Coach Training Switzerland

Global Training With Local Connections

Students living in the Switzerland 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.

'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 the Switzerland

Name: Belinda Needham (ICA Student)
Program: Advanced Coach Program
Niche: Mental Wellness Coach
Languages: English
Contact Belinda: Click here

My most memorable moment of training with ICA was when I panicked about narrowing my niche. I emailed Cloe Blanchet of the Business Express course and she immediately answered with a very helpful list of things to consider. Then shortly after that I received a message from Merci Miglino inviting me to have a personal phone conference to discuss my issues with this. That is when I realized that ICA is truly interested in our success as coaches. I shall be forever grateful to both of them!

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.

Day In The Life Of A Coach

Interview with ICACoach Tracey Tischler
(Confidence Coach, UNITED STATES)

'I think if you pursue life coaching, it’s something that is instilled in you. I don’t think people really do it for money. It’s more about something in you. People would tell me stuff, and I think it’s because I was never judgemental.   Read more

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

At ICA we'll never leave you hanging.  Our support team has been with ICA for over 10 years, so they know our community and our programs inside out.  They are experts in making sure you have what you need and will partner you from the moment you enrol, through until you graduate. Read more »

Swiss Graduates Share Their Unique Coaching Power Tools And Research Papers

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 Swiss coaches choosing to specialise in Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Transformational Coaching,  Systemic Relationship Coaching, Success Coaching, Coaching for Coaches and Life Coaching.

But, the options are endless and we encourage each coach to draw on their previous experience and interests when developing a niche.  Some even choose to blend coaching with their existing profession.  Read more about how you will develop your own coaching niche or coaching portfolio as a student of ICA

ICACoach Sabine Röthlisberger
(Leadership Coach, SWITZERLAND

In order to reach a goal you need to have a clear understanding what exactly the goal is and how to get there. A vision is a mental image of what the future will or could be like. It is an aspirational description of what you want to achieve or accomplish in the future and it is intended to serve as a clear guide for choosing current and future courses of action. Read more »

ICACoach Maria Rannila
(Cross-cultural coaching, SWITZERLAND

I’ve decided to take a look at this topic in my power tool, as I find this is often such a powerful shift of perspective that can change both your thinking as well as how you perhaps decide to act on things. Often this is a question of awareness. People are acting as victims out of a habit without thinking; they don’t realize that there is a choice to make as in what attitude to choose towards life.. Read more »

ICACoach Stacey Wallaberger
(Retail Coach, SWITZERLAND

Our western society has been raised to hide feelings and emotions. Have you experienced witnessing someone else’s emotional outbreak be it crying, anger, shouting, fear or love. We feel really uncomfortable and find it difficult to deal with it not only on a personal level but in general. We have been conditioned to respond correctly to fit into the accepted norm. Read more »

ICACoach Hélène Genillard

Depending on what is happening into our lives we could either be motivated to keep enjoying this state of being or resign ourselves to endure it. Read more »

ICACoaches Share Their Memorable Moments


Executive and Leadership Coach, SWITZERLAND

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Use coaching as a tool to develop the capabilities of high-potential performers and subject matter experts alike."


Cross-Cultural Coach, SWITZERLAND

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Supervised coaching and my wonderful peer students. The uplifting atmosphere of presence and the truthful, accurate and supportive feedback were amazing - I will never forget this!"


Leadership Coach, SWITZERLAND

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"There were many moments that made ICA a great experience for me. However, I would like to point out Observed Coaching, where everything I learned came together."



testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Realizing that despite all the needed competencies and tools in coaching, the most important remains “to dance in the moment with your client."

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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