Become a


3 Trainings
in One!

1.  Transformation Coach Certification
2.  Holistic Coach Certification
3.  International Coach Federation Credential


Radiant Coaches Academy offers accredited hours from the International Coaching Federation in conjunction with a Transformation Coach Certification and an overall Holistic Coach Certification + Credential.

The program integrates multiple disciplines for optimal growth: principles of current neuroscience, nonviolent communication, resonance, recovery, the mystical power of intention and attention, mindfulness, and somatic awareness.

This course fits a range of coaching models, including individual coaching, team coaching, and group coaching.

Students are encouraged to build on their own interests and skillsets and create a coaching practice that is right for them.

Personal transformation + empowerment are what really make a difference for clients.

Online Training 

Transformation Coach Training

The most important step we can take to build our coaching practice is to transform ourselves:  transform living from “have to” to living in choice, transform confusion to clarity, fear to courage, resentments, and conflict to understanding and compassion. We can be grounded, curious, authentic and at ease, regardless of where we are, or what others are doing.

This coaching certification introduces powerful skills for self-connection, empowering us with clarity and heart-centered personal power. We do this by hearing the information that our body offers moment to moment, by learning how to express ourselves honestly, authentically, and by learning to hear past judgements to focus on what matters — regardless of how others are expressing themselves.

As we become aware of the universal needs motivating our words and actions, we are gifted a unique clarity. We move from reactivity into expanded awareness, and infinite perspectives and solutions. Centered in this “radical self-connection,” we resolve disconnection and build bridges of safety, respect, and understanding — for ourselves and for others, including our clients.

Certification course includes self-paced learning along with live Zoom classes starting January, 2024!

Holistic Coach Training

• 175-hour online course hours
• Comprehensive syllabus
• Quest Self-Study Online Platform
• Videos and Worksheets
• Extensive Resource Center
• Get published in an anthology
• Ongoing supportive coaching feedback
• ICF Ethics Course Certificate
• 10+ hours of PCC mentoring
• Credential from the ICF

Training Modules

1.  Intention: The Zero Step:

What is safety, trust, and respect?
All behavior is an attempt to meet a need.
Arrive at presence with curiosity and the intention to connect.


2. Communication that Convolutes and Blocks Connection:
The 4 Ds of disconnection
The neuroscience of judgment

The neuroscience of connection: neurogenesis
Tenants for giving and receiving supportive feedback


3. Observation vs. Evaluations:
“The highest form of intelligence”

Owning our experience. “I” vs. “you” for accountability
Internal and external impact on observations


4.  Feelings vs. Thoughts:
Willingness to lean in: the key to our personal power
The high cost of avoiding feelings

Somatic wisdom and the unconscious mind
Changing “I feel that/like/as if…” into authentic clarity


5.  Strategies vs. Needs:

Understanding control: the reasons and ways we try to control
The beauty of a need…How it connects us. “I am that.”


6.  Requests vs. Demands:
Requests – the action key to care 
The two kinds of requests
The willingness to hear a “no”


More Training Modules

7. Stimulus vs Cause – Why We React
Identifying our unmet needs – our responsibility

Responding, not reacting, to stimulus
Managing discomfort: why we try to control, and the cost


8. Empathy – When and Why
What empathy is & isn't

Impact of naming another's needs
Empathizing with the difficult questions


9. Moving Beyond Power Differentials into “Power with”
How our brains try to keep us safe/neuroception
The role of a true leader and sociocratic concepts

Asking, “What would make life more wonderful for everyone?”


10. Hearing & Expressing Anger Fully

Turning blame into accountability
Clarifying and taking responsibility for what we hear


11. Life Serving vs. Life Alienating Boundaries

How intention and language connect or disconnect us
Protective use of force


12. Celebration and Mourning
The role of community in our personal growth
Final sharing & feedback


Earn Your




In this 12-week certification, you will learn:

The most important element contributing to transformation

* How to discern the motivation behind any behavior

How to communicate to inspire natural giving and receiving

How to reframe and redirect judgments into value-driven requests

* To access powerful clarity by discerning thoughts from feelings

How to navigate conflict by addressing needs before strategies

The 4 Ds that disconnect, and the 4 R's that reconnect us to one another

How to rewire brains for safety with powerful skills of resonance

* The transformative power of vulnerability with authentic expression

How to hear underneath anger, and express it without harm

* Somatic skills for self-connection and clear guidance

How curiosity and intention to connect transform our presence

How to turn demands into powerful requests

Moving from head to heart opens doors to communication

Why we try to control, and how to move into respectful allowing

Resolve conflicts to meet everyone's needs

To respond intuitively to challenges which used to perplex

Hear the needs behind a “no”

How to express regret, appreciation, and offer feedback effectively

Transform judgement into understanding and compassion

How to live authenticity, and openly, with greater self respect 


I have learned so much from Lisa Firestone, by her living example of practicing compassionate communication both in and out of official coaching sessions. She has demonstrated great communication skills so often that I pause now and think, ‘How would Lisa say this?'
Jana S

Bali, Indonesia

Lisa has been a mentor to me for about a year now. What I appreciate about Lisa is that when she listens, she listens with all her heart and attention. I really feel seen and heard when I speak with her. Also, she explores whatever issue I have on hand from all possible angles, giving the issue its full right, until I am at ease with the conclusion. Lisa has a well of empathy, and by watching her extend empathy to me, I have learned to be more empathetic with myself and others.'

Sumaya J


Lisa Firestone’s compassionate skills as a Transformational Coach has expanded my ability to channel this gentle strength as a Hospice Bereavement Coordinator. Her presence and shared wisdom have helped me stay centered in my own needs, while holding tender, accepting space for clients facing overwhelming grief. The ripple effect of her work changes not only my life, but brings greater peace to so many.
Rhonda H

Washington, USA

As an expert in the hospitality industry, I know that serving with intention and care involves active listening skills such as  paraphrasing, and open attentive body language. Lisa Firestone listens differently; she is a Master Listener. She can hear what most people have no awareness of – Listening for what is not being said.  On multiple occasions, I have been awestruck by her compassion, and often scramble for a pen and paper after she hits home with an insight based on her intuitive listening skills. She also knows how to question thoughtfully, as well as  offer a unique and positive point of view.'
Holly S


Combining education, practical exercises, and mentor guidance in a supportive student cohort combined with award-winning Radiant Coaches Academy trainers. Achieving a three-in-one qualification ensures top quality for your coaching practice.

“Every student leaves the training program equipped and supported to practice as a TRANSFORMATION COACH and a HOLISTIC COACH providing a life-changing service to humankind.”

“Transformation is shifting from the disconnected, primarily thinking mode, to a mode of present, full-embodied aliveness…that’s where life is, that’s where our true nature comes alive.” ~ Robert Gonzales

Meet the Trainers

Dez Stephens, PCC 


Dez Stephens is the Founder + CEO of Radiant Coaches Academy (a division of Radiant Health Institute) – a social enterprise and prominent international coach training school that certifies individuals to create vibrant, professional, private practices as holistic life coaches, wellness coaches and business coaches.

She has coached professionally since 2005, and in 2012, founded Radiant Coaches Academy and has trained and certified nearly 600 students in 20+ countries. 

Dez also holds a Professional Certified Coach credential through ICF. As a business coach, she enjoys coaching entrepreneurs and small businesses, using her innate talent for creating innovative approaches for promotion and for birthing brilliant, achievable ideas.

She also has a knack for originating memorable concepts, business names and taglines for her clients.

Dez is the author of The Qualitarian and co-author of Your Radiant Life. She is passionate and sincere in helping people live more meaningful lives, and she considers herself to be a dedicated global humanitarian and social enterpriser.

Lisa Firestone

Lisa Firestone is an award-winning Performing Songwriter, and a Certified Holistic Life Coach /NVC Trainer Candidate specializing in compassionate communication & personal transformation.  

In recent years, when a recurring form of brain cancer and multiple surgeries nearly took her life, she devoted herself to a heart-centered approach to healing. Her neurologists now acknowledge her case as a miracle. 

In her coaching, she shares the principles that supported her own healing and transformation: nonviolence, neuroscience, & quantum physics – and lives entirely devoted to supporting others with ways to heal, access their inner wisdom, and live with heart-filled purpose. 

Contact Lisa with questions at

Tuition Options

$7000 for all three trainings!

Transformation Coach course by itself is only $2000 for Radiant students and graduates – and $3000 for the general public.

[Interest-free payments over 25 months]

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