JRNI Coaching has proudly graduated almost a thousand coaches to date, with more joining their ranks every day. We asked our coaches to share their takeaways about the JRNI Coaching experience in their own words and here's their honest, unvarnished reviews of this life-changing program.
"Absolutely the best program on the market. As a JRNI student, you have access to every resource you could possibly need to prepare you for a coaching career.
As a JRNI graduate, you become part of a powerful, supportive community of coaches with an unprecedented breadth and depth of expertise. With everyone's different experiences and coaching styles, the JRNI community is able to tap into the strength of our diversity and help individuals and groups everywhere effect sustainable growth and positive, lasting change."
Trey Ramsey -- 2020 Graduate
"JRNI was above and beyond what I hoped. The education is science-based using the latest research, but taught in an incredibly accessible manner. Through practicum hours I gained confidence in using the skills and tools I was taught. The instructors are incredibly supportive, encouraging and beyond knowledgeable. What REALLY surprised me and is why I not only love JRNI, but recommend it to everyone, is the community.
The bonds I have formed with not only my cohort, but other JRNI alumni are invaluable. JRNI attracts genuine, big-hearted, wonderful people and I feel so blessed to be part of that community. What's more, even after you graduate, JRNI continues to support their grads with ongoing learning opportunities, community and assistance in advancing your coaching business."
Ali Wild -- 2020 Graduate
"I knew when I signed up for this course that I was wanting to help others. What I didn't fully realize at the outset was that I was also committing to growth within myself. This program has given me the structure, tools and science to bring about positive change in the lives of others. It has also brought about positive change in my own life and thinking, as I applied what I learned in my own life. Each week, another layer is added onto the foundation of the science and field of coaching. This program also provides a community in which you learn, providing support, understanding, and encouragement. I am so grateful for the JRNI community, both within the cohort and in the alumni group. I am so grateful to our teachers and to John and Noelle for creating this space. I am so grateful that I said 'yes' and for this opportunity in my life."
Vanessa Bonkoski -- 2020 Graduate
"Here's the truth: I found my own power while in this program. My biggest take away from the program was a wealth of knowledge, which in turn gave me confidence. After completing JRNI Coaching, I knew with absolute certainty that I could coach someone using the tools and techniques I was taught. Taking the JRNI Coaching program catapulted my coaching career leaps and bounds, and I will be forever grateful for the experience. The success I have seen is a result of JRNI Coaching. And as a successful coach, if there’s any advice I could share with you, it’s to give yourself permission to go for it."
Shay Haynie -- 2018 Graduate
"I love JRNI as a program, and I love it as a community. I'm proud and confident in my training. I felt this enormous sense of power and purpose in finally understanding that I was the only one with my exact story and that my story was an asset, one with the potential to help others and really broaden my world as I connect to more people. I'm growing right now as a coach, a teacher, a wife, an athlete, and an entrepreneur, and all my efforts as an individual would be half as fruitful if it weren't for all the loving support around me."
Cat H. Bradley -- 2019 Graduate
"JRNI Coaching was worth far more than what I paid for. It is truly an investment in yourself first and a future business second. The best thing about this particular course is that when you complete it, you are ready to open up shop. They have given you all the tools you need to start a thriving practice. The level of support from your fellow cohorts is astonishing and the interior support from JRNI is phenomenal. They truly want you to have the best experience and are committed to helping you build a foundation for a lasting practice and personal growth. JRNI is a company that is always adjusting, listening to feedback, and putting your education first. In a sea of quick courses and weekend certifications that are available on the Internet, JRNI Coaching stands high above and puts you in the best position for future success."
Jonathan Greene -- 2019 Graduate
"Before I joined the Intensive, I researched other companies. I looked at the website, program, and requirements. It seemed real, down to earth, and do-able; professional and of tremendous value, but not stuffy. Then I had a call with Stephanie; she was warm and kind and made me feel welcome, before I'd even enrolled. What a wonderful representation and 'face' of the company! Everyone is like that here! The education I received is amazing and the life-long friends and support are invaluable! I can't recommend it enough!"
Leigh-Leigh Kossman -- 2019 Graduate
"The entire experience of JRNI was so much more than what I imagined! The skills absorbed, the professional and personal connections made, and the wealth of resources and insights are absolutely priceless. I can say with confidence, that immersing myself in JRNI was one of the most positive, transformational, and self-loving decisions I have ever made. I feel empowered and grateful for every moment of the JRNI experience. Becoming a Life Coach and sharing these gifts with my Clients brings me total career fulfillment."
Debra Arlyn -- 2020 Graduate
"JRNI was a wonderful experience. The staff were helpful, friendly, and Knowledgeable. Pam is a valuable asset and friend. You will want to use her skills often. I love my classmates and I am truly confident in coaching after taking this course."
Margie Carpenter-Hargis -- 2019 Graduate
"This experience has truly helped shape who I am becoming, not only as a life coach but also as a person. The first week starting the Catalyst Coaching Intensive. The world around me was being tested and questioned around. However, as one world was falling apart and telling me I could not have a voice, another world was opening called JRNI Coaching. Where I was met by people who wanted to listen to my voice. The support you get from the instructors and your cohort peers is truly remarkable."
Jared Usey -- 2019 Graduate
"I loved the conversational, interactive aspect of the classes. It felt like real people talking about real experiences, and helped me understand my own coaching unique style and get comfortable with it. I learned to choose practice over perfection and showing up as human instead of as someone who has it all figured out. I learned coaching can be natural and intuitive after some training, which makes it a practice I can weave into my lifestyle for life."
Mashael Fakhro -- 2019 Graduate
"I want you to know that from the moment you start at JRNI, you're among friends who are on a similar life path. There will always be several ready ears and hearts. To me, this has been the most invaluable thing.
If this program is calling you, there's a reason for that. It's amazing. Truly. And the more you put into it, the more you'll get in return. There's a good chance I'll go through it again sometime, I loved my experience THAT much."
Brianne Hunsley -- 2019 Graduate
"Fundamental in my development as a coach. A comprehensive, well-rounded approach to the world of coaching. Such a safe community for interaction, sharing, accountability, growth and vulnerability. JRNI helped me build my confidence as a coach and helped me form my own personal style as a coach that has led me to booking clients left, right and centre. Exactly what I needed to kick start my career as a coach!"
Jamie Rea -- 2019 Graduate
"I gained the confidence to call myself a coach and greater management skills. The course helped me to become more centered and self aware. The communication and listening methods I learned from the program are useful every day, all day. In addition to the coaching clients that I work with weekly via phone, I use coaching methods while managing the team at Dryft as well."
Kym NonStop -- 2019 Graduate
"Every day I use the tools and learnings I received through JRNI to deepen my practice with my students. I love that JRNI gives you permission to find your own voice and that life coaching can look like many things. The coursework rooted in psychology was profound and It added another layer to the personal development I had already been doing. The JRNI program will provide you with an incredible foundation in a supportive environment."
Brianna Firestone-- 2018 Graduate
"This course isn’t just about learning how to help someone achieve their goals. This is about connecting with yourself and having faith that everything else will fall into place."
Alec Scwartz -- 2019 Graduate
"JRNI Coaching provided the knowledge and confidence I needed to move forward in my career. The program helped me to discern what individuals I can serve best after determining my niche. I felt like an integral partner with the others in my cohort. The knowledge based training from a variety of experienced trainers exposed me to lots of different ways of doing something. And lastly, I learned how valuable my story was to the success of my coaching career."
Christina R. Kolassa -- 2019 Graduate
"The JRNI Coaching Intensive was an amazing experience. The quality instructors made the experience interesting and so valuable. The best part was the community that supported and inspired us to be authentic and real in our coaching."
Kate Moreland -- 2019 Graduate
"JRNI Coaching is REAL people looking to REALLY change lives. I felt not just welcome, but home. The group is amazing and supportive. Everyone is there for you. They provide everything that you learn and access to the groups FOREVER. The cost to take the program? Worth every bit and more. I feel like I got the better deal. Don't tell JRNI."
Zackary Henson -- 2019 Graduate
"JRNI helped me realize that there isn't necessarily a "right" or "wrong" way to coach. This was quite a relief and since we had different teachers showing us their different approaches it made it easier for me to find my own way. The main transformation that I experienced during the program was gaining trust in my ability to be clear. The exercises in active listening and looking at how we frame questions helped me find a deeper clarity when I'm presenting information. I've been using the skills and knowledge I gained from the JRNI program to be confident enough to coach yoga teachers throughout the world. It really opens you up to be more expansive and courageous in taking on whatever life is bringing you."
Julie Martin -- 2018 Graduate
I already had a mental health license, but JRNI offered me something I did not get from grad school -- community, support and freedom. It offered a community of varied professionals for support. It offered the tools I required for freedom. What really set this program apart was the support of the cohort I was assigned to, the accessibility and authenticity of the instructors. The continuing access to peers, meet ups, job opportunities and networking are unlike anything I saw with other programs.
Jessica Martin -- 2019 Graduate
"One of the biggest benefits that I got out of the program was being encouraged to tear down my walls, vulnerably and courageously share the dark parts of myself and tap into who I really am. Hearing and sharing stories with my cohort on a weekly basis filled me with a sense of togetherness, gratitude and strength that I’ve never gotten out of anything else quite the same. You will be met by the instructors and by your cohort with open arms, zero judgement and no expectations. You will be able to come in exactly as you are and you will be encouraged to speak from the depths of your heart… If you’re reading this, your heart and the universe have undoubtedly and un-accidentally led you here, there are no coincidences. Listen to your heart, turn down the volume on your ego."
Christian Lopez -- 2018 Graduate
"Having a community of other people who are doing the same thing helps you bounce ideas off one another, find inspiration, and is a source of strength on tough days when you feel like giving up. Our JRNI family is very special, we truly care about and deeply respect one another. I came to JRNI to help others change their lives, not expecting to find a chosen family or my purpose and calling along the way. I’m proof that people can completely change their lives from this work, whether they’re a client or a coach. Your life will never be the same - and maybe that’s the best thing about the experience."
Charlene Corpus -- 2017 Graduate
"The JRNI coaching program helped me to learn to put structures and methodologies in place for skills I already have. It helped me gain perspective about the power of showing up, holding space, and being a mirror to facilitate transformation. In the program, I learned to trust how much I already know, and that gave me confidence to dive into a different way to facilitate transformation. This is a wonderful place to start your foray into coaching with a vibrant, supportive community!"
Erin Celeste -- 2018 Graduate
"I didn’t expect to come into such a welcoming community of unique people around the world, but I’m so happy I did. I learned so much about myself, my life coaching style, my niche, and even more about community and acceptance. JRNI Coaching taught me about the art of questioning, coaching techniques, mirroring other coach-to-client sessions, and most importantly the art of listening. Coming out of the program as a graduate, I’ve seen myself grow into my true and highest self, and can now use that to positively impact others and use skills I didn’t have before to focus on getting my clients excited about their future. It’s just a huge bonus that JRNI is a community that offers 24/7 connection with other coaches and students around the world.
Avery Carrier -- 2018 Graduate
"JRNI Coaching surpassed my expectations. Here's why: first, it provided a great theoretical foundation, teaching me various coaching approaches and the reasons why they are effective. Second, it gave me many opportunities to actually practice coaching. And finally, even after completing the program, I've continued to receive support from JRNI with additional education, help marketing and developing my business as a coach, and an extremely supportive Facebook group of JRNI graduates."
Jay Zaltzman -- 2018 Graduate
"My experience in the JRNI training was electrifyingly eye opening. Learning the aspects of coaching and how my work as a Therapist, overlapped in the training was incredible. Concepts were reinforced, I highly benefited from getting to learn from some of the most amazing coaches in the industry. The world of wellness is changing, I finally found my tribe, my people. The program was so validating, life affirming and brought a skill set that I could create my dream career with! If you’re thinking about taking the leap, just Do it! Take it from me, you’ll be glad you did!"
Crystal Richard -- 2018 Graduate
"JRNI has opened a world of new highways for my story to travel on, in a very productive and helpful way for others to absorb and benefit from. For the weird ones, the questioning, the self-motivated, the curious, the compassionate, the thoughtful, the brave, the scared. If you are any of these things, and want to use your uniqueness to better the lives of others in ways you cannot yet fathom, this course is for you. Invest in yourself, take the leap of faith and trust the journey."
Beth Derrick -- 2016 Graduate
"JRNI cultivated in me the positive psychological skills needed to thrive – resilience, perseverance, a growth mindset – I see life through an entirely different set of lenses now. I love myself and truly believe that I deserve to acknowledge my strengths and successes. I’ve become a rockstar at setting personal boundaries to support my mental health, and more assertive of my needs. I work as a health coach and a coach supervisor at Noom. I love my job and work for an incredible, positive company. I met one of my dearest friends in the JRNI program, discovered myself as a person, and my passion. As with anything worth doing, if you put the work into it you won’t regret it!"
Leslie Wier -- 2015 Graduate
"I am so thrilled that I took JRNI Coaching because not only does it benefit my clients, but I feel in my day to day life, it has made me more willing to try new things, take chances and I feel pretty fearless now. I went in without feeling like I needed or even really wanted much to change in my life, but I grew SO MUCH! I believe there is never the "right time" to do things you are interested in, if you are considering it, just jump in!"
Melanie Eggleston -- 2017 Graduate
"Before I joined JRNI Coaching I felt a lot of solitude and disconnect. I was running my own business and though love what I do, but there was something missing. As a business coach, I didn't know how becoming a life coach would benefit me, but I listened to my gut knew there was something that could make the work I do with my clients deeper and more effective. After joining JRNI, it all began to fall into place. Not only was I becoming a more well-rounded coach, but I learned more about myself than I imagined I would. My habits changed and I felt a new sense of belonging as I became a part of this powerful community of smart, soulful, down-to-earth coaches who have become friends and confidantes. With the JRNI Community behind me, I am more confident, have growth and business opportunities that are offered to me almost daily through the group, and I am serving my clients at a higher level."
Michelle Rabell -- 2017 Graduate
"Despite having experience working in the mental health field and being well versed in a clinical therapeutic practice, JRNI provided the missing pieces of the puzzle. While my clinical therapeutic background provided me with the tools to help people heal, being a catalyst has supplemented my tool box to help people grow. On a personal level, having gone through the course as provided me with an opportunity to learn a better way to love, live and perceive the world."
Aileen Uy -- 2015 Graduate
"JRNI Coaching was a life changing experience for me. I can't say enough good things about it. Not only did I pick up life coaching and leadership skills, I learned about entrepreneurship and branding, which I feel is missing from a lot of life coaching certification programs. The people in my cohort are genuine, positive and incredibly supportive and at the end of the program we truly became a family! I also love the program because once you complete it, there is continuing support and you have a huge network of coaches, not to mention JRNI staff for support as well as so many tools at your disposal to grow yourself as a coach. One of the opportunities available to you is that you can coach for JRNI while setting up your own business should you choose to do so. JRNI is growing as a company and as a community and I'm incredibly excited and beyond happy to be a part of it."
Diorella Manzano -- 2018 Graduate
"I was in a major life transition when I decided to take the JRNI program. With no clear expectations I jumped in and was blown away from day one!! From the comfort of my own home each week I was being handed the tools for that "forever kind of change" we all dream of but not sure how to go about making happen. The entire JRNI experience never actually ends, it continues to be the best decision I ever made."
Marie Senzaiz - 2018 Graduate
"If you want to rock someone's world, this is the front door for you to enter.The question is: are you bold enough? I was already a coach; what it brought was more from life coaching - something that was 100% meaningful to me. Awesome people, terrific support!"
Pedro Pinto -- 2016 Graduate
"JRNI Coaching was a life changing experience. Not only do you learn about becoming a life coach, but you also learn so much about yourself. All the instructors were beyond amazing and experts at what they taught. I couldn't have asked for anything more. The most unexpected thing I gained from JRNI was life long friends. I made connections that I don't have words to describe my feelings. JRNI is more than a Life Coach training business, it is a family. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking for more out of their life."
Jason Hinkemeyer -- 2018 Graduate
"When I found this course, something clicked inside and I decided to follow up so that I could figure out what's going on in life and have a better grasp of my reality. After taking the course I felt better able to navigate my own life and I started prioritizing the things in my life I care about. I learned that I need to take care of myself. If you don't do that, people are going to miss out on all your cool. Also, taking the course with like minded cool people really, really helps!"
Damian D. -- 2018 Graduate
"JRNI Coaching has been an incredible experience. The instructors are extremely skilled and knowledgeable, and bring such genuine interest in our learning to class. The connections I've made with the people in my class are strong, they feel like family now, and the support we share is priceless. Not only have I learned ways to help people, the class also taught me so much about myself, and I know that I have evolved as a person. My life is better, and has a purpose and focus that I can't imagine being without. This class is the best thing I have done for my future both professionally and personally."
Angela Carlson -- 2018 Graduate
"I've done a fair amount of training courses in my day, and this one exceeded expectations. I began implementing the strategies, both personally and professionally, and saw immediate results. The best part is that the experience doesn't end when the training does! They are actively implementing improvements based on real time feedback and the alumni community is INCREDIBLE."
Jennifer Spore -- 2018 Graduate
"JRNI Coaching changed my life. It gave me the tools and resources to become a better coach, it provided me with encouragement to jump before I was ready, all the while supporting me during and after the course- both personally and professionally. You know that thing you've been waiting for? That jump start? The reset button for your life? This is it. JRNI is it."
Stephanie Zoccatelli -- 2017 Graduate
"This investment in myself has proven its worth, every single day since the beginning. I’m taking away tools I can use for life coaching, but also tools for living a more productive life."
Brian Hulbert -- 2017 Graduate
"You don’t have to be in a health related field to get everything you need from JRNI. You can be whoever you are and get exactly what you need from this program. You just have to make the decision to change your life."
Paul Harwell -- 2017 Graduate
"When you leave the JRNI experience, it's not just a virtual handshake and a certificate, it is the beginning of a journey. The community is alive and spilling over with resources and support."
Caitlin Boyle -- 2015 Graduate
"Wow, wow, wow! So thrilled to be a part of the journey. There is so much pain and hurt in the world, it's a joy to be a part of a team that brings hope and love."
David P. -- 2018 Graduate
"The instructors are incredible. They are well culled and come with lots of great insight and information. At the end of every session I want more."
Jenn Reddy -- 2017 Graduate