B-School is now open for enrollment! If you are thinking about joining B-School this year and you’ve been wanting to connect and work with me, read on. I’m offering a private coaching cohort for folks as part of my Marie Forleo B-School Bonus. If you want to take B-School together with me and a private group of awesome badasses, read on and be sure to sign up using my link.
Join a private group of people doing B-School together and go through the course together
I’d love to work with you if this is the right year for you to dig in, expand your business, and build your side-hustle or young business and gain visibility, traction, and customer. I’d be honored to work with you during B-School and throughout the rest of the year to help you grow your business, up-level your communications and marketing skills, and implement and take action on all of the powerful lessons you can learn from B-School.
Last year I took B-School while I was pregnant with my second kid and raising a toddler at home.
I watched the videos and the courses while I was working on building out the foundation of Startup Pregnant, my company. (In my company, we’re focused on telling new stories of motherhood and expanding the dialogue around what it looks like to be a working parent.)
When I thought about becoming a parter with Marie Forleo and about all that B-School helped me with last year, I began brainstorming ways to help busy parents and side hustlers do a program like this and get the most out of it.
The biggest thing that helped me? I didn’t try to race to complete the course in the first eight weeks. I exhaled, let go of the course timeline, and spread the courses out over a year to dig into and do super slowly. I listened to one video each week, and I set my pace at one module per month. Because being pregnant and running a company and chasing after toddlers can be exhausting!
One of the things that is the most phenomenal part of the program (you can read my full review here) is that there isn’t any wasted time or content. You don’t have to watch hour-long videos and try to find the golden nuggets. Each video is six to twelve minutes, and you watch them and gain a LOT from each one. I watched one or two per week.
If you’re in the ‘busy’ camp and you don’t know how to fit a program like B-School into your life, but you think it could support you, my bonuses (details below) are designed for people who want to take the slower train and stay like the tortoise, slow and steady, and do the course on your own terms.
And if you’ve got the time to go full-throttle, you can also go through all of the content in the first 8 weeks and then circle back and stay with the coaching cohort throughout 2019. I will be taking B-School again this year because each time I go through the course I get more out of it.
Who am I and should we work together?
I am an entrepreneur, a parent, a founder, and a writer. Chances are if you’re here on my blog, you’ve been around for a while and you know who I am, but if we haven’t met yet, I’m the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, I’m a writer, and I’m a startup advisor. I’m also the mom to two young boys, I live in New York City, and I teach yoga at our local yoga studio.
I’ve been in the startup scene for over a decade, and projects I’ve worked on have been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and more than 100 different publications around the web. I’ve worked with startup CEOs, Y-Combinator backed companies, and with people at Samsung, Apple, Google, and Amazon, as well as with one of the founding Presidential Innovation Fellows of the U.S. White House.
My sweet spots are helping people find their voice, teaching people authentic ways of connecting with others, and helping people understand the psychological and structural challenges of the early days of business building.
Why am I offering B-School bonus this year?
I love working with business owners, entrepreneurs, and people with vision get visible, get clear, and stay the course. Building your work in the world is not easy, and finding your tribe and support team can make all the different.
Businesses aren’t built in a day: they take time, often 5-7 years, before they really start to gain traction and momentum. It’s not the business itself that holds people back: it’s their inner world, it’s staying the course when things get tough, and it’s committing to the work for long enough that it really starts to make a difference.
That’s why I was so excited to become a partner with Marie and why I’m offering a bonus that supports you for an entire year when you sign up to take a program like B-School. Don’t make the mistake of thinking everything will change in eight weeks just because you pushed “purchase.” We have to get in it, together, supporting each other through it, and committing to work and to action.
You’ve got this. And I want to create a space to support you through this.
My 2019 Marie Forleo B-School Bonuses: All the details and how to sign up.
Join me and a private group of people doing B-School together and go through the course together at a slower pace to integrate the material. If you join B-School using my link, you’ll get the following bonuses (and we get to work together this year):
Bonus #1: A private coaching cohort for 2019 with 6 live calls to get my eyes on your business and get 1:1 feedback from me.
We’ll have regular calls to check-in on your progress. One of the ways that I was successful in taking B-School last year was by creating my own calendar that worked for my own timetable. B-School starts on March 4th and runs for 8 weeks. If you join the 8-week train but fall off at any point (because life happens), you can pick-up again with me in the following calls:
- March 22nd: Welcome to the cohort! Live call + hangout
- April 5th: Reviewing Module 1: Your Profit Plan
- May 3rd: Reviewing Module 2: Websites that actually work!
- June 7th: Reviewing Module 3: Communications strategy
We’ll take July and August to pause, enjoy summer, and build at our own pace before re-grouping in the Fall.
- September 6th: Reviewing Module 4: List-building
- October 4th: Reviewing Module 5: Your offers
- November 8: Reviewing Module 6: Timeless marketing
Calls will be on Fridays at either at 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm Eastern time and recorded—you can submit questions in advance for any call that you cannot make. We’ll find a time that works for the most people when you join and we will offer a few options so you can make as many as possible!
Long after the doors of B-School close, we’ll have these monthly meet-ups with our private cohort to study, dissect, and build. What I found in doing B-School last year was that I needed at least four weeks after each module so that I could brainstorm, strategize, and implement each section and build it before moving to the next module.
Bonus #2: A private Facebook Group for just SKP B-Schoolers .
B-School can get totally overwhelming with thousands of people in there. I will encourage you to go in and leave comments so you can meet new faces, but with 22,000 people and counting, it can get overwhelming.
Here, you can join my much smaller, intimate community of fellow business builders and ask questions to each other, support each other’s progress, and meet new internet friends and colleagues. This will be a space for us to talk about your businesses, support each other through the program, and connect directly to each other.
Bonus #3: Access to all of my e-books published in 2019
This year, I’m writing mini-books that are short and sweet and designed for people who are busy and need quick access to helpful content without being overwhelming (see the theme that’s emerging?). You will get a free copies of each of the books published in 2019 as part of my Lean Publishing project. The books coming out are:
- Sticky Situations: My word-for-word scripts for negotiating and navigating almost any situation. 40+ scenarios for you to choose from, copy, borrow, and steal.
- The Parenting Reading List: I write short summaries of books (for fun, yes I do), and I’m compiling them into a book of references for what to read if you’re about to become, or you are, a parent.
- The Pregnant Reading List: A one-pager of all the pregnancy books that I thought were the most useful so you can skim, pick the books you want to read, and get what you need.
- Startup Mama: Women share their most candid and revealing quotes on what pregnancy and parenting while running businesses is really like.
Not a parent? You can give your copy of the book to anyone you know that needs it, as a gift.
Bonus #4: Access to three of my Startup Pregnant courses
This year, I’m teaching three keynote courses (you can vote on which one comes out first). They will be available on Teachable as part of our upcoming school that we are building. You will get complementary access to three of the following courses when they go live later in 2019:
- How to make friends in the age of the internet
- How to delegate work like a boss
- How to prepare your job for maternity leave
- How to get more out of every course and book you read
- Media & PR training for beginning business owners
Please note: we will be putting out a vote for which courses become available first, and this is not a guarantee that all of these courses will become available. You will received access to three courses as part of the bonus, and the courses will be confirmed throughout 2019.
This is the “parent’s and the side-hustlers'” schedule.
If you don’t have all day, every day to dedicate to B-School, you can do what I did last year and go at your own pace and still get a tremendous amount out of it. That’s what my bonus is all about. Take what you need, don’t get overwhelmed, and commit to this for the year, not just for eight weeks.
Want these B-School Bonuses? Want to sign up for B-School?
In order to get these bonuses, you’ll have to purchase through my link, and you need to sign up for B-School before it closes for the year. B-School only comes once per year, so be sure to make a wise decision for you and your 2019 goals. If it’s right for you, I look forward to being your coach and mentor this year in our private call series and Facebook Group.
Also, I want to put this clearly on every single page: I’m sure you know by now that I’m an affiliate partner with Marie, and the reason I’m offering this bonus is because when people sign up using my link, yes, I get paid! That’s part of the fun of all of this. Make work that matters, have fun doing it, and sell it to the people who want it. That’s the goal. Hope you sign up if it’s right for you.—
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