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











We do coaching differently. Hear from our Director of Coaching Education.

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 course 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's Signature


Awaken Coach Institute exists to make the world a braver and more loving place. We train coaches to listen at depth, to awaken to the power of their own presence, and to be more loving than they've ever been before.


Awaken Coach Institute is recognized as an ICF Level 1 Accreditation provider.  

Completion of the Coach Certification Course provides you with a certificate for 114 hours of training, which enables you for requesting your ICF credential. 

*This course is delivered in English*

Led by Christi Byerly and the Senior Awaken Faculty Team
This course is offered in the English Language

Your investment in this once-in-a-lifetime offer is $5,900

You can reserve your spot today for only $1,180!

This is a chance to become the best version of yourself possible.

Key Milestones in Your Program Journey

What is Included in the Course

We will meet live once-a-week for 16 encounters via the Zoom platform, so no matter what part of the world you live, you can participate in our live sessions. 

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

After completing the 16-week Coach Certification Course, you will continue to receive 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!

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. 

Led by Christi Byerly and the Senior Awaken Faculty Team



Classes are Tuesdays
January 23 through May 14

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

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

Your Investment is $5,900.

You can reserve your spot for only $1,180



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 course is accredited by the ICF, and graduates receive a certificate for 114 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 course 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. 

Meet Our Faculty

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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 GreatlyTM 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

Led by Christi Byerly and the Senior Awaken Faculty Team
This course is offered in the English Language

Your investment in this once-in-a-lifetime offer is $5,900

You can reserve your spot today for only $1,180!

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 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.

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    “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

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    “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

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    “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

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    “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.

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    “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

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 yes, you would love to acquire coaching skills and you want to experience in your bones what it's like to live courageously and make the world a more loving place.

• You are 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, and 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.

Requirements for graduation from the professional Coach Certification Course

  • Students must attend ALL classes live. A graduation certificate worth 114 ICF Level 1 accredited 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.

Led by Christi Byerly and the Senior Awaken Faculty Team



Classes are Tuesdays
January 23 through May 14

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

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

Your Investment is $5,900.

You can reserve your spot for only $1,180


What Our Students Have to Say About the Course


These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:

Why do I have to apply to be in the course?

Because we only accept 12 people in each cohort. Each of you is hand-chosen for your commitment to love and courage. 

Does the professional Coach Certification Course also include some guidance on how to start our own coaching business? 

Yes! First of all, you will start coaching real clients outside of class starting within the first couple of weeks, and you will learn how to send them a coaching contract, takes notes on the sessions, coach professionally with your systems in place, etc. Toward the end of the course, we have a business-building module and walk you through the simple apps and systems that you need to accept payments, create packages, etc. And, you will be 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 as a Level 1 Accreditation provider. This Coach Certification Course provides you with a certificate for 114 training hours.

Is this professional Coach Certification Course applicable for us if we want to become coaches for corporate executives and business leaders?

Yes. This coaching course covers all of the coaching competencies. Some of our graduates use the skills for corporate and executive coaching. Others start coaching businesses for other niches. You graduate with a high level of confidence and competence to use the coaching 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 is really looking forward to meeting. No one flies under the radar--everyone's presence is key. 

A graduation certificate worth 114 ICF Level 1 accredited hours will only be granted if at least 90% of the courses are attended 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 accredited training program, such as this one, you can use your certificate to apply for the ICF's credential.

Our course is accredited for more than the training hours you need for your credential. And, when you upgrade to include mentor coaching, 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.

What language is this course delivered in?


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.