COACH A is an executive coaching firm with an extensive global network.
Our history dates back to 1997, when we began offering a large-scale coach training program. In 1999, this program received accreditation as a coaching program certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
In 2001, we began offering coaching services for managers of large corporations. By providing coaching services to business professionals, we have driven the expansion of coaching in Japan.
Since then, we have accelerated the evolution of coaching over our quarter-century history, continually asking ourselves, "What can coaches do to help face a changing future?" and "How can we generate dialogue in organizations around the world?"
In 2008, we established the Coaching Research Institute to validate the value of coaching. This institute utilizes a scientific approach and is engaged in validating coaching outcomes, developing coaching assessments and many other initiatives.
Today, we are expanding the practice of Systemic Coaching™, which serves as a catalyst for organizational transformation worldwide, with executives as the starting point.
Evolution of tools
The start of COACH A's history
Coach 21 Y.K. founded as coach training institution.
Began coach training by introducing the Coach Training Program (CTP).
Corporate Business Division established. Began offering coaching training to corporate clients.
Launched a coach accreditation program supported by the Foundation of Global Life Learning Center.
Began offering executive coaching for management members in corporate.
Reorganized to form Coach 21 Co., Ltd.
CTP was accredited as a coach training program certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
COACH A spun off from Coach 21 as an independent company.
COACH A Co., Ltd. established following spinoff of a corporate business division.
In August 2001, Coach 21 Co., Ltd's corporate business division, which had provided coaching services for corporate clients, was spun off to form the independent company COACH A Co., Ltd. With a focus on training for corporate leaders, it began to offer one-on-one coaching for executives. Over the subsequent decade, Coach 21, which provided services for individual clients, and COACH A, which served corporate clients, developed their own businesses independently of each other. We have also established a coaching research institution to elucidate the business impact of coaching.
Began offering executive coaching in English (COACH A).
Coaching Research Institute established. Began research on the business impact of organizational transformation through coaching and R&D on new services (COACH A).
Began offering the Corporate Coach Training Program (CCTP), a program intended to help corporate clients develop coaches internally (Coach 21).
Began offering the Global Leader Training Program, intended to train next-generation leaders and enhance training and support for overseas expatriates (Coach 21).
Launched operations in the United States (COACH A).
Began offering the Medical Coach Training Program (MCTP), a program for medical professionals (Coach 21).
Launched operations in China and Singapore (COACH A).
Began offering CCTP in English and Chinese (Coach 21).
Coach 21 Co., Ltd. merged with COACH A Co., Ltd.
CCTP ended; began offering Driving Corporate Dynamism (DCD), a program that built and expanded on the foundations of CCTP.
In January 2011, Coach 21 and COACH A merged to form the new COACH A Co., Ltd. With this merger, we discontinued the corporate training services and dedicated ourselves to offering coaching for organizational development driven by executives and leaders.
Launched operations in Hong Kong.
Launched operations in Thailand.
Began providing DCD in the Thai language.
Ended CTP provision. Began offering Coachacademia™, a program in which next-generation corporate leaders learn coaching-based management.
Corporate logo redesigned
Name of Coachacademia™ changed to coachAcademia™
Yoshiyuki Suzuki appointed Representative Director/President
Acquired Coach U (Coach U, Inc.), a coach training institution in the United States.
Revamped the Driving Corporate Dynamism (DCD) service to support client companies to engage in Dialogic Organizational Development.
Released multilingual versions of the Driving Corporate Dynamism (DCD) service in English, Chinese and Thai to support client companies to engage in Dialogic Organizational Development.
Began offering the DAIBE service to develop collaborative management teams in client companies.
Revised Corporate Purpose.
Redesigned the Corporate website and service logos.
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Standard Market.