- Professional Coach Certification
- Life Coach Certification
- Wellness Coach Certification
- Career Coach Certification
- Relationship Coach Certification
- Addiction Coach Certification
- Youth, Parent & Family
- Spiritual Coach Certification
- Executive Coach Certification
- Business Coach Certification
- Marketing Coach Certification
- Bereavement Coach Certification
- Christian Coach Certification
- Master Coach Certification
- Group Coach Certification
- Laser Coach Certification
Meet the WCI Team
WCI's team is the best! You will experience coaching wisdom, real-life examples, advice and mentoring on how to be a success in this industry. Our instructors are extremely passionate about your success because they know how powerful this process is...they want for you what they have already achieved for themselves. They are available to you throughout your training and even beyond the completion of your course! You will be exposed to a handful of instructors during your course as well to give you a wider support team and body of wisdom to draw from. Please read about just a few of our team members below.
|Ally Wieser, CLC, MCC, CCT
Director, WCI Coach Training School
Board Certified Coach
Wieser is responsible for the strategic management and direction of WCI. Wieser’s work has always been about thinking differently, building, exploring, expanding, and creating business and life strategies to help others grow themselves and their businesses. For over a decade she lived and worked in NYC and London creating strategies and marketing offerings for both ad agencies and as a consultant to solopreneurs and small to medium size businesses, delivering double and triple digit increases in revenue time and time again. An adrenal collapse encouraged her to obtain further education in nutritional therapy and coaching. This opportunity enabled her to transition her consulting business into a coaching business. While training at a few coaching schools, teaching at another and leaving a partnership as COO with another she realized that there was a gap in the marketplace for a coach training program that taught both high quality coaching skills AND how to actually make money doing this for a career. So, she launched World Coach Institute, the first school to offer Niche Coach Training and Coach Business Development Mentoring. Her coaching practice focuses in the areas of career, business development, life, wellness and enlightened living. She was also voted Best Life Coach, 2008 by the Miami Sun Post, studied Pre-Med Psychology and holds a BA in Finance from Loyola University New Orleans.
“Thanks to the Team WCI for making this happen. There is a lot of work that is put in to making a great organization and in WCI it shows. The teachers, curriculum and materials are awesome. ”
|Cheryl Thacker, CLC, MCC, CCRC, CAC, CRC
Training Director, WCI Coach Training School
Board Certified Coach
Thacker runs a large health based addiction recovery non-profit coaching organization. She has been teaching for over 10 years and has coached hundreds toward an addiction free lifestyle. She also has experience hiring & managing other coaches for this organization. She has also handled business management and development for financial institutions and has been a Business Development & Product/Sales Trainer in banking. She also owns and operates a website development and graphics business. She has appeared as a guest speaker on Global Talk Radio and has both a radio show and book in development.
"I want to take this opportunity to tell you how great the course is, and in particular, what a great teacher you are. I recognize that being a great teacher of coaching is a separate skill from being a great coach. You are so skillful at critiquing the coaching sessions in ways that build on what is good, no matter how little or how much of that there is, and being very direct about missteps and missing elements. To paraphrase a phrase we use in the consulting business, "met the client at the point of need," you really meet the student at their point of need; not where you wish they would be or think they should be. This I imagine takes a lot of focus and patience...and the way you find that from 8-11 at night after full days is pretty miraculous! I really appreciate this."
“I just wanted to mention how much I have enjoyed Cheryl as our instructor. I felt very safe with her and feel she really wanted us to succeed. She doesn't pull her punches which is great. She was gentle in helping us see the light without feeling the bolt. I very much enjoyed the exercises we did as well as her insights during our practicum. She has a great laugh. All that to say she did a great job and I was very pleased with her instruction.”
“Cheryl is such an awesome instructor and really engaged in her classes, knows the materials very well, provides feedback after we coach and shares information from her experiences and ends each call with an interesting challenge. She's really passionate about teaching.”
Cheryl is a fantastic instructor as she herself is a very experienced life coach. Her insights and enthusiasm for supporting students through the process of becoming life coaches truly takes stamina, patience and expertise. She's got it all in abundance! I enjoyed the process so much I didn't want it to end.
|Angela Badolato, CPC, CSC
Badolato is an international spiritual coach and healer based in New York, Australia and Toronto Canada. She is a founding member of Core Four LLC, a group of four WCI graduates launching a healing retreat center to facilitate coaching, wellness and transformation through a physical location and virtual education services. Core Four LLC has received $10 million in funding for their Belize based retreat center!!! Angela is also the author of Body of Love: 10 Steps to Love Yourself and Your Body - A Workbook. Angela is originally from Australia has taught Sufi dance, middle eastern dance, is a certified qi-gong facilitator, and is certified in energetic healing modalities such as Reflexology, Body Talk and Love Stream Touch. Due to her international lifestyle, Angela became certified with WCI to be able to facilitate coaching over the phone when she could not attend to clients in person. Angela has six years of business, internet and real estate investment training and has a real estate investment business based in Jacksonville Florida. Her experience in the entrepreneurial field and investing in the US offers a wide variety of knowledge to launching students and clients into their own entrepreneurial and life “path” which she fully believes must reflect the essence of you, meeting and surpassing your material and spiritual goals.
I wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed the last sessions of class. You are truly a gifted instructor and coach! Thank you for making my first exposure to coaching a positive one. You have inspired me to leave no stone unturned in building a successful practice and becoming the best coach possible.
I want to thank you for your presence and your insightful teaching. I really enjoyed your classes.
"Last night's class was amazing! Angela is a very talented coach and instructor."
Coach Mike Reis, CPC, CAC, CCMC, CCRC
Coach Mike Reis is the founder and president of Reis Coaching Services and author of the book, Recovery of a Lifetime. Mike is a dynamic inspirational speaker who captivates audiences as he takes them on a journey through his recovery from a lifelong addiction to alcohol. He is the father of former New Orleans Saint and Super Bowl hero Chris Reis who recovered the game changing onside kick in Super Bowl XLIV. Their story is one of a son teaching the father. His son’s life and faith led him to God, and it was Chris’ historic recovery that ultimately inspired Mike’s own recovery from a 35-year addiction to alcohol. Their powerful stories of recovery are detailed in their upcoming book “Recovery of a Lifetime”. In advance of their book, they speak as a father-son team across the country, and their desire is to inspire, encourage and empower audiences to live intentionally through God’s truth and love with their parallel tales of “recovery”. Mike is a loving husband and father to six adult children and two grandchildren.
As a coach in training you will have an instructor who is passionate about coaching and living proof that the WCI methodology really works. WCI dramatically changed his life! Not only did he build a successful coaching practice, but he became a better person in the process. When he started his Foundational Coach Training, he was hoping to become a skilled coach and start a small practice on the side. Instead, his WCI training led him to become a published author, speaker and successful business owner.
Mike is a WCI graduate, an aspiring Author, and a local SMART Recovery Group Leader. He also held a 30-year corporate career with some of the world’s largest companies and most recognizable brands: ConAgra Foods, PepsiCo and Hallmark Cards. He has association with (GCA) and Recovery Coaches International (RCI). He graduated from Georgia State University in 1982, BA Liberal Arts and Business and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Georgia Coach.
"I enjoyed so much taking the teleclasses. Mike was phenomenal. His experience and passion were fabulous. I look forward using the knowledge I gained from the class in my career. The class was very intense, advanced and beautiful."
|Gerri Helms, ICF PCC, CAM, CEG, CSC
Gerri Helms is a Certified Spiritual Coach and Dynamic Speaker, with twenty-five years of experience in the corporate setting. She started her coaching practice in 2006, helping people with life changes, spiritual goals and in the area of weight loss and maintenance, having lost over one hundred pounds and maintaining that for seventeen plus years.
Gerri is a popular guest speaker, having addressed the Food Addiction Professionals Association, Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association, The Indian River Methodist Church, the American Business Women’s Association and many others. She has been a guest on many radio shows, including AM Radio WMEL 921; Women are Talking Show and the morning show on 97.7FM – The Wolf in San Francisco, and many blog-talk radio shows. Gerri has been featured in the Brevard County edition of the Florida Today newspaper and Brevard County Woman magazine.
“I am really enjoying your wisdom and instruction in class! You have a great and kind way about you and yet till get the work done!”
“I just want to tell you how much I have loved working with you in this class! Your spirit, your love for us, your attention to details - it’s all contagious. You inspire me! Thanks for being in our world!”
“I want to thank you for a wonderful 8 weeks of learning to be a coach! Gerri was absolutely a wonderful teacher. I really learned a lot! ”
|Ronnie Witcher, CLC
Witcher has 16 years of experience in human resources specializing in implementing best practices, performance management, recruiting, relationship management and 360 Degrees coaching. He also has expertise in providing strategic consulting and training for business expansion and risk minimization. He has been highly successful in simplifying complicated processes for end users and customer service providers. Ronnie works with his coachees to help them reach their next level of success by identifying troubled areas and utilizing available resources to move forward with a viable action plan.
“I learned so much from him and just wanted him to know how much I enjoyed the last few weeks with him leading the class. He has a great way of explaining/teaching and making everyone feel comfortable and confident. I now have a great foundation to start with!!”
|Barbara Longsworth, CPC, CRC, CCMC
Longsworth runs a relationship coaching company called Love for Life Coaching. Barb grew up one of nine children in Belize later to be held hostage while living and doing work with women in the Middle East during the Gulf War. She is also a cancer survivor who believes relationships are at the crux of everything we be, do and have in our lives. Barb has been very successful with her Infidelity Pain Buster Book Guide, eBook & Audio products. She also runs a Micro Membership Home Study Program for people getting through the pain of infidelity.
“You have been so very amazing and I cannot thank you enough for all of your help, incredible insights, beautiful thoughts, and inspiration. You are the most influential teacher I have EVER had.”
“I just wanted to thank you. I have been meaning to drop you a note for some time! I just wanted to express my gratitude for being in the class and having this opportunity. I also admire your coaching style and your encouraging spirit! I am very excited about my experience in this class as well as my future as a Coach.”
“Love this instructor, very sweet and very giving, good job! I LOVE this instructor!! ”
|Amy Yontef, CPC, YPF
Coach Amy Yontef has been working professionally with children and families in many different settings for over 13 years. She has experience as an elementary special education support counselor, a high school crisis counselor, director of day camps, a mental health counselor in the homes of families with children at risk for out of home placement, and now is a youth, parent, and family professional coach. As a parent, she understands the challenges and obstacles that families face today and the need for strengthening relationships between the individuals in a family. Through her coaching business, she assists in establishing a family vision, a sense of direction, and clarity that works for the entire family unit. Her greatest satisfaction comes from helping families and children learn to overcome their obstacles and live happier, more fulfilled lives.
She can help you become the coach you want to be. Through her years of experience working in different school settings, she learned the varied ways in which people learn. Having been a student in the WCI program, she believes in the teaching philosophy and the coaching model and has seen it work in her own coaching business.
Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a YPF certification from World Coach Institute, Inc.
|Meade Dickerson, ICF MCC
Dickerson has been coaching executives to take large organizations such as Time, Inc., American Express, DHL, Tropical Shipping, Salomon Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, H&R Block and Alliance Atlantis to the next level for years. Dickerson has been seeing new coaches through to their ICF credential for nearly a decade. His passion lies in seeing his mentees blossom not only into full- fledged ICF coaches but into coaches with thriving practices. Meade has already held the role of President, International Coach Federation, Miami Chapter.
|Doro Kiley, ICF PCC
Kiley has thousands of hours coaching executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, politicians, celebrities, artists and spiritual seekers from around the world, to make changes in their careers and/or personal approach to living for greater meaning, purpose and passion. She has also mentored dozens of coaching students on track for their ICF credential since 2001. Kiley brings a wide array of life experience to her coaching skills and relates easily to clients of highly diverse backgrounds, cultures and value systems. She recognizes the growing stress and concerns that permeate the hearts and minds of people across the globe. Her style of coaching encourages change from the inside out as well as from the outside in; believing that both approaches are required in tandem to make lasting and sustainable change.
|Simone Rivas, CPC, CLC, CWC
Coach Simone Rivas is a WCI Certified Life & Wellness Coach with a background in Psychology, Business Administration, Health Promotion, Health Education and Lifestyle Coaching. With over 10 years of experience in the field of business, she has also worked as a Lifestyle Coach helping hundreds of people to improve their lives. Through her coaching business, My Life Resolution, Simone specializes in helping, motivating, and supporting clients to find their inner strengths, evaluate their life as a whole, and work towards a fulfilling and happy life. Areas of specialization include: relationships, career, wellness, physical health, emotional health, personal development, and spiritual/universal laws.
|Tom Mueller, CPC, CLC
Mueller blends coaching with hypnotherapy to help clients gain a deep understanding of how they can find solutions for nearly all their problems. In coaching sessions he helps his clients find solutions for problem thinking and behaviors. He runs a successful coaching business called EmpoweringU helping clients in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse craft a values based vision for their life free of dependency and build their self-esteem. He is passionate about transferring the experience, knowledge and passion for coaching he learned through WCI to you.
"I just wanted to follow-up with an email to say thank you for Coach Tom. He is extremely well versed in the information and an excellent instructor; very professional and articulate in educating us on the information in the WCI manuals and ICF standards. He is also positive, insightful, and relevant in building our coaching businesses in regards to his feedback and critiques...all the while challenging us to improve our skill set. Did I also mention that he has done a great job of creating an environment of rapport, trust, and intimacy? And the learning process has been great fun! He is truly a credit to you - teaching us the benchmarks while exuding the qualities himself yet letting his individual personality show through. It truly makes for a great learning experience and incredible evening."
"Both Angela and Tom….who are superb instructors and I have enjoyed and appreciated their immense value….provide feedback in a structured and consistent manner. Their feedback consistently addresses each of the areas that are components of what ICF looks for. My deepest thanks to Ally, Cheryl, Angela and Tom for providing us with a great program and a great opportunity. Thank you. "
|Kathy Burrus, CLC, CRC, CCMC
Burrus loves empowering others to find hope through her company, Green HOPE Coaching. Burrus came to WCI as a student with a passion to help others discover the reality of hope in their own stories so that they could take their next steps forward in life. Within the first 6 weeks of class, she was very aware of HER next step. She quit her part time job, completed the CCMC class and launched her own practice as a life and relationship coach. WCI gave her not only what she longed for to be an effective coach, but also what she needed to create a successful business. As a WCI instructor, she is continually learning new systems, processes, and even questions to ask to make her practice better. She believes the tools you will receive here will be so beneficial in assisting you to create a purposed and clear business plan for your successful endeavor. WCI believed in her! She looks forward to believing in you!
"I'm in the April 2 Foundational Teleclass. Cheryl's my TD and Kathy my 1st set Instructor. Here's where the "Yikes!" "Wow" "Yowza's" come in...such skilled and gifted women. Thanks for making this possible. "
|Ann Adams, CPC, CWC
Coach Ann Adams is a life and health coach offering holistic coaching that focuses on the whole person; body, mind and spirit. Believing that everyone has the right to live life to the fullest she guides clients to achieve balance in their lives and to unleash the power they have within themselves to create a life that brings them joy and satisfaction.
Ann is also a certified holistic health practitioner (American Association of Drugless Practitioners) and has just started work on her first book. She is based in Portland Oregon. Ann possesses a passion for coaching that she is eager to share with her students.
"Ann is a naturally solid Instructor. She is the quintessential calm, refreshing delight, power of silence, and presence. She is eloquently solid as she steadily commands your focus as she allows you to silence your mind and focus. Her coaching style is pure in her gift of enhancing your enlightenment and knowledge. Coach Ann is a rare type and very genuine. Far from ‘thin-skinned’ as she openly listens in her delightful, polite lady-like and consistently professional manner. Coach Ann has that natural ability that makes me want to strive in spiritual goodness. It’s like sitting with a true friend with a glass of eggnog at Christmas by the fire place as she teaches and/ or coaches you. I am honored to have been taught and coached by her; an embedded life long and spiritual experience that I will always fondly remember. "