Our Student Policies

Please review our student policy below. If you have any questions, please contact Danyelle Kaluski at danyelle@sogacademy.com


Please come knowing that this is a safe place to open up, practice, and explore. There is no wrong. We expect you to be coaching in the classroom, as well as outside of the classroom. The practice of coaching is a vital piece in your learning. In addition, you will be asked to be coached both in the classroom and in practice with your fellow participants.


Please show up for class on time, fully participating. If you will be late or need to miss a class, email danyelle@sogacademy.com as soon as possible.

Missed Classes

If you miss a class, you will be expected to watch the video recording and email the instructor with your takeaways or questions. We discourage missing class and you may only miss a total of 8 hours or three (3) live classes during the program. After this time is missed, you will need to make up the live instruction time at an extra cost of $150/hour to make up the hours missed. This is to meet the requirement of the number of completed synchronous training hours for the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Level 1 training.


Come as your authentic self, open to learning. We are all learners; students and educators learning in this space together.


Everything in this class is kept between the classroom’s virtual walls. Respect your fellow participant’s privacy. Share your learning with others, not the stories of others. Classroom materials are intended for your use as a participant. Classroom recordings must not be shared to honour the confidentiality of all participants.

Zoom Recordings

All sessions will be recorded and provided to participants via a password-protected Vimeo link, for one year, however the Zoom recordings do not replace in person instruction.

Observation and Mentoring

You must fully participate in class coaching; it is necessary for you to be able to meet the requirements to pass this course to have us evaluate/mentor/and observe your coaching. Two one-on-one mentoring sessions will be required, to be completed with both Aditi Loveridge and Carol Vickers. You will also receive written feedback on your final Performance Evaluation.

Requirements for Completion

In order to successfully complete the program and receive your certification as a Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach, you will need to:

  • Submit a written book review, based on your reading of one of the books in the Reading List provided, or one that is approved by the instructors.
  • Complete and record 15 hours of coaching practice, done outside of class time in pairs or trios with your fellow students, set up throughout the program.
  • Provide written acknowledgement that you have done 4 hours of journaling or reflection throughout the program (approximately 30 minutes/week).
  • Successfully pass the requirements of coaching at an ACC (Associate Certified Coach) level, as determined by the ICF, by providing a final Performance recording which will be evaluated by the Instructors.

Payment Plan

Seeds of Growth: Grief Education will invoice the Student monthly, unless otherwise noted in the Payment schedule. The Student agrees to pay the invoice(s) by the due date(s) specified. Unpaid or overdue invoices may result in suspension from the training program. Full or partial scholarships are available with our hope to help decrease barriers to access coach training.

Payment Methods

Payment will be made to the Seeds of Growth via e-transfer to pay@sogacademy.com or through the payment program, on the agreed upon payment day.

Cancellation Policy

The Seeds of Growth: Grief Education has a cancellation policy that protects both the attending student and Seeds of Growth: Grief Education. We want the new students to be protected as they venture into professional coach training.

Here are the details of our Refund Policy:

  • Withdrawal after accepted registration: 75% refund of the course tuition paid.
  • Withdrawal before class #2 is attended: 50% refund of the course tuition.
  • After Class #2 there will be no refund granted.
  • Seeds of Growth Illness / Bereavement Policy



Seeds of Growth strives to provide a healthy space that supports a life balance and recommends students, coaches and staff spend uninterrupted periods of time away from their role to promote life balance. The purpose of this policy is to provide a consistent approach to managing illness and bereavement.


Sick leave means the period of time an individual is absent from the training program by virtue of being sick or disabled, exposed to a contagious disease, or under examination or treatment of a physician, chiropractor, specialist, optometrist or dentist or because of an accident.


Bereavement is time is for making funeral arrangements, attending the funeral and burial, paying respects to the family at a wake or visitation, dealing with the deceased’s possessions and will, and any ancillary matters that one must address when a loved one dies. Bereavement covers Pregnancy and Infant Loss.

Transfer of Credit

Should you need to withdraw from the program for health or family reasons, your tuition can be transferred to another Cohort which begins within one year of the time of your registration. This requires approval by our Director of Education and Director of Operations.

Complaint or Grievance Policy

Should you find that you have concerns or issues during your training, we encourage you to contact your instructors right away. We invite an environment of open communication and will make time to speak with you as soon as possible. If you prefer to speak with our CEO, you may contact Danyelle at danyelle@sogacademy.com.

Please know that the ICF takes complaints regarding Accredited Coach Education providers very seriously. You can contact them directly at https://coachingfederation.org/coaching-education/accreditation-complaints

We provide new information as the classes progress. The material and live training have been created to effectively teach a skill and also provide information that will aid the student in developing their coaching ability and awareness. We are providing proprietary information that will be presented throughout the six-week program.