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#1 International Bestselling and Awarded Author of 2 books, highly sought after internationally-renowned speaker, awarded mentor by the European Union. Founder of Global Academy of Coaching Certificate Accredited by International Coach Federation. Author of #1 International bestseller Create Love: 7 Secrets to Manifest your Perfect Match, Author of Bestseller How to Create Your Life. Official Member of Forbes Coaches Council

Jill Douka is the Business & Leadership Coach,
Master Certified Coach (MCC)
#1 International Best-Selling author
and official member of the FORBES Coaches Council

Jill Douka MBA, is the Leadership Coach and Master Certified Coach accredited by International Coaching Federation which brings her to the 4% of coaches globally.

She is the #1 International Bestselling and Awarded Author of 3 books, highly sought after internationally-renowned speaker, awarded mentor by the European Union.

Jill Douka is the Founder of Global Academy of Coaching Leadership Certificate Accredited by International Coach Federation and the founder of Global Academy of Coaching Mentoring Certificate.

She is the author of #1 International bestseller Create Love: 7 Secrets to Manifest your Perfect Match, Author of Bestseller How to Create Your Life and Author of Bestseller Suddenly Now.

Jill Douka is a proud Official Member of Forbes Coaches Council

She is the Director of Studies in the Global Academy of Coaching, the unique Academy of Coaching in Greece and Cyprus with an English-speaking and Greek-speaking online curriculum, certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Over the past years, Jill has developed an intense literary work that has been honored by readers. As a result, all of her three books “Love Now,” “How to Create your Life” and “Suddenly now” became best sellers.

As an MBA holder from ALBA Graduate Business School and a graduate of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Jill began her professional career by studying Human Resources Management at Cornell University and acquiring Masters in the cultural environment and political science management at Université Paris Dauphine. However, her restless nature and love for people soon brought her to her real destination, life coaching.

She collaborated with companies such as Microsoft, Piraeus Bank, Kraft, Bank of Cyprus, and Iberdrola during her long career.

She has worked in 2 Olympic Games as Human Resources Manager and trainer manager, where she managed over 3,000 people.

In 2016 she created the Global Academy of Coaching. It is the only coaching school with an English and Greek speaking online curriculum in Greece and Cyprus certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In Global Academy of Coaching 40% of professors are at the accreditation level of Master Certified Coach by ICF.

The Global Academy of Coaching graduates earn their Coaching leadership Certification with a specialized niche.

Jill together with the professors, give a significant part of their energy, guiding GAC graduates to become successful coaches and leading figures in their field, creating balanced, healthy, and long-term life relationships while unlocking the proper range of their abilities and skills.

With remarkable appearances in international and Greek-Cypriot media, Jill also writes in popular magazines and newspapers, such as Forbes, The Times of India, Huffington Post, etc. The International Press recognizes her as a prominent figure in self-improvement and coaching, while she has a significant imprint in charitable actions around the world.

As a student of Jack Canfield, the”Legend” of modern self-improvement, she has been featured as a success story in his book The Success Principles and was invited many times as an official speaker at international leadership conferences and corporate workshops in America, Europe, and Asia.

No doubt,  highlights were her sensational speeches at TedX Chennai and TedX Nicosia, which certified her international recognition.

She is married to Nikolas Ouranos and, along with their daughters Marilena and Joy, and Luna, their restless Maltese, live and work all around the world.

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MBA, MCCJill Douka

Dear friend,

Each year we train a handful of students who become Coach leaders. They become first leaders of their own lives and then support other people to become leaders. In the following pages I will attempt to persuade you, to become a coach leader help people Thrive and create the life you deserve.

I will not persuade you that becoming a life coach and having a successful career is easy and that you make millions out of it. I know firsthand that every result is the outcome of the effort, so yes, you can become very successful if you work for it. And you will need to work hard.

Nor will I tell you that the journey towards your transformation will be easy. It is quite simple, but definitely not easy.

I write this letter to you in order to support you to commit to the best investment you will ever do in your life (our GAC Graduates say so). I write this letter to you in order to support you to take the step to get trained by the best professors in the world on an extremely rewarding profession that will make all the difference in your everyday life.

While I was coaching, many of my students-coachees who experienced first-hand the transformation of coaching were asking me if I could train them to become a life coach. I was extremely busy on executive coaching and training supporting Fortune 500 companies to develop their employees and I would say, sorry I don’t offer this service.

After some months, they would come back to me, being certified coaches. In the short conversations we had, I understood that the training they had, had nothing to do with coaching! They were giving advice (so they were mentoring), they were setting goals for their coachees, acting anything but like a coach. I was very worried for the coaching profession.

Apparently, they were not trained by the International Coach Federation standards. In case you don’t know ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. As the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches, with over 25.000 members in 125 countries, ICF confers instant credibility upon its members.

Unfortunately, Life coaching is not a regulated profession. So, this means that whoever desires can name themselves a life coach. And this means that there are “Coaching Certifications” available that can be obtained in a week-end or in 7 days.

I studied hard in order to become a life coach. I constantly study since 2007 in order to keep learning and becoming the best version of life coach I can, with the best professors of the world. So there were “colleagues” who had done the fraction of the work I had done that were supposedly “equal” with me.

During that time, I became an #1 International bestselling author with the book Create Love. So I did what was easy. I “ditched” the title life coach, and were introducing myself as #1 International bestselling author. But I was doing coaching. I had tens of clients in private practice and my amazing corporate coaching clients. I would support entrepreneurs build their companies, women find their perfect match and create beautiful family and executives find work-life balance. Such incredible results. I felt as if I was hiding something.

One day, I got a direction. It was a strong inner vice that told me to create the best Leadership Life Coaching Certificate in the world. A truly transformation curriculum. I had just give birth to my daughter Joy. I remember I was breastfeeding and writing the curriculum, again and again, doing research, talking with colleagues, surveying my coachees, crafting the best and most transformational content.

The voice directed me to create Global Academy of Coaching. A 1 year journey towards becoming the best version of yourself and becoming a world class coach.

The Global Academy of Coaching Leadership Certification got accredited very quickly by International Coach Federation. The Coaches Graduates are making life changing steps towards supporting coachees from all over the world to become the best versions of themselves.

If you are willing to learn, grow and become the best version of yourself, you found your family. If you understand that you cannot study and become a worthwhile professional by studding 2 or 7 days, then I invite you to continue reading.

It’s a shame that most ‘professional coaching certifications’ don’t teach you how to start, make money as a coach, or guide clients through truly transformative sessions. They don’t teach you how to grow your brand and live an incredible lifestyle as a coach.

I honestly don’t know of a better way for you to transform people’s lives so deeply, and this career can be so rewarding and transformative for you. If you agree, then perhaps this is something for you to explore further, with me as your guide.

I invite you to read the FAQ’s section.

If what I wrote resonates with you, then I would love to be your coach mentor. It will be an honor to be next to you while you take your life to the next level, grow and become more.

Book your interview with a GAC Ambassador today so that you enjoy the best possible future.

Looking forward to seeing you in GAC class!

Jill Douka

How did one coaching session help Jill Douka
start her own company?

How did one coaching session help Jill Douka start her own company?