HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Black Life Coaches Network (BLCN), one of the most respected life-coaching bodies for urban America, Canada, The United Kingdom, Caribbean and Africa, has named Houston-based Dr. D Ivan Young, PhD as its choice for Life Coach of the Year. The award recognizes Young’s commitment to helping black people lead extraordinary lives with life coaching.
“Dr. Young came to the Black Life Coaches Network in 2014 as a bestselling author, exceptional relationship expert and entertaining motivational speaker,” says BLCN President Dr. Towanna Burroughs. “Today, Dr. Young is known as the Reality Check Doctor and you will find him on TV One’s Fatal Attraction, hosting his own syndicated radio show on KYND 1520 AM and touring nationally as America’s number one relationship expert. The Black Life Coaches Network is proud to call him the 2017 Coach of the Year.”
Young explains why African-Americans historically do not seek professional counseling or help, it's because of the perceived stigma attached. His goal is to eliminate this stigma, offering coaching and counseling to this often overlooked group. Dr. Young was born in Chicago and grew up in Ft. Worth, TX. He’s a mentor to many, especially at risk youth, and young African American men who grew up without strong male role models. Over the years he’s coached thousands, ranging from single moms, celebrities in entertainment and sports and executives from every discipline imaginable. But he specializes in urban professionals who are often the only, or one of few in their professional peer group. The Black Life Coaches Network is the leading coaching association for credentialed life coaches of color.
“For years, people of color, especially African-Americans, have resisted seeking coaching and counseling when challenged with life issues,” says Young. “Because of organizations like BLCN, global standards now exist that differentiates non-qualified coaches through certification and credentialed programs, and I am honored to both participate in this innovative network and receive this award.”
ABOUT DR. IVAN YOUNG, PhD
Dr. D Ivan Young is a Certified Master Coach, Credentialed Master MBTI Practitioner, and a Certified Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner as well as a best-selling author, relationship expert and motivational speaker. Young specializes in personal goal development, like creating life plans, life balance, relationships and careers, as well as professional and business goals, like developing leadership, brand development or starting a business. Young offers singles and couples counseling, and group sessions focused on civil matters and building cohesive work environment. Dr. D Ivan Young, PhD is the author of Break Up, Don’t Break Down, Another Chance; Where Would You Be Without One and A Time to Chill, a guided meditation CD. To learn more about Dr. D Ivan Young, PhD visit www.drdivanyoung.org
About Black Life Coaches Network (BLCN)
Established in 2011, the Black Life Coaches Network (BLC) has grown into a network of over 600 coaching professionals globally. We’ve developed a platform to help black life coaches to build, grow and engage their audience of clients and followers. Learn more about BLCN at http://blacklifecoaches.org/