Make a bigger Impact.
Become a Certified Coach.


It’s time to let your story shine, as a coach.

The JRNI Essentials Track offers everything you need to become a certified life coach.

JRNI Coaching is more than your run-of-the-mill life coach certification program. You’re about to join a deeply rooted community of imperfect people who are pursuing a shared passion: Coaching others as they seek more meaningful lives.  

Your success as a coach is our highest priority and we're in it for the long haul, cheering you on and keeping you motivated as you build your own unique coaching practice.

Get Prepared to Take on The World

Get the coach training, community support and motivation you need to push through and achieve your personal goal of becoming a certified life coach who can make an impact in your community.

Essentials has been created by master coaches, to prepare coaches for what comes next in today's world. We improve, tweak and change classes based on student feedback and needs to bring in cutting edge coaching theory and instructors.

What Will I Learn?

You'll dive deep into all things needed to work with humans -- coaching conversation fundamentals, Positive Psychology, Person Centered Theory, Appreciative Inquiry, Intersectionality, You'll cover relationship coaching, overcoming fears, how to set the coaching agreement, signature themes, when to refer out and so much more.

You'll be exposed to a wide range of coaching interventions, theories and frameworks as you build up your coaching toolbox and narrow in on your specific coaching niche.

JRNI Coaching is dedicated to offering so much more than a cookie-cutter, coach education experience.  Our meaningful education targets the whole person and we are dedicated to the success of each individual student. 

We’re committed to informed, well-rounded and scientifically evidence-based training. JRNI Coaching provides a strong foundation in a variety of coaching techniques, methodologies, theories, frameworks and interventions.

Who Will I Grow Alongside?

The JRNI Coaching community attracts vibrant and lively people from all walks of life who are dedicated to changing our own lives, and making the world a better place too.

This community is grounded in compassion, kindness and the belief that coaching brings hope to all people. We support and cheer each other on as we build the coaching businesses of our dreams.

You'll be part of a strong supportive peer group, get guidance and motivation from your dedicated class coach, attend weekly coaching gatherings and office hours with our founders and so much more.

What Can I Expect?

Radical personal transformation. Challenging, inspiring conversations. Exposure to many different ways of thinking and coaching as you go deeper into this human-centric field.

JRNI Coaching centers personal and business development and we give you the tools and resources to flourish as a coach and a human. 

We take our training, partnerships and community-building seriously and we can't wait to see where this training takes you. This is just the beginning of the rest of your life.


Benefits & Perks

We provide all of our graduates with training, opportunities, ongoing skill building, support and education.

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Live, online weekly class sessions led by experts in the field. Foundational training in Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry in addition to exposure to a variety of coaching techniques.

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A community of fellow students and alumni to partner, network with as you become a certified life coach. Dedicated profile pages, detailed JRNI coaching business roadmap, and so much more.

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Office Hours

Exclusive weekly Office Hours with Noelle Cordeaux and John Kim to discuss class topics, talk shop, and get advice on coaching best practices.

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Submit your writing and articles to our blog and benefit from our editorial eye, topic ideas and promotion via our social media accounts.

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Participate in opportunities to put your skills to good use at live wellness events such as SXSW and the JRNI Annual Retreat.

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Partake in practice opportunities via peer coaching, JRNI client matching and live partner events.

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Job Board

Benefit from coaching job opportunities vetted by JRNI, exclusively offered to our alumni.

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Leverage our corporate partnerships to elevate your own coaching brand.

Tuition & Payment Plans

Tuition for JRNI Essentials coach training, certification and ongoing membership in our community with ongoing support is $3,995 with payment plans beginning as low as $287 per month.

We are proud to offer a discount to our First Responder, Active Duty, Veteran service members and their spouses -- contact us for more information.

Learn More


What's the difference between certification and credentialing?

Certification is the first step in your coaching journey. You learn how to coach real people, get exposure to a wide variety of theory, technique and interventions and learn how to launch a business as a professional coach.

Credentialing is the next step, and revolves around learning how to meet certain standards and ethics, behavioral markers needed for professional competencies, completing hours of coaching and submitting to testing of your knowledge.

To attain your ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential, first you need to complete certification. JRNI offers science-backed, evidence-based life coach training certification that is deeply rooted in positive psychology. Our ICF-path program is entirely online and lasts 28 weeks, and grants you 60 CCE units. This includes live weekly coach training, exposure to a wide variety of methods and techniques, and business development. You will also gain hands on professional development netting 25 of the 100 hours required to move you towards ICF Credentialing.

We are not just a training program but a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community of coaches who are committed to bettering ourselves and the world. Your journey doesn’t end when your training does, JRNI offers lifetime support, live events, real world experience and a solid foundational community to uplift and support you as you reach your own goals.

JRNI is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners, via their CCE program (Continuing Coach Education).

We often tell people that this isn’t a life coaching program, it’s a life changing program. We say this because we’ve seen it time and time again and we can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself.

What is the International Coach Federation (ICF)?

JRNI Coaching is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners, via their CCE program (Continuing Coach Education). When you graduate from our program via JRNI Signature, you will be awarded 60 CCE credits towards ICF certification or renewal.

The ICF is a non-profit, professional organization and their mission is to build, support and preserve the integrity of the coaching profession. It exists to bring professionalism and ethical standards to the field of coaching and we are proud to meet those high standards.

At JRNI Coaching we train life coaches to work and build practices in the wellness marketplace. We certify that all of our coaches have been trained in our evidence-based technique and are theoretically, relationally and ethically qualified to work as coaches. Our training is grounded in adaptive therapeutic change technique, goal setting theory, the science of positive psychology, and much more. Beyond theory you will learn everything you need to know to build a coaching business, from theories and concepts to branding and marketing.

What's the difference between JRNI Essentials and JRNI Signature?

JRNI Essentials is our core coach training program and offers science-backed, evidence-based life coach training that is deeply rooted in positive psychology. Our program is entirely online and lasts 20 weeks, which includes live weekly coach training, exposure to a wide variety of methods and techniques, and business development.

JRNI Signature is our program for those seeking Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialing from the ICF. JRNI Signature includes EVERYTHING in Essentials, plus classes in core competencies, test prep, mentor coaching and more.

Does my JRNI certificate or ICF credential need to be renewed?

Your JRNI Coaching certification, once earned, is good for life. You are a member of the JRNI Coaching community and part of our coaching family. Your ICF Coaching Credential will need to be renewed every few years -- check with the ICF website for the latest information on renewal.

How long does it take to do this? What if I currently have a full-time job?

Certification via JRNI Signature will take 28 weeks, but credentialing can take much longer as you work to complete coaching hours and prepare for the ICF's CKA coaching assessment test. JRNI will be with you every step of the way.

Most people who become life coaches are adults who have a full-time job and often a family. JRNI Coaching is designed to be taken while you are continuing your life. That’s why class is on Sundays and you can work through all the material on your own time. All the materials are hosted online permanently on your Student Portal.

When is the best time to start getting my ICF credential?

Credentialing can take some time, and we always say there’s no perfect time to begin this incredible journey. It’s more about what’s right for you. If this is something you’ve been thinking about for a while, and you want to go for ICF credentialing, you just have to let go and start the journey.

Overthinking and fear will always prevent you from making a difference in this world, if you let them. The best time is now. Really. If you’re reading this, it’s been brewing inside you. No more waiting. So many wait because they think they have to be at a better place in their life or have “their sh*t together.” That’s not true. Co-founder John Kim helped thousands when he was at the lowest point in his life. If you’re passionate about becoming a life coach, do it now.

How do I enroll?

If you feel ready to begin your journey, you can click here to enroll.

Is the program 100% online?

Yes. The training portion of the program is entirely online, which means you have the freedom and flexibility you need to learn how to become a life coach. We use video conferencing to host our live, real time, online classes. They are interactive and you can see and talk to everybody in the class. Our online classes typically take place on Sundays mornings (Pacific Time) and run for about 2 hours. We always post recordings of all class sessions. Everything is done online from the comfort of your own home or on the go. We also host real world events and gather together at SXSW as well as our JRNI Annual Retreat, but these retreats are optional.

I have other questions, can I contact JRNI?

Yes! Click here to schedule a call with one of our team members for more information, to get your questions answered and see how we can help you become a force for good. You can also reach us at 415-799-1316.