Elevate your impact and expand your income as a

Certified Clarity Coach

Build your coaching confidence in an ICF-accredited training program

Starting May 31, 2023!

Do you ever wonder...

… if you're saying the right things in a coaching session?

… if your clients are getting the most out of their coaching relationship with you?

… that there's something else – something more – you should be doing to support them?

You want to build a thriving coaching practice that helps your clients create impactful change in your clients’ lives.


You’re engaging in every client call with complete confidence in your coaching abilities.

You’ve mastered advanced coaching skills and approaches, blending them with your intuitive strengths to create powerful change for your clients.

You’re no longer worried about saying or doing the wrong thing with your clients because you know the right steps to take — and when to take them.

Your clients are inspired and ready to take action after every session. They trust you as a gifted and powerful coach, and are achieving results they never dreamed possible.

Your coaching business is fulfilling, profitable, and growing.

The best part — you're anchored in serving clients who light you up.

Imagine...You’re a Certified Clarity Coach.

As the demand for coaching grows, there's never been a better time to become a coach.

People are looking for support from highly skilled coaches more than ever. And having a coaching certification sets you apart as a natural choice in an industry where credentialing is optional. 

Becoming a certified coach lets clients know you’re legit — while demonstrating you have the skills to help them reach their goals.

Strengthen your coaching skills and confidence in a program that blends strategy, business sense, and intuition to powerfully serve your client.

If you’re looking for comprehensive coach training that values strategy, intuition, and aligned service, you’re ready for the


A 60-hour ICF-accredited training program prioritizing ethical and intuitive coaching

The vision of Coach with Clarity is to co-create a world centered in meaning, justice, and joy, in community with other coaches and entrepreneurs, through the teaching and practice of coaching.

Here’s what you’ll experience as part of the Certified Clarity Coach Training Program:

Comprehensive training in an intimate group setting

You’re not just a face in the crowd.

Each cohort is capped at a maximum of 15 participants, so you’ll always receive personalized attention and feedback from your instructors. 

The perfect blend of virtual learning and skill application

There’s no fluff here.

Each week, you’ll learn applicable skills you’ll put into practice every week in your Coaching Lab, and during weekly coaching sessions with your peer coach and client.

Business support to get you up and growing quickly

Feel confident as a business owner.

Get ready to master your business fundamentals. From developing your niche to creating and marketing your coaching offers, we’ve got you covered!


As an ICF-accredited Level 1 program, you can rest assured that everything you learn is in full compliance with the ICF Code of Ethics and Core Competencies.

Once completed, you’ll receive your Certified Clarity Coach designation. You'll also meet the training requirements for the ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential, which will help you stand out as an elite coach.

You'll also be eligible to continue your training as a Master Certified Clarity Coach in our ICF-accredited Level 2 program, which will prepare you for the ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential.

Hi, I’m Lee.

I’m Lee Chaix McDonough, a business coach, therapist, and the creator of Coach with Clarity®.

I believe powerful coaches can change the world. When service-driven professionals are equipped with a flexible, values-based coaching approach, there’s no limit to the transformation their clients and communities will experience.

Coach with Clarity is a holistic framework that fuses meaning, mindset, and mindfulness with grounded intuition and solid business strategy to help you excel at entrepreneurship and transform your life and the lives of your clients.

As part of that framework, I’ve created the Certified Clarity Coach training program, an ICF accredited certification program designed to train and certify intuitive, service-focused professionals to become powerful coaches.

During this 4-month, 60 hour program, you’ll build your foundations as a coach and get practical experience coaching others. You’ll learn a unique coaching modality that’s inspired by the tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). With a focus on meaning, mindset, and mindfulness, this ACT-informed approach to coaching will help you support clients and your own personal growth.

You’ll graduate the program with mastery of the Coach with Clarity Framework, equipped with both the skill set and the mindset to be an extraordinary coach and a successful entrepreneur.

The Coach with Clarity Approach

The Certified Clarity Coach training program is anchored in the 4 pillars of the Coach with Clarity Framework:

Coaching Skills

Knowing how to coach powerfully is the basis of creating extraordinary experiences for your clients. Everything we do is anchored in the ICF Core Competencies to ensure a competent and ethical coaching practice.

Business Growth

Because if you want to serve your clients powerfully, you need a strong business to support you. Clear business operations and consistent revenue generation power your business engine.

Intentional Use of Self

There’s a path to share your wisdom, knowledge, and experience while centering your client to help them achieve their vision. Because no matter how many skills and tools you have at your disposal, YOU are your best resource.

Intuition and Energy

We're all intuitive, energetic beings, and every interaction and experience has an energetic signature. As coaches, we harness our intuitive abilities and follow the energy to best serve our clients.

A curriculum that combines external strategy and learning with internal knowing and intuition.

Find out what you’ll learn during the 4-month certification program:

Module One: Coaching Fundamentals

Module One focuses on core coaching skills. This includes co-creating the coaching relationship, building trust and rapport, establishing the client’s agenda, working through mindset blocks, and taking values-based action.

In this first module of the program, you’ll master the C.A.R.E. Model for connecting with your coaching clients, and discover how to conduct a powerful coaching session with the Keyhole Coaching™ Method. You’ll also be certified in Clarity Mapping™, an extraordinary tool designed to help your client tap into their intuition as they create a vision and action plan to achieve their deepest goals.

We also take a deep dive into coaching ethics, and discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in coaching and what it means to practice through an anti-racist lens.

Module Two: An ACT-Informed Coaching Practice

The Certified Clarity Coach training program is anchored in Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), a powerful approach to working with clients. In this 4-week module, you’ll learn about the 3 Ms – Meaning, Mindset, and Mindfulness – and how to integrate them into your coaching work with clients and communities.

You’ll also be introduced to the 6 Core Processes and the 6 Shadow Processes, and learn specific coaching techniques to navigate your client through any journey.

Module Three: Building Your Coaching Business

With a strong foundation in coaching skills through an ACT lens, we’re ready to continue your development as a coach and discuss what you need to be a successful coaching practice owner.

In Module Three, we explore how to build a grow a business that works for you. You'll discover how to connect with your ideal client, create and market successful coaching offers, and build systems and structures to support your business. You'll also get an overview of the credentialing process, so you can prepare for your ACC application.

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll graduate as a Certified Clarity Coach, equipped to support clients as they create powerful change in their lives.

Increase your confidence as a coach and develop skills to powerfully support your clients

After successfully completing the program, you will:

“This program is foundational for anyone who is looking to start a coaching business.”

Before joining, I wanted to get my coaching business off the ground, but I felt stuck. I did not feel like I had the skill set to move forward.

As a Certified Clarity Coach, I feel much more confident in my coaching skills. I am primed to launch a group coaching offering in 2021. I recommend this program to my fellow entrepreneurial coaches because it offers learning around all aspects of coaching: skills, business, mindset, program development, and more.

—Wendy A Naiman, Shining Light Coaching

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Is the Certified Clarity Coach program right for me?

Whether you’re brand new to coaching and just getting started…
A professional looking to add coaching skills to your repertoire…
Or an experienced coach wanting to expand your skills and impact…

You’re welcome at Coach with Clarity!

The Certified Clarity Coach training program is designed to support those who are interested in working as professional coaches, either as internal coaches (coaches hired to serve within an agency or organization) or within their own coaching business.

There's no formal education or training prerequisite for this program. All experience levels are welcome. While having education and/or experience as a service-based professional is preferable, it's not required.

Participants should familiarize themselves with Coach with Clarity’s values of Radical Service, Conscious Connection, Powerful Presence, and Liberative Love to ensure their personal values and beliefs are consistent with our program values. We are actively involved in creating an anti-racist society and prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusivity in our approach to coaching and business building.

We understand that participants will be at varying stages in their anti-racist journeys, and we welcome all who are committed to ensuring a just, equitable society.

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“Lee has created a comprehensive program that everyone can benefit from.”

“Prior to becoming a Certified Clarity Coach, I was not as knowledgeable as I wanted to be about coaching. I was concerned that building a coaching business would be too much of a learning curve.

Since enrolling I have benefited in so many ways. I have gained knowledge on coaching skills, styles, and structures, business building and so much more! Lee taught me so much about coaching and is generous with her knowledge, yet I always feel like her delivery is light which helps me learn. She is an open minded and unbiased coach.”

—Margarita C. Donies, Create a Life with Meaning, LLC

Even if you’ve tried other certification programs, certifying with Coach with Clarity is different.

Investment: $7500
Payment plans available — see FAQ below for the payment schedule.

Plus… you'll receive $500 off unlimited access to the Coach with Clarity Collective, an ICF-accredited Continuing Coach Education (CCE) program!

How To Apply

Step 1:

Submit Your Application

Use the button below to submit your no-obligation application for the next cohort, beginning May 31, 2023.

Step 2:

Complete Your Connection Call

You’ll meet with Lee to discuss your vision, and she'll answer all your questions about the program.

Step 3:

Receive an Enrollment Invitation

If the program aligns with your coaching and business goals, you’ll receive an invitation to enroll!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Coach with Clarity is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) to provide Level 1 and Level 2 training programs.

The Certified Clarity Coach program is an ICF Level 1 program, providing 60 hours of instruction, practice, and mentoring to prepare you for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential.

Graduates can continue their training in the Level 2 Master Certified Clarity Coach program, which provides an additional 65 hours of instruction and practice, in preparation for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential.

To get started, fill out the application here. Your application will be reviewed and you may be invited to schedule a call with Lee, who will answer any questions you may have before you join.

The next round of the Certified Clarity Coach program will begin on May 31, 2023.

The Certified Clarity Coach program is a 60-hour training program, separated into three phases. 

The instructional sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 1-3pm Eastern Time.

Mentor coaching sessions are held on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm or 2-3pm Eastern Time. 

Click here to download the tentative schedule.

All peer coaching and self-directed learning can be scheduled at the student’s discretion.

Students should plan on 2-5 hours per week (2 hours of classroom learning, 1 hour for mentor coaching, and 2 hours for peer coaching sessions), plus additional time for review and study.

Participants are expected to attend training sessions live, to engage in the discussions and activities to their fullest ability.

However, we understand that life happens, and it may be necessary to miss an occasional session due to emergencies. All instructional sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

Group mentor coaching sessions must be attended live. If a student needs to miss a mentor coaching session, they will need to schedule a make-up 1:1 mentor coaching session with Lee for an additional cost.

In the event of an emergency or unavoidable conflict during a Tuesday classroom learning session, participants are expected to watch the session replay, which will be available in the student portal within 24 hours of the session, and complete a short assignment on that session's topics.

Group mentor coaching sessions cannot be made up. If missed, the student must schedule an additional 1:1 mentor coaching session with Lee, at an additional cost.

The Certified Clarity Coach training program includes 60 contact hours. These hours are broken down as follows:

  • 30 hours of classroom learning and skill application, including 5 hours of self-directed skill development (reading course texts and completing accompanying assignments)
  • 20 hours of skill application during peer coaching (2 hours per week – one as peer coach, one as peer client)
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching (7 group, 3 individual)

The Master Certified Clarity Coach program includes an additional 65 contact hours – 45 instruction and application, 20 peer coaching.

The Certified Clarity Coach program is a pre-requisite for the Master Certified Clarity Coach program. However, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for students who have already completed a Level 1 program from another institution.

At present, the Certified Clarity Coach program is 100% online. All classroom learning sessions and coaching labs are conducted via Zoom. In-person training may be considered in the future.

The Certified Clarity Coach training program is conducted in English.

The training program includes ten hours of peer coaching. Participants will be paired with a peer coach and with a peer client, and are expected to conduct ten one-hour sessions with each. Participants should coordinate a schedule for peer coaching with their assigned partners.

When in the role of peer client, participants agree to come to the session prepared with an appropriate topic for coaching, and to support the peer coach in applying the skills covered in the learning sessions and coaching labs. Peer clients will be asked to provide constructive feedback to their peer coach at regular intervals during the ten-week coaching relationship.

When in the role of peer coach, participants agree to treat the peer coaching relationship as if it were a professional coaching relationship. The peer coach agrees to maintain client privacy and will not disclose information shared in a coaching session with anyone other than Coach with Clarity faculty.

If there are any conflicts or issues in the peer coaching relationship, participants are expected to first engage in conflict resolution with their partner, if appropriate. If a participant is unable to achieve resolution or has specific concerns that are not appropriate to discuss directly with their partner, they should notify the Training Director.

The tuition for the Level 1 Certified Clarity Coach program is $7500.

Yes, we do! All students must submit a non-refundable $1500 deposit to secure their space in the cohort.

The remaining $6000 balance may be remitted in one payment ($6000, due May 15th) or five monthly payments ($1200 each, due on the 15th of the month starting May 15th).

Please contact info@coachwithclarity.com for more information.

10 hours of mentor coaching (7 group, 3 individual) are included in the Certified Clarity Coach program.

Here’s the full withdrawal/refund policy for the Summer 2023 cohort:

Transfers/Refunds: The deposit is not refundable for any reason. If a student pays in full and withdraws before May 17, 2023, they will be refunded their tuition, minus the registration deposit and any associated bank or credit card processing fees.

If a student opts for the payment plan and withdraws prior to May 17, 2023, they will forfeit their deposit and will not be charged the regular monthly tuition payments. 

On or after May 17, 2023, no refunds will be given. If a student chooses to withdraw, they forfeit all tuition paid to date. Participants on a payment plan will continue to be charged monthly tuition until their balance is paid in full.

The Services or credit for fees paid for Services may not be transferred to another Client.

Contact us directly by emailing info@coachwithclarity.com or texting +1 252-631-6318 with any additional questions. You can expect a response within 2 business days.

At Coach with Clarity, we believe in the power of coaching to change the world, one person at a time, and we're committed to serving and growing the coaching profession through quality training and education.


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