GAIN A VALUABLE PROFESSIONAL COACH CERTIFICATION &

BECOME A BRAVER MORE COMPASSIONATE LEADER

Dive deep into your spirituality, identity and beliefs -
so that you and your clients can sustain lasting and meaningful transformation

 

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Build a More Empathic World

When I'm with someone who is congruent within themselves, and who has expert listening skills, I can grow and change and thrive. I feel so much more relaxed, known and loved. I keep wishing that everyone around me had those skills--we need them now more than ever.

I've been through hundreds of hours of coach training, and I wish that someone had just started out with the deep stuff right away. At the beginning, I learned a lot about action, goals, progress, success--nothing wrong with those. And learning those skills did help me and my career. But I wish someone had embodied spiritual and identity alignment, so that my goals had more meaning, and my actions were deeply engrained and sustainable. It's taken me more than 10 years to put the pieces together.

Over the years, I find that I feel most alive when I'm passing along the universal principles that have been so transformational in my own life. The principles that allowed me to forgive, to see myself and others clearly, to be true to myself and my values, and to love beyond what I thought possible. I want that so badly for you! And for us to have a big ripple effect together.

So, watch out! This is not your average, transactional-level coaching course. This is for the few, the daring, the ones who long to be more. This course goes deep.

When you participate in building a world where self-compassion and empathy are the norm, you can become a braver and more loving human being. As your inner reality shifts, you'll start to notice changes in your environment. It will extend to everyone who comes in contact with you.

Our faculty cares deeply about creating a cohesive world; which starts with a depth of presence, a solid connection to your values, and alignment between your spirituality and your actions. 

If you're interested in deep-seated transformation, and not "just another certification", this is the program for you. We are accepting only TWELVE students per cohort, because we want our students to have a personalized, expansive experience. We care deeply about your individual presence and want to honor it with our undivided attention.

With great love, 

Christi

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COURSE OUTLINE

We have two coaching cohorts open from September through December 2021. Each cohort will meet live either every Tuesday or Friday depending on the cohort you chose (more details below). We meet via the Zoom platform, so it doesn't matter what part of the world you live, you can participate in our live sessions. 

Prior to the live class you will complete one to two hours per week of self-study video lessons and worksheets.

This program is delivered in English. (contact us for a French language version)

Week 1
 • Creating Brave Space: Become a person clients can trust with their dreams
 • Definition of Coaching: Know when you’re coaching, as compared to mentoring, counseling, consulting, or befriending

Week 2
 • The Flow of a Coaching Conversation: Feel comfortable structuring the beginning, middle and end of a coaching session
 • Coaching Models:Learn a variety of coaching models you can rely on. Build your own coaching model.


Week 3
 • Ethical Coaching Practice: Know how to operate your conversations within the International Coach Federation ethical guidelines
 • Embody the Coaching Mindset: Become an open, curious, flexible and client-centered person
You can taste this class FREE!


Week 4
 • What Are Coaches Listening For? Listen at 6 consecutively deeper and more nuanced levels
You can taste this class FREE!
 • Supervised Coach Practicum Practice in Triads, with Faculty Supervision: Notice your coaching abilities expand
Homework: invite your first outside client to a coaching conversation


Week 5
 • Establishing Coaching Agreements: Know how to partner with your client to set goals for the coaching engagement, and for each session
 •  Powerful Questions and other Coaching ResponsesAsk more powerful questions and make more useful observations


Week 6
 • Coaching Presence: Use your head, heart and gut intelligence to manage your own emotions and stay observant, empathetic and responsive to the client. 
 • Supervised Coach Practicum Practice in Triads, with Faculty Supervision: Layer new skills into your coaching practice


Week 7
 • Evoking Awareness through Language and Metaphor: Challenge, observe, intuit and play with language to increase your client’s choice
You can taste this class FREE!
• Cultivating Trust and Safety: Become an adaptable person who can respect each client’s identity and uniqueness: environment, experiences, values and beliefs, perceptions, style and language 


Week 8
  • Celebrating Progress and Success: At the halfway mark, celebrate how far you’ve come and set learning objectives for the remaining class time. Learn to do the same with your clients.
 • Supervised coach practicum practice in triads, with faculty supervision: Layer new skills into your coaching practice and bring your questions


Week 9
• Using Silence in Coaching: Notice your client’s thinking patterns, eye movements and reflection periods for a deeper and richer coaching experience
 • From Insight to Action: Know when and how to move toward designing actions and behavior change


Week 10
 • What Is Reality?: Learn a communications model that increases your ability to respect your client’s map of the world 
 • Supervised Coach Practicum Practice in Triads, with Faculty Supervision: Layer new skills into your coaching practice


Week 11
 • How Beliefs are Structured: Changing limiting beliefs and reinforcing resourceful beliefs
 • Coaching with ValuesKnow how to recognize fear-based and love-based values and work with your client’s values hierarchy


Week 12
 •  Coaching Big Emotions: Learn to recognize a variety of emotions, accept them, become curious about them and bring kindness to them
 • Supervised Coach Practicum Practice in Triads, with Faculty Supervision: Layer new skills into your coaching practice


Week 13
 • Coaching With Idealized and Unwanted Identity Beliefs: Recognize idealized and unwanted identities and their associated shame triggers. Learn to bring empathy, kindness and non-judgment, and to help your clients integrate their identities. 
 • Taking Care of Yourself: Best practices for self-regulation, self-compassion and self-care.


Week 14
 • Coaching for Teams and Groups: Lead teams and groups effectively. Learn logistics and coaching models to work with groups.
 • Supervised Coach Practicum Practice in Triads, with Faculty Supervision: Layer new skills into your coaching practice


Week 15
 • Closures and Endings in Coaching: Partner with clients to close a coaching session and a coaching engagement 
 • Getting Your First Client: Learn the foudation to start building your business and marketing.


Week 16
 • Open Q&A: Become the best coach you can be

 • FINAL Supervised coach practicum exam: Find out how far you’ve come! Celebrate! Set new learning objectives. 

Cohort 4
Led by Christi Byerly, MCC

Ideal for Europe, Africa and Asia. Classes are Fridays, September 3 through December 17, 2021.

1-4 pm Paris / 2 -5 pm Nairobi / 6-9 am Chicago / 7 am - 10 am New York 

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Cohort 5
Led by Valeyne Grotrian, PCC


Ideal for North and South America. Classes are Tuesdays, September 7 through December 21, 2021.

7-10 am California / 08-11 am Denver / 9-12 am Chicago / 10 am - 1 pm New York / 6-9 pm Paris 

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Release Fear-Based Paradigms

The Awaken Coach Institute Professional Coach Certification course is built to internationally recognized standards developed by the International Coaching Federation. This program is accredited by the ICF, and graduates receive a certificate for 70 Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours! Your certification will be an asset to your resumé if you feel coaching is part of your career path. And you are already becoming aware that you want to become a kinder person and a better listener. 

If you're like me, you weren't taught much about your emotions and thoughts, or about human interaction in our society. Suddenly, we're finding ourselves confined, and there's no hiding from our emotions or our relationships.

Uncertainty, anxiety and even grief start to bubble up and we lack the emotional skills that help us be more centered and compassionate. Being with oneself becomes very challenging… let alone being with other people who are having a hard time.

While we navigate these unprecedented times, parents are learning to talk to their kids, and spouses and colleagues are learning to listen to each other. Leaders are digging deeper than ever before.

This program is a stretching experience in which you’ll learn the depth of how valuable you are and how loving, brave and kind you can become as a person.

By releasing fear-based paradigms that prevent us from connecting with those we love the most, we learn that loving and accepting ourselves fully also means we can find the human connection we are longing for.

Once you see the Divine in you, you can see the Divine in everyone around you. 

This is a chance to embody your light and become the best version of yourself possible.

 

Awaken Coach Institute has been approved by the International Coaching Federation

as an Approved Coach Specific Training Hour provider.

This Coach Certification Course provides you with a certificate for 70 ACSTH.

Cohort 4
Led by Christi Byerly, MCC

Ideal for Europe, Africa and Asia. Classes are Fridays, September 3 through December 17, 2021.

1-4 pm Paris / 2 -5 pm Nairobi / 6-9 am Chicago / 7 am - 10 am New York 

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Cohort 5
Led by Valeyne Grotrian, PCC


Ideal for North and South America. Classes are Tuesdays, September 7 through December 21, 2021.

7-10 am California / 08-11 am Denver / 9-12 am Chicago / 10 am - 1 pm New York / 6-9 pm Paris 

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Meet Your Teachers

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Christi Byerly, MCC - founder and CEO

Christi's coaching process motivates you to build a community of empathy and grace around you — and to live your mission as part of something bigger than you are. 

Christi has trained hundreds of new coaches in French and English since 2014 and has mentored dozens of coaches-in-training. She maintains a thriving coaching practice and has been coaching professionally since 2009, after graduating from the International Coach Academy. 

Christi holds a Master NLP certificate, as well as certifications in spiritual direction, group coaching, depth coaching, Enneagram work and mentor coaching. She is a Certified Daring WayTM Facilitator.

Married to Ben, she is the mom of three teenagers and lives in Alsace on the French, Swiss, German borders.

Andrew Simpson, PCC

Andrew is an internal leadership coach and organization development practitioner with World Vision, with 30 years of experience. He established Rising Sun Coaching, LLC with his wife and co-coach Sharon.

Andrew is passionate about walking with non-profit, corporate and ministry clients to gain clarity, confidence, courage and momentum towards a bright and fruitful future. In coaching leaders, he integrates the Leadership Circle Profile 360 to inform leadership growth and team building.

Proficient in French and Wolof (Sénégal), Andrew holds a Bachelors in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Masters in Organization Development from American University. Having completed a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown, he is an ICF Professional Certified Coach and an ICF Registered Mentor Coach.

Based in Washington, D.C. he is the father of two teeange sons and actively involved with a local church. He loves capturing the sunrise in poetry and photography.

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Thomas Mundia, PCC

Thomas is a senior executive leadership coach, specializing in gender, social, moral and emotional intelligence. A professional coach since 2015, he coaches CEOs, executive and board committee members, senior leadership teams, business owners and social entrepreneurs, both as a personal and team coach in countries across Africa.

With a background in economics, Thomas holds a masters in applied philosophy and ethics. He has held senior positions in manufacturing, media, finance and NGOs.

Thomas combines coaching psychology with psychometric assessments to help his clients find their underlying drivers, move through their blocks, and achieve their goals. His creative tools, exercises, and African proverbs offer deeper awareness.

He's adventurous, creative, and curious. With his wife Hedaya, Thomas heads the thriving Pied Pipers Services, Ltd.

Valeyne Grotrian, PCC

Valeyne is a Leadership & Career Coach with over 15 years of experience in business operations and human resources leadership roles within Fortune 100 and small to mid-size organizations across 6 industries. Valeyne founded Agora Coaching & Training Solutions to support growth-oriented corporate leaders, middle managers and rock-star individual contributors to reach new levels of personal & professional growth.

Valeyne holds the PCC credential through the ICF and is a 2012 graduate of International Coach Academy, a 2021 graduate of Awaken Coach Institute and holds a Psychology of Leadership Certification through eCornell University, a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certification and is a Certified CliftonStrengths Coach through the Gallup organization. 

Based in the greater Chicagoland area, Valeyne is a pilot’s wife and dog mom to 2 labrador fur babies. They all enjoy adventurous time outdoors together whether it be at the beach or mountains. 

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Heather King, ACC

Heather completed her training as a Certified Professional Coach at the International Coach Academy in 2012 and became an ICF Associate Certified Coach in 2014. She is passionate about life-coaching because she believes it has the potential to help people thrive and live lives that are deeply fulfilling and meaningful.

One of her core values, as a coach, is to support and come alongside her clients as they align their lives with what they truly value. Heather also has a Master’s in Social Work and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She lives in PA with her husband and three teenage boys. She loves to read, hike in the mountains, play volleyball, and drink a good cup of strong coffee.

Ben Byerly PhD, ACC

Ben is a multi-cultural depth coach and spiritual director working with innovative, cross-cultural leaders. He holds a PhD in the social identity development of early Christianity and has worked in international academia and cross-cultural leadership for more than 25 years. 

Ben's coaching leads to the integration of internal parts, and a depth of spiritual insight and experience.

He is married to Christi, and loves biking in the mountains and discovering what's around the next bend. 

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Cohort 4
Led by Christi Byerly, MCC

Ideal for Europe, Africa and Asia. Classes are Fridays, September 3 through December 17, 2021.

1-4 pm Paris / 2 -5 pm Nairobi / 6-9 am Chicago / 7 am - 10 am New York 

*Click here to see what date and time it will be in your part of the world.

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Cohort 5
Led by Valeyne Grotrian, PCC


Ideal for North and South America. Classes are Tuesdays, September 7 through December 21, 2021.

7-10 am California / 08-11 am Denver / 9-12 am Chicago / 10 am - 1 pm New York / 6-9 pm Paris 

*Click here to see what date and time it will be in your part of the world.

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This is the right program for you if...

• You want to help build a more compassionate world

You want people to feel and know that being listened to deeply and with love can help us all become braver and more compassionate.

• You believe listening with love can open the door to possibility

You've experienced the magic that happens when a truly grounded person listens with love to another. You want to become that person.

• You have a calling to help people reach their higher potential

You're the person people want to tell their stories to. You love to listen, and it's frustrating to know that you could really help people transform - you're just not sure how yet. 

• You want to unleash your own brave inner warrior

You're ready for a shift in your own life. You want more self compassion, more community, and to live more alive and brave and loving than ever before. 

• You want people to live from their soul and passion

You know what it feels like to be scared, and to feel trapped by the expectations of others. You broke free (or you will in this course) and are ready to walk people into the light.

• You’ve had dormant dreams but not a lot of clarity

Through this experience, you’ll know what makes you so valuable and why your contribution is important. The soul doesn’t care about the scale--whether you are reaching five people or five thousand. It only cares that you are showing up as yourself. The outcome will take care of itself.

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “So incredibly thankful for the coaching course and your role in my life through leading this course. As others said today, it has truly transformed my life - in relationships (work and personal), potential direction of my career, opened the doors of possibility within my soul in many new ways...”

    from the USA

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “Awaken Coach Institute (YOU) have provided skills, confidence and insight into myself and what I can do to facilitate coaching as a catalyst to a world that is working for everyone… person by person.”

    from Germany

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “You can't match the combined wealth of experience and knowledge of the course leaders. They each brought their own unique expertise and background to the course. Furthermore, they were extremely generous with their time and resources both inside and outside of class. They created a safe space where we could learn and experiment with our coaching and trusted us to learn at a deep level from the beginning. I had a choice of many courses, but am so grateful that I chose this one!”

    Director of Research and Impact, Thrive World Wide

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “Using coaching techniques resulted in an immediate positive shift in communication with my family and expanded conversation with clients. Coaching is the tool I didn’t know I needed. The training was a valuable investment and has already provided a great return on investment! ”

    Coach and Christian Counselor M.A.

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “I would tell a friend to embrace the opportunities the course offers; leave space after for reflection; and know that your coaching skills will improve. [...] On a personal level, this course has helped me to 'declutter' my life and move forward on a project that's important for me.”

    Executive Director, 28 Too Many

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Requirements for graduation from the Professional Coach Foundations Course

  • Students must attend ALL classes live. A graduation certificate worth 70 ICF ACSTH hours will only be granted if at least 90% of the courses are attended live. If a class hour is missed, the student will watch the video recording and provide a written summary of learning.

  • Once every two weeks throughout the course, starting at week four, you will practice coaching in triads with supervision, which is 10.5-hours total of supervised coach practicum, culminating in the final oral exam. Students must attend all 10.5 hours of Supervised Coach Practicum live. If a supervised coach class hour is missed, the student will reschedule for a private session with faculty, and a $150 fee will be assigned.

  • Twelve hours of practice coaching with at least two clients outside the classroom, with written feedback from each client. You can count these hours toward your coach practice hours, and gain momentum toward your ICF coaching credential.

  • Up to two hours per week of course preparation, in the form of reading a few pages of course content, watching content-rich videos, or completing written assignments.

  • Combined with our Mentor Coaching course, the professional Coach Certification Course provides you with all of the training hours you need to become an ACC credentialed coach with the International Coaching Federation. If you already have an ACC or PCC credential, this course provides you with the hours you need to renew your credential or upgrade to the next credentialing level.

Make Sure You Get the Best Value!

$4,600 full price

$3,900 early-bird if purchased by August 14, 2021!

 This program has been accredited by the International Coaching Federation

for 70 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)

 


*Cancellation Policy:
- If a student cancels their enrollment 14+ days prior to the published start date of our Awaken Coach Institute course, Awaken Coaching, LLC will offer a full refund less a $500 deposit. Refunds will be processed within 7 days of receipt of the written request.

- No refunds will be offered after 14 days prior to the start of the training. However, Awaken Coaching, LLC will apply the payment toward a future training or any Awaken Coaching, LLC program, to be used within one year. Awaken Coach Institute will work with students dealing with unforeseen personal circumstances who would like to continue their training at a later date, allowing the student to transfer the registration to a later session of the course.

- In the event that Awaken Coaching, LLC must cancel a course, every effort will be made to place the student in a later offering of the course or offer a full refund.

- Students who have enrolled in Awaken Coach Institute's self-directed courses may withdraw from the course without penalty within the first 7 days of being granted course access. Students who have accessed one or more lessons will not be given a refund.

Cohort 4
Led by Christi Byerly, MCC

Ideal for Europe, Africa and Asia. Classes are Fridays, September 3 through December 17, 2021.

1-4 pm Paris / 2 -5 pm Nairobi / 6-9 am Chicago / 7 am - 10 am New York 

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Cohort 5
Led by Valeyne Grotrian, PCC


Ideal for North and South America. Classes are Tuesdays, September 7 through December 21, 2021.

7-10 am California / 08-11 am Denver / 9-12 am Chicago / 10 am - 1 pm New York / 6-9 pm Paris 

*Click here to see what date and time it will be in your part of the world.

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