The Academy: Build Your True+Paid+Good Reality
REGISTRATION FOR THE WINTER ACADEMY 2014 CYCLE IS OPEN. REVIEW THE FAQS BELOW AND SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE STRATEGY SESSION.
When Move The Crowd was founded, it was based on the core belief that when we stay true and bring our whole selves to the party, each of us can achieve our own flavor of success. The Academy challenges you to define your business goals in the greater context of who you are as a complex human being – your deeply held values, your unique gifts and the profound difference you want to make in the world. When we define success through that lens, the returns are richer.
To learn more, click on a question below:
- How do I apply?
There’s still time to apply to the Spring 2014 cycle! Start by scheduling your free strategy session with one of our amazing coaches. You’ll get expert advice, the chance to experience the power of True+Paid+Good in action, and the time to explore whether the Academy is the right for you. If the shoe fits and the flames fanned, we’ll work with you to move your application efficiently through our system. But hurry! Registration closes April 3, 2014.
- Who is the Academy for?
If you’re a cultural creative, innovator and/or socially-minded entrepreneur looking to leverage your “work” as a vehicle for creative expression, financial freedom and societal transformation — then the Academy is for you! The Academy is highly customized and designed to challenge, support and inspire entrepreneurs – particularly at the emerging and established stages of development.
What kind of entrepreneur are you?
Emergent Entrepreneur? You have an idea for a venture, but need a structure that will support you in clarifying your Vision, Mission and Purpose. And you want help devising a PLAN for getting there. You may identify with the “Golden Handcuffs” scenario – working the 9-5 (or 9-9) making money, but not living your passion. Or you may feel like you’ve had an idea forever and are now you’re finally ready to “Take the Leap.”
Established Entrepreneur? Maybe you’ve been freelancing for a long time and have finally decided it’s time to level up. You may have experienced yourself slipping into the “martyr” role – devoting yourself to your passion, but not making any money. Perhaps you’re burnt out, stuck on a creative plateau, or treading water in a market that’s been tapped out. You have a solid foundation, but the castle hasn’t quite come together yet.
Experienced Entrepreneur? You’ve identified your market. You’re moving products, selling services and realizing revenue. But now you’re looking to scale your business to the next level. You need high level strategic support and leadership development to support the growth of your business. Are you a “Rock Star In Waiting”? You know exactly what you’re doing. You just need the resources, relationships and capital to take it to the next level.
- Why should I do this?
After 12-months of intensive training and on-the-court epiphanies, you’ll have the knowledge and power to leverage your unique creativity, strengths and passion into not just a profitable venture, but your own flavor of success. Here’s what sets The TPG Academy apart from the crowd.
The TPG Academy meets you where you are with a highly customized curriculum. Each of us brings a completely unique set of skills, talent and creativity into the world. We hail from wide-ranging industries. And we’re all at different places in the entrepreneurial cycle. The TPG Academy is the only training program that truly meets you where you are by working with you to co-create a tailored curriculum that meets your needs and aspirations. In fact, no two TPG Academy experiences are the same!
Get your very own executive coach – for an entire year. Think of this seasoned expert as your very own strategic thought-partner, leadership coach and champion who will hold your feet to your own fire. Expect advice that honors your real-world constraints, counsel that keeps you focused on your ultimate goal, and the occasional come-to-Jesus conversations that bring you back to what’s really important. And breakthroughs… BIG breakthroughs.
When you enroll in the TPG Academy, the world’s leading business experts become your biggest champions. When you join The TPG Academy, you’ll be instantly backed by an international network of leaders, personally hand-selected to support you in achieving your dreams. Each of these seasoned veterans brings years of experience from the front lines. Their passion and creativity have changed the face of their fields. And each and every one of them sees their work as a vehicle for personal and cultural evolution.
Business plans are out. Prototyping, beta testing and working in the now are in. With our business landscapes constantly in flux, we must be nimble, flexible and clear. Yes, you’ll still have “a plan,” but the strategies for getting there need to adapt quickly to your ever-changing business reality. The TPG Academy gives you the tools to work with the flow, without losing your focus.
Unleash your inner-leader. You may not know it yet, but YOU have the capacity to inspire others, to listen and to lead. When we align our business goals with our heart’s passion and life’s purpose, something in us profoundly shifts. Our inner-leader is unleashed! Wild at first, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills (and tame your drama) through one-on-one coaching sessions, collaborative peer groups and on-the-court training.
We’re serious about confidentiality. We keep you in our hearts – and your sensitive business information close to the vest. To really get the most of our program, you have to feel safe enough to share your deepest hopes and fears. Not just professionally, but personally. (That’s right. We go there.) We’re committed to keeping your information safe and your strategies completely confidential. Not just in writing, but in how we honor, champion and protect your vision.
- What topics does the training cover?
Following an initial assessment, we’ll co-create your custom TPG Academy curriculum based on your unique needs and priorities.
Subject areas could include:
• Business Strategy
• Leadership Development
• Product Innovation
• Target Market Identification
• Marketing & Sales
• Lean Operations
• Team Building & Management
• Product & Service Offerings
• Building Social Capital
- How is the training organized?
Here are the nuts-and-bolts details about the program:
24 Bi-Weekly Private Coaching Sessions: One-on-one sessions provide you with the “growing-edge” support and accountability you need to articulate and achieve your goals.
4 Recorded TPG Guru Labs and 2 Live Guru Labs: These intimate, in-depth sessions give you invaluable tools and insights from passionate, values-driven experts who are revolutionizing their fields. While each one focuses on a different mission-critical topic, they all give you tools and frameworks to immediately apply to your business, and a deep-dive Q&A session where our resident “Gurus” give on-the-spot counsel.
4 Academy Mastermind Sessions: In true “hot seat” fashion, we leverage the talent, creativity and expertise of the entire Academy toward any opportunity or challenge facing your venture.
2 Strategic Networking Events: At these curated events held around the country, you’ll meet our expanded community of experts, advisors and entrepreneurs – all of them are movers and shakers; it’s the perfect opportunity to foster new partnerships, collaborations and investments.
1 Year Membership to Our TPG Brand Ambassador Program: You spread the love. We share the wealth. Invite those you love and admire to participate in any of our programs. They get special discounts. You get special rewards and the chance to be a leader in the growing True+Paid+Good movement.
1 Year Subscription to The Tip of the Month: Rha Goddess lays down a monthly, mission-critical tip for all our TPG entrepreneurs and change-makers; this video will guide you on how to stay true to your core values and creativity, while getting paid and doing good work in the world.
Special TPG Academy Discounts: Enjoy a full year of TPG Academy-only discounts on our products and services.
- What are the dates?
You will receive more detailed information upon acceptance of your application.
Dates for the Spring 2014 Cycle:
• Academy Registration Opens Monday, February 3, 2014
• Academy Registration Closes Friday, April 4, 2014
• Academy Launches Thursday, March 27, 2014
• Orientation & Private Sessions Run January – March, 2014
• Guru Lab #1 Thursday, April 24, 2014
• Guru Lab #2 Thursday, November 6, 2014
Note: Additional Labs may be added based upon needs and interest
• Mastermind Session #1 March 27, 2014 (LIVE One-Day Event in NYC)*
• Mastermind Session #2 June 26, 2014
• Mastermind Session #3 September 25, 2014 (LIVE One-Day Event in NYC)*
• Mastermind Session #4 December 4, 2014
All sessions are virtual (via Teleconference or Webcast) unless otherwise specified. All sessions are scheduled 7:30-9:30 p.m. EST.
*LIVE One-Day Event in NYC with current TPG Academy Cohort & Alumni
- How much does it cost?
The TPG Academy starts at $7,500 USD. Academy tuition differs according to your desired coach. Please confirm fees before registration.
Payment options are as follows:
1. Pay in advance and receive an additional $250 discount = $7,250.
2. Pay as you go with auto-debit in 12 monthly installments of $625.
Move The Crowd accepts all major credit cards, debit payments and payment by check or money order (payment in full option only). For more information contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Who are the coaches?
Founder + VIP Coach
Rha Goddess combines her hard earned business savvy with her long standing passion for social change to create a conscious entrepreneurial movement dedicated to re-imagining “work” and ushering in a new socio-economic paradigm of True+Paid+Good.
Rha is a cultural innovator and social entrepreneur who brings over two decades of transformational “crowd rockin’” in the name of social change. As a world renowned performing artist and activist, her work has been internationally featured in several compilations, anthologies, forums and festivals. Hailed extensively in rave industry reviews from Time Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The Source and The Miami Herald among others. In her 30+ year tenure as a creative organizer Rha has shaped the face of racial justice and equality, electoral politics, offender aid and restoration, mental health and youth and young women’s empowerment. She was the 2008 recipient of the National Museum of Voting Rights prestigious Freedom Flame Award and a 2009 recipient of the Herb Alpert Award’s Hedgebrook Prize. In 2009, Rha was part of a special delegation invited to the White House and served as a U.S. Cultural Envoy to Rwanda.
Monika K. Moss
Senior Coach + Trainer
“I have been on a life long journey to wholeness. I have used many methods to get there including art, therapy, books, religion and other spiritual practices, leadership training, coaching, and Life Mapping. I have found my purpose, my passion and my happiness. I am living my dream and I am happy and I am at peace. And everyday, I get to help others do the same.”For almost 20 years, master mapper and business consultant, Monika K. Moss has dedicated her talents to helping organizations and individuals create powerful road maps to make their vision real. As a Sr. Coach and Trainer with Move The Crowd, and founder and president of MKM Management Consulting, Monika is committed to partnering with others to make a difference by supporting the transformation of individuals and organizations.A scholar and practitioner, Monika is a published author. Her books include Life Mapping: A Journey of Self Discovery and Path Finding and Embracing Cultural Competency (as a contributing author). She is regular presenter and trainer at regional and national conferences on issues that she has extensive experience including Personal Transformation, Gestalt Organizational Systems Development Theory, Strategy Development, Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Management, and Cultural Competence & Diversity. She is currently on the faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Organizational Systems Development Center and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.Ms. Moss holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Howard University and Columbia University, respectively.
Senior Coach + Trainer
JLove is a renown activist, social entrepreneur and producer and is proud to be a Coach and Trainer for Move the Crowd. She is a certified Empowerment Coach, a Literary Coach, and a pro-liberation hip-hop feminist who has spent over two decades working on issues of social justice, race, and gender. She has authored or co-edited five award-winning books including: That White Girl (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster); Love, Race, and Liberation: ‘Til the White Day is Done” (Love-N-Liberation Press); and Occupying Privilege (Love-N-Liberation Press), winner in the 2013 Social Change category of the National Indie Excellence Awards. She’s been featured on Fox TV New York, GritTV with Laura Flanders, WBAI Radio and throughout the blogosphere.
JLove has received the Union Square Award for her activism and Self Magazine’s Self-Starter of the Year Award. She speaks regularly at conferences such as NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity), the White Privilege Conference, and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability), among others. On the collegiate circuit, she has lectured across the country at countless campuses, including Harvard, UCLA, Columbia, and New York University.
For television and film, she has co-created five docu-reality TV shows that are in various stages of development: Ride Or Die, The Progressive Voice, Off The Grid, and Asia-One; Expect the Unexpected, and Glamour Girls Off The Change Of The World. She is a Co-Producer on the feature film about her life story, That White Girl.
Josh Van Vliet
Coach + Trainer
Inspired by a belief in human potential, Josh works to facilitate individual and collective transformation in the service of social change.As a dance teacher and certified Empowerment Coach, Josh works to create radical transformation in personal and cultural beliefs about gender and masculinity, in service of liberating and empowering individuals to live and dance more authentically and joyfully. As Coach and Trainer for Move The Crowd, he supports conscious entrepreneurs to thrive while honoring their most deeply held values and making the difference they feel called to make.He has worked passionately to cultivate empowerment, joy, and community in a variety of settings including mental health centers, elementary schools, dance camps, and through one-on-one coaching. As a case manager with Gilead Community Services, Josh supported clients with mental illness to live independently. As a dance teacher, Josh has taught swing and blues dancing to students through the Yale Swing and Blues club, at dance camps including American Dance and Music week, Terpsichore Dance Holiday, and at Vinnie’s Jump and Jive (a nonprofit community dance studio), and has led movement classes for kids in schools with Recess Rocks.Josh holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Wesleyan University. When he’s not coaching, teaching, and dancing, Josh enjoys playing and singing old swing standards, fusing Irish and French Canadian folk music with a pop sensibility, and otherwise noodling on his guitar. He also loves baking, and makes a mean chocolate chip cookie.
- Can I meet some entrepreneurs who have done the Academy?
Absolutely! Our Academy attracts entrepreneurs, creatives and activists from all sectors and walks of life. Each person comes to us at different stage of manifesting their True+Paid+Good vision; and together, we lean in to co-create a unique training experience that suits their experience level, needs and aspirations.
“Move The Crowd puts the “Spirit” in entrepreneurial spirit.”
Gabrielle is the New York Times best-selling author of May Cause Miracles. She appears regularly as an expert on NBC’s Today Show, has been featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a next-generation thought leader, and was named “a new role model” by the New York Times. She is also the author of the books Add More ~ing to Your Life, Spirit Junkie and the forthcoming book Miracles Now (published in April 2014). Gabrielle is also the founder HerFuture.com, a social networking site for women to inspire, empower and connect. Gabrielle has been on an international speaking circuit since 2004. She has presented lectures at Google, TEDxWomen, L’Oreal, Avon/mark cosmetics, Agape Spiritual Center, Integral Yoga, the Junior League, and universities nationwide, among many others.
“The Academy gave me permission to dream big. My coach, the curriculum and the community all helped me build my work around my passion. They modeled it for me. Now, I do this work and it’s profitable. I do this work and I love it.”
Founder & Principal, Emergence Media
“More than anything, the experience of the Academy has given me the opportunity to develop my own philosophy for doing business – in a way that honors sufficiency for me AND my community.”
“Through the Academy I received an incredible amount of confidence in my venture, my leadership and in my vision for the world.”