Diversity in Coaching

It’s no secret there’s a lack of diversity, equity and inclusion in the coaching industry. That’s why IGC has awarded over $138,500 in scholarships to date.

IGC is waking up. We know we have a ways to go on our collective journey towards teaching personal development in a way that truly reaches all women. We’ve made it part of our mission to create a space that feels valid and appropriate to individuals of all backgrounds, races, ages, sexualities, sizes and abilities. To stay in contact so you’ll be notified when the next round of scholarship applications opens, click here to take our Find Your Glow assessment to find your purpose and be added to our email list!

Read our recent blog post on the steps Inner Glow Circle has taken since 2017 and is committed to taking for the future, right here.

To access our donation-based 2020 training on Activism, Allyship and Antiracism in Coaching taught by 2019 scholar and IGC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion educator, VP Wright, go here.

For Spring 2021 we are offering partial scholarships towards tuition. To see if you qualify and apply for scholarship funding, please see the 2021 “Activate Your Glow” application below.

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Hayley J. Mckenzie
Full Scholarship Recipient (2018)
Leaders Rising Graduate Student (2019)
Leaders Rising Trainer (2019-2020)


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For Spring 2021 we are offering partial scholarships towards tuition. To see if you qualify and apply for scholarship funding, please see the 2021 “Activate Your Glow” application below.

Support through scholarship. Every year, Inner Glow Circle’s Activate Your Glow Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program provides tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to those from traditionally under-represented and/or marginalized groups who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend our Coach Training program for financial reasons.

Walking our talk. We know when people from diverse backgrounds come together in a group setting, the space is enriched with different views, perspectives, and life experiences. We see the lack of diversity in the industry, and we are committed to doing better. IGC has made a commitment to cultivating diversity and inclusion in all of our programs and on our training and management team. Over the last three years, IGC has seen a 600% increase in women of color joining our coach training program. From four self-identifying women of color in 2017 to 28 women in 2019, IGC is honored to have earned the trust of the women who have chosen us.

We recognize the gap and are committed to changing the way the coaching industry looks and operates. 

We know white privilege, socio-economic ills, generational patterns and biases based on race, creed, sex and gender exist and creating your own reality isn’t easy.

We also believe coaching can be a catalyst for profound change and personal transformation. We’ve witnessed the power of coaching and its ripple effect. Coaching first transforms you, as the coach, and then impacts your family, business, community and beyond.

Have you been wanting to become a coach, grow your business, build a personal brand and join a program that welcomes diverse ideas, people and experiences? We want to help you get there. To date, we’ve awarded more than $138,500 in scholarship funds to help make all women’s dreams a reality.

Thea Sobers Charles
Full Scholarship Recipient (2018)
Leaders Rising Graduate Student (2019)
Leaders Rising Trainer (2020)

What do you wish existed?

We see the opportunity for growth in the coaching and personal development space. Here’s what we’re doing about it…

One of our core values is to “create the thing you wish existed.” That’s what we’ve done with this scholarship. We’ve created something to serve YOU as an individual and honor your unique heritage, ideals and experiences. 

Anyone who feels they meet the criteria below are encouraged to apply:

—Black, Indigenous and Women of Color, including transgender women and non-binary people
With a financial need for scholarship
Interested in starting a coaching business and/or joining the IGC team

Not eligible? Apply here!

NOTE: As an ICF Accredited Coach Training company, Inner Glow Circle is required to hire Trainers who are graduates of our Coach Training program. To truly expand our mission around Diversity and Inclusion and create a more diverse work space, we are looking for women who are interested in growing with the company.

Rigbe Mengistu Curtis
2018 Partial Scholarship Recipient

Our Commitment

Inner Glow Circle is committed to making coaching and coach training more accessible to women+ of all races and ethnicities. We are dedicated to creating course materials + learning environments that are appropriate and sensitive to each individual’s particular needs and actively work against discrimination and racism in all forms.

Our community moderators and trainers participate in ongoing, regular training to ensure culturally responsive communication in IGC spaces. Our entire team is committed to continuing education in diversity, inclusion + anti-racism, and we require all students to uphold this commitment as well. Women+ represents those who identify as women, including transgender women, as well as non-binary people who feel more comfortable in women-led spaces.

We can’t wait to work with you!