Catalyst Coaching Intensive

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A 20-week immersive life coach certification for irreverent individuals who are inspired to change their life and launch a coaching practice that they love.



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.

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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?

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.


The Catalyst Coaching Intensive is an eye-opening, one-of-a-kind life coach training program where YOU get to shine. You’ll work alongside outrageously supportive coaches in all phases of life coaching and will be celebrated for exactly who you are right now as you become a life coach.

This is the start of something big. We believe the combination of coaching and community can heal. We believe in the power of your story. We believe in transparency and building real relationships across the globe.


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

Not Just Any Program

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.

World Class Training

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.

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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.

Breaking down Barriers

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.

The Intensive is an entire ecosystem designed to launch you
as the one-in-a-million coach that YOU want to be.

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.


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). Coaches graduating from the Catalyst Coaching Intensive will recieve 36 CCE units. The ICF is a non-profit, professional organization and their mission is to build, support and preserve the integrity of the coaching profession.

Life coach training that is accredited by ICF has been rigorously reviewed and demonstrated that its curriculum aligns with the ICF definition of coaching, Core Competencies and Code of Ethics. By selecting ICF-accredited coach training, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest quality training.



Catalyst Intensive founder Noelle Cordeaux

Noelle Cordeaux

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.

Catalyst Intensive founder John Kim also known as The Angry Therapist

John Kim

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 first 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. John's newest book I Used to Be a Miserable Fuck: An Everyman's Guide to a Meaningful Life is poised to do the same.

The JRNI founders and coaches have been featured in:
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"My experience in the Catalyst Intensive 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

Paul Harwell

"The Catalyst Coaching Intensive 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 Intensive, 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 Catalyst Coaching Intensive graduates."

Jay Zaltzman
-- 2018 Graduate

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"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. Catalyst Coaching Intensive taught me about the art of questioning, coaching techniques, mirroring other coach-to-client sessions, and most importantly the art of listening. 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 the Intensive is a community that offers 24/7 connection with other coaches and students around the world.

Avery Carrier -- 2018 Graduate


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John, Noelle, and Catalyst Coaches at Wanderlust Stratton 2018
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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.

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Catalysts gathering in 2018

Connect in the Real World

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 participate in these events. At these in-person meet ups, Catalysts connect, practice their coaching skills, share knowledge, get the latest information on all things JRNI and coaching.

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.

Instructor FEEDBACK

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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.

Dr. Jackie Kibler - Instructor


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

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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.

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Exclusive weekly Catalyst Office Hours with John Kim to talk shop, get advice on coaching best practices and share knowledge.

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Participate in opportunities to put your skills to good use at live JRNI wellness events and at partner events such as Wanderlust festivals.

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

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Job Board

Benefit from exclusive coaching job opportunities vetted by JRNI and presented for Catalyst Coaches.

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Participate in live events, coaching opportunities and and partnerships via Wanderlust, Wild Adventure Immersion and other organizations.

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


Through our unique presentations and live, interactive online class sessions, we give students a thorough understanding of the coaching spectrum. We use many forms of learning to optimize the education process, including videos, writing, workbooks, group work, and coaching simulations.

The JRNI Promise: Retake the course as many times as you like, we are continually adding, improving and updating.
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1. Meet your Cohort

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.

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2. Learn the Basics

Self-Paced Automated Learning
Our foundational concepts course provides a solid education in Positive Psychology and fundamental coaching techniques as you begin to build your own coaching toolbox.

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3. Dive much Deeper

20 Weeks
Live Instruction

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

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4. launch your business

You'll work with your cohort through our signature business development classes, 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.

Inclusion & Diversity Matter

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.

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.


Our team of instructors is made up of master’s and PhD-level coaches, with tens of thousands of hours of coaching and decades of experience.
Noelle Cordeaux

Noelle Cordeaux

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

John Kim, L.M.F.T.

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 McDonald


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.

Cory Reich


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


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 Rabbitt


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.

Jackie Kibler


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


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.

Aileen Uy


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 Launchpad business development course, designed to help you get over your fears and put your Intensive training into practice.

Pam Davis


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.


Tuition for lifetime access to the Catalyst Coaching Intensive, including the Foundational Concepts Course, class recordings, your cohort group, coaching mentorship, certification in our methods and membership to the Catalyst Coaching Collective is $3,995.

In order to make the program affordable to all, we offer a variety of discreet payment plans tailored to your needs and financial situation, beginning as low as $158 per month. Cohorts fill quickly, so please contact for more information and to schedule a call with our team to determine when you will begin the Intensive.

MILITARY DISCOUNT: We are proud of our Active Duty and Veteran service members and offer a discount. Please email us at for more information.


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). 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 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.

What is coaching? Why 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 does it take to be a successful life coach? Are people actually successful in this career path?

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.

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

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.

I’m not sure if this is the right time to start, when is the best time?

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.

If all the other programs are so expensive why is this one priced lower, is it still legit?

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.  

Finding clients is hard, how can I get help doing it?

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.

Who do I coach?

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.

What type of coaching could I do?

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.

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 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.

Where does the Intensive take place?

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.

Can I retake the course?

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!

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

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.

What are my financing options for the intensive?

We have multiple payment plan options to assist those in varying financial situations. Please contact for more information.

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.