The Master Coach Academy is the leading international program for master coach certification. The world class faculty will bring you to mastery in coaching skills, coaching presence and coaching business success.

It serves coaches who want to develop and keep reaching for the best of themselves- personally, professionally and financially.

The Master Coach Certification program helps coaches make the leap from coach to Master Coach, not only in what they do, but also in who they are and the level of success they create in their profession.


Our Vision

To support and empower coaches as transformational and authentic leaders to develop themselves and others, spiritually, personally and professionally.

Joseph O’Connor – Master Coach Academy Founding Faculty and Director

Master Coach Certification Training - Joseph O'Connor - Academy founder

Master Coach Academy Founder and Director

Joseph O’Connor, Master Coach Academy Founder.  Joseph is one of the world’s best known and most respected trainers of coaching and NLP.  He is the co-founder with Andrea Lages of the International Coaching Community, one of the largest coach training organization in the world, with more than 7,000 certified coaches in 60 countries.  He is the best-selling author of seventeen books, which have been translated into twenty nine languages and have sold over half a million copies worldwide.

His book, ´Introducing NLP´ has been used for over ten years as the basic reference book for NLP study and has sold over 100,000 copies.

Joseph has also supported many companies in creating strategic change, including Citibank, BA, HP Invent, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna. His latest book, co written with Andrea Lages is ‘Authentic Leadership’ due to be published by AC Black in 2013.


Andrea Lages – Master Coach Academy Founding Faculty and Director

Andrea Lages - Master Coach Academy Founder

Andrea Lages - Master Coach Academy Founder and Director

Andrea Lages, Master Coach Academy Founder.  Andrea is one of the most respected coaching trainers in the world.  She is co-founder of the ICC, and is an internationally certified NLP trainer, consultant, business trainer and executive coach. Living in London, she works internationally doing NLP certification courses, international Coaching certification trainings, and seminars on communication skills, systemic thinking, leadership, and goal setting, with individuals and teams.

She has worked in Mexico, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Malta, Brazil and the UK. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently and does trainings in all three languages.  Recognized as one of the top executive coaches in Brazil, her clients have included Certisign (Verisign – Brazil).

With Joseph, she is the co-author of both ‘Coaching with NLP – How to Become a Master Coach. And ‘How Coaching Works’. (Short listed for Financial Times business book of the year 2007).


Alejandro Feiges –Administration and Technology manager

Master Coach Academy - Alejandro Feiges

Alejandro Feiges - Managing director for Administration and Technology

Alejandro is managing director of Administration and Technology for the Master Coach Academy.
He has worked for more than ten years in Software development and became a specialist on Distance Learning education, Instructional design and Project management.

He is also an International Certified Coach of the International Coaching Community (2006), Professional Ontological Coach and Master Practitioner of NLP.

He is the Community Manager for the International Coaching Community  and responsible for all Distance Learning education programs in the ICC.

International Partners

Daniel Álvarez Lamas

Daniel Alvarez Lamas - Master Coach Academy Partner

Daniel Alvarez Lamas - Master Coach Academy Partner

Daniel has a degree in Economics. MBA at IESE and Instituto de Empresa.  He is an NLP Master Practitioner at NLP University (Santa Cruz, CA). He is an International Certified Coach and Business Coach by the International Coaching Community (ICC).

In 2006, after a fourteen year career as a financial executive and regional director at BBVA, he moved to the field of coaching.
He has coached executives and politicians and been a consultant for 5 years. He trains coaches as an official ICC trainer.
Certified in developmental assessment by IDM (Gloucester, MA), he is the Spanish translator of the work of renowned researcher of human development Otto Laske. Daniel is Scientific Committee Coordinator of the “Xornadas Internacionais de Coaching” 2009, 2010 and 2011 (Santiago de Compostela), one of the most important events of coaching in Spain.