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Certified Clarity Coach

Build your coaching confidence in an ICF-accredited 125 hour training program

Coming Summer 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 125-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 24 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 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) 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 have the training required to apply for the ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials, which will help you stand out as an elite coach.

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 7-month, 125 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 7-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: Advanced Topics in Coaching

With a strong foundation in coaching skills through an ACT lens, we’re ready to tackle more advanced subjects. In Module Three, we explore how to apply coaching skills with couples and groups, how to support clients who have lost momentum or who are not achieving their goals, and we take an even deeper look at DEI in practice.

Module Three also includes training on how to build systems and structures to support the business of coaching, including marketing and logistics.

Module Four: Continued Coach Development

We spend the final weeks of the program looking at how coaches can continue to grow and develop in this field. We examine what it means to “self-coach” and how to foster a coaching mindset, and we look at how to grow one’s business by creating a spectrum of services. We conclude this module with an exploration of how to end a coaching relationship in a way that honors the client’s growth and offers opportunity for further connection.

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: $8450
Payment plans available — see FAQ below for the payment schedule.
Optional: Add 10 hours of mentor coaching for $1000.

Pay in full and get these TWO bonuses!

Bonus 1: When you pay in full by August 18th, you’ll get to attend an online full-day retreat to focus on your business building skills, PLUS

Bonus 2: A private 60-minute session with Lee, to be scheduled anytime after the retreat.

How To Apply

Step 1:

Submit Your Application

Use the button below to get on the waitlist. The next cohort kicks off Spring 2023.

Step 2:

Complete Your Coach with Clarity Q+A 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 get an invitation to join the Spring 2023 cohort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The Certified Clarity Coach training program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as an Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) program.

This is a 125-hour program, which meets the training requirement for both the ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials.

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 in Spring 2023.

The Certified Clarity Coach program is a 125-hour training program, separated into three phases. 

All Phase 1 training is self-study and can be watched at the student's discretion. The schedule for Phase 2 and 3 sessions will be released in 2023. All peer coaching and self-directed learning can be scheduled at the student’s discretion.

For students enrolled in Phase 2 or 3, plan on 6 hours per week (2 hours of classroom learning, 2 hours for coaching labs, and 2 hours for peer coaching sessions).

Participants are expected to attend training sessions and coaching labs live, and 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. Participants may miss no more than a total of 3 classroom learning sessions and 2 coaching labs.

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.

In the event of an emergency or unavoidable conflict during a Thursday coaching lab, participants must make up the hours by selecting from the following options:

  • Conducting and recording two additional one-hour peer coaching sessions (with their assigned peer or with another student in the same cohort). These recordings must be submitted to the Director of Training. This is the preferred option.
  • Reading a pre-approved book on the practice of coaching and submitting a book report (may only be done once for up to 4 asynchronous learning hours)
  • Listening to a pre-approved episode of the Coach with Clarity podcast on the practice of coaching and submitting a podcast report (each podcast and report will count for 1 asynchronous learning hour; participants may listen to up to 4 podcasts)

The Certified Clarity Coach training program includes 125 contact hours. These hours are broken down as follows:

  • 42 hours of classroom learning (2 hours per week on average)
  • 38 hours of skill application during supervised coaching labs (2 hours per week on average)
  • 40 hours of skill application during peer coaching (2 hours per week – one as peer coach, one as peer client)
  • 5+ hours of self-directed skill development (reading course texts and completing accompanying assignments)

At present, the Certified Clarity Coach program is 100% online, in part due to COVID restrictions. All classroom learning sessions and coaching labs are conducted via Zoom. The program will remain virtual for 2021, with in-person training to be considered in 2022.

The Certified Clarity Coach training program is conducted in English.

The training program includes two ten-week peer coaching cycles. During each cycle, 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.

Phase 1 tuition (30 self-study training hours): $2500
Phase 2 tuition (20 coaching hours, 10 mentor coaching hours): $4500
Phases 1 and 2 purchased together: $6000

Phase 3 tuition (65 training and coaching hours): $6000
Phases 1, 2, and 3 purchased together: $11,000

10 hours of mentor coaching (7 group, 3 individual) are included in Phase 2 of the program.

Payment plans are available for students who purchase Phases 1 and 2 together, or Phases 1, 2, and 3 together. Please contact for more information.

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

Phase 1 registration fees are non-refundable.

Phase 2 and Phase 3 deposits are non-refundable.

If a student pays in full and withdraws on or before 14 days before the start of Phase 2 or 3, 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 on or before 14 days before the start of Phase 2 or 3, they will not be charged the regular monthly tuition payments.

No refunds will be given within two weeks of the start day. 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.Sp

Contact us directly by emailing or calling +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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