Learn More About Erickson Coaching Vision and Values

about erickson coaching international

Changing the world one conversation at a time

with Erickson Coaching International


We deliver Solution-Focused coach training, inspire and realize personal growth, and create positive transformation.

Pioneered and developed by Marilyn Atkinson, Ph.D, Solution-Focused Coaching is a coaching model that integrates proven value-based personal development practices. The Solution-Focused approach provides a framework to shift from the problem to putting the attention on the desired outcome.


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

We believe that everyone can create and implement positive change and growth in their lives, as well as inspire it in the lives of others.  Erickson Coaching International has been pioneering the most effective Coach Training and Business Leadership Programs for over 36 years.


Through our ICF-accredited program The Art & Science of Coaching, innovative graduate and personal development courses, and our World Game initiative. Erickson’s 40,000+ alumni around the globe are changing the world – one conversation at a time. Our instructors integrate the latest research with proven learner-centred practices to innovate education in the global community. Erickson delivers world-renowned, proven, learner-centred development and tools to elevate communication and human engagement. Of course – we do this a fun, engaging, and deeply meaningful way!

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

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

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

Meet Our Faculty

Marilyn Atkinson, PHD
Message from Marilyn Atkinson, Ph.D. – 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 on daily approaches to problem resolution. It must include training in the abilities to utilize 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 on a number of empowering models of consciousness which express the intrinsically whole and self-healing qualities of a human being. Solution-Focused Coaching 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 pulling 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 behavior and relationship, and consequently offer extremely effective pathways for personal, organizational 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 this 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

7 Reasons To Choose Erickson Coaching International For Your Coach Training