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“AWESOME-AMAZINGNESS! … that is how I would describe my experience as a student within the Leadership & Resilience Coach Certification. I’m delighted to have taken this transformative program. It has provided a one of a kind, solid foundation to coaching clients through “bumps” in their lives and to keep them moving forward towards their personal and/or professional goals. Are you ready to become a coach?  I would  recommend this program to anyone interested in becoming ethically trained as a leadership and resilience coach. ” Sarah Serbinski, PhD,


This immersive experience can be delivered via 100% online platform or as a hybrid of on-site and virtual lessons. Schedule to be announced late Fall for either a virtual course or a hybrid of 3-day on-site retreat with an online component. Also a 30-hour version is pending BCC approval.  ***If you are seeking certification sooner than that, please contact  Jessi LaCosta about an Independent Study, guided by LaCosta.

Enroll in Lead and Thrive to identify or define even deeper – your personal and professional purpose.   You will learn about various styles of leadership and the underpinnings of fostering resilience in individuals, teams and community. You will gain a clearer picture of how challenges and trauma affect leadership – either as a role or as a process. Even as you train to support others, the program encourages you to also improve your capability to approach difficult decisions and challenging experiences with the skills and clarity to move forward.


Course Outcomes:

  • coachingUnderstand the foundations for professional coaching
  • Understand Basic Ethics as it pertains to the Coaching Industry
  • Have understanding and Awareness of CCE (BCC) Code of Ethics
  • Knowledge IPNB (Interpersonal Neurobiology), Brand-Centered Sustainability, basic theories of resilience building
  • Familiarity with intro concepts of organizational development and how coach acts as change agent in institutions/companies
  • Introduction to concepts of capacity building
  • Understanding at a basic level of leadership models/theories
  • Understanding at a basic level of communication/conflict models/theories
  • Introduction to cultural assessments and identity as they affect leadership, resilience and capacity building
  • Knowledge of calming tools, techniques
  • Understand personal conflict modes and how to address conflict in other
  • Ability to Administer Assessments including: VAL, Style Matters
  • Ability to understand/support clients with business/organizational strategies and assessments including Organizational Brand, GAP Analysis, SOAR, Leadership
  • Ability to develop of coaching plans and as well as coaching contracts
  • Test and Refine personal style of coaching
  • Train and become certified as a BlueRio Leadership and Resilience Coach [CLRC]
  • Hours are approved for those who seek the respected BCC Credential and wish to apply. (Not mandatory to earn certification – considered an additional mark of distinction.


CCE Credential BCC


If intending to sit for the Center for Credentialing and Education’s BCC credential you must have a minimum of an undergraduate degree and a between 30 and 120 approved training hours (depending on your educational background). This course counts at 60  and 120 approved training hours – depending on your enrolled cohort.  If you do not intend to sit for this exam – you may enroll without a college degree, however please note that the course-work is intensive and offered at a graduate level. You must have a minimal proficiency in English and ability to comprehend mid-high level complex concepts.

  • Required Materials
    Access to the internet
    Free membership to access the private MyHaiku/PowerSchool portal

ALL Requirements may be modified slightly for on-site, hybrid and Indepent Study Option.

Below are basic requirements for 100% virtual learning in a Cohort:

To Earn Certification – 120 hours:

100% Virtual Course:

  1. Must attend 6/10 webinars/teleclasses live (classes run approx 2.5 hours and are recorded – 1 bonus 1 hour kick-off class as well – total is 10 live classes)
  2. Proof of access to recorded webinar classes for remaining classes not attended
  3. Completion of ALL homework assignments
  4. Minimum One Hour Coaching with Instructor (this can be a role play or an individual coaching session)
  5. Pass exams with a 75 or above (alternative assignments may be offered if requested)
  6. Must commit to at least 2 posts in online discussion forum for each discussion topic (posts may be original or reply posts to others.)
  7. Completion of Capstone/Case Study Assignment
  8. Completion of Peer Coaching Hours – a total of 8 hours among peers
  9. Proof of 20 coaching hours with paid or pro-bono client


To Earn Certification – 60 hours

100% Virtual Course:

  1. Must attend 3/6 webinars/tele-classes live
  2. Proof of access to recorded webinar classes for remaining classes not attended
  3. Completion of ALL homework assignments
  4. Minimum One Hour Coaching with Instructor (Role-Play for non BCC-holders)
  5. Pass exams with a 75 or above (alternative assignments may be offered if requested)
  6. Must commit to at least 2 posts in online discussion forum for each discussion topic (posts may be original or reply posts to others.)
  7. Completion of Capstone/Case Study Assignment
  8. Completion of Peer Coaching Hours – a total of 4 hours among peers
  9. Proof of 10 coaching hours with paid or pro-bono client (Not required for those holding a BCC credential – exceptions can be made for hours to come from peer coaches)
  10. Signed Code of Ethics form

Jessi is a highly compassionate and accessible instructor who provides a broad range of materials and experiences that encourage multiple perspectives and thus finally integration around key concepts. She is timely and responsive to all class members and willing to assist with any needs. Creative and innovative presentations are a hallmark of her courses. LLW

+++You will have to also have proof of additional coaching hours per CCE if you intend to apply for board certification. See their requirements here


Module 1:

  • Coaching history (OPTIONAL FOR BCCs)
  • BlueRio’s IA© Coaching Module – Foundation for professional coaching
  • Basic Components of Coaching Engagements
  • Screening/Orientation (intakes/agreements)
  • Roles of Client and Coach – Group/Virtual etc)
  • Introduction to Coaching Plans
  • Ethics – Basic Foundation -as well as required by BCC
  • BCC Core Competencies (optional for BCCs)
  • Terminating Coaching
  • Coaching Vs, Counseling

Module 2:

  • Resilience defined and explored (written lesson + Articles)
  • Phases of resilience examined (Articles, Video and much covered in a live lesson/webinar format)
  • Intro to Survive and Thrive & CTA
  • Case studies to examine/shared based on Survive and Thrive

Module 3:

  • Personal and organizational branding.
  • Leadership models and theories.
  • Organizational development
  • Capacity development

Module 4:

  • Basic IPNB and neuroscience
  • [Bio-genetics 101 as it pertains to Resilience]
  • Models of motivation and change
  • Examination of trauma
  • Challenges and crisis
  • Communications/conflict management
  • Calming techniques
  • Assessments

Module 5

  • Goal setting
  • Problem solving:
    • Ladder of Inference
    • Force field analysis
    • WOOP
  • Strategic models [Other theories/concepts that would impact resilience:]
  • ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy – modified for coaches)
  • Rupture & Repair
  • Mindfulness

Module 6

  • Coaching Through Acceptance Model
  • Survive and Thrive In More detail: concept of: Overcoming/Disruption, Becoming/Processing
  • Becoming MORE/Integration & Growth

Module 7:

  • Coaching Plans revisited
  • Self-Care
  • Additional Resources


 COSTS VARY DEPENDING ON TRAINING HOURS, DELIVERY (On-site, hyrbid, 100% online or Independant Study. Ranges for online and Independent Study between $2500 for 60-hour to $6000 for 120-hour. Nonprofit discounts available and limited Scholarships.

Other cancellation information below:

There is a required non-refundable registration fee for BlueRio’s Lead and Thrive Training Program (120 hours) of $200. This is included in the price of the program and guarantees your spot in the course at the priced you purchased. You will get a refund minus the cost of the registration fee.

Following registration, you may cancel without penalty if request is received at least 21 days before the course begins. No refunds are made after the course begins. Requests must be made in writing, and emailed or contact us for our mailing address. (984) 377-3699. Emergency cancellations for those who withdraw after the course has begun and within the first two weeks will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. No refunds after student has been enrolled for 2 weeks or more. Tuition however may be rolled into a different course if available.


Classroom Demeanor & Courtesy – Because students may not share the same opinions in many courses, it is important that we remember to respect the opinions and ideas of others.  A platform of respect and conscientiousness for all is crucial in order to accomplish our goals.  We are not in any course to judge others for insight and opinions we do not share. Any harsh criticisms or demeaning behaviors will not be tolerated.  In addition BlueRio Strategies and its instructors have the right to remove any students who disobey the policies and procedures, are not willing to complete requirements and have not made attempts to remedy the situation of concern with representatives of BlueRio Strategies.

Any student of BlueRio training courses has the right to seek a remedy for a dispute or disagreement, including issues of grades or material access.  Initial steps are outlined below:

The disagreement must be submitted in writing. The curriculum itself is nonrefundable – however if a student has just cause to believe the curriculum that was delivered was NOT what was promoted or described, or if a grade is considered to be unfair the student may request a review.

BlueRio Strategies requires at least 72 hours to make an initial response and may need up to thirty days to offer any final resolution. It will be first presented to the volunteer board of advisors. If a resolution is not satisfactory to both parties, mediation will be considered.

BlueRio Strategies

CCE Board Certified CoachAnd remember!!!!

This course meets approved requirements by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) as both 60 hours and 120 hours training for the BCC credential for this course. You are not required to earn the BCC credential. It is, however a mark of distinction. The course also will count as BCC – CE hours. To learn more about this credential – please visit the BCC site:


Coursework is offered as a blend of live classes, online learning, group projects and self-reflective components. Completion of this course results in a Certification as a Leadership and Resilience Coach with an additional emphasis on Capacity Development AKA CLRC.