Middle East

Coach Training Middle East

Global Training With Local Connections

Students living in Middle East 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 Middle East 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 Middle East

Name: Jenia Al Sbagh
Status: ICA Graduate (CPC)

Program: Certified Coach Program
Niche: Business Coach
Contact Jenia: Click here

My name is Jenia Sabbagh I’m a lawyer and an ICF accredited coach.

My passion is to coach people, to help them discover a side of themselves they can be proud of and to partner with them reach their full potential in any area of their lives. I support my clients in creating a positive mind-set so they can live life with a renewed hope and contentment.

The most unforgettable memory during studying in ICA is the observed coaching session where I learned so much from trainers and collegues.

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.

Middle East 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 Middle East.  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.

Interview with Samar Naim
(Life & Executive Coach, DUBAI, UAE)

Samar Naim works in organization and people development for a government organization in Dubai. She is also a certified coach with International Coach Academy. In this interview she talks to ICA Training Director, Merci Miglino about her SELFISH coaching model. Listen to interviews »

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 Jenia Al Sbagh Power Tool
(Business Coach, JORDAN)

In the dictionary fear is: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Read more»

ICACoach Magalie van Amerongen Power Tool
(Expat and Life Coach, BRUNIE)

Having read “The Four Agreements”, I realized the impact of applying assumptions to our daily life. “The Four Agreements” is based on ancient (Toltec) wisdom describing the four principles Read more»

ICACoach Ahmed Magdy Power Tool
(Peak Performance Life Coach, KUWAIT)

It’s a perspective of losing hope after doing some efforts with nearly minimal results. The dominant feeling in that stage is disappointment accompanied with doubt, the person keeps asking himself. Read more»

ICACoach Emeline Roissetter Power Tool

Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Being kind is a character trait many of us want to live by and be remembered for. It is the ability to care for others without expecting anything in return. Read more»

ICACoach Samar Naim Power Tool
(Life And Executive Coach, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

The common definition of Official Protocol entails following a set of rules and guidelines that prescribe accepted and agreed upon conduct and forms of communication in official and formal situations and occasions. Read more»

ICACoach Rosie Kropp Power Tool

On a daily basis we constantly interact with other people, some of who we know very well and some that we do not know at all–‐or only know on a very shallow level –‐like the cashier in our grocery, the bus driver or the mail man. Read more»

ICACoaches Share Their Memorable Moments


Family and Life Coach, KUWAIT

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"I had a lot of memorable moments with ICA. Every time I inspired a colleague during one of the tele-classes meant a lot to me. Also, the minute I passed the Oral Exam deeply touched my heart, because for me, it academically documented my ability to live my life passion."


Life Coach, EGYPT

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The most memorable moment is when I felt I am Human it's okay to be imperfect, that I should stop trying to be perfect. My perfection is being imperfect."


Transformational Coach, AZERBAIJAN

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"All knowledge and skills I gained in ICA are not only the part of profession, it's a part of my life! I will help my clients to be more happy, more effective and more positive. I started to use "coaching conversations" in my own family and with my friends! It means that I'm a better listener now! Thanks to ICA community, supporting and motivating me in my journey!"


Life & Executive Coach, UAE

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Moment? There were many moments including my very first class, my first practicum, my first session as a client, my first session as a coach, feedback from clients, referrals, assessments. But, above all, realizing that coaching skills are not only applicable in coach-client sessions but also in my daily life and personal development!"


Peak Performance Life Coach, KUWAIT

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"I want to become on of the leaders of that industry in the MENA Region, As it's a still growing industry. It takes awareness, dedication, and commitment. I wish to be this one who give all of that to coaching."


Executive and Expat Coach, BRUNEI

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Learning with ICA allowed me to become the person I always wanted to be, to do the things I always dreamt about and to live a life I love. Making the decision to leave a successful leadership career to become a coach was a very daunting one, but with ICA I felt right at home from the start and felt that for the first time I "fitted". I would like to thank the amazing team of people at ICA for their encouragement, validation and inspiring support!"

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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