Coaching Through Acceptance©

Course overview:

Examine and Explore the concept of Acceptance and Intention as it relates to self as coach and to clients’ plans and objectives.  In a time where “reaching for the stars” and foundations of positive and strength-based approaches have become the norm – sometimes this comes at the cost of appreciating being in the present – a potential stumbling block for both coach and client.

In this course,  explore various ways to handle challenging situations when needing to accept a certain point in time. This course that includes online lessons & an *online discussion forum,  intends to create a foundation that inspires brainstorming to develop a mindful, yet strong and focused intention for the future that may be another approach for fulfillment.

After NINE robust sections of interactive lessons, Coaching Through Acceptance in its former format is being retired and will now be offered  as a self-paced course (and is priced accordingly.) If you are looking for an interactive, collaborative course with live lessons and more personalized attention from the instructor – please consider Lead and Thrive which includes this model.

The new Coaching Through Acceptance course will be:

A place of online learning that offers PDF lessons, a discussion board, video and audio lessons as well, all available within a private website learning portal.  The testimonial below refers to the original format. The new format includes 90% of the same lessons – yet does not include the live webinars. 

Richard HillI had the great good fortune to participate in the Coaching Through Acceptance training program. In a very crowded marketplace, this course stands out on a number of levels. Firstly, and most importantly, all participants are afforded respect and a genuine interest in their presence. Secondly, there was a plethora of resource materials over a number of media from written papers to videos to original material from Jessi LaCosta. Thirdly, there was an open opportunity for the sharing of ideas between the participants in message boards. For those interested in moving beyond the commonplace and discovering not only the techniques, but the heart of coaching, then I recommend this program.

 As a neuropsychotherapist, I am pleased to see that the neuroscience component in this program was well set out and accessible even to those still developing a familiarity. I feel very strongly that any practitioner dealing with emotions and behavior needs to understand something about the brain and the mind. Jessi LaCosta introduces participants to Interpersonal Neurobiology which is fundamental to helping us work with other people. My confidence in IPNB is evidenced in that I regularly travel half way around the world to study and teach IPNB…. There is plenty of depth in the resources for those more experienced. That is what I like about the course materials – they cater for a variety of levels of expertise and experience.

The most important thing in any engagement with people is that the channels of communication are open and safe. This is a central element of the Coaching Through Acceptance program. A forum is active throughout the course and beyond. Richard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc, DPC & Co- Board President of GAINS (Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies)



  • To review theories, approaches to helping people in places of challenge or decision-making.
  • To examine various ideas on positive thinking/strength-based approaches and the notion of ACCEPTANCE.
  • To explore (through lessons and discussion board) various life experiences (emotional, neurobiological or external) that may affect HOW a person arrives at a decision – feeling of being stuck – accepting or rejecting current situation/opportunity or challenge
  • To review ETHICS for coaches as the CCE/BCC deems them appropriate

 Course outcomes:

  • Refine personal coaching styles that empower, guide and co-facilitate client-directed change
  • Refresh knowledge &/or obtain new insight around concept of Acceptance and modalities to help people move past feelings of being stuck
  • Refresh knowledge &/or obtain new insight for helping people in decision-making circumstances that use realistic, inspired and positive strategies and plans
  • Access forms and templates to use with coaching clients
  • Introduction/Access to new model to use with clients, Coaching Through Acceptance™
  • Upon completion of requirements -digital certificate of 12 CEUs earned including 4 in Ethics

CEUs earned  = 12  units/credit (includes 4 from ethics)

SCHEDULE: Rolling enrollment – opened 2/21/17
Students are inspired to complete course-work within three months window – and will have access to the portal for six months once they enter. Students MUST start course within six months of the date of purchase.

**Activity of discussion forum will depend on how many are enrolled at any given time – however all participants will get feedback from the instructor.


This course provided me with new models, concepts and perspectives on coaching. The teaching content was rich with information and examples for easy integration into my coaching work. Jessi outlined a depth of course content complete with video, audio and learning modules to vary the learning styles. Interaction with other participants also added to my learning.” RR

This Continuing Education Training Program for Coaches Holding BCC Credentials Meets CCE/BCC Requirements in the following areas:

  • Fundamental Coaching Skills: These coaching work behaviors focus on the basic coaching alliance, helping skills, coaching plans and other essential issues concerning the coaching process.
  • Assessment: These coaching work behaviors assess coaching goals, client strengths and specific issues concerning the coaching process.
  • Approaches for Individuals: These coaching work behaviors pertain to specific skills aimed at facilitating the client’s desired goals during the coaching process and include monitoring client progress, decision-making and use of resources.
  • Ethical and Professional Practice: These coaching work behaviors focus on codes of ethics, advocacy, continuing education and personal barriers to the coaching process. (4 credits of the total credits earned)

12 CEUS (includes 4 ethics) = $180

Apply for a scholarship (limited slots available)

Since much of the material is optional – the course offers approx 17 hours worth of learning materials – yet only 12 hours of this is required – so more than 5+ hours of bonus information.



  • Complete all of Module 1 (Required Readings, Video and Audio lessons)
    and a choice of 3 lessons from many Readings, Video and Audio lessons in Module 2.
  • Discussion Posts:
    • You are expected to actively participate in this area.  A total of 2 response posts are required – they can be original responses to the teacher’s topic or responses to other participants. These posts relate to the lessons required in Module 1 and module 2. Since the class is now rolling participants may or may not be active during the same time you are enrolled.
  • Exams:
    • Two Online Exams. An alternative to the on line exams may be offered.

Collaboratibe learning