ICA Coach Training - New Zealand

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

Get The Certification Needed to Coach Anyone, Anywhere in the World

Students in New Zealand join a global community of coaches living in over 92 different countries, and graduate with an internationally recognised certification.

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.

Your learning will includes a combination of Live Zoom Classes, Video Tutorials, Downloadable Modules, Peer Coaching and a Private Coaches Forum.  These are all hosted in our 'online learning centre'. It's up to you how many classes you take each week and how fast (or slow) you move through the program.  The key benefit of this style of training being flexibility.


A coaching model used to coach yoga students in San Francisco is quite different to the coaching model needed to coach Corporate Clients in New Zealand.

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.




testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My most memorable moment was all of my supervised coaching. I was so anxious about starting it but it ended up being an amazing time spent with amazing coaches. I grew so much over those weeks, and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity. I loved supervised coaching. The group of coaches that I shared the experience with were so talented and I learned so much from them. We were all so supportive of one and other. And Kathy was amazing, and I truly valued and took on all the feedback that she gave me. I would do it again if I could."


Youth & Parent Coach, NEW ZEALAND

testimonial-avatarMy Memorable moment:

"Studying through ICA has given me fresh perspective and enthusiasm for my future. I hated school as a kid but now I've developed a love for learning. It's never too late to start again!"



testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"The realisation that my ability to provide an open, effective space for clients to transform themselves in is a direct reflection of my own inner process of transformation. I am committed to the process of evolution not only for the benefit of myself but for the benefit of everyone I cross paths with and the world at large."


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. There are still many coach training organizations delivering training in the old way, with the teacher up the front lecturing and the students watching and listening attentively. There is very little time for one on one contact with the lecturer and there is little to no time for reflection. 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.

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.

Each coach at ICA creates their own coaching portfolio and graduates with their own niche - including Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Transformational Coaching,  Systemic Relationship Coaching, Success Coaching, Coaching for Coaches and Life Coaching etc

ICACoach Marian Gibbs Power Tool
(Career Coach, NEW ZEALAND)

A meeting with the boss (or the next one up), presenting to a new group, or even just trying to juggle the mounting workload can push our comfort zone.  Think about the last time you had to do something that tested your boundaries and set your blood pumping. Read More»

ICACoach Jessica Mackie Power Tool
(Life Coach, NEW ZEALAND)

This power tool uses the terms Limited and Unlimited to describe a viewpoint or way of seeing things.  At any given point we may perceive what is unfolding through different lenses. This power tool refers to that “lens” or perspective as being somewhere on a continuum of Limited to Unlimited. Read More»

ICACoach  Nada Stadtlander Power Tool
(Youth & Parent Coach, NEW ZEALAND)

Life is full of experiences, both good and bad and as you navigate through your own personal journey, keeping momentum and forward movement can be hampered by the way you try to make sense of the world you live in. Read More»

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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