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Blended Coach

As a Blended Coach Practitioner, You Get To Choose When and Where You Work...

Blended Coaching is often added to other professions, interests, or specific expertise as a way of adding value and increasing expertise. It might include coaching people or teams towards achieving corporate or personal goals, managing change, motivating teams, or managing health and well being goals.

As a pure coach you don't give advice however as a blended coach, there are times when your specific advice and expertise is needed and requested.  For example: as a personal trainer or nutritionist you will tailor an exercise or eating plan to suit your client based on your expertise but you can also use your coaching skills to uncover and help with road blocks to achieving weight loss or a balanced diet.

You might work part time in your own practice and part time in organisations. Your coaching will take place onsite (face to face) or remotely (zoom, skype, conference line or telephone). It's a very very flexible career option for coaches and one that is increasing in popularity.

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The following careers are often blended with coaching

Consulting, teaching, mentoring and counselling are very different approaches to problem solving, goal setting and creating change than coaching.  But, they do blend well with coaching and especially when the target market is clearly defined.

Doesn't sound like you?  Maybe Private Practice or Corporate Coaching would be a better suited application?

The International Coach Federation is the Peak body for coaching worldwide 2


Entry level certification (76 hr) teaching the minimum requirements for anyone wanting to practice as a Certified Coach.  It includes theory, practicum, mentoring and the final performance evaluation needed to apply for an ACC credential.  Read more


An all inclusive option (125 hr) for those wanting to practice as a Professional Coach, with the option to apply for either ACC or PCC via the direct Level 2 pathway. Includes theory, practicum, mentoring, business building, and final performance evaluation  Read morechools.


The highest level program offered by ICA (150 hr) suited to those who are committed to setting up their own coaching practice and wanting to deliver both one on one and group coaching. Includes theory, practicum, mentoring, business building and the final performance evaluation needed to apply for an ACC or PCC credential.  Read more

Certification for Blended Coaches

Most clients are looking for "ICF accredited" coaches when they research their options. Being credentialed has become industry standard.

The International Coaching Federation is the peak body for coaching. It is a global organisation with chapters in hundreds of countries around the world. An ICF credential gives you credibility and authority and is increasing recognised by clients as the industry standard.

In 2004 ICA was the first Australian coach training school to have an online curriculum accredited by the ICF, and we remain one of the leading accredited providers worldwide.

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Not sure which program is best for you?

A question we regularly get asked by prospective students is 'Which program should I choose'. The answer will differ depending on how you plan to use coaching, where you will coach, and who you envision will be your ideal client.  

Book a program consultation, bring along your coaching model worksheet, and we'll provide you with some options.  Or, begin the process yourself with the Program Selector Quiz.