Our Story
Changing the world one conversation at a time

Great questions guide us toward determining our deepest purpose and strongest future" - Marilyn Atkinson

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Established in 1980, Marilyn Atkinson founded Erickson pioneering ICF-certified coach training in the United States, Canada, Ireland 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 utilises 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!

WHAT WE DO

We change the world one conversation at a time.

WHY WE DO IT

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

HOW WE DO IT

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

We believe that Erickson attracts people who share the same values and strive to embody them at all times.

Message from Marilyn Atkinson - Our Founder

Portrait of Marilyn Atkinson

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. It must include training in the abilities to utilise events that look like failures as power boosters towards reinventing excellence. It must include a deep understanding of the courage and vulnerability required to lead a distinguishing life. Erickson Coaching International was founded by Marilyn Atkinson on a number of empowering models of consciousness which express the intrinsically whole and self-healing qualities of a human being. Solution-Focused Coach training provides a vision and methodology based on these models. This offers students and clients a direct path to shift communication and creativity paradigms quickly, while encouraging individuals toward their creative frontiers. These models, combined with a deep belief in the human growth potential, represent a specific and detailed map of human behaviour and relationship, and consequently offer extremely effective pathways for personal, organisational and community expansions. Every program at Erickson implicitly embeds transformation and accelerated learning within the course content. Students are challenged towards dynamic self-improvement and contribution in the world as ownership is gained over the knowledge. Through this challenge, leadership ability is the fundamental result.

"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

Erickson Coaching Tree PlantingErickson is proud to be allied with Plant-It 2020, a non-profit tree planting organisation that practices the best standards within the industry. Erickson Coaching International’s promise is that we will contribute enough money to Plant-It 2020 to plant 5 trees for every paid enrollment in The Art & Science of Coaching Modules I to IV. The trees planted are true seedlings indigenous to the area and will not be harvested. As a tree matures it can consume 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

Sign­-up now to register for Module 1 of The Art & Science of Coaching starting in Dublin
October 10, 2019
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