Download a sample module, watch a video tutorial and dial into a live class


We chose the 5 skills that our coaches love the most. The 5 skills that make the most difference in their client's lives.

These 5 Essential Coach Skills and live classes have been selected from our library of modules as being the key foundations for any coaching relationship.  These are everyday tools you can use to add value or create change in your life.  You can join a live class, or just download and read the modules.  Our faculty are on stand by to answer any questions. So, drop into our facebook page, or send us an email and we'll connect with you. Enjoy!

Step 1: Select a Topic and Then Register

Our class schedules consider students in over 92 different countries and time zones.  But, to keep the schedule simple to read, we've published all classes in New York Eastern time . You can convert this to your time zone using a tool such as

These are real classes, with real faculty and students.  Numbers are limited to be sure all learners have the opportunity to explore and discuss the coaching concepts.

Module 1:
What is Coaching?

Coaching involves dialogue between a coach and a client with the aim of helping the client clarify their values, establish what is important to them, and obtain a fulfilling life.

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Module 2: Judgement

The first response to being judged is to feel guilty - even if its only for a very short time. And, those who judge others, often justify it to themselves as a 'truth'.  It doesn't have to be like this!

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Module 3:
Active Listening

Very few people actually really listen. Generally they are thinking more about what they want to say next than what the other person is saying. Deep listening skills are a must for coaches.

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Module 4:

Questioning is the cornerstone of coaching. When done well, it is the skill that most distinguished coaching from different forms of personal or professional development.

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Module 5:
Creating Action

Action is not just about "doing things" it can also be reading, or talking to someone, or thinking. It can be anything that moves your client from where they are now to where they want to be.

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Step 2: Download the 5 Essential Coach Skills eBook

Introducing the modules and concepts discussed in each of the teleclasses

Each class at ICA references a core coaching competency module.  We've packaged these up into an ebook and highly recommend you download and read each module before joining a class from the schedule below.

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Introductory Classes

These beginner classes are for someone starting out on their coach training journey or wanting to add coach skills to an existing skill set.  Theses classes are taken from ICA's certified coach training curriculum which has been accredited by the International Coach Federation and is aligned with the core competencies of coaching.

Coach Training Program Delivery
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 coach training course module
2. Dial into a teleclass using audio and video (facilitated by an ICA Trainer)
3. Post reflections on the forum

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.