Coach Training - The Middle East

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.

Coaching in the Middle East

Coaching is a growing profession in the Middle East.  The coaching niches tend to be executive, leadership and career coaching. There is also a number ICF local Chapters including in Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, the UAE and Quatar.

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.

Clients are Looking for Certified Coaches

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.

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 Study Into Coaching (2016)


We have been delivering our coach training via e-learning for over 20 years, and was the first Australian school to have an online curriculum accredited by the ICF (in 2004).

At ICA the term online learning refers to an interactive e-learning methodology and a thriving community of networks and friendships.

The first thing you do when you join our training is spend some time looking around the virtual corridors of ICA - unpacking your learnsite (module downloads, video tutorials, curated resources, class schedules and the ICA Coaches private forum), meet your faculty,meet your peers, and join an orientation call. Then using your graduation checklist you map out a learning schedule, selecting classes that best fit with the times you have set aside to study (options to fast track or take your time).


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. At ICA you will graduate with the skills to coach anyone, anywhere in the world, but we will also show you how to specialise by helping you to develop your own Coaching Model.

  • Our Community

    Join a Global community of Coaches

All our Graduates create their own unique coaching model and conduct specialist research during their studies. The result is that on graduation they have a ready made Coaching Portfolio of work they can use to promote their coaching services.

Our Graduates reflect on their most memorable moments of coach training at ICA ranging from the global friendships and networks they created to the observed coaching and specific ah ha moments of learning and profound change they experienced:

Program Selector Tool

ICA's training ranges from short courses (18hrs) to comprehensive programs (150hrs). Take this short quiz to work out the best program for your budget, learning style, time frame for completion and coaching goals.