What Students Say

CE Dallas

The best thing was the people, both faculty and fellow students. This experience exceeded my expectations.

Lubbock, Texas

Ka Cotter

The questioning techniques and coaching process were a real revelation to me and definitely something I can use in every part of my life – not just coaching!!

Dallas, Texas

Jan Garvin

A great value for both my time and my money.

Lincoln, Nebraska

Renee Dutia

This priceless knowledge can be used in “coaching” and help make others successful by teaching them how to fish!

Richardson, Texas

Bill Koch

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… Read more “Bill Koch”

Dallas, Texas

Mena Hoopes

Having researched many options available for acquiring my coaching certification, this was by FAR the best value. It was the most complete, and timely , and cost effective program I found.
Learning to think the “Coaching” way was like… Read more “Mena Hoopes”

Meadow Vista, California

Rheba K.

Can’t say enough. Mina created excitement on every level. Very engaging and supremely knowledgeable!

Irving, Texas

Leslie J.

I really feel like i got my money’s worth and with the extra four months of some mentoring- i scored!
The instructors love and care for the students and for their subject matter. I felt like they really were… Read more “Leslie J.”

Dallas, Texas

Jim Wiederhold

It was the perfect program for me. It was affordable, informational and has prepared me well for my next steps. The Instructors were truly dedicated to what they do and their passion was evident.

Mineral Bluff, Georgia

Dr. Penny Armstrong

Mina Brown has designed an outstanding opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing expertise in life coaching. The certification training is a rigorous and highly compelling 8 days of face-to-face interaction providing a solid foundation in the essential core competencies along… Read more “Dr. Penny Armstrong”

Fort Worth, Texas

Tanu Vatsa Aggarwal

It’s been a wonderful class. I learned so many things about coaching and few powerful NLP tools. Very engaging and interactive. Mina and Peggy do complete justice to the course.

Farmers Branch, Texas

Jeff Bettinger

For three years I have been sending my team of HR professionals through Mina’s program. They come back to the office more effective and impactful in their service to the business and client groups. I finally got to attend and… Read more “Jeff Bettinger”

Fort Worth, Texas

Sherry Yellin, PhD, ACC, BCC

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… Read more “Sherry Yellin, PhD, ACC, BCC”

Dallas TX

Jennifer Thornton

I felt like I was being pushed to be better. I like that Meg and Mina were not “easy” on me.

Dallas Texas

Mardi WA

I enjoyed the compact, precise and pure coach training combined with the ability to practice the skills and receive feedback from instructors and peers. This is one of the best trainings I have attended and it allowed me to immediately… Read more “Mardi WA”

Naples, Texas

Ginny Mendoza

Even though it is very intense, being able to step away from your life, and focus only on coaching, lends to successful learning!

Detroit, Michigan

Rosy Covarrubias

Having the mentor coaching sessions was invaluable. I was not only able to make plans for the personal areas I wanted to work on but to improve on what I been doing with my own coaching.

Memphis, Tennessee

Carla Bryant

Mina, what a gift you are! Thank you for changing my life by leading me into my dream career. I am so fulfilled helping others and now I have the skills to do it even better. I’m so grateful to… Read more “Carla Bryant”

Southlake, Texas

Roni

Just what I wanted, IN person, IN tensive, and IN credible!

Marie Raines

The program is well organized and instructionally sound. There is a good mix of information sharing with practice and feedback.

Dallas, Texas

Missy G.

Mina and Peggy were FANTASTIC! They created a safe environment they were thoughtful, open, encouraging and patient. The course content was exactly what I needed to enhance my coaching approach. The pace of the class was right on. While I… Read more “Missy G.”

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Claire Tondreau

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… Read more “Claire Tondreau”

New York, New York

S. Kass

I really enjoyed the program! Mina and Peggy kept me engaged the entire time!

Woodbury, New York

Sonia Cerezo

Great program, great mentor coaching afterward! I am not a morning person, so having to attend a group mentor coaching session at 8 am Monday mornings was not something I was looking forward to. But after the first session with… Read more “Sonia Cerezo”

Dallas, Texas

Jackie Welch

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.

Nashville, Tennessee

Tasha McGhie

The BEST thing about the program was the adherence to PURE coaching and the incorporation of NLP practices. The coupling was very harmonious and really helped me cement the raw power of coaching.

Fort Worth, Texas

Heather G.

Very valuable time spent. Particularly pleased with the in-person learning mode and immersion of the content over 60+ straight hours rather than spreading it out over months. This suits my learning needs much better. Both trainers were outstanding, different than… Read more “Heather G.”

Dallas, Texas

Cathy M.

I can’t say enough great things about this program. I have and will continue to highly recommend it to those looking to certify. Mina, Peg, and Meg make a great team. I loved having multiple facilitators to add variety and… Read more “Cathy M.”

Austin, Texas

Renee S.

Your teaching style worked well for me, you were hands, provided room for questions and plenty of practice. There is nothing that I would recommend changing. Thank you again for a fabulous learning experience that will lead me to my… Read more “Renee S.”

Kimberly Robinson

The best thing about this class is face-to- face aspect of the program and the practical exercises. We were able to learn mostly by "doing", not just theory. I wanted an in-class experience and I received that and more.

Angela Marsh

The program was phenomenal! I appreciate all of the thought, information, care and passion that went into the development of the class. I also appreciate the exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge that Mina and Peggy shared. The program and… Read more “Angela Marsh”

Amy D.

The content was well organized – really appreciated the materials for the classroom learning, the exercises in groups, the way the time was segmented to allow for triads and hands-on experience – that facilitated a lot of education, hands-on learning,… Read more “Amy D.”

Shelly S.

This was an incredible experience and one I share with others and have very fond memories of. I have recommended the public programs to others inquiring about coaching programs. I feel that what I learned and have put into practice… Read more “Shelly S.”

Michelle G.

Mina and Peggy were FANTASTIC! They created a safe environment they were thoughtful, open, encouraging and patient. The course content was exactly what I needed to enhance my coaching approach. The pace of the class was right on. While I… Read more “Michelle G.”

David A.

Absolutely the best program cost to outcomes ratio I found. Other programs are significantly more expensive and it is doubtful any more value.

Genena Woodson Armstrong

It far exceeded my expectations. It was more rich with information and with interactive exercises than I imagined. Also, I could watch Mina teach all day! Very dynamic! Mina is the coaching Guru!

Rick Schooler

Truly life changing!

Sarah Jane Stehly

Honestly, the best coach training experience I have had.

Sonia C.

I remember Mina mentioned we would feel exhausted by the time the program was over. But by the time the training was over I felt more committed and alive than before.

RL Newland

Top Notch! I will recommend this to everyone I know who wants to become or consider becoming a coach. And to anyone who just wants to learn to be a better person!

J. Ratclilff

Mina is the gold standard of who I hope to be in my new venture.

Ruth Kirby

The best think about this program is it being intensive, best way for me to learn, immersion, loved all the coaching practice, loved being thrown in early to that process ready or not, loved all the materials, and the confidence… Read more “Ruth Kirby”

Lisa Wade

This program was fantastic, the ability to be immersed in a coaching culture was wonderful.

Annie Sandell

Love it – it’s not often that you go to a program that truly shapes you as a professional and makes an impact in everything you do.

Jill W.

From start to finish the training was superb! Mina and Peggy present the material with expertise, energy, integrity and great concern for our individual learning and ability to apply what we were being taught. The quality, interest and desire to… Read more “Jill W.”

Taylor Mechlinski

If you put in the work, come with your most authentic self, and pay attention, Mina and Peggy can make you a coach.

Debbie Keeler

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… Read more “Debbie Keeler”

Debbie Adams

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… Read more “Debbie Adams”

Rusty Speed

One of the best, if not the very best training class I have every attended. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time learning new things about helping people.

Kushagra Saxena

Great program structure, very capable faculty and outstanding value for time and money. Absolutely loved the in-person format. Highly recommended for both corporate and non-business participants.

Nomi Malik

Amazing coach training program. More than exceeded my expectations!

Carla Bryant

Mina, what a gift you are! Thank you for changing my life by leading me into my dream career. I am so fulfilled helping others and now I have the skills to do it even better. I’m so grateful to… Read more “Carla Bryant”

Mark Matson

I learned a lot, benefited personally from the practice coaching and feel quite supported as I move forward.

Valerie Prater

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.… Read more “Valerie Prater”

Houston, TX

Peter S

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!!

Washington, D.C.

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… Read more “Deborah Rubin, JD”

Little Rock, Arkansas

Cathy Rogers

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… Read more “Cathy Rogers”

Dallas, Texas

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… Read more “MJ, NPO Executive Director, SHRM-SCP”

Denver, Colorado

Debbie Keeler

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… Read more “Debbie Keeler”

New Brunswick, Canada

Anna Goldenberg

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… Read more “Anna Goldenberg”

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Claire Tondreau

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… Read more “Claire Tondreau”

Fair Haven, New Jersey

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… Read more “T. Mark Hamilton”

Butler, Tennessee

Pennie Murray

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… Read more “Pennie Murray”

Dallas, Texas

Kristi Bains

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… Read more “Kristi Bains”

Dallas, Texas

Debbie Adams

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… Read more “Debbie Adams”

Dallas, Texas

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… Read more “Karin A. Bailey”

Nashville, Tennessee

Nancy McMorrow

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… Read more “Nancy McMorrow”

Nashville, Tennessee

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… Read more “Vallie Van Eron”

Nashville, Tennessee

Kathy Blanton

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… Read more “Kathy Blanton”

Nashville, Tennessee

Jackie Welch

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.

Nashville, Tennessee

Audrey Taylor

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,… Read more “Audrey Taylor”

Atlanta, Georgia

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… Read more “Jennifer Bradley, PhD”

Dallas, Texas

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.… Read more “Karen Nash James”

Nashville, Tennessee

Sawrie Becker

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.

Nashville, Tennessee

Joe Sipper

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… Read more “Joe Sipper”

Dallas TX

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