Get your ICF ACC Credential
through JRNI Coaching


You're Ready for More

The JRNI Coaching Intensive offers everything you need to become an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

Command a higher coaching salary, work with corporate clients and go further as a coach. ICF credentialing can take your coaching skills and talents to the next level.

Certification is the first stage in becoming a coach, credentialing through the ICF is the next step in your unique journey. JRNI Coaching is your perfect partner in making that journey as smooth as possible.

Get Prepared to Take on The World

JRNI Coaching is more than your average coaching program. We're a deeply rooted community of imperfect people who found our perfect calling. We truly care about the success of each of our coaches and we're in it for the long haul. We work hard to ensure students have the resources they need to get credentialed once they begin the journey toward becoming an ICF credentialed coach.

What Will I Learn?

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 is vibrant and lively, with coaches from all walks of life supporting and cheering each other on as we build the coaching businesses of our dreams. 

We are always available via a dedicated class coach, a strong supportive peer group, office hours with our founders and so much more.

We are dedicated to real coaching experiences and ground ourselves in compassion, kindness and the belief that coaching brings hope to all people.

What Can I Expect?

We work hard to ensure students have the resources they need to get credentialed once they begin the journey toward becoming an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialed coach.

JRNI Coaching champions 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 expect all our coaches to lift themselves and others up.


How it Works

Getting certified as a life coach is the first part of your coaching journey.


Complete Essentials

Learn and grow through 21 weeks of JRNI Essentials coach training alongside your cohort, instructors and class coach.


Complete Signature

Next, complete 14 weeks JRNI Signature ICF Core Competency training with live classes and practice tests.


Apply for ICF ACC

Finally, gather your coaching hours, prepare for the CKA exam and apply for ICF credentialing.

Once you complete your Signature coach training through JRNI Coaching and are awarded your coaching certificate, it’s time to move on to credentialing through the International Coaching Federation.

After Coach Training Comes ICF Credentialing

Becoming a certified, credentialed coach opens up a world of opportunities, and the ICF is the gold standard of coach credentialing as an internationally recognized organization.  

Using your 60 CCE units from JRNI Coaching, you’ll pursue the ACC Portfolio path to become an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

JRNI Coaching provides everything you need for certification and guides you through the credentialing process -- giving you more time to focus on building your business and becoming an exceptional coach.


In addition to the 21 weeks of JRNI Essentials coach training, as JRNI Signature ICF-track student, you’ll also receive 14 weeks of hyper-focused ICF core competency training, group mentoring, test assistance and so much more.


Everything in JRNI Essentials, plus:

ICF ACC Portfolio path

8 extra weeks of live ICF training

7 hours of ICF group mentoring 

Exclusive ICF Portal 

CKA Exam Prep

Step by Step Guidance on Getting ICF Credentialed

Life Coach Certification

60 ICF CCE Units for ACC Portfolio Path Certification


100% Live, Online Classes

Small Group Learning

Dedicated Class Coach

Office Hours with Founders John & Noelle

Student/Alumni Network

Business and Marketing Development

Life Coach Certification

JRNI Signature is great for you if:

You want to command a higher salary and hourly rate as an ICF credentialed coach

You’re a high achiever, ready to excel with more practice, education and advanced techniques

You’re eager to work with corporate and executive clients

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 Signature coach training, certification and ongoing membership in our community with ongoing support throughout the ICF credentialing process is $5,250 with payment plans beginning as low as $395 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.

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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 14 extra weeks of training in core competencies, test prep, 7 hours of mentor coaching and 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.

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.