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Amos Akinwale

Undergraduate Certificate in Coaching student


Although I’ve won awards for helping young people discover their leadership potential, that doesn’t mean I know everything. There is always more to learn. I was born in Nigeria and chose to study at ICE because it provides such a flexible opportunity for development. I really enjoyed being exposed to the intellectual challenges of Cambridge and enhancing my critical thinking skills. The Coaching course has enabled me to maximise my potential and learn about my subject niche while giving me the chance to meet different people with a similar passion. I really feel it has transformed my life and helped me achieve my purpose.



Mabel Martinelli

Undergraduate Certificate in Coaching student


After starting a family, I returned to study partly to be a positive role model for my three, young daughters. I want them to know that they can be whoever and do whatever they want; that they matter. ICE is a magical place to study – you can feel the history in the corridors. It’s a privilege to learn here alongside like-minded adults as we all juggle our complicated lives. I’m taking Coaching to supplement my ongoing PhD in Psychotherapy that’s focused on helping people with mental health issues to flourish. Making people happy and fulfilled is such a rewarding endeavour, and this course is giving me new perspectives on how to do that.



Eric Manu

Undergraduate Certificate in Coaching student


I’ve attended some well-known private sector coaching courses, but nothing ever came of them. When I found the ICE Coaching course, I visited an Open Day and asked the staff lots of questions. I was very satisfied with their answers. My business is global, and the University of Cambridge is a highly respected name worldwide. Studying here has raised my prestige and increased interest in the services I can offer. Clients are reassured by the quality of a Cambridge education, and I’ve learned a lot about myself by studying here too. As well as gaining a greater understanding of the principles of coaching, I’ve grown in confidence and built a good network of ICE contacts.



Valerie Skelly

Undergraduate Certificate in Coaching student


Coming to ICE has meant learning from the best tutors at the best institution in magical surroundings. I enjoy how the academic format challenges students to explore their personal learning limits, and making connections with students from around the globe enriches the learning experience. I’ve found that writing academic papers has led me to apply an analytical process to other aspects of my life, helping me feel more confident and thoughtful about decision-making, problem-solving and explanation. This course has given me the knowledge and confidence to move my career in a different direction. I believe a designation from Cambridge will set me apart from the competition and give me the edge I’m looking for.



Matthew Wilson

Undergraduate Certificate in Coaching student


Having left my previous role to look after our children, this Coaching course is a way of realigning my career to something I’m passionate about. Through my studies, I’ve become more reflective about my own behaviour and gained a better understanding of what makes me happy. I chose ICE because of the Cambridge reputation, the thorough course content and the prospect of a ‘proper’ qualification. I’m inspired by the subject, setting and tutors here, and I’ve been taken aback by the support of my peer group – something I’m sure will continue after the course ends. Everything at ICE is as it should be at one of the best universities in the world.



Laura Nicholson

Undergraduate Certificate in Coaching student


My family and I recently moved to Cambridge from Zurich. I’d worked internationally for 20 years, and I’m at a point in my life where I can take time between jobs and study a topic I wanted to explore. I feel privileged to walk the corridors at Madingley. The ICE tutors are inspirational, and the students are helpful and supportive – I’ve already gained a network of great friends. I never dreamed that I’d undertake a diploma. Doing so has brought a new confidence in my own potential. I look forward to earning a University of Cambridge qualification and starting up my own coaching practice with the skills and self-belief I’ve gained.



Coaching courses

We have a number of part-time Coaching courses happening in 2020 including:

There are also a number of short and online courses in this area.

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