I took my coaching certification from Mina and the best way to describe the experience is an extremely comprehensive program with a personal touch. She makes sure each person is prepared to take the next step to become a coach. The timing was well thought out each day and I left there energized to be a coach. Thank you Mina!
This program is amazing–the teachers give life, clients, family, students their all. What a gift–what great role models! And the book/notes/workbook are like a cookbook for the soul!!
An outstanding program for people who are serious and sincere about developing rich coaching skills and gaining the tools needed to successfully complete the certification process. The teachers are experienced, and they are deeply committed to sharing their knowledge and insights. My coaching practice is an extension of a career in the corporate world as a CEO. The Coach Academy International team knows and understands the business world, and is especially… Read more “Bill Koch”
Deborah Rubin, JD
As an experienced coach, I was looking for a program that would allow me to complete my training hours in a compact format with a high level of professionalism. I found that and more at Coach Academy International. The trainers are intelligent, insightful and dedicated. They are highly invested in the success of their students and express the compassion and passion in their teaching that every coach can emulate in… Read more “Deborah Rubin, JD”
Coach Academy International and the techniques taught by Mina Brown and Peggy Dean are life changing. I have coached in corporations and ministry for a number of years but not ICF Certified. I was looking for a program that was cost effective, face to face and did not drag out over a long period of time. The teaching process is phenomenal. I took the 8 day intensive course in April… Read more “Cathy Rogers”
MJ, NPO Executive Director, SHRM-SCP
I sincerely appreciate the instructors sharing their knowledge and expertise with us during the coach training. The workshop was well-structured providing ample time for applying the tools which were taught in each section of the course. The heightened awareness to living as a coach is of great benefit both professionally and personally. Thank you for embracing us, encouraging us, and empowering us!
I can’t thank you enough for your excellent training program which has been such a tremendous foundation on which I am building my new career. The quality of the 8-day in person training program was truly remarkable. It was by far the best training I have ever taken in my life! And that is high praise from me – an adult educator. The quality of the learning materials, the interactive… Read more “Debbie Keeler”
Becoming a professional coach has been a dream of mine for many years. I carefully considered coaching schools and choose Coach Academy International because of the breadth of the training and for the affordable price. I could not have chosen more wisely. Mina and Lynn are expert (and fun!) facilitators and trainers. Their breadth of knowledge is expansive and they are so generous in sharing their experience as well. The CAI progam prepared me… Read more “Anna Goldenberg”
Mina Brown, Peggy Dean, and the team at Coach Academy International have thoughtfully and thoroughly constructed a coach training program that’s rigorous, thought-provoking, engaging, and rewarding. It seamlessly combines theory, hands-on practice, and important and useful lessons from their own experience. The lessons extend from coaching protocols to how to establish and manage a strong coaching business. Mina, Peggy, and their colleagues are generous in sharing the abundance of what they… Read more “Claire Tondreau”
T. Mark Hamilton
I’m a practicing leadership coach and career transition coach who has seriously attempted ICF certification for over a decade. Life always got in the way. At the end of my four month process with Coach Academy International, I am proud to say, I will be sitting for the exam in two months, because I will have completed all of the requirements! In a past life I served as the chief learning… Read more “T. Mark Hamilton”
I was looking for two very specific elements in a coaching certification program; that it was face to face and that it would go beyond a standard certification program. This program offered both. From the very beginning, the instructors were passionate and extremely enthusiastic about the content and the field of coaching. They taught from the perspective of coaching being an art, not just a task. Each class was filled… Read more “Pennie Murray”
I entered the Coach Academy training thinking that even if I never became a coach, I would learn something and it might be worth my time and money. Much to my surprise, in less than a month, I am coaching in my workplace and on evenings and weekends. I feel prepared and professional and am having great results with those I am coaching so far. I will always be a coach… Read more “Kristi Bains”
Coach Academy is a fantastic source for coach training, especially for those who desire IN-PERSON training for optimal learning. I looked at many different coach training options, and Coach Academy was launched just in time to fill a unique place in the coach training market. The program is designed for students to learn from doing, with lots of practice coaching and an exceptional introduction of many valuable coaching tools. I… Read more “Debbie Adams”
Karin A. Bailey
Coach Academy is an amazing program. My graduation was truly a turning point in my life. I am now looking forward to completing the certification process and starting my own coaching business. This has been a life-changing experience. The growth I have experienced is tremendous. I’ve been honored to be taught by the best!
My initial feeling when I looked at the ICF website was that I was overwhelmed and felt that it would be way too difficult to reach certification. Coach Academy greatly shifted my feeling and energy. I went back to the ICF website near the end of the program, and I am confident that I will complete certification at the PCC level. My whole feeling about reaching this goal has changed.… Read more “Nancy McMorrow”
Vallie Van Eron
What a wonderful experience I had at Coach Academy. You have such a comprehensive, professional, useful, and energizing program! I got so much out of it and I’m so excited about the possibilities this has opened up for me. Great preparation and practical steps to develop and be successful as a coach. I feel very well prepared for this new business opportunity and life. I will be singing your praises.… Read more “Vallie Van Eron”
Coach Academy provides a comprehensive, in-person learning experience that allows for dynamic, real-world training for the best Master Coaches in the industry. I am not only fully prepared to sit for ICF certification due to the meticulous detail and instructions given in the course, but I have broadened my ability to build a coaching business that fulfills my mission of helping others.
Wow! What a potent program! Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom, mastery and precious selves. Thanks to all my classmates for providing the rich learning environment that gave me support, confidence and experience.
Coach Academy is a valuable and empowering experience… It has allowed me to sharpen my skills, learn new skills, meet and collaborate with accomplished people and become qualified as an NLP Certified Coach. The presentations reveal exceptional information – text, exercises, practical, realistic, and references. The staff is highly committed, competent and all heart. I am so glad that I made the choice to complete this program!
Jennifer Bradley, PhD
Coach Academy is exactly the face-to-face coach training I was looking for. The learning that comes from hearing new ideas and concepts, immediately putting them into practice, and getting in-person individualized feedback is superb. Coaching begins on day one! The all the faculty are deeply committed coaches, who “walk their talk” and share their extraordinary skills and experience generously. It is also reassuring to know that I have chosen a… Read more “Jennifer Bradley, PhD”
Karen Nash James
What a ride! I am still smiling, thinking of receiving my NLPC certificate with the accompaniment of my classmates humming “Pomp and Circumstance.” I am so excited at the new opportunities that are ahead of me due to my training. I really enjoyed the content from our class about building a coaching business. Thanks, I needed that!
This was a great learning experience for me. I received all I had hoped for and MORE. I have raised my level of coaching and feel very prepared for my credentialing journey.
With two young kids, time seems harder and harder to find. I want to focus my ‘training time’ on developing practical and powerful coaching skills. In the Coach Academy Program, we do exercises, practice coaching, and share feedback in an environment that stimulates personal examination and growth as coaches. The NLP aspect of the training helps me better understand people’s true concerns and messages, and then communicate more effectively. The… Read more “Joe Sipper”