Plus 6-Months Mentor Coaching Included


Dive deep into your spirituality, identity and beliefs, become a braver, more compassionate leader and receive everything you need for your coach credential from the International Coaching Federation










 Course includes 16 weeks of Coach Training PLUS 6 months of Mentor Coaching

Classes take place every Friday from September 6 until December 20 2024
2-5 pm Paris | 4-7 pm Nairobi | 7-10 am Chicago
8-11 am New York | 1-4 pm London | 8-11 pm Bangkok

Reserve your spot today with a deposit of only $1,180


We do coaching differently. We're looking for loving, brave people who are seeking spiritual alignment, belonging and bravery – not just a coaching qualification.

Our mission is to build a more empathetic 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 find myself wishing everyone around me had those skills – and I feel as though we need them now more than ever.

I've been through hundreds of hours of coach training, and I wish someone had just started out with the deep stuff right away.

At the beginning, I learned a lot about action, goals, progress, success – and there is nothing wrong with that. Learning those skills helped me in my career. But, I wish someone had taught me earlier on about embodied spiritual and identity alignment. It would meant 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.

I feel most alive when I'm passing along the universal principles that have been 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 I want us to create a ripple effect across the world together.

I promise you, this is not your average, transactional-level coaching course. This program is for the few, the daring, the ones who long to be more. This course goes deep.

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

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

If you're looking for deep-seated transformation, and not "just another certification", this is the course for you.

We accept only TWELVE students per cohort, because we want our students to have a personalized, expansive experience. We care deeply about you, and want to honor your presence with our undivided attention.

With great love, 

Christi's Signature

Awaken Coach Institute

Whenever I think of the vibe of Awaken Coach Institute, I feel very loved and accepted in areas that I didn’t realize needed acceptance. There is this openness in Awaken that makes me feel loved and accepted.

Awaken Alumni

Awaken Coach Institute

Every part of you is worthy to be here and to be present. That’s such a powerful message that Awaken delivers. I’ve been expanding and I feel more capacity to love. Awaken lets people expand to learn all they are created to be.

Awaken Alumni & Faculty Member

Awaken Coach Institute

The definition of a cheerleader, teacher and leader is Christi Byerly. Her love and presence is 100% the reason I am now a certified coach on a journey to keep growing, learning and helping others.

Awaken Alumni

Awaken Coach Institute

Awaken Coach Institute 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.

Awaken Alumni & Faculty Member

Awaken Coach Institute exists to make the world a braver, more loving place.

We train coaches to listen deeply, to awaken to the power of their own presence, and to be more loving and accepting than they've ever been before.

ICF Level 1 and 2

Awaken Coach Institute is recognized as an

ICF-Accredited Level 1 & Level 2 coaching education provider.  

Completion of our All-In-One Coach Certification Program* provides you with a certificate for 114 hours of training, mentor coaching and a Level 2 (PCC) performance evaluation which you can use towards your ICF credential.

*This course is delivered in English, we welcome applicants from all over the world.

Our All-In-One Coach Certification Program is led by Christi Byerly, MCC and the Senior Awaken Faculty Team

Your total investment in the program, which inclues 16 weeks of Coach Training plus 6 months of Mentor Coaching is $5,900*

Reserve your spot today with a deposit of only $1,180

*Payment plans are available


Your 16-Week Coaching Curriculum

We will meet live once per week for 16 weeks online via Zoom – which means you can join us no matter what part of the world you're in.

Before each live class you will complete 1-2 hours per week of self-study video lessons and worksheets.

Mentor Coaching is Included!

After completing the 16-week Coach Certification Course, you will continue receiving Mentor Coaching as you build your clientele. You'll complete at least seven hours of mentoring in a group of Awaken graduates, focusing on your strengths and offering opportunities to improve your skills further. Three of your mentor coaching hours will be one-on-one between you and our senior faculty. You will learn to assess yourself according to the professional coaching core competencies.

This course is comprehensive and provides you with all the coaching education and mentoring you need to apply for a credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

How The Course Is Structured

Your 16-week course focuses on the core coaching competencies outlined by the ICF while incorporating our spiritual Awaken philosophy – to create a braver, more loving world starting with ourselves.

View All Course Lessons

  • 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.
  • 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. Choose which model to use in real conversations.
  • Ethical Coaching Practice: Know how to operate your conversations within the International Coaching Federation ethical guidelines.
  • Embody the Coaching Mindset: Become an open, curious, flexible and client-centered person.
  • What Are Coaches Listening For? Listen at sixe consecutively deeper and more nuanced levels
  • 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
  • Coaching Presence: Use your head, heart and gut intelligence to manage your own emotions and stay observant, empathetic and responsive to the client. 
  • Evoking Awareness through Language and Metaphor: Challenge, observe, intuit and play with language to increase your client’s choice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • What Is Reality?: Learn a communications model that increases your ability to respect your client’s map of the world 
  • How Beliefs are Structured: Change limiting beliefs and reinforce resourceful beliefs
  • Coaching with ValuesKnow how to recognize fear-based and love-based values and work with your client’s values hierarchy.
  • Coaching Big EmotionsLearn to recognize a variety of emotions, accept them, become curious about them and bring kindness to them.
  • 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.
  • Coaching for Teams and Groups: Lead teams and groups effectively. Learn logistics and coaching models to work with groups.
  • Closures and Endings in Coaching: Partner with clients to close a coaching session and a coaching engagement.
  • Getting Your First Client: Learn the foundation to start building your business and marketing! 
Enroll Now – 6 Month Installment Plan Available

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Our regular Q&As are held every two weeks and hosted by a member of the Awaken Coach Institute Team. 

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The Awaken Coach Institute Professional Coach Certification course is built to internationally recognized standards developed by the International Coaching Federation.

This course is accredited by the ICF, and graduates receive a certificate for 114 ICF-Accredited Coach Training Hours. Your certification will be an asset to your resumé if you want to make coaching part of your career path. 

But we don't just give you everything you need for your ICF credential, we go deeper.

Most of us weren't taught much about our emotions and thoughts, or about human interaction within our society. This course is designed to be a stretching experience in which you’ll learn how valuable you are and how loving, brave and kind you can become.

We focus on releasing fear-based paradigms that prevent us from connecting with those we love most and from loving and accepting ourselves fully. Once you see the divine in ourselves, we can see the divine in everyone around us. 

Virtual September Cohort

Classes take place every Friday from September 6 until December 20 2024
2-5 pm Paris | 4-7 pm Nairobi | 7-10 am Chicago
8-11 am New York | 1-4 pm London | 8-11 pm Bangkok

Reserve your spot today with a deposit of only $1,180


Meet Your Course Leader 

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Christi Byerly, MCC – Founder & CEO

Christi's coaching process is all about motivating you to build a community of empathy and grace around you — and to live your life as part of something bigger than you are. 

Christi has trained hundreds of 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 Greatly Facilitator.

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


  • ICF – Master Certified Coach®️
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Spiritual Accompaniment Certified
  • Certified Daring Greatly™ and Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator
  • Degrees in Communications and French
  • Organizational and Relational Systems Coaching

This is the right course 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 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.

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 brave inner warrior.

You're ready for a shift in your own life. You want more self-compassion, more community, and to live feeling more alive, 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've broken free of that (or you will in this course) and are ready to walk people into the light.

Awaken Coach Institute

It is extremely practical and useful, and I love that we can apply what we are learning straight away in our practice coaching sessions outside of class and, better yet, inside of class with feedback. I am so encouraged, and I can't tell you how much I am enjoying learning how to coach.

Awaken Alumni

Awaken Coach Institute

I feel like I have learned a TON. The distance I've come is tremendous. I'm able to handle a client not knowing what she wants to talk about. I have a clear sense of what coaching is and isn't. I understand the beginning, middle, and end of a session. I see the value of presence above almost everything else.

Awaken Alumni

Awaken Coach Institute

I gained deep insights that weren't just concepts, but came from an actual coach's experience in working with clients. These were things outside what can be studied in books or course materials. And they were coming from coaches that were great and loving people who I felt aligned with.

Awaken Alumni

This is NOT the right course for you if...

You're just doing it to get a certification.

Don't sign up just for the credential. Sign up because you would love to acquire coaching skills AND you want to experience deep within your bones what it's like to live courageously and make the world a more loving place.

You're hesitant about whether you're willing to love others the way they are right now.

In this course, we go to a deep level, where you come out transformed, your relationships are transformed and your ability to lead is transformed. Those kinds of changes only happen in a space of complete love and acceptance. You have to be willing to do your own work around this! If you think you might judge others in the group, please don't sign up.

Your requirements for graduation from this program

  • You must attend ALL classes live. Your graduation certificate worth 114 ICF Level 1 accredited hours will only be granted if at least 90% of the classes are attended live. If you miss a class, you will be required to watch the video recording and provide a written summary of your 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 coaching, culminating in a final oral exam. You must attend all 10.5 hours of supervised coaching live. If a supervised coaching class hour is missed, you will be required to reschedule for a private session with faculty and pay an additional $150 fee.

  • 12 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.

  • You will complete approximately 2 hours per week of course preparation which includes reading a few pages of course content, watching videos, or completing written assignments.

  • This All-In-One Professional Coach Certification Course includes our Mentor Coaching course, and provides you with all of the training hours you need to become an ACC credentialed coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). 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 credential level.


Classes tak place on Fridays from September 6 through December 20
2-5 pm Paris / 4-7 pm Nairobi / 7-10 am Chicago
8-11 am New York / 1-4 pm London / 8-11 pm Bangkok

This course is delivered in English

Your total investment is $5,900*

Reserve your spot today with a deposit of only $1,180

*payment plans are available on request


What our program graduates say about their experience

You can watch these video testimonials from our Awaken Alumni and find out about their experience of the All-In-One Coach Certification Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions people ask most often about the program.

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How many people will be taking part in the program with me?

We only accept 12 people in each cohort because we want to get to know you on a deep level and support you in your commitment to love and courage. 

Does the program also include some guidance on how to start our own coaching business? 

Yes! You will start coaching real clients outside of class starting within the first couple of weeks. You will learn how to send them a coaching contract, take notes on the sessions, coach professionally with your systems in place, etc. Toward the end of the course, we have a business-building module which will walk you through the simple apps and systems that you need to accept payments, create packages, etc. You will also become part of a coaching community where you can communicate with other coaches to learn how they are starting their businesses.

Is this course accredited?

Yes! Awaken Coach Institute has been approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Level 1 & Level 2 accredited provider. This All-in-One Coach Certification Course provides you with a certificate for 114 training hours, which you can use towards your ACC or PCC with the ICF.

Is this program applicable for me if I want to become a coach for corporate executives and business leaders?

Yes! This coaching course covers all of the coaching competencies. Some of our graduates use their skills for corporate and executive coaching. Others start coaching businesses in other niches. You will graduate with a high level of confidence and competence and will be able to use your coaching skills in whatever niche market you choose, including coaching business leaders.

Do I have to become a coach after I complete this course?

No! This course is also ideal for leaders who want to be more clear and kind. You don't have to become a coach to benefit from the skills you will learn. This course transforms you as a person in all your relationships.

What happens if I miss a class?

Our participants almost never miss a class. We become a very close-knit community and everyone looks forward to meeting. No one flies under the radar, as everyone's presence is key. 

Your graduation certificate worth 114 ICF accredited hours will only be granted if you attend 90% of the classes live. If you miss a class, you will watch the video recording and provide a written summary of your learning.

If you miss a supervised coaching session, you can register with a faculty member for a make-up session at a fee of $150. We will also do our best to minimize that by offering you a make-up session in another cohort.

What’s the difference between accreditation, credentialing and certification?

The International Coaching Federation has two major roles: (1) they accredit training programs (2) they credential individual coaches.

When you receive a certification from a Level 1 & Level 2 accredited training program such as this one, you can use your certificate to apply for your ICF credential.

Our course is accredited for more than the training hours you need for your ACC credential, and you can use our course hours toward your PCC. It includes mentor coaching, so you'll be well on your way to completion. Once you complete 100 hours of coaching, which we will support you in doing, you can apply for the ICF credential and take their exam, which our program prepares you for.

Awaken Coach Institute Faculty Accreditations

Refund Policy

Cancellation of a course must be made a minimum of 14 business days prior to the course to be eligible for a refund, minus the deposit. The deposit may be applied toward a future course within two years of the original course date. 
Cancellations made less than 14 days before the course start date are not eligible for a refund.
Written notice of cancellation shall be effective on the date the withdrawal is received by Awaken Coach Institute. Refunds, if any, will be made within 30 days following receipt of cancellation or withdrawal requests.
In the event that Awaken Coaching, LLC must cancel a course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic or any other unforeseen circumstances,  every effort will be made to place the student in a later offering of the course.

Registration Modifications

Modifications to registration, including substitutions of participants or transfer of course dates, must be completed at least fourteen days before the program start date. Participants may contact Awaken Coach Institute to modify their registration at
Course changes will be allowed provided there are spaces available.