Coach Training Malaysia

Global Training With Local Connections

Students living in Malaysia 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.

And, similar to our community, the ICF also have local geographic groups, including an ICF Malaysia Chapter.

'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 Malaysia

Name: Merel Nahuysen
Status: ICA Graduate (CPC)

Program: Certified Coach Program
Niche: Cross Cultural and Transformational Coach
Website: mindnmattercoaching
Contact Merel: Click here

Transformational Coach Merel Nahuysen a founder of Mind n Matter Coaching and associate coach with Authenticareer has almost 20 years of experience in working with individuals, teams and groups in Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia. Her coaching expertise comprises designing and conducting workshops for law firms, business schools and insurance companies as well as one-on-one coaching. Her memorable moment at ICA “During my mentor coaching session with a peer in class. I felt a sense of achievement and deep satisfaction having independently coached a fellow student. The shift in her voice impacted my confidence positively. Thank you ICA for the opportunity.”

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.

Malaysia 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 Malaysia.  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 Marie Laure Dancer Power Tool
(Career Coach, MALAYSIA)

Rebecca is a very successful woman. At 36, she is a board member of her company. She is considered as an accomplished woman, Read more»

ICACoach Alagappan Nachiappan Power Tool
(Executive Coach, MALAYSIA)

I started the year (a few years ago) with a plan. My family was great. I had a prestigious C-suite job abundance and money in the bank… So what hit me? Read more»

ICACoach Jenna Loh Research Paper
(Career Coach, MALAYSIA) 

Thu Hang was typical of many top foreign students. She finished top of her class in her high school in Vietnam and was offered a scholarship to study Read more»

ICACoach Lim Siew Siew Research Paper
(Life Coach, MALAYSIA)

We all go through those moments when we feel down, have no hope in ourselves or in life. This feeling affects almost every aspect in our life. Read more»

ICACoaches Share Their Memorable Moments


Executive Coach, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Reinventing myself and realizing that I could make a real difference by helping others realize their true potential."


Career Coach, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I felt so close from my first client who lives in United States as I live in Asia and to feel the connection and trust we’ve built in one hour beyond our different cultures and overseas. Amazing moment!"


Cross Cultural Coaching and Transformational Coaching, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The Observed Coaching was definitely memorable; had some great learning moment there and made fantastic connections with my peer coaches."


Career Coach, MALAYSIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The support from the coaches and peers is fantastic! I might not have made it if not because of them. Awesome platform. Thank you ICA and all the awesome coaches!"

Which School Should you Choose?

Are you considering Coach Training but not sure where to start?  There's so many options with different schools, programs, certifications and pathways.  We asked our community what criteria they used when choosing their school and then packaged it up into a quick checklist that might be useful for you.  Let us know if you have any specific questions.

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