUS

Often we are trying so hard to succeed in everything, be good at work, eat less and keep our figure, be a good wife or husband, be a good daughter, good parent and the list goes on. Read more »

ICACoach  Stefan Lachmann
(Learn Coach, GERMANY

Have you ever been jealousy before? I have. Several times in my life and I still notice myself being jealous about people who believe to perform ‘better’ than I do in my area of expertise. Read more »

ICACoach  Malgorzata Chabrowska
(Transformational Coach, NETHERLANDS

If you have a client that is concerned about making other people uncomfortable because of not saying what he really thinks or is taking more activities at work because he doesn’t want to hurt someone. Read more »

ICACoaches Share Their Memorable Moments


Transformational Coach, CYPRUS

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Coaching practicum was tremendous important experience and in first class where i was the coach i felt stress and when it finished i was like, that was it? Coaches were excellent and the whole procedure was so smooth. Also the observed coaching, amazing experience and always have in my mind Sunitas words. God bless her. The class of underlying belief was one memorable moment, it made me realized how much burdens we carry from society, family and they are all under underlying belief label. It took me lot of time of mediation and thinking to sort out, understand and pass over lot of those beliefs. I do thank the ICA for that. I will never forget it, this was the beginning and completion better say of my transformation. Of course the journey never ends and this is the beauty of it. Thank you all. You were stepping stone and a buddy to those difficult times with my accident. I hope i will always have you in my life."


Leadership Coach, GERMANY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Each of the facilitators shared some experience, tool or exercise that has turned out to be meaningful and practical for me, so it's difficult to say! However what I'll always remember is a trainer starting off many classes with the question "What's making you smile today?" Wonderful way to bring joy and lightness into my day!"


Transformational Coach, NETHERLANDS

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The most memorable moment in my ICA journey was when I understood that "The secret of change is to focus all energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new"."

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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