Coach Education with a Difference

Our One Contact Policy means you ask the questions, and we do the running around to find the answers. No passing you from department to department!

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A Blend of Theory, Practice and Peer Coaching

  • Over 20 years Industry Credibility

    ICA first opened it’s doors to students 2001. It was with a small pilot group of 20 students.  Today, we have thousands of students and graduates all around the world (over 126 different countries). This longevity and success is largely due to the quality of our programs, the friendliness of our community, and the expertise of our faculty.

What days & times do I need to be available for study?

The programs are structured (set number of hours and course areas) and there’s an international schedule with over 30 times each week across 4 time zones. You are the one that decides which days and times you attend. Read more

Who will be in my cohort?

ICA has ongoing intakes with new cohorts starting each month.  You will meet those starting the same time as you in an orientation call.  But, you will also connect with all ICA coaches in the private forum, classes and labs.  We are one connected community. Read more

What if I need to take a break from my studies?

Needing to take a break?

All students have the option to defer for up to 6 months.  During this time we will ‘stop the clock’ on your studies. When you are ready to return, we’ll get you set up again and back into your studies.

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Refund Policy

ICA has a 45 day learning guarantee. If you do not find benefit in your program and would like to withdraw within the first 45 days, you will be refunded all fees paid (less 10% admin).  You will be certified for any classes attended.

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Do all students have access to the Flipit Framework

All students in our ACSTH and ACTP have access to the ICA coaching power tools and will learn how to use them to shift a perspective.  Students in the Advanced program, who decide to become Change Leaders, take this a step further by learning how to apply the FlipIt Framework in a group setting.

What happens after graduation?

All graduates join ICA’s alumni, where they can continue developing their networks, friendships and coaching resources.  ICA Coaches can also continue selected classes and labs for 6 months post graduation via the graduate program (free)

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Welcome to Our Social Learning Platform

Harvard Business School Research Shows...

It is well known that students learn better when they have the ability to connect with their peers both academically and socially. A recent online learning initiative by Harvard Business School demonstrated the benefits of social learning. They created a course in which students first needed to create a public profile, upload a photo and connect with their fellow learners.

As a result, in contrast to typically low course completion rates, the "social learning" course achieved an 85% completion rate and a higher satisfaction score for program content.

  • Learning Management System

    Our LMS (or ‘Learnsite’ as we call it) has been purpose built for ICA students. It hosts our ICF Accredited curriculum, provides 24 hour access to learning materials, class schedules, curated resources, graduation checklists, and assessment guidelines.

    – ICF Accredited Curriculum
    – Learning materials
    – Theory Classes
    – Coaching Labs
    – Competency Labs
    – Mentor & Observed Coaching
    – Assessments

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  • Community Platform & App

    Our community platform, or ‘the Campus’, is a social learning platform with coaches from over 126 countries, working across a range of specialities and niches. You can chat around the virtual water cooler or participate in the various learning activities.

    – Hang out & connect with peers
    – Find a Coach
    – Organise a meetup
    – Join the Peer Coaching Program
    – Participate in Coaching challenges
    – Develop your business
    – Connect with Alumni

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Coach Education with a Difference

Our Training is more than just a series of Zoom classes.

We are not new to online education. We began that way; back in 2001 when it was almost unheard of we knew that our students wanted flexible, self paced learning that retained quality and academic rigour. And we also new that learning is a social activity. Consequently peer based learning is central to all our programs.

  • Coach Education LMS

    Our LMS (or ‘Learnsite’ as we call it) provides 24 hour access to module downloads, videos, audios, class and lab schedules, curated resources, graduation checklists etc.

  • Private Coaches Forum

    Our forum is a private community with literally thousands of coaching conversations, networks and friendships. And with students across 4 timezones there is always an answer to be found.

  • Business Building (bLabs)

    We train our coaches to be unique in their marketplace.  The Business Labs are workshop style classes that support you to create a coaching portfolio and signature offer, and learn the best way to get your coaching practice online.

  • Post Grad. Alumni

    Ongoing access to labs, resources and the ICA Forum after you graduate for your coach development and credential renewals.

  • Peer Coaching

    Peer coaching at ICA is extended learning, and can be counted towards your ACC, PCC or MCC credential application.

  • Your Coaching Model

    You will create your own unique coaching model. A model that communicates to future clients and employees who you are as a coach, and the problems you solve.

What Does It Take to Be a Coach?

In this LIVE Teleseminar replay Robyn Logan and Merci Miglino explore the nature and qualities of a successful coach.   A lot of the students come from backgrounds that were advice-giving and one of the very first things they have to do is unlearn their style of helping clients. Coaching really is about the client coming to the solution themselves. It’s a paradigm shift from telling the client, “I’ve got the answer,” on everything. As a coach you need to be client focused, agile, flexible and present.



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