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Academy Overview

RCA offers the first and only International Coaching Federation (ICF) Accredited coach training in the world focused on Authentic Leadership.

Raleigh Coaching Academy has blazed the trail of heart-centered and soul-focused coaching since 2013. The research concepts called upon in this unique program are the sciences of energy, mindfulness, consciousness, neurogenesis, positive psychology, and quantum physics–combined with the art of being human. We don’t simply train you, we transform you.

RCA Faculty and Expert Coaches

True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
– Nikos Kazantzakis

Customized Coach Training Cohorts


One of the biggest challenges aspiring coaches face in choosing the right coach training program is being sure that the curriculum’s focus will be aligned with the type of coaching they wish to offer. Raleigh Coaching Academy was created with this in mind. Rather than delivering the same static content repeatedly, we cover foundational material, followed by facilitated discussion tailored to meet the specific needs of the students enrolled.

Intimate Class Size

RCA limits each cohort to a maximum of eight students in order to ensure that every student receives the time and attention necessary to be transformed in the course of the training. We have a minimum of two fully ICF credentialed faculty, and one or two additional faculty, on staff at all times. Our intentionally small classes and high faculty-to-student ratio are how and why we are able to keep the program so short!

Experiential Learning

We pride ourselves on being anti-PowerPoint! Each session begins with an overview and explanation of that module’s lesson, followed by interactive discussion of real-life scenarios that illustrate the topic. Class consists of a mixture of thought-provoking and fun experiential exercises, as well as in-class practice coaching, designed to solidify an individual and group understanding of the material covered.

Authentic Leadership

Raleigh Coaching Academy’s Authentic Leadership Coaching Certification (CALC) program is recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH), which provides students with 94 or 125 training hours towards obtaining their ICF ACC or PCC credential.

Curriculum Focus Areas

Leadership, Executive & Corporate Coaching; Individual Development (“Life”) Coaching; Internal Coaching as part of Human Resource, Organizational Development, and Talent Management Strategy; Therapists and Consultants wishing to offer Coaching; and Authentic Leadership Professional Development Training

Flexible Training Options

Since many coaches-in-training have full-time jobs and otherwise hectic lives, multiple semi-monthly cohorts are offered throughout the year to meet the scheduling needs of the students enrolled. Students may choose from in-person and virtual training options*.  (*In-person training is on hold due to COVID-19 – check cohorts page for details)









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