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We are utilizing Blue Rio Strategies Certified Veteran Development Coaches training in my organization. This has allowed us to approach the veterans community in a way that promotes empowerment and enrichment in their lives. I come from a therapeutic background so it has allowed me to increase my skill set and knowledge making it possible to work with veterans at any juncture in their lives.Feb 13, 2017Jessi LaCosta, Board Certified Coach's reply
Shawn, I am honored to have the program make such an important impact at your organization and more than that - for those you all serve. Thank you for choosing BlueRio Strategies
When searching for course to become a certified coach I explored many different options, and after speaking with Jessi I was convinced BlueRio Strategies would provide me with the tool needed to be successful. As an instructor, mentor, and coach she has provided me with an arsenal of tools, and has delivered on everything she has promised. Jessi is passionate, dedicated and driven to ensure each of her students succeed!Feb 23, 2017Jessi LaCosta, Board Certified Coach's reply
Dominic - It can be a challenge finding the right courses and equally challenging serving participants who are willing to explore the more intense topics of learning how to coach others with authenticity and strategy - you were a great student and it was a pleasure to have you in the course. Thank you.
I have taken several online courses with Jessi from BlueRio Strategies. She is a very involved and caring instructor who wants the best for each participant because she believes in what she does. I have taken other online classes from other companies and felt abandoned once they received the check; with Jessi, I know she values my thoughts and wants me to succeed. As a military veteran, I know I am in good hands with a caring coach.Feb 20, 2017Jessi LaCosta, Board Certified Coach's reply
Lori - I really appreciate your enthusiasm. Whether onsite or online I love teaching and leading people so they develop their own value in a way that helps them move forward.
I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Jessi LaCosta for the last 9 years. She has provided career coaching for me as I have developed in my career as an executive in the solid waste industry. I have also participated in formal training courses taught by Ms. LaCosta. Ms. LaCosta is a very warm, outgoing and talented lady always giving of herself to help others be the best they can be. Her skills as a coach have been invaluable to me. I am always energized and motivated after interacting with Ms. LaCosta! As a coach, Ms. LaCosta easily grasps the situations I am grappling with. She asks probing questions causing me to explore the obstacles I see to success, and helps me to identify options to resolve issues and build skills. Her deep comprehension of the various schools of theory allow Ms. LaCosta to pull from a wide variety of tools to assist her clients reach understanding and resolution. I have been able to be more of a coach and servant leader with my own employees by applying skills I have learned from my interactions with Ms. LaCosta I am pleased to recommend Ms. LaCosta to other professionals who are striving to be better leaders and build quality relationships. She is an upbeat speaker and has a depth of knowledge that is just fascinating to listen to!Feb 22, 2017Jessi LaCosta, Board Certified Coach's reply
Mary - thank you for your honest and thoughtful response. I Have to say working with you on and off over these years has been a joy. You bring such strategy and accountability to the partnership.
Working with Jessi was the best experience I have ever encountered. She allowed me the ability to see beyond my normal thinking and to look outside of myself for deeper insight. Because of this, I was able to go from a struggling, depressed freelancer to a successful Web Developer overseeing multi-million dollar web projects.Feb 20, 2017Jessi LaCosta, Board Certified Coach's reply
Sheena - you model the very reason we as coaches do what we do. We know people are talented and skilled and yet for whatever reasons sometimes are blocked from their own success. My work with you was very meaningful. Thank you for never giving up on yourself.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?It really depends on the project. Sometimes I offer hourly rates, sometimes packages. I also am willing to offer nonprofit discounts.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to open with a discovery phase to listen and learn about what the client wants and needs and how I may be able to fit those concerns with solutions I offer. Then we come up with a plan together that will offer a road-map, one that is hopeful, inspiring, realistic and in alignment with my client's values, skills, potential and objectives. My training involves traditional coaching methods as well as models I have developed, Coaching Through Acceptance©, Survive and Thrive© and if needed brand-centered sustainability© All of these are influenced by interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB). “Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), a term coined by Dr. Dan Siegel, studies the way the brain grows and is influenced by personal relationships. Conditions once thought to be permanent now have the bright potential for healing and growth. IPNB has broad applications that are useful for parenting, mental health, addictions, education, health care, business professionals, and more.” Portland State
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?CREDENTIALS: •CCE-Board Certified Coach with special designations in Career and Corporate, Business, Leadership Coaching • Inspire Me Today Luminary •Certified Mastermind Executive Coach EDUCATION AND TRAINING: •Graduate level certificate of completion in Interpersonal Neurobiology (Portland State) •Conflict Resolution certificate of completion: Conflict Resolution Network: (Australia) •M.A. degree in Communication Design and Leadership Certificate (University of Baltimore) •B.S. degree in Corporate Media (James Madison University)