Our Story

Established in 1980, Erickson pioneers ICF-certified coach training in the United States, Canada, and globally. Erickson’s accredited coach training includes the world-renowned program The Art & Science of Coaching, as well as transformational life coaching courses Expanding Emotional Intelligence, The Art & Science of Mindfulness, Coaching Competencies for Leaders, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and many others.

Erickson’s coach training programs are offered on-site and online via the world’s cutting-edge online learning platform which utilizes the latest best practices in adult learning.

Erickson is proud to have a robust global network of coaches and is represented
in over 85 countries by more than 45,000 graduates!

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We change the world one conversation at a time.


To create a tipping point for world consciousness that leads to positive change and growth for humankind.


Through Solution-Focused human development, namely our ICF-accredited program The Art & Science of Coaching, innovative graduate and personal development courses, and our World Game initiative.

Our team, alumni, and global community embrace these values:

  • Integrity
  • Empowerment
  • Learning
  • Service
  • Happiness
  • Abundance

Marilyn Atkinson founder of Erickson Coaching International

At any given moment in history, at particular locations on the planet, a few specific people and groups can be identified as being on the cutting edge of thought and skills, doing the most advanced work of the time in vitally important areas. Erickson Coaching International is one of these advanced learning centers. In chaotic times, education must include the skills of leadership and vision. It must include practical methods for bringing visions and values into reality in daily approaches to problem resolution.

“The world that we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far, creates problems we cannot solve at the same level at which we created them.”

- Albert Einstein
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Erickson is proud to be allied with TreeCanada, a registered charity proudly dedicated to planting and nurturing trees since 1992. Erickson Coaching International’s promise is that we will contribute enough money to TreeCanada to plant 5 trees for each certificate that is issued for The Art & Science of Coaching program. TreeCanada target areas where there is a need for reforestation or afforestation due to human activity or other causes.