Transform your life.
Launch as a coach in six months.

JRNI Coaching is an online life coach certification for average people to do above-average things and launch a meaningful coaching practice that brings them freedom and joy.
Next Cohort Begins March 14th, 2021-- Deadline to Enroll February 5th

You’re ready for more from this life.

You Want Something Different

You’re irreverent, down-to-earth, you seek out honest, ethical and transparent people just like you. You crave real connection and genuine community.

You want to help people, and your current path just isn't cutting it. Maybe you’re spun out from your corporate job or lost in the haze of clinical red tape -- struggling to figure out how to make a bigger impact, now.

You haven’t yet found a life coach certification that energizes you and feels like home. Everything you’ve looked at feels the same -- cookie cutter programs with outdated methods, stale approaches that overpromise and underdeliver, it all leaves you feeling more confused than ever.

The next cohort of The Catalyst Intensive begins October 21st, 2018, and runs for 16 consecutive weeks. Continue 2018 with a renewed understanding of your goals, and a fresh slate to build your coaching practice.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to coach training,
so how do you know what’s right for you?

JRNI Coaching is Everything You Need in a Coach Training Program

JRNI Coaching is community-centered coach training that is effective, results-driven and cares deeply -- about you, about the world we live in, and about building the future of coaching.

We’re fully online, with live classes grounded in science, committed to authentic, diverse instructors and students alike. 

We are entirely focused on giving you the coaching education and business tools you need to create your own unique coaching business that gives you satisfaction and freedom.

With JRNI Coaching you will:

Get the coaching chops you need to make a difference in the world.
Join a thriving community to lean on when the going gets tough
Launch your coaching business in the next six months

Your Two Options for Life Coach Certification

Essentials Track
Coach Training & Certification
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Signature Track
Coach Training + ICF ACC Credentialing
Explore Signature
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" 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."
Shay Hadley -- 2018 Graduate

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"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..."
Cat H. Bradley -- 2019 Graduate

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"JRNI Coaching is committed to helping you build a foundation for a lasting practice and personal growth. [They're] always adjusting, listening to feedback, and putting your education first."
Jonathan Greene -- 2019 Graduate

We take a different approach than other  
“life coach training” programs.

The JRNI Coaching Intensive is a one-of-a-kind life coach training program where YOUR story takes center stage.

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A Community Like No Other

The people you'll meet are the heart of the JRNI experience.

People from all walks of life come together as coaches, determined to make a difference in the world. Get ongoing opportunities for learning, growth and support in our family-like community.

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Innovate Based on Feedback

We make things better, listening and changing as we go.

JRNI is built using a positive feedback loop.  We are always adding new classes and modifying existing ones to stay ahead of the curve.

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for People In the Real World

You’ve got more going on than just coach training.

JRNI is built with the busy adult learner in mind. We make it easy for you to pursue coach training and have a life, too.

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a “Coaching Test Kitchen”

Curiosity and trying new things drives our students forward.

Our curriculum is built to introduce you to a wide range of techniques, frameworks and interventions so you can craft a unique coaching business.

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"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

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"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

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"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... The JRNI program will provide you with an incredible foundation in a supportive environment."
Brianna Firestone-- 2018 Graduate

The JRNI Coaching Experience

The JRNI Coaching Intensive is a program designed to help you unlock the power of your story, and use it to help others. It’s deeply transformative, and a powerful experience. We facilitate the best experience by doing things a little differently.

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1. Small Group Learning

You'll be placed in a small group of fellow coach trainees and a dedicated class coach for the duration of the program. You’ll learn together as well as support and hold one another accountable.

2. Live Weekly Instruction

Held on Sundays, our LIVE, 100% online class sessions are led by world-class instructors from a broad range of coaching backgrounds.

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3.  Experiential Training

We cater to your learning type. You’ll participate in live training, experience recorded lectures, quizzes and valuable peer coaching to make sure you internalize and absorb your education.


Schedule a call With JRNI Coaching

Schedule a call with our team to answer any questions you have about our online life coach training program and see if JRNI Coaching is the right fit for you!

Our Graduates Love Us... A Lot

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Brought a skill set that I could create my dream career with!

Crystal Richard -- 2018 Graduate

"My experience in JRNI Coaching 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 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!"

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Surpassed my expectations

Jay Zaltzman -- 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 group of graduates."

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I've seen myself grow into my highest self

Avery Carrier -- 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.  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."

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If you are considering it, just jump in!

Melanie Eggleston  -- 2017 Graduate

"I am so thrilled that I took the program 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!"

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It continues to be the best decision I ever made

Marie Senzaiz - 2018 Graduate

"I was in a major life transition when I decided to take JRNI Coaching. 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."

Irreverent Gamechangers

We get asked a lot about that word "irreverent," and what it means to the Catalyst Coaching Intensive. It represents the kind of vibrant, live-out-loud spirit we embody as an organization and look for in our potential coaches.

We seek to dismantle the systems that hold each of us back unfairly.
We create opportunities for everyone to succeed.

We leave the status quo behind.
We commit to creating a life we truly love.

We won't be bound by the expectations that were set for us before we were even born.  
We write our own roadmaps and make our own future.

We are hungry for more and commit to living life to the fullest, whatever that looks like for each of us.

Meet JRNI Coaching Founders

Noelle Cordeaux

JRNI CEO and Co-Founder

Noelle Cordeaux is CEO and co-founder of JRNI. She 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 evidence-based scientific 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 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

JRNI Co-Founder, The Angry Therapist

John Kim, LMFT, (AKA The Angry Therapist) and co-founder of JRNI Coaching, pioneered the online life coaching movement. Seven years ago, John Kim's divorce led to his total re-birth and he 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 F*ck: An Everyman's Guide to a Meaningful Life have inspired thousands to change their lives.

The JRNI Coaching founders have been featured in:
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Our Credentials & Certifications

Our program is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the only globally recognized credentialing program for coach practitioners, via their CCE program (Continuing Coach Education). JRNI Coaching is also a member of the Association of Coach Training Organizations.

Graduates of JRNI Coaching will receive a certificate in the JRNI Coaching training and methodologies, in addition to earning ICF CCE units.

The Catalyst Coaching Intensive is for those who are tired of the system.
It’s for genuine gamechangers who have a strong desire to create lasting change in the lives of others and are determined to succeed on their own terms.

Life Coaching PODCAST

John Kim and Noelle Cordeaux, JRNI founders
Want to learn more about the science behind coaching? John Kim (The Angry Therapist) and Noelle Cordeaux (CEO of JRNI) are teaming up to tackle the big world of positive psychology, meaning and life coaching.  
New episodes weekly, special guest interviews, science, magic and more.

Tuition & Payment Plans

Tuition for lifetime access to JRNI Coaching, certification in our methods and membership in our JRNI Coaching community varies depending on which track you select. Please click to see pricing and payment plans below!


Inclusion & Diversity Matter Deeply To Us

JRNI Coaching is passionate about creating an inclusive program and community that reflects the world we want to live in. We welcome those of any background, gender identity, race, sexual orientation and ethnicity. We are committed to living these values in the way that we accept, love and hold space for one another in community, where we donate our money and the voices we elevate.


What are the advantages of training with JRNI Coaching?

JRNI Coaching offers science-backed, evidence-based life coach training that is deeply rooted in positive psychology. Our program is entirely online and lasts roughly 20-28 weeks, depending on which track you select. This includes live weekly coach training, exposure to a wide variety of methods and techniques, business development and so much more.

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 Coaching 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 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 you will be awarded 32 CCE credits towards ICF certification or renewal.

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’s the difference between the Essentials and Signature tracks?

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.

Do I have what it takes to become a coach?

A great coach is someone who is passionate about helping others, inspired by the wide breadth of human possibility, and able to help others stoke the potential within themselves. Good coaches are devoted to the growth of their clients and to always learning and growing. We believe that a successful coach can come from almost any background.

People bring their whole selves to coaching -- their story, their history, their experiences, unique talents and beliefs -- and create a practice that is as unique as they are. Our graduates also have come from all different backgrounds -- therapists, executives, managers, HR professionals, fitness experts, influencers, stay at home dads, mothers looking to re-enter the workforce, nurses, yoga instructors and hundreds more.

The thing our people have in common is a strong desire to improve themselves and a calling to do this work. They often tell us that they’ve been coaching informally and having these conversations for years, and now want to take it to the next level with professional training and support.

If you feel the pull to do this, then you are probably in the right place! Let’s schedule a call to talk more about your goals and how JRNI Coaching can help you.

Is this Program Certified by the International Coaching Federation?

Yes! Our program 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 you will be awarded 32 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.

That being said, 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) and many organizations that certify coaches in a specific technique or school of thought. There are athletic coaches, executive coaches, health coaches, life coaches and so many more.

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 coach, from theories and concepts to branding and marketing.

How does JRNI Coaching define life coaching?

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.

What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?

As a coach, one of the questions that you will have to learn how to comfortably address is what is the difference between coaching and therapy. Therapy is focused on bringing people from suffering to baseline. Therapy deals more with behavioral or emotional problems, disruptive situations and works to bring clients towards normal function by healing disfunction.

Coaching is focused on bringing people from baseline to flourishing. Coaching helps functional people achieve higher goals and achieve excellence while creating their ideal life. The main focus remains on flourishing, and creating the future. Coaching is client led, and the topics and issues the client brings to the conversation sets the context as coaching or therapy.

JRNI Coaching focuses on coaching, and we will teach you how to know the difference and how to refer out clients who need therapy instead of coaching.

What does it take to become a successful life coach?

Passion, work, and desire to help others. Like everything worth having, that’s what it takes to become a successful life coach. 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, it’s something to add to their current job or a way into speaking, book deals, etc. You have to determine what success looks like for you. But yes, it’s possible and graduates of our program have found many ways to parlay coaching skills into success.

What if I currently have a full-time job, do I need lots of time for JRNI Coaching?

Most people who become life coaches have a full-time job. JRNI Coaching 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 hosted online permanently on your Student Portal.

When is the best time to begin?

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 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.

How long is the program?

For the Essentials Track, there are 20 weeks of live instruction. For Signature Track, there are 28 weeks. For both tracks, there are breaks for major holidays, and classes are held on Sundays mornings Pacific Time.

What if I want to retake a class or the entire program?

We believe in our training and we support life-long learning. For this reason, we allow you to retake the Intensive whenever you’d like for a one time fee of only $500. If you simply want to sit in on a class (or four!) for a refresh or just because you loved the instructor, you can do so free of charge for up to 4 live class sessions.

Will JRNI Coaching help me find clients?

JRNI Coaching works to provide students and alumni with plenty of practice opportunities via our live event appearances such as SXSW, where we offer free sessions to members of the public. We’re the only life coaching platform that offers our community free sessions from our newly graduated coaches. We know how hard it is to get your first website up and running, so you'll get your own beautiful profile page upon graduation to help attract clients. You'll have the opportunity to be published on our blog. We also post job board listings and pass along coaching job opportunities as they are presented to us.

JRNI Coaching provides evidence-based training and also the business tools and community support to build your practice. This isn’t an overnight process, this is the beginning of building something that lasts and it’s important to understand that when you begin to think about expectations around getting clients.

Who do I coach?

During your training, you will decide on a niche, your own speciality. JRNI Coaching will provide you with your own Coach Profile Page so you don't have to worry about building out a website to launch your practice. We will push you out into our community through live events and real world experiences.  People will read about you through your JRNI profile, social media and your blog posts. Those 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.  Your coaching skills also enhance your current skill-set and abilities, and you will find ways to use coaching as a skill at your current job. 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.

How do I find my niche?

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 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.

Can I become a coach if I still have sh*t to deal with in my own life?

This is one of the greatest misconceptions about life coaching, that you have to be perfect 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 a perfect person at the top of your life game with every single thing going perfectly.

Co-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, training, a strong community and a story. We all have a story that can help others, so we’re here to help you with the rest of it.

Do I have to become a professional coach or do coaching skills apply in other fields?

Many of our graduates choose to apply what they’ve learned at JRNI to their existing full time positions and found that satisfying on a number of levels. Our training enhances your current skill set and gives you new tools to utilize in your current role. Therapists, HR professionals, techies, nurses, teachers, social workers -- all of these people have found our training useful in elevating their existing skills and for assuming leadership positions within their organizations.

Major companies spend a great deal on life coach training institutes, so your training can benefit the organizations that you are already working alongside. There are countless opportunities for professionals to use coaching techniques and many people who utilize these skills don’t call themselves coaches.

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.

What if I miss a class?

Our alumni are welcome to retake any class as many times as they like. If you miss a section or we add to the curriculum, take it again!

What can I expect to accomplish by the end of this course?

You will graduate JRNI Coaching with coaching competency, confidence, and a road map to build your practice. You will also receive 32 CCE units to apply towards ICF certification if you so choose. You will join our incredible community of alumni and have the opportunity to write and coach as part of the JRNI Coaching Collective at our live events, gain access to our job board and ongoing partner.

How much does it cost to become a life coach?

Many coach training programs are triple the price of JRNI Coaching. We keep our tuition 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 barriers. That is why we offer our entire 20-week training program, personalized support and certification in our methods for a tuition of $4,495 with several long-term payment plan options.

We believe JRNI Coaching is an investment in yourself and in your future. Our graduates are working in a wide variety of different fields, using their coaching skills not only as professional coaches but to supplement skills and careers they are already invested in.

We are so much more than an online life coach training program, we are a company built by coaches for coaches, and we invest equally in every coach that we train. We are leaders in the life coaching marketplace and in the world of wellness. We are looking for passionate, vibrant people 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 become rock stars in their own right and achieve their goals.

What is your refund policy?

We believe in the value our program provides to all of our students. We offer a 7-day refund policy after the first live class. If for any reason you are dissatisfied (although we’re sure you’ll love it), we will offer you a full refund, minus any non-refundable deposits.

What are my financing options?

We want everyone to have the opportunity to join us on this life-changing journey.  We offer multiple payment plan options to assist those in varying financial situations. Please click here to view pricing options or schedule a call with one of our team members for more information on our payment plans and how we can help you achieve your goals.

I have other questions, can I call 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.

The next cohort of The Catalyst Intensive begins October 21st, 2018, and runs for 16 consecutive weeks. Continue 2018 with a renewed understanding of your goals, and a fresh slate to build your coaching practice.

It's Your Time to Thrive

Become a certified life coach today and begin sharing your story with those who need it most, all on your terms.
Just imagine what your world as a coach could look like in only 20 weeks.
‍You're ready to go deeper, to gain the skills and support you need to go further.