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Black Life Coaches Network Awards Dr. D Ivan Young 2017 Life Coach of the Year

HOUSTON, TX — Black Life Coaches Network (BLCN), one of the most respected life-coaching bodies for urban America, Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa, names Dr. D Ivan Young Life Coach of the Year!

  • The BLC sets the standard for diversity in coaching, implementing programs targeting multicultural populations
  • According to Young, African-Americans historically do not seek professional counseling or help because of perceived stigma attached
  • Young is a bestselling author, relationship expert and motivational speaker featured on TED Talk, and has been featured in the Huffington Post

Houston, TX – April 17, 2017 – Black Life Coaches Network (BLCN) has announced Dr. D Ivan Young, Ph.D., 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 African-Americans historically do not seek professional counseling or help because of the perceived stigma attached. His goal is to eliminate this stigma, offering coaching and counseling to this often overlooked group. 

 “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.”


Dr. D Ivan Young is a Certified Master Coach, Credentialed Master MBTI Practitioner, and a Certified Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. 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.

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