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  • Writer's pictureAlexis Goggans, PCC

Our Culture: Equity, Integrity, & Excellence

Updated: Nov 19, 2023


There are hundreds of coaching certificate program for aspiring coaches available online. With so many options, we wanted to talk about our culture of practice and commitments, so you can make an informed decision about your coach training.



We believe coaching programs should be affordable, inclusive, and human-centered.

Who Are We?


The IFCE is a boutique training institute that is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. We believe coaching programs should be affordable, inclusive, and human-centered. Our small class room sizes, emphasis on mentorship, and free templates create a resource-rich environment that advances the coaching profession while helping students excel in the art of coaching. Most importantly, our instructors are IFCE accredited and wholly dedicated to supporting aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders who are ready to answer the call to coach. A commitment to personal and professional excellence, empowerment, flexibility, and mentorship guide every interaction with our students.



Who are Our Instructors?


The IFCE was founded by Alexis Goggans, PCC & Christian Hartley, PCC in 2020 with a mission to create diverse cohorts of competent and confident coaches who become leaders in the coaching profession. Since 2017, Christian & Alexis have provided life, leadership, and executive coaching to leaders, organizations, and agents for social good. Together they have more than 8 years of formal experience deepening their study and practice of coaching while running successful coaching businesses. Click here to learn more about our instructors and their coaching practices.



What Can you Expect?

Our 6 month Life, Leadership, & Executive Coach Program is ICF-accredited and designed to provide student the foundations of coaching while providing everything you need to run a coaching business. Our teaching philosophy is focused on hands on learning, peer support, and unwavering mentorship. Our instructors work diligently to create a customized learning experience that takes into consideration where you are in your coaching journey, career, and business development. We also build mentoring and peer learning into our program by assigning students a peer coaching partners and offering 10 hours of mentor coaching to support your coaching mastery and business development. The final step is developing a 10-12 minute Capstone Presentation or Ted-style talk to share what you have learned with class and launch your business.


Because we believe everyone can coach, we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming space where all students feel respected and empowered to participate fully.

Our Commitment to Equity

Because we believe everyone can coach, we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming space where all students feel respected and empowered to participate fully.

That means we welcome and celebrate your lived experience and wisdom regardless of age, sexual identity or preference, ability, language, religious belief, learning style, citizenship or health status, education level or social status. Here are some of the ways we live this commitment out loud:

  • Ensuring our materials are representative of the communities we coach

  • Working with students so that their accessibility & thrive ability needs are met

  • Creating opportunities for feedback and improvement

  • Integrating identity and equity into our ethics and coaching coursework

  • Grounding our interactions with group agreements to create a safer space

  • Investing in our students by creating income opportunities with our Fellowship


Inaugural IFCE Cohort

Our Commitment to Integrity

As a coaching institution aligned with the International Coaching Federation, IFCE instructors also commit to embodying ethical practice and integrity by acting responsibly with our clients, committing to regular practice and performance, upholding professional standards in all interactions, and working for the advancement of society and all people.

This means that all IFCE instructors agree to abide by the;


Ready to Learn More? Then join us at an upcoming Information Session to meet our instructors, learn about our approach to coach training, and what you can expect.





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