Life Map Coaching – FOUNDATION

Become a Certified Life Map Coach!!

Enroll for the 30-hour FOUNDATION. Center for Credentialing and Education, BCC-Approved training program


Sandra Buatti-RamosI’ve participated in coaching programs facilitated through large national organizations, and while they are useful for base-level theory explanation, I left them feeling like I spent a lot of money on experiences that didn’t quite teach “how to” coach effectively. I enrolled in one of Jessi’s coaching certification programs – and it was EXACTLY what I was looking for! A complementary blend of coaching theory with a heavy emphasis on practical coaching skills. The curriculum was full of coaching exercises (recorded coaching sessions with feedback, scripting sessions, walking through examples, and reflecting on coaching processes). Jessi’s program was by far one of the best professional development investments I have made, and I am a much better, more confident coach because I participated in the Blue Rio Institute certification program. I’ve never met another facilitator more invested in their students’ success and development. She is responsive, thorough, supportive, and inquisitive – all things one would love to have in a coach supervisor.  Sandra Buatti-Ramos, MA, ACRW, CLMC,  Associate Director, Career Advancement Center, Columbia University (BlueRio Life Map Foundation Graduate – 2021)




Learn the foundation of professional life coaching – also called Life Map coaching and develop a deep sense of understanding about yourself as well as others in terms of designing purposeful blueprints for living in a way that aligns with skills, strengths, values, visions, and missions.

BlueRio’s IA Coaching Model™ utilizes theories and practical applications stemming from strength-based development, positive psychology, Interpersonal neurobiology as well as branding to assist support professionals and coaches in uncovering a client’s best possible self. It also sheds light on strategies and tools to help clients map out their lives with purpose, authenticity, and accountability.

Life Map Coaching lays a foundation for clients to design sustainable lives, based on identifying purpose and having an alignment with values and skills. It is also about deepening their ability to manage life’s ebbs and flows with assertiveness and confidence. This training has been developed to meet all core competencies that the Center for Credentialing and Education requires for those who wish to earn an ADDITIONAL designation as a Board Certified Coach. This is NOT a mandatory path, however, many choose to pursue it. You may learn more about this credential by clicking here.  

I just passed the BCC exam last Saturday and have received my BCC designation as well!  Thanks for all of your help.  Your course and coaching really helped to prepare me for the exam! Thanks, Amy S.


About the actual program:

30-hour foundation: Mastering the Core. Curriculum designed by the founder, Jessi LaCosta, BCC.  It is approved as a Virtual, Onsite and Hyrbid Delivery. Prices and information below refer to the 100% virtual. Contact us for information on availability of other delivery options.

Lessons Overview: (This is NOT an exhaustive list and does not substitute for the full syllabus.)

  • Coaching History & Definition of Coaching
  • Process of Screening and Orientation: client motivation level, informed consent, coach and client roles, etc.
  • Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching
    Codes of ethics, advocacy, understanding professional practice of coaching
  • Fundamental Coaching Skills: Building a basic coaching alliance, creating coaching plans, facilitating client development of decision-making skills, etc.
  • Assessments – Using formal and informal tools and inventories to examine clients’ strengths, values,  Assist the client in identifying issues that may influence the client’s goals (intro to neuroscience)
  • Coaching roles in the context of organizational work

The core focus of the training is to inspire, educate and empower people to use coaching as a vehicle to assist others.

Required Materials

Access to the Internet

Course may be delivered as a 100% Virtual option, on-site, as a hybrid of online and on-site, and also as an Independent Study.  The course will run approximately 6 – 8 months if online or delivered as an Independent Study.
When delivered live, on-site, or as a hybrid of the virtual and onsite program can be completed in as little as 4 weeks. Students potentially could complete this course in as little as two months (approx 2 -3 hours per week) or take as long as 6 months to graduate.

Bonus and Benefits:

All graduates will have an option for a free listing in a Future Coach Directory

  • Graduates of the 30-hour program will have one private, virtual, 90-minute coaching session (or two 45-minute)  after graduation with an instructor or a Teacher’s Assistant.
  • Many templates and tools to use with clients
  • No recertification fees
  • Experience and train to use the Style Matters Communication and Conflict Inventory
  • Digital Certificate (paper upon request)
  • Digital Badge
  • Listing in future coach directory
  • Enrolling in the 30-hour course counts as Approved Training Hours to sit for the Center for Credentialing and Education’s Board Certified Coach Exam. **Please consult their site and/or our page to learn more about this ADDITIONAL (but not required) credential.

Requirements below are an example of the 100% online – Independent Study delivery.

Tuition is $1200 – Special Spring Sale: $1075 (14-day trial!)

You may pay in full or 50% now – 50% within 60 days of starting your course (or before graduation.)

1. Either One-one-One role-play with the Teacher’s Assistant: Two, 45-minute virtual sessions or send in 1  recorded call with client or peer – minimum 20 minutes and maximum 60 minutes – you as a coach and someone as a client
2. Exams: You must pass three exams (coaching, communication and conflict, final)
3. Client Coaching: You are required to demonstrate proof of 6 hours of client coaching
5. Homework:

  • Discussion Posts (Found Under Activities Tab and Discussions) Answers/posting to a minimum of 4 discussion topic posts (9 available from which to choose)
  • Assignments (Found Under Activities Tab and Assignments)
  • One short reflection paper (This is equivalent to 3 paragraphs minimum – but no more than 2 pages long at maximum and can relate to either readings/Video I assign or articles or video you find.)
  • Coaching Conversations- 1 page
  • Coaching Plan based off of case study
  • Signed Code of Ethics
  • Signed proof of coaching form

    You may purchase at our enroll page

CANCELLATION:  Test the Course for 14 days – NEW

***CANCELLATION POLICY FOR Life Map Coach Training and Certification

*** For customized programs, group enrollment and in-person/on-site training 14-day trial is not applicable, as well as 45-day start date. 

CLMC: You must begin your course within 45 days of purchase. Once you begin your course you have 14 days trial. Should the curriculum/course not be a fit you may ask for a full refund, keep what you have downloaded. Requests must be made in writing and emailed or contact us for our mailing address.  No refunds after you have been enrolled for 2 weeks or more. Cannot earn certification if completed course within 14 days and asked for a refund. (Funds may be rolled into other offerings such as one-on-one coaching or into a different training program.)