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What is Coaching?

Coaching IS Different to Mentoring, Therapy and Consulting

Coaching involves dialogue between a coach and a client with the aim of helping the client obtain a fulfilling life. This is achieved by helping the client establish what is important to them and by clarifying their values. With the client’s input the coach co-creates value-based goals and a plan to achieve them. Through collaboration, the coach supports the client to achieve these goals.

There's no limit to the type of coach you can be and at ICA, we encourage coaches to develop their own unique coaching model and portfolio. This communicates to your future clients who you are as a coach and the services you will offer.

'What is Coaching' Video Tutorial

Audio from recent 'What is Coaching?' Teleclass

International Coach Academy's coach training is delivered via a combination of live teleclasses, written training material, video and audio content as well as a lively learning forum.  This method of learning gives students a rich networking opportunity combining live classes with coaches from all over the world as well as the ability to go deeper and share resources and additional learning material in the forum.

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The 6 Features to Learning with ICA

Many educational organisations are realizing that the old ways of teaching and learning are not working. The days of the teacher standing in front of the board and "lecturing" are becoming fewer and fewer. Instead our training methodology is one where the learning materials and core curriculum modules are available BEFORE class with the benefit being that as a student you can then use the actual class time to deepen your knowledge and overcome challenges.

International Coach Academy's coach training is delivered via a combination of live teleclasses, written training material, video and audio content as well as a lively learning forum.  This method of learning gives students a rich networking opportunity combining live classes with coaches from all over the world as well as the ability to go deeper and share resources and additional learning material in the forum.

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  • Core Competency and Coach Development Teleclasses (Live)
  • Private Coaches Forum
  • Peer Coaching
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Do I Need a Niche?

At International Coach Academy we recommend coaches choose a coaching niche so they can define the problem they want to help people with. Often your coaching niche will combine your past industry experience, life experience, interest and expertise to define a type of person or type of problem you want to coach around. For example if you had no corporate experience it would be hard to be an executive coach. But if you had an autistic child you could be a coach for parents with autistic children or if you were a school teacher or a mother you could coach kids or parents around specific issues you were familiar with.

We are not empty vessels when we come to coaching. We have life experiences and knowledge that we can use in our coaching practice.  For example if you wanted to be a coach because you want a quit the rat race and lead a less stressful life, the fact that you had a stressful life will actually help you to understand your clients stresses.

So we choose a coaching niche because it helps you define out of all the people in the world, who is it that I can and want to help?


Can I Coach Outside My Niche?

When you train to be a coach at International Coach Academy you will be able to coach anyone and you can coach anyone. The reason to specialise in a coaching niche or to choose a coaching niche is to focus your marketing activity and to promote your business to a specific group of people.  This does not mean you can't coach people that are not in your target demographic. Often coaches choose to coach people within an industry they previously worked in an area they are passionate about or coach people through a problem or challenge that they went through for example a divorce coach, an entrepreneur coach, an ADHD coach or a grief coach.  In our experience coaches attract a certain type of client and if a coach has chosen a particular niche and keeps getting clients wanting coaching in a different area of life the coach can change their niche.  This is why coaching whilst completing your coach training helps you to define who you want to coach and narrow down your coaching niche