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 to raise self-awareness, inspire personal growth and create positive transformation throughout the globe.

Pioneered and developed by Marilyn Atkinson, Ph.D, Solution-Focused Coaching is an advanced coaching model that integrates the profession of coaching with a highly developed body of personal growth methodologies. Erickson’s programs combine masterful coaching with proven Ericksonian principles and unique Solution-Focused techniques.


To create a world consciousness tipping point through transformational human development and coach training.

We believe that everyone has the ability to effect positive change and growth in their lives and inspire it in the lives of others. Since 1980 Erickson Coaching International has been pioneering the most effective Coach Training and Business Leadership Programs in the world. Training in over 27 countries and 60 cities, Erickson instructors integrate the cutting-edge research  to provide innovative education to a global community.

Our ICF accredited program “The Art & Science of Coaching”, the Erickson Business Center, and Erickson Graduate Development Programs deliver world-renowned coaching material that is proven to enhance interpersonal communication and effectiveness in a fum, engaging, and deeply meaningful way.


By living and promoting our values of:

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

These are the values that we wanted represented in Erickson Coaching International, and that we practice everyday – with our families, friends, colleagues and our students. We believe that Erickson attracts people who share the same values and strive to live these at all times.

Meet Our Faculty

Marilyn Atkinson, PHD
Message from Marilyn Atkinson, Ph.D – Founder of Erickson Coaching InternationalAt 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

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