"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."

Christi Byerly, MCC - founder and CEO

Inside This Course

What are Coaches Listening For?

Take a sneak peek at how to structure your sessions as a professional coach and discover the 6 levels of listening.

Embody the Coaching Mindset

Learn the life skills the ICF will ask of a certified coach and how to deepen your presence and awareness during a session.

Language and Metaphor

Discover how your client's language expresses their view of the world and how some shifts in perspective can bring new light to a situation.


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 GreatlyTM Facilitator.

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

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.

What Are People Saying?

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “ I have really enjoyed the format of this course. The way the pre-learning is organized with the readings and videos is a perfect complement to the class discussions, and the worksheets help me solidify, summarize and apply what I've learned after each class. Christi is a fount of knowledge in coaching. She teaches us with such compassion and warmth and inspires us to be great coaches too. I can't even begin to summarize what I have learned about coaching: about coaching presence and asking meaningful questions and going deeper into identity and beliefs during a coaching session. And so much more!”

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “Christy, I feel like you've managed to put many lifetimes of an individual's personal development work into 16 weeks!! Wow. I could, and probably will spend my entire life revisiting a lot of these areas. What a gift YOU are!! I'm so grateful that you put so much of your heart into this meaningful work. It shows.”

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “Christi was very skilled at guiding me through the process and helping me discover new insights and perspectives. She also provided me with a great deal of resources that were very helpful. She was very skilled in knowing how to focus on me as a person and not just the goals I came to the sessions with. She was able to increase my awareness of certain thoughts and feelings that were keeping me from moving forward on my goals”

    from the USA

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “As a result of our twelve sessions, I feel free to be me, as God created me to be. I am more organized and more productive, too, having more time to do things I really wanted to do like exercise and play the piano. ”

    from Kenya

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “This coaching course called me to get to the heart of the matter with my coaching clients. Instead of feeling like I needed to cover a variety of action steps and goal formation with my coaching clients, I received permission to bring the conversation down to a core topic that would help unlock what the client wants to address. ”

    Residence Life Development, Black Forest Academy

  • 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