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Are you ready to create a brave and beautiful impact through the magic of group coaching?

Hey Coaches!  Are you wanting a luscious, transformative experience for your clients AND you want to run a profitable coaching business? I hear you!

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Working 1-2-1 is incredibly fulfilling. At the same time, there's only one of you, and you only have so many hours in a day. Cloning yourself may not be realistic.

What if I said there was an easier, more cost-effective option that maximizes all the goodness you have to offer? Would you be interested?

That’s where group coaching comes into action! Group coaching is a win-win for your business and your clients.

You can achieve greater impact in the kind of transformational space that only happens in a group setting. And, while the pricing is lower for your clients than one-on-one coaching, it's more profitable for you. Plus, you will leverage the untapped wisdom and support of your group members.

When you stop trading money for your time, and start creating a new depth of rich experiences, you can transform an existing business beyond your imagination.


I'm Christi, the CEO and founder of Awaken Coach Institute. I wanted to create this course for you because group coaching is my joy.

I was coaching one woman who told me her whole life story. She said, "I've never told this to anyone before." Later, I coached her best friend, who told me the same thing. I thought, "How sad! What if I could create an environment where best friends can lean on one another?"

I was TERRIFIED to start my first group. It was called "The Heroine's Quest" and it helped women to get brave and live their passions in a safe community. I set up six weeks of coaching, and I was literally trembling going into my first call. I was nervous about tech, nervous about marketing, nervous about leading the experience...

But, it was fantastic! With the women in that first course, we created such a magical environment. I used proven coaching skills so that it felt light and easy for me to follow the process. And those women are still friends years later.

I LOVE group coaching. It's part of my life purpose of creating communities of grace. It has an enormous ripple effect. And I'd love to teach you all the skills you need to run your own group. You can follow your passion too!

When done well, group coaching is fun and relaxing and invigorating. You take a topic you're passionate about, and work with like-minded people who are naturally attracted to the same thing.

With our proven group coaching process that builds on your current coaching skills, you discover how people can be so exceptional at helping and supporting each other. 

I’d like to take the pressure around group coaching away from you and share with you my new course that will help you build on the coaching skills you have… so you can create the opportunities you're already dreaming about.

I’ve created the GROUP COACHING CERTIFICATION COURSE to help you master group coaching quickly and efficiently. This course is offered in English.

In fact, you can start the course on September 12th, 2023! 

This 10-week course I’ve designed will help you gain maximum wonder and joy with your group coaching, right from your very first session. 

However, I won't stop there…

You’ll discover exactly what it takes to be successful in group coaching so that you can stop trading time for money, and start inviting your best clients into the kind of business you love.




And to top that off

you’ll be gaining skills that can be used in all sorts of group sessions for years to come. Once you learn how to create one group coaching experience, you have that skillset for life. You can create many more offerings over the years as you and your clients grow together.

For a new business owner,

group coaching programs save you money as you grow your business.

And for an established coach,

group coaching programs give you the confidence to connect in a way you’ve only dreamed about.

When you’ve completed this course, you will be able to…

  • Design and launch a professional and profitable group coaching program
  • Feel confident facilitating a group coaching experience
  • Make a larger impact by reaching more people
  • Grow your ability to achieve predictable coaching income while having more control over your time.


Your certification course includes:

  • An Awaken Coach Institute certificate for 30 hours of Group Coaching education (20 in-person and 10 practical homework)
  • Access to the written theory course, with links to curated resources, freebies, and templates
  • Templates to create marketing campaigns that fill your groups
  • Knowledge to manage your group's logistics and technology
  • This course is offered in English.

Those who complete all the assignments in this 10-week certification course will walk away with an actual group coaching product that you'll be able to market, sell, and run with your groups.


You will:

Identify your why, who, and what

Design your group coaching signature program
Apply proven group coaching skills

Learn to market your program 

Facilitate growth for your clients

Demonstrate your coaching skills in a secure environment

Evaluate your group's results and create futher opportunities for growth


Awaken Coach Institute's Group Coaching Certification Course will Transform Your Business and is Officially OPEN for Enrollment

You will be in an intimate cohort of up to 8 participants, for depth of insight and group coaching practice.

You will design, market, and actually lead a group through your first group coaching session live during class in a safe, supportive environment.

This course is designed for coaches who already have received coach training for 1-to-1 and who want to expand their reach to group experiences.

Details of the Course:

Classes are Tuesdays, starting on September 12th.

6 am San Francisco / 8 am Chicago / 2 pm London / 3 pm Paris /

4 pm Nairobi  / 9 am New York /  8 pm Bangkok

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

We will meet live every Tuesday for 10 weeks via the Zoom platform, so no matter what part of the world you live, you can participate in our live sessions. 

~Classes are 2 hours long

~You will earn 30 hours of Awaken Coach Institute Group Coaching Certification

- You will present your actual group coaching product to your colleagues in the course and receive valuable real-time insights so you feel confident launching your group immediately

- This course is delivered in English

Your Investment is only $1,797orange-line

Group Coaching Course Content:

Why Group Coaching?

Decide how group coaching will benefit you and your audience and set clear business goals for group coaching program.

Design Your Results-Driven Group Coaching Program

Identify your target audience for your program and their main challenges as they relate to your area of expertise. Design a structure for your group coaching program that gets the best results for group members and is profitable for you.

Apply Proven Group Coaching Skills to Facilitate Success

Apply best-practice group coaching skills to build trust and create an environment where your members feel safe, supported, and motivated. Plan the specifics of different types of live group sessions.

Receive valuable real-time insights

You will present your actual group coaching product to your colleagues in the course and receive valuable real-time insights so you feel confident launching your group immediately.

Marketing Your Program

Set up the basics you need in order to market and sell your group coaching program.

Evaluating Results

Evaluate the results of your group coaching program, both for yourself and your members.

Review and Refine

Consolidate and implement your learning and plan future action steps so you can achieve the goals you set for this course 


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

After this 10-week course you will walk away with an actual group coaching product that you'll be able to market, sell, and run with your groups.

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    “This group coaching course has been wonderful! Great community, strong resources and teaching, and hands-on application. Scary at times - but that challenge to develop a program, with strong support and community, is exactly what I needed to push me forward. I will miss the regular interactions with the amazing group of folks I got to be a part of!”

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YES! You will become an Awaken certified group coach, AND walk away having your group coaching created and ready to market by the end of 10 weeks.

Not yet! We have concluded our pilot course. The International Coaching Federation requires coaching education providers to run the course at least once as a pilot with a minimum of 5 participants, then apply for accreditation. We will submit the accreditation request in January 2023 and, should we be approved (and our track record is 100%), by the time this cohort begins. If so,  you will receive a certification that you can use toward your ICF credential.

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 certificate of completion will only be granted if you attend at least 90% of the courses live. If you miss a class, you will watch the video recording and provide a written summary of your learning. If you attend less than 90% of the live classes, you will receive a letter of partial completion.

Your homework each week will be to actually design your group coaching course and get it out there into the world, which is so exciting! You will come to class each week with the progress you've made, and will run one segment of your group coaching experience with the rest of the community in class.

About Your Faculty


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
  • Certified Group Coach
  • Spiritual Accompaniment Certified
  • Certified Daring Greatly™ and Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator
  • Degrees in Communications (group dynamics emphasis) and French
  • Organizational and Relational Systems Coaching (ORSC)®️

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. 


  • ICF - Professional Certified Coach®️
  • Certified Coach through Gallup Myers-Briggs
  • Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner
  • Psychology of Leadership Certification through eCornell University


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.