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Dr. D Ivan Young, MCC, NBC-HWC, CPDC

ICF Master Certified Coach

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  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: University of Sedona / PhD
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • Master Credentialed: International NLP Association / Master NLP Practitioner (2013)
  • Master Credentialed: Center for Applications of Psychological Type / Master MBTI® Practitioner (2013)
  • 2016 Houston City Council - Recognized for National and Local Contributions in Coaching
  • 2016 Top 50 Health & Wellness Professionals - D-Mars Business Journal
  • Top 20 Houston Health & Wellness Professionals - Top Twenty Houston.Com
  • 2017 - Life Coach of the Year - Black Life Coaches Network
    2017 - United States Congress Life Time Achievement Award
    2018 - Presidential Life Time Achievement Award - White House
About 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 2.6 million views, an ICF Master Certified Coach and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Dr. D Ivan Young is internationally recognized for his innovative, evidence, and research-based coaching for high-net-worth individuals and families. He’s best known for his achievements in working with public figures, entrepreneurs, entertainers, pro-athletes, and licensed professionals.

The ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential represents the highest level of achievement in coaching and identifies an expert coach. The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has collaborated with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) since 2016 to provide a robust board certification examination. The esteemed NBC-HWC credential represents training, education, and assessment standards, allowing for the profession to advance in all aspects of health care and wellness.

Dr. D Ivan Young became a member of the Forbes Coaches Council in January 2021, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

Dr. Young was vetted and selected by a review committee based on his experience’s depth and diversity. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as his personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. D Ivan Young into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Coaches Council.

“Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

Dr. Young is a credentialed Master Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and a Certified Professional Diversity Coach through the Coach Diversity Institute and a credentialed Master MBTI Practitioner with a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Coaching. Dr. Young is a distinguished Fellow and Co-Lead for the Council on Race, Equity & Inclusion at the Institute of Coaching McLean, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.

Of the many things which distinguish his practice from most is his unparalleled expertise in utilizing and interpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment.  As a credentialed MBTI® Master Practitioner, Dr. D Ivan Young has met the highest standard for those eligible to work with the MBTI assessment. Dr. Young embraces evidence and research-based coaching approaches, accompanied by a mastery of Neuro-Linguistics. Young is considered one of the top, most respected, and reputable life coaches globally and one of the best life coaches in the United States. As a result, he is a highly sought after lecturer, trainer, and public speaker.

Dr. D Ivan Young’s consummate expertise in the practice of master level coaching, relationships, and behavioral transformation is unmatched. Known for his exceptional skill in evoking awareness and inspiring his clients to listen and think more deeply, take new actions, develop new approaches toward problem-solving while learning to build meaningful, lasting relationships.

Dr. D Ivan Young states,

“Master Level Coaching is a creative process.

Our primary goal is to help our clients develop new neuronal connections and networks while imagining new possibilities as they develop new behaviors and mindsets. We accomplish this with concierge styled tailored coaching programs that target specific, measurable, and replicable outcomes by giving our clients the tools needed to master multiple brain states and mindfulness.”

Dr. Young is the author of Amazon bestsellers Another Chance, Break up, Don’t Break Down, and A Time to Chill. He is a featured expert on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, TV One’s Hit Programs, Fatal Attraction and Justice by Any Means, 20/20 Investigates, and the Oxygen Network’s Snapped – Killer Couples. His media appearances include Let’s Talk with Dr. Wendy, Black Enterprise Magazine, Tom Pope Show, Huffington Post, KISS FM NY, Gaz Cooley Show (London), Radio 1450 Washington DC, Essence magazine, and many more.

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 are highly regarded by millions of fans and followers globally.

As of July 2020, there are 30,079 coaches in 130 countries and territories who hold one of three ICF Credentials; only four percent are Internationally credentialed Master Certified Coaches. If you factor in those who’ve completed accredited training programs and those who do NOT meet the ICF credential standards, the number of Master Certified Coaches is less than one percent globally.



Confused about why of your personal/professional relationships aren't working? When it comes to your private life, do you find yourself stressing? Are you wondering if you should stay, leave, or give an ultimatum? If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, and finally ready to take charge of your life, Dr. D can help.

Success in how having good relationships with others is NOT an's the Result of Intention accompanied by Preparation Meeting Opportunity. The key to creating good relationships is knowing what needs fixing and how to fix it.

As a Relationship Expert, Master Credentialed MBTI Practitioner and TEDx speaker, Dr. D Ivan Young has worked with a wide variety of people, helping them face, and overcome their fears, while giving them the tools they need to improve their lives.

"Developing a good relationship with anyone else begins with knowing, and understanding all aspects of yourself. You may have charisma and a good personality, but if you don't know how to use what you've got, or how to effectively communicate with others, you're doomed,"  Dr. Young.

Dr. D Ivan Young has developed powerful, no-nonsense approaches that can help one gain clarity while achieving self-actualization. Utilizing a combination of proven instruments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory, The Thomas-Killman Conflict Mode Assessment, The Pearson Marr-Archetype Indicator, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming matched with his profound understanding of the human psyche, which enables him to get to the core of self-defeating behaviors.

Dr. D can help you master the necessary tools you need to start living a profoundly extraordinary life!

Treatment Orientation:
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Holistic Life Coaching
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Relationship Crisis Intervention
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Video Counseling
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dependent Personality Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Age Groups:
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (+65)


Avg Cost (per session):

$300.00 - per hour and up

Accepted Payment Methods:

Cash, Check, Major Credit Cards, Flexible Spending Account


Dr. Young does not accept insurance. However, he does offer affordable payment options. Please Visit His Website for more information.



5225 Katy Fwy., Suite 410, Houston, TX 77007

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