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Mr. Matthew Cintron-Quiñones Ed.S., M.Ed., SHRM-CP, CSM®, CSPO®, CVDC, CLMC

“I was a BlueRio Institute student for the Life Map Coaching course aimed toward veterans/service members and their families. I was looking for a course that would educate me on what it means to be a coach but also challenge me to really act like a coach. Jessi’s course exceeded all of my expectations. She had well-articulated outcomes and explanations on what her courses offer and how they meet high standards expected in the coaching world. Nonetheless, I was so nervous about investing money into a coaching course. Wow, I had nothing to worry about. I graduated with so much confidence about who I am and the skills and strengths I have to serve as a coach….Most interestingly, I recognized that some of the coaching training I had received prior to this course lacked in some critical areas to prepare me fully. Jessi really showed me what it means to coach AND had the data and research to verify it.

Jeanmarie Reynolds, LPC, BCC

Jeanmarie Reynolds, LPC, BCC

“Classes from BlueRio offer a huge selection of learning methodologies so one can learn according to one’s personal strengths of information processing. It is very clear that Jessi LaCosta researches the best and most current information possible to offer us the most up to date data possible, she is active in the discussion boards, and offers great insight/insightful questions to facilitate even deeper exploration. This [Survive & Thrive] is my second course, and I will be taking another. For those who love to learn, then share that learning, these courses are great values! Thank you Jessi for your hard work and your dedication to bettering us and our clients and our world.”  Jeanmarie Reynolds, LPC, BCC

Richard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc,

Richard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc,

Co- Board President of GAINS (Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies)

I 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.

Jocelyn Sherman, PhD, BCC, LPC


“With a wide background and interest in multicultural experiences, Jessi supports participants with encouragement, unafraid to share experiences that may expand their perspective while bringing compassion to the experience. I have had several opportunities to study with Jessi’s guidance and even as a licensed counselor and a board certified coach, I find her style inviting and supportive for my own growth. We continue to learn when we open our selves to the opportunities. Don’t miss it!”

“Jessi LaCosta’s teaching style reflects her experiences through engaging students and those interested in diving deeper into their understanding of coaching. She has an array of methods to meet the needs of coaches and would-be coaches by honing into their needs and interests and supplying even more information in that area.”

Kat P. Portland, Oregon

Jessi LaCosta puts her heart and soul into creating excellent online classes!  Take her classes. You will not be disappointed!   Here is a thank you I sent to her after the course completion.   “I want to send you a heart-felt thanks for helping create community in our class.  It was a pleasure to be involved with such a great group of people.  You truly channel the ideas and energy of your passion for teaching Resilience and IPNB to all of us to do great things with the ideas and concepts we learn. There is so much great course material to digest (in a good way) – many thought provoking ideas generated, and such a great sense of community in which we could share our ideas and thoughts about the course material.”

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