Academy for Coaching Excellence Leadership Training


Academy Foundational Training

Academy Foundational Training is a multi-session intensive for purpose-driven people ready to master their internal stopping points, so they can empower others to do the same.

This course is the foundational module of our Coach Certification Program, as well as our flagship, stand-alone intensive for personal and professional development.

Logistics for In-Person Courses

Where & When


Mark your calendar & book your travel ASAP!

The course takes place in Sacramento, CA (location listed below) on the following dates:

  • September 23-27, 2020

The course takes place on the following days and times:

Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm

Friday 9:00am-9:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm

Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm

Doors open at 6:30pm on Wednesday evening, and the course begins promptly at the listed time. End times for each day (other than Sunday) may vary depending on the needs of the group.

NOTE: We require full attendance in order to create an environment for you and everyone else to get all that you came for. Please plan your schedule/travel accordingly (helpful travel information below).

For a detailed look at the contents of the course, please check out our Curriculum Overview.


Academy for Coaching Excellence Course Room
1900 Point West Way, Suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95815

Logistical Details

  • Snacks: Light snacks will be provided. Snacks during the course will all be vegetarian, with many vegan, gluten-free, and other options to suit specific diets. You may also bring your own snacks.
  • Lunches: Lunch will be on your own with your fellow participants during spacious 90-minute lunch breaks. There are numerous food options within walking & driving distance. You may also bring your own lunch. There will be fridge space to store lunches during the day, as well as access to a microwave.
  • Lunch discussions: At times, you will have prompts to discuss with your fellow participants over lunch, so as much as possible plan not to schedule other things during your lunch breaks.
  • Dinners: Dinners will be on your own. We will provide robust snacks Friday evening (movie night!), in lieu of a dinner break. If you wish to bring additional food for this time, you’re welcome to do so.
Attire & Comfort

Please dress comfortably, with layers (temperatures can vary greatly from day to evening in Sacramento). You may bring pillows and whatever else you need for your comfort. We will be sitting for most of the days, with bio and movement breaks as needed. Our Support Team will be attending to whatever you need for your comfort and focus throughout the course (this could be anything from getting you water to going to the store to pick up something for your wellness). Please simply let us know how we can support you!

What to Bring
  • A notebook
  • Something to write with
  • A reusable water bottle and coffee/tea mug, if possible
  • Comfortable clothes with layers
  • An open mind
  • Anything else you need in order to be comfortable and fully present
Fragrance-Free Space

To be respectful of participants with chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing scented body lotions, sprays, shampoo/conditioner, or other products (this applies particularly to artificial fragrances, as well as strong natural fragrances). Thank you for your assistance in contributing to an accessible course room!


We ask that you refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for the duration of this course. This does not include prescription medications you are taking. This course creates new ways for your brain to process information, and this would be disrupted by mind-altering substances.

Transportation & Housing

Air Travel
  • The closest airport to the course room is Sacramento International (SMF).
  • To find flights, we recommend a site like Google Flights or Kayak.
Getting Around
  • There is ample free parking at the course location.
  • For driving or public transit directions, we recommend Google Maps.
  • For additional information about local public transportation, check out Sacramento Regional Transit.
  • For affordable private transportation, Lyft operates in Sacramento.