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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
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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
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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.

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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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Judy Newbery

Facial Reflexologist

Victoria, Australia

B-School opened my eyes to who I really was, my brand and what I wanted to put out to the world.”
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 the message I wanted to speak up about. It also provided me with an amazing community of people who support, educate and encourage me.”

Judy Newbery

Facial Reflexologist

Victoria, Australia

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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Judy Newbery

Facial Reflexologist

Victoria, Australia

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

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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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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Vana Chupp

Unique Heirloom Products, Le Papier Studio

Virginia, USA

Taking B-School helped me find my focus and re-discover the reason why I started this business in the first place.”
B-School helped me shift my priorities. I rebranded my business and things haven't looked better since. I now have less products but bring in higher profits. And I spend more time with my family which has always been my priority.”

Vana Chupp

Unique Heirloom Products, Le Papier Studio

Virginia, USA

I’ve followed Marie online for a number of years. Her advice on Marie TV was invaluable (still is) to me. So when B-School rolled around, it was only natural for me to sign up and get involved. I was at a crossroad with my business (at the time 5 years old) – I wanted to push it further but I was in desperate need of clarification. Taking B-School helped me find my focus and re-discover the reason why I started this business in the first place. I was able to have a clear vision of what this business is to me and what values it offers to others – It became very clear to me that I was not in it to be rich but run it to fulfill a creative need and inspire others along the way. It was amazing how B-School helped me shift my priorities. As a result I began purging and getting rid of unnecessary products, and focus on growing by business stronger. I rebranded my business and things haven’t looked better since. I now have less products but bring in higher profits. In an essence I work less and only do what makes me happy. I spend more time with my family which has always been my priority.

I did an analysis of my product offerings and realized that only 2 of them were the main money maker and reflected truly my business story. I got rid of the rest and focused on expanding those two products more. As a result I started offering higher priced items (ex. instead of just sterling silver jewelry, now I offer 14K Solid Gold) – and was able to bring in more profitable sales. In an essence I have less sales but my business is making more money. I work about 40% less of what I used to. That’s more time spent with my loves and invested in other areas of life (which I wasn’t able to do before). I always talk about B-School and how it helped my business be the business it is today.

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Vana Chupp

Unique Heirloom Products, Le Papier Studio

Virginia, USA

Taking B-School helped me find my focus and re-discover the reason why I started this business in the first place.”

I’ve followed Marie online for a number of years. Her advice on Marie TV was invaluable (still is) to me. So when B-School rolled around, it was only natural for me to sign up and get involved. I was at a crossroad with my business (at the time 5 years old) – I wanted to push it further but I was in desperate need of clarification. Taking B-School helped me find my focus and re-discover the reason why I started this business in the first place. I was able to have a clear vision of what this business is to me and what values it offers to others – It became very clear to me that I was not in it to be rich but run it to fulfill a creative need and inspire others along the way. It was amazing how B-School helped me shift my priorities. As a result I began purging and getting rid of unnecessary products, and focus on growing by business stronger. I rebranded my business and things haven’t looked better since. I now have less products but bring in higher profits. In an essence I work less and only do what makes me happy. I spend more time with my family which has always been my priority.

I did an analysis of my product offerings and realized that only 2 of them were the main money maker and reflected truly my business story. I got rid of the rest and focused on expanding those two products more. As a result I started offering higher priced items (ex. instead of just sterling silver jewelry, now I offer 14K Solid Gold) – and was able to bring in more profitable sales. In an essence I have less sales but my business is making more money. I work about 40% less of what I used to. That’s more time spent with my loves and invested in other areas of life (which I wasn’t able to do before). I always talk about B-School and how it helped my business be the business it is today.

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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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Nathalie Lussier

Digital Strategist & Founder of AmbitionAlly.com

Texas, USA

B-School gave me the exact big picture perspective I needed to put all the pieces of my business together successfully.”
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. 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

Texas, USA

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.

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Nathalie Lussier

Digital Strategist & Founder of AmbitionAlly.com

Texas, USA

B-School gave me the exact big picture perspective I needed to put all the pieces of my business together successfully.”

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.

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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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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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Lori Mercer

Founder of FirefighterWife & 24-7 Commitment

Ohio, USA

Marie's approach goes deep, brings clarity, and gives away amazing secrets no one else is sharing.”
Marie's approach goes deep, brings clarity, doesn't promise quick wins, gives away amazing secrets no one else is sharing and gave me the structure and framework I needed to see things more clearly.”

Lori Mercer

Founder of FirefighterWife & 24-7 Commitment

Ohio, USA

Before B-School, I was working a full time corporate job while this little blessing of the Fire Wife Sisterhood was wildly and organically growing on the side. I had no idea where it was going as it sprung up out of nowhere from my freelance work. I had started to pay a very high dollar business coach to learn skills to that were outside of my corporate experience and grow this mission but that coach dumped me, telling me that if I pursued the non-profit path I was taking a poverty mindset and would be making only $20,000 per year. B-School was my next attempt to take a fresh look at everything and I felt this was the last place I would throw my money before just giving into a corporate career that paid well but did not match my need for flexibility with the family nor satisfy my thirst to do more good in the world.

I blocked my calendar and fully engaged and B-School did not disappoint. Marie’s approach goes deep, brings clarity, doesn’t promise quick wins, gives away amazing secrets no one else is sharing and gave me the structure and framework I needed to see things more clearly.

Today, I have completely left the corporate world, have received our federal non-profit status, and the growth has not slowed. Our brand is recognizable across the fire service and I’ve been a speaker at nearly every major fire conference and published in their journals. We’ve been able to go deep with our program offerings to meet the needs of so many. Every single day someone tells me that this saved their marriage and/or brought them to the best friends they never had previously in their life.

Being able to serve a need with your best talents and create a good balance for your family is truly living a satisfying dream. My only hunger now is to reach even more marriages in need.

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Before B-School, I was working a full time corporate job while this little blessing of the Fire Wife Sisterhood was wildly and organically growing on the side. I had no idea where it was going as it sprung up out of nowhere from my freelance work. I had started to pay a very high dollar business coach to learn skills to that were outside of my corporate experience and grow this mission but that coach dumped me, telling me that if I pursued the non-profit path I was taking a poverty mindset and would be making only $20,000 per year. B-School was my next attempt to take a fresh look at everything and I felt this was the last place I would throw my money before just giving into a corporate career that paid well but did not match my need for flexibility with the family nor satisfy my thirst to do more good in the world.

I blocked my calendar and fully engaged and B-School did not disappoint. Marie’s approach goes deep, brings clarity, doesn’t promise quick wins, gives away amazing secrets no one else is sharing and gave me the structure and framework I needed to see things more clearly.

Today, I have completely left the corporate world, have received our federal non-profit status, and the growth has not slowed. Our brand is recognizable across the fire service and I’ve been a speaker at nearly every major fire conference and published in their journals. We’ve been able to go deep with our program offerings to meet the needs of so many. Every single day someone tells me that this saved their marriage and/or brought them to the best friends they never had previously in their life.

Being able to serve a need with your best talents and create a good balance for your family is truly living a satisfying dream. My only hunger now is to reach even more marriages in need.

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Lindsey Witmer Collins

Owner, Mobile App Studio

California, USA

B-School was an absolute game-changer for me, and has sustained and continued to fuel both my personal and business growth.”
As a tech company, I didn't think it was the right fit! Boy, was I wrong. B-School was an absolute game-changer for me, and has sustained and continued to fuel both my personal and business growth.”

Lindsey Witmer Collins

Owner, Mobile App Studio

California, USA

I first heard about B-School in 2011, when I was just getting started. As a tech company, I didn’t think it was the right fit! Boy, was I wrong. Having gone through a handful of other coaching programs by the time I actually enrolled, I was more than ready for Marie. It wasn’t so much that she guaranteed to show us step-by-step exactly what to do… but that she gave us a lot of great information and then really encouraged us to do it OUR way.

In less than two years, my app studio grew from just two of us to now FIVE full-time – plus one part-time, and three regular contractors. I haven’t stopped sweating, but now it’s over quality, quality, quality, and not sales, sales, sales – which is a key shift that’s allowed us to up-level our game in huge ways, including a handful of iTunes #1’s! B-School was an absolute game-changer for me, and has sustained and continued to fuel both my personal and business growth.

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Lindsey Witmer Collins

Owner, Mobile App Studio

California, USA

B-School was an absolute game-changer for me, and has sustained and continued to fuel both my personal and business growth.”

I first heard about B-School in 2011, when I was just getting started. As a tech company, I didn’t think it was the right fit! Boy, was I wrong. Having gone through a handful of other coaching programs by the time I actually enrolled, I was more than ready for Marie. It wasn’t so much that she guaranteed to show us step-by-step exactly what to do… but that she gave us a lot of great information and then really encouraged us to do it OUR way.

In less than two years, my app studio grew from just two of us to now FIVE full-time – plus one part-time, and three regular contractors. I haven’t stopped sweating, but now it’s over quality, quality, quality, and not sales, sales, sales – which is a key shift that’s allowed us to up-level our game in huge ways, including a handful of iTunes #1’s! B-School was an absolute game-changer for me, and has sustained and continued to fuel both my personal and business growth.

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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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Claire Hayes

Transformational EFT Tapping Practitioner & Author

Scotland, United Kingdom

Going on this B-School journey has been momentous. It’s given me the framework for finally fulfilling my potential.”
Last year I doubled my income and this year I’m on course to double again. This B-School journey has been momentous. Each year, my knowledge becomes deeper and yet there are still new surprises. It’s given me the framework for finally fulfilling my potential. ”

Claire Hayes

Transformational EFT Tapping Practitioner & Author

Scotland, United Kingdom

Doing B-School has been the foundation of everything! I have learnt (and carried on re-learning) the core foundations of the way I do business – classy, caring, smart and effective.

Before B-School, I had some knowledge of online business, but B-School brought it all together in one clear package. Each year, my knowledge becomes deeper and yet there are still new surprises or insights. As I re-watch the material, I still get “a-ha” moments as what Marie teaches resonates in my experience.

Professionally I have gone through 3 “iterations” of my business and only in the last 18 months have I really settled into my passion. That feels totally OK, as online entrepreneurship is the biggest self development tool going! It has taken me time to dig deep and dare to offer the world the deepest part of me and trust that will work – and it has! Oh and I wrote a book too…

The first couple of years I made a loss. Then I started making a profit. Last year I doubled my income and this year I am on course to double that again. I have finally found my “sweet spot”! I have no doubt that I will hit 6 figures in the next couple of years. And that feels good

Personally, going on this B-School journey has been momentous. It has given me the framework for finally fulfilling my potential. I knew as soon as I learnt EFT that I could use it online, which is what I wanted, but it took the umbrella of B-School to give it form. It hasn’t been easy. I have had to dig deep and study and trust and do SO much emotional work – but it has been worthwhile. I now feel that my business is an authentic showcase of my deepest desires and gifts. For that, I am truly grateful.

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Claire Hayes

Transformational EFT Tapping Practitioner & Author

Scotland, United Kingdom

Going on this B-School journey has been momentous. It’s given me the framework for finally fulfilling my potential.”

Doing B-School has been the foundation of everything! I have learnt (and carried on re-learning) the core foundations of the way I do business – classy, caring, smart and effective.

Before B-School, I had some knowledge of online business, but B-School brought it all together in one clear package. Each year, my knowledge becomes deeper and yet there are still new surprises or insights. As I re-watch the material, I still get “a-ha” moments as what Marie teaches resonates in my experience.

Professionally I have gone through 3 “iterations” of my business and only in the last 18 months have I really settled into my passion. That feels totally OK, as online entrepreneurship is the biggest self development tool going! It has taken me time to dig deep and dare to offer the world the deepest part of me and trust that will work – and it has! Oh and I wrote a book too…

The first couple of years I made a loss. Then I started making a profit. Last year I doubled my income and this year I am on course to double that again. I have finally found my “sweet spot”! I have no doubt that I will hit 6 figures in the next couple of years. And that feels good

Personally, going on this B-School journey has been momentous. It has given me the framework for finally fulfilling my potential. I knew as soon as I learnt EFT that I could use it online, which is what I wanted, but it took the umbrella of B-School to give it form. It hasn’t been easy. I have had to dig deep and study and trust and do SO much emotional work – but it has been worthwhile. I now feel that my business is an authentic showcase of my deepest desires and gifts. For that, I am truly grateful.

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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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Relinde Moors

Dancer, Choreographer & Teacher

Amsterdam / Bali

B-School definitely made me think bigger, makes me see possibilities instead of problems and got me out of the poor-artist mindset.”
B-School gives me the confidence that it is possible and anytime I doubt that I go back into B-School materials, office hours, the Community group. B-School definitely made me think bigger, makes me see possibilities instead of problems and got me out of the poor-artist mindset.”

Relinde Moors

Dancer, Choreographer & Teacher

Amsterdam / Bali

As a freelancer I teach contemporary dance in Holland, Belgium, Singapore, Mexico. Furthermore I teach chi kung and tai chi, which is my personal spiritual and energetic practice.

The past 8 months I have spent in Bali. I was tired from working working working, earning little money and trying to make it as a choreographer in Holland. I thought an online business would never fit my skill set, because I work with dance and theatre which are such physical things. One day, even before B-School started, the penny dropped: I can expand the part of making educational programs in performing arts for primary schools. Online content, ready made classes. Here I can harvest all my experience and hard work from the past 10 years and turn it into an online product that will serve many many children and teachers and brings Performing Arts into regular education, something I believe to be very beneficial.

B-School gives me the confidence that it is possible and anytime I doubt that I go back into B-School materials, office hours, the Community group. B-School definitely made me think bigger, makes me see possibilities instead of problems and got me out of the poor-artist mindset.

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Relinde Moors

Dancer, Choreographer & Teacher

Amsterdam / Bali

B-School definitely made me think bigger, makes me see possibilities instead of problems and got me out of the poor-artist mindset.”

As a freelancer I teach contemporary dance in Holland, Belgium, Singapore, Mexico. Furthermore I teach chi kung and tai chi, which is my personal spiritual and energetic practice.

The past 8 months I have spent in Bali. I was tired from working working working, earning little money and trying to make it as a choreographer in Holland. I thought an online business would never fit my skill set, because I work with dance and theatre which are such physical things. One day, even before B-School started, the penny dropped: I can expand the part of making educational programs in performing arts for primary schools. Online content, ready made classes. Here I can harvest all my experience and hard work from the past 10 years and turn it into an online product that will serve many many children and teachers and brings Performing Arts into regular education, something I believe to be very beneficial.

B-School gives me the confidence that it is possible and anytime I doubt that I go back into B-School materials, office hours, the Community group. B-School definitely made me think bigger, makes me see possibilities instead of problems and got me out of the poor-artist mindset.

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Susan Smith Laycock

Owner of Absolutely Fabulous (TM) Soap Company

Oregon, USA

B-School enabled me to redefine what I wanted for my life and how I wanted to contribute my time, expertise and energy.”
Had I not taken the risk to join the ranks of B-School, that I might never have given myself permission to dream big and expect it to happen.”

Susan Smith Laycock

Owner of Absolutely Fabulous (TM) Soap Company

Oregon, USA

I am so fortunate that I listened to my instincts that told me to invest in myself by taking B-School.

I was freshly divorced after a 23-year marriage, fired from the ‘day job’ I thought I had to have to survive (even though it was akin to walking into a box of scorpions every day) and determined to find a way to swim before I sank.

What B-School provided me was the awareness that I already KNEW how to swim. Entrepreneurial rapids were just a different body of water. What came out of that was an expanded view of what’s possible. I started, simply hoping to expand my current wholesale business with a local chain of high end, green-leaning grocery stores to maybe 20 more such accounts.

B-School enabled me to redefine what I wanted for my life and how I wanted to contribute my time, expertise and energy, leveraging social media to create VALUE for everyone, all across the board. What came out of that, and I’m still happily working toward, is the vision to engage consumers of my products with the places and faces that provide the raw materials that go into the products they are purchasing. I am creating healthy, innovative, luxuriously effective products for people that engages them in knowing where their money is going and the quality of life it’s contributing to on the other end of the consumerist equation. This includes gorgeous, 100% biodegradable packaging, sustainable practices, fair wages and incorporating as a ‘B’ Corp.

I will create a blog that provides a window into the communities of the people from whom the raw materials are ethically sourced. I will develop my company to fulfill the desire to continue traveling and developing connections that utilize my business as a ‘micro-philanthropic’ enterprise. I will be switching to contract manufacturing and online sales as well as national distribution.

I was able to recover, dream bigger and take action to change things in my life. And I really mean it when I say that had I not taken the risk to join the ranks of B-School, that I might never have given myself permission to DREAM BIG and expect it to happen.

Lastly, I’ve made wonderful ‘internet’ friends via B-School, too….there is such a wonderful community building around this heart centered way of engaging with the world and of doing business. It’s incredibly nourishing, supportive, happy and engaged. We’re doing good for the world and inspiring others to join us. It brings me so much joy and energy! Thank you!

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Susan Smith Laycock

Owner of Absolutely Fabulous (TM) Soap Company

Oregon, USA

B-School enabled me to redefine what I wanted for my life and how I wanted to contribute my time, expertise and energy.”

I am so fortunate that I listened to my instincts that told me to invest in myself by taking B-School.

I was freshly divorced after a 23-year marriage, fired from the ‘day job’ I thought I had to have to survive (even though it was akin to walking into a box of scorpions every day) and determined to find a way to swim before I sank.

What B-School provided me was the awareness that I already KNEW how to swim. Entrepreneurial rapids were just a different body of water. What came out of that was an expanded view of what’s possible. I started, simply hoping to expand my current wholesale business with a local chain of high end, green-leaning grocery stores to maybe 20 more such accounts.

B-School enabled me to redefine what I wanted for my life and how I wanted to contribute my time, expertise and energy, leveraging social media to create VALUE for everyone, all across the board. What came out of that, and I’m still happily working toward, is the vision to engage consumers of my products with the places and faces that provide the raw materials that go into the products they are purchasing. I am creating healthy, innovative, luxuriously effective products for people that engages them in knowing where their money is going and the quality of life it’s contributing to on the other end of the consumerist equation. This includes gorgeous, 100% biodegradable packaging, sustainable practices, fair wages and incorporating as a ‘B’ Corp.

I will create a blog that provides a window into the communities of the people from whom the raw materials are ethically sourced. I will develop my company to fulfill the desire to continue traveling and developing connections that utilize my business as a ‘micro-philanthropic’ enterprise. I will be switching to contract manufacturing and online sales as well as national distribution.

I was able to recover, dream bigger and take action to change things in my life. And I really mean it when I say that had I not taken the risk to join the ranks of B-School, that I might never have given myself permission to DREAM BIG and expect it to happen.

Lastly, I’ve made wonderful ‘internet’ friends via B-School, too….there is such a wonderful community building around this heart centered way of engaging with the world and of doing business. It’s incredibly nourishing, supportive, happy and engaged. We’re doing good for the world and inspiring others to join us. It brings me so much joy and energy! Thank you!

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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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Misty VanderWeele

Farmer & Florist

Alaska, USA

What started as a dream has become a profitable thriving business.”
B-School has given me a road map and helped me get crystal clear on my why, including what kind a business and lifestyle I really want.”

Misty VanderWeele

Farmer & Florist

Alaska, USA

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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Misty VanderWeele

Farmer & Florist

Alaska, USA

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

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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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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Jackie Banas

KOA Campground Co-Owner

Ontario, Canada

We created a $102,000 increase in our revenue compared to last year and we’re only open 6 months a year.”
We created a $102,000 increase in our revenue compared to last year and we’re only open 6 months a year. The expense of B-School was seriously worth it, even with the exchange rate to Canadian dollars.”

Jackie Banas

KOA Campground Co-Owner

Ontario, Canada

I used the knowledge I gained to grow my KOA campground business. We had over 500 more camping reservations this year than we did last year. We created a $102,000 increase in our revenue compared to last year and we are only open 6 months a year AND the reviews we received are almost all perfect scores with amazing comments. We even won the Founders Award this year being only our second year as KOA owners. We partnered with Care Camps charity and raised almost $5,000 for the charity this year.  My staff are happy and engaged in the business, committed to returning again for another year and I’m looking forward to seeing how all the online marketing I’ve learned (and will keep learning) is going to continue to increase business again for the next season. Thank you Marie and Team. The expense of B-School was SERIOUSLY WORTH IT, even with the exchange rate to Canadian dollars.

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Jackie Banas

KOA Campground Co-Owner

Ontario, Canada

We created a $102,000 increase in our revenue compared to last year and we’re only open 6 months a year.”

I used the knowledge I gained to grow my KOA campground business. We had over 500 more camping reservations this year than we did last year. We created a $102,000 increase in our revenue compared to last year and we are only open 6 months a year AND the reviews we received are almost all perfect scores with amazing comments. We even won the Founders Award this year being only our second year as KOA owners. We partnered with Care Camps charity and raised almost $5,000 for the charity this year.  My staff are happy and engaged in the business, committed to returning again for another year and I’m looking forward to seeing how all the online marketing I’ve learned (and will keep learning) is going to continue to increase business again for the next season. Thank you Marie and Team. The expense of B-School was SERIOUSLY WORTH IT, even with the exchange rate to Canadian dollars.

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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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Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley

Writer, Multimedia Storyteller & Social Media Strategist

Thailand

Prior to B-School, I was a freelance writer that didn't market her services very well and hid behind the computer screen.”
I charge premium rates for my coaching sessions and packages, I've been featured on the top iTunes podcast Lifestyle Architects and on many blogs such as Tiny Buddha, Kind Over Matter, etc. This business didn't even exist before B School!”

Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley

Writer, Multimedia Storyteller & Social Media Strategist

Thailand

Prior to enrolling B-School, I was a freelance writer that didn’t market her services very well, and hid behind the computer screen. I began my journey over 4 years ago when my husband chased a job lead that fell through, and after a friend recommended I begin blogging (and heck I’ve always been a writer), I thought it was a good solution to ease the financial burden our family was experiencing.

I was wrong. Trying to monetize my nebulous travel blog was borderline impossible. Although I finally got sponsored post opportunities that paid well, they were few and far between. More importantly, I quickly found that I disliked the specific niche of travel I was focusing on. I rarely guest posted so my list was nonexistent. But over the course of years I was able to hone in on my skills as a social media strategist, specifically with engagement on Facebook and also on Pinterest and Instagram. I still never promoted my services but used them to get writing leads and also on my husband’s thriving blog.

Then I joined B-School and from day one I realized: why the frick am I not marketing what I do best?! I realized when doing my Start The Right Business work that indeed I was a ‘multi pod’ and after doing the worksheet/questions over and over I realized what people ask me the most about plus what I excel at are multimedia storytelling and social media strategy. I then realized ( like a huge ass AHA!!! moment that came out of nowhere) that most of my friends who asked me for help were holistic entrepreneurs (yoga teachers, artists, massage therapists, etc.) and since I was passionate about holistic health and nutrition, why not use my skills to help these compassionate entrepreneurs that the world so desperately needs?

Thus, Thriving Healer was born. And even before it launched, I had my first client, a health coach. I realized I was in my element (despite that fear I had inside me of self doubt) when we did our first coaching call and I was at ease. I had this, I lived and breathed it. I had years of struggle with my content and social media that had taken me to this very place of certitude and also flexibility. I was confident and could serve my Ideal peeps well, and felt utterly delighted to be of service.

I charge premium rates for my coaching sessions and packages, starting from 250 dollars and up to 10,000 depending on how long a client is working with me and what services I am offering them. I’ve been featured on the top iTunes podcast Lifestyle Architects and on many blogs such as Tiny Buddha, Kind Over Matter, etc. This business didn’t even exist before B School!

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Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley

Writer, Multimedia Storyteller & Social Media Strategist

Thailand

Prior to B-School, I was a freelance writer that didn't market her services very well and hid behind the computer screen.”

Prior to enrolling B-School, I was a freelance writer that didn’t market her services very well, and hid behind the computer screen. I began my journey over 4 years ago when my husband chased a job lead that fell through, and after a friend recommended I begin blogging (and heck I’ve always been a writer), I thought it was a good solution to ease the financial burden our family was experiencing.

I was wrong. Trying to monetize my nebulous travel blog was borderline impossible. Although I finally got sponsored post opportunities that paid well, they were few and far between. More importantly, I quickly found that I disliked the specific niche of travel I was focusing on. I rarely guest posted so my list was nonexistent. But over the course of years I was able to hone in on my skills as a social media strategist, specifically with engagement on Facebook and also on Pinterest and Instagram. I still never promoted my services but used them to get writing leads and also on my husband’s thriving blog.

Then I joined B-School and from day one I realized: why the frick am I not marketing what I do best?! I realized when doing my Start The Right Business work that indeed I was a ‘multi pod’ and after doing the worksheet/questions over and over I realized what people ask me the most about plus what I excel at are multimedia storytelling and social media strategy. I then realized ( like a huge ass AHA!!! moment that came out of nowhere) that most of my friends who asked me for help were holistic entrepreneurs (yoga teachers, artists, massage therapists, etc.) and since I was passionate about holistic health and nutrition, why not use my skills to help these compassionate entrepreneurs that the world so desperately needs?

Thus, Thriving Healer was born. And even before it launched, I had my first client, a health coach. I realized I was in my element (despite that fear I had inside me of self doubt) when we did our first coaching call and I was at ease. I had this, I lived and breathed it. I had years of struggle with my content and social media that had taken me to this very place of certitude and also flexibility. I was confident and could serve my Ideal peeps well, and felt utterly delighted to be of service.

I charge premium rates for my coaching sessions and packages, starting from 250 dollars and up to 10,000 depending on how long a client is working with me and what services I am offering them. I’ve been featured on the top iTunes podcast Lifestyle Architects and on many blogs such as Tiny Buddha, Kind Over Matter, etc. This business didn’t even exist before B School!

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Renee Baude

Vegan Mom & Culinary Artist

Illinois, USA

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".”
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. ”

Renee Baude

Vegan Mom & Culinary Artist

Illinois, USA

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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Renee Baude

Vegan Mom & Culinary Artist

Illinois, USA

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".”

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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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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Sonia Ruyts

Owner of Stash, A Modern Boutique Yarn Shop

Oregon, USA

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

Sonia Ruyts

Owner of Stash, A Modern Boutique Yarn Shop

Oregon, USA

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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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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Reena Tory

Chief Experience Officer of Mantra Wild Adventures

New South Wales, Australia

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.”
B-School gave me direction, a plan, steps to take. Today, I’m in my business full time, married with a baby on the way. 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

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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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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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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Danielle Diamond

Wellness Expert & Founder of Xen Strength Yoga

New Jersey, USA

I produced and launched my own yoga DVD, tripled my list and gained a ton of confidence.”
I produced and launched my own yoga DVD, tripled my list and gained a ton of confidence.”

Danielle Diamond

Wellness Expert & Founder of Xen Strength Yoga

New Jersey, USA

I’ve always been a creative person and shied away from the actual “business” side of my business; anything to do with numbers and projections, marketing and funnels I wanted nothing to do with. My biggest struggle was convincing myself  that I needed to learn all of these things, even if I can afford to pay someone, because I still need to know if the decisions other people are making about my business are in line with what I believe, and where I want to be in 3, 5, 10 years.

B-School gave me the confidence to learn WordPress, Mailchimp, and us social media to promote my business by creating opt ins and FB ads to grow my list and increase sales.  I also learned about SEO, and how crucial marketing is when developing a product.

My first round of B-school reinforced my value of service to my students and customers and taught me how to educate and entertain them while building trust,  before ever trying to sell to them anything.

While going through the course I produced and launched my own yoga DVD, tripled my list during the launch, and gained a ton of confidence to contact big fitness outlets to carry my DVD. It wound up in the biggest fitness video catalog as a “staff favorite,” and now all my videos are available to stream on the two biggest yoga sites online.

I’ve continued to go back to the lesson modules and years later have launched an online yoga with weights teacher training, a 28 day mind / body wellness program and a nutrition line- I would NEVER have been able to do this without all of the tools Marie taught me.

I’ve put all the tools I’ve learned in B-School to work and they’ve help me grow my wellness business to over 6 figures, by opening doors to opportunities I may not have gone after if it wasn’t for the training and encouragement I received throughout the program.

I think Marie is a business genius- able to take anyone from where they are to where they want to be. For sure she’s got the brains, but she’s also got a HUGE heart and really cares about each and every member of her community; I feel so blessed to be a part of it.

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Danielle Diamond

Wellness Expert & Founder of Xen Strength Yoga

New Jersey, USA

I produced and launched my own yoga DVD, tripled my list and gained a ton of confidence.”

I’ve always been a creative person and shied away from the actual “business” side of my business; anything to do with numbers and projections, marketing and funnels I wanted nothing to do with. My biggest struggle was convincing myself  that I needed to learn all of these things, even if I can afford to pay someone, because I still need to know if the decisions other people are making about my business are in line with what I believe, and where I want to be in 3, 5, 10 years.

B-School gave me the confidence to learn WordPress, Mailchimp, and us social media to promote my business by creating opt ins and FB ads to grow my list and increase sales.  I also learned about SEO, and how crucial marketing is when developing a product.

My first round of B-school reinforced my value of service to my students and customers and taught me how to educate and entertain them while building trust,  before ever trying to sell to them anything.

While going through the course I produced and launched my own yoga DVD, tripled my list during the launch, and gained a ton of confidence to contact big fitness outlets to carry my DVD. It wound up in the biggest fitness video catalog as a “staff favorite,” and now all my videos are available to stream on the two biggest yoga sites online.

I’ve continued to go back to the lesson modules and years later have launched an online yoga with weights teacher training, a 28 day mind / body wellness program and a nutrition line- I would NEVER have been able to do this without all of the tools Marie taught me.

I’ve put all the tools I’ve learned in B-School to work and they’ve help me grow my wellness business to over 6 figures, by opening doors to opportunities I may not have gone after if it wasn’t for the training and encouragement I received throughout the program.

I think Marie is a business genius- able to take anyone from where they are to where they want to be. For sure she’s got the brains, but she’s also got a HUGE heart and really cares about each and every member of her community; I feel so blessed to be a part of it.

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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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Celine Gabrielle

Lifestyle & Weight Loss Coach

Nova Scotia, Canada

Huge life changer. I’m thankful to B-School for helping me prove to myself that a disability can't stop me. ”
A whole bunch of overwhelm lead me to reach out to Team Forleo and sadly request a refund. A year later and my personal circumstances had changed due to a wrist disability. So, I came running back to B-School and you guys welcomed me with open arms.”

Celine Gabrielle

Lifestyle & Weight Loss Coach

Nova Scotia, Canada

Huge life changer. Kind of a long story, but here goes. When I first signed up for B-School back in 2013 I was running my beauty fitness and wellness spa, a brick and mortar business called Happy. I’ve been in that industry for 18 years and when I got to open my own business I called it Happy because that was my ultimate goal with everything I was doing. However in a small town and providing hands on services was limiting–I wanted to go bigger to spread happiness to the global community. So I signed up for B-School and got to work. Three modules in, a full business on the do, two small children and a whole bunch of overwhelm lead me to reach out to Team Forleo and sadly request a refund as the timing was just not right for me. I submitted my homework and a refund was issued no questions asked. From the parts of B-School I got to experience and the amazing understanding of the team I knew I’d be back.

A year later and my personal circumstances had changed due to a wrist disability. I was no longer able to work hands-on in my business which was a devastating blow. I LOVED what I was doing. The world was telling me something it was time to change directions. So I came running back to B-School and you guys welcomed me with open arms. Since B-School things have really started coming together for me, I published my first book called Baby Got Back, to establish myself and gain some credibility as a lifestyle and weight loss coach from moms. I’ve been building and rebuilding and rebuilding and rebuilding my website. I’ve been growing my list, did my first launch and three days ago I started my first virtual program AND I had 13 paying clients sign up! (My goal was 5–smashed it!) It can only get bigger and better from here. And thankful to B-School and all of the other B-Schoolers for showing up, leading by example and helping me prove to myself that a disability can’t stop me, in fact it’s making me show up and live in a much bigger way, sharing my love and knowledge of beauty fitness and wellness with mamas around the world.

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Celine Gabrielle

Lifestyle & Weight Loss Coach

Nova Scotia, Canada

Huge life changer. I’m thankful to B-School for helping me prove to myself that a disability can't stop me. ”

Huge life changer. Kind of a long story, but here goes. When I first signed up for B-School back in 2013 I was running my beauty fitness and wellness spa, a brick and mortar business called Happy. I’ve been in that industry for 18 years and when I got to open my own business I called it Happy because that was my ultimate goal with everything I was doing. However in a small town and providing hands on services was limiting–I wanted to go bigger to spread happiness to the global community. So I signed up for B-School and got to work. Three modules in, a full business on the do, two small children and a whole bunch of overwhelm lead me to reach out to Team Forleo and sadly request a refund as the timing was just not right for me. I submitted my homework and a refund was issued no questions asked. From the parts of B-School I got to experience and the amazing understanding of the team I knew I’d be back.

A year later and my personal circumstances had changed due to a wrist disability. I was no longer able to work hands-on in my business which was a devastating blow. I LOVED what I was doing. The world was telling me something it was time to change directions. So I came running back to B-School and you guys welcomed me with open arms. Since B-School things have really started coming together for me, I published my first book called Baby Got Back, to establish myself and gain some credibility as a lifestyle and weight loss coach from moms. I’ve been building and rebuilding and rebuilding and rebuilding my website. I’ve been growing my list, did my first launch and three days ago I started my first virtual program AND I had 13 paying clients sign up! (My goal was 5–smashed it!) It can only get bigger and better from here. And thankful to B-School and all of the other B-Schoolers for showing up, leading by example and helping me prove to myself that a disability can’t stop me, in fact it’s making me show up and live in a much bigger way, sharing my love and knowledge of beauty fitness and wellness with mamas around the world.

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Cindy Collins

Founder of Euphoric Herbals

Delaware, USA

I grew my handmade business to multiple six-figures. I believe investing in myself allowed hidden potential and skills to surface.”
I was hesitant about investing in B-School because I wasn’t generating a lot of revenue. I took a leap of faith and invested in myself. My sales per month now are what I did in an entire year before B-School! For any artisan and crafter this is tremendous.”

Cindy Collins

Founder of Euphoric Herbals

Delaware, USA

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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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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Demetria Clark

Founder of Heart of Herbs Herbal School and Birth Arts International

North Carolina, USA

I wish I had enrolled years ago. ”
I didn't join B-School to become a success, I joined to become more successful. I’ve always worked harder than everyone else, but now I’m more effective. I’m better at taking time off, being more efficient with my time and my output has increased.”

Demetria Clark

Founder of Heart of Herbs Herbal School and Birth Arts International

North Carolina, USA

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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Demetria Clark

Founder of Heart of Herbs Herbal School and Birth Arts International

North Carolina, USA

I wish I had enrolled years ago. ”

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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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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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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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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Ryan Davis

Co-Founder of Digu Design

New York, USA

My wife Stephanie took B-School and was able to glean the business acumen and wisdom to move from a 25K/yr design studio to a 250K/yr company within a year. ”
My wife Stephanie took B-School and was able to glean the business acumen and wisdom to move from a 25K/yr design studio to a 250K/yr company within a year.  I wanted to thank Marie and your team for believing in the small guys to help them shape the world.”

Ryan Davis

Co-Founder of Digu Design

New York, USA

Guess what? I didn’t even take B-School. BOOM! Blew your mind.

So my wife Stephanie took B-School in 2011 and it rocked her world. She was able to glean the business acumen and wisdom to move from a 25K/yr design studio to a 250K/yr company within a year. BOOM! Gotch’ya again!

We now have extraordinary employees that do an incredible job delivering amazing brands, strategies and design to the world-changing companies we work with. That means we’re able to get out there, continue our learning as leaders and build a culture at Digu that doesn’t exist on planet earth (well maybe a little bit at Disney World).

We’re growing dynamically. I wanted to thank Marie and your team for believing in the small guys to help them begin to shape the world. Because hey, we all have to start somewhere.

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Ryan Davis

Co-Founder of Digu Design

New York, USA

My wife Stephanie took B-School and was able to glean the business acumen and wisdom to move from a 25K/yr design studio to a 250K/yr company within a year. ”

Guess what? I didn’t even take B-School. BOOM! Blew your mind.

So my wife Stephanie took B-School in 2011 and it rocked her world. She was able to glean the business acumen and wisdom to move from a 25K/yr design studio to a 250K/yr company within a year. BOOM! Gotch’ya again!

We now have extraordinary employees that do an incredible job delivering amazing brands, strategies and design to the world-changing companies we work with. That means we’re able to get out there, continue our learning as leaders and build a culture at Digu that doesn’t exist on planet earth (well maybe a little bit at Disney World).

We’re growing dynamically. I wanted to thank Marie and your team for believing in the small guys to help them begin to shape the world. Because hey, we all have to start somewhere.

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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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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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Caroline Mikolajczyk

Caroline Macaron Shoes

France

Before B-School, I was struggling to find the right online marketing strategy for our business.”
I turned to B-School to help me find some clarity and guidance. Our sales increased and I’ve tripled my mailing list. B-School gave me the confidence to really go for it, to reach the next level and to never give up on my dream.”

Caroline Mikolajczyk

Caroline Macaron Shoes

France

I’m a French shoemaker, and with my mum I’ve created a fashionable & functional shoe brand. Our mission is to revolutionize the shoe industry by crafting beautiful shoes for women yearning for extra room in the toe box area. By leaving our corporate jobs, we risked everything to make every woman’s life sweeter one pair of shoes at a time.

Before B-School, I was struggling to find the right online marketing strategy for our business. I used to try many ideas all at once, but never fully executed any. I remember feeling lost in what to do to establish a real consistent strategy that I would love doing and that could work in the future. Also, consistency has always been a HUGE issue for me, I’m bad at discipline in general and sticking to a schedule was a real challenge for me everyday. I turned to B-School to help me find some clarity + guidance on what to do next.

Professionally, I put in place an editorial calendar and I never miss to send a newsletter (like never!). I put a sign up bar on my site to grow my list, I changed my writing to make it more personal and I follow almost every piece of advice Marie gave me. I tripled my mailing list!! Before B-School, I never thought of putting a sign up bar on my site. I send out a newsletter twice a month and I never miss a deadline. Our sales increased by using the “sense of urgency” Marie taught us. I had my 1st interview on an American blog (this is huge for us, especially being a small French start up).

Personally, B-School gave me the confidence to really go for it, to reach the next level. and to never give up on my dream.

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Caroline Mikolajczyk

Caroline Macaron Shoes

France

Before B-School, I was struggling to find the right online marketing strategy for our business.”

I’m a French shoemaker, and with my mum I’ve created a fashionable & functional shoe brand. Our mission is to revolutionize the shoe industry by crafting beautiful shoes for women yearning for extra room in the toe box area. By leaving our corporate jobs, we risked everything to make every woman’s life sweeter one pair of shoes at a time.

Before B-School, I was struggling to find the right online marketing strategy for our business. I used to try many ideas all at once, but never fully executed any. I remember feeling lost in what to do to establish a real consistent strategy that I would love doing and that could work in the future. Also, consistency has always been a HUGE issue for me, I’m bad at discipline in general and sticking to a schedule was a real challenge for me everyday. I turned to B-School to help me find some clarity + guidance on what to do next.

Professionally, I put in place an editorial calendar and I never miss to send a newsletter (like never!). I put a sign up bar on my site to grow my list, I changed my writing to make it more personal and I follow almost every piece of advice Marie gave me. I tripled my mailing list!! Before B-School, I never thought of putting a sign up bar on my site. I send out a newsletter twice a month and I never miss a deadline. Our sales increased by using the “sense of urgency” Marie taught us. I had my 1st interview on an American blog (this is huge for us, especially being a small French start up).

Personally, B-School gave me the confidence to really go for it, to reach the next level. and to never give up on my dream.

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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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Cathy Sykora

Founder of The Health Coach Group

Nebraska, USA

I consider my experience in B-school one of the most valuable investments I ever made.”
I consider my experience in B-school one of the most valuable investments I ever made. I would not have been able to spend weeks with my dad a couple months before he died. I more than made my money back by the 2nd week and now...well...now it is priceless.”

Cathy Sykora

Founder of The Health Coach Group

Nebraska, USA

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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Cathy Sykora

Founder of The Health Coach Group

Nebraska, USA

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

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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Brett Blumenthal

Artist and Author

North Carolina, USA

I actually felt that I learned more practical, hands-on tools than when I received my MBA.”
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. Before I did B-School I was frustrated that I was all over the place. Marie and the program gave me permission to be who I was, and to not feel like I had to apologize for it.”

Brett Blumenthal

Artist and Author

North Carolina, USA

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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Brett Blumenthal

Artist and Author

North Carolina, USA

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

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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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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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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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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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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Sarah Selecky

Best-Selling Author & Creator of Story Is a State of Mind School

Ontario, Canada

I was already running a small business when I started B-School, but B-School taught me how to scale it and how to make it work online.”
Marie's B-School is not just about making money (although that's necessary to business, and part of it). It’s about how to live and work in a way that gives you more control. It helps you make healthy, intelligent decisions about sales and marketing.”

Sarah Selecky

Best-Selling Author & Creator of Story Is a State of Mind School

Ontario, Canada

I took B-School in 2011, when I was making just enough money from teaching writing, but I was exhausted all the time. I had stopped working on my own writing so I could keep up with the demands of teaching. This isn’t a unique situation for writers who also teach, I know. I began to feel trapped by my livelihood, just because my students loved working with me. This was the worst feeling, because I actually love teaching writing. I didn’t want to give my students anything less that 100%. But I felt guilty about betraying my own work by teaching so much; I felt guilty about betraying my students by abandoning them when I needed time to write.

B-School taught me how to turn my in-person writing courses into something I could share online. I learned that I could reach way more writers online than I can ever teach one-on-one, and how to use online marketing techniques to connect with writers around the world. I was already running a small business when I started B-School, but B-School taught me how to scale it, and how to make it work online.

Ahas:

   I can’t do this alone. Hire a team, and make sure they love their job.    Say no to anything that doesn’t light you up. Put everything else in your calendar, so it actually happens.    Sleep. Eat clean. Work out every day. Prioritize your mental and physical health, always.    There is a lot of work to do. Plan your year in advance.

Since launching Story Is a State of Mind in December 2012, my one online writing course has expanded into a creative writing school. Our Master Classes are taught by award-winning authors, including Margaret Atwood, George Saunders, and Ruth Ozeki. We have hundreds of graduates every year, and some alumni become teachers. Our community is thriving, and I’m so proud to say that our graduates go on to publish their stories and books, win literary contests, and attend MFA programs. My husband now works full-time as Program Director for the school, and our amazing Director of Marketing and Community Manager run the school with us (and our thirteen teachers). Because SSMind lives online, we can manage it everywhere we go — so we left the city, and moved to the country!

The most unexpected change in my life since B-School is my health. Before B-School I wasn’t sleeping well because of stress, and I had gained weight that felt impossible to lose. Taking control of my teaching was a way I could be kind to myself. I’ve said no to parts of my work that weren’t making me happy anymore, even though I was good at doing those things, and looked “successful”. Trading out busy obligations for calm, unplanned time has created space for insight and creativity. I am now finishing my second book.

Marie’s B-School is not just about making money (although that’s necessary to business, and part of it). It’s about how to live and work in a way that gives you more control. It helps you make healthy, intelligent decisions about sales and marketing. Not everyone is an  entrepreneur who wants to make seven figures in business: some of us are artists and writers who are passionate about our art, and want to understand how to make a modest income without sacrificing the work we love. It’s not easy, but it is possible. I am grateful to have experienced Marie’s solid, strong, and sane way of teaching business.

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Sarah Selecky

Best-Selling Author & Creator of Story Is a State of Mind School

Ontario, Canada

I was already running a small business when I started B-School, but B-School taught me how to scale it and how to make it work online.”

I took B-School in 2011, when I was making just enough money from teaching writing, but I was exhausted all the time. I had stopped working on my own writing so I could keep up with the demands of teaching. This isn’t a unique situation for writers who also teach, I know. I began to feel trapped by my livelihood, just because my students loved working with me. This was the worst feeling, because I actually love teaching writing. I didn’t want to give my students anything less that 100%. But I felt guilty about betraying my own work by teaching so much; I felt guilty about betraying my students by abandoning them when I needed time to write.

B-School taught me how to turn my in-person writing courses into something I could share online. I learned that I could reach way more writers online than I can ever teach one-on-one, and how to use online marketing techniques to connect with writers around the world. I was already running a small business when I started B-School, but B-School taught me how to scale it, and how to make it work online.

Ahas:

   I can’t do this alone. Hire a team, and make sure they love their job.    Say no to anything that doesn’t light you up. Put everything else in your calendar, so it actually happens.    Sleep. Eat clean. Work out every day. Prioritize your mental and physical health, always.    There is a lot of work to do. Plan your year in advance.

Since launching Story Is a State of Mind in December 2012, my one online writing course has expanded into a creative writing school. Our Master Classes are taught by award-winning authors, including Margaret Atwood, George Saunders, and Ruth Ozeki. We have hundreds of graduates every year, and some alumni become teachers. Our community is thriving, and I’m so proud to say that our graduates go on to publish their stories and books, win literary contests, and attend MFA programs. My husband now works full-time as Program Director for the school, and our amazing Director of Marketing and Community Manager run the school with us (and our thirteen teachers). Because SSMind lives online, we can manage it everywhere we go — so we left the city, and moved to the country!

The most unexpected change in my life since B-School is my health. Before B-School I wasn’t sleeping well because of stress, and I had gained weight that felt impossible to lose. Taking control of my teaching was a way I could be kind to myself. I’ve said no to parts of my work that weren’t making me happy anymore, even though I was good at doing those things, and looked “successful”. Trading out busy obligations for calm, unplanned time has created space for insight and creativity. I am now finishing my second book.

Marie’s B-School is not just about making money (although that’s necessary to business, and part of it). It’s about how to live and work in a way that gives you more control. It helps you make healthy, intelligent decisions about sales and marketing. Not everyone is an  entrepreneur who wants to make seven figures in business: some of us are artists and writers who are passionate about our art, and want to understand how to make a modest income without sacrificing the work we love. It’s not easy, but it is possible. I am grateful to have experienced Marie’s solid, strong, and sane way of teaching business.

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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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Nicola Wilkes

Interiors Journalist, Stylist and Produce

Cardiff, UK

We instantly doubled our turnover month on month between September and December then we hit January and started tripling. It was fantastic!”
Following B-School, we'd made a decision to close our bricks and mortar shop to focus solely on our online shop. 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

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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Nicola Wilkes

Interiors Journalist, Stylist and Produce

Cardiff, UK

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

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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Kori Jock

Cheek Executive Officer, La Vie en Orange

USA

Shortly after my first cycle in B-School, I launched an Underwear of the Month Club and recouped my investment.”
Through the marketing efforts B-School taught me, I've changed lives. 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.”

Kori Jock

Cheek Executive Officer, La Vie en Orange

USA

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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Kori Jock

Cheek Executive Officer, La Vie en Orange

USA

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

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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Carla Holden

Courage & Confidence Coach

California, USA

Before B-School I had absolutely zero idea or knowledge what an online business was, but I knew I wanted one.”
If there was a poster child for fear, I was it. I have literally grown into a whole new person. I've lost 40 pounds, gotten sober, blogged for Huffington Post, and held seven workshops — as in me SPEAKING in front of a room full of people.”

Carla Holden

Courage & Confidence Coach

California, USA

Before B-School I had absolutely zero idea or knowledge what an online business was…but I knew I wanted one. My entire first year I sat on the sidelines and watched other people like a hawk. I followed the modules. I picked a business model. I made a website… and then proceeded to tell absolutely no one about it. If there was a poster child for fear… I was it.

I went through B School again this year and I coached myself like I would a client and just said I’m here with you and we are going to do this together. I have literally grown into a whole new person. I’ve lost 40 pounds, gotten sober, been featured on a podcast, blogged for Huffington Post, held seven workshops (as in me SPEAKING in front of a room full of people). I cried at my first workshop (nerves). It was vulnerable and real and every single person in that room has ended up a client.

I’ve dealt with real world pricing struggles and going from working for free to charging $75 an hour to creating packages at the $500 mark and a new one at the $2,000 mark which 6 months ago would’ve seemed bananas to me! I’ve also rebranded 3 times!

I literally play a module from B-School every day when I go for my walk. Marie’s information is seeping into my bones through osmosis. And it has changed who I am at a cellular level. I really am growing into a new version of me. Even writing this now I’m getting emotional because I see how far I’ve come and I know I have a lot further to go.. and I also know the sky is the limit for me.

I haven’t had $50,000 months but I have made my first $5000 in business. I know that may not seem like a huge number but I added up what I’ve made in the past five months from my business and I’m at $5273 net. My first year I made a big fat goose egg (on account of the terror and all) I’ve made peace with my big fears and I carry them with me and take action anyway. I’m still scared and uncomfortable on a weekly if not daily basis. I’ve had to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and action has been a magic elixir for me.

And I really do think that a story like mine, of someone who’s gone from fear of being seen to being an active and contributing member of B-School community and in both the online and offline world, would be valuable for those brand new to the online world of business.

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Carla Holden

Courage & Confidence Coach

California, USA

Before B-School I had absolutely zero idea or knowledge what an online business was, but I knew I wanted one.”

Before B-School I had absolutely zero idea or knowledge what an online business was…but I knew I wanted one. My entire first year I sat on the sidelines and watched other people like a hawk. I followed the modules. I picked a business model. I made a website… and then proceeded to tell absolutely no one about it. If there was a poster child for fear… I was it.

I went through B School again this year and I coached myself like I would a client and just said I’m here with you and we are going to do this together. I have literally grown into a whole new person. I’ve lost 40 pounds, gotten sober, been featured on a podcast, blogged for Huffington Post, held seven workshops (as in me SPEAKING in front of a room full of people). I cried at my first workshop (nerves). It was vulnerable and real and every single person in that room has ended up a client.

I’ve dealt with real world pricing struggles and going from working for free to charging $75 an hour to creating packages at the $500 mark and a new one at the $2,000 mark which 6 months ago would’ve seemed bananas to me! I’ve also rebranded 3 times!

I literally play a module from B-School every day when I go for my walk. Marie’s information is seeping into my bones through osmosis. And it has changed who I am at a cellular level. I really am growing into a new version of me. Even writing this now I’m getting emotional because I see how far I’ve come and I know I have a lot further to go.. and I also know the sky is the limit for me.

I haven’t had $50,000 months but I have made my first $5000 in business. I know that may not seem like a huge number but I added up what I’ve made in the past five months from my business and I’m at $5273 net. My first year I made a big fat goose egg (on account of the terror and all) I’ve made peace with my big fears and I carry them with me and take action anyway. I’m still scared and uncomfortable on a weekly if not daily basis. I’ve had to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and action has been a magic elixir for me.

And I really do think that a story like mine, of someone who’s gone from fear of being seen to being an active and contributing member of B-School community and in both the online and offline world, would be valuable for those brand new to the online world of business.

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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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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.”
Even with a Master's degree, I was making an entry level salary for 6 years. I knew there had to be a better way but didn't know how until I met Marie. B-School was the catalyst to analyze my skill set and my values to build a thriving company.”

Katrina Padron

CEO, Padron Marketing

Colorado, USA

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Dr. Dorothee Struck

Gynaecologist & Medicine Woman

Germany

I was working far too long hours, was not earning much money, paying a lot for staff that was not really working effectively.”
My monthly revenue started to climb up to a whopping €52,000 euro in the best month. What can not be measured is that I love to bike to my practice again. I just had a great autumn break kayaking in mild sunlight filtered by colouring leaves. Priceless”

Dr. Dorothee Struck

Gynaecologist & Medicine Woman

Germany

I opened my own private practice nine years ago. I help a lot of women, who often come from very far away because other doctors could not solve their problems, but I was not happy when I decided to join B-School. I was working far too long hours, was not earning much money, paying a lot for staff that was not really working effectively – like Marie puts it: Is it a Business or a hobby? – and was not happy with the dynamics of my team. I was looking for a way to quit, difficult with a lot of debts in the bank for building a private practice from scratch.

My goal was to start e-courses on women’s health. But going through B-school and especially heeding the spiritual aspects of success, I decided first to bring my existing business on track. I have a very special gift and education to help some women who otherwise suffer, and moreover I love taking care of patients and solve medical mysteries. But I got wise on the conditions I need, what kind of team I want and have a close look on finances. Went for three weeks on a buddhist pilgrimage to Nepal with my beloved husband, made a lot of good wishes and meditations at sacred places and in the evenings started to plan. Came back and fired one doctor and a nurse, rebuilt with the remaining team, which are sparkling diamonds that just had to be dusted and put into the light, really motivated. I started to change our schedules and reduced my debts in the bank by €30,000 within 3 month. I am far from being ready with the process but I am having more fun than in years with treating patients and working at my office. Besides that I am about to finish my first book: “hormone-free contraception”, a project that was lying around half finished for years and that I will self-publish within this winter.

So, the results were different than I thought first, but so much fulfilling and I gained so much insight and drive from going through B-School.

Before B-School my monthly revenue was about €32,000 – to €34,000, It started to climb up to a whopping €52,000 Euro in the best month while reducing costs about €4,000 due to changes in the staff structure.

But what can not be measured is that I love to bike to my practice again in the mornings, so the real success is in job satisfaction, rekindling the spiritual flame within my work and also not skipping holidays because of financial pressure. I just had a great autumn break kayaking in mild sunlight filtered by colouring leaves.. Priceless! A Million and one heartfelt thanks to you Marie and your Team!!

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Dr. Dorothee Struck

Gynaecologist & Medicine Woman

Germany

I was working far too long hours, was not earning much money, paying a lot for staff that was not really working effectively.”

I opened my own private practice nine years ago. I help a lot of women, who often come from very far away because other doctors could not solve their problems, but I was not happy when I decided to join B-School. I was working far too long hours, was not earning much money, paying a lot for staff that was not really working effectively – like Marie puts it: Is it a Business or a hobby? – and was not happy with the dynamics of my team. I was looking for a way to quit, difficult with a lot of debts in the bank for building a private practice from scratch.

My goal was to start e-courses on women’s health. But going through B-school and especially heeding the spiritual aspects of success, I decided first to bring my existing business on track. I have a very special gift and education to help some women who otherwise suffer, and moreover I love taking care of patients and solve medical mysteries. But I got wise on the conditions I need, what kind of team I want and have a close look on finances. Went for three weeks on a buddhist pilgrimage to Nepal with my beloved husband, made a lot of good wishes and meditations at sacred places and in the evenings started to plan. Came back and fired one doctor and a nurse, rebuilt with the remaining team, which are sparkling diamonds that just had to be dusted and put into the light, really motivated. I started to change our schedules and reduced my debts in the bank by €30,000 within 3 month. I am far from being ready with the process but I am having more fun than in years with treating patients and working at my office. Besides that I am about to finish my first book: “hormone-free contraception”, a project that was lying around half finished for years and that I will self-publish within this winter.

So, the results were different than I thought first, but so much fulfilling and I gained so much insight and drive from going through B-School.

Before B-School my monthly revenue was about €32,000 – to €34,000, It started to climb up to a whopping €52,000 Euro in the best month while reducing costs about €4,000 due to changes in the staff structure.

But what can not be measured is that I love to bike to my practice again in the mornings, so the real success is in job satisfaction, rekindling the spiritual flame within my work and also not skipping holidays because of financial pressure. I just had a great autumn break kayaking in mild sunlight filtered by colouring leaves.. Priceless! A Million and one heartfelt thanks to you Marie and your Team!!

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