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About Learning Journeys




As Ruthie (LJ's founder) was completing her coaching final the instructor took it from her and tore it up.  He told Ruthie she had taken coaching beyond where it was at that time.  He suggested she go back to Minnesota and start her own coaching school. Inspired, Ruthie enlisted her daughter Jennie in the idea and six months later they launched their first course, The Power of Possibility.  Upon completion students asked, “What’s next?” This simple question spurred coaching certifications, books, resources and more. 

Who's idea was this?

What is this place?


Learning Journeys is more than a coach training institute. We are a family committed to the growth and success of those who come in and out of our lives. As many families do, we challenge, encourage, and anticipate greatness from you. Learning Journeys is a safe and yet crazy (fun) place to learn. We expect that you will experiment, be messy, put aside your limitations of being human, fully commit to uncovering, and embracing your true gifts and talents. This is not a place to hide. It is a place to expose your abilities, so others are courageous enough to do the same. 

Learning Journeys:
A place where belonging and becoming meet.

Awakening stories for the world.


  • Primary:  To provide an inviting and inclusive environment that feeds a sense of belonging. Develop and facilitate innovative and invigorating coach training, tools and techniques that result in meaningful and measurable outcomes.

  • Secondary: To provide a destination for others to grow their business, expand their minds and refresh their souls.

​Underlying Beliefs:

  • Education: We believe that when training transforms a participant from a learner of tools to an explorer of experimentation possibility and outcomes multiply for the student and their future clients.

  • Publication: We believe that when coaching tools and resources tap into creativity people's editing halts and imagination is fueled.

  • Research: We believe that it is imperative ongoing research of outcomes is conducted to further validate and raise awareness of the impact of coaching.

  • Collaboration:  We believe people need a place to be stretched, challenged and fed so their gifts and talents are fully utilized and applied in the world.

  • Destination: We believe it is important that when clients step into our space they feel they have come home and anything is possible.


I love the LJ coaching process. In my opinion, the LJ coaching process works because it helps clients get to deeper layers of thinking and dreaming by holding to the goal, experiencing the coaching presence, discovery, transformation, and mastery. This process allows the coach and client to partner and set the ground work for the coaching session. 


With LJ training, I have grown so much … as a person and a coach. Before the LJ process, I could only offer my own skills, talent and systems, which limited how deep and wide I could go with my clients. The tools, exercises, group learning sessions and one-on-one coaching’s have been game-changing, in every way. As an LJ student, I was able to experience firsthand what my client would experience through this coaching process. My overall experience with the various courses and labs were excellent. I learned a lot about myself including about my personal coaching style and niche, and … how to have fun while doing the deep personal heart work, how to apply the LJ coaching process, and how to provide greater service to others by improving my my coaching skills. "

Tiffany Cooper

The exam was a great reflection of the work I’ve done within myself and how I’ve grown as a coach the last few months. Internally I felt confident answering the questions and encouraged that I am a skilled coach. I practice coaching weekly with peers/ clients to maintain a firm understanding of the coaching process and methodology. Filling out the exam it was fun thinking through experiences with peers/ clients and how the process really works!! I’ve seen transformation happen before my very eyes. That’s where my heart is on fire for coaching!

Personally, my connection with my whole self has been deepened on this journey. I’m using my gifts everyday within my corporate job, teaching yoga, connecting with friends and family and most importantly with myself. It’s a life skill that has elevated relationships with my passions and people.  

My experience at Learning Journeys has been amazing. The teachers are full of wisdom that I’m forever grateful for learning from. I continue strong relationships with peers (even in this virtual space!) and continue getting connected to more LJ coaches. It’s been so fun!!!  

Laura Swartz

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