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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

    Founder, Gunpowder Labs

    What Is It Like To Be You?

    The Connection Course is the foundational course in AoA. Join us and learn the technique and state of mind that drive the self-discovery that supercharges your capacity for work, connection, and enjoyment.

    The Connection Course is for people who:

    Know They Can Grow

    They are always curious to explore and gain a deeper understanding of themselves, others, and the world.

    Want to Access Their Full Potential

    They want to unlock their full capacity to do great work and build enjoyable relationships.

    Courageously Face Themselves

    They know that their perception and perspective drive their experience of themselves, others, and the world.


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    Research Showing Lasting REsults

    Tiago Forte

    Founder of Building a Second Brain

    The personal breakthroughs that I have experienced in Joe's courses have been nothing short of transformational, with benefits across my work and my life.

    I’ve seen dramatic growth in my business, reached new creative depths, had more intimacy in my relationships with my family and friends, and developed a deeper warmth and love toward myself even when I fall short of my ambitions.


    Supercharge your Self-Discovery

    Free Yourself From Subconscious Patterns

    Free yourself from deeply patterned subconscious behaviors and beliefs that hold you back.

    Unlock Your Full Capacity

    Practice the VIEW mindset and approach, and watch how much more capacity you bring to your work and relationships.

    Find Deep Connection

    Feel deep connection with yourself and others that you can find and come back to whenever you want.


    What can VIEW do for you?

    The Connection Course is a deep-dive into VIEW, the foundation of our approach to self-discovery. VIEW is a technique and state of mind that allows any activity that involves connecting with yourself or others to be far more productive and enjoyable. While the “technique” can help you learn it, it’s fundamentally a state of mind, and you learn it through practice.



    Speaking your truth, 
    even when it’s scary



    Being with someone’s emotion, not avoiding it, or taking it on yourself



    Owning what you want without forcing it on yourself or others



    Being curious without needing to find the answer

    The Connection Course

    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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    Personal development coursework stemming from vulnerable heart opening experiments with yourself, partner, and larger community.
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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.
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    The most effective transformation work I’ve ever done.
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    Meet the founder

    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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    How it Works

    This program includes 3 calls each week for 4 weeks, for a total of X hours of live learning and practice.


    Listen to a special episode each week that introduces the key topics.

    Partner Work

    Five 90-minute guided video sessions in rotating pairs to learn by doing.

    Large Group Meetings

    Five live-cohort sessions at the beginning and end of each partner session to share and integrate.

    Rapid-Fire Coaching with Joe

    90 minutes of live, rapid-fire coaching with Joe. Bring a question yourself or witness others' powerful experiences.


    Course Curriculum

    Session 1: 


    Session 2:

    What it's like to be curious without needing to find an answer

    Session 3:

    Being with someone’s emotion, not avoiding it, or taking it on yourself

    Session 4:

    Owning what you want without forcing it on yourself or others

    Session 5:

    Speaking your truth, even when it’s scary

    Session 6:

    Q&A and rapid-fire coaching with Joe

    Video User Manual

    March Cohort Registration Closes Saturday, March 18th

    3-Week course schedule

    The Connection Course: March 2023 Cohort Schedule

    Week of March 20 - March 24

    Monday, March 20

    Attend morning OR evening

    Morning Option

    Session 1

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

    Evening Option

    Session 1

    5:00PM - 8:00 PM PT

    Thursday, March 23

    Attend morning OR evening

    Morning Option

    Session 2

    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

    Evening Option

    Session 2

    5:00PM - 7:30 PM PT
    Week of March 27 - March 31

    Monday, March 27

    Attend morning OR evening

    Morning Option

    Session 3

    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

    Evening Option

    Session 3

    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PT

    Thursday, March 30

    Attend morning OR evening

    Morning Option

    Session 4

    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

    Evening Option

    Session 4

    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PT
    Week of April 3 - April 7

    Monday, April 3

    Attend morning OR evening

    Morning Option

    Session 5

    9:00 AM -11:30 AM PT

    Evening Option

    Session 5

    5:00 PM to 7:30 PM PT

    Thursday, April 6

    Session 6

    Live Q&A with Joe

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT

    Evening Session

    Q&A with Joe

    8:00-9:00 AM PT

    Course Pricing

    Key Dates

    2023 Course Dates:
    January 10 - January 27
    March 20 - April 7
    Questions? Email us:

    The Connection Course

    Supercharge Your Self-Discovery


    3 weeks of guidance
    A dedicated partner
    An intimate group format for deep learning
    Daily practices for integration
    Lifetime access to our online community
    Small group exercices
    Large group Q&A's
    Rapid fire coaching with Joe


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Have any other questions? Reach out, and we'll be happy to help.
      How is this different from all of the other approaches to communication that have been around for decades?
      Most communication courses are all about a technique and focus on what to say or how to say it. The main focus of AOA is the state of mind. There is hardly any technique.

      We choose this approach for two reasons. First, any communication technique can be hurtful or stop working if it is coming from strategy instead of authenticity. It is why most techniques have a high failure rate. The second reason is that freedom and peace come from a state of mind or a perspective — not from communicating correctly. This state of mind will positively affect far more than your communication.
      What is the material based on?
      The framework emerged through Joe Hudson’s work with top executives and companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, including organizations like Apple, Alphabet, SpaceX, HP, Lyte, and Hand in Hand Parenting, among many others.
      It was further developed and tested over more than five years of public workshops in multiple cities with more than 1,000 participants and is currently used by more than 100 participants from among Joe’s clients.
      How is Art of Accomplishment similar and different from other coaching techniques?
      Coaching is often about trying to get somebody somewhere, or add value to their life, whereas AOA is about being on a discovery journey together. It’s about deeply understanding that the person you’re talking to has all the wisdom they need to take the right next step in their life. It is about connection, not fixing.
      Are there any prerequisites for this course?
      There are no formal prerequisites, but you will get the most out of this experience if you are committed to doing the work, willing to be transparent and vulnerable, responsible for your own learning and enjoyment, and clear on the aspects of life you want to work on.
      Who is this course for?
      Joe has found that personal and professional problems arise from the same fundamental source. Our psyche doesn’t know the difference between them, and we are the same person encountering any challenge we face, regardless of how it’s classified. By working on the root causes of your limiting beliefs, you’ll see benefits in both personal and professional arenas.
      Can I get a reimbursement from my employer?
      Yes. During the application process, you will have access to a pre-written template which you can use to explain the value of the program to your manager or company and request reimbursement. Many organizations provide professional development stipends to their employees.
      I want to take the course but don’t have a partner lined up. Do I have to enroll with a partner?
      You can absolutely join without a partner. This is the most common way for people to enroll. The cohort model of the course was specifically built to accommodate and take advantage of this. The course manager will ensure you are matched with another individual for any partner work.
      Is there a payment plan?
      Yes, you can pay in installments. Contact us for more details at

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