Basel, Switzerland





Dive deep into your spirituality, identity and beliefs -
so that you and the people you work with can sustain lasting and meaningful transformation



Building 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. It is fundamentally inspired by Brené Brown's work.

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.

With great love,

Christi's Signature

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A Perfect Location for Learning 

AYLEDO & ODELYA Events is located in the heart of Basel. It is an ideal place for this powerful encounters. Here, we will feel like home but with a really professional touch, which makes it extraordinary. 

We will meet at this Conference Center every Friday during 8 weeks from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, starting on March 17th.

Each Friday, we will enjoy 2 coffee breaks and be delighted by a very nutritive and colorful lunch. During our breaks, you can explore this amazing building, full of history and beauty. 

Led by Christi Byerly, MCC and the Senior Awaken Faculty Team in the English Language

Your investment in this once-in-a-lifetime offer is $6,700

You can reserve your spot today for only $1,340!

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Our most exclusive experience!

You will receive:

  • Access to a Scholar's Self-Study version of the full course so you can immerse yourself in the content before you arrive. Videos, reading, quizzes, and introductions to your colleagues.

  • Awaken's flagship Coach Certification Program facilitated by an international faculty team in a highly interactive format. One faculty member for every 4 participants.

  • A gorgeous workbook to record your learning.

  • Lunch and 2 coffee breaks per encounter.

Course Highlights

Led by Christi Byerly, MCC and the Senior Awaken Faculty Team in the English Language

Your investment in this once-in-a-lifetime offer is $6,700

You can reserve your spot today for only $1,340!

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 Approved Coach Specific Training Hour provider.  

*This course is delivered in English*

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Meet Our 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.

As a Certified Facilitator, Christi is authorized to offer all three types of Brené Brown’s workshops intensives, which can each be completed in a 2-day or 3-day format. They are The Daring Way™, Rising Strong™ and Dare to Lead™.

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


  • ICF - Master Certified Coach®️®️
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Spiritual Accompaniment Certified
  • Certified Daring Greatly™ and Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator (based on the research of Brené Brown)
  • Degrees in Communications and French

Susanne Ritter-Olsen, Certified Coach

Susanne is a multi-lingual Career Transition, Leadership  & Executive Coach with over 15 years of experience in business and HR leadership roles.

Since 2008 she has worked fully as a coach supporting international professionals in their career transition to a new country. She is Danish and her own experience as a newcomer to 6 different counties throughout her career, speaking 4 languages fluently and 3 semi- fluently has helped her support highly qualified professionals coming to Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Luxemburg, and the UK to land a new job or engage in career development opportunities while navigating life in a new culture.

A favorite engagement of hers is supporting Technology & Machine Industry companies as well as Chemical and Pharma organizations to grow their female talent and serve these through leadership development coaching. Her true passion is supporting female leaders in their growth!

Over the years she also has experienced the joy of supporting senior growth-oriented leaders, managers, and middle managers through executive coaching reaching both personal and professional goals.

In addition to her certifications, she is also well acquainted with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and 360 Assessments and holds a Degree in business and supply chain management from Business College Kolding in Denmark.

Based near Basel, Switzerland, Susanne is a wife of a self-employed IT engineering Expert and mom to 3 wonderful sons - all now grown up and therefore an empty nester with the lovely family dog Layla!


  • Certified Coach with Awaken Coach Institute

  • Certified Solution Focus Coach with SolutionSurfers

  • Certified Birkman Assessment Coach with Birkman International

  • Certified Pretz Method Hypnosis Coach

  • Adler Trained Counsellor at ICL

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ICF AGM 2019-20

Deb Brupbacher, PCC

Debbie is a highly motivated and passionate Executive Leadership, Career, and Team Coach. With over 20 years of experience in multinational firms serving in various senior global roles in finance and transformational projects, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her clients. Throughout her career, people development has always been at the center, and she has now found her true calling in coaching and leadership development.

Debbie’s approach to coaching is centered around increasing awareness of the power of vulnerability, authenticity, and heartfelt leadership. By combining conceptual frameworks, metaphors, fun, movement, and nature, she helps her clients expand their thinking and expectations, leading to a higher level of effectiveness and leadership. Her goal is to inspire and encourage clients to be more self-aware of their strengths and value, allowing them to achieve greater success in both their careers and personal lives.

Based in Bern, Switzerland, Debbie enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter and two cats, as well as pursuing her love of nature, mountain running and is an ultra-race winner. She brings her experiences in running and nature to her coaching programs, imparting discipline, resilience, self-awareness, and purpose. 


  • ICF - Professional Certified Coach®️
  • Leadership Circle Profile 360 Certified
  • ORSC™ - Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching
  • Team Coaching International
  • DiSC & Five Behaviours Certified Practitioner
  • ICF Mentor Coach
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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.

This is NOT the right program 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.

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “Absolutely enjoying the framework and that we started coaching right from the start! Also love the close connection to the others, that groups get mixed up and we get to coach one another frequently. Nothing feels more valuable and fruitful than actual practice!”

    Brave, Spiritually-grounded World-Changer | Awaken Coach Institute Graduate

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “Dear Christi, Thank you! I have been enjoying the classes so much. I love your style of teaching--practical, full of examples and fun too! I had a sneak peak at all the great information provided and will go through them in greater detail this week. I am getting a lot out of all the great resources so far and I look forward to seeing you again on Friday. You must have heard the saying, "When the student is ready, the teacher arrives". I feel this way with you! Like I was just so wanting a course like this and you are exactly the type of person I was looking for to learn from! ”

    Brave, Spiritually-grounded World-Changer | Awaken Coach Institute Graduate

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “'I am enjoying the training I am receiving very much. I am enjoying the interactions with my fellow classmates and faculty. They are really great people (we could be divided by space, culture, environment, experiences but we really do have great synergy together - I suppose this is thanks to the atmosphere that has been created by Christi as CEO of Awaken Coach Institute). I am finding it very useful because it is helping me be more mindful of who I am as a person and of others including their identity, environment, experiences, values and beliefs.”

    Brave, Spiritually-grounded World-Changer | Home-maker and Educator | ICF Certified Coach | Operations Director at Pied Pipers Services | www.piedpipers.net

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “I love this course so much. The learning is energizing me and putting it into practice is growing me. It feels so good and alive. I am committing to being intentional about putting myself in a space of learning and growing in the future. Trusting the coaching process and being gentle.”

    Brave, Spiritually-grounded World-Changer

  • Awaken Coach Institute

    “My gratitude for Awaken Coach Institute is endless. The top tangible outcomes I’ve experienced include finding a community that I will forever cherish, finding a deeper connection with my own being than I knew possible, finding the knowledge, the safe space and tools that I needed to advance my (very new) coaching skills, and courage to launch my own coaching practice. My experience was completely positive so my review follows suit - HIGHLY recommend!”

    Brave, Spiritually-grounded World-Changer | Awaken Coach Institute Graduate | www.authenticandwhole.com

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Do you accept corporate sponsorship for this course?

YES. We can provide your company with an invoice and receipt for the training.

What value does this course have if the individual is investing?

Women leaders with coaching skills naturally receive promotions and see their talent as leaders soar. They have the skills to speak up for themselves and to express their ideas in ways that get across.

What value does this course have for the company?

Many companies love to sponsor their employees for coach training because it improves retention rates, motivation, leadership skills, and saves money down the road because the company can use the services of internal coaches, rather than needing to hire externally. In addition, companies are using a coaching approach and developing a coaching culture because it improves the ability of teams to work together effectively.

When I graduate from the 8-week course, what can I tell people about my coaching?

You can say, "I have graduated from an ICF-accredited coach training program and I am a professional coach." Our goal is to produce competent coaches who have practiced each week and can confidently hold purposeful coaching conversations with their teams.

Will I receive an International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential?

Awaken Coach Institute is accredited by the ICF. When you take our training plus our mentoring program, you will have all the training and mentoring hours you need to take the ICF's written exam. If you'd like to become an ICF Credentialed coach, you will want to add the Awaken Coach Institute Mentor Coaching package, which takes place over a 3-month period with our senior faculty. You will not be required to take the ICF's oral exam, because the Awaken Coach Institute oral exam is sufficient for the ICF. You will be eligible to take the written exam and receive your ICF ACC credential once you have completed 100 hours of coaching outside of class time, which is true of all ICF coach training programs worldwide.

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*Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be offered. However, Awaken Coaching, LLC will apply the payment toward a future training or any Awaken Coaching, LLC course, 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, 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.