About Lifeforming Leadership Coaching


In 1999, Transformational Leadership Coaching International was formed for the expressed purpose of bringing the best of coach training into organizations and their key personnel. After a research sabbatical on the future of leadership and executive training in these realms, Dr. Joseph Umidi, Professor of Ministry at Regent University, formed a team to design and test a system that would accelerate leadership development utilizing the unique values and methods of leadership coaching.

Our coach training system became the most popular graduate level course in the history of Regent University, involving faculty, administrators, and students from several disciplines including business, leadership, education, communication, law, and ministry.

Over the next five years our curriculum and training system was refined through subsequent versions, translated into several languages, and became established in multiple international training centers, organizations, and schools world-wide.  TLCI now also houses a non-profit version that seeks grants for research, scholarship, and academic programs world-wide.  In 2007, TLCI began operating under the name Lifeforming Leadership Coaching. At present, Lifeforming has professionally certified 1,000 coaches.  Over 100 coach trainers bring coach training strategies into various international market niches that shape the culture of these organizations with resulting competencies that maximize creativity, productivity, and community in the workplace.

The future looks bright as Lifeforming continues to refine its internal structures and expand its training programs.  We continue to develop world-wide alliances with corporations and a strong presence in the non-profit arena.  Relationally-focused leaders continue to become change experts and thousands of individuals are experiencing sustainable personal change as a result.

Who We Are

Lifeforming Leadership Coaching is a leadership coach training organization for relationally focused leaders looking for profound and measurable tools to catalyze change in their spheres of influence.

We integrate several methods of training (Tele-classes, workshops and individual homework) to give you the most effective learning experience and help you align your life to your values and your destiny.

Our curriculum has been field tested since 1999 and is regularly edited. It is translated or is being translated into several different languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Korean, Italian, Indonesian and Norwegian). In addition to our domestic training program our curriculum is being used in over 20 countries internationally.

In addition to coach training we are developing the ability to connect coaches with clients and training opportunities.

Coaching Values

  • Transformation is primarily experiential, not informational
  • God initiates transformation through real, everyday life experiences
  • Effective coaching flows out of mental, emotional and spiritual maturity
  • Each person is a uniquely designed individual whom God has entrusted with a stewardship over his or her own life
  • Authentic relationships are foundational to leadership growth and abundant living