Coach Training USA

Global Training With Local Connections

Students living in the United States 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 United States

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

Graduates 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, Success Coaching, Coaching for Coaches and Life Coaching.

ICACoach Valerie Jones
(Professional & Life Coach
, United States)

I’m a volunteer for a non-profit organization that is focused on mentoring Millenials, and have the honor of mentoring a group of young professional women.  We select different activities throughout the year and read a book for discussion, “Essentialism, The Disciplined Pursuit of Less”, by Greg McKeown.  This book really spoke to me and inspired me to develop this power tool. Continue…

ICACoach Doukessa Lerias
 Coach, United States)

I have found the process of transformational coaching invaluable and this resource is one of the most important things I have learnt through the ICA. I hope to support individuals in care-roles and care-professions in a similar manner to help individuals evaluate the personal cost of their work, reconnect with their values, their relationships and experience real reward in their life as a whole. Read Doukessa's research paper

ICACoaches Share How They Will Use Coaching


Equestrian Performance Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

"The final observed experience was the highlight of everything. It was a fabulous group that supported one another and I am sure we will all stay connected in our journeys. "


Business Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

"Help people who are growing a side business while holding down a full-time job to clarify their vision and maintain their focus."


Life and Health Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

"The moment I realized that I coach others naturally. Over the years I often advised others and gave prescriptions, I would also ask question that made them look anew at things."



testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

""When I got to meet in person two of my ICA student and friends - one from Germany, and one from Vancouver, We met up in Washingston state for a weekend and had the best time ever! The friends I have met in ICA are worth their weight in gold." "

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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