We Are The Life Coach School

We set the standard for the life coaching industry.

How do we do this? We train the best coaches in the world and inspire individuals to care for their mental health by being an example of what’s possible.

We show you how to use your mind to make your biggest dreams come true.

When you apply what we teach, there’s no limitation to what’s possible for your future. Trust us.

LCS Values

Our core values exemplify who we are and what we stand for. They act as a compass for our leadership and guide our company as a whole. Our team members embody these values proudly in everything they do.

  • We’re an example of what’s possible.
    We know our tools work—we use them every day to create extraordinary results. We don’t wait for permission to believe; we decide it's as good as done. We think about where we’re going, what we’re creating, and who we’re becoming. We question everything, take massive action, embrace failure, and step into our future selves now. We’re proof you can create any result you want.
  • We’re inclusive.
    The Model is for everyone. We love humans. We see and celebrate our differences. We honor your unique perspective and appreciate your willingness to share your experience. We invite each person to be their authentic self. We welcome feedback, have courageous conversations, and continue to grow. We’ll hold space and create an environment of belonging for all who share these inclusive values.
  • We’re thought full.
    We pay attention to our thoughts because we know value is created with our minds. We’re self managing, self reliant, and self directed. We ask great questions and create our own answers. We share our ideas and welcome perspectives that are different from ours. We make time and space to think deeply. We consider our impact on the company and our colleagues, coaches, and students.
  • We make hard work fun, fast, and simple.
    We know fun goes in the F line, so we take responsibility for creating it with our thoughts. We believe it’s fun to be challenged and to work fast while keeping things simple. It’s fun to expand our thinking. It’s fun to overdeliver without overcomplicating. It’s fun to make money, and it’s fun to be fancy. It’s the most fun to blow our own minds with what we’re capable of achieving quickly.

Meet the Directors

None of what you read about above is possible without the leadership of our LCS Directors. Every Director is a rock star whose expertise allows us to create transformational moments for our clients. We’re proud to have these individuals representing the School and driving our business forward. Here are the visionary Directors who lead The Life Coach School team.

Brooke Castillo


Brooke began coaching in 2006 and founded The Life Coach School in 2010. She has coached thousands of clients to improve their lives, their weight, their businesses, and their careers. Through the School, Brooke created Self Coaching Scholars and the Coach Certification Program. She also hosts one of the most highly rated podcasts on iTunes: The Life Coach School Podcast. Brooke loves the outdoors and finds time to walk or hike as much as possible.

To learn more about Brooke, click here.

Erika Royal

Chief Executive Officer

Erika joined LCS as its Chief Executive Officer in 2020. Before joining the School, Erika worked as an employment lawyer at an AmLaw 100 law firm for 22 years—12 of them as a partner. Erika is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD), Florida State University (BA), and received her Coach Certification from The Life Coach School. She currently lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband, two daughters, one son, and one puppy. In her spare time, Erika can be found riding her Peloton, listening to audiobooks, or planning her next travel adventure.

Katie Pulsifer

Director of Coach & Instructor Development

Katie is a Master Certified Coach and the Director of Coaches and Instructors. She began coaching and instructing for the School in 2018 after having her own coaching business for several years. She’s been in this Director role since 2019. Prior to becoming a life coach, Katie spent 20 years in the fashion merchandising and product design industry. She majored in African American and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College and UNM. Katie lives in Maine with her blended family. When she’s not working for LCS, she’s either training as an ice dancer or spending time on the ocean in the wooden boat she built with her Dad.

Courtney Delgado

Director of Programming & Special Projects

Courtney is a Master Certified Coach and the Director of Programming & Special Projects. She joined the LCS team in 2019 as a coach in Self Coaching Scholars and moved to the Director role in 2020. Courtney loves anything adventurous—including traveling, skydiving, and setting impossible goals. She earned her Master’s Degree from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their Maltipoo pup, Honey.

Elizabeth Satterfield

Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth serves as the Chief Financial Officer for The Life Coach School, coming on board in 2019. She has 20 years of experience in business and operations management and previously worked in the professional services industry. Elizabeth lives north of Dallas with her husband, two children, and their dog. She loves being outdoors, spending summer days at the lake, going to see live music, and spending time with friends and family.

Stephen Gardner

Director of Technology & Information Services

Stephen joined The Life Coach School in January, 2020 as the Ontraport Manager and was promoted to Director of Technology & Information Services in March, 2022. Before joining LCS, Stephen owned a marketing automation company that specialized in Ontraport development and implementation. Stephen worked at Google on the search management team for nearly six years. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Stephen is currently living in New York with his wife and two daughters.

Kirsten Simon

Director of Customer Support

Kirsten joined The Life Coach School in 2019 as a Customer Support Representative before being promoted to Director of Customer Support in 2020. She’s also a Certified Life Coach. Previously, she worked as a financial planner at a registered investment advisory firm in downtown Chicago. Kirsten still lives in Chicago with her husband and two cats. She enjoys long walks with her husband exploring all that the city has to offer.

Cameron Phillips

Creative Director

Cameron joined The Life Coach School in May of 2020 as the Social and Video content creator and was promoted to Creative Director in March 2022. Before joining The Life Coach School, Cameron worked in the tourism and hospitality industry coordinating social media and content marketing campaigns for notable global brands. Cameron has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his partner. When he’s not leading the creative vision at LCS, you can find Cameron in the mountains skiing at Whistler, traveling around North America and beyond, and enjoying life to the fullest.

Meet the Team

Every member of the LCS team is the best at what they do. They are committed to The Life Coach School mission and constantly overdeliver. These are the amazing individuals who make up The Life Coach School Team.

Ashley Conard

Executive Assistant to CEO

Ashley R. Wright

Coach & Instructor Development Coordinator

Danny Roldan

Video Creator

Dom Ikahihifo

Coach Certification Program & Alumni Coordinator

Emily Claver

Executive Assistant to Brooke Castillo

Hannah McKenna

Creative Coordinator

Jennifer Gowler

Executive Travel Coordinator

Keysha Jones


Laura Gardner

Ontraport Manager

Liz Smith

Self Coaching Scholars Coordinator

Melissa Gunsaulus

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Our coaches, instructors, customer service, and LCS support members are key parts of our team too. They represent the School and provide the highest level of service to our clients. Click here to see a full list of the rest of the LCS team.

Do you want to join the best team ever? Click below for the full list of our open positions.