ICA Coach Training - France

Coach Training that focuses on you and recognises your previous learning and experience

Coaching in France

Coaching is a well established management skill and profession in France.  The coaching focus is stronger in the workplace coaching niche this is because in France by law companies are required to spend at least 1.2% of their wages on staff development and training. According to a study be the Obervatoire Cego, 72% of the French employees had received professional training, against 52% of the British, 29% of the Germans and 24% of the Spanish. France's ICF chapter lists over 1001 coaches as at 2020.

According to the latest ICF Global Coaching Study 2020:

93% of managers/leaders using coaching skills have received some coach-specific training.
Almost one in two such respondents (48%) hold membership in a professional organization
45% had achieved coaching certification or credentials.

The ICF Global Coach Directory 2020 lists:

254 France based Associate Certified Coaches ACC
264 France based Professional Certified Coaches PCC
38 France based Master Certified Coaches MCC

Clients are Looking for Certified Coaches

Coach practitioners are increasingly likely to agree that their clients expect coach practitioners to be certified/credentialed.

Coaches holding one or more credentials from a professional association reported 25% higher average annual revenue / income from coaching compared to those without a credential

ICF Global Study Into Coaching (2020)

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



Leadership Coach, FRANCE

testimonial-avatarStudying coaching at ICA was a transformational journey for me. I loved the classes and the modules, they gave me a lot of self-awareness and unimaginable learnings I applied to my own life. Peer coaching was the best way to start practicing coaching and allowed meeting great friends. OC is also a fantastic experience. During it, I realized how giving the right structure to the coaching process is powerful and how the right words and angles could really increase the impact of my questioning. It was great. My big thank you to all the teachers and ICA Community!


Executive Coach, FRANCE

testimonial-avatarI have now a network of peer coaches across the world in Sweden, in the US, in Switzerland, in Greece, in Bulgaria, in the Netherlands, and the Caraibs with whom we have shared and memorable moments of peer coaching. I am realising what it means to have friendships in a virtual world. That helps me to have a different perspective on things and coach challenges.


Career Coach, FRANCE

testimonial-avatarThe whole ICA journey was a wonderful, life-changing experience for me, but what I appreciated the most was the supervision class where I presented a concrete client case. I was challenged by my peers but also felt a lot of compassion from their side. I went beyond my fears and doubts. It really made me grow and helped to make a shift in my mind. I gained more confidence and I really felt that coaching is my vocation in life.


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!