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Coach Academy offers a distinctive training experience that blends together the science of rapport, communication, and performance excellence (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) with the proven best practices of coaching reflected in the ICF Coach Competencies. Programs are IN-PERSON and led by expert Faculty.

Coach Academy’s coach certification training programs are ICF (ACSTH) and BCC approved Coach Specific Training. You learn not only the what and why of coaching, but also the HOW. With tons of supervised practice, individual attention and personal feedback, you leave the program excited and confident about working with clients. Upon completion, you will have the required training hours to apply for your ICF ACC and your Board Certified Coach (BCC) credentials.

Our program is one of the most affordable in-person programs in the industry. We accept all major credit cards, and payment plans are available.

We invite you to talk with our graduates—students rave about the experience.

The Scoop on Professional Coach Credentialing

Ten years ago most clients, corporate or individual, didn’t really ask about coaching certification. Having a certification might have been a slight competitive advantage but was by no means essential. The market has changed—on a number of fronts. According to a recent report published by the ICF in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, it is estimated that there are 47,500 professional coaches worldwide. However, because the field is not tightly regulated, it is difficult to know the exact number of coaches. Today’s coaches come from a myriad of backgrounds and professions including human resources, business, law, teaching, psychology, ministry, counseling, and more. Coaching is not regulated by any states (yet), but the marketplace is increasingly demanding coaches who are professionally trained and credentialed, and who demonstrate a continuing commitment to professional development.

Read an overview about the professional coaching industry and the credentialing process in this “mini-whitepaper”.  I’ve also recorded a few short videos to help explain the world of coach credentialing and the ICF process in particular. Hope this is helpful!

General Overview of Coaching Certifications


Overview of ICF Certifications


Requirements for ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Certification


Mina and Coach Academy have been both a life changer for me personally and a game changer for my business. Three years ago, I was certified through Mina’s program to add the coaching dimension to my leadership development and training company. I could not have predicted the impact of this decision. The performance outcomes and the financial bottom line of my company have increased exponentially. Mina is a wonderful teacher, a generous human being, and a stellar role model, mentor, and coach.

Sherry Yellin, PhD, ACC, BCC, Dallas, TX
I have worked with Mina as a coaching client and as a student in Coach Academy. My time with Mina was well invested. She challenges clients in healthy ways. Mina helps clients make meaningful improvement. She helped me clear the way through an obstacle and on the way forward. She’s a great coach and an exceptional teacher.

Bill Koch, Board Chairman, Executive Coach, ACC, Dallas, TX
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 exercises that really helped build the skills and develop new and meaningful relationships with other learners, the flow of the material, the high quality of facilitation, the vast experience that you both brought in the learning environment all added up to an amazing learning experience!  There isn’t one thing that I would have changed about the entire experience.  And then to top it off you include Group and One-to-One mentor coaching in the price of the training.  I am still astounded by how supportive you are and how easy you make it to become a coach.  I feel truly blessed to have stumbled upon your training.

Debbie Keeler, New Brunswick, Canada
What a wonderful experience I had at Coach Academy. You have such a comprehensive, professional, and energizing program! I’m so excited about the possibilities this has opened up for me. You have my appreciation, gratitude, and respect.

Vallie Van Eron
Coach Academy is an amazing program… This has been a life-changing experience. The growth I have experienced is tremendous. I’ve been honored to be taught by the best!

Karin A. Bailey
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 and the faculty are generous in sharing the abundance of what they know, transparent in how they operate, and excited by both what their students bring to the class and what they learn in the class. They’re dynamic and delightful. And if all that weren’t enough, the program is also a tremendous value since it includes not only class time but hours of support through mentor and peer coaching. It was a tremendous experience and I highly recommend it.

Claire Tondreau, Management Consultant, ACC, New York, NY
I’d also like to thank you for everything that I have learned in these classes as well as everything that I am learning from each of your personally. This experience is making a profound impact on my life, and I truly appreciate the presence and wisdom that you all bring to each class.

Debora Shiflett, Nashville, TN