Coaching Certification Leader iPEC Expands Business Mission, Acquires Fast-Growing, Colorado Collaborative Consulting Group Verus Global

Two CEOs to Kick Off New Partnership with March Webinar on 2023 Workplace Trends

SHREWSBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iPEC (, with its leading ICF-accredited, coaching certification program that has trained over 25,000 adults through its 8-month course curriculum, announced it has acquired Verus Global (, a fast-growing consulting and training group based in Littleton, Colorado. iPEC CEO Joan Ryan states, “Energy attracts like energy. Beyond the obvious operational and marketing synergies, the merger will give us the ability to awaken more potential by engaging with two complementary halves of the education and coaching spectrum.”

Both companies share a holistic philosophy that to be an effective coach one has to awaken their unrealized potential and access one’s deeper self-awareness. iPEC’s tagline “Awakening Potential” speaks directly to the company’s core beliefs.

Author and Verus Global CEO Craig Ross says: “The move was representative of the company’s aspirational philosophy to ‘Do Big Things’. We needed a bigger stage to continue and accelerate our growth to serve our clients, and iPEC wanted to add a complementary new profit center of real-world collaborative impact in organizations.”

Verus Global helps businesses and other organizations achieve goals, such as increasing the innovation pipeline and launching new products, more efficiently and effectively. Its proven approach seeks to rapidly align collaborative teams with practical tools, a common language, and a shared go-to plan. They believe strategy execution is a social process and that changing behaviors is not an intellectual exercise—it’s the business of the heart. Craig Ross will be assuming a new title within iPEC of Chief Impact Officer.

iPEC was founded nearly 30 years ago by Bruce D Schneider and was one of the first coach training programs to be accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). An iPEC Certified Coach is taught to use proprietary, research-backed tools that go beyond traditional coaching, and receives three certifications: Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), and COR.E Dynamics™. iPEC’s Coaching Training Program is life-transforming and involves a proprietary framework embedded in a unique immersive methodology of self-discovery. People from all walks of life come to iPEC to either start their own coaching practice or become more effective leaders in their current organization, and experience self-transformation and personal development.

iPEC graduates go on to various successful and often well-paid coaching roles including Life Coaching and Transitions; Health and Wellness Coaching; Executive and Leadership Development Coaching; and Sports and Performance Coaching.

Joan Ryan and Craig Ross, the respective leaders of iPEC and Verus Global, are hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 8 at 1:00 PM EST about Leading Teams Into the Future. During the webinar, they’ll discuss 2023 workplace trends and why the two companies have joined forces. To register for the webinar visit


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