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You don’t fit the mold. You’re irreverent, down-to-earth, you value transparency and a no-bullshit approach. You want a life coach training program that’s as unique as you are, with authentic instructors and fellow students who are dedicated to forging their own, unique path in the world of coaching.
As you’ve begun your journey towards becoming a powerful force for good in the world, you haven’t quite found a life coach certification that works for you. Other training programs have left you with more questions than answers. You’ve maybe even gotten certified, but you’re still left wondering how to actually launch a coaching business that FEELS like you.
You’ve already paid too much attention to the insecurities and distractions that have kept you from starting your coaching practice, and believe me, we’ve felt them ourselves:
-- What if I’m not good enough?
-- What if I can’t find clients?
-- What if I don’t have my own sh*t together?
The truth is -- those are only a few of the questions you have, and may even have no idea where to even begin but you feel the pull to become a life coach. You don’t need to struggle alone through pointless certifications and run of the mill training that left you without the practice you want or the support you need to succeed.
What if there was an easier way to launch your practice within the year?
What if you didn’t have to reinvent the wheel and build your practice on your own?
What if there was a program as vibrant and unique as you and the goals you have?
You’re ready to make a career change into something vastly more fulfilling than your current day job
You're a therapist, counselor, social worker looking to add unique coaching skills to your existing skill set
You're a yoga or reiki teacher, healer, masseuse or spa owner looking to add coaching to your services
The Catalyst Coaching Intensive isn’t just a life coach certification, it’s a launchpad for your own personal, intensely unique coaching practice. It is our firm belief that you don’t have to do it alone. Becoming a part of the world of JRNI means you’re plugging into a coaching community that’s been developing over the better part of a decade.
Education and life coach training is the foundation of what we do. You’ll receive access to our Foundational Concepts Course and get trained by expert coaches and instructors. We also provide ongoing, lifetime support via our unique community of out-of-the-box coaches working across a wide spectrum of fields.
Most importantly, we want to showcase you to the world via your own JRNI Coach Profile (with billing, support and more), feature your writing on our blog (that comes with editing and press leads!), and help you build your practice on our custom-built platform and growing virtual and real-world communities.
We believe coaching can impact the lives of everyone, for the better. We take it into the real world, with plenty of live events for you to network and gain coaching experience. We form valuable, exclusive partnerships and provide coaching job opportunities to our graduates.
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.
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. His latest book, The Angry Therapist’s No BS Guide to Finding and Living Your Own Truth was a huge hit and has inspired thousands to change their lives.
"You don’t have to be in a health related field to get everything you need from the Catalyst Intensive. You can be whoever you are and get exactly what you need from this course. You just have to make the decision to change your life."
"The Catalyst Coaching Intensive 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. The Catalyst Intensive is it."
"Casually brilliantly guided with the appropriate lack of formality. 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."
"When you leave the Catalyst Course, it's not just a virtual handshake and a certificate, it is the beginning of a journey. The community is alive and spilling with resources and support."
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.
"I learned so much about myself through the intensive and that alone was invaluable. I was able to see the value and strengths that I bring to life and then a coaching session. After taking baby steps and some pretty huge leaps towards my own personal self-love, I knew that it was time for me to take the journey to help others see themselves as well."
"I am so thrilled that I took the Intensive 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!"
We are now official Wanderlust partners! JRNI is the first and only life coaching company to become a part of the Wanderlust family and we are over the moon about this partnership. JRNI Catalyst Coaches are now part of the network of Wanderlust wellness providers, promoted on festival schedules and emails, and are joining the big leagues of wellness. Become a Wanderlust affiliates and provide coaching and more at Wanderlust events, as well as receive free tickets and other discounts.
JRNI is a global community and we are excited to connect in person several times a year at various meet-ups and weekend events. We are committed to bringing the JRNI experience into the real world, and invite all Catalysts and Intensive students to our yearly retreat in Los Angeles, California. At the retreat, Catalysts connect, practice their presentation skills, share knowledge, get the latest information on all things JRNI, and add to their toolkits via presentations from business development experts, Instructors, and more.
The Catalyst Coaching Intensive is one of the few coaching training programs that allows you to tap into the power of your story. Imagine reframing your pain and your suffering to move you forward both personally and professionally while inspiring others to take action in their lives. This is the power of the Catalyst Intensive.
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Lifetime access to all programs and materials. Foundational training in Positive Psychology and exposure to a variety of coaching techniques. Live, online weekly class sessions led by qualified instructors.
A community of fellow students and alumni to partner with, network, bounce ideas off of and make friends. Dedicated profile pages, personalized mentorship, detailed JRNI coaching business roadmap, and so much more.
Exclusive weekly Catalyst Office Hours with John Kim to talk shop, get advice on coaching best practices and share knowledge.
Participate in and present at live JRNI wellness events and at partner events such as Wanderlust. Attend the Annual Catalyst Retreat with workshops, ongoing training and bonding.
Partake in practice opportunities via peer coaching, free JRNI client matching and at live partner events.
Benefit from exclusive coaching job opportunities vetted by JRNI and presented for Catalyst Coaches.
Participate in live events, coaching opportunities and and partnerships via Wanderlust, Wild Adventure Immersion and other organizations.
Submit your articles to our blog, benefit from our editorial eye, topic ideas. and promotion via our social media accounts. Press leads delivered daily.
You'll be placed in a small group of like-minded peers for the duration of the program, to support, encourage, uplift and hold one another accountable as you move through the Intensive.
Our foundational concepts course provides a solid education in Positive Psychology and fundamental coaching techniques as you begin to build your own coaching toolbox.
Held on Sundays, our LIVE, weekly 100% online class sessions are led by qualified, top-tier instructors from a broad range of coaching backgrounds.
Post graduation, you're invited to take our signature business development course, where you'll tackle your fears and work towards creating your JRNI profile, write for the blog, get involved in JRNI events and gain access to job postings.
We want you to bring your whole self to the table. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive program and community that reflects the world we want to live in, one that promotes and values diversity and equality. We welcome those of any background, gender identity, race, sexual orientation and ethnicity. The Catalyst Coaching Intensive community is committed to living these values in the way that we accept, love and hold space for one another.
Noelle Cordeaux is 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 and is on hiatus from a PH.D. in Human Sexuality at Widener University.
John Kim, LMFT, also known as The Angry Therapist 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. Kim prides himself on being an unconventional therapist and life coach by working out of the box, meeting people where they're at and going deeper on topics that others wont. His concepts and methods have inspired thousands to rebuild their lives from the ground up.
MC is a philosophy professor based in Massachusetts. Her research examines trauma from the perspectives of phenomenology, psychology and neuroscience in order to better understand and treat it. She has spent the last few years developing unique methods that blend these three perspectives together and using them to help people adapt to their traumatic pasts and live into the happy and fulfilling lives that they ache for.
Dr. Cory Reich is committed to working with populations from strengths, rather than weakness based perspective. Working in the helping profession for 30 years, Dr. Reich has been in private practice, life and corporate coaching, residential programs, and multiple clinical supervisory positions. He is the co- founder of the Institute for Addiction Study and has also co-authored two books on addiction.
Linzi Hawkin is a brand strategist, ocean activist & entrepreneur. Her work lies at the intersection of sustainability & creativity. For the last four years her focus has been on teaching start ups, entrepreneurs & non-profits how to build brands with purpose. In 2015 she founded SUPKids, a program for kids teaching SUP, environmental education & water safety. With a background in live events & experiential marketing, she built the first Protect Blue event in 2017 as a way bring outdoor advocates together & have a greater impact.
Mark uses a systematic approach as well as skills in mediation, conflict resolution, team building, and leadership development to push clients when they need to be challenged, encouraged, and lifted. Education: Graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute – EOA Course, DOD – Certified Mediator, Cornell University – Mentors in Violence Protection (MVP), JTS Advisors – Certified Accountability Coach.
Dr. Jackie Kibler is a Catalyst 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. What impact are you going to have today?
Deanna Moffitt helps people turn “what if” into “why not”. She’s worked as an IT project manager, executive presentation coach, speaker, performer, writer and even the Easter Bunny. Her balanced strengths of strategic thinking, empathy, and humor make her a powerful coach for people desiring a more positive, self-compassionate life and are willing to have fun creating it.
Taylor is passionate about human psychology and personal development, striving to help people build abundant and meaningful lives. With a background in real estate, business and technology, and head of No Name Ventures, Taylor brings a powerful dynamic to the Intensive, and focuses on imparting strengths-focused techniques and meaningful methods to "start up" your own life and achieve your goals.
Pam Davis is a Catalyst Life Coach with JRNI, Class Coach for the Catalyst Intensive Life Coaching experience, a graduate of 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.
Aileen Uy is a 30-something tiny tater tot living in Los Angeles. Designated as a Clinical Social Worker and certified as a Catalyst Life Coach, Aileen brings support and guidance during our signature post-graduate Launchpad course, designed to help you get over your fears and put your Intensive training into practice.
Life coaching is a partnership between a coach and a client that moves the client forward to become the best version of him or herself through the application of motivation, accountability, planning, troubleshooting and support.
Passion, work, and desire to help others. Like everything worth having, that’s what it takes to become a successful life coach. Yes, people are actually successful. Life Coaching is a legitimate, exciting and emerging career path. But everyone has their own definition of success. For some, it’s a full practice. For others, it’s a side gig. For others, a way into speaking, book deals, etc. You have to determine what success looks like for you. But yes, it’s possible and people are doing it.
Coaching is an emerging and unregulated field. There are quite a few organizations who have set up very good professional standards (that we teach and adhere to), but there is no such thing as a “certified” coach. There are only lots of different organizations who certify coaches in a specific technique or schools of thought. There are athletic coaches, executive coaches, health coaches, life coaches and so many more.
At the Catalyst Life Coaching Intensive 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 coach, from theories and concepts to branding and marketing.
Most people who become life coaches have a full time job. The intensive is designed to be taken while you are continuing your life, which includes a full time job. That’s why class is on Sundays and you can work through all the material on your own time. All the materials are online, constantly being added to, and available to you forever.
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, you just have to let go and start the journey. You’ll figure out everything else. 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 shit together.” That’s not true. 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.
Yes, many courses are triple the price of our course. We keep our price low because our mission is to knock down as many barriers as we can for passionate people who want to help others. That includes financial. Money shouldn't prevent people from helping others.
We are so much more than a coach training program, we are a company built by coaches for coaches, and we invest equally in every coach that we train. We are unabashed about the fact that we intend to become leaders in the life coaching marketplace and in the world of wellness. We groom our coaches to become wellness influencers and we hire from within. We are looking for talent that we can invest in, we are not looking to churn unprepared people through a training program and toss them out into the cold. We want our coaches to stick around and work on our platform, help build the business, and become rock stars in their own right.
Yes, finding clients is hard. And yes, we help you do it. We not only teach you the skills to build your practice and help with your branding but we provide you with plenty of practice opportunities with people from our community. We have a growing online community filled with people who want to change and live better. We’re the only life coaching platform that offers our community free sessions from our newly graduated catalysts. You'll also get your own beautiful profile page in our directory to help attract clients.
After taking the intensive, you will create a niche, your own speciality. You will create a profile page on JRNI. We will push you out into our community. People will read about you as well as blogs written by you and the people who gravitate toward you, your story, and what area of life you coach in, will be the people you coach. Of course, that's only the beginning. You will also coach people in your own offline communities. Friends, family, co-workers. As you grow as a coach and as a brand, you will throw bigger nets, attracting more and more people.
That will depend on what your niche is. Yes, you will be a life coach. But you will specialize in an area of life, depending on what you’re passionate about. Usually it’s tied to your story and what you’ve overcome and grown through. But you won’t be locked into it as our niches and specialties change as we change and grow. At the end of the day, you’ll coach people in anything you’re passionate about. That being said, everything overlaps so just because your niche is relationships doesn’t mean you won’t be talking about other things like life transitions, family, etc. Your “type” of coaching is just a way in to market and brand yourself. There is no limit when it comes to the content of the session. You’ll coach your clients on what they need coaching on and what you feel confident in coaching.
This is one of the greatest misconceptions about life coaching, that you have to be at a good place or have your “sh*t” together to help others. This is completely false. Yes, you have to be able to get out of bed and hold a conversation. But you don’t have to be at the top of your life game with every single thing going perfectly. Founder John Kim was going through a divorce and starting his life all over when he started coaching people. All you need to life coach someone is a passion to help others, some training, community and a story and we all have story so we’re here to help you with the rest of it.
Our online classes are interactive and work similar to a Google Hangout where you can see and talk to everybody in the class. Our classes typically take place on Sunday. If you miss a session we will send you the recording. Everything is done online from the comfort of your own home or on the go.
Our alumni are welcome to retake the course as many times as they like so if you miss a section or we add to the curriculum, take it again!
You will graduate the Catalyst Intensive with coaching competency, confidence, and a road map to build your of a practice. You will also have the opportunity to join our growing platform and write, teach, and coach as part of the Catalyst Coaching Collective.
We have multiple payment plan options to assist those in varying financial situations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.