Coaching for everyone, everywhere.

WHO WE ARE

We, the International Coaching & Leadership Institute (ICLI), are an ICF Level 2 accredited coach training school. At ICLI we lead from our passion for transformational coaching and self-leadership.

Our curriculum, designed by award-winning educators and coaches credentialed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), is grounded in world-class, hands-on coach training and transformational leadership experiences. 

Our instructors offer a wealth of knowledge and experience as thought leaders in a multitude of disciplines including ontological coaching, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), holistic healing, leadership consulting, financial wellness, and business development.

Our students benefit from rigorous training and an abundance of mentor coaching feedback so they are best prepared to provide their coaching services to a global world challenged with living and leading with agility, resilience, and cultural competence. 

We at the International Coaching & Leadership Institute (ICLI) provide ICF-accredited coaching education. ICF accreditation signifies that our programs went through a rigorous review process and demonstrated that the curriculum aligns with the ICF definition of coaching, Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.

Graduates from a Level 2 education and training programs may apply for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential using the Level 2 application path if they meet the credentialing requirements.

OUR PROGRAMS

Associate Coach Immersion Program

Our freshman program, the Associate Coach Immersion (ACI) Program, is a 9-day (three weeks) synchronous and asynchronous intensive program. The curriculum is grounded in our three-pronged model of Leadership, Ownership, and Accountability. Participants receive extensive training on the foundations of coaching, principles of resilient leadership, and business infrastructure.

Language: English.
Prerequisites: none. 

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ACI Program graduates walk away with hand-on application of coaching core competencies and business best practices needed to coach individuals and corporate teams.

Professional Coach Immersion Program

Our sophomore program, the Professional Coach Immersion (PCI) Certification Program, is a 9-day (three weeks) synchronous and asynchronous intensive program packed with a wealth of live virtual learning and independent study experiences. Our curriculum is grounded in our 3-tiered approach: coaching fundamentals, self-leadership development, and effective business practices.

Language: English.
Prerequisites: completion of our Associate Coach Immersion (ACI) Program.

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The PCI Program offers students extensive opportunities to experience real-life coaching practice using the International Coaching Federation (ICF) core competencies, live coaching demonstrations, group coaching activities, and business development support.  

Graduates are positioned to apply for an ICF credential and have the foundational knowledge to coach individuals and teams.

Expert Coach Immersion Program (Associate + Professional)

Our combined program, the Expert Coach Immersion (ECI) Certification Program, is an 18-day (six weeks) synchronous and asynchronous intensive program packed with a wealth of live virtual learning and independent study experiences.

The six-week program consists of a total of 144 hours. Students complete 112 in-classroom hours, and additional 32 hours are completed as independent study work. A typical weekly schedule is below.

Thursday
In class: 8:00am4:00pm EST
Friday
In class: 8:00am12:00pm EST
Independent Study: 12:00pm4:00pm EST
Saturday
In class: 8:00am4:00pm EST

Language: English.
Prerequisites: none.

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Our curriculum is grounded in our three-pronged model of Leadership, Ownership, and Accountability and with an emphasis on coaching fundamentals, self-leadership development, and effective business practices.

Students receive extensive training on the foundational coaching core competencies, coaching with resilient leadership, and business infrastructure.

ECI Program students experience the hands-on application of coaching core competencies and business best practices needed to coach individuals and corporate teams.

TESTIMONIALS

“We came to Coach Sophia a bit broken as a team and she healed us. She taught us what it means to be a life coach, and we are so grateful that we can share her knowledge, light and warmth with our students. What we received was perfect for us, and we are forever grateful.”

TARYN, EDUCATION LEADER

“Lorene moves quickly and skillfully providing tools which can be used to reach success … I now have a more enthusiastic, confident attitude at work. I am taking on new responsibilities, exercising new skills and ‘owning’ my position as a manager.”

AUDIT MANAGER

“I still speak of you when I chat with a group of people I mentor. They ask me about the value of coaching. I tell them about you and the wonderful impact you have had on my life!”

CHARITY, SOCIAL IMPACT LEADER

“The ICLI training program struck me in a way I never prepared for. I did not expect the level of empowerment, reframed mindset, transformation, and the tremendous growth in my individual and team coaching skills. As an advocate for inclusion and belonging, I was very impressed with the integration of DEIBA in the program materials.”

KRISTEN, TEAM CAPACITY & LEADERSHIP COACH

“ICLI certainly helped me become a better coach and it also helped me become a better person. The curriculum helped me to rediscover topics such as DEIBA and resilient leadership in an in-depth level which increased my confidence. It helped me strengthen my critical coaching skills to become a more effective transformational leader – one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.”

PETRA, EXECUTIVE & INNOVATION COACH

“The ICLI coaching and leadership program helped me take a deeper look into myself so I can be better for myself and those who I support in the mental health arena.
It was a great immersion program intellectually and inspirationally.”

ISIS, CERTIFIED COACH & CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

OUR TEAM

As credentialed coaches, our international team of subject-matter experts immerses new and experienced coaches in ICF coaching core competency training and real-life practices. 

Jessica Lightbourne, PCC

Founder &
Chief Executive Officer
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Sophia Casey, MCC

Founder &
Chief Learning Officer
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Lorene Phillips, PCC

Founder &
Chief Business Development Officer
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Susan Begalka, ACC

Instructor
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Petra Ryser Belopotocka

Online Instruction Coordinator & Student Support

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Stephanie Brown, MD, PCC

Instructor & Mentor Coach
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Natalia Chizhevskaya

Administrative Assistant

Anne Gunning

ICLI Fellow
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Rashida Ingram, PhD, M.S., CMFT

Instructor
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Reginald Jackson Sr., PCC

Instructor & Mentor Coach
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Ruqya Khan, PCC

Instructor & Mentor Coach
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Camree Lewis

Administrative Assistant

Veronica Matthews, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Instructor
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Wendy Perdomo, MPA, M.S.Ed

Instructor
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Keema Perry, CPC

Instructor
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Trina Ramsey, B.S.

Instructor
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Ebony Scott, CSSM

Instructor
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Shannon Stott

Instructor
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Erica Marie Wigley, ACC

Instructor
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