New Zealand

Coach Training New Zealand

Global Training With Local Connections

Students living in New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand

Name: Jessica Mackie
Status: ICA Graduate (PCC)

Program: Certified Coach Program
Niche: Life Coach
Website: jessicamackie
Contact Jessica: Click here

ICA Certified Life Coach & Yoga Teacher Jessica Mackie simply want to express her unique self and gifts in service of others. She does Life Coaching which is available all around the world by phone or Skype. “I cross paths with and the world at large… Through focused sessions we get you on the fast track from where you are to where you want to be – whether you know where that is or not!”

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.

New Zealand 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 New Zealand.  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

ICA Coaches 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 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»

ICACoaches Share Their Memorable Moments


Life Coach, New Zealand

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."


Life Coach, New Zealand

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."


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!"

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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