A course unlike any other

Applications for the September 2024 cohort are now open
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Strongly Recommended
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 of Gunpowder Labs
“The single most impactful piece of personal development I've ever experienced.” 

Corey Johnson

Executive Director, Imagine Scholar

Learn how to better connect with
yourself and others.

  • Solve problems with less management
    and more flow
  • Use connection to increase productivity
  • Have conversations that create more depth in your relationships

Marie Poulin

Founder of Notion Mastery
Once you’ve agreed to show up and do the work, it’s impossible not to be forever changed by it.

My relationship with my husband is deeper, richer, and more interesting than ever before.

If you’re serious about taking your relationships to the next level, I urge you to take this course.
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A Course Unlike Any Other

  • 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.
  • Improve Connections With Yourself and Others
    Feel deep connection with yourself and others that you can find and come back to whenever you want.
"A complex, challenging, but deeply rewarding and hands-on course to help you become comfortable with all aspects of yourself and truly listen to other human beings."

Jay W.


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Impactful in ways I don't fully understand yet.
Sherrill Johnson
Builds emotional muscles I didn't know I had/existed.
Kunal B.
Self exploration and human connection handbook.
It opens up an entirely different way of looking at connection with other people.
John Doherty
A way to learn how to be in your body, especially for those who are very intellectual.
Frank Galanti
I love Joe and what he has built. It is a joy to unpack the emotions that underpin patterns to discover new ways of living, connecting, and running my business.
Lisa Dyson
Learn how your emotions run your life.
Artem Burachenok
It's a course about how to get out of your own way when connecting with people. It gives you a bunch of levers in the form of emotional states, and teaches you how to get in and out of them.
Huw Thomas
The Connection Course has been a transformative experience for me. The depth of connection I can now achieve with those around me is incredible.
Adrian M.
A way to go deep into what VIEW is all about, and a way to practice safely.
Michael Sippey
Being thrown into the deep end of being vulnerable and authentic.
Mike Ouimet
Super helpful, insightful, worth investing in if you're interested in connecting with yourself and others.
Connections Course is brilliant. It gave me tools to welcome uncomfortable feelings, and to lean into being vulnerable with others. To connect rather than resist. A powerful life-changing experience toward the freedom of being fully at ease in my own skin!
Jai Jamison
Lighting the way to the answers you always knew you had.
Brian Redmond
A new lens through which the see the world as more accepting, open, and grateful.
Eshan H
AoA will make you see all the ways you limit yourself and walk you through the way out.
Brian Wang
Gave me an arsenal of tools to embrace the intensity of life!
Shravya Nalla
8 weeks of intensive personal development for your mind, body, and heart.
Adrienne St. Aubin
It is a deep physical, emotional, and spiritual massage all the way to the core of your being!
Bryce Astill
An eye-opening class that taught me how to better understand myself and others, with the greatest impact being able to make more meaningful connections.
Greg Hughes
Intensive self exploration program that will help you see who you really are.
A course that teaches you to un-learn self-defeating relationship & communication habits by approaching people more openly.
Nick Sweeting
If you want to grow as a human being, AoA is the place to find tools, community and a very effective and genuine path.
Veronica Cordeiro
It's an intense experience of internal exploration.
Julia Saxena
A way to improve your state of mind as you relate to others.
A great way to connect with the people you love and yourself.
Johanna Fulghum
AoA is a course that teaches you to drop the critical fear-based narrative from your life and live a life of connection, love, and adventure.
Mikhail Turilin
Terrific way to refine being human, sifting through layers of vibrant self-discovery and way more love to fuel the journey.
Mary Martin
It was a transformational experience. My relationship with my emotions has changed dramatically. I no longer look at them as enemies but rather aspects of myself that I want to get to know.
Audrey Desjarlais
An exploration of the deep end of the emotional pool.
Clint Harder
A substantial upgrade to emotional intelligence, unlocking more ease, joy & assurance.
Max Phillips
Lifechanging in the most unexpected way.
Inna Lykhovyd
Reconnection with humanity starts with yourself. To rediscover how to authentically be present with yourself and others, take the connection course.
Finding out you have emotions about everything you do---then jumping into them like a deep pool and swimming and floating and being.
Kirsten Senturia
An essential point of view for creating a safe container for self realizations and connections.
Erika Lopez
Vexing, liberating, challenging, joyful--a course that inhabits the same space as a roller coaster about to release into high speed--that mix of fear, anticipation, and ecstasy!
Connections 101: Learn to feel and BE your authentic self in connection with others.
Sneha Vaidyanathan
This is the missing manual for creating authentic connections.
Steve Choo
An experience. An emotional intelligence and whole life awareness course.
Shawn Parrotte
Joe Hudson is a mad genius of emotional transformation. AoA rocked my freaking world.
Rob Hardy
One-year-ago-me would have hoped but not dared to believe I could feel like I do today.
Pim Ruhe
Self help that builds tools for lasting change.
Philip Postma
AoA is a portal to the emotional transformations you yearn for but have had no idea how to access
Nick Catton
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
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
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
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
An emotional dojo for working on the most difficult, buried, and hard to overcome blockers to reaching our full potential.
Joseph Kelly
The best online emotional development course out there.
Lulie Tanett
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
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
The most effective transformation work I’ve ever done.
Amaya Gutierrez
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
Personal development coursework stemming from vulnerable heart opening experiments with yourself, partner, and larger community.
Erin Newhall
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
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

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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"An essential tool for getting internally aerodynamic."

Nichol Bradford

Partner, Niremia Collective

How It Works

Rapid-Fire Coaching with Joe
90 minutes of live, rapid-fire coaching with Joe. Bring a question yourself or witness others' powerful experiences.
5 Podcast episodes
Listen to a special episode each week that introduces the key topics.
5 Partner Work sessions
Five 90-minute guided video sessions in rotating pairs to learn by doing.
5 Large Group Meetings
Live-cohort sessions at the beginning and end of each partner session to share and integrate.

Course Curriculum

Learn the VIEW Mindset

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



Being curious without needing to find the answer



Owning what you want without forcing it on yourself or others

Course Overview

3-Week Course Schedule

The Connection Course: September 2024 Cohort Schedule

Week of September 9 to September 15


Attend morning OR evening.

Morning Option

Session 1
9:00 AM-12:00 PM PT (check your time zone)

Evening Option

Session 1
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PT (check your time zone)


Attend morning OR evening

Morning Option

Session 2
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT (check your time zone)

Evening Option

Session 2
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PT (check your time zone)

Week of September 16 to September 22


Attend morning OR evening

Morning Option

Session 3
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT (check your time zone)

Evening Option

Session 3
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PT (check your time zone)


Attend morning OR evening

Morning Option

Session 4
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT (check your time zone)

Evening Option

Session 4
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PT (check your time zone)

Week of September 23 to September 29


Attend morning OR evening

Morning Option

Session 5
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT (check your time zone)

Evening Option

Session 5
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PT (check your time zone)


Live Q&A with Joe

Session 6
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT (check your time zone)

“I came for better communication, but I learned how to be myself.”

Noah Maier

Head of Partnerships, Galaxy Gives Philanthropies

Course Pricing

Key Dates

2024 Course Dates:
March 4 - March 22
April 22 - May 10
September 9-27
December 2-20

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The Connection Course

Connect with Confidence


3 weeks of guidance
1 year access to our online community
Partner matching
Session debriefs with AOA facilitators
An intimate group format for deep learning
Large group Q&A's
Daily practices for integration
Rapid fire coaching with Joe
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is this course for?

The Connection Course is for people who are curious explorers, always seeking to grow and understand themselves and the world around them. It’s for people who want to unlock their full potential, become more fulfilled by their work, and form true connections. This course is for those who want to courageously face themselves, with the knowledge that individual perspectives drive their experience of themselves, others, and the world.

What should I know before joining the course?

This course is designed to be unlike any course you’ve experienced before. It emphasizes being in your truth and applying what you learn to real-life situations. While being truthful with yourself and others (even if it’s scary) is key for the course to have a transformative impact, there’s no need to worry about strict discipline – just be ready to commit fully! By bringing your current life problems to the course, you’ll gain the tools and guidance to tackle them and get real results.

What is the time commitment for this course?

Over the three weeks of the Connection Course, there are a total of 14.5 hours of calls to attend. This course is made up of 6 session calls. The first call is 3 hours, the last call is a 1.5-hour Q&A with Joe, and the remaining 4 calls are each 2.5 hours long. Outside of the sessions, there is minimal work, including one weekly podcast episode and daily integration into your everyday life.

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.

How is this course different from other communication courses?

The Connection Course is not a course on communication. While learning and applying the VIEW mindset will lead to more fulfilling and effective communication, that is not the end goal of this course. Rather than teaching a communication technique, which can be weaponized and misused, we focus on the mindset and increasing your ability to connect with yourself. 

I listen to the AOA podcast. What will I get from this course that I can’t get from the podcast?

While listening to the podcast is a great way to learn about the VIEW mindset, this course is designed to help you fully integrate the teachings into your life. Think of it like the difference between watching a baseball game and actually getting into a batting cage. The podcast gives you the knowledge, but the course equips you with the skills necessary to bring the teachings into your life. It's about taking what you learn and putting it into action, making those positive changes a reality in your own life. 

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.

How does the Connection Course differ from other AOA courses?

The Connection Course sets itself apart from other AOA courses in a few key ways. It's our only course solely focused on developing the skills to handle conflict productively and build stronger connections. This focus on connection makes it a foundational course – the core principles you learn here serve as the building blocks for all our other courses. It’s also the perfect course to take with someone you want to build a stronger relationship with, be it a friend, family member, or coworker.

Why should I take this course if I’ve already taken other AOA courses?

It's not about what you should do, it's about following what interests you. But if you’re looking to increase connection with others, handle conflict more productively, have a better relationship with yourself, and learn to communicate in a way that is both effective and feels great, then you would be interested in this course.

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.

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.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no formal prerequisites, but we ask everyone who comes to be committed to doing the work, willing to be transparent and vulnerable, responsible for their own learning and enjoyment, and clear on the aspects of life they want to work on.

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.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes, you can pay in installments. Contact us for more details at

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