Certified Coaches Alliance

Founded by coaches for coaches the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA) hosts an affiliation of working Coaches from 28 countries. Our Coaches span the field of coaching including professional and executive coaches, training and coaching service providers.

Dedicated to the highest level of professionalism and standards within the realm of coaching, our purpose is to inspire, champion excellence and to advance the coaching profession through the accreditation of leading-edge and on-demand coach specific training and to represent these programs on the international stage.

Wherever you see the CCA Logo you are assured that it represents some of the foremost and effective Life Coaches, Spiritual Mentors and coach specific training in the world of coaching.

Our goal is to recognize and reinforce inquiry-based approaches in our daily interactions in an attempt to create an ever expanding culture of coaches. The CCA strives to empower our affiliated coaches to make positive, strengthening choices, enabling their clients to achieve thieir highest aspirations in both their personal and professional lives.

The CCA is developing a new “Coaching in Action," which will includes:

  • Examining the ways we will acknowledge current practices;
  • Ways to enhance your existing “coaching” activities;
  • Professional development related to coaching;
  • New coaching research;
  • New programs pioneered by our affiliated schools of training.

Our reputation for excellence in coaching is based on clear ethical standards, thorough experiential affiliated coach training, and a commitment to ongoing professional development. The CCA strives to empower our affiliated coaches to make positive, strengthening choices, enabling their clients to achieve thieir highest aspirations in both their personal and professional lives.



The CCA's primary responsibility and trust is given to:

Deliver guidelines related to coach training to ensure that the development of coach training programming adheres to the established coaching core competencies;

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Program Accreditation

The CCA is committed to supporting the highest standards of coach training. Individuals signing up for coach-specific training programs recognized by the CCA can be reassured that the program has met the stringent standard of criteria that ensures they are providing quality coach training that adheres to the accepted coaching core competencies.

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B.E.S.T. BlackLife Coaches Peer Resources

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Code of Ethics & Standards

Promoting high ethics, standards, integrity, and professional excellence is at the core of our mission.

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Affiliated Coach Directory


Confirm if an Affiliated Coach is in
good standing with the Registrar.

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Upcoming Events

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August 04, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

N/A, N/A

Leadership can be tough at the best of times but during times of crisis the pressure to have all the answers, steady the ship and support your people can feel never ending or become overwhelming. Even the most competent and skills leaders, experts in thei

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Virtual Essentials of the Art of Coaching Workshop-with Live Session August 19

The virtual version of our signature workshop blends the best of both worlds: self-paced learning via an online course to build knowledge with a virtual-live experience to build skill. This highly interactive virtual workshop is based on ...

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ICF Midwest Region Coaches Conference 2020

September 30, 2020
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

The Pfister Hotel
424 E Wisconsin Ave. Wisconsin, USA
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Our first Midwest Regional Conference hosted by ICF Chicago in 2012, set the standard for all of our 5 subsequent conferences – and a high bar it has been. Our successful conferences in Minneapolis, Cleveland, Kansas City, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh have

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35 Coaching Questions for When Your Client Is Stuck

A common feeling that arises within coaching clients is a feeling of being stuck. This can manifest in them struggling to formulate solutions or having difficulty making forward progress on goals. Here are 35 questions that will help facilitate the ...
08/03/2020 | admin | 0
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Self-Care for Coaches

We are all familiar with the above request, so much so, that most of us probably pay little attention to the safety talk at the beginning of every flight. Just as we know we probably should pay more heed in this scenario, when thinking about self ...
08/03/2020 | admin | 0
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Tim Gallwey’s Inner Game

n 1971 Tim Gallwey, founder of the Inner Game, was working as a tennis coach. Having captained the tennis team at Harvard, he was on sabbatical before finding a serious job. One day he noticed that when he left the court briefly, a student who had been...
07/21/2020 | admin | 0
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Sir Richard Branson’s Coaching Culture at Virgin

I joined the fledgling Virgin group in the 1970s, where as an MD of some of the Virgin companies, I learned at first hand the leadership style of Richard Branson, which we would now call coaching. Virgin was a place where people were valued for their ...
07/21/2020 | admin | 0
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When should a Coach cancel?

As mentioned before, this blog was sparked by a conversation with one of my supervisees about when it may be appropriate for a coach to cancel a session. Having typed that sentence, I can sense that the idea of a coach ever cancelling a session will ...
07/21/2020 | admin | 0
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