YOUR HOLINESS was birthed from a deep place in Debbie Ford. Everything she did came from deep inside of her. Because of her own personal transformation, which was both radical and heart-opening, she felt a deep longing to put into words the wisdom and the processes that finally changed her life. 

The path to self-love that she discovered and the processes she went through are what she leaves for all of us in her books, programs, products, and coaches who guide people through her revolutionary work. 

We at The Ford Institute are honored to continue Debbie's legacy so that you can continue to experience the profound genius of all that Debbie Ford created.

Step One: Join Our Community

For over 15 years, The Ford Institute has delivered powerful guidance and inspiration to people in 111 countries, supporting them in leading fully integrated lives and embracing all of who they are -- their darkness as well as their light. As a special gift for joining the community, we would love to send you a special gift. Just enter your name and email below.

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Step Two: Come to The Shadow Process Workshop

When Debbie appeared on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey in February of 2012, she said, "If I could, I would take the whole world through The Shadow Process." This workshop, the gold standard in transformational, experiential workshops, is the cornerstone of our work and the synthesis of all that Debbie learned and valued. 

We are offering The Shadow Process twice in 2018: April 6th to 8th in Los Angeles and September 14h to 16th in Miami. Click to learn more.

Step Three: Become An Integrative Coach

Debbie's genius and generosity supported her in creating and leaving us with this life-changing body of work, including powerful transformational coaching models for life coaches to guide their clients through. The Ford Institute offers a year-long life coaching training program which provides a high degree of specialized instruction in a proven, unparalleled coaching method that empowers you to guide others from limitation and longing to unlimited possibility. Explore the Breakthrough Shadow Coaching Training here.

Who Are We?

As Debbie approached the end of her life, she hand-picked and personally trained two people to run The Ford Institute and she endowed and entrusted them with her body of work.

Kelley Kosow

Kelley Kosow is the bestselling author of The Integrity Advantage, a motivational speaker, a transformational teacher, and the Chief Executive Officer of the highly acclaimed Ford Institute. She leads the development and teachings of The Ford Institute’s transformational programs to thousands of people across the globe. Known as a “kick-ass coach” to high-level executives, change makers, and celebrities committed to personal transformation, Kelley blends her quick wit, laser sharp insight, and relentless compassion to help people upgrade their lives on a cellular level. Throughout her impressive career as a successful lawyer turned personal growth super star, she has been featured in Oprah Magazine as someone who could “Dream it, Do it,” as well as In Style, People, Working Mother, Latina, NY Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and LA Times. Kelley has also appeared on “The Balancing Act” and Connect with Kelley on social media @kelleykosow

Julie Stroud

Julie Stroud is the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ford Institute. Julie’s primary areas of focus at The Ford Institute include program development and delivery, event production, product development, technology strategy, business processes, and project management. She places a high value on innovation, planning, organization, impeccability, productivity, and effectiveness. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, Julie lives in Berkeley, California. She is a Fansen, a self-proclaimed nerd, an identical twin, a pop culture enthusiast, a foodie, a wordsmith, a cat lover, a fan of musicals, a travel aficionado, and has an avid interest in online communities.