Coach Training With A Difference
International Coach Academy’s core values of Professionalism, Flexibility, Respect, Community and Diversity drive all our coach training programs and coach training courses.
ICA has a proven track record in the coach training industry. As an Accredited Coach Training provider our students meet the ethical and professional standards set out by the International Coach Federation. Ours is not a program that you complete over a weekend or a few days – the rigor of the program requires your personal commitment to be a coach. We are proud of our graduation success rate – 95% of all enrollees complete the course and are awarded the title of Certified Professional Coach. It is this drive to be the best, to truly make a difference in the lives of others, that has earned high regard in the coaching profession.
Rachel Eva Gamburd, Intuitive Life Coach, USA – ICA 2010
“As I researched the ICA website more, every time I went to it, it felt right. It was an accredited school by ICF. I liked that because it brought credibility to the coaching profession. The curriculum was thorough and organized. I liked the fact that they took coaching seriously and treated the education and certification with professionalism.”
We are flexible in our workplace, flexible in our approach to clients and colleagues and flexible in our thinking. Consequently we have designed a fully flexible learning environment that enables you to choose your unique learning pathway. This puts you at the center of your learning – you decide when you want to learn and the pace of your personal learning. What you put into this program is what you will get out of it. Everyone has different goals and visions for their learning. You are not required to fit into our program but empowered to create your own personal learning plan as you move through the content.
Raji Menon, Youth Coach, Canada – ICA 2010
“I needed a course that was flexible in every way. My job as a general surgeon in a small community made my time very precious, and my schedule very unpredictable. ICA gave me the option to take the classes from the convenience of my home, in any order I wanted, and in my own time. Once I joined, I was impressed with the way everything was handled. I have now been attending the classes for 3 months, and have found a huge shift in my own thinking.”
You bring with you a lifetime of learning. We respect this and see as a basic principle of adult learning. You’ll experience it in the way our trainers facilitate teleclasses, in the rich content of our modules, and our dedicated commitment to strong student support. We all learn differently and benefit from a flexible, versatile environment where we’re in charge of how we learn. Throughout your program, you will be encouraged to draw from, and share, your life experiences. This fuels and enriches your own experience and that of others as well. This is the very model of powerful coaching!
Derrick Tran, Life Coach Japan – ICA 2010
“Several years ago I did some soul searching and found that I was in need of a change with the direction of my life. Something challenging, mind and soul stimulating and rewarding in all aspects. After doing some research on the web and speaking to several friends, I discovered ICA. When reading the testimonials, listening to the audio files and talking to an open-hearted ICA representative, I knew that ICA was the place to be for me to expand my knowledge and grow my spirit. My journey with ICA has been a ‘six star by far’ experience. It is fantastic being surrounded and supported by wonderful trainers and students with similar goals and values.”
People say we have a lot of ‘heart’ at ICA. We are often told that our customer service exceeds all expectations. This makes us beam. It may sound hokey but we love working with people and learning more about them. Everyone at ICA is passionate about building an exceptional coaching and training community. The flow-on effect of this passion is not to be underestimated. It touches the curriculum at every level. The community would not be complete without you. All our graduates play a major role in our community and we are amazed how passionate they become about our community and how each new student enriches our community in ways we could never have imagined.
Lisa Bloom, Storytelling Coach, Israel – ICA 2008
“ICA was a phenomenal experience for me. I discovered a whole new world at ICA – the sense of community was phenomenal and the ability to interact with people all over the world was great. I began to learn the language of coaching and recognized myself in this world of unending possibility, positivity and inspiration. I learnt the importance of community and the technology that enabled my studies and the creation of this community is what I base my business on now!”
We love and celebrate diversity! Our students come from many different professional and cultural backgrounds. We designed our programs to be inclusive of the world’s many diverse cultures. We believe the coaching principles we deliver serve people across all cultures, no matter how different they may seem to be on the surface. At ICA, you will be learning and sharing ideas in a truly global classroom environment with people bringing fresh new perspectives to the way you see the world. Our lives and experiences may all be different and our reasons for coming to ICA are different but we share one thing in common – the community we create. Our community is welcoming to all.
Robyn Loup, Life Coach, USA – ICA 2009
“The highlight for me was being coached and coaching fellow students. It was very exciting to coach students from different parts of the world. ICA’s culture is so positive and accepting of all personalities, ages, gender, nationalities. The diversity of the student body and teachers was a highlight of the process.”
We have coach trainers from all over the world which gives the school a truly unique and inclusive culture. As a student at International Coach Academy you will meet coaches from all over the world forging lifelong professional networks and friendships.
Coaching Classes are run via Teleclass and students dial into a bridge line to join their coach training class. Classes are scheduled at times that are convenient all around the world.
Students meet virtually in our forums and on Teleclasses but also from time to time organize physical meet-ups around the world and of course many off us get to meet at the annual International Coach Federation conference.
In 2006 International Coach Academy opened its doors in China and we now run the complete certified coaching program in Chinese.
If you speak Spanish, french or Portuguese you can take coach training classes in English but submit your coaching papers in your native language for assessment and practice your coaching with other coaches that speak your language.
So the answer to the question where do we train is EVERYWHERE – become a coach from your office or from your bed, in English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish or French – we don’t mind and believe that it is this very diversity that enriches the sharing and learning experience.
For its flexibility and user-friendliness I choose ICA over a number of resident programs in the US. Although at the beginning I had doubts I would learn too much at an online coaching course, I started my classes and the community quickly grew on me and now I am a fan (honestly!). The global community helps me tremendously in developing a quality network. And I find the exchange of ideas at classes invaluable. Students come from as various backgrounds as psychiatrist, priest, entrepreneur and fireman, and each perspective adds to the common good
Gabor Holch, Cross Cultural Coach, Hungary
For its flexibility and user-friendliness I choose ICA over a number of resident programs in the US. Although at the beginning I had doubts I would learn too much at an online coaching course, I started my classes and the community quickly grew on me and now I am a fan (honestly!). The global community helps me tremendously in developing a quality network. And I find the exchange of ideas at classes invaluable. Students come from as various backgrounds as psychiatrist, priest, entrepreneur and fireman, and each perspective adds to the common good.