ICA Coach Training - USA

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

Coaching In USA

According to the ICF Global Coaching Study 2020:

  • 72% of ICF Global coaching study respondents in North America viewed coaching as a profession vs 28% viewing coaching as a skill and 6% view coaching as an industry.North American coaches use a mix of in-person coaching (51%), audio-video platforms (50%) and telephone (59%) which differs from other regions around the world which tend to have more face to face coaching. This trend may change after Covid.

    Personal clients account for a smaller share of the client mix in North America (17%), Coach practitioners are more likely to have executive clients.

    The typical coaching engagement lasts from four to six months. Longer engagements (seven months or more), are most often found in North America (44%)

    On average, coaching sessions are shortest in North America, where 29% last less than one hour and fewer than one in five (19%) last more than one hour.

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.


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. 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.

At ICA the term online learning refers to an interactive e-learning methodology and a thriving community of networks and friendships. Created by the ICA founder Robyn Logan, back in 2001, ICA's online learnsite hosts all the required learning materials; module downloads, video tutorials, curated resources, class schedules and the ICA Coaches private forum.

The first thing you do when you join our training is spend some time looking around the virtual corridors of ICA - unpacking your learnsite, meeting your faculty, meeting your peers, and joining an orientation call. Then using your graduation checklist you map out a learning schedule that best suits your study goals (options to fast track or take your time).

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.


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.


We are constantly grappling with change – changes we want to make happen, changes we have to make, and changes that are happening to us. FlipIt is based on the idea that the way we see our world is a choice. The same event can happen to two different people and they will respond in completely different ways.

The framework is a 4 step process (Find It, Feel It, Frame It, Flip It).  We teach this framework in all our classes (ACTP and ACSTH) and our Advanced Program coaches graduate with a 12 month FlipIt Facilitator license.  However, you don't have to be a coach to use this tool, with many individuals and workplaces integrating it into their work or life.  Read More

The FlipIt Coaching Framework


Karen Holmes, PCC


Karen Holmes brings over 20 years experience in the areas of Executive Coaching, Facilitation, Training and Organizational Development.  Her career has provided the opportunity to guide individuals and organizations to reach their unthinkable potential. She brings her experience as an internal and external coach to industries such as healthcare, biotech, banking, oil & gas and telecommunications.

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Transformational Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarThinking that I knew exactly what I was doing, then having ICA's outstanding instructors put me (gently) in my place was a terrific learning experience for me overall, and a real shift in my awareness around coaching and my life.


Communication and Relationships Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarThe most memorable moment for me was transcribing my recording for submission for the oral exam. I had heard the trainers suggest recording and listening to yourself coaching for practice, which I had done and found to be a great suggestion. But actually transcribing it out, word for word, brought home so much of what the trainers had taught about trusting your questions, trusting the process, direct and concise communication, avoiding qualifiers in observations and acknowledgments, giving space, etc. Suddenly, it was as if everything I had learned and been taught came into sharp focus and was very clear to me. It was a bit painful for my ego but very powerful and highly memorable!


Leadership Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarKudos to our instructors, whose love and care for our growth and development have been so essential. Most memorable moment was in a mentor coaching session where a person who was dealing with one of the most excruciating and intensely emotional decisions a human being can face. The student coach held space so compassionately for that person to work through what she needed to to get to completion and peace about her decision. I have tears in my eyes recalling it even now. That was a moment that cemented for me my deep love and dedication to coaching. Thank you for making all this possible.


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.