The Academy: Build Your True+Paid+Good Reality
Registration for the Fall Academy Cycle is now open. We are offering free strategic sessions in consult with a Move The Crowd coach. Read the FAQs about the Academy below and schedule your session!
When we 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. Define success through that lens and the returns are always richer.
To learn more about how our work can support your vision, click on a question below:
- Claim your FREE Strategy Session!
Claim your private strategic session with one of our expert coaches and you’ll receive customized advice, deep listening and a taste of how we support and cultivate success with our growing crowd of conscious entrepreneurs.
Congrats, you’re about to be one step closer to your True+Paid+Good reality.
- Is the Academy for you?
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.
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.
- How does it work?
Here are the nuts-and-bolts details about the program:
24 Bi-Weekly Private Coaching Sessions with your very own executive coach – for an entire year: One-on-one sessions provide you with the “growing-edge” support and accountability you need to articulate and achieve your goals. 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.
4 Recorded 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 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.
Special Academy Discounts: Enjoy a full year of Academy-only discounts on our products and services.
Following an initial assessment, we’ll co-create your custom True+Paid+Good Academy curriculum based on your unique needs and priorities.
Subject areas include:
• Business Strategy
• Leadership Development
• Product Innovation
• Target Market Identification
• Marketing & Sales
• Lean Operations
• Team Building & Management
• Product & Service Offerings
• Building Social Capital
- What are the important dates?
You will receive more detailed information upon acceptance of your application.
Dates for the Fall 2014 Cycle:
• Academy Registration Opens August 6, 2014
• Academy Registration Closes October 10, 2014
• Academy Launches September 27, 2014
• Orientation & Private Sessions Run September – December, 2014
• Guru Lab #1 TBD, 2014
• Guru Lab #2 TBD, 2014
Note: Additional Labs may be added based upon needs and interest
• Mastermind Session #1 September 27, 2014 (LIVE One-Day Event in NYC)*
• Mastermind Session #2 December 4, 2014
• Mastermind Session #3 March, 2015 (LIVE One-Day Event in NYC)*
• Mastermind Session #4 September, 2015 (LIVE One-Day Event in NYC)*
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 True+Paid+Good Academy Cohort & Alumni
- How much does it cost?
The 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 Marisol at: email@example.com.
- 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.”
“Move The Crowd has had a major impact on my life. Learning how to be my whole self, honor my values and manage my financial bottom line has been an invaluable gift!”