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    The personal breakthroughs I experienced have been nothing short of transformational.

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    Founder of Forte Academy

    Applied Self-Development

    Art of Accomplishment helps you unlock your ability to do the work, build the relationships, and live the life you want. It blends dozens of sources of knowledge and tools, from ancient spiritual traditions to modern neuroscience, into an approach that is practical and effective.
    Understand yourself and how you relate with others
    Unleash your capacity, creativity, and connection
    Enjoy the life you are creating

    Grow Through Experiment and Inquiry

    The heart of AoA is the solo, partner, and group exercises conducted in cohort-based courses. The experiments are simple and powerful. Lean into the intensity for rapid results, or take it slower. You direct your journey.

    Experiment and Evaluate

    Run our exercises as experiments. You decide what works for you. Experiment, reflect, and watch your capacity grow rapidly.

    Whole Brain + Body

    Understand your complete experience– thoughts, emotions, and sensations– so you can grow without getting stuck.

    Community of Practice

    A community of practice is an essential ingredient for rapid growth. The best lessons often come from those learning with you.

    Rapid Results, Lasting Change

    "Early results in an ongoing study by a Harvard researcher indicate that participants in AoA’s flagship course show a reduction in measures of negative emotionality, an increase in trait openness as measured by FFM, and an increase in flourishing (Dinner, 2010) 3 months after course completion.”
    † Devaney, 2022, ANOVA and paired t-test analyses comparing pre-post scores on Five-Factor and other psychometric indexes.

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    What our students say

    Taking Joe’s courses has had a tremendously positive impact on my life. My personal relationships are more fulfilling, my business is growing, and most importantly, I have the tools I need to be a great dad. Seeing these changes happen while taking Joe’s courses feels magical.

    I realized that my fear of conflict was preventing me from holding my team at work accountable. I learned a new approach to accountability, and far from creating new conflict, the team loves it. These tools have the powerful ability to turn what might otherwise be a tense conversation into a productive discussion where both sides feel understood.

    After taking Joe’s classes, it seems crazy to me that this type of teaching isn’t more widespread. If it were, the world would be a more peaceful, happier place.
    James Patten
    Founder & Director of Patten Studio, TED Fellow
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    Reviews for AoA Courses

    An experience. An emotional intelligence and whole life awareness course.
    Shawn Parrotte
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    Joe Hudson is a mad genius of emotional transformation. AoA rocked my freaking world.
    Rob Hardy
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    One-year-ago-me would have hoped but not dared to believe I could feel like I do today.
    Pim Ruhe
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    Self help that builds tools for lasting change
    Philip Postma
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    AoA is a portal to the emotional transformations you yearn for but have had no idea how to access
    Nick Catton
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    AoA was an earthquake, uprooting old ideas I had about success and relationships, freeing me to be more authentically who I am. It transformed my life.
    Michele Gill
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    If your personal engine is running rough and you find yourself grinding the gears, this 8-week course can help you make small adjustments with big impact toward getting yourself aligned and running like a dream.
    Maureen Carruthers
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    A fresh and different take on self development that changed my perspective, my understanding and myself forever. I'm so grateful I did it!
    Mattia Gheda
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    If you're in a career and achieving a ton but things just don't feel right, take a look at Art of Accomplishment.
    Mark Alexander
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    The best online emotional development course out there.
    Lulie Tanett
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    An emotional dojo for working on the most difficult, buried, and hard to overcome blockers to reaching our full potential.
    Joseph Kelly
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    Take ownership of your life to live authentically and fully. The AoA course is a deep dive into your strengths, your fears, and what makes you uniquely "you". Transformation will happen, regardless if you want it or not!
    Eva Pianezzola
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    The AoA Masterclass gives you useful tools and a great start for a lifelong self-discovery journey with a community of people who are all on this journey with you.
    Esther Holleman
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    Personal development coursework stemming from vulnerable heart opening experiments with yourself, partner, and larger community.
    Erin Newhall
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    The Art of Accomplishment is the most meaningful group experience that I've ever been a part of. The community is priceless. It taught me how to be better at being myself, how to accept and embrace all that life is, and as a result, allows me to be more effective in my life
    Sarah Melody Vinci
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    AoA provided me the tools to learn, integrate and embody a new relationship with my work, with friends and family and, most importantly, with myself.
    Christy Tripp
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    Art of Accomplishment is the best personal development course I've taken. It helped me to get to the core of what was holding me back. It's absolutely transformed all areas of my life.
    Anton Zolotov
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    The most effective transformation work I’ve ever done.
    Amaya Gutierrez
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    Joe Hudson

    Joe is a coach for senior executives, founders, and board members at high-profile technology companies. He helps clients see and uproot complex behavior patterns that have caused them pain and inefficiency for decades.

    His approach springs from a 23-year meditation practice and insights from dozens of spiritual, psychological, and neurological traditions. He trusts his client’s wisdom and poses questions that create deep reflection, allowing clients to experience incredible results in a very short period of time.
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    Our Online Courses

    Connection Course

    Experience how deepening connection improves your life by transforming interactions with yourself and others.
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    3 Week Cohort-Based Course
    Supercharge your self-discovery in our introductory level, live online, cohort-based course.
    Solo, Partner, and Group Work
    Practice with a community of like-minded learners.
    Offered Quarterly
    Next cohort begins in March 2024.

    Great Decisions Course

    Learn the tools and decision making framework that allow you to make personal and professional decisions quickly and easily.
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    5 Week Cohort-Based Course
    Create a deeply aligned life by building and practicing a process to consistently make great decisions.
    Solo, Partner, and Group Work
    Practice with a community of like-minded learners.
    Offered Once Annually
    Applications open in December 2023.

    Master Class

    Accomplish what you truly want by reducing internal friction, discovering your native motivation, and following enjoyment to unlock your greatest impact.
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    8 Week Cohort-Based Course
    Unlock your capacity for accomplishment in our flagship course offered annually.
    Solo, Partner, and Group Work
    Practice with a community of like-minded 
    Offered Once Annually
    Master Class will be back in summer 2024
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    For Businesses

    Joe and the team have received rave reviews for their in-person team workshops. All of our major courses are easily adapted for companies, and we have several trainings not offered online. We’re happy to explore your needs and provide a solution that will deliver great results for your team.

    Here’s what our students say

       AoA provided me the tools to learn, integrate and embody a new relationship with my work, with friends and family and, most importantly, with myself.
    Christy Tripp
    Executive Director, Walther Foundation
       This kind of return on investment isn't even quantifiable. Money comes and goes, but you're with yourself for the rest of your life. This is about learning who you are and learning how to be who you are.
    Melody Vinci
    Program Manager, Tesla
         Holding genuine heart space, balanced with his keen intellect and business expertise, Joe is a masterful coach, mentor, and teacher. You will not be disappointed and will take away important personal insights to apply to the rest of your life.
    Cameron Dubes
    Senior Consultant, CCS Fundraising

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    Experience the Art of Accomplishment

    We know your time is precious and we are dedicated to helping you make the most of it.

    Enjoy your complementary workshop of self exploration.

    Upcoming Workshops:

    Experience the VIEW mindset and how much more capacity you can bring to your work and relationships.

    Wednesday, December 20th 9-10:30am PT
    with Brett Kistler


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