As a Student Of ICA You Will Attend Teleclasses

How Do Teleclasses Fit With Online Learning?

At ICA the term 'ONLINE LEARNING' refers to a combination of Live Teleclasses, Video Tutorials, Downloadable Modules, Peer Coaching and a Private Coaches Forum.  These are all hosted in our 'online learning centre'. It's up to you how many classes you take each week and how fast (or slow) you move through the program.  The key benefit of this style of training being FLEXIBILITY.

Core Coaching Competency Class:  These are quite structured in that they continue on from the learning introduced in the module pdf and video tutorial.

Niche Development Lab: These are topic driven and link to a core coaching competency but unlike a Core Coaching competency class, the agenda is student driven and each class focuses on a specific niche such as life, business, leadership or health and wellness.

Coach Development Class: These are driven by coaching role plays where students act as either a coach or a client, and then receive feedback from an experienced mentor coach

Core Coaching Competency Classes

Each coaching competency module has a pdf download and video tutorial that covers the key concepts of that module and how it can be applied to a coaching relationship or everyday life.  Students then dial into a live class via a bridge line (like a conference call).   This class is facilitated by an expert trainer who guides students through a deeper understanding of the module concept, and then opens up the call for discussion and questions.

The following two modules have been taken directly from our curriculum for you to sample

- What is Coaching?
- Reframing Perspectives

We also invite you to join a live class (with real trainers and students) to experience what it's really like to train with ICA.  Click here to download modules pdf's and video tutorial

Niche Development Labs

At ICA you will train in our core Accredited Coach Programs, but you also have the option of specializing in a chosen coaching niche. This is not compulsory, however we recommend it for the following reasons:

  • Calling yourself simply a 'life coach' makes it very hard for your prospective clients to find you. People are not looking for generalist coaches anymore; they want specific help for specific challenges or issues.
  • The best coaches dont walk away from their previous lives or careers when becoming a coach. They integrate their years of experience and knowledge into highly crafted, well honed coaching niches. So you can and should use your expertise to develop a unique coaching niche
  • People use the internet more and more for "shopping research" So even if it is a washing machine or a new car they are buying, and even if they plan to buy it arond the corner, firts they search online. To be found online when your prospective clients search for you, you need to be listed under something more specific than "coach"
  • Clients exist in unique situations, cultures and circumstances. No two contexts are the same. As a coach you need to be able to tailor your coaching accordingly.

Each month we open up one niche development lab from each coaching speciality.  Click here to find out more or join a lab

Coach Development

In each of ICA's coach training programs there's the opportunity to practice, practice and then practice some more.  This includes Mentor Coaching, Observed Coaching, Coach Supervision or Peer Coaching.  Actually, our peer coaching is unlimited and a great opportunity to be both coach and client.   Find our more about our coach development

Wathenia Gabbard<br/>Relationship Coach, UNITED STATES

When I took my first teleclass, I was so nervous, anxious and scared but once I did it I was hooked.

Wathenia Gabbard
Relationship Coach, UNITED STATES

Over 30 Classes Per Week

At International Coach Academy we have students studying to become a coach from all over the world as well as global trainers so our Teleclass Schedule mirrors the needs of our students.  We have over 25 classes per week with modules rotating through a class time.  This means you can choose a class times that suits your lifestyle and take each modules as it cycles through that time. Because classes do not need to be taken in any particular order, if you miss a class, you can take it at a later stage.

Do classes need to be taken in a particular order?

The coach training programs are divided into courses and each course contains modules and teleclasses associated with the modules.  Courses and modules can be taken in any order. We recommend starting with Foundation Coach Course but with the flexible schedule you can start wherever you like.

What if I miss a class?

If you are unable to attend a class / a particular module, simply wait until that modules comes around again in your same class time or choose a different class time where that module is offered. You have between 6 months and 18 months to complete the program depending on which program you choose and this is ample time to complete all modules.

What if I can't complete the classes within the time frame?

We understand that things come up in life which take the focus away from Coach Training such as the birth of children, moving, work challenges, illness and other family commitments. This is why we offer the option to extend your training on a month by month basis for $85 USD per month for as long as you need to complete your training.

Abigail Wallin<br/>Life Coach, UNITED STATES

The best memories at ICA are the teleclasses. They are full of wonderful conversation and serve as an interactive learning experience.

Abigail Wallin

What Happens in a Teleclass?

We Welcome All Students

The first 5 minutes of every class is spent connecting with students. Our students dial in from countries all over the world so this is often a very interesting process. Some students call in early, some on time and some a few minutes late.

Coaching Skills Presentation

Each teleclass is connected to a PDF module in the ICA Learnsite. The trainer will incorporate a presentation of the topic in every class. This will not be a repeat of existing material, but rather an interpretation of the concepts and skills presented in the module.

In this class Rob uses an analogy to explain the difference between coaching, consulting and therapy.

Discover, Don't Tell

The ICA program is taught using a discovery approach. The trainer will help the students discover new material for themselves. This does not mean our trainers never "teach", they just don't "lecture" In this clip a student comments on this style of teaching

Coaching Tip

All our Trainers are practicing coaches, so they come to the classes with real life examples. Things that have worked well with clients and things that have not worked so well.

In this clip Rob talks about the day he decided to let go of his pen and paper with its list of prepared coaching questions, and just trust his instinct to ask the right question at the right time.

Niche Specific Mentoring

We are well known worldwide for the diversity in our Faculty. And this diversity is not just language and cultural, we also have a diverse number of coaching niches represented in our Trainers.  In this audio clip Rob Stringer gives students a tip from his professional expertise as a Youth and Family Coach.

Resource Sharing

All our trainers are professional coaches with years of hands on experience. They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries, with many having run their own coaching practice. The resources they share are valuable and practical and provide a further link between theory and practice.

Student Sharing

We actively encourage student to share their personal coaching experiences - why they came to coaching, how they plan to use coaching, challenges and wins. In this clip one of our students shares how she plans to use coaching in her job as a Careers Counsellor at an American College.

Sample Our Training

Download a sample module and video tutorial, with access to live classes taken directly from our accredited coach training curriculum.