Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®

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  • Course level: Beginner

About Course

Whether your dream is to buy a home, finish school, get a better paying job, or just end the struggle to meet your monthly living expenses, this course gives you new tools to bridge the gap between your dreams and your success.


The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency ® course will provide training and skills to advance your personal goals and achievement in all aspects of life.  You’ll learn new techniques to cope with challenges and barriers that may be holding you back.  You’ll discover how to make choices and decisions that keep you focused and moving forward toward your goals.

Enhance Your Skills for Success

  • Examine your executive function skills and the attributes needed for success
  • Identify your personal strengths and areas where you may be challenged
  • Develop an action plan that generates results

Contents and Overview

You’ll begin by defining your personal stance on the bridge–a starting point from which you’ll begin to build your bridge to success.  This course uses the EMPATH Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® as a tool to pace and measure your milestones and accomplishments.

You’ll take a look at all aspects of your life and how they interconnect and impact your ability to achieve your goals.  The EMPATH tool will help you to get a good sense of where you are in your life, what strengths you have that will help you along in this journey, and also areas that may pose a challenge or be barriers as you try and reach your goals.  You’ll gain access to resources available to help you navigate those barriers and challenges.

The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® teaches you to set real, attainable goals that are measurable, relevant, and generate results.  Finally, you’ll be paired with a Mobility Mentor® to help keep you on track.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to recognize and reward success on a new scale
  • How to identify personal strengths and challenges
  • How to stay motivated and on track
  • How to apply success strategies to all aspects of your life
  • How to set S.M.A.R.T. goals that generate results

Topics for this course

21 Lessons4h


This online course is designed to give you new tools to bridge the gap between your dreams and your success. Our goal is to help you improve your financial stability over time and to achieve more of your goals in the future. We're here to help you navigate the program at your own pace. You can access it anytime via any mobile device or computer with internet access. Let's get started with a brief introduction and tips to navigate the program.

Understanding Your Brain?

Brain science has identified the way you interpret information and the triggers that affect your emotions, relationships, reactions, and decisions. This topic will take a closer look at your brain and how it connects you to the world outside.

Executive Function Skills?

Understanding your planning, self-control, and monitoring skills can help you achieve bigger goals. This topic explores the 12 executive functions that you use every day to get things done.

Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®?

The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® is science-based tool proven to improve your problem-solving and goal-achievement skills.

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals?

This topic explores how to create goals that offer the best chance for success.

Staying on Track?

Mobility mentoring provides a way to look at how things in your life are changing over time. Your coach will support your progress on the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency by helping you recognize and celebrate the goals you set and reach.

Student Feedback


Total 13 Ratings

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Great information and insight. Goals can be attainable. Can't wait to reach my goal of buying my first home. I'm on my way!!!

The executive functions are now apart of my everyday life

I appreciate the opportunity Ms Lori presented the community with. Thank you!

Thank you for teaching me about SMART goals

Definitely recommend

This course helped us to outline the necessary goals to plan properly for our next steps to Self Sufficiency. The course is definitely understanding, easy to navigate and an eye opener to the skills that we use everyday.
Ms. Lori was such a wonderful, wonderful help!! :) Thank you so much!!

Great Course I highly recommend

They helped a lot.

Great Program. Accessible, easy to navigate, very direct, and not an overload of information. Strategies taught are useful and easy to implement immediately. The program meets participants where they are and plays on participants' strengths.

I am grateful I have came across such an amazing opportunity and program. Thank you

I liked the videos all the material was inspiring.

Ms Lori was very helpful and took her time to construct a plan and goal with me. Thank you!

This helped a lot!

Bridge to Success

Material Includes

  • On-demand video topics
  • Full lifetime access
  • Workbook and activities
  • Downloadable resources
  • Access on mobile or computer
  • Certificate of Completion


  • Desire to set and accomplish personal goals
  • Internet access

Target Audience

  • Individuals, ages 18 and older, who want to be more successful in life
  • Central Ohio residents who are currently struggling financially to make ends meet
  • Anyone who desires a better life for themselves and their family.