Our INCLUSIVE Approach

Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to making a difference where it is needed most. 

Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to being culturally competent and developing culturally responsive coaching programs.

As an international holistic coach training school, Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to not just welcoming, but to including all students who genuinely want to make a positive difference in this world and with their clients.

For us, this means including students of all colors, creeds, races, nationalities, genders, ages, cultures, orientations, sizes, shapes, abilities, incomes, religions and beliefs.


Radiant Coaches Academy has trained over 1000 coaches in 25 different countries and 12 different languages. We are a prominent international coach training school that certifies individuals to create vibrant, professional, private practices as holistic life coaches, wellness coaches and business coaches.

Dez Stephens

Dez Stephens is founder of Radiant Health Institute, a social enterprise comprised of holistic educators, providers and practitioners dedicated to enhancing lives through special events, holistic coach training and meaningful media. She is a credentialed coach, published author and expert trainer who is known for her great insight and compassionate support. Dez is a humanitarian coach, accidental activist, social entrepreneur, and planetary advocate.

Dez has coached professionally since 2005, and in 2012, founded Radiant Coaches Academy. In 2017, ICF of Tennessee honored her and her institute with the PRISM Award for the advancement of the coaching profession.

She received her life coach certification in 2005 and also holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through ICF. 

Our Passion and Dedication

Our Mission

To inspire and educate at the highest level of quality.
To grow our business with integrity and authenticity.
To provide long-lasting support of our students.
To sustain our practices as a way of social change.
To be a positive force in the world for all humankind.
To nurture our community to support their professional coaching practices.

Our Vision

Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to providing affordable and accessible professional coach training to all communities.
Radiant was founded with the passion to drive positive change for its students and graduates along with their clients and customers.
Radiant continues to offer the very best education to people who truly care for others and seek to serve people to live their best lives.

Our Philosophy

Our learning philosophy focuses on supporting individual students at their own pace and differing educational styles.
We delivery a balance of holistic and scientifically based approaches. We ensure that our trainees fully understand the core competencies from the International Coaching Federation.We manage our teachings as appropriate ethically and aligned with our values of integrity. transparency and quality. We provide student strategies for long-term success as a professional coach.

Our Certifications

Radiant Health Institute is certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).


Here’s the International Coaching Federation‘s Statement of Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Justice. This statement of principles will be the cornerstone of the Association’s work in this space, and it reflects a position they invite every ICF Member, Credential-holder and accredited training provider to subscribe to:

“ICF Members and Credential-holders live and work in more than 140 countries and territories. ICF is a vibrant global community committed to the shared vision of making coaching an integral part of a thriving society. Our mission is to lead the global advancement of coaching. To do this, we must reflect on our blind spots and be aware of opportunities for improvement. We cannot ignore the challenges that many coaches and coaching clients face due to systemic problems in their communities. As members of the ICF community, we ascribe to the core values of integrity, excellence, collaboration and respect. The foundation of these values is a shared commitment to diversity, inclusion, belonging and justice. We will place diversity, inclusion, belonging and justice at the forefront of every decision we make within our Association. As we continue the journey toward our vision, we will recommit ourselves to valuing the unique talents, insights and experiences that every coach and client brings to the world.”

Reviews from our Graduates

“Radiant Coaches Academy is such a balm to my soul. It is an incredibly supportive, nourishing, and welcoming space for coaches...

Lana Joe California (USA)

“I would highly recommend Radiant Coaches Academy as a space to continue to learn and develop your passions related to your coaching practice and the skills associated with it...

Nick Reich Indiana (USA)

“I’ve loved being a part of Radiant Coaches Academy. It is truly a community of coaches who are continually helping each other succeed...

Rachael Ami England (UK)

“Radiant Coaches Academy changed my life. When I made the decision to switch from accounting to life coaching, the enormous selection of coaching schools overwhelmed me...

Dinah Wong Slattery Washington (USA)

“My time at Radiant Coaches Academy has been truly transformative. The warm and accepting atmosphere created by the community made me feel instantly at home...

Dani Kaun Wisconsin (USA)

“I am so thankful to all of the coaches here at Radiant. Not on time have I had a question that was unanswered. Not only were all of my questions answered, but also answered in a very timely manner...

Leighna Jouett Tennessee (USA)

Our Training Approach

Unique Training Model

Anecdotal model of storytelling and experience sharing because research shows that people retain more information when they hear it in a story or as a real-life example.
Business and Marketing Strategies are implemented in the structure and curriculum.
Plus, have the option to attend in-person retreats; or complete self-paced online training combined with optional daily, live zoom classes.

Gamified Learning Platform

Trainees complete “missions” to earn points that move them toward higher levels. The online training platform, offers a highly interactive, experiential class setting where learning is both fun and effective.
Unique offerings includes lessons on Family Constellations, Narrative Enneagram, Intuition Development and Trauma-Informed Care.

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A Note from dez:

Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to social justice, diversity, inclusion, equity, equality, anti-racism and positive impact.

Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to transmuting an industry that has been elitist since its inception in the 1980s. As a result, Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to providing affordable and accessible professional coach training to all income levels in all places, especially in new markets internationally where coaching currently does not exist.

As a social enterprise, Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to becoming an agent of social change. By design, professional coaches are social entrepreneurs and natural-born humanitarians.

Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to equality and equity. This means that we measure our impact and sustain our long-term promises made to our international students. This includes supporting their marketing efforts to grow sustainable coaching practices. This also includes forever-free trainings to support their efforts to thrive as professional coaches, trainers, educators, speakers and authors.

Radiant Coaches Academy is committed to truly making a difference – not just noticing what differences need to be made.

As a co-founder of a nonprofit (NGO) in Honduras, the Melanie Gissell Foundation, we are committed to supporting Latin Americans with grief recovery coaching programs and partnerships.

As a co-founder of REP (Radiant Education Project), we are committed to leadership coaching and development with international students who want to become great leaders in their communities such as Honduras, Croatia, US and Canadian Reserves/Reservations, Malaysia, and more.

Thank you for exploring Radiant Coaches Academy.



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