➥ Coach Certification Feedback


"If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality."

Norman Cousins


The Self-Discovery Coach™ Academy

An Institute of Excellence

"Thanks, Merna for your dynamic program that has assisted so many people to achieve greater levels of personal development and teaching us how to utilize this in the efforts to lift up other people. The work that I've done with marketing in the past definitely helped me to come to this program and I'm grateful for that. Your words of encouragement then and now have been a great factor in my success".

D., Oregon


"I felt drawn to the course when I found it online, like I was supposed to be here doing this. I felt very Welcome by Merna in our phone conversation, (Interview) and I am excited to begin my journey and adventure in the coaching world.

I am putting one foot in front of the other and heading into the grand adventure that awaits me! I am glad to meet each of you and looking forward to learning and growing together as a team."

~ M.K., S.C.


"I can't even begin to describe to you how amazing life has changed for me, I thank you again for everything, and Level I has helped in my transformation, and I can't wait to see what Level II has in store for me!

I hope you are doing well, I think about you often and I am hoping one day to meet you in person l think you are amazing!"

~ M.C., Utah


"Thank you Merna, I was able to put my thoughts together and setup my first small program with your help. We should both be part of your program in the second halve of 2011. Your program is not a want to but a "Must Have" Thanks again"

Philip & Jacqui Viljoen - Classroom Instructors in South Africa


"Personal Coaching at its best with Merna Throne Considered

RIGHT ON Merna! Keep up the great work in cleaning up the sector. My thinking is that "coaching" has become so popular that many folks just bought some business cards, and put up a website because they were unemployed and became instant coaches, without giving it their all, like you do. So, keep up the good work and thanks for being in the top 5% and by all means duplicate yourself and show the other coaches out there how to do it right!"

Lance Winslow
- Expert Writer for the Life Coach Industry



This program has been wonderful! I’ve wanted to start my own business for years and have spent years dabbling in this or that scheme or project hoping it would be the perfect fit for my situation and make money and I always seemed to fall short. I’d loose momentum, feel discouraged, and eventually move on to something else. The coaching training program has taught me so much more about myself, how to harness my own strengths, learn about who I really am, to take and learn from my past mistakes to help me build myself up again. I’ve never cried, or laughed so much or dealt with my own fears in such an empowering way before taking this course. The training course fit around my crazy lifestyle with family and job obligations, but kept me accountable through the whole process. All I’ve ever really wanted was to help people, and make a good income all from my home.

I know building my business will take time, but thanks to all the practical marketing work and brainstorming assignments, I feel empowered and have the tools and steps to keep me moving forward towards my coaching goals.

I’ve just finished training and I’ve already got my first client who heard about me from a friend of a friend because you encouraged us to not be shy and to really say what we do when it comes up in conversation. I would totally recommend this training course. If you want the honor of helping people, and having the freedom and flexibility to have your own business with realistic training and business skills take this seriously and really check it out. I’ve not been the same person since I did!"

Lisa Brooks
Self-Discovery Coach™


"I have completed the Self-Discovery Coach Training and would like this opportunity to share my experience with anyone considering becoming a PROFESSIONAL Coach. There are truly lots of individuals marketing themselves as coaches. I wanted to enter this field on a professional level with confidence that I would be considered as such. I wanted to know that the training I received would be the best available and that when I was finished, I would be confident, skilled and ethical in my practice.

The Self–Discovery Coach Training Academy has given me that and so much more! I have learned skills that not only have increased my coaching skills but also been given a tremendous push into the professional arena. My business is something I am very proud of. I have gained an insight into every aspect of making a successful Venture of my coaching practice. I would strongly recommend Merna Throne and the Self Discovery Coaching Academy to anyone who truly aspires to be the “best of the best” in the coaching field."

Sonja L. Jordan
Self-Discovery Coach™


"Merna Throne is not only a gifted and talented coach, but she intuitively knows how to lead, teach, and inspire. I’ve had the honor and privilege to work with Merna on various occasions, and her guidance and knowledge always impresses me. Merna is an amazingly passionate and conscious leader; once you have the opportunity to work with her you will immediately realize her compassion for helping others and contributing to the greater good of this world.

Merna is constantly teaching me new and innovative ways on how I can improve my own self-discovery process and growing my conscious business. If you are ready to make coaching a part of your life and business, then I would suggest learning Self-Discovery Coaching™ from the woman who wrote the book and has experienced all that she teaches first hand.

Merna Throne is a coach and teacher that I highly recommend, trust, and admire".

Andrea Costantine


Dear Merna,

I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity I have had to participate in this Self Discovery Coach Training Program so far.

As you know, I have dedicated my entire career to the field of Human Services. Through this training so far [we are only on week 4!I did peak ahead in my briefcase] you have taught me how to pull my skills, knowledge, and training together and direct it into a powerful, productive avenue as a Self Discovery Coach. I can't wait to see the upcoming weeks.

You have inspired, encouraged, and are training me to truly make a difference in my coaching practice. For that, I give you my sincere thanks and appreciation.

Anyone completing this program can go forward with complete confidence that they have earned recognition as a well trained and ethical coach who will be respected in the coaching community and valued by the clients they serve.




“I only started the coach training in April and I have already learned so much more about myself and the coach process than I thought I would at this stage. The writing exercises are so thought provoking and have really helped me to put my thoughts down in to words and have helped me grow on my journey of becoming a coach. I appreciate the prompt answers to my questions whether in class, the forum or by email. I’ve taken many online courses for school and work and I don’t feel like another cyber face. The support and training has been excellent! I just wanted to say thank you!"

Training Course Participant


"I wanted to thank you for having such a profound impact on my life. When we talk, I feel really heard, validated, and motivated. Your compassion and kindness come through in our conversations and in the home work you assign me. Thanks to your guidance, I have learned to be more kind to myself and you have helped me to uncover hidden road blocks I didn't realize I had put in my own path.

I am learning how to live my dreams one step at a time, in a way that is practical, empowering, and the right pace for me. I now feel like a person who is really living for the first time, a person who can make her own dreams come true, not just watch others succeed and wonder why not me? The things I have learned in working with you, will continue to benefit and motivate me, I have no doubt, for years to come."



"You--Merna-- are a wonderful, gifted, caring Coach who inspires others to discover & do all that they aspire to do along their life journey."



"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose." Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


"I just wanted to thank you for opening my eyes to change in my life. After struggling for so long I am so glad to start working with a coach. I am doing this for me and no one else! You are great Merna! I know I have only been working with you only a few sessions, but I am feeling better already. The eHelp ebook you assigned me is wonderful too and I can see how I will use it forever. I am tired of being so hard on myself and wish to have peace. I have been afraid to start coaching and now I wish I would have started sooner. Thank you again!"



 "The first week was almost chilling, but exhilarating to begin. It completely enthralled my heart and soul with learning, but excited for the following weeks. Thank you for an amazing program!! Such a good structure, but easy online course. I am so glad I found you!"

~ Graduate of our Academy after her first week

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to change the world."

Harriet Tubman


"I'm Tracy, another new coach-in-training from Canada. I'm in week two, and am already thoroughly enjoying it. I've had a lot of personal challenges and family losses the past while, and Merna and her coaches have been awesome in that there's no pressure... get things done on my own time. Not only do we have the homework assignments that we need to post on the board, but we also have take-away homework to dig deeper.

I have found this to be incredibly valuable, to just sit with the knowledge that was learned through the forum homework assignments, and dig deeper into our own insights, which for me, has created new "ah-ha moments". If you're thinking about becoming a Self-Discovery coach to help others, my belief is that it's really something deep within yourself that is yearning for your own personal self-discoveries, and I truly believe by taking this course, you will uncover all those hidden layers and become closer to your purpose."

T. W.
Self-Discovery Coach™ Trainee


"My name is Tania and I am in week 6 of the Self Discovery Coach Training and I must tell you how awesome it is. This program is so thorough and deep. It takes you on many levels on your own self discovery while teaching you how to do that to someone else. Also included is the whole business aspect of it which is great.

There is alot to learn and this program provides that for you. Merna and her coaches have been GREAT! They are there for you and quick to answer and questions or comments. I am doing the self study program and with being able to post in the forum you get to see others views and perspectives. With being the first Canadian Self Discovery Coach- in training, I am wanting to help all of us Canadians learn more on the self discovery path and become to person they truly want to be. Keep up the Great work Merna and Coaches!!"

Tania Boutin
Self-Discovery Coach™ Trainee


"Hey everyone, my name is Yvette and I have been doing the Self Discovery Coaching course for about 9 weeks now! The course is very rewarding and digs deep into your emotions to enable you to become the best coach you can be and will show you the necessary skills to help people in the future. I am a working single mum with two small children and the course enables you to study from home and at your leisure.

Merna and her coaches are right there with you guiding and encouraging you every step of the way. If you have any problems they are always there to answer your questions. You can role play with your friends and even your children. Also listening to others being trained on previously recorded training sessions. I am hoping by doing this International course that I will be bringing something new to the United Kingdom where I believe there is a great need for everyday people to be able to talk to someone like a Self Discovery Coach."

Yvette Young
Master Self-Discovery Coach™ Trainee