Considered one of the best Life Coaches in America, Dr. D Ivan Young is an ICF Internationally Master Certified Coach, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a Credentialed Master MBTI Practitioner through the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Certified Professional Diversity Coach through The Coach Diversity Institute and a Credentialed Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner through the International NLP Association. Dr. Young is also an esteemed member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
Using an evidence-based behavioral science coaching methodology utilizing coaching approaches rooted in positive psychology, neurolinguistics, and personality type. Dr. Young specializes in personal goal development, correcting work/life balance issues, hammering out relationship issues, and career transitions. Considered one of the top executive coaches in America Dr. Young has a proven track record in helping organizations create an atmosphere of clarity while empowering professionals to meet and exceed business goals, develop strong leadership teams, with an emphasis on brand development and expanding the business.
Dr. Young offers singles and couples counseling, and group sessions focused on civil matters and creating cohesive work environments.
“What if you could identify and understand the differences about how and why you fail miserably every time you try to connect with others on a deeper level? Did you know that the better you understand your natural tendencies and how you instinctively express them in your behavior plays a pivotal role in your understanding and relating to others? It’s those exact same things, the things you take for granted about yourself and assume are true about other people, that create the stumbling blocks in your ability to connect with them at a deeper and more meaningful level” states Dr. Young.
An ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), Credentialed Master MBTI Practitioner, a National Board Certifed Health and Wellness Coach and Credentialed Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner with a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Coaching - Dr. D Ivan Young empowers us to better understand ourselves, as he helps us clearly grasp how others think about and perceive us. in May 2016, from over 12,500 such professionals, Dr. Young was recognized as one of the Top 50 African American Health, Wellness and Mental Health Professionals in Metropolitan Houston, selected, by D-Mars.com Business Journal. In December of 2016, the Houston City Council recognized him for life-changing contributions to families and organizations both locally and nationally. In 2017 Dr. Young was named Life Coach of the Year by the Black Life Coaches Network. In 2020, for the fourth year in a row, Dr. Young was recognized by Three Best Rated Marriage Counselors in Houston. "All of our Three Best Rated marriage counselors face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost, and general excellence.
Dr. D was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for leadership from the University of Houston and is currently an esteemed member of the International Coach Federation, and Co-Chair for the Council on Race, Equity & Inclusion at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard, McLean/Harvard Medical School and is a distinguished Fellow at the renowned The Institute of Coaching McLean, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. Over the years, Dr. D Ivan Young, MCC is/has been, featured on FOX News Houston, ABC's 20/20, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, Daytime, CBS Radio, Access Hollywood, FOX News Magazine, Essence Magazine.Com, TV One's Hit Program Fatal Attraction, NBC Houston - Houston’s NewsMakers, Gospel Impact Radio, Divine Canada Women's Magazine, Yahoo News Groups, Rolling Out Magazine, BKS1 Radio.com, Your Time with Kim, Juice and Jam Morning Show, YourTango.com, CBS Television's Great Day Houston featuring Deborah Duncan, WOL 1450 AM Washington DC, KTSU, Hawaii's LAVA FM KBGX 105.3, KPVU, WHUR New York, KMJQ Magic 102 Houston, 98.7 WRKS Kiss FM New York, Gaz Cooley Show - London, Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton on Syndication One, Let's Talk with Dr. Wendy, TV One's Hit Programs “Fatal Attraction” & “Justice by Any Means,” and TED X with over 2.5 million views to name a few. His most recent book, a best-seller, Break Up, Don't Break Down released by Reality -N- 3D Publishing in April 2010 was termed "The Relationship Manual" by the Associated Press. Dr. Young’s newest book, "Another Chance...Where Would You Be Without One!" became an Amazon Best Seller in the fall of 2015.
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I help stressed, busy people find meaning and balance both personally and professionally.
– Dr. D. Ivan Young
For over a decade, Dr. D. Ivan Young has been dedicated to helping people create a positive, lasting change in their lives. He is a TEDx speaker with over 2.4 million views, an ICF Master Certified Coach and Master Neuro-Linguistic Programmer, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a Certified Diversity Coach through the Coach Diversity Institute, a credentialed Master MBTI Practitioner with a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Coaching. Dr. Young is also an esteemed member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
Dr. Young serves as Co-Chair for the Council on Race, Equity & Inclusion at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard at Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School and is a distinguished Fellow at the renowned The Institute of Coaching McLean, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.
As a master credentialed expert on personality type, a credentialed Master Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner, Dr. D. Ivan Young is recognized for his provocative teaching style, expertise on complex relationship subjects and his ability to create lasting behavioral change is why Dr. Young is considered one of the most highly sought after life coaches in the United States. His theories about the Law of Attraction and human emotional intelligence have gone viral by millions of fans and followers globally.
Dr. Young’s Accolades Include:
Recipient of The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award by two White House Administrations
Recognized by U.S. Congress with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his positive impact on American Culture
Honored by Texas State Senate – Senator Boris Miles for Contributions to Coaching and American Culture
Recognized by the City of Houston and The Houston City Council for his influence in the national media and his life-changing impact on both family and institutional relationships
Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who
Named Life Coach of the Year by The National Black Life Coach’s Network
Vice-Chancellors Award for Leadership – University of Houston
International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach