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About ICCI

What is Christian Life Coaching?

Learn more about the history, focus, and purpose of life coaching, as well as the core foundations and definition of Christian life coaching.

Mission Statement

Bringing Life and Living Into Focus, Maximizing Each Person’s God-Given Potential

Vision Statement

The International Christian Coaching Institute (ICCI) is a premier and innovative faith-based network in the emerging field of Life Coaching that embodies professional and ministerial excellence. It represents a group of Christian Life Coaches dedicated to serving others with compassion and competence and who utilize biblical principles to assist clients in setting individualized goals through a collaborative partnership that addresses the whole person.

Theme Scripture

“One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:13-14 (NASB)

Statement of Faith

“The integrity of the upright guides them.” (Proverbs 11:3 NIV)

ICCI adheres to the Statement of Faith developed by Hope for the Heart.

Endorsements

Dr. John Thornton

Azusa Pacific University
“For every Christian Life Coach who is seeking first the Kingdom and His righteousness, who is longing to see the Father’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven, and who has a vision to provide godly coaching to serve those the Lord brings into your life, the International Christian Coaching Institute is for you. Join me in building on the love God has planted in us and to help others discern His best path forward.”

Judy Weber

Judy Weber Consulting
“I’m honored and blessed to partner with the International Christian Coaching Institute, an organization of the highest caliber and filling a much-needed gap for people of faith. As a faith-fueled business coach, I have personally experienced for myself (and witnessed in my clients) the supernatural power available when Christ is at the core of your work. If you feel called to life coaching, there’s no better place than ICCI to equip you to make a meaningful impact and use your God-given gifts to the uttermost.”

Stephen Arterburn

New Life Ministries
“I encourage you to become part of ICCI. Whether you are a pastor, a teacher or a full on life coach, there are so many different specialties and ICCI has a foundation of biblical truth that can be applied to any situation. You will be a better professional and a better person by coming and learning all that you can. We are building the Kingdom of God one restored soul at a time. Won’t you join us!”

Dwight Bain

LifeWorks Group
More than ever, it’s important to come together with likeminded believers who are coaching just like you. I am part of ICCI because I saw this incredible benefit. Coaching flows out of our life story and the experiences God has given to each of us. When you share your story, when I share my story, when we learn new skills, we can go impact the world . . . and we’ll do it better together. Consider joining Team ICCI today.

Dr. Mark Crear

In the Zone Consulting
“There is an expression that says, ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’ and ICCI is your team. If you have ever wanted an organization that can marry your Christian faith with your life coaching experience, ICCI is a great fit and this is your opportunity to network, to fellowship, to sharpen your iron with an institution that has integrity, honor, incredible resources, and above all, loves the Lord.”

Dr. Rita Murray

Performance Consulting, LLC
“I am thrilled to be part of the International Christian Coaching Institute, coming together to partner with other life coaches just like you. The cadre of professional coaches who share my Christian faith is astounding, and for you to be invited into this community, I hope you see it as a great proposal that can change your life. It is transformational, tried, tested, and true. We are excited to have you join us."

Jimmy Queen

Having worked and interacted within the Christian people helping space for the past 20 years, the International Christian Coaching Institute is among the very best professional organizations I know of, and one that shares your faith values and passion for others. In partnership with leading experts, ICCI provides the very best biblical resources, training, and education for the Christian Life Coaching community worldwide.

Dr. Gary & Barb Rosberg

The Rosberg Group
“We are absolutely humbled to team up with ICCI, a network of Christian Life Coaches who come alongside and equip people just like you. If you are a life coach or interested in being certified so that you can impact, influence, and help others, ICCI is for you. It’s important to be strengthened and have even greater skill acquisition to fulfill all that God has called you to do in your sphere of influence. Let’s impact the Kingdom together.”

Dr. Eric Scalise

Hope for the Heart
“Life coaching is one of the fastest growing endeavors around the world, but what’s often lacking is the ‘God’ component and people of faith frequently feel there is no place for them. Well, we have a home for you. It’s called the International Christian Coaching Institute. Join the network and become part of a global leader, a dynamic coalition of other like-minded, faith-based coaches who, together, we can all make a difference.”

Dr. John Trent

StrongFamilies
“I am honored to be part of the International Christian Coaching Institute, and that is a group of people just like you who really want to make a difference in someone’s life. Coaching is exploding and digital coaching is the future. You can learn so much online, but still be connected. I can’t encourage you enough to join us today in this incredible coaching space and let the Lord use you and unleash you through ICCI.”

Rolfe & Lea Carawan

Transformed Living
We are excited to be a part of ICCI, what we believe to be the premier life coaching network for people of faith. This is where we can fellowship together, learn from one another, and grow as Christian coaches. If you have a heart for helping others and really want to see them flourish in life, then ICCI is where you can get trained and credentialed with everything you need to bring your skills and talents to help others.

Dan Chrystal

The Sophos Group
“If you are looking for a supportive, relational, caring, mentoring environment to enhance your life coaching skills, ICCI is the only place you need to look. Birthed from an insatiable desire to raise up competent and godly coaches, mentors, and leaders, ICCI is an organization where faith, integrity, honor, professionalism, and relationship excellence are celebrated. Your journey to help others find their purpose must begin here.”

Maj. Gen. Bob Dees (Ret.)

Resilience Consulting, LLC
“Networks are incredibly important and there is a remarkable network of like-minded Christian coaches called the International Christian Coaching Institute. I commend this to you as a great place for fellowship and where there are coaching resources across the entire spectrum. Join me and this great group of people. It will be a tremendous experience, with opportunities to learn, grow together, and contribute.”

June Hunt

Hope for the Heart
“What do you need more of? Resilience, Hope, Leadership? Do you feel called to help people have better marriages, families, careers or transformed lives? We can all become better equippers. At ICCI, we have a heart to give you the very best coaches combined with content that is practical and offers biblical hope, so you can give life-transforming truths to others. Come join us—we want you!”

Stephen Lentz, Esq.

Anchor Legal Group, PLLC
“Having practiced law for almost 50 years, I have come to appreciate the genuine need for expert life coaching among leaders, employees, and individuals. ICCI answers a critical need for resourcing and training in these important areas and has recruited veteran trainers and mentors from across the country who are experienced and recognized as leaders in their respective disciplines. I am honored to be a part of this strategic group.”

Kim Levings

ReThinkYou Consulting
“In a world that is increasingly unraveling and with a growing number of individuals who struggle with mental health challenges, effective personal development is more vital than ever. By building a community of expert Christian life coaches grounded in a biblical worldview, ICCI has positioned a dynamic network of professionals helping each other grow and powerfully serving from a Kingdom perspective.”

Jill Monaco

Jill Monaco Ministries
“The International Christian Coaching Institute offers creative solutions for faith-based life coaches who are looking for training from trusted leaders, practical and biblical tools to improve their skills and practice, and a wonderful community of like-minded colleagues. What a great group of people. I am honored to be part of ICCI and highly recommend it to you!”

Gary Morais

Journey2Love
The ICCI is an engaging and dynamic network of Christian Life Coaching experts. If you have a faith filled heart for helping people grow personally and professionally, I am confident you will benefit greatly by being a part of this organization. Join today and start building a stronger coaching practice or ministry, as well as collaborative networking relationships with other likeminded Christians.

Bethany Murdock

Bethany Murdock Coaching
“I am honored and blessed to be a part of the International Christian Coaching Institute, especially at this time in history! The world is in great need of faith-filled believers who are equipped and empowered to bring strong solutions and to speak into people’s lives. ICCI has already been a wonderful way for me to get to know and build significant relationships with other Christian life coaches and to continue to grow professionally myself. We need each other!”

Michelle Nietert

Raising Mentally Healthy Kids
“The International Christian Coaching Institute provides a unique opportunity for life coaches to not only learn the critical skills they need to work successfully with clients and to pursue certification, but to also be connected to a wonderful community that can support them in growing their coaching practices and ministries. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am excited to refer ministry leaders, coaches, and other mental health practitioners to a program that values excellence, professional integrity, mentoring, and biblical integration.”

Alita and GJ Reynolds

Foundational Voice, Women of Faith
“Are you looking to inspire, elevate, and empower your life and the lives of others? Then ICCI is an excellent place to start. Aligning with faith-based professional coaches is a great way to expand your network and to be equipped with resources and tools to impact the world for God’s glory. We all know how important it is to surround ourselves with like-minded people and this is your opportunity to heighten your God-given talents.”

Haley Scully

Hope for the Heart
“As a member of ICCI, you will join forces with some of the most dynamic leaders in Christian Life Coaching today. Their experience and proven success, along with your commitment to grow in this calling, will be the catalyst to launch your practice, strengthen your skills and natural abilities, and affirm your place with tomorrow’s top leaders integrating faith into life coaching. We welcome you to the ICCI team.”

Tim Smith

Blended Not Broken
“Over the years of working with hundreds of ministry leaders, one of the most requested needs I’ve heard is, “Where can I find help with what I do?” Finally, we have a world class and robust resource at the International Christian Coaching Institute. My daughter, Christie, and I are thrilled to be a part of the network. I hope you will check out ICCI and see this amazing team of coaches and mentors.”

Kari Trent Stageberg

StrongFamilies
“If you have a desire to become an amazing Christian Life Coach, then ICCI is where you want to be. You are going to find experts who can teach and mentor you in how to be more effective and work well with those you coach. You are going to receive practical tools and resources, along with a network of support . . . people who really want to equip and walk with you on your coaching journey. I am thrilled to be a part of ICCI.”

Deanne Ward

MyHope Global
“With the increasing number of people experiencing distress, ICCI is strategically positioned to be a powerful network for the faith based community, to help bring hope and life into focus. ICCI is a premier resource for training, so you can impact individuals and couples as a life changing coach. Surround yourself with likeminded people and take your coaching to the next level to do what God has called you to do in your sphere of influence.”

Dr. Steve Warren

JAWS Consulting Group, LLC
“I have been interacting with and training people helpers for years... counselors, life coaches, and lay caregivers. That’s why I am excited to be part of and endorse the International Christian Coaching Institute, a professional organization strongly committed to being biblically mission-centered as it connects, equips, encourages, and raises up Life Coaches to meet this generation’s growing needs.”

Cedric and Michelle White

Healing Thine Hearts
“We are so excited to be part of ICCI. Practical help and biblical hope is what you will receive and people are needing guidance and support today more than ever before. As a Member in this network of Christian coaches, you will find practical, palatable, and resourceful information that will assist you in helping the people God brings across your path. Now is a great time to join ICCI and fulfill the calling He gave you.”

Christian Life Coaching Code of Ethics

“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned.” (Titus 2:7-8 ESV)

Executive Board of Reference

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Stephen Arterburn

New Life Ministries

Dwight Bain

LifeWorks Group

Dr. Mark Crear

In the Zone Consulting

Dr. Rita Murray

Performance Consulting, LLC

Jimmy Queen

Dr. Gary & Barb Rosberg

The Rosberg Group

Dr. Eric Scalise

Hope for the Heart

Dr. John Trent

StrongFamilies

Additional Board of Reference Members

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Alita and GJ Reynolds

Foundational Voice, Women of Faith

Bethany Murdock

Bethany Murdock Coaching

Cedric and Michelle White

Healing Thine Hearts

Dan Chrystal

The Sophos Group

Deanne Ward

MyHope Global

Dr. India Logan

India’s Christian Coaching Academy, LLC

Dr. John Thornton

Azusa Pacific University

Dr. Joshua Straub

Dr. Steve Warren

JAWS Consulting Group, LLC

Gary Morais

Journey2Love

Haley Scully

Hope for the Heart

Jill Monaco

Jill Monaco Ministries

Judy Weber

Judy Weber Consulting

June Hunt

Hope for the Heart

Kari Trent Stageberg

StrongFamilies

Kim Levings

ReThinkYou Consulting

Maj. Gen. Bob Dees (Ret.)

Resilience Consulting, LLC

Michelle Nietert

Raising Mentally Healthy Kids

Rolfe & Lea Carawan

Transformed Living

Stephen Lentz, Esq.

Anchor Legal Group, PLLC

Tim Smith

Blended Not Broken

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