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Professional Coach

With Your Own Coaching Practice You Get To Choose When and Where You Work...

As a dedicated Coach Practitioner you will derive the majority of your income from your coaching services.  You will most likely work with individuals or small groups in a specific area or niche.  And, because this is your own business, you decide the hours you work, who you coach, and what fees you will charge.  You might decide to work full time, part time or causally. You also decide how you coach.  You might coach onsite in someones workplace, home, your office, or even a coffee shop. Or you can coach remotely using zoom, skype, telephone etc.

  • relationship issues (in the family, at work or with friends)
  • life purpose concerns (new career, re-enter workforce, change jobs, expat life, new business idea)
  • personal organisation (time management, clutter)
  • work / life balance (juggling priorities, finding time for self etc)
  • dealing with crisis (retrenchment, addiction, divorce, chronic illness)
  • personal development (weight loss, mindfullness, gratitude)
  • life transition (new job, change job, new baby, new country, retirement)
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Career Opportunities for Coach Practitioners

To be successful as a Professional Coach Practitioner, you must be certified (we'll get to that further down this page) and you must have with a deep understanding of the people you want to help and the issues they need help with. Example issues would be:

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

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Certification & Credentials

Organisations are looking for "Certified" coaches when they research their options. A certification issued by an accredited school, with industry credibility and relevance.

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.

The International Coaching Federation is the peak body for coaching. ICF Accreditation involves rigorous external scrutiny and quality testing of a schools curriculum, faculty, values, and delivery.  It is an indicator of the schools industry reputation, relevance and credibility.

What are Certification Pathways?

Certification pathways are where one program can lead into another, or where learning credits from partial completion of one program, can be credited to another program.  Because, even the best laid plans, goals, or intentions can change. Your coach education needs to be able to change with you, and with ease.

As an example

You plan to add a coach approach into your workplace and choose a Level 1 program.  But, as you learn more about coaching, you decide to pivot direction and pursue coaching as a stand alone career.  With ICA’s training you can keep moving forward by crediting your level 1 participation or completion towards a Level 2 program.

What are ICF Credential Pathways?

Coach training certification leads to a coaching credential, with credentialing being highly regarded but optional. Too often we are approached by coaches who have completed their coach training only to find that it doesn’t pathway to an ICF credential.  Their choices are limited to not pursing a credential, pursuing a credential via a portfolio pathway (time consuming and expensive), or returning to study and completing Level 1, 2 or 3 training. So, even if you don’t think you will need a credential, keep the option open by pursuing ICF Accredited Training.

Direct Credential Pathway

* Level 1 accredited study (ACSTH) pathways to an ACC credential

* Level 2 accredited study (ACTP) pathways to either an ACC or PCC credential

+ Level 3 accredited study pathways to an MCC credential (but only after completion of a Level 2 program and the achievement of PCC credential)

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.