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Featured Review

We instantly doubled our turnover month on month between September and December then we hit January and started tripling. It was fantastic!”

Nicola Wilkes

Interiors Journalist, Stylist and Produce

Cardiff, UK

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Following B-School, we’d made a decision to close our bricks and mortar shop to focus solely on our online shop. This was for reasons of juggling three children, creating a work life balance and allowing us to grow freely online without the restrictions of physical space (at least not the space a customer sees!)

And this really worked! We instantly doubled our turnover month on month between September and December then we hit January and started tripling. It was fantastic!

But as a business owner, the journey of learning through business, doing B-School, reading, learning, being coached and mentored, also led me this to do something brave. I’ve decided to sell the fantastic brand of House Envy that we’ve created. My goal is to focus solely on my freelance career as an interiors journalist, stylist and consultant.

House Envy raised my profile and has given me an amazing experience in creating a new brand. But I realised what I love doing is being impartial. I love writing about all of these fantastic shops, brands and products. That was my ‘aha moment’ where it hit me that selling from my own brand was going against my journalistic tendencies. It was essentially going against doing what I love doing: scouring the trends, visiting the trade shows, creating relationships with brands and working with them to shine.

So, I made the decision to be true to myself and say ‘whilst I have LOVED every minute of creating my own brand, House Envy, it’s now time to sell it, let someone else take it into this next exciting growth period and I am going to focus on creating ‘me’ as a brand once and for all.’

So from B-School, from House Envy, from all the experiences that lead us on our own journey, gosh, we have learnt massively. And what I’ve learnt the most? Be 100% yourself.

Fifteen years ago I became a single mum at 23. I am now happily married with three children. But, in that moment I realised that whatever I did for a living I had to love passionately with all my heart to make walking out of the door something I could do every day when I went to work. And that has never left me.

You have nobody else to answer to, especially when you are an entrepreneur, and every morning you wake up you owe it to yourself to love what you do.

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I wish I had enrolled years ago. ”

Demetria Clark

Founder of Heart of Herbs Herbal School and Birth Arts International

North Carolina, USA

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Things were great before B-School. I didn’t join B-School to become a success, I joined to become more successful. Focus my goals, expand and grow, to become better. I have always worked for myself, selling soda when I followed the Grateful Dead, starting a soap company at 23 with $30.00 that with my first order I turned into a few hundred in sales and it went from there, owning two companies before I was 30 years old. I will always work longer and harder, focused, do not care about what my peers think, etc.. I just wanted to be home with my kids and I was willing to do whatever it took.

Before B-School I was plugging along well. I was happy and successful, working my ass off. After B-School I am more focused, efficient, vocal about my dreams and goals, my desires for work and my family. I am more present with my family and business. I am more strongly rooted to sticking to my business core. I can engage more effectively. I wish I had enrolled years ago. I have always hustled and worked harder than everyone else I knew, I taste it and want it more, but now I am a more effective hustler, I am better at taking time off, being more efficient with my time and my output has increased. I completed a book I was slated to complete, then the publisher asked for another in 3 months and I completed that. I started a new branch of my business, added materials and services and really streamlined. I really believe in sustainability, mothers having it all and living in a way that works for them. You will never hear my telling someone they can’t, instead I will show them 100 ways they can.

Brag Moment! I bought a Mercedes BlueTech Diesel sedan for my husband, 50 mpg, yeah!!! A house for my teenage son to live in while he is in college. Paying for college in cash, so we don’t take out loans. Land to retire on. In addition to increasing my earnings almost $100,000.00 this year so far! I believe this growth will only continue with the additional services I am offering and the fact that I work with all students and clients one on one. That is so important to me, and I have been able to sustain this, in addition to have trainers who make really lovely incomes for themselves. I live mortgage free and am able to donate to charities I feel strongly about. Not only that I am at every football game, and practice for my youngest son, I homeschool both of my children, and used this program to make our lives smoother and more involved. I am able to share and do special things for family and friends. I am not yet 40 years old and I will be making over a million a year if I have it my way, by the time I am 43 years old.

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I used to work 60+ hours a week. Now I work 30 hours a week. I've maintained revenue, working half the time.”

Wendy Woods

Personal Style Coach

Ontario, Canada

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When I joined B-School I had a one-year-old daughter and a five-year-old business that at one point felt successful, but no longer did. It wasn’t a money thing, it was a time thing… a freedom thing. My business model at the time required me to work evenings and weekends, sixty plus hours a week which before my daughter was totally cool for my life, but after her birth it was not. I had no family time with my husband and daughter and that made me feel really really sad.

Enter B-School, which lead me through everything I needed to rethink my business. I got to work implementing the easy-to-follow program and made major changes to the entire structure of my biz.

I stopped working on weekends, learned to say no when it made sense and yes! when it made sense, created new service offerings, launched a new website, and starting sending weekly style advice to my loyal subscribers. This has all lead to the most wonderful momentum in my biz and life. I feel liberated and oh so happy.

My business continues to evolve and as it does I consult the B-School modules regularly. (I’m in there at least once a month looking something up.) It’s so nice to have a base to come back to again and again.

I used to work 60+ hours a week, now I work 30 hours a week. I’ve have maintained revenue, working half the time (I actually make a little more). I no longer work weekends or evenings, my clients understand that and often encourage it. I’ve worked with incredible media outlets around the world including Vogue, GQ, Forbes, BBC and Elle. I’ve worked personally with hundreds of women all around the world (rather than a limited group closer to my home).

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Before B-School I was working both a full-time, 9-5 job and a part-time job, trying to keep up with rent and student loans.”

Kristin Lajeunesse

Creative Marketing Strategist

Location Independent

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Before B-School I was working both a full-time, 9-5 job and a part-time job, trying to keep up with rent and student loans. Around the same time I learned of you, Marie I had been feeling this immense urge to change my life. I didn’t know exactly how or why, but I knew something had to change. Not that my life was bad though. I liked my jobs, I had a great relationship, and was living in a city I really enjoyed. But still, something felt unsettled.

I remember sitting at my computer, sweating profusely as I hit the “pay now” button on B-School. It was the most money (that of which I didn’t truly have) I’d ever spent at one time. And I’d never before paid for any program like B-School (haven’t since, actually. I just keep enrolling in yours).

The world of online business was completely new to me but it struck a chord like nothing ever before. I’d stay up late watching your training modules and get up early before work to put the lessons into play. I’d never been more excited or exhausted in my life.

Less than a year later I quit my 9-5 job AND my part-time job, and started my own consulting and freelance business (along with a few other side-projects). I knew I wanted to work remotely so that I could travel. So I started brainstorming ways to do that. In the process I ended up coming up with the idea for the project that took me out of my apartment and moved me into a renovated G20 sports van.

Will Travel For Vegan Food was born and I set out on a solo, 2-year-long road trip to try and eat at every vegan restaurant in the US. I‘ve visited all 50 states, dined at over 547 vegan restaurants, and am soon to become a first-time published author. I mean, WOWie!!

Fast forward to today and I’m writing to you from the Big Island of Hawaii before I relocate to Chicago.

All the while Marie, it’s been you who has been a guiding and inspiring force throughout the journey that has taken place from the time I first learned of you to this moment here, as I type these words. While I don’t have much in the way of financial numbers to share, what I do have to thank you and B-School for is the kick in the pants to go out and make some real changes in my life. To take actionable steps to see those feelings and intuitions through. While I may not be swimming in dolluh-bills (YET!), I do feel more ‘at home’ in this life I’ve created for myself, than ever before. I feel emotionally, spiritually, and even financially free. And ya know what, that’s really something.

My biggest takeaway though, Marie – and what I continue to learn from you and each year of B-School – is that… wait for it.. “everything is figure-out-able.” ?

I do not report to anyone and my days are often flexible. Sometimes I work fewer hours, or take whole days off in the middle of the week to go snorkeling or lava tube hiking. This life is made possible by all you do, Marie. By feeding that spark in me those few years ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you. xoxo

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I needed an education in having an online business. As an extremely busy mom of 4 kids, I don't have time to "go back to school".”

Renee Baude

Vegan Mom & Culinary Artist

Illinois, USA

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I signed up for B-School because I needed an education in having an online business. As a extremely busy mom of 4 kids, I don’t have the time to “go back to school”. Frankly, the idea of traditional school is not appealing at all. B-School offered the flexibility that I needed, the most current business ideas and a amazing community of women. I had no idea that so many wonderfully generous, encouraging, smart, funny, loving, women existed. Really, after you have been home for 13 years — breakfast, lunch, dinner, laundry… living a life of your dreams gets pushed to the back burner.

I knew that I wanted to make a change. I understood what my gifts and talents were–but I didn’t have a vehicle to move my ideas out into the world. First I found Marie. Then I found B-School. B-School seemed like a risk. I won’t lie. My mind played all the “what if” games and I wondered if my message was just too dorky for the world. I did it anyway. I signed up. I’ve never looked back.

I went through B-School very overwhelmed. The women were younger, smarter, thinner and were making these huge strides in their business. I wasn’t. One of Marie’s videos lit the fire in me–I don’t even remember which one now–but everything changed. I stopped comparing myself. The words “do your own work”. Marie says “stay in your own lane” and I started doing that. Game changer.

I discovered that I can blend my love of food, my simple recipes, my innate ability to understand where people are struggling to create healthy meals. My website addresses these ideas via how-to food videos, blog posts that educate and share simple recipes. I have found my niche and my tribe is slowly finding me. I’m fine with slow. I’m not a full time business woman. I have read Marie’s “Start The Right Business” several times, each time I gain more clarity on what I want. I am creating the life I love by being a Mom first, blogger/author second and divinely inspired jewelry designer.

My goal is to be a location independent author and designer and pay my bills. In my previous life (before kids) I made the 6 figures, now I have different financial goals and different life goals. My motivation comes from living a life that doesn’t cause harm to any living thing, that supports the environment and puts love and light into the world.

B-School have given me back my life. I feel smart, creative, I feel young, I have lost weight and I’m healthier physically and mentally than I have been in a very long time. For me, B-School isn’t just about my business, it’s about my life.

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Since B-School, I've become the sole breadwinner for my family and in just 18 months I've grown a business that supports us financially.”

Robin Green

Pediatric Acupuncturist, Author & Educator

California, USA

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Before I decided to take B-School my husband had been laid off from his soul crushing corporate job. I hoped and prayed that somehow I could make enough money doing what I loved to save our house and make sure my husband never had to work another corporate job again! Was is possible for me to turn my passion and life’s purpose into a profitable business? The short answer is YES! I did it!

You see, before B-School I worked part time as a pediatric acupuncturist for 10 years, but my income from my clinical work wasn’t enough to support us. I decided to take B-School to see if I could monetize my blog and bring in some passive income, but I had no idea of the amazing transformation my life and business would take.

Since taking B-School I’ve become the sole breadwinner for my family and in just 18 months I’ve grown a business that supports us financially allowing my husband is able to stay home and home school our two boys. I was able to pay our mortgage and I saved our house! I landed a book deal with HayHouse. My husband and I have never been happier! And the freedom my business gives me and the people I’ve met through B-School have played a huge part in the success of my business.

In nutshell: My first launched grossed $60K and my total sales since starting my training business are up to $200K and I landed a book deal with HayHouse! So, Hell Yeah! I LOVE B-School! Thank You Marie!!!!! You seriously changed my life and the lives of thousands of children for the better!

As I was going through the program, I had literally a dozen acupuncturists contact me wanting to shadow me at my office and then a lightbulb went off! I could take what I learned in B-school and launch a course in pediatric acupuncture. I discussed it with my husband and we took a calculated risk to pour everything into the success of my course.

Within two months of having this idea I opened the registration for my first course before I even had the course finished. Start before you’re ready, right? I was just hoping that maybe 25 or 30 people would sign up. But I reached out to leaders in my field and shared with them my passion for helping kids heal naturally and they became affiliates who promoted my course as well. I ended up enrolling 161 people in my first course and made $60K!!!!! I wasn’t sure if there were enough acupuncturists even interested in my program, but the success of my first launch told me I was on to something. Since then I’ve launched 2 other programs and relaunched my first program and have earned a total of $200K in 18 months. That’s in addition to the income I’ve earned at my clinic. And I landed a book deal with Hay House!

In the end the things I’m most proud of is the positive impact I’ve had in the world. We have so many more acupuncturists working with kids and kids people helped by Chinese medicine. It really warms my heart to be able to support my family by doing good things in the world!

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I have a unique story because I have married the teachings that Marie offers in B-School with a brick and mortar business.”

Michelle Long

Owner & Founder of Bloom Retreat Studio, Spa & Workspace

California, USA

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Bloom is a brand new business model that does not exist anywhere else in the world. I created Bloom originally because my mom died of breast cancer at a young age, and I saw so clearly how women tend to give themselves completely to others and not care for themselves. After having children, I started to see myself going down this path as well, which inspired me to create a space that stands up for women in a whole new way. I am creating new fitness models and programs to help women stay accountable to themselves, and shifting the current paradigm so that women see the value in putting our own needs first. Everything feels better when we do. What I really do every single day is help women come home to themselves.

I have a unique story because I have married the teachings that Marie offers in B-School with a brick and mortar business. I don’t see many people (if any) doing this in my industry. Before B-School, I was struggling to share with the community what Bloom Retreat really is. My newsletters, for example, were boring standard emails (like most other yoga studios) listing the current workshops and offerings that we had. After B-School, I started to write and share my personal story. I shared the story about my mother dying of cancer, and my hardships as a woman and mother behind my brand. People started listening in a new way.

Through my stories I have empowered hundreds of local women to start speaking up for themselves and sharing their own stories. It has been incredibly healing for me to turn my hardships into power for others.

In addition, Bloom Retreat has become something completely different and special. Bringing my personal story to the brand has helped the business stand out as a thought leader in the industry. I have learned a great deal about women and how the mainstream fitness industry is actually fueling women’s insecurities and fears. In response to this, I am launching a whole new fitness model, based on community, accountability, and real change. I have also tapped into the local Bay Area B-School community and I am leading co-working masterminds at Bloom, so that women can come together in person to continue supporting each other. While working virtually and online is amazing, I think as a culture we are craving contact with other people, and Bloom is providing this hub for women to connect in person.

This past year I have led two in-person extended retreats at Bloom, each of which brought in $30k. This was not something I even dreamed about before B-School. B-School helped me to see my Blue Ocean strategy and how our regular yoga classes at Bloom are a funnel for my high end programs that bring in the money. I am now creating the entire business model around this, so that everything we offer funnels into high end programs.

Since B-School, Bloom’s overall revenue has doubled and I have a 3-year plan to continue this rate of growth. In the next few years we will be creating an online presence for the business as well, so that Bloom can serve as the local hub, but we will also offer online training and courses for women globally. I see Bloom Retreat franchises and lots of expansion. I thank B-School for catalyzing this rapid growth, and most importantly, for allowing me to see the truth and power in my personal story.

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I did a Master in Business myself and funny enough, when I started to think about my online business, I realized I knew nothing.”

Nina Solomatina

Graduate Admissions Consultant

Location Independent

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I quit my corporate job, moved to Paris and started to work on my own business. This is when I took B-School as well, though I knew about Marie and B-School for couple of years before that, I only took the program when decided to proceed fully with my business.

I did a Master in Business myself, and funny enough, when I started to think about my online business, I realized I knew nothing. I mean I knew all the business fundamentals, but it was much more applicable to big corporations rather than to launching a one-woman business. So I felt extremely frustrated and overwhelmed. I knew there was so much to do, but I wasn’t sure where to start and where I shall invest my efforts and time first. This is where the step-by-step system of B-School came extremely helpful.

I was moving along the program – built my site, created my communication, outlined my (online) Marketing strategy all along the B-School. On top of all those super helpful and very practical knowledge and guidance, a huge value for me was (and is!) a community of like minded people and a very very supportive and positive atmosphere of the program. It is extremely challenging to start an online business alone (and there was nobody around me with whom I could talk about my struggles), so hearing the stories from fellow B-Schoolers, learning that actually you are not alone to figure out that crazy thing about your website, that so many are also frustrated about how they get their first clients and how they communicate first time with the prospects… – this was all so so valuable and I do not think I will be where I am now if I didn’t have this community.

B-School gave me such a support and confidence, that I would never have had if trying to make it on my own. It gave me extreme clarity on how to move when creating your business, and I can not even measure how much time I saved. The first 5-6 months of business were very tough of course, but because of B-School I knew I was doing the right thing, and I kept going and eventually it led me to a successful business that I fully live from, delivering fantastic results to my clients (their dreams come true!) and feeling so fulfilled to doing what I love. Because I completed B-School exercises, I know what I do, what is my value proposition and who is my client, I literally attract amazing clients and partnerships and see my business growing every day.

Well, I’m not hitting a 6-figure business mark yet (though I’m close!), for me personally I see all what I do a huge success because I know I created everything myself with no investors, team or anything. I have around 12-15 amazing clients per month, have a very engaged list with 3400 subscribers, and Facebook following with more than 5600 people.This month I became an official partner in Russia of two biggest international organizations who organize the biggest educational fairs all over the world and conduct ranking of the best universities in the world. They are doing fairs in Russia too and I am proud that they include me as an official partner in their communication.

And of course, I’m extremely enjoying running my business fully online from any part of the world – when I was starting I was living in Paris with my boyfriend, then we moved to Switzerland, then we travelled in the US, until we came 4 months ago to Bali and are still enjoying here. It is an incredible freedom that your business can give you.

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I no longer believe in “starving artists”. I am a prospering artist. I am able to make a living and a life for myself.”

Farideh Ceaser

Musician & Launch Strategist

Canada

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Before B-School, I was an independent musician who was constantly touring on the road. In one year, I played in the UK, Australia, US and Canada. I was good at building buzz and attracting an audience, but I was struggling to life the life I had always dreamed of. On top of that, I was sick, overworked and unhappy. I woke up and saw that I had two options to make the life I wanted for myself: 1) move to a big city or 2) figure out how to run an online business, so I could live in my small Canadian city, do music and make money.

I stumbled upon B-School and realized that this course was exactly what I needed. I needed to get a grip on online marketing to support my musical career. I desired to become a creative entrepreneur and knew that B-School would propel me in the direction of creating the life of my dreams.

I remember how hungry I was for the B-School material. I couldn’t wait for each Monday to get the new lessons. Halfway through B-School, I began a 21 day tour with my all girl band Rosie & the Riveters. Thank goodness there were so many format options for consuming the course material! I’d listen in to the B-School live calls and training while I was driving the tour van or getting my hair and makeup done before a show.

The key to being a successful musician is diversification. Along with performing, I started helping other artists with their marketing plans. Within months, I was attracting a variety of clients from yogis to orthodontists. As my business continued to grow, I continued to use the skills I had learned in B-School. When the next year rolled around, I was itching for more B-School material. Without a doubt, I re-enrolled in B-School. This session was even better and because I’d actually applied what I’d learned the previous year so I could try new things that I didn’t grasp the first go around. As I grow and my business grows, the material continues to teach me more and more.

Over time, I’ve found really unusual ways to marry my love of marketing and my love of music. I started writing songs about running an online business. I also write jingles for other entrepreneurs. I recently found my niche by combining knowledge of building an audience and online marketing with my experience in launching CDs, live events and workshops. I am now a launch strategist.

My life now is amazing. I tour with my band Rosie & the Riveters, but I still get to live close to family. I’m building a business that supports my creativity, my family and my dreams. I am able to use my true strengths to live the life I desire. After taking B-School, my biggest shift has been readjusting what I believe I’m worth. My confidence level has skyrocketed. I no longer believe in “starving artists”. I am a prospering artist. I am able to make a living and a life for myself.

This higher belief in myself has rubbed off on each of the female artists in my band. It’s amazing how these ideas spread. Rosie & the Riveters booked over 40 shows in a province with a population the size of 1 million (with no industry support  – meaning we do it all ourselves). Each of the Riveters has her own artistic business and those continue to expand as we learn and support each other. We have a new album coming out. Our plan is to leverage the online business skills I’ve learned in B-School to expand our audience and keep building our musical careers.

Through my own creative business as a launch strategist, I was able to pay off $30,000 of debt incurred from my career as a touring musician. I raised my income from negative to over $5000 a month. I am now debt-free and have a substantial savings plan. Even my provincial Chamber of Commerce is taking note; I’m a finalist for a marketing award next to casino hotels and construction companies. My husband is happy and fully supportive of my career. Our marriage is better because I have better work/life balance. When I’m not on tour with the Riveters, I am able to spend my weekends enjoying my free time with my family. I went from working 10-12 hour days, 7 days a week as a starving musician to having a balanced Monday-Friday schedule with 6-8 hour work days. Since I am now sufficiently self-employed, I was able to do half of the course while in Mexico visiting my cousin. This is an example of an entrepreneurial perk that I would have never been able to do, let alone afford, before B-School.

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I consider my experience in B-school one of the most valuable investments I ever made.”

Cathy Sykora

Founder of The Health Coach Group

Nebraska, USA

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My life was fine before B-School. I had a successful 32 year old business. I was happily married with 2 successful children and 3 grandchildren. My parents lived in Florida, and my son, a physicist, lived in England. It was hard to travel and visit. It was really expensive and it was hard to take time off work.

I was an Interior designer and supported my family with my business. In 2009 I got pretty sick and changed the way I ate to affect my health. I became a health coach…knowing that I couldn’t really BE a health coach…but to learn more. It was then I got the idea to help other health coaches. My big dream was to build businesses for health coaches – like an “almost franchise”…something they could walk into and start coaching. (I am working in that direction now).

My bigger dream was to be able to work from anyplace and visit my son and his kids and my parents. This program not only taught me how to conduct a healthy business online…it connected me to people who have enriched my life both personally and professionally. I consider my experience in B-school one of the most valuable investments I ever made. I more than made my money back by the 2nd week and now…well…now it is priceless.

A funny story. I didn’t tell my husband how much B-School cost – I knew he would flip a gasket and I knew I was going to do it…so we just skipped the gasket part. About 10 months after I started… he asked me how much it cost. I told him and he sighed and said “worth every penny”.

I would still be in brick and mortar. There would be no The Health Coach Group without Marie.

I would not have been able to spend weeks with my dad a couple months before he died – I would have missed it and it was good time.

I would still be relying on Skype 12 months a year instead of getting real life in person hugs from my grandkids without Marie.

I would be missing out on a lot of great new relationships with B-Schoolers if not for Marie.

This is a low level part – (but still fun)…compared to all the others… I would still be driving a Saturn instead of a BMW that makes me smile when I pull away from stoplights.

My work also enables 12 other people to have incredible income and I help 1600 health coaches a year learn business and set up prosperous businesses with programs that transforms the lives of 1,000’s of people. Every boomer career person’s dream. I am making a difference in the lives of others. Life doesn’t get much better than this.

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Before B-School, I was scattered, overworked, unfocused, didn't know exactly who to market to so I tried to reach everyone.”

Charlotte Smith

Owner of Champoeg Creamery

Oregon, USA

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I own a small and growing, diversified farm where I put people who are struggling with health in touch with food that heals their mind and body. Before B-School I knew I had a great thing going – business sales were doubling every year. But… I was scattered, overworked, unfocused, didn’t know exactly who to market to so I tried to reach everyone. This worked – sales still grew but my life was chaotic, unbalanced and headed toward disaster probably in stress related illness. I had probably plateaued in my sales at that point because I lacked the focus, skills, and super importantly – the mental and emotional states to continue to do what I needed to grow the business. And I needed to grow to reach a sustainable income.

My gross sales have continued to expand steadily. Due to the income I’ve been able to continue building the business – expand our farm from 5 acres to 75 acres, purchase the necessary equipment to do so, purchase the livestock to fill projected sales. When I took B-School I was set to make $100,000 in sales. By the end of the next year we will be at least at $200,000. Again gross, not net, but it makes for a nice life. After taking B-School I now have the resources to continue to expand. I now have 4 employees that I pay very well compared to other farm laborers – one of them is my assistant that is helping to build the business by supporting me in the office. I can finally stop work at 5:00 PM and stick to that. I’ve trained my customers that I won’t answer emails/calls on weekends. We take Sundays off from anything but basic work that needs to be done to keep the animals alive. We travel regularly – 2 weeks in the summer and a week at spring break, a few days here and there throughout the year. Didn’t take a vacation the first 4 years of my business!! Now I’m always planning the next one thanks to B-School And we have the income to buy (pretty much) anything we want. Never had this in the past – scrimped and was VERY cheap my whole life!!

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I was terrified. I had never spent that much on growing my business, and the investment scared me more than anything”

Brooke Summer

Photographer

Colorado, USA

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In December of 2011, I was laid off from my full time corporate job, which we took as a sign to go full-time with my photography business. I was terrified. I had zero money, and when I read about B-School, I had to work with my husband to even afford doing it – it was a HUGE chunk of change for me. I had never spent that much on growing my business, and the investment scared me more than anything.

The investment was well worth it, several times over. While I admit, I was never really on top of things, I was always a little behind – I still paid attention! And I have gone back year after year to learn more and pick up even more. B-School is by far one of the best things I have ever done for my business. It was a complete mindset change, from “well I guess I’m a professional” to really knowing what the hell I was doing, and owning my business.

My revenue has more than doubled every single year since 2011. This is my first year with six figure revenue, and I’m SO proud that we moved into a downtown studio in April! While my services require me to be local, so I can’t have the work from anywhere mantra all the time, I have put most of my business online so that I can do SOME work from anywhere. My family and I travel consistently, and I have the flexibility to make my own schedule. I am able to be home most days when my son gets home from school – and am expecting our second child – and can BUILD my business around that, instead of working on someone else’s maternity timetable.

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B-School opened my eyes to who I really was, my brand and what I wanted to put out to the world.”

Judy Newbery

Facial Reflexologist

Victoria, Australia

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Hi I’m Judy and I’m a Facial Reflexologist. I use various techniques and points on the face to help relieve stress and fatigue, balance the body and help the body begin to heal. I also believe that great health is possible and work with my clients to empower them so that they can achieve this

I first heard about B-School a couple of years ago but thought it was not the right time, I didn’t have the money and I couldn’t possibly commit to something so huge. Then when B-School came around again I found I still had the same excuses but this time I decided to ignore my fears and just take the plunge. I borrowed the money, decided to commit and decided to make the time!! It was one of the best decisions that I could possibly have made in terms of my business and my personal growth. I have a service-based business in natural therapies, seeing clients on a one-to-one basis. There are only so many hours in the day and only so many clients I can see each week and I know that I wanted to do more. B-School opened my eyes to the idea of having an online business and how to go about it. But much more than that, B-School opened my eyes to who I really was, my brand and what I wanted to put out to the world. It gave me clarity as to who I want to serve and how to go about it, who I was as a person and a therapist and the message I wanted to speak up about. It also provided me with an amazing community of people who support, educate and encourage me. I have yet to implement everything from B-School and will continue to re-do it to learn more and I have yet to have a hugely productive business. However I know that I am on my way. Thank you Marie for your generosity and encouragement. It is such an amazing gift that you have given to us all.

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Before B-School, I was a full time manager at the Stanford School of Medicine, but increasingly unhappy and unfulfilled.”

Brenda Lavell

Founder of Phydeaux Designs & Fiber

California, USA

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Before B-School, I was a more than full time manager at the Stanford School of Medicine, on the fast track to senior management for the school, but increasingly unhappy and unfulfilled. Crazy long hours, super stress, all the usual, but that six figure salary and fantastic benefits were hard to turn my back on. I’d started my little creative biz, Phydeaux, in January 2008, desperate for a creative outlet after earning my degree nights/weekends while working those crazy manager hours. Phydeaux started as a hand knit business, selling scarves and cowls on Etsy. I think I grossed four figures in my first year, which is so exciting.

But I was clueless with marketing and couldn’t figure out how to “get my name out there.” I learned so much my first couple of years selling online, but couldn’t find The Secret Sauce. I took a medical leave from my job and decided not to return. I couldn’t make decisions, completely frozen in fear of misstepping. I was so completely stuck, not able to move forward or even backward. I listened to all the wrong people. Worse, I spent every last penny I had, including my retirement fund, by the month that I started B-School in 2011.

B-School changed my life completely. In a good way. I was terrified of spending the money, but absolutely knew that if I implemented the most crucial things I learned, I would at least earn my investment back. My first holiday season post B-School, I quadrupled the previous quarter’s gross revenue. I introduced hand dyed yarn, which I’d wanted to do, but was frozen in fear, and Phydeaux started taking off.

Also during that time, I was struggling with life decisions while my mother was diagnosed with, then treated for cancer. My business continued to grown during 2012, while Mom’s health declined. I made the hardest decision of my life and gave up my life, career and friends in the San Francisco Bay Area – my home of more than 20 years – in order to care for my Mom and support my Dad while her cancer grew worse and worse. To live in a very small town with very few jobs, and none in my field. Phydeaux HAD to work as my full time job.

I moved in Summer 2012, relying on effective marketing, and ended up more than tripling my previous year’s gross revenue. Mom passed away in hospice in early 2013. I won’t lie – this was a terrible time and my business suffered greatly. I was close to selling and moving back to the city, but didn’t want to leave Dad. So in a ‘make it work’ moment, we both decided to go all in with Phydeaux (Dad via his emotional support). I more than doubled the previous year’s income and had my first six figure year.

2014 was another challenging year. Dad and I now live together. We moved to a tiny community in the mountains. I’m so beyond grateful that I’m able to live with my Dad while generating the revenue necessary to live. I thought I might double last year’s gross revenue, for a $20+K year, and still just might, but I exceeded last year’s gross this summer, and can hardly believe it.

B-School gave me the knowledge, skills, tools and resources I needed to create … a business and life I love. It wasn’t the life I was set out to live. But it’s the life I ended up having, and I couldn’t have done so without knowing how to create a business that moves with me. I’ve always struggled with self-confidence, but now always feel confident in HOW to do the things I used to be boggled by. Each year, I go through the program again and learn so much more. Now that we’re not moving anywhere for awhile (knock on wood – three times in two years is too much for me!), I am so looking forward to deeper understanding of marketing and really immersing myself in copywriting and branding.

I started out as a tiny Etsy shop. Always on the hunt for The Secret Sauce, to break the code to make consistent sales. I now know what The Secret Sauce is: marketing. For this I’m eternally and truly grateful, Marie. Thank you.

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B-School was by far the best decision I've made in my career to date. I’m in complete control of my life and there’s no greater feeling.”

Dayna House

Instructional Strategist

New Hampshire, USA

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Before I started B-School I was working a 9-5 corporate job. It wasn’t terrible. It paid the bills. And I enjoyed the work. But I always felt like there was something more I was supposed to do with my life. I really disliked the rules I had to follow and I felt like I was missing out on the things that were most important to me.

At the time my son was 4 and my daughter was 6 months old and I felt like I was doing them a disservice by staying in a job that wasn’t satisfying just to earn a paycheck. And I was missing out on the moments that count. And quite frankly, I felt like someone else was raising them for no good reason.

Then something happened. My husband was offered his dream job 500+ miles away in rural New Hampshire. So I was faced with a choice. Do I stay in my soul sucking corporate job climbing the ladder so I could hopefully be someone’s boss someday (totally not my style), or do we follow his dream and move our family? No brainer!

But what do I do with my 10+ years of experience and Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Adult Learning from rural New Hampshire?

To find the answer I started poking around the internet because it’s like some kind of Magic Eight Ball. And there it was, Marie Forleo’s B-School! I was immediately hooked. Total business crush. On the spot. So I enrolled. And it was by far the best decision I’ve made in my career to date.

Yes, I learned the ins and outs of building an online business. And yes, I made some wonderful lasting connections with like minded women. But most importantly, I learned that I CAN do this. I can create the business and life I want (and deserve). I can use my expertise to help others do the same. I can have it all as a woman in America. The kids, the husband, the work and even the dog. And I can do it from wherever the heck I feel like. I am in complete control of my life! And there is no greater feeling than that!

It’s taken a lot of hard work. And I have many ups and downs through the process. But once I got serious about taking action and started really following the program things started happening for me. Business started moving. I was able to establish my expertise as the “go to” for creating online courses. And people started to seek me out. What a feeling!

So, now I am sitting in our home in a beautiful lakeside community. I worked about 3 hours today and made $10,000. TODAY is my first 5 figure day! And I know there are more to come because B-School works. But more importantly today I picked my kids up from school. Helped my son with his homework. Made them their dinner. Tucked them into bed. And kissed them goodnight. And now I am getting ready to have an actual grown-up conversation with my husband. Because I am living the life I am meant to live. I have it all! And it all started with B-School.

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Today my business is in the 6 figures with goals of growing to a 7 figure business within the next 4 years.”

Bridget Morris

Owner of Bella Forte Bookbinding & Letterpress

Pennsylvania, USA

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In 2011 I was a newly single mom after a 14 year marriage that strangled my creativity and potential. After the divorce I was determined to make sure my business, myself and my children thrived. I had a studio in my house and was in “business” for 22 years already.

That was 4 years ago when I was trying to survive. Today my business is in the 6 figures with goals of growing to a 7 figure business within the next 4 years.

My customers were mostly local and business was less than steady but I knew what I was doing was needed and I was great at what I did. My customers now are global and have included Apple, Comcast, Commando, PNC, Carat, Magnum Photos, SelectNY, Yahoo!, The Vatican, Chobani, Bash,Benue State Government in Nigeria, many many photographers and galleries in the world, architects, high end real estate investors and more!

I was a team of one, now I have 3 people working for me and have a small team of part time workers who come in when we get crushed with rush jobs (which is often!). Since B School I have moved in over 4 tons of new equipment and continue to buy equipment that helps production speed up-even though we do everything by hand. I have a studio manager who takes care of billing, invoicing and all that biz stuff that this creative person would rather watch someone else do.

Our books are beautiful and organized. I have zero debt. I am also putting my son through college on my own. My daughter is applying to colleges this year and I have no concerns about being able to pay for her college.

Professionally I am so much more confident in my work and because of B-School I really stepped it up a notch or two in the high quality of products we create. Overall, business continues to grow and I see so much potential in new products and offerings on a greater scale. I do not think there is anyone else doing the kind of work we do here.

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I grew my handmade business to multiple six-figures. I believe investing in myself allowed hidden potential and skills to surface.”

Cindy Collins

Founder of Euphoric Herbals

Delaware, USA

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Before B-School I was running three businesses and wasn’t exactly sure which business was going to have the most success; but I was sure whatever I would learn in B-school I could apply to one or maybe all of the businesses I had at the time. I was hesitant about investing in B-school because I wasn’t generating a lot of revenue monthly; less than $3,000 per month. I took a leap of faith and invested in myself.

I didn’t have a lot of clarity and direction at the time. With my herbal business, Euphoric Herbals, in particular I was probably shipping about 60 orders a month. My product line still was very “homegrown” and I was experimenting with a lot of different things from product development and how to find customers. I was struggling with how to market my business both in my community and online. B-School gave me the insight to get to better know my customer and how to serve them better. I also realized that I had more to give to my customer than I realized and that my herbal business had far more potential than I knew. I believe the process of investing in myself allowed hidden potential and skills to surface. With my new clarity, I’m focusing solely on one business and no longer trying to “do everything” or offer “everything to everyone”. It brings a sense of tremendous freedom!

In regards to my growth, I doubled my revenue from the previous year prior to B-School. After B-School, my business is projecting 5x revenue. I grew my handmade business to multiple six-figures. My sales per month now are what make did in an entire year before B-School! For any artisan and crafter this is tremendous. We now ship about 500 orders per month. Additionally, I have grown my team from one part-time assistant to 3 part-time assistants. I have now shipped to 37 countries and counting. The amazing thing is that all of this growth has happened without any paid advertising or affiliates at all, completely word of mouth! Lastly I have outgrown working from my home and I’m building a facility for my business. Whoa nelly!

What surprised me the most through the process of B-School and my own evolution in my business; I had an epiphany to create a business & marketing course specifically for handmade artisans. I don’t believe any of this would have been possible without B-School!

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The B-School training helps me to realize Rome wasn't built in a day and to focus on what is important.”

Karen Rudkin-Moody

Genius Marketer, Chief Cook and Boat Washer, Ryan Moody Fishing & Barra Basics

Queensland, Australia

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My career has been a marine biologist and marine ranger who loved my job however, after a boss change, I was finding working for the Government difficult. We live in a tiny town with limited other job prospects and saw Marie while looking for an idea for a business. Seeing that she had B-School, I wondered if I could create an online course about how I recovered from alcoholism. I did B-School part time and soon realized that my hubby had the authority factor already as an accomplished and respected angler for barramundi (a prized Australian sportsfish). We taught ourselves, photoshop, video editing, website development, video hosting, Facebook and youtube. Everything! Yikes it was a head spin and soon became obvious I needed to do it full time. So I quit my job two months before our first launch after exhausting all my long service and leave. We launched Barra Basics, our online fishing course for barramundi and the response was amazing. The students raved about it, catching barra within a week of doing the course. Some of they guys went so far to say it changed their lives! What a confidence booster. That initial launch generated $70,000 in sales, most of which we fed straight back into the business. And even better, we are able to spread our message of catch and release sustainable fishing to a whole new audience of anglers. The students raved about it. Some of they guys went so far to say it changed their lives! We are very catch and release oriented and are spreading the word that you don’t have to kill it to experience the thrill.

The B-School training helps me to realize Rome wasn’t built in a day and to focus on what is important. We are working on automating more, building contacts in the industry and promoting Ryan Moody the brand even more. Prior to B-School we had an old coded website that just sat there with no way of collecting emails. Now we have a blog, an active fishing community and a cranking Facebook page not to mention over 240 peeps have done the course equating to $265,000 in revenue in our first year. WOW!

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What started as a dream has become a profitable thriving business.”

Misty VanderWeele

Farmer & Florist

Alaska, USA

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I use everything I’ve learned in B-School starting up my very own Cut Flower Farm, All Dahlia’d Up where I grow mainly dahlias – in Alaska I might add. Our mission is to “Bloom and Share the Miracle and Vibrancy of Life one Flower at a time”. What started as a dream I’d do “after” I made it big has become a profitable thriving business. Before B-School I bounced around from one online business to the next trying to find that one business that I could help other plus fill my heart and my bank account at the same time.

When my son passed away from his debilitating disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, in January of 2013 at the age of 21, I was left with a gaping whole in me wondering how I’d survive, but I had made him a promise I would find a way to thrive through tears anyway. That’s when I decided I jump into B-School in 2014. I actually wanted to get into grief coaching and I’d do my Flower Farm on the side. So I thought. When I sold my first bouquet I was hooked! Seeing the customer’s face light up or a bride with tears telling you her flowers are JUST what she envisioned. Further growing Dahlias fills my heart as my son had given me my first dahlia plant to grow when he was in kindergarten. They are also way for me to show my love for him and to share him with the world. Dahlias are my grief elixir.

2014 was my first season and I actually profited a little over $2000.00. Which isn’t too bad since we only have a growing season of about three months. The next season we pretty much doubled that. And this next year I expect to reach 6 figures as I’ve added an engagement photo and wedding destination venue. I’ve also managed to keep my business debt free which has me filled with great pride and relief. B-School has basically given me a road map and helped me get crystal clear on my why – including what kind a business and lifestyle I really want.

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I actually felt that I learned more practical, hands-on tools than when I received my MBA.”

Brett Blumenthal

Artist and Author

North Carolina, USA

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Before I did B-School I was frustrated that I was all over the place. I found it difficult to really feel comfortable with the fact that I had a commitment issue with my careers. Everything I did, I did well, but I never was happy. I was always looking for something better. A 5 year plan sounded like a death sentence, but I was brought up to be that person…to be someone who was stable, settled and financially independent.

I had heard of B-School about 4 years ago but at the time I wasn’t very open to it. I didn’t think I needed it having graduated with an MBA from an Ivy League school. But last year, I stumbled upon it again and took the leap to try it. It helped me in subtle, but impactful ways. I actually felt that I learned more practical, hands-on tools than when I received my MBA.

I was writing my 4th book and trying to start up an art business while in B-School. It was a challenge trying to juggle it all. But the program gave me the ability to see that I was not enjoying the path I was on and that I needed to really open up my mind to allow myself to explore something new. It gave me the ability to take a leap of faith towards something I was much more passionate about, and permission to let go a bit of what I felt I was stuck doing for the previous 5 years.

I finally allowed myself to be more than one thing, and accepted my crazy artistic self. I never let it out until after going through B-School. Marie and the program gave me permission to be who I was, and to not feel like I had to apologize for it. And, what’s really fantastic is I’m becoming more and more successful doing what I love.

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Shortly after my first cycle in B-School, I launched an Underwear of the Month Club and recouped my investment.”

Kori Jock

Cheek Executive Officer, La Vie en Orange

USA

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B-School helped me focus and refine my own .com and contact my email list with integrity and intention. Shortly after my first cycle in B-School, I launched an Underwear of the Month Club and recouped my investment. I was amazed at how quickly it all happened and how inspired I felt to quit playing small. To share my gifts with the world.

Through the marketing efforts B-School taught me, I’ve changed lives. I helped a pair of twin sisters grieve the loss of their grandmother by making undies for them out of her old nightgowns. I’ve helped several women with a medical condition called vulvodynia wear underwear without pain for the first time ever. Ever. Can you imagine feeling pain every time you put underwear on, and then working with someone who helped make that reality go away? It’s such an incredible honor and gift to work with these women. To get to know them and to be able to serve them in such an intimate way.

Working my way through B-School, I discovered a community of like-minded folks who felt called to serve the world by sharing their individual gifts. It felt like home.

While my business is still growing slowly and surely, I quit my day job two years ago to try to pursue it full time. I’ve since brought on 5 part-time and seasonal contractors (3 sewers, 1 social media maven, and 1 seller) to help grow the undies empire. Last year, I turned a profit for the first time. I’m continuing to think big. To be courageous and to share my gifts with the world. I’m measuring success in terms of money, yes, but also in wedgies avoided, clients’ tears of joy, and giggles giggled. And panty parties, both literal and figurative. And in those measures, I might be the biggest success ever. ?

I think Marie’s work helped me give myself permission to dream big, to imagine a life outside of the expected 9-5. It also helped me build the skills to pursue it without feeling completely irresponsible and reckless. It continues to inspire me when the going gets tough, and it stays with me, even as my business and my challenges grow and change. Each time I revisit B School, I get something new out of it because I’m at a different place in my business. And so Marie, in this wonderful, affirming, quirky way, has been one of the constants on my brave entrepreneurial journey.

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Working for myself on my own terms and on my own schedule is incredibly fulfilling, and I have Marie to thank for that.”

Tracey Ceurvels

Editor-in-Chief at The NYC Kitchen

New York, USA

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Back when I took B-School I was trying to figure out how to create work that would allow me to be there for my daughter 100%. I’d worked at magazines and a few Internet companies, and I didn’t want the 9-6 grind anymore. Enter B-School. Through the course work and inspiration from Marie to create a life I love, I was able to do exactly that. Everyday I pick up my 8-year old daughter Sabrina from school, I attend all her events, and even more exciting, I’ve inspired Sabrina to appreciate food beyond the usual kid-friendly chicken fingers — and I hope to do that for other families. Thanks to what I learned at B-School, I have a cookbook coming out from Skyhorse Publishing called The NYC Kitchen: Recipes inspired by the specialty food shops, spice stores, and markets of New York City and I started a tea company: The NYC Tea & Trading Company. Working for myself on my own terms and on my own schedule is incredibly fulfilling, and I have Marie to thank for that.

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I have an MBA and a decade of corporate experience and this program still taught me something new in every module.”

Lindsay Roselle

Entrepreneur, Business Coach, and Brand Strategist, Founder of Women& Inc and Mindstream Yoga

Colorado, USA

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From 0 to a half a million! I started the business as a way to spend more time with my children and also increase my income.”

Katrina Padron

CEO, Padron Marketing

Colorado, USA

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B-School works. It has made my business thrive, and there's only more to come.”

Shane Farmer

Fitness Entrepreneur

California, USA

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The course has given me incredible insight into my business, Dark Horse Rowing, my own mind, and helped me fill in the gaps I didn’t even know existed. It helped so much in fact that since starting the course that I wanted to share some of the highlights.

In our 8 weeks, I’ve increased my mailing list size by a little over 300%. My month over month revenue has increased in kind, increasing by about 3X since we started. My daily site traffic has gone from about 9 visits a day to around 200/day.

So I guess what I’m saying is thank you. B-School works, it has made my business thrive, and there’s only more to come. I look forward to now being an alumni and having strong direction for my business. My list building growth has continue thanks to what I learned in B-School with continual and long term growth. We also boast a 50.4% open rate and 17.1% click rate in our weekly email even with a list size of 1200+ subscribers. We’re incredibly proud of these numbers as they stand out quite high against the industry standard. I’ve also been featured on multiple podcasts in my industry since then which have really helped boost traffic too.

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I have 2 kids and can't afford to lose dollars. I was able to replace my income completely, plus 18% more revenue in one year.”

Jane Hamill

Fashion Business Mentor

Chicago, IL, USA

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After I started implementing Marie-inspired changes - we had a six-figure year our first full year in business!”

Sonia Ruyts

Owner of Stash, A Modern Boutique Yarn Shop

Oregon, USA

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Before B-School I felt an incredible sense of overwhelm, of being in over my head as a solo-entrepreneur. I was also feeling like I had to do every part of my business on my own, the hard way. Also, I was winging it so much of the time, making decisions based on guesses and not working from a thought-out strategy. I had also gotten distracted from my main vision for the shop, and Marie helped me clarify and rededicate my efforts back to the roots and heart of Stash.

B-School connected me to an incredibly rich community of women who were also in business for themselves. This may have been the best part – I no longer felt alone and knew I had a stellar network with whom I could connect and collaborate. I also felt empowered to bring a lot more of my own personality into the shop, my marketing content, and my interactions with people. I thought I had to be All Business and keep things very buttoned up. Now I’m a lot more encouraged to let myself shine through everything I create for the business.

I’ve pushed myself to delegate to my staff and to hire out the jobs that aren’t in my area of expertise so that i can do the things I’m really passionate about. I feel more focused and strategic. I’ve also really connected with my ideal customer and let go of the idea that my business has to be all things to all people. I went through B-School about 6 months after opening Stash, and sales went through the roof after I started implementing Marie-inspired changes. We had a six-figure year our first full year in business!!!

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B-School is a life changer. If you make a few changes, implement things that stand out, you will see the results of your hard work.”

Reena Tory

Chief Experience Officer of Mantra Wild Adventures

New South Wales, Australia

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I was going into my 2nd year of business and did not know what direction I needed to take to move my business forward. I needed something more than what I knew. My biggest pain point was that I was out of ideas of how to market the business, I ran online promotions to get in some clients, and I was at a point where I needed to do something different. I knew I had taken the business to the best it could be, and needed guidance, direction and external. Although I had support from business mentors, the team in India and Australia, I still felt alone.

B-School gave me direction, a plan, steps to take. The biggest thing I got out of B-School, was to start before you’re ready. The pre work from B-School alone, allowed me to set up a very important meeting with the Indian tourism government body. That meeting alone, allowed me to build my business brand to gain credibility, and build a relationship that is strong to this day. Since that meeting, I’ve sent a number of travel writers to India with countless stories in National Media and online. The other big thing, is the online community. There is a group of us in Sydney that are now meeting monthly as a mastermind group to keep each other on track and accountable. The support from the community is unbelievable. That alone will change your life.

Today, I’m in my business full time, married with a baby on the way. I have recently returned from living in India for 6 months, now running my own small group safari tours, and have been a finalist for two prestigious business awards this year. It’s the little things I implemented that have created BIG results. I’m so grateful that I can do this every day. B-School is a life changer. If you make a few changes, implement things that really stand out for you, you will see the results of your hard work – maybe straight away, some maybe not, but be patient, it takes time, and it will happen!

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My business started with no revenue and one year later I was making nearly $15,000 a month.”

Tiffany Rothe

Founder,TRFC

California, USA & Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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My business started with no revenue and one year later I was making nearly $15,000 a month. Now, I’m able to work from home and control my own schedule which is particularly valuable since I have a 5 month old and an 8 year old.

Tiffany Rothe Founder, TRFC California, USA & Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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Nathalie Lussier Digital Strategist & Founder
of AmbitionAlly.com
Digital Strategist & Founder of AmbitionAlly.com Texas, USA
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Before B-School, I felt like I was trying everything to make my business succeed, but it was draining not to see results quickly. I was applying everything I was learning online, but I didn't have a good understanding of how it all fit together so I was getting overwhelmed and letting myself get sidetracked by new shiny things all the time. I was so focused on getting my business off the ground that it was affecting my romantic relationship, big time.

B-School gave me the exact big picture perspective I needed to put all the pieces of my business together successfully. Marie's insights also helped me transition into my business "sweet spot" where I'm doing my best work and being rewarded for it in a way that feels amazing. Having the feedback and community of go-getting women from B-school also helped me move forward much faster than I would have on my own!

I grew my business to six figures as a result of B-School, and it's grown even more year after year. My relationship with my husband is amazing now, and my business grew to the point where he was able to quit his job and join my team. We just had a baby and I was able to take some time away from the business, and still see our revenues coming in and our employees taking care of our customers, too.

These days I wake up with a sense of joy and inner trust that I'm on the right path, and I spend every day creating and connecting with amazing clients, partners, and friends. I'm grateful to be a leader for women everywhere who want this kind of life for themselves. Every day I wake up to see that people from all over the world are buying our products, and I go to bed at night knowing that I'm making a difference in this world. This would not have been possible without the training, the community, and the positive momentum of B-School.

Nathalie Lussier Digital Strategist & Founder
of AmbitionAlly.com
Digital Strategist & Founder of AmbitionAlly.com Texas, USA
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B-School helped me take my creative vision and make it into a business. It’s the perfect roadmap for an innovative trailblazer who’s creating cutting edge work and leading the way in their field.

Rebecca Halls Dancer, Choreographer, Yoga Teacher, & Hula Hoop Artist Berlin Germany
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Shortly after my first cycle in B-School, I launched an Underwear of the Month Club and recouped my investment.

Kori Jock Cheek Executive Officer, La Vie en Orange Cheek Executive Officer,
La Vie en Orange
KoriJock.com
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If I can lose everything, then rebuild our life and start a new online business that still allows me to be a stay home mom, then anyone can.

Stasia Wimmer Founder, Home & Feast California, USA
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Julie Bonapace

Creator of the Bonapace Childbirth Program

Quebec, Canada

Before B-School, trial and error, perseverance and lots of work was my strategy. I found B-school. It literally, changed my life”
In less than 6 months, we have gone from 2 to 10 schools and growing. This represents recurrent revenues that do not deplete me of my energy. Working through the modules gave me the courage to reach for my dreams. ”

Julie Bonapace

Creator of the Bonapace Childbirth Program

Quebec, Canada

My mission in life is to empower women and their partner for childbirth. Twenty-five years ago, I developed a non invasive methodology to help parents prepare for this important moment. The model I developed is natural and scientific. It teaches parents how to tap into their inner resources so they can live a safe and empowering birthing experience.

Before B-School, I worked hard, really hard. My father, an Italian immigrant who was a successful construction entrepreneur taught us that by working hard, we would succeed. I wondered how entrepreneurs became financially successful. Did they create the business they loved and that made a difference on their first attempt? Although I have a lot of formal schooling, I never studied business administration, finances and marketing and I came to the conclusion that a lot was due to chance, trial and error, until, I FOUND B-SCHOOL. It literally, changed my life….

Before B-School, trial and error, perseverance and lots of work was my strategy. I had a vision but did not have a clear understanding of what I needed to do to build a more successful business. I was lacking the overall picture and the steps to making things happen. B-School is by far the best investment I’ve ever made towards my education because it gave me the step by step approach I needed. The didactic material is AMAZING (this is also my speciality and I know what’s excellent when I see it). Cheers to all of you for your great work!

When I started B-School, I dedicated myself to each module, reflecting, writing, practicing and listening until I got it right. I kept up the pace even though I was traveling and giving “Birthshops” in Northern Africa and in Europe. I participated in every call and listened to the audio mp3’s on the plane, in the desert and during my sleepless nights…

Since then, I’ve implemented many strategies (strategic planning, I’ve hired 2 A+++++ employees to help me, continuous user research with surveys to evaluate customer experience, developed contracts, some new products, metrics for the website, planning free material and began building a list, adapted my work to English, etc). It’s now me and “the team”. That feels soooo good. Working through the modules gave me the courage to reach for my dreams.

Well it turns out, it’s not all chance, trial and error. Having the courage to hire A+++ resources has given me more time to be creative. When I started B-School, 2 hospitals were teaching the prenatal program I developed. Parents registered and paid on my website and attended class with one of my trainers at the hospital. Since B-School, the team and I have created a new user experience with lots of great learning material for parents enrolled in our schools. We’ve worked on making their experience more satisfying, tapping into their needs and desires. They now receive loads of bonuses and e-coaching with me, once a month. By the end of the year (in less than 6 months), we will have gone from 2 to 10 schools and growing. This concept is great because it represents recurrent revenues that do not deplete me of my energy. We have loads of other projects on the way: e-coaching, e-learning for parents and for health care professionals with continued medical education, etc. LIFE IS GREAT. I’m sending lots of gratitude and love your way. Thanks to Marie and Team Forleo.

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Julie Bonapace

Creator of the Bonapace Childbirth Program

Quebec, Canada

Before B-School, trial and error, perseverance and lots of work was my strategy. I found B-school. It literally, changed my life”

My mission in life is to empower women and their partner for childbirth. Twenty-five years ago, I developed a non invasive methodology to help parents prepare for this important moment. The model I developed is natural and scientific. It teaches parents how to tap into their inner resources so they can live a safe and empowering birthing experience.

Before B-School, I worked hard, really hard. My father, an Italian immigrant who was a successful construction entrepreneur taught us that by working hard, we would succeed. I wondered how entrepreneurs became financially successful. Did they create the business they loved and that made a difference on their first attempt? Although I have a lot of formal schooling, I never studied business administration, finances and marketing and I came to the conclusion that a lot was due to chance, trial and error, until, I FOUND B-SCHOOL. It literally, changed my life….

Before B-School, trial and error, perseverance and lots of work was my strategy. I had a vision but did not have a clear understanding of what I needed to do to build a more successful business. I was lacking the overall picture and the steps to making things happen. B-School is by far the best investment I’ve ever made towards my education because it gave me the step by step approach I needed. The didactic material is AMAZING (this is also my speciality and I know what’s excellent when I see it). Cheers to all of you for your great work!

When I started B-School, I dedicated myself to each module, reflecting, writing, practicing and listening until I got it right. I kept up the pace even though I was traveling and giving “Birthshops” in Northern Africa and in Europe. I participated in every call and listened to the audio mp3’s on the plane, in the desert and during my sleepless nights…

Since then, I’ve implemented many strategies (strategic planning, I’ve hired 2 A+++++ employees to help me, continuous user research with surveys to evaluate customer experience, developed contracts, some new products, metrics for the website, planning free material and began building a list, adapted my work to English, etc). It’s now me and “the team”. That feels soooo good. Working through the modules gave me the courage to reach for my dreams.

Well it turns out, it’s not all chance, trial and error. Having the courage to hire A+++ resources has given me more time to be creative. When I started B-School, 2 hospitals were teaching the prenatal program I developed. Parents registered and paid on my website and attended class with one of my trainers at the hospital. Since B-School, the team and I have created a new user experience with lots of great learning material for parents enrolled in our schools. We’ve worked on making their experience more satisfying, tapping into their needs and desires. They now receive loads of bonuses and e-coaching with me, once a month. By the end of the year (in less than 6 months), we will have gone from 2 to 10 schools and growing. This concept is great because it represents recurrent revenues that do not deplete me of my energy. We have loads of other projects on the way: e-coaching, e-learning for parents and for health care professionals with continued medical education, etc. LIFE IS GREAT. I’m sending lots of gratitude and love your way. Thanks to Marie and Team Forleo.

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Elaine Jackson

Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Canada

I didn't necessarily trust Marie when I started, but someone who recommended her was someone I deeply like and admire, so I took a huge leap.”
Since finishing I’ve started a newsletter, hired an assistant and connected with amazing people. Marie really is genuine and walks her talk. I have B-School to thank for a huge shift in my attitude and for that I’ll be forever grateful. ”

Elaine Jackson

Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Canada

I have struggled a great deal with fear of marketing. I am a fairly shy and introverted person, and I also really believe in the value of humility. I had a lot of fear and admittedly some judgement about marketing gurus and self-help proponents. I’ve often felt that many of them create more harm than good. I was very skeptical when I started the course, but desperate to move away from a studio whose key message was absolutely contrary to what I believed in. I didn’t necessarily trust Marie when I started, but the person who recommended her was someone I deeply like and admire, so I took a huge leap.

I have to admit to finding B-School quite overwhelming, but I never felt that it wasn’t helpful. Since finishing I have started a regular newsletter, hired an assistant, and connected with some amazing people. I’ve come to realize that Marie really is genuine and walks her talk. I’ve received a lot of value from the weekly pep-talks (the Marie TV segments) and regularly forward them to my friends. I know that I will come back to the material year after year and take something new away from it each time. I don’t have concrete numbers or figures, and I know I have a very long road ahead of me, but I have B-School to thank for a huge shift in my attitude, and for that I will be forever grateful.

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Elaine Jackson

Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Canada

I didn't necessarily trust Marie when I started, but someone who recommended her was someone I deeply like and admire, so I took a huge leap.”

I have struggled a great deal with fear of marketing. I am a fairly shy and introverted person, and I also really believe in the value of humility. I had a lot of fear and admittedly some judgement about marketing gurus and self-help proponents. I’ve often felt that many of them create more harm than good. I was very skeptical when I started the course, but desperate to move away from a studio whose key message was absolutely contrary to what I believed in. I didn’t necessarily trust Marie when I started, but the person who recommended her was someone I deeply like and admire, so I took a huge leap.

I have to admit to finding B-School quite overwhelming, but I never felt that it wasn’t helpful. Since finishing I have started a regular newsletter, hired an assistant, and connected with some amazing people. I’ve come to realize that Marie really is genuine and walks her talk. I’ve received a lot of value from the weekly pep-talks (the Marie TV segments) and regularly forward them to my friends. I know that I will come back to the material year after year and take something new away from it each time. I don’t have concrete numbers or figures, and I know I have a very long road ahead of me, but I have B-School to thank for a huge shift in my attitude, and for that I will be forever grateful.

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Carrie Brummer

Educator & Artist

Muscat, Oman

I heard people could make money online, but I didn't know how. And that's when I discovered B-School and Marie Forleo.”
Now I get to teach on a much larger scale than I ever thought possible. I'm connecting with people all over the world because of my mission. Most importantly my introverted self knows how to put myself out there”

Carrie Brummer

Educator & Artist

Muscat, Oman

Two years ago I was promoted in my school system to be an assistant principal. I was stoked. I was living the dream. Not only was I living in a foreign country (I am American, was living in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai), here was my chance to effect change in a community on a larger scale. While I loved being in my art classroom, I felt like my reach to help empower people was dwindling. I thought being an assistant principal would change that. It didn’t. Instead, the stress of the role was so intense I grew very ill. As much as I loved the people I was working with, I feared I was going down the wrong path, my health a clear indicator I wasn’t doing what I’m here on this earth to do. I began to realize that my side project, Artist Think, may be that answer.

I’d been writing for Artist Think for several years at this point. I heard people could make money online, but I didn’t know how. So I focused my energy on interviewing interesting creatives from all walks of life and sharing strategies for creative success.

On a particularly difficult day at my job I looked at the principal, laughed, shook my head and said, “Days like today I wish this was taken out of my hands.” I didn’t want to quit, but on that day I wished for a way out. Within 1-2 hours of making that statement my fiancee called. He told me he was offered a job transfer to the country of Oman, to the city of Muscat. I realized then that Artist Think was my future.

We had a whirlwind next 6-8 months. We got married in Scotland, then went back to Dubai where we waited for the move and our paperwork to go through for residency. I began researching what it meant to run an online business. And that’s when I discovered B-School and Marie Forleo.

Being able to take B-School has completely empowered me. Now I understand the steps to growing my online presence, creating content and resources that support my ideal customer. Now I get to teach on a much larger scale than I ever thought possible! And I’m connecting with people all over the world because of my mission. And I can do it from anywhere in the world.

My husband is Canadian and I’m American. Both of us have a great desire to travel the world. His job affords us many benefits and opportunities, but it also meant sacrificing mine to move to Muscat. No longer do we have this fear of choosing one’s career over the other. I can run my company as a location independent entrepreneur and as long as we have internet, I’m good to go!

Since B-School, I have had people approach me to be online teachers (Entheos, my first class was in October), people ask me to review their books, been interviewed and quoted all over the place. I’ve also been sponsored to review programs. Most importantly my introverted self knows how to put myself out there. Just recently an artist I discovered via NPR agreed to an interview with me; before B-School I would never have the nerve to reach out and ask.

My life feels full of exciting opportunity again and much of it is thanks to Marie Forleo and B-School.

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Carrie Brummer

Educator & Artist

Muscat, Oman

I heard people could make money online, but I didn't know how. And that's when I discovered B-School and Marie Forleo.”

Two years ago I was promoted in my school system to be an assistant principal. I was stoked. I was living the dream. Not only was I living in a foreign country (I am American, was living in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai), here was my chance to effect change in a community on a larger scale. While I loved being in my art classroom, I felt like my reach to help empower people was dwindling. I thought being an assistant principal would change that. It didn’t. Instead, the stress of the role was so intense I grew very ill. As much as I loved the people I was working with, I feared I was going down the wrong path, my health a clear indicator I wasn’t doing what I’m here on this earth to do. I began to realize that my side project, Artist Think, may be that answer.

I’d been writing for Artist Think for several years at this point. I heard people could make money online, but I didn’t know how. So I focused my energy on interviewing interesting creatives from all walks of life and sharing strategies for creative success.

On a particularly difficult day at my job I looked at the principal, laughed, shook my head and said, “Days like today I wish this was taken out of my hands.” I didn’t want to quit, but on that day I wished for a way out. Within 1-2 hours of making that statement my fiancee called. He told me he was offered a job transfer to the country of Oman, to the city of Muscat. I realized then that Artist Think was my future.

We had a whirlwind next 6-8 months. We got married in Scotland, then went back to Dubai where we waited for the move and our paperwork to go through for residency. I began researching what it meant to run an online business. And that’s when I discovered B-School and Marie Forleo.

Being able to take B-School has completely empowered me. Now I understand the steps to growing my online presence, creating content and resources that support my ideal customer. Now I get to teach on a much larger scale than I ever thought possible! And I’m connecting with people all over the world because of my mission. And I can do it from anywhere in the world.

My husband is Canadian and I’m American. Both of us have a great desire to travel the world. His job affords us many benefits and opportunities, but it also meant sacrificing mine to move to Muscat. No longer do we have this fear of choosing one’s career over the other. I can run my company as a location independent entrepreneur and as long as we have internet, I’m good to go!

Since B-School, I have had people approach me to be online teachers (Entheos, my first class was in October), people ask me to review their books, been interviewed and quoted all over the place. I’ve also been sponsored to review programs. Most importantly my introverted self knows how to put myself out there. Just recently an artist I discovered via NPR agreed to an interview with me; before B-School I would never have the nerve to reach out and ask.

My life feels full of exciting opportunity again and much of it is thanks to Marie Forleo and B-School.

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Marta Laurent Veciana

Private Tour Guide

Spain

My first B-School year I doubled my invoicing. The next year, I reached six figures for the first time. ”
My first B-School year I doubled my invoicing. The next year, I reached six figures for the first time. This year I've already invoiced €200,000. I'm taking my life back and have time to go to the gym again in the evenings. I'm taking weekends and Wednesdays off, too — VERY rare for a tour guide!”

Marta Laurent Veciana

Private Tour Guide

Spain

When my clients ask me how long I’ve been in business I tell them that I got my guide license and started being a freelance 14 years ago, but I didn’t get a website until 8 years ago, and then 2.5 years ago I took an online business training that took me where I am: top rated on Tripadvisor, organizing over 500 tours a year, full redesign of my website (twice!) including now online bookings, running a weekly newsletter with 1000 subscribers. And I’ve gone from being just myself to adding 3 assistants and a team of 9 guides.

My first B-School year I doubled my invoicing. The next year, I reached six figures for the first time. This year I’ve already invoiced €200,000. For the nature of my business, a lot of it goes to pay guides and drivers, but I calculate this year I could afford to pay myself a €5000/month salary! And having finally found the right assistant to take care of our emails for me, I’m taking my life back and have time to go to the gym again in the evenings. And I’m taking weekends and Wednesdays off, too (VERY rare for a tour guide!). Plus I was able to buy a €7,000 Cocomat bed (one of my dreams!) and I noticed my energy levels rising in less than a week.

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When my clients ask me how long I’ve been in business I tell them that I got my guide license and started being a freelance 14 years ago, but I didn’t get a website until 8 years ago, and then 2.5 years ago I took an online business training that took me where I am: top rated on Tripadvisor, organizing over 500 tours a year, full redesign of my website (twice!) including now online bookings, running a weekly newsletter with 1000 subscribers. And I’ve gone from being just myself to adding 3 assistants and a team of 9 guides.

My first B-School year I doubled my invoicing. The next year, I reached six figures for the first time. This year I’ve already invoiced €200,000. For the nature of my business, a lot of it goes to pay guides and drivers, but I calculate this year I could afford to pay myself a €5000/month salary! And having finally found the right assistant to take care of our emails for me, I’m taking my life back and have time to go to the gym again in the evenings. And I’m taking weekends and Wednesdays off, too (VERY rare for a tour guide!). Plus I was able to buy a €7,000 Cocomat bed (one of my dreams!) and I noticed my energy levels rising in less than a week.

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Rhonda Anthony

Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor

Tasmania, Australia

Thank you B-School for the focus, belief and skills to go for it and live the life I love.”
I've started a new life: hosted International Zumba Masterclasses and trainings for the local Zumba community in Tasmania, traveled overseas and am paying off my own house. Thank you B-School for the focus, belief and skills to go for it.”

Rhonda Anthony

Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor

Tasmania, Australia

My Zumba business has grown from earning $600.00 AUS a year, to starting B-School and over the last 2 years making over $15,000.00 AUS a year! Wow! I’ve gone from teaching 3 Zumba classes to now 8 Zumba Fitness and Pound Rockout Workout classes, (including Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Step and Zumba Kids) in my own leased Dance Academy Studios in North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. I’ve started a new life, hosted International Zumba Education Specialists for Masterclasses and trainings for the local Zumba community in Tasmania, I’ve traveled overseas to America to attend our annual Zumba Instructor Convention in Orlando, Florida for the last 2 years and am paying off my own house, as well as working full time in a ‘real’ job as well as teaching Zumba Monday to Saturday! Thank you B-School for the focus, belief and skills to go for it and live the life I love!

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Rhonda Anthony

Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor

Tasmania, Australia

Thank you B-School for the focus, belief and skills to go for it and live the life I love.”

My Zumba business has grown from earning $600.00 AUS a year, to starting B-School and over the last 2 years making over $15,000.00 AUS a year! Wow! I’ve gone from teaching 3 Zumba classes to now 8 Zumba Fitness and Pound Rockout Workout classes, (including Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Step and Zumba Kids) in my own leased Dance Academy Studios in North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. I’ve started a new life, hosted International Zumba Education Specialists for Masterclasses and trainings for the local Zumba community in Tasmania, I’ve traveled overseas to America to attend our annual Zumba Instructor Convention in Orlando, Florida for the last 2 years and am paying off my own house, as well as working full time in a ‘real’ job as well as teaching Zumba Monday to Saturday! Thank you B-School for the focus, belief and skills to go for it and live the life I love!

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Melanie Arenas

Style Coach

Guatemala

Before B-School, I only had an abstract idea of what I wanted. But after the program, my eyes opened to a whole new life.”
It was scary at the beginning, I was the only one from Guatemala taking B-School, now there are more. I now know that having an online business is more than possible and can say that B-School changed my life for the better.”

Melanie Arenas

Style Coach

Guatemala

Before B-School I was working with one-on-one consultations. My business was growing mostly on word of mouth. Sometimes I had people visiting from the States that wanted to work with me, or I was getting referrals of new clients when I was traveling to the States. So I started thinking it would be great if I could combine my one-on-one consultations with an “online service”. And that’s where B-School comes in.

Before it, I only had an abstract idea of what I wanted, but after going through the whole program, my eyes opened to a whole new life. So I started thinking… what if I only had an online business and I can reach Spanish-speaking women all over the world? So that’s been my focus since I started B-School.

Before B-School I didn’t have a list (I didn’t even know what a list was, opt-in? what is that?). I’m writing my newsletter every week. Before B-School I had a website that I designed on Wix. Now I have a pro website/blog, my readers are starting to engage in conversations at the end of each blog post. Now that I have Google Analytics in my website, I’m thrilled to know that people from all-over have visited my website: El Salvador, México, Panamá, Colombia, Perú, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Brazil. And people from Guatemala, Panamá, Colombia, México, United States, Italy have subscribed to my list.

I now know that having an online business is more than possible. Thank you Marie, and thank you B-School! It was scary at the beginning (I was the only one from Guatemala taking B-School in 2013, now there are 2 more) but I can say that it changed my life for the better.

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Melanie Arenas

Style Coach

Guatemala

Before B-School, I only had an abstract idea of what I wanted. But after the program, my eyes opened to a whole new life.”

Before B-School I was working with one-on-one consultations. My business was growing mostly on word of mouth. Sometimes I had people visiting from the States that wanted to work with me, or I was getting referrals of new clients when I was traveling to the States. So I started thinking it would be great if I could combine my one-on-one consultations with an “online service”. And that’s where B-School comes in.

Before it, I only had an abstract idea of what I wanted, but after going through the whole program, my eyes opened to a whole new life. So I started thinking… what if I only had an online business and I can reach Spanish-speaking women all over the world? So that’s been my focus since I started B-School.

Before B-School I didn’t have a list (I didn’t even know what a list was, opt-in? what is that?). I’m writing my newsletter every week. Before B-School I had a website that I designed on Wix. Now I have a pro website/blog, my readers are starting to engage in conversations at the end of each blog post. Now that I have Google Analytics in my website, I’m thrilled to know that people from all-over have visited my website: El Salvador, México, Panamá, Colombia, Perú, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Brazil. And people from Guatemala, Panamá, Colombia, México, United States, Italy have subscribed to my list.

I now know that having an online business is more than possible. Thank you Marie, and thank you B-School! It was scary at the beginning (I was the only one from Guatemala taking B-School in 2013, now there are 2 more) but I can say that it changed my life for the better.

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April Bowles

Founder of Blacksburg Belle

Virginia, USA

My first launch brought in over $20,000. If you put in the work, the potential outcomes are limitless.”
My first launch brought in over $20,000. If you put in the work, the potential outcomes are limitless.”

April Bowles

Founder of Blacksburg Belle

Virginia, USA

I wanted to play bigger, reach more people, and make more money, but I lacked confidence. I already had a game plan, a business idea, and a support system of family and friends rooting for me. But, when I stared at the blank screen trying to produce clever copy and put a price tag on a program that I put my heart and soul into, my inner critic took over. B-School was kinda like the best friend with all the right answers. You know that friend that always says the right things, makes you feel better about yourself, and helps you fix all your problems–big or small? That’s B-School. I gained confidence, upped my prices, created products and services that my target market couldn’t wait to buy, found my joint venture partner {Mayi Carles} who I adore to bits and pieces, and learned lots of new marketing skills.  

I had my first launch that brought in over $20,000. I got featured in US News and World Report. I got invited to and asked to speak at conferences. I taught a best-selling course with CreativeLive with over 14,000 students. I got invited back to teach three more, including a month-long bootcamp. When people ask me how my business is going, I can confidently tell them that it’s going great. I no longer mumble that I enjoy working from home and quickly change the subject. My family no longer thinks that I “have some little blog thing.” My mom still doesn’t quite get what I do, but she’s amazed at the press I’ve received, the conferences I spoken at, and the money I’ve made.

I’ve built a business that excites and motivates me daily and that supports my family financially. I no longer lay in bed at night wondering if I’ll make enough money or if I’ll have to return to a draining day job. I’m grateful that I’m living a life I love, because I know what it feels like to dread waking up and moving through the day like you’re on a treadmill that never stops. My husband and I have worked hard to build our dream life. There are bad days and we still have our own struggles, but we got clear on what we wanted like a three bedroom house with hardwood floors, two bathrooms, a fenced in backyard, a room for my craft studio, three dogs…and, now, we have all of those things. I get to create, teach, paint watercolors and write during the day and spend the evenings with a partner I love. I’m completely blessed.

B-School was a big financial commitment for me, but it was also one of the best business decisions I’ve made. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth it, it’s waaaaaaay more than worth it. If you put in the work, the potential outcomes are limitless. You’ll get the tools you need to create the business you truly want to run.

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I wanted to play bigger, reach more people, and make more money, but I lacked confidence. I already had a game plan, a business idea, and a support system of family and friends rooting for me. But, when I stared at the blank screen trying to produce clever copy and put a price tag on a program that I put my heart and soul into, my inner critic took over. B-School was kinda like the best friend with all the right answers. You know that friend that always says the right things, makes you feel better about yourself, and helps you fix all your problems–big or small? That’s B-School. I gained confidence, upped my prices, created products and services that my target market couldn’t wait to buy, found my joint venture partner {Mayi Carles} who I adore to bits and pieces, and learned lots of new marketing skills.  

I had my first launch that brought in over $20,000. I got featured in US News and World Report. I got invited to and asked to speak at conferences. I taught a best-selling course with CreativeLive with over 14,000 students. I got invited back to teach three more, including a month-long bootcamp. When people ask me how my business is going, I can confidently tell them that it’s going great. I no longer mumble that I enjoy working from home and quickly change the subject. My family no longer thinks that I “have some little blog thing.” My mom still doesn’t quite get what I do, but she’s amazed at the press I’ve received, the conferences I spoken at, and the money I’ve made.

I’ve built a business that excites and motivates me daily and that supports my family financially. I no longer lay in bed at night wondering if I’ll make enough money or if I’ll have to return to a draining day job. I’m grateful that I’m living a life I love, because I know what it feels like to dread waking up and moving through the day like you’re on a treadmill that never stops. My husband and I have worked hard to build our dream life. There are bad days and we still have our own struggles, but we got clear on what we wanted like a three bedroom house with hardwood floors, two bathrooms, a fenced in backyard, a room for my craft studio, three dogs…and, now, we have all of those things. I get to create, teach, paint watercolors and write during the day and spend the evenings with a partner I love. I’m completely blessed.

B-School was a big financial commitment for me, but it was also one of the best business decisions I’ve made. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth it, it’s waaaaaaay more than worth it. If you put in the work, the potential outcomes are limitless. You’ll get the tools you need to create the business you truly want to run.

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Salima Tiamani

Communications Specialist & Food Blogger

Belgium

I can work from wherever I want, involve the people I’m comfortable working with and everything is done on my own terms.”
If you are not ready to shift your life around and are not determined to make a change, don’t even try B-School. But if you feel deep down inside your guts that you are not living the life you should be living, then roll up your sleeves and get to work.”

Salima Tiamani

Communications Specialist & Food Blogger

Belgium

Before I started B-School, I was desperately looking for a way of improving my professional life. I have built up an interesting career in communications; I work for a big international organisation, but it’s not my true calling. I thought about developing my food blog, but I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do. There are so many food blogs out there; it’s difficult to find a niche that no one has done before. But some health problems kicked in right before I started B-School that made me completely change my relationship with food. So my blog became a gluten, sugar and lactose free blog. That was a niche I could consider.

I also knew I wanted to build something that would help me make a difference in my community, bring something positive to the world, and create something that had a meaning. That’s why B-School’s motto resonated so much with me: I had a dream life and I just needed the right tools to materialize it! So I registered to the program, reorganized my whole life so I could study every night and think about a business to develop and… I felt completely overwhelmed! I was in despair but not ready to quit. I was changing business idea every two weeks, rethinking my business model, customer avatar and starting all over again… I followed every advice, read a lot of the books recommended and started joining working groups and discussion groups and conferences for business owners, start-ups, women entrepreneurs: a whole new world opened-up! My mind set started to shift, my thinking was different and clarity started to kick in.

Months after B-School finished, I finally had my revelation – what I could do to bring a positive change to the world. I would develop a program for schools that will empower children to become masters of their diet. Teach them what a healthy way of eating is, involve them in the choice of food they eat, why they eat it, the impact on their bodies, etc. The program would start with 6 year-old’s and could be developed for older children and younger children. I proposed it to my children’s school and the headmistress said yes right away! I found a partner to work with (a fellow food blogger and mother who is as passionate as I am about healthy fun food!) and we are developing our program very enthusiastically. Now that other parents are hearing about what we do, they want us to develop a program for their children’s schools! I am over the moon! And it doesn’t even feel like working and we work on it at night, after work, and after having taken care of our families!

At first, I really thought B-School wasn’t for me after all but once I let it sink in, every piece fell into place and I couldn’t be happier of what I have achieved today thanks to what I learned in B-School.

Now that we have started developing my healthy fun food program for kids, I am realizing how comfortable it would be to have a full time business on my own. I can work from wherever I want, involve the people I comfortable working with and everything is done on my own terms. And, most of all, I am passionate about what I do! I can’t wait until I can go back to my program and work on it! It is an amazing feeling of exhilarating freedom. I would like to add that there is one thing Marie was particularly right about (she was right about a LOT of things, but this specially stuck with me) B-School is not for everyone. If you are not ready to shift your life around and are not determined to make a change, don’t even try B-School. But if you feel deep down inside your guts that you are not living the life you should be living, then roll up your sleeves and get to work. Even if some of it doesn’t make any sense at first, keep on trying. My thing was to listen to the courses over and over again while commuting. I would download them on my smartphone and listen to them while driving to and back from work until something clicked. I would redo the exercises from different angles until achieving what I wanted. But the day I found what I really wanted to do, I was ready. I was so ready, it scared the wits out of my business partner how fast things were going. And I loved it!

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Before I started B-School, I was desperately looking for a way of improving my professional life. I have built up an interesting career in communications; I work for a big international organisation, but it’s not my true calling. I thought about developing my food blog, but I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do. There are so many food blogs out there; it’s difficult to find a niche that no one has done before. But some health problems kicked in right before I started B-School that made me completely change my relationship with food. So my blog became a gluten, sugar and lactose free blog. That was a niche I could consider.

I also knew I wanted to build something that would help me make a difference in my community, bring something positive to the world, and create something that had a meaning. That’s why B-School’s motto resonated so much with me: I had a dream life and I just needed the right tools to materialize it! So I registered to the program, reorganized my whole life so I could study every night and think about a business to develop and… I felt completely overwhelmed! I was in despair but not ready to quit. I was changing business idea every two weeks, rethinking my business model, customer avatar and starting all over again… I followed every advice, read a lot of the books recommended and started joining working groups and discussion groups and conferences for business owners, start-ups, women entrepreneurs: a whole new world opened-up! My mind set started to shift, my thinking was different and clarity started to kick in.

Months after B-School finished, I finally had my revelation – what I could do to bring a positive change to the world. I would develop a program for schools that will empower children to become masters of their diet. Teach them what a healthy way of eating is, involve them in the choice of food they eat, why they eat it, the impact on their bodies, etc. The program would start with 6 year-old’s and could be developed for older children and younger children. I proposed it to my children’s school and the headmistress said yes right away! I found a partner to work with (a fellow food blogger and mother who is as passionate as I am about healthy fun food!) and we are developing our program very enthusiastically. Now that other parents are hearing about what we do, they want us to develop a program for their children’s schools! I am over the moon! And it doesn’t even feel like working and we work on it at night, after work, and after having taken care of our families!

At first, I really thought B-School wasn’t for me after all but once I let it sink in, every piece fell into place and I couldn’t be happier of what I have achieved today thanks to what I learned in B-School.

Now that we have started developing my healthy fun food program for kids, I am realizing how comfortable it would be to have a full time business on my own. I can work from wherever I want, involve the people I comfortable working with and everything is done on my own terms. And, most of all, I am passionate about what I do! I can’t wait until I can go back to my program and work on it! It is an amazing feeling of exhilarating freedom. I would like to add that there is one thing Marie was particularly right about (she was right about a LOT of things, but this specially stuck with me) B-School is not for everyone. If you are not ready to shift your life around and are not determined to make a change, don’t even try B-School. But if you feel deep down inside your guts that you are not living the life you should be living, then roll up your sleeves and get to work. Even if some of it doesn’t make any sense at first, keep on trying. My thing was to listen to the courses over and over again while commuting. I would download them on my smartphone and listen to them while driving to and back from work until something clicked. I would redo the exercises from different angles until achieving what I wanted. But the day I found what I really wanted to do, I was ready. I was so ready, it scared the wits out of my business partner how fast things were going. And I loved it!

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Kristen Burkhardt-Hanson

Psychic & Aspiring Medium, Professional Intuitive Tarot Reader, Spiritual Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Ordained Minister

USA

I've made more money in the past 6 weeks than I have in two years. For the first time in my life I feel like I have an actual business.”
B-School was a gift! Not only did it improve my outlook it gave me a way to work my business! It helped me fill in the blanks - creating an email list, creating a product, how to market myself and so much more. It literally saved my sanity.”

Kristen Burkhardt-Hanson

Psychic & Aspiring Medium, Professional Intuitive Tarot Reader, Spiritual Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Ordained Minister

USA

I signed up for the B-School course on the very last day! I had tried the scholarship 2 years in a row and didn’t get picked! I was devastated! I didn’t know what to do. My husband felt my frustration and decided we should purchase the course! He felt we couldn’t go wrong. I was worried about the money aspect of it. We had been faithful watchers of Marie TV for an entire year and every Wednesday evening we would watch Marie TV as a family! The only problem was that the only savings we had was for our home, for 6 years we had been living in an apartment. My husband believed that if I took the course my business would become so successful we could buy 2 houses! So I agreed and we were both so excited! Immediately after receiving the course my attitude changed and I felt at peace.

The cool thing is that the very first week of the B-School I had began teaching my online Tarot course. Life was crazy but good. I immediately sold more seats than ever before. I also began to sell more Tarot Readings readings than ever before as well I went from zero in one week to selling five! I also sold a 4 week coaching package! WTF??

I had been SO absolutely frustrated with my business experience, I was so over the whole thing! B-School was a gift! Not only did it improve my outlook it gave me a way to work my business! It helped me fill in the blanks; creating an email list, creating a product, how to market myself and so much more. It literally saved my sanity; I’m so incredibly grateful to Marie and all of Team Forleo.

I went from having 25 people in my list for 2 years to having 125 people, and more added daily, today! I have another Tarot class open right now and utilized the Scholarship program and had 8 people apply. I also sold 1,000.00 in seats the first 2 days! I nearly shit!! I’ve never sold so many seats or been so successful.

I market my business on Periscope almost daily and other Social Media markets daily as well to help me propel my business through the roof! I never would’ve been able to do that without B-School! I’ve made more money in the past 6 weeks than I have in two years. For the first time in my life I feel like I have an actual business! I feel successful, I feel proud of who I am as an entrepreneur.

I’m so grateful to Marie and the staff for all the amazing work that they do and for creating an award-winning program. I’m also grateful to my husband for being able to see the vision when I was stressed as hell and gently guiding me to making the right decision by investing in the course.

Without having the ability to take B-School I know that my business would be closed right now. I had completely lost faith, I lost confidence, and I lost my way as a business owner. The tools inside of B-School give me the faith in the confidence I needed to keep pushing, and to keep trying to keep my business together. Now I feel like we’re truly going somewhere and that we have a plan, and a support method that not only gave us direction but gave us a map on how to actually do everything as well.

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Kristen Burkhardt-Hanson

Psychic & Aspiring Medium, Professional Intuitive Tarot Reader, Spiritual Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Ordained Minister

USA

I've made more money in the past 6 weeks than I have in two years. For the first time in my life I feel like I have an actual business.”

I signed up for the B-School course on the very last day! I had tried the scholarship 2 years in a row and didn’t get picked! I was devastated! I didn’t know what to do. My husband felt my frustration and decided we should purchase the course! He felt we couldn’t go wrong. I was worried about the money aspect of it. We had been faithful watchers of Marie TV for an entire year and every Wednesday evening we would watch Marie TV as a family! The only problem was that the only savings we had was for our home, for 6 years we had been living in an apartment. My husband believed that if I took the course my business would become so successful we could buy 2 houses! So I agreed and we were both so excited! Immediately after receiving the course my attitude changed and I felt at peace.

The cool thing is that the very first week of the B-School I had began teaching my online Tarot course. Life was crazy but good. I immediately sold more seats than ever before. I also began to sell more Tarot Readings readings than ever before as well I went from zero in one week to selling five! I also sold a 4 week coaching package! WTF??

I had been SO absolutely frustrated with my business experience, I was so over the whole thing! B-School was a gift! Not only did it improve my outlook it gave me a way to work my business! It helped me fill in the blanks; creating an email list, creating a product, how to market myself and so much more. It literally saved my sanity; I’m so incredibly grateful to Marie and all of Team Forleo.

I went from having 25 people in my list for 2 years to having 125 people, and more added daily, today! I have another Tarot class open right now and utilized the Scholarship program and had 8 people apply. I also sold 1,000.00 in seats the first 2 days! I nearly shit!! I’ve never sold so many seats or been so successful.

I market my business on Periscope almost daily and other Social Media markets daily as well to help me propel my business through the roof! I never would’ve been able to do that without B-School! I’ve made more money in the past 6 weeks than I have in two years. For the first time in my life I feel like I have an actual business! I feel successful, I feel proud of who I am as an entrepreneur.

I’m so grateful to Marie and the staff for all the amazing work that they do and for creating an award-winning program. I’m also grateful to my husband for being able to see the vision when I was stressed as hell and gently guiding me to making the right decision by investing in the course.

Without having the ability to take B-School I know that my business would be closed right now. I had completely lost faith, I lost confidence, and I lost my way as a business owner. The tools inside of B-School give me the faith in the confidence I needed to keep pushing, and to keep trying to keep my business together. Now I feel like we’re truly going somewhere and that we have a plan, and a support method that not only gave us direction but gave us a map on how to actually do everything as well.

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Nicky Leonti

Blogger, Teacher, Author

Queensland, Australia

Before signing up to join B-School we had been house sitting because we couldn’t afford to live in our own home.”
I took a huge leap and signed up. It was a lot of work to get my business going but 3 years later I'm headed for a six figure income — I'm so thankful. Now I take my kids to school, do what I love during the day and make money I only dreamed about before.”

Nicky Leonti

Blogger, Teacher, Author

Queensland, Australia

Before signing up to join B-School we had been house sitting because we couldn’t afford to live in our own home. We had to rent it out when we lost a lot of money during a horrible flood that hit our city. I knew that life wasn’t meant to be like this for us but wasn’t sure how to change it. A person came into my life through social media and she shared her story about how B-School changed her life and help her set up her own business. I took a huge leap and signed up. It was still a lot of work to get my online business going but 3 years later I’m headed for hitting a six figure income this financial year and I’m so thankful that I signed up. My business is everything I wanted and now I can take my kids to school, do what I love during the day and make the money I only dreamed about before. It has allowed me to join a world that I didn’t know even existed!

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Nicky Leonti

Blogger, Teacher, Author

Queensland, Australia

Before signing up to join B-School we had been house sitting because we couldn’t afford to live in our own home.”

Before signing up to join B-School we had been house sitting because we couldn’t afford to live in our own home. We had to rent it out when we lost a lot of money during a horrible flood that hit our city. I knew that life wasn’t meant to be like this for us but wasn’t sure how to change it. A person came into my life through social media and she shared her story about how B-School changed her life and help her set up her own business. I took a huge leap and signed up. It was still a lot of work to get my online business going but 3 years later I’m headed for hitting a six figure income this financial year and I’m so thankful that I signed up. My business is everything I wanted and now I can take my kids to school, do what I love during the day and make the money I only dreamed about before. It has allowed me to join a world that I didn’t know even existed!

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Cody Montarbo

Skin Expert

California, USA

After taking B-School, I’ve been more focused, clear and confident. My intentions in life and business feel congruent, powerful and possible.”
After taking B-School, I have been more focused, clear and confident. My intentions in life and business feel congruent, powerful and possible. B-School not only helped me double my sales in hitting six figures, but now this year, I am up 40%.”

Cody Montarbo

Skin Expert

California, USA

I consider Marie my biggest influence for finding and continuing to cultivate my strength, passion and skills in life and business. Before B-School, I felt lost and often uncertain of how I would reach my potential.

Marie’s is in my humble opinion, a rare gem and exception in this digital and coaching world. She is the real deal. Her authenticity, generosity and loving yet firm coaching and guidance has allowed me to reach levels I never thought were possible.

After taking B-School, I have been more focused, clear and confident. My intentions in life and business feel congruent, powerful and possible.

B-School not only helped me double my sales in hitting six figures, but now this year, I am up 40%. Crazy! I know this is only the beginning of what possible for myself or anyone who follows Marie’s advice consistently.

Now, I know it’s not all about the money. However, before I felt a ton of shame around being spiritual and wanting to make really good money. That’s over now and I have been able to give more money to my spiritual community and other charities in the last two years then I have in my whole life. This is very important to me. To be able to give back and support the world in a deep and meaningful with my financial contributions, talent and time, is priceless.

I am forever thankful to you Marie. I hope to meet you one day so I can give you a big hug and say thank you for being courageous enough to follow your dreams, so that I could learn from you and follow mine. Rock on sister!

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Cody Montarbo

Skin Expert

California, USA

After taking B-School, I’ve been more focused, clear and confident. My intentions in life and business feel congruent, powerful and possible.”

I consider Marie my biggest influence for finding and continuing to cultivate my strength, passion and skills in life and business. Before B-School, I felt lost and often uncertain of how I would reach my potential.

Marie’s is in my humble opinion, a rare gem and exception in this digital and coaching world. She is the real deal. Her authenticity, generosity and loving yet firm coaching and guidance has allowed me to reach levels I never thought were possible.

After taking B-School, I have been more focused, clear and confident. My intentions in life and business feel congruent, powerful and possible.

B-School not only helped me double my sales in hitting six figures, but now this year, I am up 40%. Crazy! I know this is only the beginning of what possible for myself or anyone who follows Marie’s advice consistently.

Now, I know it’s not all about the money. However, before I felt a ton of shame around being spiritual and wanting to make really good money. That’s over now and I have been able to give more money to my spiritual community and other charities in the last two years then I have in my whole life. This is very important to me. To be able to give back and support the world in a deep and meaningful with my financial contributions, talent and time, is priceless.

I am forever thankful to you Marie. I hope to meet you one day so I can give you a big hug and say thank you for being courageous enough to follow your dreams, so that I could learn from you and follow mine. Rock on sister!

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Shanti Hodges

Founder of Hike It Baby

Oregon, USA

Hike it Baby absolutely wouldn't have gotten as massive as it has gotten without B-School.”
Hike it Baby absolutely wouldn't have gotten as massive as it has gotten without B-School. First it was just a few moms hiking and then it was 50 and 100 and now it's thousands. I was inspired to think much bigger.”

Shanti Hodges

Founder of Hike It Baby

Oregon, USA

Last summer I a started a group called Hike it Baby, which at first was a way for me to deal with mild post-partum depression, anxiety, and the sense of isolation that comes with being a new mom. First it was just a few moms hiking and then it was 50 and 100 and now it’s thousands. We have Moms hiking with Hike it Baby from Anchorage to Austin to Asheville to Australia. It’s incredible. It’s overwhelming. It’s amazing. We have 35 active branches and 3 more about to start. We just launched in Australia and are moving into Canada!

Before this I felt very ho-hum with my life. I had been a moderately successful freelance writer, a website developer for small businesses, a mediocre graphic designer. But I was feeling stale. The big shift in my life came when I did B-School to jump start my web business which felt burnt out and tired. I had built a website for Hike it Baby, but it was just a quickie to get her done. Then once I started working on my B-School assignments I knew my heart was no longer in my business, but I had fallen in love with Hike it Baby and what it could become. So that’s the path I have followed. And the growth has been so fast I am struggling to keep the day to day going while raising a little one as a single parent half time (my hubby works rotations in Alaska).

Our number one guideline for Hike it Baby is “leave no mama behind.” What this means is that no matter what happens on trail we stop and wait for the whole group. As Hike it Baby grows I love that so many women are embracing this so seriously in our group. Also the other focus I try to remind the group daily is that it’s the journey…not the destination. This is so hard in our fast paced world to remember. I personally have to remind myself this everyday as well as I climb up this mountain with all of my strength.

So that’s my story and it’s a work in progress ever evolving. B-School was a big part of why I am now on this path…and I am excited and nervous for the next chapter. I am at a critical point where it’s either going to fly or crash.

Hike it Baby absolutely wouldn’t have gotten as massive as it has gotten without B-School. I was inspired to think much bigger than just Portland. This last week when I got an email from Australia I was blown away that word had spread there…and that also opened up my eyes to realize that what I was on to was a global concern for all parents  When my son was born I quickly realized that children need nature and the more you give them, the stronger humans they will become.

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Shanti Hodges

Founder of Hike It Baby

Oregon, USA

Hike it Baby absolutely wouldn't have gotten as massive as it has gotten without B-School.”

Last summer I a started a group called Hike it Baby, which at first was a way for me to deal with mild post-partum depression, anxiety, and the sense of isolation that comes with being a new mom. First it was just a few moms hiking and then it was 50 and 100 and now it’s thousands. We have Moms hiking with Hike it Baby from Anchorage to Austin to Asheville to Australia. It’s incredible. It’s overwhelming. It’s amazing. We have 35 active branches and 3 more about to start. We just launched in Australia and are moving into Canada!

Before this I felt very ho-hum with my life. I had been a moderately successful freelance writer, a website developer for small businesses, a mediocre graphic designer. But I was feeling stale. The big shift in my life came when I did B-School to jump start my web business which felt burnt out and tired. I had built a website for Hike it Baby, but it was just a quickie to get her done. Then once I started working on my B-School assignments I knew my heart was no longer in my business, but I had fallen in love with Hike it Baby and what it could become. So that’s the path I have followed. And the growth has been so fast I am struggling to keep the day to day going while raising a little one as a single parent half time (my hubby works rotations in Alaska).

Our number one guideline for Hike it Baby is “leave no mama behind.” What this means is that no matter what happens on trail we stop and wait for the whole group. As Hike it Baby grows I love that so many women are embracing this so seriously in our group. Also the other focus I try to remind the group daily is that it’s the journey…not the destination. This is so hard in our fast paced world to remember. I personally have to remind myself this everyday as well as I climb up this mountain with all of my strength.

So that’s my story and it’s a work in progress ever evolving. B-School was a big part of why I am now on this path…and I am excited and nervous for the next chapter. I am at a critical point where it’s either going to fly or crash.

Hike it Baby absolutely wouldn’t have gotten as massive as it has gotten without B-School. I was inspired to think much bigger than just Portland. This last week when I got an email from Australia I was blown away that word had spread there…and that also opened up my eyes to realize that what I was on to was a global concern for all parents  When my son was born I quickly realized that children need nature and the more you give them, the stronger humans they will become.

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Elizabeth McDonnell

Artist

Philadelphia, PA USA

I get to deeply inspire people all over the world with my message and art.”
I was working a job that sucked the life out of me. I would dream about my retirement, wishing away most of my life. 2 years later, I no longer work at that job. I’m an artist, selling paintings and prints and note cards to inspire people's lives.”

Elizabeth McDonnell

Artist

Philadelphia, PA USA

Around the time that I discovered Marie, I was crying every day on my way home from work, my jaw ached from 24/7 clenching, and I was 100% convinced that I was well on my way to developing a stress-induced disease. When I learned about B-School I had no idea I wanted to be an entrepreneur (in fact, I had no idea what I wanted to do, period). It was a confusing and depressing time in my life, but something about Marie’s message sparked a kernel of hope in my heart. I signed up for B-School with nothing more than faith and that persistent gut feeling that I was meant to be there.

I went through B-School the first time to simply soak in knowledge, be open to new ideas, and see where the experience took me. What I did not expect was that I would find my soul’s true calling as a painter a few months later as a direct result of my experience and interactions with other students, that I would get to deeply inspire people all over the world with my message and art, and that on a personal level I would stretch just as greatly, exploring spirituality and working to heal the parts of myself that so desperately needed healing.

When I discovered Marie, I was working a job that sucked the life out of me a little more each day. I would seriously dream about my retirement, wishing away most of my life. 2 years later, I no longer work at that job. I am an artist, selling paintings and prints and note cards to inspire people’s lives. Ultimately, the B-School journey has helped me shake loose a lifetime of negative baggage regarding how I interact with the world. I also have the most beautifully heart-centered, generous, inspiring network of people to keep me going (the majority of whom I met through B-School!).

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Elizabeth McDonnell

Artist

Philadelphia, PA USA

I get to deeply inspire people all over the world with my message and art.”

Around the time that I discovered Marie, I was crying every day on my way home from work, my jaw ached from 24/7 clenching, and I was 100% convinced that I was well on my way to developing a stress-induced disease. When I learned about B-School I had no idea I wanted to be an entrepreneur (in fact, I had no idea what I wanted to do, period). It was a confusing and depressing time in my life, but something about Marie’s message sparked a kernel of hope in my heart. I signed up for B-School with nothing more than faith and that persistent gut feeling that I was meant to be there.

I went through B-School the first time to simply soak in knowledge, be open to new ideas, and see where the experience took me. What I did not expect was that I would find my soul’s true calling as a painter a few months later as a direct result of my experience and interactions with other students, that I would get to deeply inspire people all over the world with my message and art, and that on a personal level I would stretch just as greatly, exploring spirituality and working to heal the parts of myself that so desperately needed healing.

When I discovered Marie, I was working a job that sucked the life out of me a little more each day. I would seriously dream about my retirement, wishing away most of my life. 2 years later, I no longer work at that job. I am an artist, selling paintings and prints and note cards to inspire people’s lives. Ultimately, the B-School journey has helped me shake loose a lifetime of negative baggage regarding how I interact with the world. I also have the most beautifully heart-centered, generous, inspiring network of people to keep me going (the majority of whom I met through B-School!).

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David D'Aoust

Full Time College Student

Ontario, Canada

You’ve given my life the blueprint it needed. I'm determined to not only build a future for my two children but hopefully help millions.”
Taking B-School not only opened my eyes on everything I needed to know to begin looking for viable business ideas, it inspired me to look for ideas that could help my fellow human in a meaningful way.”

David D'Aoust

Full Time College Student

Ontario, Canada

Life before discovering Marie was tough. My wife and I had lost our jobs (a job for which I had spent 20 years dedicated to my craft ) caring for our son who had been diagnosed with multiple learning disorders, and it was in this chaos that I decided it was time to start a home business. The plan was to care for my son full time and simultaneously generate an income from home that could not be taken away from me by some employer. My search began online looking for ideas to start my new job and found entrepreneur.com. It was through them that I discovered Marie Forleo. In the 3 days that I had conducted my research on her it quickly became evident that my first step for growth was going to be through her B-School.

I couldn’t afford the tuition and only had 2 weeks to raise all of the money. I had no family to assist with this so I quickly approached a friend of mine who owned a business and made a pitch to him. I told him that if he loaned me the money, I could pay him bit by bit with every paycheck. I was successful in raising the money, and immediately asked him for a part time job. : ). He hired me on the spot for a part time job. I then paid my tuition that evening! It truly was one of the happiest days of my life!

Taking B-School not only opened my eyes on everything I needed to know to begin looking for viable business ideas, it inspired me to look for ideas that could help my fellow human in a meaningful way. It was through B-School that I developed two business ideas that were not only so wonderful, but on a scale that I felt I could help millions of people. I soon realized that it was too big for me to handle alone, that a year later, after my son became stabilized, I enlisted in a business management-entrepreneurship 2 year program at Algonquin College in Ottawa Onto. Canada. I first wrote a 2 page essay on my plan and was immediately accepted in the program! Since then I have been building my network, and slowly building a team of people I can trust to help me with my start up. It has garnered so much excitement that two of my professors ( and a third may be joining the team ) want to not only invest personally, but become partners as well.

The level of excitement in my family has never been higher and to be completely honest, B-School had the greatest impact on my life! Marie, you and your team have shown me what it takes to be successful in life. You have given my life the blueprint it needed to pull myself out of the mud, and climb the tallest tree. I can now see a horizon for the first time and I’m determined to not only build a future for my beautiful two children, but hopefully help millions of people in the near future!

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David D'Aoust

Full Time College Student

Ontario, Canada

You’ve given my life the blueprint it needed. I'm determined to not only build a future for my two children but hopefully help millions.”

Life before discovering Marie was tough. My wife and I had lost our jobs (a job for which I had spent 20 years dedicated to my craft ) caring for our son who had been diagnosed with multiple learning disorders, and it was in this chaos that I decided it was time to start a home business. The plan was to care for my son full time and simultaneously generate an income from home that could not be taken away from me by some employer. My search began online looking for ideas to start my new job and found entrepreneur.com. It was through them that I discovered Marie Forleo. In the 3 days that I had conducted my research on her it quickly became evident that my first step for growth was going to be through her B-School.

I couldn’t afford the tuition and only had 2 weeks to raise all of the money. I had no family to assist with this so I quickly approached a friend of mine who owned a business and made a pitch to him. I told him that if he loaned me the money, I could pay him bit by bit with every paycheck. I was successful in raising the money, and immediately asked him for a part time job. : ). He hired me on the spot for a part time job. I then paid my tuition that evening! It truly was one of the happiest days of my life!

Taking B-School not only opened my eyes on everything I needed to know to begin looking for viable business ideas, it inspired me to look for ideas that could help my fellow human in a meaningful way. It was through B-School that I developed two business ideas that were not only so wonderful, but on a scale that I felt I could help millions of people. I soon realized that it was too big for me to handle alone, that a year later, after my son became stabilized, I enlisted in a business management-entrepreneurship 2 year program at Algonquin College in Ottawa Onto. Canada. I first wrote a 2 page essay on my plan and was immediately accepted in the program! Since then I have been building my network, and slowly building a team of people I can trust to help me with my start up. It has garnered so much excitement that two of my professors ( and a third may be joining the team ) want to not only invest personally, but become partners as well.

The level of excitement in my family has never been higher and to be completely honest, B-School had the greatest impact on my life! Marie, you and your team have shown me what it takes to be successful in life. You have given my life the blueprint it needed to pull myself out of the mud, and climb the tallest tree. I can now see a horizon for the first time and I’m determined to not only build a future for my beautiful two children, but hopefully help millions of people in the near future!

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I have 2 kids and can't afford to lose dollars. I was able to replace my income completely, plus 18% more revenue in one year.”
I changed my business model from 90% coaching to 90% teaching online courses and I love my business even more. B-School gave me the courage to stand my ground and not buckle under and take clients because I was scared to not have enough money.”

Jane Hamill

Fashion Business Mentor

Chicago, IL, USA

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Spela K. Kaurin

Moms2Be Coach

Slovenia

I worked for more than 12 years as marketing professional in top Slovenian companies. B-School was a real turning point in my life.”
B-School was a real turning point in my life. It gently pushed me into the entrepreneurial career and gave me the freedom I was longing for for such a long time. I built and designed two of my sites - one for my native country and one for international market.”

Spela K. Kaurin

Moms2Be Coach

Slovenia

I worked for more than 12 years as marketing professional in top Slovenian companies. Most of the time I was in charge of loyalty clubs but started to deep down hate marketing because of my boss’s aggressive, salesy and sleazy incentives. I felt that marketing is just about taking money out of poor people’s pockets and not giving them anything in return. This hurt as I felt strongly that my life purpose was to help people and make a change in the world. At the end of last year the “Universe” set me free – I was laid off due to the change of the whole crew. First I felt such resentment to marketing that I started looking for a totally new profession. I came across life coaching and realised that this was the best possible suit for me. However I had no experiences with being self-employed. Then one day, I don’t really know by what coincidence, I got an email invitation to check out this great advice about modern marketing. As I opened first of the Marie’s introductory videos I was instantly hooked. I got goose-bumps as she was totally telling my story.

Even though for someone like me, for a small country like Slovenia, it was really a big step and an important investment I listened to my heart and enrolled. By the end of first week I was in love with marketing again. Even more I started enjoying it and I somehow got the self-confidence that I would be able to pursuit my dreams and make it on my own. I stopped looking for a job and totally dedicated myself to coaching, to getting practice and to setting up my business. I followed Marie’s guidance and built and designed two of my internet sites – one for my native country and one for international market. I decided that I have enough knowledge, drive and love to go worldwide. I always wanted to work with people from all around the world and with information that I got in B-School I am totally ready to make my dreams and mission into reality.

B-School was a real turning point in my life. It gently pushed me into the entrepreneurial career and gave me the freedom I was longing for for such a long time. Without Marie I would probably not gather enough courage to step over my cemented values and limiting beliefs and start building the job of my dreams.

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Spela K. Kaurin

Moms2Be Coach

Slovenia

I worked for more than 12 years as marketing professional in top Slovenian companies. B-School was a real turning point in my life.”

I worked for more than 12 years as marketing professional in top Slovenian companies. Most of the time I was in charge of loyalty clubs but started to deep down hate marketing because of my boss’s aggressive, salesy and sleazy incentives. I felt that marketing is just about taking money out of poor people’s pockets and not giving them anything in return. This hurt as I felt strongly that my life purpose was to help people and make a change in the world. At the end of last year the “Universe” set me free – I was laid off due to the change of the whole crew. First I felt such resentment to marketing that I started looking for a totally new profession. I came across life coaching and realised that this was the best possible suit for me. However I had no experiences with being self-employed. Then one day, I don’t really know by what coincidence, I got an email invitation to check out this great advice about modern marketing. As I opened first of the Marie’s introductory videos I was instantly hooked. I got goose-bumps as she was totally telling my story.

Even though for someone like me, for a small country like Slovenia, it was really a big step and an important investment I listened to my heart and enrolled. By the end of first week I was in love with marketing again. Even more I started enjoying it and I somehow got the self-confidence that I would be able to pursuit my dreams and make it on my own. I stopped looking for a job and totally dedicated myself to coaching, to getting practice and to setting up my business. I followed Marie’s guidance and built and designed two of my internet sites – one for my native country and one for international market. I decided that I have enough knowledge, drive and love to go worldwide. I always wanted to work with people from all around the world and with information that I got in B-School I am totally ready to make my dreams and mission into reality.

B-School was a real turning point in my life. It gently pushed me into the entrepreneurial career and gave me the freedom I was longing for for such a long time. Without Marie I would probably not gather enough courage to step over my cemented values and limiting beliefs and start building the job of my dreams.

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Tarzan Kay Kalryzian

Email Copywriter

Ontario, Canada

The benefits of B-School have been way more than anticipated. I feel clear and confident and in control.”
The benefits of B-School have been way more than anticipated. I no longer doubt whether or not I’m doing the right thing, if I should change tactics or start a different business. I feel clear and confident and in control.”

Tarzan Kay Kalryzian

Email Copywriter

Ontario, Canada

For 3 years I watched B-School enrollment come and go. Wishing and hoping. Waiting for a miracle. This year, I got my miracle. A client advanced me $1000 on future work, enough to cover my first payment. (I secretly used the rest to cover the rent on my office, which I was already behind on.) Even with the advance, B-School felt like a huge, HUGE financial stretch. The Canadian dollar was doing epically bad, making the cost that much scarier. What’s more, I’d just taken my business full-time, trading places with my husband who is now a full-time father to our 1-year-old son. I had 3 mouths to feed, a mortgage to cover and a business that had never made more than $15,000 a year. Scary, scary stuff.

But somewhere inside of me was a seed of knowledge that just knew. This was my year. My work was crazy-good and crazy-effective. I knew I wasn’t charging enough, and that if I could just get more people to KNOW about what I was offering, I’d have a lineup out the door and money raining down like a tropical thunderstorm. I also had rock-solid determination, awesome work ethic and loads of technical skill. And finally, a fire under my butt. (The missing piece, if you ask me.)

The results have been WAY more than I bargained for. What I got from B-School:

Earned $7500 in 5 weeks—more than I’ve made in entire YEARS as a freelancer Turned down a copywriting job for the first time. (“All aboard the NO train!”) Created a mastermind group with local B-Schoolers, and met with them 7 times during the course Raised my rates, then raised ‘em again Completely overhauled WHAT services I offer and HOW I offer them Streamlined my business so I’m no longer fielding calls from strangers on weekends, or answering emails from people who will never purchase my services Got my name and business in front of thousands of new people Put systems in place to attract new subscribers 365 days a year

The best part? Even with all this explosive growth I still put my kid to bed every night, took weekends off, and regularly snuck home for some lunchtime hanky panky with my man. I go on on. And on. And on. The benefits of B-School have been way, WAY more than anticipated. I no longer doubt whether or not I’m doing the right thing, if I should change tactics or start a different business. I feel clear and confident and in control. I dearly wish for others like me to know what B-School can do for them. I’m sharing my story and plugging your program every chance I get. But for now, I’ll just say “thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.” Truly, the universe shifted. Just as Marie said it did.

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Tarzan Kay Kalryzian

Email Copywriter

Ontario, Canada

The benefits of B-School have been way more than anticipated. I feel clear and confident and in control.”

For 3 years I watched B-School enrollment come and go. Wishing and hoping. Waiting for a miracle. This year, I got my miracle. A client advanced me $1000 on future work, enough to cover my first payment. (I secretly used the rest to cover the rent on my office, which I was already behind on.) Even with the advance, B-School felt like a huge, HUGE financial stretch. The Canadian dollar was doing epically bad, making the cost that much scarier. What’s more, I’d just taken my business full-time, trading places with my husband who is now a full-time father to our 1-year-old son. I had 3 mouths to feed, a mortgage to cover and a business that had never made more than $15,000 a year. Scary, scary stuff.

But somewhere inside of me was a seed of knowledge that just knew. This was my year. My work was crazy-good and crazy-effective. I knew I wasn’t charging enough, and that if I could just get more people to KNOW about what I was offering, I’d have a lineup out the door and money raining down like a tropical thunderstorm. I also had rock-solid determination, awesome work ethic and loads of technical skill. And finally, a fire under my butt. (The missing piece, if you ask me.)

The results have been WAY more than I bargained for. What I got from B-School:

Earned $7500 in 5 weeks—more than I’ve made in entire YEARS as a freelancer Turned down a copywriting job for the first time. (“All aboard the NO train!”) Created a mastermind group with local B-Schoolers, and met with them 7 times during the course Raised my rates, then raised ‘em again Completely overhauled WHAT services I offer and HOW I offer them Streamlined my business so I’m no longer fielding calls from strangers on weekends, or answering emails from people who will never purchase my services Got my name and business in front of thousands of new people Put systems in place to attract new subscribers 365 days a year

The best part? Even with all this explosive growth I still put my kid to bed every night, took weekends off, and regularly snuck home for some lunchtime hanky panky with my man. I go on on. And on. And on. The benefits of B-School have been way, WAY more than anticipated. I no longer doubt whether or not I’m doing the right thing, if I should change tactics or start a different business. I feel clear and confident and in control. I dearly wish for others like me to know what B-School can do for them. I’m sharing my story and plugging your program every chance I get. But for now, I’ll just say “thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.” Truly, the universe shifted. Just as Marie said it did.

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Akshay Nanavati

Author, Explorer & Founder of The Fearvana Foundation

USA

My business has grown into a multi 6 figure business and I’m no longer battling the demons that once enveloped my soul.”
I’m a Marine Corps veteran with PTSD. I struggled with alcohol and was on the verge of suicide. Since B-School, I’ve grown a multi 6 figure business and I’m no longer battling the demons that once enveloped my soul.”

Akshay Nanavati

Author, Explorer & Founder of The Fearvana Foundation

USA

I am a Marine Corps veteran who was diagnosed with PTSD by the VA. In early 2014, I struggled with alcohol and was on the verge of suicide. Despite my internal struggle, I still managed to keep my business alive, but it wasn’t growing. It was later that year when I won a scholarship to B-School. Since then, my business has grown into a multi 6 figure business. I am no longer battling the demons that once enveloped my soul. I am now on a journey to run across every country in the world in order to build a global community that works together as one for our common good. I have already crossed 8 countries so far and will be at 10 before the end of the year. I have started a nonprofit foundation to take action on the changes I intend to make in the world as a part of my global run. I have taken 2 of 3 seminars with “the world’s best gym” (as labeled my men’s health) and will be a fully certified Gym Jones instructor by next year. I have written a book on the positive aspects of fear that I am launching next year. My relationship with my wife is better than it has ever been – we just crossed our 4 year anniversary. I am now helping other veterans overcome their psychological challenges, just as I learned to do for myself. In 2 weeks I am going on another “honeymoon” with my wife to St. Lucia where I will be running 44 miles across the country and helping victims of abuse as well. Life could not be any better right now

As mentioned above, these are some of the changes that have happened in my life since joining B-School last year:

I now have multiple streams of income, from coaching to real estate investing and am making over 300k a year. I have written a book that I am launching next year. I will be donating all the proceeds from my book to help my fellow veterans overcome their psychological battles and ultimately put an end to veteran suicide. I have started a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping people embrace the art of suffering in order to create a life free from it. I have embarked upon a lifelong journey to run across every country in the world and have run across 8 so far. I recently crossed the 4 year mark in my marriage and my relationship with my wife could not be any better. We are starting our family next year I am going on another honeymoon with my wife to St Lucia over Halloween weekend and that has been a dream destination for us for a while now.

 

 

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I am a Marine Corps veteran who was diagnosed with PTSD by the VA. In early 2014, I struggled with alcohol and was on the verge of suicide. Despite my internal struggle, I still managed to keep my business alive, but it wasn’t growing. It was later that year when I won a scholarship to B-School. Since then, my business has grown into a multi 6 figure business. I am no longer battling the demons that once enveloped my soul. I am now on a journey to run across every country in the world in order to build a global community that works together as one for our common good. I have already crossed 8 countries so far and will be at 10 before the end of the year. I have started a nonprofit foundation to take action on the changes I intend to make in the world as a part of my global run. I have taken 2 of 3 seminars with “the world’s best gym” (as labeled my men’s health) and will be a fully certified Gym Jones instructor by next year. I have written a book on the positive aspects of fear that I am launching next year. My relationship with my wife is better than it has ever been – we just crossed our 4 year anniversary. I am now helping other veterans overcome their psychological challenges, just as I learned to do for myself. In 2 weeks I am going on another “honeymoon” with my wife to St. Lucia where I will be running 44 miles across the country and helping victims of abuse as well. Life could not be any better right now

As mentioned above, these are some of the changes that have happened in my life since joining B-School last year:

I now have multiple streams of income, from coaching to real estate investing and am making over 300k a year. I have written a book that I am launching next year. I will be donating all the proceeds from my book to help my fellow veterans overcome their psychological battles and ultimately put an end to veteran suicide. I have started a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping people embrace the art of suffering in order to create a life free from it. I have embarked upon a lifelong journey to run across every country in the world and have run across 8 so far. I recently crossed the 4 year mark in my marriage and my relationship with my wife could not be any better. We are starting our family next year I am going on another honeymoon with my wife to St Lucia over Halloween weekend and that has been a dream destination for us for a while now.

 

 

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Shane Farmer

Fitness Entrepreneur

California, USA

B-School works. It has made my business thrive, and there's only more to come.”
I've increased my mailing list by a little over 300%. My month over month revenue has increased by about 3X. We also boast a 50.4% open rate and 17.1% click rate in our weekly email. B-School works. It’s made my business thrive, and there's only more to come.”

Shane Farmer

Fitness Entrepreneur

California, USA

The course has given me incredible insight into my business, Dark Horse Rowing, my own mind, and helped me fill in the gaps I didn’t even know existed. It helped so much in fact that since starting the course that I wanted to share some of the highlights.

In our 8 weeks, I’ve increased my mailing list size by a little over 300%. My month over month revenue has increased in kind, increasing by about 3X since we started. My daily site traffic has gone from about 9 visits a day to around 200/day.

So I guess what I’m saying is thank you. B-School works, it has made my business thrive, and there’s only more to come. I look forward to now being an alumni and having strong direction for my business. My list building growth has continue thanks to what I learned in B-School with continual and long term growth. We also boast a 50.4% open rate and 17.1% click rate in our weekly email even with a list size of 1200+ subscribers. We’re incredibly proud of these numbers as they stand out quite high against the industry standard. I’ve also been featured on multiple podcasts in my industry since then which have really helped boost traffic too.

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The course has given me incredible insight into my business, Dark Horse Rowing, my own mind, and helped me fill in the gaps I didn’t even know existed. It helped so much in fact that since starting the course that I wanted to share some of the highlights.

In our 8 weeks, I’ve increased my mailing list size by a little over 300%. My month over month revenue has increased in kind, increasing by about 3X since we started. My daily site traffic has gone from about 9 visits a day to around 200/day.

So I guess what I’m saying is thank you. B-School works, it has made my business thrive, and there’s only more to come. I look forward to now being an alumni and having strong direction for my business. My list building growth has continue thanks to what I learned in B-School with continual and long term growth. We also boast a 50.4% open rate and 17.1% click rate in our weekly email even with a list size of 1200+ subscribers. We’re incredibly proud of these numbers as they stand out quite high against the industry standard. I’ve also been featured on multiple podcasts in my industry since then which have really helped boost traffic too.

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Annie Wright

MFT & Psychotherapist

California, USA

Using what I've learned in B-School, I've become a fully licensed psychotherapist and built a successful psychotherapy private practice.”
This year I'm on track to gross over 160K and will be turning my attention to expanding my business model and service offerings to include offline workshops and online products such as e-books, workshops, and even a membership site.”

Annie Wright

MFT & Psychotherapist

California, USA

I’m a psychotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, CA. I currently run a 6-figure private practice in Berkeley where I specialize in working with teenage girls and Millennial-aged women around issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and recovering from dysfunctional or abusive family backgrounds. My fees are $150/hour, I have about 28-35 clients in my practice at any time (and often have a waiting list). I’ve built this thriving private practice in three years largely thanks to what I learned in B-School. Specifically, I took a year off from clinical work after graduating from graduate school in December 2012 to secure a full-time non-profit job for myself to pay the bills and then began a private practice clinical internship in October 2013 with zero clients and grew it to a full caseload of eight clients by the end of that year. Then in Spring 2014 I took B-School for the first time and, in going through it, I got exponentially clearer on my vision, my marketing plan, my website plan, and then threw massive amounts of action into building my psychotherapy business (all while working my full time job). My presence online and in the community grew from strength to strength and then in January 2015 I moved to another private practice internship site where I was afforded more evening hours (e.g.: room to expand my clientele) and then grew my client load from 8-28 clients in less than 9 months. In my first year of running my business full-time, I grossed over $100,000 as a therapist intern. I can’t tell you how unusual this is! Using what I’ve learned in B-School and being relentlessly committed to taking massive action, I’ve since become fully licensed as a psychotherapist and have built a very successful psychotherapy private practice in the Bay Area — one of the most competitive psychotherapy markets in the world. This year I’m on track to gross over 160K and will be turning my attention to expanding my business model and service offerings to include offline workshops and online products such as e-books, workshops, and even a membership site. I credit B-School as a huge part of my small business success and absolutely love taking B-School year after year to further hone and refine my business skills and vision for my work in the world. I can’t thank you enough, Marie, for running such an incredible, rigorous, and effective program.

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Annie Wright

MFT & Psychotherapist

California, USA

Using what I've learned in B-School, I've become a fully licensed psychotherapist and built a successful psychotherapy private practice.”

I’m a psychotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, CA. I currently run a 6-figure private practice in Berkeley where I specialize in working with teenage girls and Millennial-aged women around issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and recovering from dysfunctional or abusive family backgrounds. My fees are $150/hour, I have about 28-35 clients in my practice at any time (and often have a waiting list). I’ve built this thriving private practice in three years largely thanks to what I learned in B-School. Specifically, I took a year off from clinical work after graduating from graduate school in December 2012 to secure a full-time non-profit job for myself to pay the bills and then began a private practice clinical internship in October 2013 with zero clients and grew it to a full caseload of eight clients by the end of that year. Then in Spring 2014 I took B-School for the first time and, in going through it, I got exponentially clearer on my vision, my marketing plan, my website plan, and then threw massive amounts of action into building my psychotherapy business (all while working my full time job). My presence online and in the community grew from strength to strength and then in January 2015 I moved to another private practice internship site where I was afforded more evening hours (e.g.: room to expand my clientele) and then grew my client load from 8-28 clients in less than 9 months. In my first year of running my business full-time, I grossed over $100,000 as a therapist intern. I can’t tell you how unusual this is! Using what I’ve learned in B-School and being relentlessly committed to taking massive action, I’ve since become fully licensed as a psychotherapist and have built a very successful psychotherapy private practice in the Bay Area — one of the most competitive psychotherapy markets in the world. This year I’m on track to gross over 160K and will be turning my attention to expanding my business model and service offerings to include offline workshops and online products such as e-books, workshops, and even a membership site. I credit B-School as a huge part of my small business success and absolutely love taking B-School year after year to further hone and refine my business skills and vision for my work in the world. I can’t thank you enough, Marie, for running such an incredible, rigorous, and effective program.

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Dayna House

Instructional Strategist

New Hampshire, USA

B-School was by far the best decision I've made in my career to date. I’m in complete control of my life and there’s no greater feeling.”
It's taken a lot of hard work. And I have many ups and downs through the process. But once I got serious about taking action and started really following the program things started happening for me. I worked about 3 hours today and made $10,000.”

Dayna House

Instructional Strategist

New Hampshire, USA

Before I started B-School I was working a 9-5 corporate job. It wasn’t terrible. It paid the bills. And I enjoyed the work. But I always felt like there was something more I was supposed to do with my life. I really disliked the rules I had to follow and I felt like I was missing out on the things that were most important to me.

At the time my son was 4 and my daughter was 6 months old and I felt like I was doing them a disservice by staying in a job that wasn’t satisfying just to earn a paycheck. And I was missing out on the moments that count. And quite frankly, I felt like someone else was raising them for no good reason.

Then something happened. My husband was offered his dream job 500+ miles away in rural New Hampshire. So I was faced with a choice. Do I stay in my soul sucking corporate job climbing the ladder so I could hopefully be someone’s boss someday (totally not my style), or do we follow his dream and move our family? No brainer!

But what do I do with my 10+ years of experience and Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Adult Learning from rural New Hampshire?

To find the answer I started poking around the internet because it’s like some kind of Magic Eight Ball. And there it was, Marie Forleo’s B-School! I was immediately hooked. Total business crush. On the spot. So I enrolled. And it was by far the best decision I’ve made in my career to date.

Yes, I learned the ins and outs of building an online business. And yes, I made some wonderful lasting connections with like minded women. But most importantly, I learned that I CAN do this. I can create the business and life I want (and deserve). I can use my expertise to help others do the same. I can have it all as a woman in America. The kids, the husband, the work and even the dog. And I can do it from wherever the heck I feel like. I am in complete control of my life! And there is no greater feeling than that!

It’s taken a lot of hard work. And I have many ups and downs through the process. But once I got serious about taking action and started really following the program things started happening for me. Business started moving. I was able to establish my expertise as the “go to” for creating online courses. And people started to seek me out. What a feeling!

So, now I am sitting in our home in a beautiful lakeside community. I worked about 3 hours today and made $10,000. TODAY is my first 5 figure day! And I know there are more to come because B-School works. But more importantly today I picked my kids up from school. Helped my son with his homework. Made them their dinner. Tucked them into bed. And kissed them goodnight. And now I am getting ready to have an actual grown-up conversation with my husband. Because I am living the life I am meant to live. I have it all! And it all started with B-School.

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Dayna House

Instructional Strategist

New Hampshire, USA

B-School was by far the best decision I've made in my career to date. I’m in complete control of my life and there’s no greater feeling.”

Before I started B-School I was working a 9-5 corporate job. It wasn’t terrible. It paid the bills. And I enjoyed the work. But I always felt like there was something more I was supposed to do with my life. I really disliked the rules I had to follow and I felt like I was missing out on the things that were most important to me.

At the time my son was 4 and my daughter was 6 months old and I felt like I was doing them a disservice by staying in a job that wasn’t satisfying just to earn a paycheck. And I was missing out on the moments that count. And quite frankly, I felt like someone else was raising them for no good reason.

Then something happened. My husband was offered his dream job 500+ miles away in rural New Hampshire. So I was faced with a choice. Do I stay in my soul sucking corporate job climbing the ladder so I could hopefully be someone’s boss someday (totally not my style), or do we follow his dream and move our family? No brainer!

But what do I do with my 10+ years of experience and Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Adult Learning from rural New Hampshire?

To find the answer I started poking around the internet because it’s like some kind of Magic Eight Ball. And there it was, Marie Forleo’s B-School! I was immediately hooked. Total business crush. On the spot. So I enrolled. And it was by far the best decision I’ve made in my career to date.

Yes, I learned the ins and outs of building an online business. And yes, I made some wonderful lasting connections with like minded women. But most importantly, I learned that I CAN do this. I can create the business and life I want (and deserve). I can use my expertise to help others do the same. I can have it all as a woman in America. The kids, the husband, the work and even the dog. And I can do it from wherever the heck I feel like. I am in complete control of my life! And there is no greater feeling than that!

It’s taken a lot of hard work. And I have many ups and downs through the process. But once I got serious about taking action and started really following the program things started happening for me. Business started moving. I was able to establish my expertise as the “go to” for creating online courses. And people started to seek me out. What a feeling!

So, now I am sitting in our home in a beautiful lakeside community. I worked about 3 hours today and made $10,000. TODAY is my first 5 figure day! And I know there are more to come because B-School works. But more importantly today I picked my kids up from school. Helped my son with his homework. Made them their dinner. Tucked them into bed. And kissed them goodnight. And now I am getting ready to have an actual grown-up conversation with my husband. Because I am living the life I am meant to live. I have it all! And it all started with B-School.

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Crista Cloutier

The Working Artist

Location Independent

I believe that you get out of B-School what you put in, and I put everything I had into it. And it worked!”
It was too expensive, I couldn't afford it. But something kept telling me to go for it. I went through B-School like I was studying for the bar exam. I believe that you get out of B-School what you put in, and I put everything I had into it. And it worked!”

Crista Cloutier

The Working Artist

Location Independent

I watched MarieTV for a year as I built my business. I loved all of the advice I received but once I launched The Working Artist…crickets. All that hard work! All of the artists who supported my crowdfunding campaign so I could build this program! And nothing! Then I saw that Marie was opening her next session of B-School. It was too expensive, I couldn’t afford it. But something kept telling me to go for it anyway. And I know that voice, I always listen to it. I went through B-School like I was studying for the bar exam. I watched each video twice. I had pages of notes, did every assignment, joined a support group. I believe that you get out of B-School what you put in, and I put everything I had into it.

And it worked! I came out of the course with a very firm plan of how to move forward. It took a few months to implement but when I re-launched The Working Artist it was a whole new ballgame. It’s been one year since that re-launch and I’ve now helped hundreds of artists and photographers all around the world. My program continues to grow and I continue to tune in to MarieTV for inspiration and advice. I’ll never forget how heartbroken and lost I was after putting everything I had into building The Working Artist and then not being able to share it with others. I asked the universe to help me and it did. That’s why I believe in B-School.

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Crista Cloutier

The Working Artist

Location Independent

I believe that you get out of B-School what you put in, and I put everything I had into it. And it worked!”

I watched MarieTV for a year as I built my business. I loved all of the advice I received but once I launched The Working Artist…crickets. All that hard work! All of the artists who supported my crowdfunding campaign so I could build this program! And nothing! Then I saw that Marie was opening her next session of B-School. It was too expensive, I couldn’t afford it. But something kept telling me to go for it anyway. And I know that voice, I always listen to it. I went through B-School like I was studying for the bar exam. I watched each video twice. I had pages of notes, did every assignment, joined a support group. I believe that you get out of B-School what you put in, and I put everything I had into it.

And it worked! I came out of the course with a very firm plan of how to move forward. It took a few months to implement but when I re-launched The Working Artist it was a whole new ballgame. It’s been one year since that re-launch and I’ve now helped hundreds of artists and photographers all around the world. My program continues to grow and I continue to tune in to MarieTV for inspiration and advice. I’ll never forget how heartbroken and lost I was after putting everything I had into building The Working Artist and then not being able to share it with others. I asked the universe to help me and it did. That’s why I believe in B-School.

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Krystal Wascher

Audiobook Narrator, Producer & Teacher

Pennsylvania, USA

To date, I've taught over 2,600 students online and am projecting to triple that number by the end of the year.”
B-School was exactly what I needed. The lessons helped me to get rid of the "shaky, unsure" feeling that I might not be doing the right things to grow my business. It literally helped me to put all of the pieces together in the right order, so to speak.”

Krystal Wascher

Audiobook Narrator, Producer & Teacher

Pennsylvania, USA

I had achieved my “dream job” as a lawyer in a big firm, or at least the job I had dreamed about since I was a kid. I had put myself through both college and law school and went into almost $200k in debt to do it. When I started getting this nagging feeling that the job that I had invested so much of my time, money and energy in just wasn’t the right path for me, it created a HUGE amount of inner turmoil. For a while I thought maybe I was going crazy. In the midst of this struggle, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer that had spread to multiple lymph nodes throughout my body (this story has a happy ending, I promise.) I had just turned 30 when I got the news. When I got that call, my entire world changed. I was no longer concerned with retirement plans or where I might be in my firm in 10 years because I was faced the reality that I might not have 10 years, or even 5. At that point I decided that I had to make whatever time I had left on this earth count.

B-School was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. The lessons helped me to get rid of the “shaky, unsure” feeling that I might not be doing the right things to grow my business. It literally helped me to put all of the pieces together in the right order, so to speak.

Going into B-School, my goal was to create online education programs that were accessible to everyone, anywhere in the world, regardless of income. I am a firm believer that with access to high quality education, you can do anything. I am living proof of that. My parents had very little when I was growing up and I watched them struggle my entire life, despite the fact that they worked so hard to support our family. They just didn’t have the tools that they needed to get ahead. I sponsor a little girl named Nada who lives in Egypt. She is the main motivation for what I am trying to do now. Even though my family lacked financial resources when I was growing up, I was still lucky enough to live in a country where education opportunities are readily available and accessible. In her community, education is limited and girls are typically forced to marry and have children when they are very young. I want to create online business and development programs that could theoretically be accessed by people like Nada that would give her the skills to create an income that she could use to support herself and her family. I realize there are a lot of obstacles here, but I’m starting where I am and doing what I can.

In the few short months since B-School began I have been able to use the skills that Marie taught in B-School to reach over 1500 new students in 118 countries around the world. I am also presenting at a fairly major online business summit that is featuring over 80 well known speakers in the online business space! I’m planning launches for 5 new online courses. To date, I’ve taught over 2,600 students online and am projecting to triple that number by the end of the year.

And as for the cancer, after two surgeries and a radiation treatment, I found out last month that my test results showed that there were no detectable traces of cancer cells in my body (I told you this story had a happy ending!)

I’m so grateful that B-School came into my life just when I needed it the most. I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH! B-School has made me so much stronger, confident that I’m on the right track with my business, and has put me in a better position to help and serve others.

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Krystal Wascher

Audiobook Narrator, Producer & Teacher

Pennsylvania, USA

To date, I've taught over 2,600 students online and am projecting to triple that number by the end of the year.”

I had achieved my “dream job” as a lawyer in a big firm, or at least the job I had dreamed about since I was a kid. I had put myself through both college and law school and went into almost $200k in debt to do it. When I started getting this nagging feeling that the job that I had invested so much of my time, money and energy in just wasn’t the right path for me, it created a HUGE amount of inner turmoil. For a while I thought maybe I was going crazy. In the midst of this struggle, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer that had spread to multiple lymph nodes throughout my body (this story has a happy ending, I promise.) I had just turned 30 when I got the news. When I got that call, my entire world changed. I was no longer concerned with retirement plans or where I might be in my firm in 10 years because I was faced the reality that I might not have 10 years, or even 5. At that point I decided that I had to make whatever time I had left on this earth count.

B-School was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. The lessons helped me to get rid of the “shaky, unsure” feeling that I might not be doing the right things to grow my business. It literally helped me to put all of the pieces together in the right order, so to speak.

Going into B-School, my goal was to create online education programs that were accessible to everyone, anywhere in the world, regardless of income. I am a firm believer that with access to high quality education, you can do anything. I am living proof of that. My parents had very little when I was growing up and I watched them struggle my entire life, despite the fact that they worked so hard to support our family. They just didn’t have the tools that they needed to get ahead. I sponsor a little girl named Nada who lives in Egypt. She is the main motivation for what I am trying to do now. Even though my family lacked financial resources when I was growing up, I was still lucky enough to live in a country where education opportunities are readily available and accessible. In her community, education is limited and girls are typically forced to marry and have children when they are very young. I want to create online business and development programs that could theoretically be accessed by people like Nada that would give her the skills to create an income that she could use to support herself and her family. I realize there are a lot of obstacles here, but I’m starting where I am and doing what I can.

In the few short months since B-School began I have been able to use the skills that Marie taught in B-School to reach over 1500 new students in 118 countries around the world. I am also presenting at a fairly major online business summit that is featuring over 80 well known speakers in the online business space! I’m planning launches for 5 new online courses. To date, I’ve taught over 2,600 students online and am projecting to triple that number by the end of the year.

And as for the cancer, after two surgeries and a radiation treatment, I found out last month that my test results showed that there were no detectable traces of cancer cells in my body (I told you this story had a happy ending!)

I’m so grateful that B-School came into my life just when I needed it the most. I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH! B-School has made me so much stronger, confident that I’m on the right track with my business, and has put me in a better position to help and serve others.

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Sherold Barr

Mentor & Business Coach

Oregon, USA

Marie showed me what was possible and the importance of being true to yourself and using my gifts and talents.”
I'm in my second six-figure business and can proudly say that Marie showed me what was possible and the importance of being true to yourself and using my gifts and talents.”

Sherold Barr

Mentor & Business Coach

Oregon, USA

When I started my second business (I went full time from my PR biz to coaching biz), I was 58 years old. I was an entrepreneur at heart but got caught up in being a life coach and forgot who I was at heart – an entrepreneur. I found Marie in 2010 and have been a B Schooler ever since. Now I’m in my second six-figure business and can proudly say that Marie showed me what was possible and the importance of being true to yourself and using my gifts and talents.

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Sherold Barr

Mentor & Business Coach

Oregon, USA

Marie showed me what was possible and the importance of being true to yourself and using my gifts and talents.”

When I started my second business (I went full time from my PR biz to coaching biz), I was 58 years old. I was an entrepreneur at heart but got caught up in being a life coach and forgot who I was at heart – an entrepreneur. I found Marie in 2010 and have been a B Schooler ever since. Now I’m in my second six-figure business and can proudly say that Marie showed me what was possible and the importance of being true to yourself and using my gifts and talents.

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Kelly Phillips

Founder of Boost Interactive Media

North Carolina, USA

Becoming an entrepreneur literally saved my life.”
When I worked my corporate job we lived paycheck to paycheck - at the 6 figure level. Now that I own my own business, I consistently have several months cushion in the bank.”

Kelly Phillips

Founder of Boost Interactive Media

North Carolina, USA

In 2010 I had a stress-induced heart attack due to a horrible corporate environment. When you have too much adrenaline in your system, it hits a tipping point and binds to the walls of your heart, shutting it down. It’s called Takotsubo syndrome. People do NOT realize how dangerous stress can be, and how close they are to dying when they allow themselves to exist in a life that doesn’t fit them. It’s not just about being an entrepreneur and living the dream. Becoming an entrepreneur literally saved my life. I had a 15 month old son, a husband I loved dearly, and I felt that I wasn’t giving them the best of me. Heck, I wasn’t even giving myself the best of me back then. We all deserved better than that.

In March of 2012, heart pounding and feeling like it was a huge leap into the unknown, I used my bonus money to pay for B-School. It was the best thing I ever did. I spent the next two years building my web design business while working full time. By November of 2013 I had five contractors working for me and had brought in 30k over six months while working a 6 figure corporate job. I volunteered for a layoff and was severanced out in Feb 2014. I had been a corporate trainer for 20 years and realized that the “right business” for me was combining my passion for teaching and my obsession for WordPress and make THAT my business. While I designed online courses for a living, I find that the magic happens for me when I’m live in a room with my students. So I’m largely building my business through live in-person trainings and speaking gigs.

When I worked my corporate job we lived paycheck to paycheck – at the 6 figure level. Now that I own my own business, I consistently have several months cushion in the bank. Looking back, it astounds me how I was unable to save money simply because I knew that paycheck was coming. I’m the big breadwinner of my family and the thought of losing our home and not being able to meet our financial obligations was the biggest barrier to my leaving my job. It turns out that the biggest obstacle became one of the biggest blessings in my switch to entrepreneurship. Another goal I had in mind that day I purchased B-School was to be working for myself by the time my son started kindergarten. I didn’t want him to do before and after school care. I wanted to be able to go on field trips and be there to get him off the bus. I met that goal 7 months early! While there are many rewards to living the entrepreneurial life, that has to be my favorite reward!

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In 2010 I had a stress-induced heart attack due to a horrible corporate environment. When you have too much adrenaline in your system, it hits a tipping point and binds to the walls of your heart, shutting it down. It’s called Takotsubo syndrome. People do NOT realize how dangerous stress can be, and how close they are to dying when they allow themselves to exist in a life that doesn’t fit them. It’s not just about being an entrepreneur and living the dream. Becoming an entrepreneur literally saved my life. I had a 15 month old son, a husband I loved dearly, and I felt that I wasn’t giving them the best of me. Heck, I wasn’t even giving myself the best of me back then. We all deserved better than that.

In March of 2012, heart pounding and feeling like it was a huge leap into the unknown, I used my bonus money to pay for B-School. It was the best thing I ever did. I spent the next two years building my web design business while working full time. By November of 2013 I had five contractors working for me and had brought in 30k over six months while working a 6 figure corporate job. I volunteered for a layoff and was severanced out in Feb 2014. I had been a corporate trainer for 20 years and realized that the “right business” for me was combining my passion for teaching and my obsession for WordPress and make THAT my business. While I designed online courses for a living, I find that the magic happens for me when I’m live in a room with my students. So I’m largely building my business through live in-person trainings and speaking gigs.

When I worked my corporate job we lived paycheck to paycheck – at the 6 figure level. Now that I own my own business, I consistently have several months cushion in the bank. Looking back, it astounds me how I was unable to save money simply because I knew that paycheck was coming. I’m the big breadwinner of my family and the thought of losing our home and not being able to meet our financial obligations was the biggest barrier to my leaving my job. It turns out that the biggest obstacle became one of the biggest blessings in my switch to entrepreneurship. Another goal I had in mind that day I purchased B-School was to be working for myself by the time my son started kindergarten. I didn’t want him to do before and after school care. I wanted to be able to go on field trips and be there to get him off the bus. I met that goal 7 months early! While there are many rewards to living the entrepreneurial life, that has to be my favorite reward!

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Nina Solomatina

Graduate Admissions Consultant

Location Independent

I did a Master in Business myself and funny enough, when I started to think about my online business, I realized I knew nothing.”
It gave me extreme clarity, I can’t measure how much time I saved. The first months were very tough, but I kept going. Eventually I created a successful business that I fully live from and deliver fantastic results to my clients. And of course, I'm extremely enjoying running my business fully online from any part of the world.”

Nina Solomatina

Graduate Admissions Consultant

Location Independent

I quit my corporate job, moved to Paris and started to work on my own business. This is when I took B-School as well, though I knew about Marie and B-School for couple of years before that, I only took the program when decided to proceed fully with my business.

I did a Master in Business myself, and funny enough, when I started to think about my online business, I realized I knew nothing. I mean I knew all the business fundamentals, but it was much more applicable to big corporations rather than to launching a one-woman business. So I felt extremely frustrated and overwhelmed. I knew there was so much to do, but I wasn’t sure where to start and where I shall invest my efforts and time first. This is where the step-by-step system of B-School came extremely helpful.

I was moving along the program – built my site, created my communication, outlined my (online) Marketing strategy all along the B-School. On top of all those super helpful and very practical knowledge and guidance, a huge value for me was (and is!) a community of like minded people and a very very supportive and positive atmosphere of the program. It is extremely challenging to start an online business alone (and there was nobody around me with whom I could talk about my struggles), so hearing the stories from fellow B-Schoolers, learning that actually you are not alone to figure out that crazy thing about your website, that so many are also frustrated about how they get their first clients and how they communicate first time with the prospects… – this was all so so valuable and I do not think I will be where I am now if I didn’t have this community.

B-School gave me such a support and confidence, that I would never have had if trying to make it on my own. It gave me extreme clarity on how to move when creating your business, and I can not even measure how much time I saved. The first 5-6 months of business were very tough of course, but because of B-School I knew I was doing the right thing, and I kept going and eventually it led me to a successful business that I fully live from, delivering fantastic results to my clients (their dreams come true!) and feeling so fulfilled to doing what I love. Because I completed B-School exercises, I know what I do, what is my value proposition and who is my client, I literally attract amazing clients and partnerships and see my business growing every day.

Well, I’m not hitting a 6-figure business mark yet (though I’m close!), for me personally I see all what I do a huge success because I know I created everything myself with no investors, team or anything. I have around 12-15 amazing clients per month, have a very engaged list with 3400 subscribers, and Facebook following with more than 5600 people.This month I became an official partner in Russia of two biggest international organizations who organize the biggest educational fairs all over the world and conduct ranking of the best universities in the world. They are doing fairs in Russia too and I am proud that they include me as an official partner in their communication.

And of course, I’m extremely enjoying running my business fully online from any part of the world – when I was starting I was living in Paris with my boyfriend, then we moved to Switzerland, then we travelled in the US, until we came 4 months ago to Bali and are still enjoying here. It is an incredible freedom that your business can give you.

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Nina Solomatina

Graduate Admissions Consultant

Location Independent

I did a Master in Business myself and funny enough, when I started to think about my online business, I realized I knew nothing.”

I quit my corporate job, moved to Paris and started to work on my own business. This is when I took B-School as well, though I knew about Marie and B-School for couple of years before that, I only took the program when decided to proceed fully with my business.

I did a Master in Business myself, and funny enough, when I started to think about my online business, I realized I knew nothing. I mean I knew all the business fundamentals, but it was much more applicable to big corporations rather than to launching a one-woman business. So I felt extremely frustrated and overwhelmed. I knew there was so much to do, but I wasn’t sure where to start and where I shall invest my efforts and time first. This is where the step-by-step system of B-School came extremely helpful.

I was moving along the program – built my site, created my communication, outlined my (online) Marketing strategy all along the B-School. On top of all those super helpful and very practical knowledge and guidance, a huge value for me was (and is!) a community of like minded people and a very very supportive and positive atmosphere of the program. It is extremely challenging to start an online business alone (and there was nobody around me with whom I could talk about my struggles), so hearing the stories from fellow B-Schoolers, learning that actually you are not alone to figure out that crazy thing about your website, that so many are also frustrated about how they get their first clients and how they communicate first time with the prospects… – this was all so so valuable and I do not think I will be where I am now if I didn’t have this community.

B-School gave me such a support and confidence, that I would never have had if trying to make it on my own. It gave me extreme clarity on how to move when creating your business, and I can not even measure how much time I saved. The first 5-6 months of business were very tough of course, but because of B-School I knew I was doing the right thing, and I kept going and eventually it led me to a successful business that I fully live from, delivering fantastic results to my clients (their dreams come true!) and feeling so fulfilled to doing what I love. Because I completed B-School exercises, I know what I do, what is my value proposition and who is my client, I literally attract amazing clients and partnerships and see my business growing every day.

Well, I’m not hitting a 6-figure business mark yet (though I’m close!), for me personally I see all what I do a huge success because I know I created everything myself with no investors, team or anything. I have around 12-15 amazing clients per month, have a very engaged list with 3400 subscribers, and Facebook following with more than 5600 people.This month I became an official partner in Russia of two biggest international organizations who organize the biggest educational fairs all over the world and conduct ranking of the best universities in the world. They are doing fairs in Russia too and I am proud that they include me as an official partner in their communication.

And of course, I’m extremely enjoying running my business fully online from any part of the world – when I was starting I was living in Paris with my boyfriend, then we moved to Switzerland, then we travelled in the US, until we came 4 months ago to Bali and are still enjoying here. It is an incredible freedom that your business can give you.

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Sage B. Hobbs

Coach, Speaker, and Author of "Naked Communication"

USA

As someone with no formal business training, B-School gave me the essential foundation to make strategic decisions and write from the heart.”
There literally was no business before but B-School packaged it all up in one brilliant spot. As someone who had no formal business training, B-School gave me the essential foundation to build my business, make strategic decisions, and write from the heart.”

Sage B. Hobbs

Coach, Speaker, and Author of "Naked Communication"

USA

I was on maternity with my second baby. I’d been a middle school counselor for nearly a decade, and while I loved serving teens and families in crisis and growing up… I knew there was something else that I needed to do. Something that would serve some deep yearning I’d always had to make a difference in the world. And, allowed me to be a mom, wife, adventurer… with freedom. I never considered entrepreneurship, but life coaching seemed like the perfect fit to partner my skills as a counselor with my love of transformational work. Marie was literally the very first person that I found who exemplified this model of smart as hell, deeply committed to service, confident with money, and comfortable with her sexy womanhood at the same time. The world broke wide open for me when I saw my first MarieTV episode. I literally had no idea that this entire world of female entrepreneurs who are heart-centered and ambitious existed… and it was like I’d discovered the most exciting possibility for how I wanted to create my life.

That was it. I put my overachieving, learning nerd, passion junkie into action. Joined B-School. Devoured all that I could of Marie’s teachings (while maintaining my commitment to my family and well-being!) and am still plugging away at building my next dream. I’m not going to lie, my first year of business included a ton of learning. I have a master’s in counseling psychology, not business But, I managed to have 1:1 clients, a live group program, a paid speaking gig, an online group program, get published in HuffPost, be interviewed twice and more. Marie, whom I think of as this perfect blend of “elegant business maven meets edgy Jersey girl,” was the catalyst. As a Philly girl who loves me some hip-hop, with a solid dose of smart, I was smitten’.

There literally was no business before. I was slowly stumbling through, finding the pieces, but B-School packaged it all up in one brilliant spot that I can return to again and again to grow and improve. As someone who had no formal business training, B-School gave me the essential foundation to build my business, make strategic decisions, and write from the heart. I’ve had many huge shifts from Marie’s work, but one that I cherish is her emphasis on authenticity in all we do. This gave me the permission to write more freely and show up more clearly in a profound way with my audience. My list is growing and my open rate is always 40%-60% mainly because it’s ME writing. Along the same lines, I never even thought of myself as a creative person. I thought that was reserved for “artists.” Marie has reframed that for me completely, through her interviews with Elizabeth Gilbert and Mama Gena, her own writings, the way she integrates hip-hop and humor into her shows… I now proudly declare myself creative and wrote my first book this year (which has been a lifelong dream!).

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I was on maternity with my second baby. I’d been a middle school counselor for nearly a decade, and while I loved serving teens and families in crisis and growing up… I knew there was something else that I needed to do. Something that would serve some deep yearning I’d always had to make a difference in the world. And, allowed me to be a mom, wife, adventurer… with freedom. I never considered entrepreneurship, but life coaching seemed like the perfect fit to partner my skills as a counselor with my love of transformational work. Marie was literally the very first person that I found who exemplified this model of smart as hell, deeply committed to service, confident with money, and comfortable with her sexy womanhood at the same time. The world broke wide open for me when I saw my first MarieTV episode. I literally had no idea that this entire world of female entrepreneurs who are heart-centered and ambitious existed… and it was like I’d discovered the most exciting possibility for how I wanted to create my life.

That was it. I put my overachieving, learning nerd, passion junkie into action. Joined B-School. Devoured all that I could of Marie’s teachings (while maintaining my commitment to my family and well-being!) and am still plugging away at building my next dream. I’m not going to lie, my first year of business included a ton of learning. I have a master’s in counseling psychology, not business But, I managed to have 1:1 clients, a live group program, a paid speaking gig, an online group program, get published in HuffPost, be interviewed twice and more. Marie, whom I think of as this perfect blend of “elegant business maven meets edgy Jersey girl,” was the catalyst. As a Philly girl who loves me some hip-hop, with a solid dose of smart, I was smitten’.

There literally was no business before. I was slowly stumbling through, finding the pieces, but B-School packaged it all up in one brilliant spot that I can return to again and again to grow and improve. As someone who had no formal business training, B-School gave me the essential foundation to build my business, make strategic decisions, and write from the heart. I’ve had many huge shifts from Marie’s work, but one that I cherish is her emphasis on authenticity in all we do. This gave me the permission to write more freely and show up more clearly in a profound way with my audience. My list is growing and my open rate is always 40%-60% mainly because it’s ME writing. Along the same lines, I never even thought of myself as a creative person. I thought that was reserved for “artists.” Marie has reframed that for me completely, through her interviews with Elizabeth Gilbert and Mama Gena, her own writings, the way she integrates hip-hop and humor into her shows… I now proudly declare myself creative and wrote my first book this year (which has been a lifelong dream!).

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Robin Green

Pediatric Acupuncturist, Author & Educator

California, USA

Since B-School, I've become the sole breadwinner for my family and in just 18 months I've grown a business that supports us financially.”
Since B-School, I've become the sole breadwinner for my family and in just 18 months I've grown a business that supports us financially allowing my husband to stay home and home school our two boys. I was able to pay our mortgage and I saved our house.”

Robin Green

Pediatric Acupuncturist, Author & Educator

California, USA

Before I decided to take B-School my husband had been laid off from his soul crushing corporate job. I hoped and prayed that somehow I could make enough money doing what I loved to save our house and make sure my husband never had to work another corporate job again! Was is possible for me to turn my passion and life’s purpose into a profitable business? The short answer is YES! I did it!

You see, before B-School I worked part time as a pediatric acupuncturist for 10 years, but my income from my clinical work wasn’t enough to support us. I decided to take B-School to see if I could monetize my blog and bring in some passive income, but I had no idea of the amazing transformation my life and business would take.

Since taking B-School I’ve become the sole breadwinner for my family and in just 18 months I’ve grown a business that supports us financially allowing my husband is able to stay home and home school our two boys. I was able to pay our mortgage and I saved our house! I landed a book deal with HayHouse. My husband and I have never been happier! And the freedom my business gives me and the people I’ve met through B-School have played a huge part in the success of my business.

In nutshell: My first launched grossed $60K and my total sales since starting my training business are up to $200K and I landed a book deal with HayHouse! So, Hell Yeah! I LOVE B-School! Thank You Marie!!!!! You seriously changed my life and the lives of thousands of children for the better!

As I was going through the program, I had literally a dozen acupuncturists contact me wanting to shadow me at my office and then a lightbulb went off! I could take what I learned in B-school and launch a course in pediatric acupuncture. I discussed it with my husband and we took a calculated risk to pour everything into the success of my course.

Within two months of having this idea I opened the registration for my first course before I even had the course finished. Start before you’re ready, right? I was just hoping that maybe 25 or 30 people would sign up. But I reached out to leaders in my field and shared with them my passion for helping kids heal naturally and they became affiliates who promoted my course as well. I ended up enrolling 161 people in my first course and made $60K!!!!! I wasn’t sure if there were enough acupuncturists even interested in my program, but the success of my first launch told me I was on to something. Since then I’ve launched 2 other programs and relaunched my first program and have earned a total of $200K in 18 months. That’s in addition to the income I’ve earned at my clinic. And I landed a book deal with Hay House!

In the end the things I’m most proud of is the positive impact I’ve had in the world. We have so many more acupuncturists working with kids and kids people helped by Chinese medicine. It really warms my heart to be able to support my family by doing good things in the world!

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Robin Green

Pediatric Acupuncturist, Author & Educator

California, USA

Since B-School, I've become the sole breadwinner for my family and in just 18 months I've grown a business that supports us financially.”

Before I decided to take B-School my husband had been laid off from his soul crushing corporate job. I hoped and prayed that somehow I could make enough money doing what I loved to save our house and make sure my husband never had to work another corporate job again! Was is possible for me to turn my passion and life’s purpose into a profitable business? The short answer is YES! I did it!

You see, before B-School I worked part time as a pediatric acupuncturist for 10 years, but my income from my clinical work wasn’t enough to support us. I decided to take B-School to see if I could monetize my blog and bring in some passive income, but I had no idea of the amazing transformation my life and business would take.

Since taking B-School I’ve become the sole breadwinner for my family and in just 18 months I’ve grown a business that supports us financially allowing my husband is able to stay home and home school our two boys. I was able to pay our mortgage and I saved our house! I landed a book deal with HayHouse. My husband and I have never been happier! And the freedom my business gives me and the people I’ve met through B-School have played a huge part in the success of my business.

In nutshell: My first launched grossed $60K and my total sales since starting my training business are up to $200K and I landed a book deal with HayHouse! So, Hell Yeah! I LOVE B-School! Thank You Marie!!!!! You seriously changed my life and the lives of thousands of children for the better!

As I was going through the program, I had literally a dozen acupuncturists contact me wanting to shadow me at my office and then a lightbulb went off! I could take what I learned in B-school and launch a course in pediatric acupuncture. I discussed it with my husband and we took a calculated risk to pour everything into the success of my course.

Within two months of having this idea I opened the registration for my first course before I even had the course finished. Start before you’re ready, right? I was just hoping that maybe 25 or 30 people would sign up. But I reached out to leaders in my field and shared with them my passion for helping kids heal naturally and they became affiliates who promoted my course as well. I ended up enrolling 161 people in my first course and made $60K!!!!! I wasn’t sure if there were enough acupuncturists even interested in my program, but the success of my first launch told me I was on to something. Since then I’ve launched 2 other programs and relaunched my first program and have earned a total of $200K in 18 months. That’s in addition to the income I’ve earned at my clinic. And I landed a book deal with Hay House!

In the end the things I’m most proud of is the positive impact I’ve had in the world. We have so many more acupuncturists working with kids and kids people helped by Chinese medicine. It really warms my heart to be able to support my family by doing good things in the world!

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Sara Drury

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

Kentucky, USA

Since B-School I’ve turned around our financial situation and have big plans and dreams to take it even further.”
Once I was going through B-School everything changed. I have turned around our financial situation and have big plans and dreams to take it even further. My husband was inspired to start his own company also!”

Sara Drury

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

Kentucky, USA

Marie is a one of a kind. She is an amazing teacher and really knows what she’s talking about. But more than that she has an ability to make you feel like you can really do anything you work for. She gives you all the tools you need and the motivation to do it.

B-School is not only helpful and informative but it’s beautiful and easy to use and navigate. The customer service is impeccable. I have never met Marie or her team but I really feel that they care about me and my experience with B-School.

Since B-School I have not stopped learning and working. I went into B-School thinking I needed marketing advice. But once I was going through B-School everything changed. I realized I was thinking too small for myself. I changed my thinking and really went back to the drawing board on what I wanted to do. I decided that I wanted to build an online makeup course.

I have since started to implement the things I learned in B-School and I have to say Marie is the best of the best. I have turned around our financial situation and have big plans and dreams to take it even further. My husband was inspired to start his own company also.

I am working hard to build a business and life I love because of Marie! You have honestly changed my thinking and in turn changed my whole life. I’m no longer a scared little girl who has no idea how to make ends meet. I am an empowered woman who knows how to get shit done. All I can say is thank you Marie. From the bottom of my heart. You are my mentor, secret weapon and an all around game changer.

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Sara Drury

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

Kentucky, USA

Since B-School I’ve turned around our financial situation and have big plans and dreams to take it even further.”

Marie is a one of a kind. She is an amazing teacher and really knows what she’s talking about. But more than that she has an ability to make you feel like you can really do anything you work for. She gives you all the tools you need and the motivation to do it.

B-School is not only helpful and informative but it’s beautiful and easy to use and navigate. The customer service is impeccable. I have never met Marie or her team but I really feel that they care about me and my experience with B-School.

Since B-School I have not stopped learning and working. I went into B-School thinking I needed marketing advice. But once I was going through B-School everything changed. I realized I was thinking too small for myself. I changed my thinking and really went back to the drawing board on what I wanted to do. I decided that I wanted to build an online makeup course.

I have since started to implement the things I learned in B-School and I have to say Marie is the best of the best. I have turned around our financial situation and have big plans and dreams to take it even further. My husband was inspired to start his own company also.

I am working hard to build a business and life I love because of Marie! You have honestly changed my thinking and in turn changed my whole life. I’m no longer a scared little girl who has no idea how to make ends meet. I am an empowered woman who knows how to get shit done. All I can say is thank you Marie. From the bottom of my heart. You are my mentor, secret weapon and an all around game changer.

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Michelle Long

Owner & Founder of Bloom Retreat Studio, Spa & Workspace

California, USA

I have a unique story because I have married the teachings that Marie offers in B-School with a brick and mortar business.”
Since B-School, Bloom’s overall revenue has doubled and I have a 3-year plan to continue this rate of growth. I thank B-School for catalyzing this rapid growth, and most importantly, for allowing me to see the truth and power in my personal story.”

Michelle Long

Owner & Founder of Bloom Retreat Studio, Spa & Workspace

California, USA

Bloom is a brand new business model that does not exist anywhere else in the world. I created Bloom originally because my mom died of breast cancer at a young age, and I saw so clearly how women tend to give themselves completely to others and not care for themselves. After having children, I started to see myself going down this path as well, which inspired me to create a space that stands up for women in a whole new way. I am creating new fitness models and programs to help women stay accountable to themselves, and shifting the current paradigm so that women see the value in putting our own needs first. Everything feels better when we do. What I really do every single day is help women come home to themselves.

I have a unique story because I have married the teachings that Marie offers in B-School with a brick and mortar business. I don’t see many people (if any) doing this in my industry. Before B-School, I was struggling to share with the community what Bloom Retreat really is. My newsletters, for example, were boring standard emails (like most other yoga studios) listing the current workshops and offerings that we had. After B-School, I started to write and share my personal story. I shared the story about my mother dying of cancer, and my hardships as a woman and mother behind my brand. People started listening in a new way.

Through my stories I have empowered hundreds of local women to start speaking up for themselves and sharing their own stories. It has been incredibly healing for me to turn my hardships into power for others.

In addition, Bloom Retreat has become something completely different and special. Bringing my personal story to the brand has helped the business stand out as a thought leader in the industry. I have learned a great deal about women and how the mainstream fitness industry is actually fueling women’s insecurities and fears. In response to this, I am launching a whole new fitness model, based on community, accountability, and real change. I have also tapped into the local Bay Area B-School community and I am leading co-working masterminds at Bloom, so that women can come together in person to continue supporting each other. While working virtually and online is amazing, I think as a culture we are craving contact with other people, and Bloom is providing this hub for women to connect in person.

This past year I have led two in-person extended retreats at Bloom, each of which brought in $30k. This was not something I even dreamed about before B-School. B-School helped me to see my Blue Ocean strategy and how our regular yoga classes at Bloom are a funnel for my high end programs that bring in the money. I am now creating the entire business model around this, so that everything we offer funnels into high end programs.

Since B-School, Bloom’s overall revenue has doubled and I have a 3-year plan to continue this rate of growth. In the next few years we will be creating an online presence for the business as well, so that Bloom can serve as the local hub, but we will also offer online training and courses for women globally. I see Bloom Retreat franchises and lots of expansion. I thank B-School for catalyzing this rapid growth, and most importantly, for allowing me to see the truth and power in my personal story.

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Michelle Long

Owner & Founder of Bloom Retreat Studio, Spa & Workspace

California, USA

I have a unique story because I have married the teachings that Marie offers in B-School with a brick and mortar business.”

Bloom is a brand new business model that does not exist anywhere else in the world. I created Bloom originally because my mom died of breast cancer at a young age, and I saw so clearly how women tend to give themselves completely to others and not care for themselves. After having children, I started to see myself going down this path as well, which inspired me to create a space that stands up for women in a whole new way. I am creating new fitness models and programs to help women stay accountable to themselves, and shifting the current paradigm so that women see the value in putting our own needs first. Everything feels better when we do. What I really do every single day is help women come home to themselves.

I have a unique story because I have married the teachings that Marie offers in B-School with a brick and mortar business. I don’t see many people (if any) doing this in my industry. Before B-School, I was struggling to share with the community what Bloom Retreat really is. My newsletters, for example, were boring standard emails (like most other yoga studios) listing the current workshops and offerings that we had. After B-School, I started to write and share my personal story. I shared the story about my mother dying of cancer, and my hardships as a woman and mother behind my brand. People started listening in a new way.

Through my stories I have empowered hundreds of local women to start speaking up for themselves and sharing their own stories. It has been incredibly healing for me to turn my hardships into power for others.

In addition, Bloom Retreat has become something completely different and special. Bringing my personal story to the brand has helped the business stand out as a thought leader in the industry. I have learned a great deal about women and how the mainstream fitness industry is actually fueling women’s insecurities and fears. In response to this, I am launching a whole new fitness model, based on community, accountability, and real change. I have also tapped into the local Bay Area B-School community and I am leading co-working masterminds at Bloom, so that women can come together in person to continue supporting each other. While working virtually and online is amazing, I think as a culture we are craving contact with other people, and Bloom is providing this hub for women to connect in person.

This past year I have led two in-person extended retreats at Bloom, each of which brought in $30k. This was not something I even dreamed about before B-School. B-School helped me to see my Blue Ocean strategy and how our regular yoga classes at Bloom are a funnel for my high end programs that bring in the money. I am now creating the entire business model around this, so that everything we offer funnels into high end programs.

Since B-School, Bloom’s overall revenue has doubled and I have a 3-year plan to continue this rate of growth. In the next few years we will be creating an online presence for the business as well, so that Bloom can serve as the local hub, but we will also offer online training and courses for women globally. I see Bloom Retreat franchises and lots of expansion. I thank B-School for catalyzing this rapid growth, and most importantly, for allowing me to see the truth and power in my personal story.

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Amanda Greenthumb

Certified Health Coach

British Columbia, Canada

I feel in control and with a plan and am thanking myself everyday for saying yes to B-School.”
Through taking B-School I’ve doubled my mailing list in 2 months, I changed my program offerings to be able to make 400% more money spending less time coaching, by focusing on group coaching instead of private.”

Amanda Greenthumb

Certified Health Coach

British Columbia, Canada

Before taking B-School I was blindly blogging and trying to get clients for my Health Coaching business. Throughout taking B-School I have created an opt-in on my website, which doubled my mailing list in 2 months, I changed my program offerings to be able to make 400% more money spending less time coaching, by focusing on group coaching instead of private. I created an 8 week group coaching program for busy powerful women, called Balanced and Beautiful, using all of Marie’s techniques, I was able to launch and deliver the course with confidence. I revamped my website, and got published on elephant journal, so I was able to actually capture leads, and traffic to my website has increased 450%. I have surpassed my traffic goal I set for myself by the end of the year, in 4 months. I also learned so many list building techniques, my favourite so far has been webinars, just one webinar increased my email list by 150 people. I work for myself strategically, and am organized in every way, I have all my blog posts planned out for the rest of the year, saving me countless hours of scrambling to write blogs, I know which projects I want to launch, and what do to do launch them. I feel in control and with a plan and am thanking myself everyday for saying yes to B-School.

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Amanda Greenthumb

Certified Health Coach

British Columbia, Canada

I feel in control and with a plan and am thanking myself everyday for saying yes to B-School.”

Before taking B-School I was blindly blogging and trying to get clients for my Health Coaching business. Throughout taking B-School I have created an opt-in on my website, which doubled my mailing list in 2 months, I changed my program offerings to be able to make 400% more money spending less time coaching, by focusing on group coaching instead of private. I created an 8 week group coaching program for busy powerful women, called Balanced and Beautiful, using all of Marie’s techniques, I was able to launch and deliver the course with confidence. I revamped my website, and got published on elephant journal, so I was able to actually capture leads, and traffic to my website has increased 450%. I have surpassed my traffic goal I set for myself by the end of the year, in 4 months. I also learned so many list building techniques, my favourite so far has been webinars, just one webinar increased my email list by 150 people. I work for myself strategically, and am organized in every way, I have all my blog posts planned out for the rest of the year, saving me countless hours of scrambling to write blogs, I know which projects I want to launch, and what do to do launch them. I feel in control and with a plan and am thanking myself everyday for saying yes to B-School.

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Nina Klimas

Founder of Real Life Language

Cambridge, UK

B-School has shown me how to grow my business despite not being a celebrity or millionaire, and without a giant advertising budget.”
Don’t be mistaken: B-School is a lot of work and not some promise of getting rich overnight. But if you want to share your unique skills with the world to make a positive impact, this could be exactly the information you need.”

Nina Klimas

Founder of Real Life Language

Cambridge, UK

B-School is a life-changer. Over the last two decades, I have taught and learned languages on three different continents. But I am not special. Anyone can learn languages with the right tools and information and have fun doing so. It does not have to be the painful, ineffective experience so many have described to me from their formal school days. I wanted to share the materials and methods that I KNOW really work on Real Life Language, a membership site with thousands of resources for learning and teaching languages. B-School has shown me how to grow my business despite not being a celebrity or millionaire, and without a giant advertising budget. Over the last eighteen months, my reach on social media, my e-mail list and my revenue have grown steadily. B-School has allowed me to focus on my passions and on what I do best, and learn what I need to learn keep moving it all forward. Don’t be mistaken: B-School is a lot of work and not some promise of getting rich overnight. But if you want to share your unique gifts, talents and skills with the world to make a positive impact, this could be exactly the information you need to get yourself out there and change your life.

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Nina Klimas

Founder of Real Life Language

Cambridge, UK

B-School has shown me how to grow my business despite not being a celebrity or millionaire, and without a giant advertising budget.”

B-School is a life-changer. Over the last two decades, I have taught and learned languages on three different continents. But I am not special. Anyone can learn languages with the right tools and information and have fun doing so. It does not have to be the painful, ineffective experience so many have described to me from their formal school days. I wanted to share the materials and methods that I KNOW really work on Real Life Language, a membership site with thousands of resources for learning and teaching languages. B-School has shown me how to grow my business despite not being a celebrity or millionaire, and without a giant advertising budget. Over the last eighteen months, my reach on social media, my e-mail list and my revenue have grown steadily. B-School has allowed me to focus on my passions and on what I do best, and learn what I need to learn keep moving it all forward. Don’t be mistaken: B-School is a lot of work and not some promise of getting rich overnight. But if you want to share your unique gifts, talents and skills with the world to make a positive impact, this could be exactly the information you need to get yourself out there and change your life.

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Clare Galloway

Artist

Italy & Scotland

The biggest shift in my life and work, was in my confidence - my very belief in myself. When I approached B-School I felt weighed down, isolated and just unequipped for my future”
The never-ending enthusiasm and excitement of all the other B-Schoolers about their businesses and dreams, just blows any doubts away from what I am doing: I feel lifted by the community, that I could never fall down into any kind of rut, ever again!”

Clare Galloway

Artist

Italy & Scotland

When I approached B-School I felt weighed down, isolated and just unequipped for my future – like I was dragging myself along, and carrying all sorts of other peoples’ stuff. As soon as I entered B-School, it felt like I was standing up straighter, focussed on my goals, and getting my sleeves rolled up to do the good work.

The biggest shift in my life and work, was in my confidence – my very belief in myself. I began taking my work and life purpose much more seriously. This instantaneously allowed me to side-step various stresses and aspects of life and work which were draining me (and which could, long-term, have really gotten in the way of my life!), and to gain perspective on the steps I’ll have to take, in order to develop my plans and dreams.

I’ve taken significant time out this year (a month out, back with friends and family in Scotland) to take stock/ have some distance between myself and my daily work/multiple projects. This is something I doubt I’d have invested in, if I hadn’t done B-School, and which I will see the benefit of as soon as I return to my arthouse.

B-School has helped me gain a GLOBAL perspective again- it’s not that I was ever off my path completely, in terms of changing the world, but I was working myself into something of a mire and mirk. B-School lifted me right up out of that, and set me on a clear track again. This is utterly invaluable, as, when one is in the struggle and strife, it is very hard to see how to step up into a clear space.

For me, the most visible, tangible factor is my physical appearance: I am wholly more calm, confident and focussed, and able to set the pace to a more appropriate rhythm for this period in my life. My work path and business is a very slow burner, and involves significant political and community work alongside my art practise: as with many artists who have an altruistic element to their work, I have often over-spent my resources in service, and failed to nourish myself or develop a support network. The never-ending enthusiasm and excitement of all the other B-Schoolers about their businesses and dreams, just blows any doubts away from what I am doing: I feel lifted by the community, that I could never fall down into any kind of rut, ever again!

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Clare Galloway

Artist

Italy & Scotland

The biggest shift in my life and work, was in my confidence - my very belief in myself. When I approached B-School I felt weighed down, isolated and just unequipped for my future”

When I approached B-School I felt weighed down, isolated and just unequipped for my future – like I was dragging myself along, and carrying all sorts of other peoples’ stuff. As soon as I entered B-School, it felt like I was standing up straighter, focussed on my goals, and getting my sleeves rolled up to do the good work.

The biggest shift in my life and work, was in my confidence – my very belief in myself. I began taking my work and life purpose much more seriously. This instantaneously allowed me to side-step various stresses and aspects of life and work which were draining me (and which could, long-term, have really gotten in the way of my life!), and to gain perspective on the steps I’ll have to take, in order to develop my plans and dreams.

I’ve taken significant time out this year (a month out, back with friends and family in Scotland) to take stock/ have some distance between myself and my daily work/multiple projects. This is something I doubt I’d have invested in, if I hadn’t done B-School, and which I will see the benefit of as soon as I return to my arthouse.

B-School has helped me gain a GLOBAL perspective again- it’s not that I was ever off my path completely, in terms of changing the world, but I was working myself into something of a mire and mirk. B-School lifted me right up out of that, and set me on a clear track again. This is utterly invaluable, as, when one is in the struggle and strife, it is very hard to see how to step up into a clear space.

For me, the most visible, tangible factor is my physical appearance: I am wholly more calm, confident and focussed, and able to set the pace to a more appropriate rhythm for this period in my life. My work path and business is a very slow burner, and involves significant political and community work alongside my art practise: as with many artists who have an altruistic element to their work, I have often over-spent my resources in service, and failed to nourish myself or develop a support network. The never-ending enthusiasm and excitement of all the other B-Schoolers about their businesses and dreams, just blows any doubts away from what I am doing: I feel lifted by the community, that I could never fall down into any kind of rut, ever again!

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Charlotte Smith

Owner of Champoeg Creamery

Oregon, USA

Before B-School, I was scattered, overworked, unfocused, didn't know exactly who to market to so I tried to reach everyone.”
Due to the income I've been able to continue building the business - expand our farm from 5 acres to 75 acres, purchase the necessary equipment to do so, purchase the livestock to fill projected sales.”

Charlotte Smith

Owner of Champoeg Creamery

Oregon, USA

I own a small and growing, diversified farm where I put people who are struggling with health in touch with food that heals their mind and body. Before B-School I knew I had a great thing going – business sales were doubling every year. But… I was scattered, overworked, unfocused, didn’t know exactly who to market to so I tried to reach everyone. This worked – sales still grew but my life was chaotic, unbalanced and headed toward disaster probably in stress related illness. I had probably plateaued in my sales at that point because I lacked the focus, skills, and super importantly – the mental and emotional states to continue to do what I needed to grow the business. And I needed to grow to reach a sustainable income.

My gross sales have continued to expand steadily. Due to the income I’ve been able to continue building the business – expand our farm from 5 acres to 75 acres, purchase the necessary equipment to do so, purchase the livestock to fill projected sales. When I took B-School I was set to make $100,000 in sales. By the end of the next year we will be at least at $200,000. Again gross, not net, but it makes for a nice life. After taking B-School I now have the resources to continue to expand. I now have 4 employees that I pay very well compared to other farm laborers – one of them is my assistant that is helping to build the business by supporting me in the office. I can finally stop work at 5:00 PM and stick to that. I’ve trained my customers that I won’t answer emails/calls on weekends. We take Sundays off from anything but basic work that needs to be done to keep the animals alive. We travel regularly – 2 weeks in the summer and a week at spring break, a few days here and there throughout the year. Didn’t take a vacation the first 4 years of my business!! Now I’m always planning the next one thanks to B-School And we have the income to buy (pretty much) anything we want. Never had this in the past – scrimped and was VERY cheap my whole life!!

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Charlotte Smith

Owner of Champoeg Creamery

Oregon, USA

Before B-School, I was scattered, overworked, unfocused, didn't know exactly who to market to so I tried to reach everyone.”

I own a small and growing, diversified farm where I put people who are struggling with health in touch with food that heals their mind and body. Before B-School I knew I had a great thing going – business sales were doubling every year. But… I was scattered, overworked, unfocused, didn’t know exactly who to market to so I tried to reach everyone. This worked – sales still grew but my life was chaotic, unbalanced and headed toward disaster probably in stress related illness. I had probably plateaued in my sales at that point because I lacked the focus, skills, and super importantly – the mental and emotional states to continue to do what I needed to grow the business. And I needed to grow to reach a sustainable income.

My gross sales have continued to expand steadily. Due to the income I’ve been able to continue building the business – expand our farm from 5 acres to 75 acres, purchase the necessary equipment to do so, purchase the livestock to fill projected sales. When I took B-School I was set to make $100,000 in sales. By the end of the next year we will be at least at $200,000. Again gross, not net, but it makes for a nice life. After taking B-School I now have the resources to continue to expand. I now have 4 employees that I pay very well compared to other farm laborers – one of them is my assistant that is helping to build the business by supporting me in the office. I can finally stop work at 5:00 PM and stick to that. I’ve trained my customers that I won’t answer emails/calls on weekends. We take Sundays off from anything but basic work that needs to be done to keep the animals alive. We travel regularly – 2 weeks in the summer and a week at spring break, a few days here and there throughout the year. Didn’t take a vacation the first 4 years of my business!! Now I’m always planning the next one thanks to B-School And we have the income to buy (pretty much) anything we want. Never had this in the past – scrimped and was VERY cheap my whole life!!

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Farideh Ceaser

Musician & Launch Strategist

Canada

I no longer believe in “starving artists”. I am a prospering artist. I am able to make a living and a life for myself.”
I no longer believe in “starving artists”. I am a prospering artist. I was able to pay off $30,000 of debt incurred from my career as a touring musician. I am now debt-free and have a substantial savings plan. I am able to make a living and a life for myself.”

Farideh Ceaser

Musician & Launch Strategist

Canada

Before B-School, I was an independent musician who was constantly touring on the road. In one year, I played in the UK, Australia, US and Canada. I was good at building buzz and attracting an audience, but I was struggling to life the life I had always dreamed of. On top of that, I was sick, overworked and unhappy. I woke up and saw that I had two options to make the life I wanted for myself: 1) move to a big city or 2) figure out how to run an online business, so I could live in my small Canadian city, do music and make money.

I stumbled upon B-School and realized that this course was exactly what I needed. I needed to get a grip on online marketing to support my musical career. I desired to become a creative entrepreneur and knew that B-School would propel me in the direction of creating the life of my dreams.

I remember how hungry I was for the B-School material. I couldn’t wait for each Monday to get the new lessons. Halfway through B-School, I began a 21 day tour with my all girl band Rosie & the Riveters. Thank goodness there were so many format options for consuming the course material! I’d listen in to the B-School live calls and training while I was driving the tour van or getting my hair and makeup done before a show.

The key to being a successful musician is diversification. Along with performing, I started helping other artists with their marketing plans. Within months, I was attracting a variety of clients from yogis to orthodontists. As my business continued to grow, I continued to use the skills I had learned in B-School. When the next year rolled around, I was itching for more B-School material. Without a doubt, I re-enrolled in B-School. This session was even better and because I’d actually applied what I’d learned the previous year so I could try new things that I didn’t grasp the first go around. As I grow and my business grows, the material continues to teach me more and more.

Over time, I’ve found really unusual ways to marry my love of marketing and my love of music. I started writing songs about running an online business. I also write jingles for other entrepreneurs. I recently found my niche by combining knowledge of building an audience and online marketing with my experience in launching CDs, live events and workshops. I am now a launch strategist.

My life now is amazing. I tour with my band Rosie & the Riveters, but I still get to live close to family. I’m building a business that supports my creativity, my family and my dreams. I am able to use my true strengths to live the life I desire. After taking B-School, my biggest shift has been readjusting what I believe I’m worth. My confidence level has skyrocketed. I no longer believe in “starving artists”. I am a prospering artist. I am able to make a living and a life for myself.

This higher belief in myself has rubbed off on each of the female artists in my band. It’s amazing how these ideas spread. Rosie & the Riveters booked over 40 shows in a province with a population the size of 1 million (with no industry support  – meaning we do it all ourselves). Each of the Riveters has her own artistic business and those continue to expand as we learn and support each other. We have a new album coming out. Our plan is to leverage the online business skills I’ve learned in B-School to expand our audience and keep building our musical careers.

Through my own creative business as a launch strategist, I was able to pay off $30,000 of debt incurred from my career as a touring musician. I raised my income from negative to over $5000 a month. I am now debt-free and have a substantial savings plan. Even my provincial Chamber of Commerce is taking note; I’m a finalist for a marketing award next to casino hotels and construction companies. My husband is happy and fully supportive of my career. Our marriage is better because I have better work/life balance. When I’m not on tour with the Riveters, I am able to spend my weekends enjoying my free time with my family. I went from working 10-12 hour days, 7 days a week as a starving musician to having a balanced Monday-Friday schedule with 6-8 hour work days. Since I am now sufficiently self-employed, I was able to do half of the course while in Mexico visiting my cousin. This is an example of an entrepreneurial perk that I would have never been able to do, let alone afford, before B-School.

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Farideh Ceaser

Musician & Launch Strategist

Canada

I no longer believe in “starving artists”. I am a prospering artist. I am able to make a living and a life for myself.”

Before B-School, I was an independent musician who was constantly touring on the road. In one year, I played in the UK, Australia, US and Canada. I was good at building buzz and attracting an audience, but I was struggling to life the life I had always dreamed of. On top of that, I was sick, overworked and unhappy. I woke up and saw that I had two options to make the life I wanted for myself: 1) move to a big city or 2) figure out how to run an online business, so I could live in my small Canadian city, do music and make money.

I stumbled upon B-School and realized that this course was exactly what I needed. I needed to get a grip on online marketing to support my musical career. I desired to become a creative entrepreneur and knew that B-School would propel me in the direction of creating the life of my dreams.

I remember how hungry I was for the B-School material. I couldn’t wait for each Monday to get the new lessons. Halfway through B-School, I began a 21 day tour with my all girl band Rosie & the Riveters. Thank goodness there were so many format options for consuming the course material! I’d listen in to the B-School live calls and training while I was driving the tour van or getting my hair and makeup done before a show.

The key to being a successful musician is diversification. Along with performing, I started helping other artists with their marketing plans. Within months, I was attracting a variety of clients from yogis to orthodontists. As my business continued to grow, I continued to use the skills I had learned in B-School. When the next year rolled around, I was itching for more B-School material. Without a doubt, I re-enrolled in B-School. This session was even better and because I’d actually applied what I’d learned the previous year so I could try new things that I didn’t grasp the first go around. As I grow and my business grows, the material continues to teach me more and more.

Over time, I’ve found really unusual ways to marry my love of marketing and my love of music. I started writing songs about running an online business. I also write jingles for other entrepreneurs. I recently found my niche by combining knowledge of building an audience and online marketing with my experience in launching CDs, live events and workshops. I am now a launch strategist.

My life now is amazing. I tour with my band Rosie & the Riveters, but I still get to live close to family. I’m building a business that supports my creativity, my family and my dreams. I am able to use my true strengths to live the life I desire. After taking B-School, my biggest shift has been readjusting what I believe I’m worth. My confidence level has skyrocketed. I no longer believe in “starving artists”. I am a prospering artist. I am able to make a living and a life for myself.

This higher belief in myself has rubbed off on each of the female artists in my band. It’s amazing how these ideas spread. Rosie & the Riveters booked over 40 shows in a province with a population the size of 1 million (with no industry support  – meaning we do it all ourselves). Each of the Riveters has her own artistic business and those continue to expand as we learn and support each other. We have a new album coming out. Our plan is to leverage the online business skills I’ve learned in B-School to expand our audience and keep building our musical careers.

Through my own creative business as a launch strategist, I was able to pay off $30,000 of debt incurred from my career as a touring musician. I raised my income from negative to over $5000 a month. I am now debt-free and have a substantial savings plan. Even my provincial Chamber of Commerce is taking note; I’m a finalist for a marketing award next to casino hotels and construction companies. My husband is happy and fully supportive of my career. Our marriage is better because I have better work/life balance. When I’m not on tour with the Riveters, I am able to spend my weekends enjoying my free time with my family. I went from working 10-12 hour days, 7 days a week as a starving musician to having a balanced Monday-Friday schedule with 6-8 hour work days. Since I am now sufficiently self-employed, I was able to do half of the course while in Mexico visiting my cousin. This is an example of an entrepreneurial perk that I would have never been able to do, let alone afford, before B-School.

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Marisa Pahl

Artist + Educator

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Today, I make double the salary I earned when I was employed full time by someone else, only 2.5 years ago”
Thanks to the heart centred philosophy and tough business love in B-School, my partner and I will be in a great place financially when the time comes to adopt or do In Vitro.”

Marisa Pahl

Artist + Educator

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Today, I make double the salary I earned when I was employed full time by someone else, only 2.5 years ago. Now I have a flexible schedule which means I have time to cook healthy, whole foods meals every day and take good care of my puppy Poppy. Instead of two weeks holiday I take up to 3 months off every year – and my partner and I try for one unplugged weekend trip every month to a nearby west coast island. Better yet, I’m taking small steps daily to get where I want to go – which is more painting, more creativity and truly being of service to people and communities I care about. I wasn’t sure before B-School if I could be successful enough as an artist to have kids. I want to start a family in the next 3 years. Thanks to the heart centred philosophy and tough business love in B-School, my partner and I will be in a great place financially when the time comes to adopt or do In Vitro. As two female parents, I worry about being financially stable enough to thrive during that process.

We’re not at the finish line yet (my business is still growing and mastering cash flow is a learning curve in itself) but I feel confident that we are heading in the right direction. Thank you Marie!

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Marisa Pahl

Artist + Educator

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Today, I make double the salary I earned when I was employed full time by someone else, only 2.5 years ago”

Today, I make double the salary I earned when I was employed full time by someone else, only 2.5 years ago. Now I have a flexible schedule which means I have time to cook healthy, whole foods meals every day and take good care of my puppy Poppy. Instead of two weeks holiday I take up to 3 months off every year – and my partner and I try for one unplugged weekend trip every month to a nearby west coast island. Better yet, I’m taking small steps daily to get where I want to go – which is more painting, more creativity and truly being of service to people and communities I care about. I wasn’t sure before B-School if I could be successful enough as an artist to have kids. I want to start a family in the next 3 years. Thanks to the heart centred philosophy and tough business love in B-School, my partner and I will be in a great place financially when the time comes to adopt or do In Vitro. As two female parents, I worry about being financially stable enough to thrive during that process.

We’re not at the finish line yet (my business is still growing and mastering cash flow is a learning curve in itself) but I feel confident that we are heading in the right direction. Thank you Marie!

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Bridget Morris

Owner of Bella Forte Bookbinding & Letterpress

Pennsylvania, USA

Today my business is in the 6 figures with goals of growing to a 7 figure business within the next 4 years.”
Because of B-School, I really stepped it up a notch in the high quality of products we create. Overall, business continues to grow and I see so much potential in new products and offerings on a greater scale.”

Bridget Morris

Owner of Bella Forte Bookbinding & Letterpress

Pennsylvania, USA

In 2011 I was a newly single mom after a 14 year marriage that strangled my creativity and potential. After the divorce I was determined to make sure my business, myself and my children thrived. I had a studio in my house and was in “business” for 22 years already.

That was 4 years ago when I was trying to survive. Today my business is in the 6 figures with goals of growing to a 7 figure business within the next 4 years.

My customers were mostly local and business was less than steady but I knew what I was doing was needed and I was great at what I did. My customers now are global and have included Apple, Comcast, Commando, PNC, Carat, Magnum Photos, SelectNY, Yahoo!, The Vatican, Chobani, Bash,Benue State Government in Nigeria, many many photographers and galleries in the world, architects, high end real estate investors and more!

I was a team of one, now I have 3 people working for me and have a small team of part time workers who come in when we get crushed with rush jobs (which is often!). Since B School I have moved in over 4 tons of new equipment and continue to buy equipment that helps production speed up-even though we do everything by hand. I have a studio manager who takes care of billing, invoicing and all that biz stuff that this creative person would rather watch someone else do.

Our books are beautiful and organized. I have zero debt. I am also putting my son through college on my own. My daughter is applying to colleges this year and I have no concerns about being able to pay for her college.

Professionally I am so much more confident in my work and because of B-School I really stepped it up a notch or two in the high quality of products we create. Overall, business continues to grow and I see so much potential in new products and offerings on a greater scale. I do not think there is anyone else doing the kind of work we do here.

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Bridget Morris

Owner of Bella Forte Bookbinding & Letterpress

Pennsylvania, USA

Today my business is in the 6 figures with goals of growing to a 7 figure business within the next 4 years.”

In 2011 I was a newly single mom after a 14 year marriage that strangled my creativity and potential. After the divorce I was determined to make sure my business, myself and my children thrived. I had a studio in my house and was in “business” for 22 years already.

That was 4 years ago when I was trying to survive. Today my business is in the 6 figures with goals of growing to a 7 figure business within the next 4 years.

My customers were mostly local and business was less than steady but I knew what I was doing was needed and I was great at what I did. My customers now are global and have included Apple, Comcast, Commando, PNC, Carat, Magnum Photos, SelectNY, Yahoo!, The Vatican, Chobani, Bash,Benue State Government in Nigeria, many many photographers and galleries in the world, architects, high end real estate investors and more!

I was a team of one, now I have 3 people working for me and have a small team of part time workers who come in when we get crushed with rush jobs (which is often!). Since B School I have moved in over 4 tons of new equipment and continue to buy equipment that helps production speed up-even though we do everything by hand. I have a studio manager who takes care of billing, invoicing and all that biz stuff that this creative person would rather watch someone else do.

Our books are beautiful and organized. I have zero debt. I am also putting my son through college on my own. My daughter is applying to colleges this year and I have no concerns about being able to pay for her college.

Professionally I am so much more confident in my work and because of B-School I really stepped it up a notch or two in the high quality of products we create. Overall, business continues to grow and I see so much potential in new products and offerings on a greater scale. I do not think there is anyone else doing the kind of work we do here.

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Sarah Jenks

Emotional Eating Coach & Founder of Live More, Weigh Less

USA

I made $50,000 on my first launch which was more than I had made the first three years of my business COMBINED.”
I was able to support myself through two maternity leaves, hire a team to keep things running while I was away, have a full time nanny, a beautiful home, a comfortable life and a flexible schedule to be with my kids when I want to.”

Sarah Jenks

Emotional Eating Coach & Founder of Live More, Weigh Less

USA

Getting serious about my income after three years of “guessing” in entrepreneurship lead me to enroll in B-School in 2012. I created my signature program Live More Weigh Less using all of the training in the program from how to create it to how to launch it.  I made $50,000 on my first launch which was more than I had made the first three years of my business COMBINED. In 2013 I launched Live More Weigh Less twice (again using all the skills I learned in B-School) and made mid six-figures where I’ve been consistently earning ever since.  I am so grateful for the training that has allowed me to earn at this level because I had a baby in 2014 AND 2015. I was able to support myself through two maternity leaves, hire a team to keep things running while I was away, have a full time nanny, a beautiful home, a comfortable life and a flexible schedule to be with my kids when I want to. More than anything, I am really freaking proud of myself for supporting my family financially and emotionally in the midst of having babies.  It hasn’t been easy, having your own business and being a mother is ton of work, but it can be done, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Getting serious about my income after three years of “guessing” in entrepreneurship lead me to enroll in B-School in 2012. I created my signature program Live More Weigh Less using all of the training in the program from how to create it to how to launch it.  I made $50,000 on my first launch which was more than I had made the first three years of my business COMBINED. In 2013 I launched Live More Weigh Less twice (again using all the skills I learned in B-School) and made mid six-figures where I’ve been consistently earning ever since.  I am so grateful for the training that has allowed me to earn at this level because I had a baby in 2014 AND 2015. I was able to support myself through two maternity leaves, hire a team to keep things running while I was away, have a full time nanny, a beautiful home, a comfortable life and a flexible schedule to be with my kids when I want to. More than anything, I am really freaking proud of myself for supporting my family financially and emotionally in the midst of having babies.  It hasn’t been easy, having your own business and being a mother is ton of work, but it can be done, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I have an MBA and a decade of corporate experience and this program still taught me something new in every module.”
I have an MBA and a decade of corporate experience and this program still taught me something new in every module. I had to be brutally honest about what my real strengths were, who I really wanted to work with, and how much my services were really worth.”

Lindsay Roselle

Entrepreneur, Business Coach, and Brand Strategist, Founder of Women& Inc and Mindstream Yoga

Colorado, USA

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Tracey Ceurvels

Editor-in-Chief at The NYC Kitchen

New York, USA

Working for myself on my own terms and on my own schedule is incredibly fulfilling, and I have Marie to thank for that.”
I was trying to figure out how to create work that would allow me to be there for my daughter 100%. I didn’t want the 9-6 grind anymore. Enter B-School. Working for myself on my own terms and on my own schedule is incredibly fulfilling.”

Tracey Ceurvels

Editor-in-Chief at The NYC Kitchen

New York, USA

Back when I took B-School I was trying to figure out how to create work that would allow me to be there for my daughter 100%. I’d worked at magazines and a few Internet companies, and I didn’t want the 9-6 grind anymore. Enter B-School. Through the course work and inspiration from Marie to create a life I love, I was able to do exactly that. Everyday I pick up my 8-year old daughter Sabrina from school, I attend all her events, and even more exciting, I’ve inspired Sabrina to appreciate food beyond the usual kid-friendly chicken fingers — and I hope to do that for other families. Thanks to what I learned at B-School, I have a cookbook coming out from Skyhorse Publishing called The NYC Kitchen: Recipes inspired by the specialty food shops, spice stores, and markets of New York City and I started a tea company: The NYC Tea & Trading Company. Working for myself on my own terms and on my own schedule is incredibly fulfilling, and I have Marie to thank for that.

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Tracey Ceurvels

Editor-in-Chief at The NYC Kitchen

New York, USA

Working for myself on my own terms and on my own schedule is incredibly fulfilling, and I have Marie to thank for that.”

Back when I took B-School I was trying to figure out how to create work that would allow me to be there for my daughter 100%. I’d worked at magazines and a few Internet companies, and I didn’t want the 9-6 grind anymore. Enter B-School. Through the course work and inspiration from Marie to create a life I love, I was able to do exactly that. Everyday I pick up my 8-year old daughter Sabrina from school, I attend all her events, and even more exciting, I’ve inspired Sabrina to appreciate food beyond the usual kid-friendly chicken fingers — and I hope to do that for other families. Thanks to what I learned at B-School, I have a cookbook coming out from Skyhorse Publishing called The NYC Kitchen: Recipes inspired by the specialty food shops, spice stores, and markets of New York City and I started a tea company: The NYC Tea & Trading Company. Working for myself on my own terms and on my own schedule is incredibly fulfilling, and I have Marie to thank for that.

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Joanna Rotkin

Dance Artist/Movement Educator & Artistic Director of Joanna and The Agitators

USA

B-School changed everything for me. I love that most of my day is spent dancing. And I get to make all the decisions and figure it out on my own.”
B-School changed everything for me. Even with the mistakes and the oops moments, and the uninspired times. I love love love working for myself with no one stopping me from trying a wild and crazy idea. And I love that most of my day is spent dancing.”

Joanna Rotkin

Dance Artist/Movement Educator & Artistic Director of Joanna and The Agitators

USA

Before Marie:

I was an adjunct professor at two local universities teaching dance. On the side, I was writing grants to fund my performances. I was struggling. I was becoming bitter. I was exhausted. I wasn’t going anywhere. I was spinning my wheels. I was barely making it financially, and I was scared all the time about money.  I was awake at least one night a week worrying about how I was going to cover my expenses.

After Marie:

OMG!!! The freedom! I was so scared to start B-School in 2014 because I didn’t know any other modern/post modern dancers doing it this way. It seemed almost sacrilegious. I was wary, for sure. But oh, the Joy! The exuberance that I acquired by doing B-School. Everything has changed. I am out of the university system, teaching 3 classes a week to a wonderful and irreverent group of people from all walks of life. I have highly trained dancers looking for new ways to enter into their bodies as well as people who have never danced and are scared out of their wits to come to class. But they come anyway, they show up, and we all find the magic and the laughter and the unknown together. I have 22 year-olds just finding their way in the world, and 82 year-olds grappling with the fact that they are coming to the end of a well lived life.

It is truly an amazing experience, that I get to lead and facilitate 3 days a week, and I get paid to do it! And I get to make all the decisions and figure it out on my own. I love that. Even with the mistakes and the oops moments, and the uninspired times. I love love love working for myself with no one stopping me from trying a wild and crazy idea. Performance wise I am still writing grants, and am trying to figure out how to apply all I learned in B-School to this aspect of who I am as a dance artist. But I can feel a change coming, and can feel my work in B-School starting to influence this as well.

B-School changed everything for me.

I am more at ease in myself.

I am more at ease in the world.

I am more at ease as a dance artist and movement educator.

I have stopped being scared to be myself.

I realized that I am a gypsy at heart (and also a total homebody).

I am messy and wild and unrefined, and I am finally relaxing into that fact.

I have stopped being scared about money, which is weird, because I am definitely not one of those B-Schoolers raking in the cash and only working 4 hours a week. I still struggle and I am not taking trips to exotic places, and I am working a lot, but because of B-School, something shifted in me. For some reason, I understand that the money will come, and then it will go, and then it will come again. I understand, on a deep level, that I will grow and learn, that I will fail and make mistakes and be uninspired and unsure sometimes. I get and understand that cycle, and so it isn’t so frightening anymore. And that gives me peace, freedom, and joy. I love waking up in the morning after a good night’s sleep, putting on my dance pants, piling my unkempt hair on top of my head, and starting my day. I love that most of my day is spent dancing.

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Joanna Rotkin

Dance Artist/Movement Educator & Artistic Director of Joanna and The Agitators

USA

B-School changed everything for me. I love that most of my day is spent dancing. And I get to make all the decisions and figure it out on my own.”

Before Marie:

I was an adjunct professor at two local universities teaching dance. On the side, I was writing grants to fund my performances. I was struggling. I was becoming bitter. I was exhausted. I wasn’t going anywhere. I was spinning my wheels. I was barely making it financially, and I was scared all the time about money.  I was awake at least one night a week worrying about how I was going to cover my expenses.

After Marie:

OMG!!! The freedom! I was so scared to start B-School in 2014 because I didn’t know any other modern/post modern dancers doing it this way. It seemed almost sacrilegious. I was wary, for sure. But oh, the Joy! The exuberance that I acquired by doing B-School. Everything has changed. I am out of the university system, teaching 3 classes a week to a wonderful and irreverent group of people from all walks of life. I have highly trained dancers looking for new ways to enter into their bodies as well as people who have never danced and are scared out of their wits to come to class. But they come anyway, they show up, and we all find the magic and the laughter and the unknown together. I have 22 year-olds just finding their way in the world, and 82 year-olds grappling with the fact that they are coming to the end of a well lived life.

It is truly an amazing experience, that I get to lead and facilitate 3 days a week, and I get paid to do it! And I get to make all the decisions and figure it out on my own. I love that. Even with the mistakes and the oops moments, and the uninspired times. I love love love working for myself with no one stopping me from trying a wild and crazy idea. Performance wise I am still writing grants, and am trying to figure out how to apply all I learned in B-School to this aspect of who I am as a dance artist. But I can feel a change coming, and can feel my work in B-School starting to influence this as well.

B-School changed everything for me.

I am more at ease in myself.

I am more at ease in the world.

I am more at ease as a dance artist and movement educator.

I have stopped being scared to be myself.

I realized that I am a gypsy at heart (and also a total homebody).

I am messy and wild and unrefined, and I am finally relaxing into that fact.

I have stopped being scared about money, which is weird, because I am definitely not one of those B-Schoolers raking in the cash and only working 4 hours a week. I still struggle and I am not taking trips to exotic places, and I am working a lot, but because of B-School, something shifted in me. For some reason, I understand that the money will come, and then it will go, and then it will come again. I understand, on a deep level, that I will grow and learn, that I will fail and make mistakes and be uninspired and unsure sometimes. I get and understand that cycle, and so it isn’t so frightening anymore. And that gives me peace, freedom, and joy. I love waking up in the morning after a good night’s sleep, putting on my dance pants, piling my unkempt hair on top of my head, and starting my day. I love that most of my day is spent dancing.

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Karen Rudkin-Moody

Genius Marketer, Chief Cook and Boat Washer, Ryan Moody Fishing & Barra Basics

Queensland, Australia

The B-School training helps me to realize Rome wasn't built in a day and to focus on what is important.”
Now we have a blog, an active fishing community and a cranking Facebook page not to mention over 240 peeps have done the course equating to $265,000 in revenue in our first year. WOW!”

Karen Rudkin-Moody

Genius Marketer, Chief Cook and Boat Washer, Ryan Moody Fishing & Barra Basics

Queensland, Australia

My career has been a marine biologist and marine ranger who loved my job however, after a boss change, I was finding working for the Government difficult. We live in a tiny town with limited other job prospects and saw Marie while looking for an idea for a business. Seeing that she had B-School, I wondered if I could create an online course about how I recovered from alcoholism. I did B-School part time and soon realized that my hubby had the authority factor already as an accomplished and respected angler for barramundi (a prized Australian sportsfish). We taught ourselves, photoshop, video editing, website development, video hosting, Facebook and youtube. Everything! Yikes it was a head spin and soon became obvious I needed to do it full time. So I quit my job two months before our first launch after exhausting all my long service and leave. We launched Barra Basics, our online fishing course for barramundi and the response was amazing. The students raved about it, catching barra within a week of doing the course. Some of they guys went so far to say it changed their lives! What a confidence booster. That initial launch generated $70,000 in sales, most of which we fed straight back into the business. And even better, we are able to spread our message of catch and release sustainable fishing to a whole new audience of anglers. The students raved about it. Some of they guys went so far to say it changed their lives! We are very catch and release oriented and are spreading the word that you don’t have to kill it to experience the thrill.

The B-School training helps me to realize Rome wasn’t built in a day and to focus on what is important. We are working on automating more, building contacts in the industry and promoting Ryan Moody the brand even more. Prior to B-School we had an old coded website that just sat there with no way of collecting emails. Now we have a blog, an active fishing community and a cranking Facebook page not to mention over 240 peeps have done the course equating to $265,000 in revenue in our first year. WOW!

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Karen Rudkin-Moody

Genius Marketer, Chief Cook and Boat Washer, Ryan Moody Fishing & Barra Basics

Queensland, Australia

The B-School training helps me to realize Rome wasn't built in a day and to focus on what is important.”

My career has been a marine biologist and marine ranger who loved my job however, after a boss change, I was finding working for the Government difficult. We live in a tiny town with limited other job prospects and saw Marie while looking for an idea for a business. Seeing that she had B-School, I wondered if I could create an online course about how I recovered from alcoholism. I did B-School part time and soon realized that my hubby had the authority factor already as an accomplished and respected angler for barramundi (a prized Australian sportsfish). We taught ourselves, photoshop, video editing, website development, video hosting, Facebook and youtube. Everything! Yikes it was a head spin and soon became obvious I needed to do it full time. So I quit my job two months before our first launch after exhausting all my long service and leave. We launched Barra Basics, our online fishing course for barramundi and the response was amazing. The students raved about it, catching barra within a week of doing the course. Some of they guys went so far to say it changed their lives! What a confidence booster. That initial launch generated $70,000 in sales, most of which we fed straight back into the business. And even better, we are able to spread our message of catch and release sustainable fishing to a whole new audience of anglers. The students raved about it. Some of they guys went so far to say it changed their lives! We are very catch and release oriented and are spreading the word that you don’t have to kill it to experience the thrill.

The B-School training helps me to realize Rome wasn’t built in a day and to focus on what is important. We are working on automating more, building contacts in the industry and promoting Ryan Moody the brand even more. Prior to B-School we had an old coded website that just sat there with no way of collecting emails. Now we have a blog, an active fishing community and a cranking Facebook page not to mention over 240 peeps have done the course equating to $265,000 in revenue in our first year. WOW!

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Brenda Lavell

Founder of Phydeaux Designs & Fiber

California, USA

Before B-School, I was a full time manager at the Stanford School of Medicine, but increasingly unhappy and unfulfilled.”
B-School changed my life completely. I was able to care for my Mom and support my Dad while her cancer grew worse. It gave me the knowledge, tools and resources I needed. My first holiday season post B-School, I quadrupled the previous quarter's gross revenue. B-School changed my life completely. I was terrified of spending the money, but knew that if I implemented the things I learned, I would at least earn my investment back. My first holiday season post B-School, I quadrupled the previous quarter's gross revenue.”

Brenda Lavell

Founder of Phydeaux Designs & Fiber

California, USA

Before B-School, I was a more than full time manager at the Stanford School of Medicine, on the fast track to senior management for the school, but increasingly unhappy and unfulfilled. Crazy long hours, super stress, all the usual, but that six figure salary and fantastic benefits were hard to turn my back on. I’d started my little creative biz, Phydeaux, in January 2008, desperate for a creative outlet after earning my degree nights/weekends while working those crazy manager hours. Phydeaux started as a hand knit business, selling scarves and cowls on Etsy. I think I grossed four figures in my first year, which is so exciting.

But I was clueless with marketing and couldn’t figure out how to “get my name out there.” I learned so much my first couple of years selling online, but couldn’t find The Secret Sauce. I took a medical leave from my job and decided not to return. I couldn’t make decisions, completely frozen in fear of misstepping. I was so completely stuck, not able to move forward or even backward. I listened to all the wrong people. Worse, I spent every last penny I had, including my retirement fund, by the month that I started B-School in 2011.

B-School changed my life completely. In a good way. I was terrified of spending the money, but absolutely knew that if I implemented the most crucial things I learned, I would at least earn my investment back. My first holiday season post B-School, I quadrupled the previous quarter’s gross revenue. I introduced hand dyed yarn, which I’d wanted to do, but was frozen in fear, and Phydeaux started taking off.

Also during that time, I was struggling with life decisions while my mother was diagnosed with, then treated for cancer. My business continued to grown during 2012, while Mom’s health declined. I made the hardest decision of my life and gave up my life, career and friends in the San Francisco Bay Area – my home of more than 20 years – in order to care for my Mom and support my Dad while her cancer grew worse and worse. To live in a very small town with very few jobs, and none in my field. Phydeaux HAD to work as my full time job.

I moved in Summer 2012, relying on effective marketing, and ended up more than tripling my previous year’s gross revenue. Mom passed away in hospice in early 2013. I won’t lie – this was a terrible time and my business suffered greatly. I was close to selling and moving back to the city, but didn’t want to leave Dad. So in a ‘make it work’ moment, we both decided to go all in with Phydeaux (Dad via his emotional support). I more than doubled the previous year’s income and had my first six figure year.

2014 was another challenging year. Dad and I now live together. We moved to a tiny community in the mountains. I’m so beyond grateful that I’m able to live with my Dad while generating the revenue necessary to live. I thought I might double last year’s gross revenue, for a $20+K year, and still just might, but I exceeded last year’s gross this summer, and can hardly believe it.

B-School gave me the knowledge, skills, tools and resources I needed to create … a business and life I love. It wasn’t the life I was set out to live. But it’s the life I ended up having, and I couldn’t have done so without knowing how to create a business that moves with me. I’ve always struggled with self-confidence, but now always feel confident in HOW to do the things I used to be boggled by. Each year, I go through the program again and learn so much more. Now that we’re not moving anywhere for awhile (knock on wood – three times in two years is too much for me!), I am so looking forward to deeper understanding of marketing and really immersing myself in copywriting and branding.

I started out as a tiny Etsy shop. Always on the hunt for The Secret Sauce, to break the code to make consistent sales. I now know what The Secret Sauce is: marketing. For this I’m eternally and truly grateful, Marie. Thank you.

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Brenda Lavell

Founder of Phydeaux Designs & Fiber

California, USA

Before B-School, I was a full time manager at the Stanford School of Medicine, but increasingly unhappy and unfulfilled.”

Before B-School, I was a more than full time manager at the Stanford School of Medicine, on the fast track to senior management for the school, but increasingly unhappy and unfulfilled. Crazy long hours, super stress, all the usual, but that six figure salary and fantastic benefits were hard to turn my back on. I’d started my little creative biz, Phydeaux, in January 2008, desperate for a creative outlet after earning my degree nights/weekends while working those crazy manager hours. Phydeaux started as a hand knit business, selling scarves and cowls on Etsy. I think I grossed four figures in my first year, which is so exciting.

But I was clueless with marketing and couldn’t figure out how to “get my name out there.” I learned so much my first couple of years selling online, but couldn’t find The Secret Sauce. I took a medical leave from my job and decided not to return. I couldn’t make decisions, completely frozen in fear of misstepping. I was so completely stuck, not able to move forward or even backward. I listened to all the wrong people. Worse, I spent every last penny I had, including my retirement fund, by the month that I started B-School in 2011.

B-School changed my life completely. In a good way. I was terrified of spending the money, but absolutely knew that if I implemented the most crucial things I learned, I would at least earn my investment back. My first holiday season post B-School, I quadrupled the previous quarter’s gross revenue. I introduced hand dyed yarn, which I’d wanted to do, but was frozen in fear, and Phydeaux started taking off.

Also during that time, I was struggling with life decisions while my mother was diagnosed with, then treated for cancer. My business continued to grown during 2012, while Mom’s health declined. I made the hardest decision of my life and gave up my life, career and friends in the San Francisco Bay Area – my home of more than 20 years – in order to care for my Mom and support my Dad while her cancer grew worse and worse. To live in a very small town with very few jobs, and none in my field. Phydeaux HAD to work as my full time job.

I moved in Summer 2012, relying on effective marketing, and ended up more than tripling my previous year’s gross revenue. Mom passed away in hospice in early 2013. I won’t lie – this was a terrible time and my business suffered greatly. I was close to selling and moving back to the city, but didn’t want to leave Dad. So in a ‘make it work’ moment, we both decided to go all in with Phydeaux (Dad via his emotional support). I more than doubled the previous year’s income and had my first six figure year.

2014 was another challenging year. Dad and I now live together. We moved to a tiny community in the mountains. I’m so beyond grateful that I’m able to live with my Dad while generating the revenue necessary to live. I thought I might double last year’s gross revenue, for a $20+K year, and still just might, but I exceeded last year’s gross this summer, and can hardly believe it.

B-School gave me the knowledge, skills, tools and resources I needed to create … a business and life I love. It wasn’t the life I was set out to live. But it’s the life I ended up having, and I couldn’t have done so without knowing how to create a business that moves with me. I’ve always struggled with self-confidence, but now always feel confident in HOW to do the things I used to be boggled by. Each year, I go through the program again and learn so much more. Now that we’re not moving anywhere for awhile (knock on wood – three times in two years is too much for me!), I am so looking forward to deeper understanding of marketing and really immersing myself in copywriting and branding.

I started out as a tiny Etsy shop. Always on the hunt for The Secret Sauce, to break the code to make consistent sales. I now know what The Secret Sauce is: marketing. For this I’m eternally and truly grateful, Marie. Thank you.

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Kristin Lajeunesse

Creative Marketing Strategist

Location Independent

Before B-School I was working both a full-time, 9-5 job and a part-time job, trying to keep up with rent and student loans.”
While I may not be swimming in dolluh-bills (YET!), I feel emotionally, spiritually, and even financially free. I do not report to anyone and my days are often flexible. Sometimes I work fewer hours, or take whole days off in the middle of the week to go snorkeling or lava tube hiking.”

Kristin Lajeunesse

Creative Marketing Strategist

Location Independent

Before B-School I was working both a full-time, 9-5 job and a part-time job, trying to keep up with rent and student loans. Around the same time I learned of you, Marie I had been feeling this immense urge to change my life. I didn’t know exactly how or why, but I knew something had to change. Not that my life was bad though. I liked my jobs, I had a great relationship, and was living in a city I really enjoyed. But still, something felt unsettled.

I remember sitting at my computer, sweating profusely as I hit the “pay now” button on B-School. It was the most money (that of which I didn’t truly have) I’d ever spent at one time. And I’d never before paid for any program like B-School (haven’t since, actually. I just keep enrolling in yours).

The world of online business was completely new to me but it struck a chord like nothing ever before. I’d stay up late watching your training modules and get up early before work to put the lessons into play. I’d never been more excited or exhausted in my life.

Less than a year later I quit my 9-5 job AND my part-time job, and started my own consulting and freelance business (along with a few other side-projects). I knew I wanted to work remotely so that I could travel. So I started brainstorming ways to do that. In the process I ended up coming up with the idea for the project that took me out of my apartment and moved me into a renovated G20 sports van.

Will Travel For Vegan Food was born and I set out on a solo, 2-year-long road trip to try and eat at every vegan restaurant in the US. I‘ve visited all 50 states, dined at over 547 vegan restaurants, and am soon to become a first-time published author. I mean, WOWie!!

Fast forward to today and I’m writing to you from the Big Island of Hawaii before I relocate to Chicago.

All the while Marie, it’s been you who has been a guiding and inspiring force throughout the journey that has taken place from the time I first learned of you to this moment here, as I type these words. While I don’t have much in the way of financial numbers to share, what I do have to thank you and B-School for is the kick in the pants to go out and make some real changes in my life. To take actionable steps to see those feelings and intuitions through. While I may not be swimming in dolluh-bills (YET!), I do feel more ‘at home’ in this life I’ve created for myself, than ever before. I feel emotionally, spiritually, and even financially free. And ya know what, that’s really something.

My biggest takeaway though, Marie – and what I continue to learn from you and each year of B-School – is that… wait for it.. “everything is figure-out-able.” ?

I do not report to anyone and my days are often flexible. Sometimes I work fewer hours, or take whole days off in the middle of the week to go snorkeling or lava tube hiking. This life is made possible by all you do, Marie. By feeding that spark in me those few years ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you. xoxo

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Kristin Lajeunesse

Creative Marketing Strategist

Location Independent

Before B-School I was working both a full-time, 9-5 job and a part-time job, trying to keep up with rent and student loans.”

Before B-School I was working both a full-time, 9-5 job and a part-time job, trying to keep up with rent and student loans. Around the same time I learned of you, Marie I had been feeling this immense urge to change my life. I didn’t know exactly how or why, but I knew something had to change. Not that my life was bad though. I liked my jobs, I had a great relationship, and was living in a city I really enjoyed. But still, something felt unsettled.

I remember sitting at my computer, sweating profusely as I hit the “pay now” button on B-School. It was the most money (that of which I didn’t truly have) I’d ever spent at one time. And I’d never before paid for any program like B-School (haven’t since, actually. I just keep enrolling in yours).

The world of online business was completely new to me but it struck a chord like nothing ever before. I’d stay up late watching your training modules and get up early before work to put the lessons into play. I’d never been more excited or exhausted in my life.

Less than a year later I quit my 9-5 job AND my part-time job, and started my own consulting and freelance business (along with a few other side-projects). I knew I wanted to work remotely so that I could travel. So I started brainstorming ways to do that. In the process I ended up coming up with the idea for the project that took me out of my apartment and moved me into a renovated G20 sports van.

Will Travel For Vegan Food was born and I set out on a solo, 2-year-long road trip to try and eat at every vegan restaurant in the US. I‘ve visited all 50 states, dined at over 547 vegan restaurants, and am soon to become a first-time published author. I mean, WOWie!!

Fast forward to today and I’m writing to you from the Big Island of Hawaii before I relocate to Chicago.

All the while Marie, it’s been you who has been a guiding and inspiring force throughout the journey that has taken place from the time I first learned of you to this moment here, as I type these words. While I don’t have much in the way of financial numbers to share, what I do have to thank you and B-School for is the kick in the pants to go out and make some real changes in my life. To take actionable steps to see those feelings and intuitions through. While I may not be swimming in dolluh-bills (YET!), I do feel more ‘at home’ in this life I’ve created for myself, than ever before. I feel emotionally, spiritually, and even financially free. And ya know what, that’s really something.

My biggest takeaway though, Marie – and what I continue to learn from you and each year of B-School – is that… wait for it.. “everything is figure-out-able.” ?

I do not report to anyone and my days are often flexible. Sometimes I work fewer hours, or take whole days off in the middle of the week to go snorkeling or lava tube hiking. This life is made possible by all you do, Marie. By feeding that spark in me those few years ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you. xoxo

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Wendy Woods

Personal Style Coach

Ontario, Canada

I used to work 60+ hours a week. Now I work 30 hours a week. I've maintained revenue, working half the time.”
I had no family time with my husband and daughter and that made me really sad. Enter B-School, which lead me to rethink my business. I used to work 60+ hours a week. Now I work 30 hours a week. I've maintained revenue, working half the time.”

Wendy Woods

Personal Style Coach

Ontario, Canada

When I joined B-School I had a one-year-old daughter and a five-year-old business that at one point felt successful, but no longer did. It wasn’t a money thing, it was a time thing… a freedom thing. My business model at the time required me to work evenings and weekends, sixty plus hours a week which before my daughter was totally cool for my life, but after her birth it was not. I had no family time with my husband and daughter and that made me feel really really sad.

Enter B-School, which lead me through everything I needed to rethink my business. I got to work implementing the easy-to-follow program and made major changes to the entire structure of my biz.

I stopped working on weekends, learned to say no when it made sense and yes! when it made sense, created new service offerings, launched a new website, and starting sending weekly style advice to my loyal subscribers. This has all lead to the most wonderful momentum in my biz and life. I feel liberated and oh so happy.

My business continues to evolve and as it does I consult the B-School modules regularly. (I’m in there at least once a month looking something up.) It’s so nice to have a base to come back to again and again.

I used to work 60+ hours a week, now I work 30 hours a week. I’ve have maintained revenue, working half the time (I actually make a little more). I no longer work weekends or evenings, my clients understand that and often encourage it. I’ve worked with incredible media outlets around the world including Vogue, GQ, Forbes, BBC and Elle. I’ve worked personally with hundreds of women all around the world (rather than a limited group closer to my home).

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Wendy Woods

Personal Style Coach

Ontario, Canada

I used to work 60+ hours a week. Now I work 30 hours a week. I've maintained revenue, working half the time.”

When I joined B-School I had a one-year-old daughter and a five-year-old business that at one point felt successful, but no longer did. It wasn’t a money thing, it was a time thing… a freedom thing. My business model at the time required me to work evenings and weekends, sixty plus hours a week which before my daughter was totally cool for my life, but after her birth it was not. I had no family time with my husband and daughter and that made me feel really really sad.

Enter B-School, which lead me through everything I needed to rethink my business. I got to work implementing the easy-to-follow program and made major changes to the entire structure of my biz.

I stopped working on weekends, learned to say no when it made sense and yes! when it made sense, created new service offerings, launched a new website, and starting sending weekly style advice to my loyal subscribers. This has all lead to the most wonderful momentum in my biz and life. I feel liberated and oh so happy.

My business continues to evolve and as it does I consult the B-School modules regularly. (I’m in there at least once a month looking something up.) It’s so nice to have a base to come back to again and again.

I used to work 60+ hours a week, now I work 30 hours a week. I’ve have maintained revenue, working half the time (I actually make a little more). I no longer work weekends or evenings, my clients understand that and often encourage it. I’ve worked with incredible media outlets around the world including Vogue, GQ, Forbes, BBC and Elle. I’ve worked personally with hundreds of women all around the world (rather than a limited group closer to my home).

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Brooke Summer

Photographer

Colorado, USA

I was terrified. I had never spent that much on growing my business, and the investment scared me more than anything”
The investment was well worth it, several times over. My revenue has more than doubled every single year since 2011. This is my first year with six figure revenue. My family and I travel consistently, and I have the flexibility to make my own schedule. ”

Brooke Summer

Photographer

Colorado, USA

In December of 2011, I was laid off from my full time corporate job, which we took as a sign to go full-time with my photography business. I was terrified. I had zero money, and when I read about B-School, I had to work with my husband to even afford doing it – it was a HUGE chunk of change for me. I had never spent that much on growing my business, and the investment scared me more than anything.

The investment was well worth it, several times over. While I admit, I was never really on top of things, I was always a little behind – I still paid attention! And I have gone back year after year to learn more and pick up even more. B-School is by far one of the best things I have ever done for my business. It was a complete mindset change, from “well I guess I’m a professional” to really knowing what the hell I was doing, and owning my business.

My revenue has more than doubled every single year since 2011. This is my first year with six figure revenue, and I’m SO proud that we moved into a downtown studio in April! While my services require me to be local, so I can’t have the work from anywhere mantra all the time, I have put most of my business online so that I can do SOME work from anywhere. My family and I travel consistently, and I have the flexibility to make my own schedule. I am able to be home most days when my son gets home from school – and am expecting our second child – and can BUILD my business around that, instead of working on someone else’s maternity timetable.

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Brooke Summer

Photographer

Colorado, USA

I was terrified. I had never spent that much on growing my business, and the investment scared me more than anything”

In December of 2011, I was laid off from my full time corporate job, which we took as a sign to go full-time with my photography business. I was terrified. I had zero money, and when I read about B-School, I had to work with my husband to even afford doing it – it was a HUGE chunk of change for me. I had never spent that much on growing my business, and the investment scared me more than anything.

The investment was well worth it, several times over. While I admit, I was never really on top of things, I was always a little behind – I still paid attention! And I have gone back year after year to learn more and pick up even more. B-School is by far one of the best things I have ever done for my business. It was a complete mindset change, from “well I guess I’m a professional” to really knowing what the hell I was doing, and owning my business.

My revenue has more than doubled every single year since 2011. This is my first year with six figure revenue, and I’m SO proud that we moved into a downtown studio in April! While my services require me to be local, so I can’t have the work from anywhere mantra all the time, I have put most of my business online so that I can do SOME work from anywhere. My family and I travel consistently, and I have the flexibility to make my own schedule. I am able to be home most days when my son gets home from school – and am expecting our second child – and can BUILD my business around that, instead of working on someone else’s maternity timetable.

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April DeMarco

Fine Artist & Jewelry Designer

New York, USA

When I did my research on B-School I wanted someone to guarantee that this was the right choice, that this was going to work for me.”
Almost two years later I am living a dream. I have two studios; one for painting, one for jewelry with an office in Cold Spring. These physical spaces are a huge accomplishment. After being a homebound mom, the fact that places of my own is paramount!”

April DeMarco

Fine Artist & Jewelry Designer

New York, USA

I felt there must have been something wrong with me. I had switched from a long time position teaching art and was now an at home mother while my husband supported us. All I kept thinking was about how many other women would die to be in my position, sitting around baking cake. I hate cake. Like any good catholic girl this came with the maddening crush of guilt that I wanted more than I had. The truth was- that there were dreams and goals I left on the table. The truth was, I hadn’t yet had a chance to be what I always wanted to be when I grew up.

When I did my research on B-School I wanted someone to guarantee me that this was the right choice, that this was going to work for me. It was too much responsibility to bare alone to know I could be given the tools to pursue my dream and learn that it actually wasn’t for me. It was about taking a risk. It was almost too much fear and at the same time I couldn’t go without knowing.

Here’s the kicker, I wasn’t a life coach or programing apps, I wanted to be guaranteed that this model for online leverage marketing can work for…..wait for it…. art. I can’t think of anything more unsuccessfully valued and understood than the business of making a living as an artist. And like many creatives, I had no idea about how to fit in all the things I make and do that are pieces of me into ONE business? Ok, I was asking too much here. What program on earth could actually answer these questions and do all this? I was insane and obsessed and yet I still kept emailing my questions over to Team Forleo.

Almost two years later I am living a dream. I know that sounds like such bullshit but let me lay it down for you. I have two studios, one for painting, one for jewelry with an office in Cold Spring. NY. These physical spaces are a huge accomplishment for me. After being a homebound mom, the fact that I have spaces and places of my own that I come to and focus is paramount! It’s also a sign of the growth and dedication I have to myself and businesses. That is right , I said “businessES”.

Not only do I set my own hours but I balance both disciplines of art and jewelry, gaining recognition by leaps and bounds. At this time I am in several stores and preparing to exhibit in my first national trade show to expand my work from coast to coast. I call the shots. I am driven by my creative moons and talents and am securely growing the right opportunities in communities of people who value the arts and the high end handmade because B-School taught me to attract them. B-School taught me how to attract anything I want. I wake up and decide if I am going to make a couture gemstone collar or follow through on a new idea for a painting. I feel like a celebrity in the way my drive has shifted from push energy to pull energy. I am attracting all the right clients and people.

I feel that my gifts are wanted and needed. I did not feel that before. Make no mistake, any success I have is because I was willing to face my shortcomings. This is the part that no one could do for me or guarantee success, not Marie, nobody, I had to take the reigns. I had to challenge my own sense of value for who I was and what my work was worth. This is the single most significant change I can speak to. What is the worth of a happy purpose driven loved one? Just ask my amazing husband and the biggest fans in my son and daughter.

There have been an eventful year of many great “firsts”, sales, shows, awards, press… but there was this one day last winter that really got me and got me good! My husband brought in the mail and handed me this odd shaped envelope. I opened it up and from the official seal to the heavy gloss type paper I was a little frozen. I was being awarded the Best of Westchester for Specialty Jewelry. I looked up at him and asked if he printed this out! I really thought this was not real. All along I had no idea who had their eye on me and where I was being noticed. Westchester Magazine covers the first county above the five boroughs in NYC. The entire Hudson Valley lives and dies by this magazine. A-Listers reside here from the Clintons to half of NY royalty.This issue alone residents live and die by. Now I am on this list of The Best of Westchester. OMG!

This is a far cry from where I was before B-School. I used to sell my work with what I called the “self esteem discount”. This completely explains the groveling desperate scarcity nature of selling before B-School. When a person would magically appear interested in my work so much that they were willing to pay me money for it. I was so grateful and in gratitude barely wanted to take money for this person’s validation of my work. “You like it? Take two!” Oh my God! It is hilarious now to think about it.

I can ramble on and on. I have to thank Marie and all of Team Forleo! It would be a huge honor to reach farther and wider than ever before to encourage other self doubting women to know it’s not too late to be what you wanted to be when you grow up.

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April DeMarco

Fine Artist & Jewelry Designer

New York, USA

When I did my research on B-School I wanted someone to guarantee that this was the right choice, that this was going to work for me.”

I felt there must have been something wrong with me. I had switched from a long time position teaching art and was now an at home mother while my husband supported us. All I kept thinking was about how many other women would die to be in my position, sitting around baking cake. I hate cake. Like any good catholic girl this came with the maddening crush of guilt that I wanted more than I had. The truth was- that there were dreams and goals I left on the table. The truth was, I hadn’t yet had a chance to be what I always wanted to be when I grew up.

When I did my research on B-School I wanted someone to guarantee me that this was the right choice, that this was going to work for me. It was too much responsibility to bare alone to know I could be given the tools to pursue my dream and learn that it actually wasn’t for me. It was about taking a risk. It was almost too much fear and at the same time I couldn’t go without knowing.

Here’s the kicker, I wasn’t a life coach or programing apps, I wanted to be guaranteed that this model for online leverage marketing can work for…..wait for it…. art. I can’t think of anything more unsuccessfully valued and understood than the business of making a living as an artist. And like many creatives, I had no idea about how to fit in all the things I make and do that are pieces of me into ONE business? Ok, I was asking too much here. What program on earth could actually answer these questions and do all this? I was insane and obsessed and yet I still kept emailing my questions over to Team Forleo.

Almost two years later I am living a dream. I know that sounds like such bullshit but let me lay it down for you. I have two studios, one for painting, one for jewelry with an office in Cold Spring. NY. These physical spaces are a huge accomplishment for me. After being a homebound mom, the fact that I have spaces and places of my own that I come to and focus is paramount! It’s also a sign of the growth and dedication I have to myself and businesses. That is right , I said “businessES”.

Not only do I set my own hours but I balance both disciplines of art and jewelry, gaining recognition by leaps and bounds. At this time I am in several stores and preparing to exhibit in my first national trade show to expand my work from coast to coast. I call the shots. I am driven by my creative moons and talents and am securely growing the right opportunities in communities of people who value the arts and the high end handmade because B-School taught me to attract them. B-School taught me how to attract anything I want. I wake up and decide if I am going to make a couture gemstone collar or follow through on a new idea for a painting. I feel like a celebrity in the way my drive has shifted from push energy to pull energy. I am attracting all the right clients and people.

I feel that my gifts are wanted and needed. I did not feel that before. Make no mistake, any success I have is because I was willing to face my shortcomings. This is the part that no one could do for me or guarantee success, not Marie, nobody, I had to take the reigns. I had to challenge my own sense of value for who I was and what my work was worth. This is the single most significant change I can speak to. What is the worth of a happy purpose driven loved one? Just ask my amazing husband and the biggest fans in my son and daughter.

There have been an eventful year of many great “firsts”, sales, shows, awards, press… but there was this one day last winter that really got me and got me good! My husband brought in the mail and handed me this odd shaped envelope. I opened it up and from the official seal to the heavy gloss type paper I was a little frozen. I was being awarded the Best of Westchester for Specialty Jewelry. I looked up at him and asked if he printed this out! I really thought this was not real. All along I had no idea who had their eye on me and where I was being noticed. Westchester Magazine covers the first county above the five boroughs in NYC. The entire Hudson Valley lives and dies by this magazine. A-Listers reside here from the Clintons to half of NY royalty.This issue alone residents live and die by. Now I am on this list of The Best of Westchester. OMG!

This is a far cry from where I was before B-School. I used to sell my work with what I called the “self esteem discount”. This completely explains the groveling desperate scarcity nature of selling before B-School. When a person would magically appear interested in my work so much that they were willing to pay me money for it. I was so grateful and in gratitude barely wanted to take money for this person’s validation of my work. “You like it? Take two!” Oh my God! It is hilarious now to think about it.

I can ramble on and on. I have to thank Marie and all of Team Forleo! It would be a huge honor to reach farther and wider than ever before to encourage other self doubting women to know it’s not too late to be what you wanted to be when you grow up.

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Mariah Dolan

Weight Loss Coach

Minnesota, USA

I did B-School with a newborn, 2, 4 & 6 year old. I work from home making almost as much as I did as a physical therapist, in half the time. ”
I did B-School with a newborn, 2, 4 and 6 year old. Now, I work from home making almost as much as I did as a physical therapist, in half the time. And I’ll easily surpass what I made as a physical therapist within the next 3 years. I control my destiny now.”

Mariah Dolan

Weight Loss Coach

Minnesota, USA

I took B-School with a newborn, 2, 4 and 6 year old. Every night I studied it and implemented the lesson plans. (Yes, totally exhausted!) But I was on FIRE! Even though I was exhausted with the kids, work lit me up rather than sucking the life out of me. I created a business I love that centers around my children. I can stop in the middle of the day to go to my 4 year olds concert — or my 6 year olds tea party at school. I could NEVER do that as a physical therapist because I couldn’t leave my patients scheduled for the day.  Now, I work from home making almost as much as I did as a physical therapist, in half the time. Amazing! And here’s the BEST part. I will easily surpass what I made as a physical therapist within the next three years. If I had stayed in the profession, my salary would have been capped. A supervisor/manager would have been the highest paid position for me. Not anymore. I control my own destiny now!

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Mariah Dolan

Weight Loss Coach

Minnesota, USA

I did B-School with a newborn, 2, 4 & 6 year old. I work from home making almost as much as I did as a physical therapist, in half the time. ”

I took B-School with a newborn, 2, 4 and 6 year old. Every night I studied it and implemented the lesson plans. (Yes, totally exhausted!) But I was on FIRE! Even though I was exhausted with the kids, work lit me up rather than sucking the life out of me. I created a business I love that centers around my children. I can stop in the middle of the day to go to my 4 year olds concert — or my 6 year olds tea party at school. I could NEVER do that as a physical therapist because I couldn’t leave my patients scheduled for the day.  Now, I work from home making almost as much as I did as a physical therapist, in half the time. Amazing! And here’s the BEST part. I will easily surpass what I made as a physical therapist within the next three years. If I had stayed in the profession, my salary would have been capped. A supervisor/manager would have been the highest paid position for me. Not anymore. I control my own destiny now!

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Yvonne Radley

Media Coach

UK

The freedom of having an online business means I can work from anywhere and spend time with my family. It’s the best investment I ever made.”
B-School helped me put in the foundations and grow my ideas. I was able to take my vision and make it a reality. I’ve just spent the past year traveling the world with my completely online coaching business and have taken my business to 6-figures this year.”

Yvonne Radley

Media Coach

UK

Before discovering B-School I was quite isolated in my work working from the second bedroom in my home and I had a few clients who were getting good results. Fast forward 18 months and I have just spent the past year traveling the world with my completely online coaching business and have taken my business to 6-figures this year.

Growing my business has allowed me to live the dream life I’d imagined. I employ my son full time and I just took my other son on a dream holiday to Italy. My clients are getting amazing results and one has just been featured on BBC1’s The Apprentice.

B-School helped me to put in the foundations and grow my ideas. With your help I was able to take my vision and make it a reality.  I felt like I have transformed since starting B School and my clients are transforming with me – I am inspiring them to travel and build online communities too. You have a ripple effect Marie – all the way over the pond into the UK and Europe.

The freedom of having an online business means I can work from anywhere and spend time with my family. It was the best investment I ever made.

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Yvonne Radley

Media Coach

UK

The freedom of having an online business means I can work from anywhere and spend time with my family. It’s the best investment I ever made.”

Before discovering B-School I was quite isolated in my work working from the second bedroom in my home and I had a few clients who were getting good results. Fast forward 18 months and I have just spent the past year traveling the world with my completely online coaching business and have taken my business to 6-figures this year.

Growing my business has allowed me to live the dream life I’d imagined. I employ my son full time and I just took my other son on a dream holiday to Italy. My clients are getting amazing results and one has just been featured on BBC1’s The Apprentice.

B-School helped me to put in the foundations and grow my ideas. With your help I was able to take my vision and make it a reality.  I felt like I have transformed since starting B School and my clients are transforming with me – I am inspiring them to travel and build online communities too. You have a ripple effect Marie – all the way over the pond into the UK and Europe.

The freedom of having an online business means I can work from anywhere and spend time with my family. It was the best investment I ever made.

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Lacy Boggs

Ghost Blogger

Colorado, USA

I doubled my income again and ended up bringing home what I had earned at my full-time magazine job, while still only working half-time.”
I left a full-time job as a magazine editor in 2011 to have my first child, and I knew I didn't want to go back; 60+ hour weeks, a psychopathic boss and very low pay weren't fun without a kid, and sounded even LESS fun with an infant.”

Lacy Boggs

Ghost Blogger

Colorado, USA

I left a full-time job as a magazine editor to have my first child, and I knew I didn’t want to go back; 60+ hour weeks, a psychopathic boss and very low pay weren’t fun without a kid, and sounded even LESS fun with an infant.

I wanted to start my own business, and my husband agreed that we could give it a year to see how it went. So I started a blog based on one of my print columns, and enrolled in B-School. The blog attracted modest attention but really never grew beyond a few thousand page views per month. I had picked a niche of budget-minded consumers, and was having a REALLY hard time selling them anything!

That first year went really poorly. I made about $5,000 for the entire year (and much of that was from freelance writing gigs I picked up). But by the end of the year, I had a new idea. My husband and I sat down and had a heart-to-heart, and agreed that I could try again. The catch? He challenged me to triple my income.

I started over with B-School and a new business idea: to put what I knew about writing and what I had learned about blogging to work for other people. It took off like a rocket! I had my first client almost as soon as I had a website up. It wasn’t the kind of overnight success you hear about where people hit six figures in their first six months, but it was success on my terms. I easily met my husband’s challenge — while only working part time and staying home with my baby.

The next year, I doubled my income again, and ended up bringing home almost exactly what I had earned at my full-time magazine job, while still only working half-time.

Now, I’m on track to double my income AGAIN, earning double my full-time salary I left behind — and still only working about 20 hours a week. I’m living the dream.

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Lacy Boggs

Ghost Blogger

Colorado, USA

I doubled my income again and ended up bringing home what I had earned at my full-time magazine job, while still only working half-time.”

I left a full-time job as a magazine editor to have my first child, and I knew I didn’t want to go back; 60+ hour weeks, a psychopathic boss and very low pay weren’t fun without a kid, and sounded even LESS fun with an infant.

I wanted to start my own business, and my husband agreed that we could give it a year to see how it went. So I started a blog based on one of my print columns, and enrolled in B-School. The blog attracted modest attention but really never grew beyond a few thousand page views per month. I had picked a niche of budget-minded consumers, and was having a REALLY hard time selling them anything!

That first year went really poorly. I made about $5,000 for the entire year (and much of that was from freelance writing gigs I picked up). But by the end of the year, I had a new idea. My husband and I sat down and had a heart-to-heart, and agreed that I could try again. The catch? He challenged me to triple my income.

I started over with B-School and a new business idea: to put what I knew about writing and what I had learned about blogging to work for other people. It took off like a rocket! I had my first client almost as soon as I had a website up. It wasn’t the kind of overnight success you hear about where people hit six figures in their first six months, but it was success on my terms. I easily met my husband’s challenge — while only working part time and staying home with my baby.

The next year, I doubled my income again, and ended up bringing home almost exactly what I had earned at my full-time magazine job, while still only working half-time.

Now, I’m on track to double my income AGAIN, earning double my full-time salary I left behind — and still only working about 20 hours a week. I’m living the dream.

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Mayi Carles de Larrinaga

Artist & Best Selling Author

Panama City, Panama

I tripled my mailing list, quadrupled my piggy bank, and helped angel invest the beach house I had always dreamed of.”
I tripled my mailing list, quadrupled my piggy bank, and helped angel invest the beach house hubby and I had always dreamed of. I think it's finally beginning to sink in: This is really happening. This is no fairy tale, this is my life.”

Mayi Carles de Larrinaga

Artist & Best Selling Author

Panama City, Panama

B-School gave me the know-why and know-how to build a home — a business and a life more suited for Mayi, where I can drink my daily shot of wheatgrass; where I can have a backyard BBQ and be hubby’s sue chef; where I can create something new every day, where I can take jumping jack breaks without previous notice, where I can create big tsunamis of change in the world (the good kind) without ever taking off my paint stained Eeyore pajamas.

Thanks to B-School I found Mayi, minus the self-sabotage and compulsion to conform. Once the “What will they think?” script was gone, it’s all been up hill on steroids from there: I tripled my mailing list, quadrupled my piggy bank, helped angel invest the beach house hubby and I had always dreamed (B-Schoolers coordinately invited) and partnered with the most amazing business side kick in the galaxy: April Bowles-Olin. I pinch myself frequently to see if I’m dreaming, though, lately it’s been happening with less frequency. I think it’s finally beginning to sink in: This is really happening. This is no fairy tale, this is my life.

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Mayi Carles de Larrinaga

Artist & Best Selling Author

Panama City, Panama

I tripled my mailing list, quadrupled my piggy bank, and helped angel invest the beach house I had always dreamed of.”

B-School gave me the know-why and know-how to build a home — a business and a life more suited for Mayi, where I can drink my daily shot of wheatgrass; where I can have a backyard BBQ and be hubby’s sue chef; where I can create something new every day, where I can take jumping jack breaks without previous notice, where I can create big tsunamis of change in the world (the good kind) without ever taking off my paint stained Eeyore pajamas.

Thanks to B-School I found Mayi, minus the self-sabotage and compulsion to conform. Once the “What will they think?” script was gone, it’s all been up hill on steroids from there: I tripled my mailing list, quadrupled my piggy bank, helped angel invest the beach house hubby and I had always dreamed (B-Schoolers coordinately invited) and partnered with the most amazing business side kick in the galaxy: April Bowles-Olin. I pinch myself frequently to see if I’m dreaming, though, lately it’s been happening with less frequency. I think it’s finally beginning to sink in: This is really happening. This is no fairy tale, this is my life.

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