'Getting Started Guide' for New Students

The Getting Started Guide is just one of the resources you will use to help you get up and running after you enrol.  We'll contact you directly after you enrol to walk you through this process and answer any questions you have.  We'll also also buddy you along the way and join you with a study group.

Training Options and Pathways

  • Advanced Program - Total 152 hrs ACTP
  • Certified Program - Total 125 hrs ACTP
  • Vocational Program - Total 76 hrs ACSTH
  • Workplace Course - Total 30 hrs ACSTH
  • Coaching 101 - Total 18 hrs
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Become a Certified Coach

These comprehensive programs are for anyone wanting to become a Certified Professional Coach, with the option to pathway towards an ICF credential via the direct ACSTH or ACTP pathway. You will develop your own unique coaching identity and learn the skills to coach in a range of different settings. a  Each program equips you to coach across a range of different settings.

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Add Coach Skills to Your Professional Portfolio

Coach training for Managers, HR Leaders, Executives or anyone wanting to coach in their workplace. In each program you will learn how to apply a coach approach, using essential coaching knowledge and tools.

Featured ICACoach for Asia

Name:Siddharth Arora
Status: ICA Student

Program: Certified Coach Program
Niche: Executive Coaching
Contact Sid in Hong Kong: Click here

“There have been several memorable moments in this ‘one and a half years’ but the most memorable was my first session where I received a very warm welcome and a great dose of encouragement from my mentor coach. The entire class cheering for me was very heartening! Some of my relationships with fellow coaches continue till date!”

Flexibility is the Key

Classes are scheduled so they fit with your lifestyle and not the other way around.  With morning, afternoon and evening classes you can choose when you study.  And, if you miss a class one week, you can make it up at another time that same week or the week following.

Most of the students in our program have ongoing family or work commitments that influence the time they set aside for study. We totally  understand that and for this reason our programs are flexible and designed so that you create the study schedule that fits with your lifestyle.  All learning is delivered via a blend of LIVE teleclasses, forum discussion and self reflection with many opportunities to coach, and be coached.

Asia friendly time options for classes
It's up to you how many or few classes you take each week, with over 30 classes scheduled (Monday to Saturday) with morning, afternoon and evening classes for students living in Asia.  If for some reason you find you need to take a break from your studies, then we have an enrollment variation policy where you can stop the clock on your studies for up to 6 months.

ICACoach Emily Valerie Lim Power Tool
(Executive and Leadership Coach, SINGAPORE)

Valerie Lim was pushed into coaching, sort of. As a partner at Innovative Formula, a training and coaching firm with offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, clients continually asked her to coach them. Having a ton of experience but no coaching credential, Valerie politely declined until one day a colleague told her it was the ‘practical’ thing to do for the business. Read more»

Program Inclusions and Delivery

Online Learnsite, Live Teleclasses, Peer Coaching, Community Forum...

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 course module
2. Dial into a teleclass (facilitated by an ICA Trainer)
3. Post reflections on the forum

ICACoaches Share Their Unique Coaching Portfolios

Each coach at ICA creates their own coaching portfolio. This includes a coaching power tool, research paper and unique coaching model. Each coach also graduates with their own coaching niche with our coaches choosing to specialise in Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Transformational Coaching,  Systemic Relationship Coaching, Success Coaching, Coaching for Coaches and Life Coaching.

ICACoach Masami Kanaguri Power Tool
(Business Development in/with Asia/Asian, JAPAN)

When we admire somebody, we usually try to get closer to the person. We may search more about his/her history, read books he/she published, go to events he/she shows up. While you are in this mode, your actions are conducted based on following somebody. Read more»

ICACoach Marie Laure Dancer Power Tool
(Career Coach, MALAYSIA)

Rebecca is a very successful woman. At 36, she is a board member of her company. She is considered as an accomplished woman, Read more»

ICACoach Areeya Mahaworamakorn Power Tool
(Transformational and Thrive Coach, THAILAND) 

We tend to believe we are who we are so we live in the world with a strong sense of our identity. We believe that this is our current reality. We learn at an early age from our authority figures such as our parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings or anyone who has an influence on how we perceive, think, behave and live in the world. Read more»

ICACoach Lay Li Tan Power Tool
(Career Coach, SINGAPORE)

Life can be pressurizing and stressful. Every day, we try to fulfill the roles in our lives as a responsible parent, outstanding employee, caring wife or husband and filial son or daughter. Not all expectations can be met. Read more»

ICACoach Emily Ann Lombos Power Tool
(Transformational Coach, PHILIPPINES)

I got inspired by the “View” “Zoom to” function in the computer. If you have a Word document, this function allows you to look closely at the document or to view the document as a whole. Read more»

ICACoaches Share Their Memorable Moments

ICACoach Gerdi Verwoert
(Life Coach, AUSTRIA

Though winter has cleared the way for spring not quite yet, I recently started training to get ready for the summer season. Read more »

ICACoach Nadia Themistokleous
(Transformational Coach, CYPRUS

Often we are trying so hard to succeed in everything, be good at work, eat less and keep our figure, be a good wife or husband, be a good daughter, good parent and the list goes on. Read more »

ICACoach  Malgorzata Chabrowska
(Transformational Coach, NETHERLANDS

If you have a client that is concerned about making other people uncomfortable because of not saying what he really thinks or is taking more activities at work because he doesn’t want to hurt someone. Read more »

ICACoach  Stefan Lachmann
(Learn Coach, GERMANY

Have you ever been jealousy before? I have. Several times in my life and I still notice myself being jealous about people who believe to perform ‘better’ than I do in my area of expertise. Read more »