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While many students complete the Sex Coach Training Program at a self-guided pace, some students desire the additional support of a hands-on guide to escort them through the program with personalized and consistent attention. For those who want this extra push, plus the benefits of a cohort-style group, the Sexology Institute now offers a personalized acceleration service and group-coaching opportunity by our Success Coordinator, Ari Antwine.

About Ari’s Sex Coaching Journey: While completing the Sex Coach Training Program in 2020, Ari found herself lacking the accountability and network she needed to ‘keep up’ with the program — so she decided to create these resources! By implementing Student Check-ins and surveying students regularly, Ari has created a feedback culture among students and staff while building community in a remote training program. Now, we’re taking things to the next level with Accelerators.

Ari Antwine

Ari Antwine,

Success Coordinator and Accelerator Program Lead

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core Accelerator 

The Core Accelerator is hands-on guidance in completing the first 60% of the Sex Coach Training Program in just 4 months! 

 

It includes. . . 

  • Scheduled guidance and completion of 14 courses

    • 4 fundamental Sex education courses

    • 4 professional development courses

    • 4 experiential sexology courses

    • Aid with the Clinical practicum course

    • Twice monthly live group Q&As

  • Online check-ins and topical discussion with Ari every week

  • One-on-one sessions monthly with Ari or Melissa

  • 4 individual coaching sessions with Ari

       

After completing the Core Accelerator, students can join the Completion Accelerator or the Continued Coaching Support, or can continue the Sex Coach Training Program as self-paced

To join an accelerator, a students must first apply and be accepted to the Sex Coach Training Program

Accelerators start at scheduled times throughout the year.

Completion Accelerator 

The Completion Accelerator guides the student to complete the remaining courses in the Sex Coach Training Program in 5 months. Together with the Core Accelerator, the student will complete the entire Sex Coach Training Program in only 9 months, which is half of the 18 months allotted to students.  

The Completion Accelerator includes. . . 

  • Online check-ins and topical discussion with Ari every week

  • 5 individual coaching sessions with Ari

  • Scheduled guidance and completion of these remaining courses

    • Non-traditional romance course

    • Sexuality and self-image course

    • Comprehensive male sexuality course

    • Business of coaching course

    • Final Presentation

  • American College of Sexologists application support. (Application fee not included.)

   

Includes a bonus monthly professional development masterclass by ari
  • Sending the right message: target marketing & building your brand

  • How to get brand sponsorships & giveaways

  • Podcasting & audio influencing for Sex Educators

  • Project management for Sexual Wellness Events

  • Selling Yourself: Press kits & Websites that sell

continued Coaching Support

Continued Coaching Support helps students stay on track with advanced courses in the Sex Coach Training Program over 5 months and includes. . . 

  • Online group check-ins and topical discussion with Ari every month

  • Scheduled guidance through these courses

    • Non-traditional romance course

    • Sexuality and self-image course

    • Comprehensive male sexuality course

      

Includes a bonus monthly professional development masterclass by ari
  • Sending the right message: target marketing & building your brand

  • How to get brand sponsorships & giveaways

  • Podcasting & audio influencing for Sex Educators

  • Project management for Sexual Wellness Events

  • Selling Yourself: Press kits & Websites that sell

 

accelerator FAQs

why are accelerators offered? 

While many students enjoy the self-paced nature of the Sex Coach Training Program, other students want someone to keep them on task and on track to complete the program. The Accelerators were created to give students a schedule and in-depth assistance to complete the program. Doing the program self-paced, students can take up to 18 months or longer to complete all the courses. When joining the Accelerators, students complete the whole Sex Coach Training Program in 9 months. 

From surveying previous Sex Coach Training students, we found that students desired more interaction and community-building with one-another, a structured timeline for assignments, and an end date within 6 months to 1 year of beginning the Program.

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In conjunction with the Sex Coach Training Program, the Accelerator options include all the ”missing pieces” expressed from previous students (accountability, mentorship, a roadmap, a definitive completion date, etc). See above for more Accelerator inclusions.

Do I need to join an accelerator to complete the program?

No. Many students complete the Sex Coach Training Program at their own pace. Students who complete the program self-paced receive regular interaction and involvement with the faculty, just like Accelerated students do, including the Group Discussions, Check-ins with the Director, Clinical Experiences, interaction and feedback from the instructors, Bi-monthly Student Check-ins, and student-to-student interaction. Self-paced students complete all assignments on their own time and at their own pace.

 

Accelerators include set timelines for assignments, LIVE group coaching calls, discussions of assignments regularly, 8-10 hours per month of consistent interactive cohort time with fellow students, up to 9 hours of personal coaching​ sessions for individual guidance during the program, and more individualized attention than the self-paced setting.

what does an accelerator do for me that I can't do on my own?

When students start the program, they are enthusiastic and plan on completing the course at their own pace, but as time goes on, some students slow down and discover they would like someone to keep them on task. Joining an Accelerator helps students complete the program prior to the 18-month expectation. Students who join both the Core Accelerator and the Completion Accelerator will complete the whole Sex Coach Training Program in those 9 months, and those students will receive bonus training from Ari Antwine, Sex Coach and Success Coordinator.

 

when can I join an accelerator?

Accelerators start at various times throughout the year. The schedule is below. Each Accelerator has a minimum number of students who must be enrolled, and it also has a cap on the number of students who can join each Accelerator.

do I need to join both the core accelerator and the completion accelerator? (refer to graphic)

No. You can join either, both, or neither. YOU decide what you need to help you complete the Sex Coach Training Program.

how is the continued coaching support different from the completion accelerator?

The Continued Coaching Support is similar to the Completion Accelerator in that they run concurrently, but the Completion Accelerator provides more guidance from the Success Coordinator, Ari, and pushes completion of all the remaining courses in the program. The Completion Accelerator is paid for as a one-time payment, whereas the Continued Coaching Support is paid for month-by-month, and a student can end the support at anytime they'd like.

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What will we do during weekly topical discussions in the Completion Accelerator?

  • Go over the last week’s assignment(s) & modules in detail

  • Express challenges & concerns

  • Discuss the assignments' relevance to the field and how you plan to implement the information in your Sex Coaching practice

  • Examine supplemental resources from Ari

  • Mentorship Q&A’s (extra meeting time)

  • Set assignment completion expectations for the following week

What will we do during monthly topical discussions in the Continued coaching support?

  • Go over the last month’s assignments briefly

  • Express challenges & concerns

  • Discuss the assignment’s relevance to the field / how you plan to implement the information in your practice

  • Examine supplemental resources from Ari

  • Set assignment completion expectations for the following month

What will we do during the monthly one-on-ones?

  • Assess personal progress and challenges privately

  • Gain professional insight from practicing sexologists & sex coaches

  • Personalized attention throughout the program

  • Voice any sensitive program feedback

  • Develop a relationship with your Success Coordinator (Ari) and Program Director (Melissa)

What will we do during the individual coaching sessions with ari?

  • Perfect your coaching speciality and “angle”

  • Review personalized resources for your desired track

  • Set professional goals beyond the Program​

What are the benefits of being an accelerator student?

  • An Accelerator Syllabus with weekly & monthly breakdown of assignments in detail

  • Live Group Coaching calls to cover all assignments and stay on track

  • Completely REMOTE via Zoom (learn from anywhere) 

  • Recorded Group sessions for access anytime / missed sessions

  • Up to 10 hours of monthly co-active learning with fellow Sex Coach Training Program students

  • Up to 9 individual coaching sessions (up to a $1300 value!)

  • 5+ hours of BONUS training not offered to self-paced students

  • Professional Development + Prep for beyond the Program

  • Graduate the Sex Coach Training Program in only 9 months (Core Accelerator + Completion Accelerator)

  • *Aid with extra credentials; become an ACS certified Sexologist or Sex Educator (Completion Accelerator only)

 
What are the expectations of accelerator students? 

In order to complete the Accelerators, you must be diligent and dedicated to your work. These accelerators will act as a cohort, wherein each student is responsible for their own completion of assignments, remaining on-task with the Accelerator Syllabus, and completing courses at the standards set by Sexology Institute.

can I join the Completion Accelerator or Continued Coaching Support without first taking the Core Accelerator

Yes. Current students may join the 5-month Completion Accelerator or the Continued Coaching Support cohorts when they are offered *mid-term (Summer 2022). But, keep in mind that both the Completion Accelerator and Continued Coaching Support contain support and material for only the following advanced courses:

  • Completion Accelerator (*bonuses)

    • Non-traditional romance course

    • Sexuality & Self-Image course

    • Comprehensive Male Sexuality course

    • *Business of Sex Coaching

    • *Final Presentation

  • Continued Coaching Support

    • Non-traditional romance course

    • Sexuality & Self-Image course

    • Comprehensive Male Sexuality course

 

Students would still be responsible for completing all previous courses and "unlocking" the above advanced courses before being eligible for entry into the Completion Accelerator or Continued Coaching Support offered mid-term (May 2022).

*** These options will only be eligible for those who have completed at least 40-60% of the Sex Coaching Training Program (with or without the Core Accelerator) by May 2022. No exceptions.***

What should I consider before joining an accelerator? 

We ask that students treat the Accelerators like a college-level course; we set benchmarks and have progress checks that each student will have to ‘pass’ so that they can become knowledgeable and successful SXI Sex Coaches. Enrollment in an Accelerator does not guarantee graduation; each student must complete their own work, which includes some independent study and assignments that will not expressly be presented to the group (Field Trips, Group Discussion attendance, etc). And no, there is no “punishment” for not completing the Accelerators/ leaving certain assignments incomplete. The Accelerator cohort will simply move forward.

Keep in mind that students in the Sex Coach Training Program will incur a monthly fee of $50/month if they DO NOT successfully complete the program in 18 months. Accelerators help you avoid this fee by aiding students who lack the support they need to complete the Program within the 18-month timeframe. If a student currently is over 18 months in the Program and would like to enroll in an Accelerator, the student must pay the $50/month fee due to the Sexology Institute in addition to the Accelerator cost (Core, Completion, or Continued Coaching Support).

who should join an accelerator?

Any student (currently enrolled or new) that desires accountability and external benchmarks to complete the Sex Coach Training Program within a structured timeline.

If I stop an accelerator before it's complete, do I get a refund?

No. Each Accelerator will be billed up front with a one-time payment to Sexology Institute, with the exception being Continued Coaching Support which will be billed month-to-month.

what is the cost of the accelerators and the support?

See the Finances section below for current prices.

how do these prices compare to other programs with a similar cohort style?

From independent research, you will quickly find that the Sexology Institute's Sex Coach Training Program with the Accelerators are some of the most comprehensive sex educator training with the most leeway. Other similar cohort-style programs are either very short term (only 8-12 weeks), lack the resources or live engagement with staff and community, or are much more expensive (up to$15,000)!

 

We believe that these Accelerator prices are a tremendous value while ensuring that our expert staff are retained for for their time, experiences, and added value to the Sex Coach Training Program.

 
if I have more questions, who do I ask?

Email the Success Coordinator Ari. She'd be happy to answer your questions.

finances

  • Core Accelerator: $2,680 one-time payment

  • Completion Accelerator: $3,350 one-time payment

  • Continued Coaching Support: $110/month pay-as-you go (1-5 months)

 

These costs are in addition to the tuition for the Sex Coach Training Program

 

schedule

  • Jan - Apr 2022 : Core Accelerator​

  • May - October 2022​ : Completion Accelerator & Continued Coaching Support

 

join

  1. Before joining an accelerator, you'll need to be accepted into the Sex Coach Training Program. See this page to apply.

  2. Once enrolled in the Sex Coach Training Program, complete the 1.1. Welcome Course which will give you an overview of the entire program and will provide instructions on how to pay the initial tuition for the Sex Coach Training Program.

  3. Email the Success Coordinator, Ari, and let her know which accelerators you're interested in joining.

  4. Prior to starting the accelerator, the Sexology Institute will send you an invoice.