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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,


Leadership & Resilience Coach TrainingEnroll 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, organizations and communities.

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.

Why is resilience important? Given the evolving needs of organizations, growing resilience is a key strategic priority. People will perform better if they aren’t just keeping their heads above water. Instead, opportunities for growth and self-learning that come with change will energize them. Resilience is very important to organizations. It enables organizations to remain profitable and competitive, even during critical and unstable times. In their book “The Agility Factor,” Williams, Worley, and Lawler highlight:
  • Organizational agility highly correlates with organizational resilience.
  • Both factors determine the adaptive capacity of an organization.
  • This adaptive capacity enables organizations to perceive and respond to changes quickly.

Resilience also shapes the way employees respond to and manage the stress of change.” 1 and Resilience within the workplace: Taking a cue from the U.S. military.


So whether you wish to coach one or one thousand, preparing to coach with authentic, compassionate leadership and resilience in mind will prepare you to coach for now and the future.

The 36-hour version and the 60-hour of Lead and Thrive are NOW open.  You may request to be placed on a waiting list for the 120-hour. The form is at the end of this page. You may also purchase your spot now for the 36 or the 60-hour track.

Course Outcomes:

  • coachingCourse Outcomes/Benefits: (36-hour)
  • This course includes worksheets, audio downloads and more than 14 hours of bonus material!

    • Understand 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 the coach acts as a change agent in institutions/companies
    • Understanding at a basic level of leadership models/theories
    • Understanding at a basic level of communication/conflict models/theories
    • Knowledge of calming tools, techniques
    • Understand personal conflict modes and how to address conflict in other
    • Experience assessments: Style Matters, Leadership or Management Inventory
    • Ability to understand/support clients with business/organizational strategies and assessments including Organizational Brand, GAP Analysis, SOAR, Leadership
    • Ability to develop 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]
    • Free Listing on Future Coach Directory
    • One Style Matters Dashboard (value $125+ – must be used within one year after graduation to maintain access.)
    • One one-on-one feedback session with founder during the course
    • Two coaching sessions [after graduation] with founder [value $400] – 36 hour, for the 60-hour participants Three coaching sessions [value $600]
    • *30, 60 & 120 hours BCC-Approved Training for Credential or CEUs
  • 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. The 36-hour may be a great option for Counselors and those with Doctorate degrees who wish to earn the BCC and only need 30 hours of training.)


Sample Course Lessons for Free!

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

  • Required Materials
    Access to the internet

ALL Requirements may be modified slightly for on-site, hybrid, and Independent Study options.

Requirements to Earn Certification – Self-Paced (Will be modified for hybrid or 100% on-site) You will be allowed to have access to the portal for lessons, assignments, and exams for nine months. Ideally, as a 36-hour student, you will complete your studies within three-four months. When all requirements are met, you earn your certification and will be emailed a digital certificate with the option to receive a hard-copy version.

100% Virtual Course: 36-hour

  1. Minimum one-hour coaching with the instructor (Role-Play for non-BCC-holders) – or turn in up to 2 recorded sessions with a client – that equal 45 – 60 minutes for evaluation.
  2. Pass exams with a 75 or above (alternative assignments may be offered if requested)
  3. Must commit to posting at least 5 topic posts in the online discussion forum. There will be approximately 13 from which to choose)
  4. Proof of 6 coaching hours with paid or pro-bono client [Not required for those holding a BCC credential]
  5. Assignments
    1. Take/experience Style Matters Communication/Conflict Inventory
    2. Complete Personal Priority Plan Sheet
    3. One short reflection paper
    4. Coaching Conversations – 1 page
  6. Submit signed Code of Ethics (click to download a copy) of the Code of Ethics our Coaches Adhere to.)
  7. Submit proof of coaching form

+++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.

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


100% Virtual Course: 60 hour

  • Minimum two one-hour coaching with the instructor (Role-Play for non-BCC-holders) – or turn in up to 3 recorded sessions with a client – that equal 45 – 60 minutes for evaluation.
  • Pass exams with a 75 or above (alternative assignments may be offered if requested)
  • Must commit to posting at least 8 topic posts in the online discussion forum. (There will be approximately 15 from which to choose)
  • Proof of 8 coaching hours with paid or pro-bono client [Not required for those holding a BCC credential]
  • Assignments
    • Take/experience Style Matters Communication/Conflict Inventory
    • Complete Personal Priority Plan Sheet
    • Two short reflection papers
    • Coaching Conversations – 1 page
    • Submit signed Code of Ethics
    • Submit proof of coaching form


The following is based on the 36-hour version. For the 60 & 120-hour versions, a slightly more robust curriculum is offered and required assignments are increased. 

Module 1:

  • Intro to Coaching
  • Coaching history
  • 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
  • Coaching Alliance
  • 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
  • Phases of resilience examined
  • Intro to Survive and Thrive

Module 3:

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

Module 4:

  • Basic IPNB and neuroscience
  • 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

Module 6

  • Survive and Thrive In More detail:
    The 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, hybrid, 100% online or Independent Study. *Discounts available and limited Partial Scholarships. **And there is now a 14-day trial period.  Summer Special, $100 off published fees -36 hour, $20o off 60-hour.

  • 36 hours =    $1400  (Independent Study) – $1300
  • 60 hours =    $2400 (Independent Study)  $2200 ($500 savings)
  • 120 hours – contact for pricing
    *Partial scholarships may be available. Also, discounts are available for Nonprofit Professionals, Social Enterprises,  Social Entrepreneurs, and military-connected individuals. At the bottom of this page is a link to apply for a partial scholarship.

    To purchase your spot please visit the Enrollment Page



1 and Paul B. Lester, Gretchen Vogelgesang Lester, Kristin N. Saboe Resilience within the workplace: Taking a cue from the U.S. military.
Organizational Dynamics, Volume 47, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 201-208, ISSN 0090-2616, (



After enrolling/purchasing, you enter your course within 45 days of purchase. If you cancel within your 14-day trial period, which begins when you enroll and enter your course you will get a full refund. Cancellation requests must be made in writing and emailed.

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

14 day refund period if not enrolled in the preview course first – if enrolled in Preview course, 7-day refund. (Scholarship students will have a different cancellation policy.)

Exceptions may be made for emergencies within a 30-day window. No refunds for any cancellations after 31 days. Funds may be rolled into other offerings such as one-on-one coaching or into a different training program.

***For the special launch price you must purchase and begin your training by December 31, 2021.



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 Institute 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 Institute.

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 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.

CCE Board Certified CoachAnd remember!!!!

This course meets approved requirements by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) as 30, 60  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:

BlueRio Institute is a Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) Registered Board Certified Coach training provider. This course is approved as a 30, 60  & 120 for BCC training course.


Completion of this course results in a Certification as a Leadership and Resilience Coach with an additional emphasis on Capacity Development AKA CLRC.