About jrni COACHING

At JRNI Coaching, (pronounced journey), we help you unlock the power of your story to make a bigger impact on your corner of the world, as a coach.

JRNI provides evidence-based coach training, vibrant community and lifetime support on your journey towards becoming a coach.

John Kim and Noelle Cordeaux came together almost a decade ago, brought together by a shared love of coaching and helping others. They wanted to help train others in the techniques and methods that had helped their clients make progress in their own lives. They assembled a team of incredible instructors, developed an evidence-based training program rooted in the science of positive psychology and launched JRNI Coaching.

The JRNI Coaching Intensive has graduated over a thousand coaches and we're just getting started.

With JRNI Coaching, you'll launch your unique practice in six months, transforming yourself and others as you make a bigger impact on the world.

The JRNI Mission

A lot of talented people dream of having a coaching business, but aren’t quite sure how to get there.
We train and certify adventurous coaches, making sure you’ve got all you need to build a business you love and transform lives, on your terms.

JRNI Coaching Values

Put People First

You're the reason we do what we do. We make time for our community. Always.

Dare to Be Different

Ignore the expectations society tries to impose on you. Step into your power and leave your mark on the world.

Your Story is Your Gold

Your story is unique and has the power to help others. You are good enough, right now, the way you are.

No B.S.

Honesty and kindness go hand in hand. Integrity and trust matter.

Boundless, Not Broken

There's no such thing as a broken human. You can rebuild yourself through others.

Make the Space

There's plenty of room for everyone to be the best versions of themselves.

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Our JRNI Instructors

Catalyst Intensive founder John Kim also known as The Angry Therapist

John Kim


John Kim, LMFT, AKA The Angry Therapist and co-founder of JRNI pioneered the online life coaching movement. Seven years ago, John Kim's divorce led to his total re-birth and became an unconventional therapist and life coach by working out of the box and growing his audience of like-minded people from the ground up. John's books The Angry Therapist’s No BS Guide to Finding and Living Your Own Truth and I Used to Be a Miserable Fuck: An Everyman's Guide to a Meaningful Life have inspired thousands.

Catalyst Intensive founder Noelle Cordeaux

Noelle Cordeaux, ACC


Noelle Cordeaux is CEO and co-founder of JRNI. She is also a feminist scholar, coach, speaker, and sexologist who specializes in the relationship with the self. She combines methods grounded in positive psychology with traditional, clinical sexology to help her clients gain true progress. Noelle is highly trained in positive psychology, an ICF (International Coaching Federation) Certified Coach, and a graduate of the Executive and Professional Coaching program from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Deanna Moffitt

Deanna Moffitt


Deanna Moffitt helps people turn “what if” into “why not.” She elevates their experience in life and leadership through the power of their conversations, questions, and decisions. She has helped folks at companies including Google, American Express, DocuSign, Microsoft, Viacom, Marriott as well as 100's of individuals outsideof the corporate world.

Lena Queen, L.C.S.W., M.ED.

Lena Queen, L.C.S.W., M.Ed.


Lena Queen, LCSW, M.Ed, is a Black Queer womxn and hippie with over 17 years of clinical experience,  who is a full-time private practice sex therapist and sex educator and sex coach. Her therapeutic approach is intersectional healing-centered that is trauma-informed,  kink-aware and pleasuring affirming. Her specialties include, but not limited to, relationship & intimacy, anxiety, depression, PTSD, sexual trauma, sexual healing, and sexual liberation, in addition to, sexuality and gender development.

MC McDonald

MC McDonald, Ph.D.


MaryCatherine (MC) McDonald is a Ph.D. and a certified life coach. She has been researching, teaching, and coaching about trauma for her entire career. She has written two books and several journal articles on grief, trauma, and traumatic memory. As a life coach, MC has worked with people through all sorts of life experiences - combat, sexual assault, childhood trauma, death of a loved one, relationship abuse, infidelity, career transitions, gender identity issues, family dynamics, divorce, coping with mental illness diagnosis, and so on. In all of her work, she is committed to understanding trauma more deeply and demystifying both the symptoms of trauma and the healing process.

 Juliann Wiese

Juliann Wiese, PCC


Juliann has over 25 years of corporate experience in a variety of capacities including; organization development, talent management, leadership and executive development. She has worked across a wide variety of industries and sectors including health care, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and service industries, and call center environments. Juliann has provided coaching, training and consulting around the world in over a dozen countries.

Jackie Kibler

Jackie Kibler, Ph.D.


Dr. Jackie Kibler is a Catalyst Life Coach, speaker, writer, and Ph.D. psychologist who studies wellness and focuses on how daily positive actions can connect us to each other, ourselves, and to a meaningful life. Her genuineness, love of life, ability to connect with others, and desire to make a difference make her an inspiring force for change. She believes in helping others discover the power of the daily legacy.

Aileen Uy

Aileen Uy, LCSW


Aileen Uy is a clinically trained Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Energy Psychology practitioner, and Catalyst Life Coach who integrates whole person care into her individual practices.  She believes in defying antiquated life standards and helping others create a life design they are excited about.  Inspired by her life experiences and educational background, Aileen has a passion for mentoring and coaching other Catalysts throughout their time in the intensive and post-graduation.  

Charisse M Williams

Charisse M. Williams


Charisse is a leadership coach, facilitator and trainer who helps individuals and teams achieve their goals and thrive. Before becoming a full-time coach, she worked in social justice organizations for 25 years on human rights, education, racial equity, criminal and juvenile justice reform issues. She has taught and facilitated workshops and retreats in settings as diverse as board rooms, college campuses and juvenile detention centers. In 2015, her personal health and wellness journey led her to become a certified yoga teacher. She now approaches all of her work through a mindfulness lens. Charisse earned her JD from Northwestern University School of Law and BA from Cornell University.

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Jo Encarnacion


Jo Encarnacion aka "The Digital Maven" has dared to lead hundreds of women down a path of radical self acceptance, gaining her recognition by CEO of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington as one of the Top 20 Health + Wellness role models. Jo has pivoted through many different career paths in her lifetime. She is the Founder behind GOFITJO, which has amassed a following of over 80,000 people, and a thriving blog of 20,000 readers a month. She most recently launched the Hella Married podcast, where she and her partner, Jonathan, share messy conversations around love, sex, + relationships. Her mission is to help womxn release their shame and create pleasure + play in their relationships to experience healthy sensual bliss in their lives.

Khary Hornsby

Khary Hornsby


Khary Hornsby has a passion for empowering people to skillfully connect across real and perceived cultural differences through cultivating cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence and mindfulness skill-sets. He has over 14 years of experience in international relations leadership positions and has conducted workshops and presentations in over 40 countries. He is a certified trainer in: EQ-i 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence); EQ 360; Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI); and CQ Level 2 (Cultural Intelligence). Khary is a certified Budokon yoga instructor and is an avid social dancer. He earned a bachelor of science degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.

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Jaclyn Mullen


Jaclyn Mullen, aka “The Jaclyn of All Trades” is a performing artist by trade, and a savvy marketer by education and experience. Jaclyn has packaged her 14+ years of experience in digital marketing strategy and customer acquisition into actionable insights for BOLD movers, shakers and multi-passionate makers in the world via the classes and workshops she leads for several leading #edtech companies. As both a subject matter expert and teacher, she is happy to remind you of your brilliance and uncover the stories and sound bites that will act as a spark to help you and your online community unite+grow.

Linzi Hawkin

Linzi Hawkin


Linzi Hawkin Brand strategist & environmental educator living in a tiny house on a tiny island. Obsessed with all things ocean. Happiest when in, on or under water. Founder of Protect Blue, an ocean focused creative agency & SUPKids, an environmental education program for kids on SUP’s, and co-founder of Wavemaker Collective, where social innovation & creativity meet the sea. Her mission - Sparking a sense of agency to go out and make a dent in something you care deeply about!

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Bonnie Stith, PCC


Bonnie Stith retired from the position of Director of the Center for Cyber Intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Directorate of Digital Innovation.
In her coaching and consulting practice, Bonnie works with leaders and organizations to create new success through strategic focus on leadership and culture through well-defined mission, vision and values. Her approach helps leaders define, understand, and accomplish the steps that achieve desired organizational and professional success. She is an experienced executive coach who focuses on building leadership styles and behaviors at all levels of an organization, with particular focus on C-Suite Executives.

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Joyce Chen


Joyce Chen helps purpose minded individuals feel empowered through their stories. She is a passionate storyteller, wanderluster and professionally trained Brand Marketing Professional who lives life through the lens of curiosity. She has a fondness for developing brand strategy, an insatiable curiosity for understanding how people engage with brands and is passionate about helping individuals grow into their Personal Brand of self. With over 15+ years of corporate Brand Strategy & Marketing Experience, she’s launched and developed a variety of commercial & lifestyle luxury brands. Joyce grew up in California after moving from Taiwan to the U.S. and attended the University of California Berkeley studying Mass Communications & Public Policy.

Pam Davis

Pam Davis


Pam Davis is the JRNI Class Coach for all JRNI Cohorts. She is a graduate of the JRNI Intensive as well as the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) with 50+ years of living too small. She loves to laugh, hug, take the road less traveled, and listen to disco music. Gratitude, creativity and community matter. She hears your heart way before you do.

Team JRNI Coaching

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Noelle Cordeaux
Founder, CEO of JRNI

Noelle Cordeaux is CEO and co-founder of JRNI. She is also a feminist scholar, coach, speaker, and sexologist who specializes in the relationship with the self. She has carved out a unique niche in the world of coaching, combining positive psychology with clinical sexology to help her clients gain true progress. Noelle is an ICF (International Coaching Federation) Certified Coach, holds a B.A. in Literature from Rutgers University and a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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John Kim (The Angry Therapist)
Founder, Head of Content

John Kim, LMFT, AKA The Angry Therapist and co-founder of JRNI pioneered the online life coaching movement eight years ago, quickly building a large social following through his unconventional use of transparency + technology to reach people. Seven years ago, John Kim went through a divorce which led to his total re-birth and became an unconventional therapist and life coach by working out of the box and growing his audience of like-minded people from the ground up.

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Julie Pinchevskaya
Head of Product

Julie is an experienced Product Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and IoT industries. Skilled in agile, data analysis, business strategy and user-driven thinking, Julie's number one priority is to make sure we are providing our students with the best experience possible. She's always keeping the JRNI team on task and heads up our special initiatives projects in the healthcare sector.

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Pam Davis
Director of Student Engagement
Pam is Class Coach for the JRNI Coaching experience. She is a graduate of JRNI, IIN, and 50 plus years of living too small. She loves to laugh, hug, take the road less traveled, and disco music. Gratitude, creativity and community matter. She hears your heart way before you do.

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Rithu Jagannath
Project Coordinator

Rithu keeps us all organized and on track with her excellent project management skills. She is based in Canada and enjoys cooking, personal development and growth, podcasting and developing her cooking skills in hopes of one day joining the next season of Masterchef.

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Stephanie Zoccatelli
Admissions Coach

Stephanie is a writer and coach. At JRNI, she works in admissions, manages our Instagram, and runs some of our alumni programs. Almost always traveling (pre-pandemic), Stephanie is originally from Dossobuono, Italy.

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Amanda Meyncke
Head of Marketing

Amanda Meyncke oversees all marketing initiatives and strategic initiatives, podcast production, editorial publications and PR for JRNI. Previously Head of Content for Women.com, a YC-backed company, she's worked in the fashion and film industry before finding her way to wellness.

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