Wondering if this is the program for you?


What is IGC Coach Training?

Our six month personal and professional development program provides a high-level training experience for coaches and leaders who wish to enhance their coaching practice, leadership skills and business development. We believe coaching is a catalyst for profound change. We see the power of coaching as a domino effect, first transforming the coach and then quickly rippling into relationships, families, businesses, communities and beyond. We teach the leadership skills coaches need to be catalysts for change. We are here to do the real work.

Real transformation. Real fulfillment.
Real joy. Real impact. Real change.

IGC Coach Training offers 62 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours from the International Coach Federation (ICF) AND 10 ICF Mentor Coaching Hours


The world’s premier coach training and
business development company for women leaders.

Official class dates for Fall (October 2018) will be posted on August 1st.

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Why IGC Coach Training?

There are thousands of coach training programs available online, at conferences and through in-person workshops. In just five minutes, you could go online and download a self-help program created by Oprah, Christina Aguilera or Gabrielle Bernstein. There are digital courses, business trainings and books flooding your email inbox on a daily basis. Which will take you to the next version of YOU?

Next question: do you even need official training to do this work? Many people who consider themselves life and business coaches never went through coach training! They are simply marketing themselves as coaches, mentors and experts because they have experience in that field. They took a workshop, read some books and have had powerful life experiences.

Every successful coach or leader must play two roles. First, the role of coach, where you serve as a guide, mirror, teacher and leader. Second, the role of business owner, where you must show up as a CEO and entrepreneur. In the early stages of our businesses, we often find ourselves taking on multiple roles, including Marketing Director, Director of Sales and the Administrative Team!

As successful (and committed!) leaders and coaches, we’ve spent years taking polls, doing research, asking questions and having conversations with new coaches. We wanted to understand why so many of our colleagues gave up after graduation and what made the difference for us.

What did we find? More than half of business coaches, life coaches, health coaches and success coaches never fully launch their coaching businesses because the entrepreneurial piece remains so underaddressed. Across the world, accredited coaches who have invested $5,000 to $25,000 in coach training are not executing on their dreams.

Why? They’re afraid of failing, unclear on where to start and overwhelmed by the big to-do of building a business. Created by a professional coach, entrepreneur and educator, IGC’s Coach Training addresses both the dance of coaching and the art of business. When coaching is a dance, all we have to do is BE in the moment. When business is an art, we’re free to color outside the lines.


Started in 2015, our coach training program was designed based on the International Coach Federation’s Core Competencies and Ethics. From this foundation, we also utilize two main modalities: experiential learning and the study of ontology.

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience. By gaining experience in the field, we generate our own learnings, reflect on them and move forward based on our findings. Through testing, we find out what works for us and what doesn’t. We observe coaches, leaders and colleagues we look up to and use their examples as inspiration, always creating our own version along the way.

Ontology is a metaphysical approach that addresses the nature of being. It asks us to take a look at who we are being in each moment. The mindset and manifestation work that’s become so popular in the self-help industry is actually based in science and serves as the foundation for our training.

Destiny does not work on her own. In order to grow into the coach and leader you are meant to be, you must learn how to show up powerfully for your clients, your career and your life, regardless of circumstances. IGC Coach Training teaches you how to access your highest level of being so you can create your coaching practice and uplevel as a leader.

Included in your coach training, is IGC’s Mentoring and Mastermind Membership. The Mastermind provides a safe space and live forum for you to practice our core coaching concepts. There is also a separate forum for students of our coach training where you can connect and create just around your new coach training insights.

We have attracted clients all over the globe, from Italy to Australia and beyond. Thus, our coach training program is available from the comfort of your own home or office and is not location specific. The program is delivered through phone and online, with the perk of our in-person Goddess Circle events for ongoing face to face connection.


Olivia Chapman, COO and Director of Coach Training is both the driving force behind IGC’s Coach Training as well as the lead trainer. Liv holds a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in leadership, an ICF ACC Credential and is a Certified Master Coach. Additionally, Liv is responsible for getting the program fully accredited by the ICF. 

On top of Liv’s extensive background in coaching and training, she maintains a thriving private coaching practice, coaching entrepreneurs who are looking to improve their lives and the lives of others by creating and purposeful businesses. She mixes her education and business background with coaching skills to help her clients move powerfully past the doubts, fears and limiting beliefs that keep their businesses and lives from reaching full potential. She guides clients to step into their zone of genius and create businesses that thrive and ultimately, change our world for the better. From marketing and lead generation to strategy and scaling, Liv is known for co-creating a massive return on investment with her clients.

Liv’s Style: Bold. Direct. Fun. 

Liv’s Ideal Students: Mission-Driven. Focused. Executives. Leaders. Innovators.


Shannon Whaley holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in women’s studies. Once skilled as a Chemical Dependency and Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor, Shannon now works as a Business Coach + Strategist for coaches and online business owners. Shannon is a 2015 graduate of Inner Glow Circle’s Coach Training Program and holds the Associate Certified Coach Credential from the ICF.

A storyteller, Shannon not only coaches and trains but utilizes her coaching skills as a public speaker and writer. Fun Fact: Shannon is known as the Traveling Wild Woman and lives the ultimate “laptop lifestyle”.

Shannon’s Style: Playful. Powerful. Inspiring. 

Shannon’s Ideal Students: Travelers. Writers. Creatives. World-Changers.

Kelly Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and later went through a master’s program for mental health counseling, a career she ultimately left to do what she feels is more soul-connected work as a coach.  Kelly is a 2015 IGC Coach Training Graduate and describes helping and being of service to others as her true purpose in life. Kelly credits her education with giving her a solid understanding of the brain, what makes people tick, human behavior, and a variety of other areas pertaining to the human condition.

Kelly guides her students and clients to connect with their own intuition on a deep level and get in touch with their soul in order to do the work that they are truly meant to do in this world. Fun Fact: Kelly is also an Angel Channel and Artist.

Kelly’s Style: Intuitive. Witty. Straight-Forward.

Kelly’s Ideal Students: Spiritual Leaders. Healers. Natural (or Professional) Counselors.



  • Gain clear understanding of the parameters of life and business coaching
  • Understand the ICF Code of Ethics and Core Competencies
  • Identify and coach through various contexts, archetypes and at varying gradients
  • Utilize powerful questioning, direct communication and active listening to co-create transformation with your clients, team and beyond
  • Recognize limiting beliefs and patterns in clients and create awareness in service of moving forward with goals
  • Design a coaching package and agreement that is aligned with your being and attracts clients who can truly benefit from coaching with you
  • Know how to monitor clients’ progress and accountability throughout the coaching relationship
  • Understand coaching as it relates to business development
  • Put a business and marketing plan in place that attracts your ideal coaching clients
  • Utilize a variety of tools and resources (as provided in this program) to support your client’s learning and results
  • Gain the confidence needed to start, maintain and grow a thriving coaching business that you truly enjoy

You’ll learn how to work for yourself, not by yourself.

As part of the IGC Mastermind (a component of our coach training), you will be immersed in a community of women who want to support you and your mission. Our mission, really, because we are all connected and all in this together.

Make the most of this strategic sisterhood, where you can to source business and personal development support 24/7. In addition to your weekly coach training session, you have access to more than 15 coaching calls per month, designed to serve your needs as coach, leader, entrepreneur and woman on a mission.



I didn’t realize how many amazing resources there were inside the IGC Mastermind before I joined! In a week, you can hop on a call to connect with your body, work on your marketing and get your financial mindset in check. The online Facebook community is one of the most active ones I’ve ever seen, and I am consistently impressed with the amazing, deep conversations I see women having. I love that they are able to bridge oceans and make us all feel like a collective.

IGC Training is one of the best investments I have made! Coming from a celebrity styling background, I knew from my time involved in the personal development space I had the opportunity to go deeper with my clients. Due to the support I’ve received on calls and within the IGC Coach Training program, my business feels more aligned than ever. I hadn’t expected it to have such a monumental shift in my life and business. I would invest in this training (even for a lot more than I paid) in a heartbeat!”

– Crystal Cave



“I had been working with clients in the nutrition counseling field for over 4 years, but something was missing. My training and education never touched on the coaching and connection piece. I knew there was something I was lacking in relationship with my clients, but also myself. Inner Glow Circle, the programs it has to offer and the incredible women it attracts, continues to amaze me. I’ve grown into a better person, professional, friend, sister and girlfriend. Without IGC’s Coach Training, I would not have found the confidence, commitment, passion, and determination to finally start my own online nutrition counseling business (a dream I have been considering for over 3 years)!! Thank you, Inner Glow Circle! You are my rock!

Inner Glow Circle programs offer an undeniable bond, structure and place to learn and grow in a sacred space with your peers. There are no judgments. No wrong opinions. There is always support where support is needed. Inner Glow Circle was the first time I ever truly decided to invest in myself, and I have never looked back.”

– Ali Boone


what makes our program different?

No other program on the market offers this level of advanced coach training, business development and dynamic personal support all in one place. Plus, offers you 62 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) from The International Coach Federation (ICF) and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.


Includes 3-months of Fundamentals and Core Principles of Coaching Training content. Each lesson will be delivered through our membership portal, a week in advance of the live training and will take approximately 45-minutes to review and complete.

The ICF and Core Competencies

An in depth look at the ICF’s Code of Ethics and Core Competencies as they relate to the content of the training program and the art of coaching.

Coaching and Key Definitions

An overview of coaching terms and their meanings as well as a comprehensive look at the differentiating factors in coaching, therapy, consulting and spiritual guidance services.

Setting Up Consultations and Establishing the Coaching Relationship

Establish a coaching agreement that clearly articulates the ethical standards of coaching, including confidentiality, trust and rapport.

Active Listening

A highly important and valuable core competency that includes how to listen actively, clarify, reflect and coach based on both what’s said and what’s not said during the coaching call.

How to run a coaching call

The importance of a client-generated coaching request and how to run your sessions in alignment with the being-based teachings of ontology, while creating awareness and results with your clients.

goal setting and practice areas

How to develop and maintain a coaching plan based on your client’s goals and desires as well as create opportunities for ongoing learning during coaching and in work/life situations.

The Art of Powerful Questioning

How to ask powerful, direct and forward-moving questions to bring your clients closer to their own truth and transformation.

Direct Communication and Gradient

Effectively communicate with your client by using language that has the greatest positive impact, while also weaving in varying gradients to create lasting change.

Awareness of Goddess Archetypes

How archetypes influence your clients’ belief systems and how their identification can be a powerful tool as we uncover limiting beliefs and negative behavior patterns.

Identifying Contexts and Stories

A look at the contexts clients bring to the coaching relationship, how to break them up and how they influence thoughts, decisions and actions.

Understanding Who’s Uncoachable

A closer look at the ICF’s Code of Ethics as well as a description of qualities that make potential clients “uncoachable” and a tool for supporting their growth through referrals to other providers.

Coaching Through Grief, Loss and Trauma 

How to be fully present as coach and when to set boundaries when clients experience grief, loss and/or trauma.

followed by
3-months of Being-Based Business Coach Training for use with your personal business, as well as coaching your clients around business development and ongoing growth. Each lesson will be delivered through our membership portal, a week in advance of the live training and will take approximately 45-minutes to review and complete.


Focus in on the importance of aligning desires with plans, creating awareness around these goals and mapping out next steps.

Creating Client Accountability

How to manage progress and accountability with your clients by looking at various tools and using powerful questioning to empower your clients to follow through and stay on track.

Coaching Diverse Populations

How to create awareness around our own implicit biases and beliefs as well as how to take a values-based approach to coaching diverse clients

Manifesting Meaningful Client Connections

How to connect with the people you’re meant to serve and the importance of establishing trust and intimacy from your first contact

High-Impact Coaching Packages

A deeper look at how to design high impact coaching offers that are based on ICF Standards and Ethics and demonstrate respect for your ideal client’s goals and learning style.

Create a Group Coaching Program or Workshop

Understand how to apply the ICF Core Competencies and coaching techniques to a group environment and design a possible group coaching or workshop experience for your clients

Being-Based Sales

An ontological approach to selling from the soul (not selling your soul!) and setting up a coaching agreement that is ethically aligned, built on trust and in service of your client.

Moving Beyond Objections

Deepen into what’s behind a “no” on a coaching call or a sales call and understand how to coach through your client’s’ objections.

Tap Into Your Intuition

Recognize what your intuition feels like and understand the power of accessing your intuition inside of the coaching relationship

Your Inspired About Me Page

A series of powerful questions you can use with yourself or your clients to help to distinguish your unique being and motivation for your personal development and your brand creation.

Let Love Lead the Way

How to organize, follow up and nurture your leads, email list and other potential clients avenues to create the largest possible impact.

Your Beautiful Business Plan

Create an embodied business plan for your growing business, clarify your ultimate vision for yourself and the world and map out clear steps to get there.

Note: All lessons are delivered only in English language at this time.

this is for you if 

  • You’re itching to quit your corporate job, start your own business and expand your impact and need the right support and accountability to get there.
  • You deeply desire to be a coach. You’ve researched program after program searching for the perfect fit. Through some divine intervention, you’ve landed here.
  • You can coach like nobody’s business but can’t sell enough sessions, packages (or digital products!) to really make this work as a career.
  • You’ve been a blogger, activist or entrepreneur for years and want to step more powerfully into your role as a thought leader. You know it’s up to female leaders to pave the way for the next generation, and you want to help crack the glass ceiling—once and for all.
  • You’ve completed another coaching program like Institute of Integrative Nutrition, IPEC, Accomplishment Coaching or Holistic MBA and want to close the gaps in your training. You know the best leaders never stop investing in themselves.
  • You’ve read the books, done the workshops and even started Marie Forleo’s B-School, but you’re still stuck on how to turn your dream into a profitable business.
  • You coach people in your line of work and desire additional training to become a stronger leader. Whether you’re a sales director or manage a yoga studio, you want to take your ability to motivate others to the next level.

this is not for you if 

You are not willing to take responsibility for your life, business and dreams.
You don’t believe it’s possible to have a successful coaching business and aren’t willing to consider that it is.
You’d like to spend the next two years getting ready to get ready.
You’re content with being still—still stuck in the same place and still believing the same fears.

We are your full partner in this process and offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee to our students.

Early Enrollment Now Open!



Tuesdays at 8pm EST/5pm PST
Semester One: October 2, 2018 – December 18, 2018
Semester Two: January 8, 2019 – March 26, 2019


Wednesdays at 6pm EST/3pm PST
Semester One: October 3, 2018 – December 19, 2018
Semester Two: January 9, 2019 – March 27, 2019


Thursdays at 2pm EST/11am PST/8pm CEST
Semester One: October 4, 2018 – December 20, 2018
Semester Two: January 10, 2019 – March 28, 2019







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“Katie DePaola and her team in Inner Glow Circle aim to transform women.  During my membership with IGC, I have not only morphed my personal being, but I have had the opportunity to develop a business as a life coach.  In short:  IGC enabled a 100% transformation. 

Goddess Circle provides me a safe place among other women to share my vulnerabilities and transmute them into strengths.  Moreover, Glow Coach Training unleashed an astonishing bolt of confidence with regards to my inner businesswoman.  Glow Coach Training, not only develops an inner sense of confidence, it also gives me practical skills to create my own successful coaching business.

I am thrilled to have joined IGC.  I, now, possess an empowering mindset, crucial personal and professional skillsets, and unflappable confidence of being to attain my goals.”

– Elizabeth McClure


“Powerful. Fulfilling. Motivational. Soulful. One of the most powerful experiences I have ever witnessed was being surrounded by a group of women who opened their hearts to share their stories with the purpose of healing others. IGC’s leaders are women who beautifully humble themselves before others in order to provide strength for discouraged hearts. In order to encourage and develop women to find their best path in life. They are real, raw and soulful. There is so much power in a community that empowers women to live a life worth celebrating. To finally find the courage to live with purpose! To glow from the inside out!”

– Caroline Birgmann


what’s included in yourglowCoach

in the program

  • 24 105-minute weekly, live group training calls where we teach, discuss, learn and practice coaching
  • 24 weekly training modules delivered to you via email and available in our exclusive membership portal
  • 10 private 1:1 ICF-Approved mentor coaching calls with your trainer, for personalized, specific support along the way
  • A partner coach in training to advance your coaching expertise while receiving feedback from your instructor (24 hours of practice coaching!)
  • A 12-month all-access pass to the Inner Glow Circle Mastermind, over 20 live coaching calls a month, monthly mentoring calls, workbook-style modules and a private, members-only online community 
  • Access to your Collectives’ Coach Training private Facebook community for 24/7 support on your personal journey as well as endless resources
  • Lifetime access to all Inner Glow Circle Coach Training and business development materials, tools and resources in the members’ only portal. This includes any updates required by the ICF or made by IGC based on best practices and new research.
  • Upon completion of the program, you will receive an Inner Glow Circle Professional Coaching Certification, as well as a total of 62 ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) should you wish to also pursue ICF ACC Credentials.


  • Additional bonus lessons for enhanced growth: Lights, Camera, Launch (announce your shiny new business, product or service to the world), Tips and Scripts (powerful scripts for sharing, selling and signing up new clients) and Referral Karma (how to create effective referral programs so you can grow with ease)
  • Opportunity to apply to lead your own call through IGC’s exclusive Goddess Spotlight program (a great way to get your name out, show up as expert and get hired!)
  • The entire Goddess Circle Kit, a 12-month guide for launching, facilitating and growing a women’s group or sister circle in your city (a fun, in-person way to meet clients and get referrals)
  • Your own copy of New Coach Necessities—in depth bonus materials to help you go from business plan to bustling coaching practice!
  • The ability to become an IGC Ambassador and create another source of income simply by sharing your experience
  • Our graduates have the exclusive opportunity to apply to become an IGC Mentor!

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Questions and Answers

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Due to the nature of this program, immediate availability of the content and access to the IGC Mastermind, we do not offer refunds. If you must withdraw from the training program due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstances within 30 days of the start date, special accommodations may be made if you wish to pursue training at a future date. All trainees must agree to the Terms and Conditions outlined on the registration page here.

We are excited to share that we officially approved for 62 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) in accordance with the International Coach Federation. Full participation in IGC’s Coach Training awards all students with 62 hours of ACSTH in which they can use to then apply for an ICF Credential.

We cap the groups at 12 to ensure an intimate experience with plenty of individual support. We are more committed to quality than quantity and work to create an aligned group that is truly devoted to this work.
Yes! In fact, unless you give 30 days notice and ask to leave, you will continue on with us in the Mastermind and Mentoring Membership! Most graduates remain active members upon graduation, and we highly recommend you continue to utilize this unique network.
Nope! Our coach training program is for women who want to coach–and don’t necessarily want to limit themselves to any specific niche or title. You see, we believe in the fundamental power of coaching and understand that this skill set is transferable. Therefore, we teach you all of the foundational coaching skills and you work with your trainer to specifically decide how to use these skills in the business you desire. For example, we’ve trained life coaches (of course!), business coaches, health/wellness coaches, executive coaches and career coaches. In addition, we’ve trained stylists, photographers, consultants, teachers, corporate trainers, counselors, therapists, and bloggers–just to name a few! Our in depth-training and generous amount of hours spent 1:1 with your trainer will allow you to specialize or branch out in whatever way you desire.

Wondering if this is the program for you?