January 2, 2020 9:17 pm

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Ready to Step up your Online Business Game?
Here are the Differences Between

Marie Forleo's B-School and Esther's The Real You for neurodiverse, ADHD, wonderfully weird women


At this moment there are many important programs where entrepreneurs learn how to become amazing online entrepreneurs.

Let me share two programs with you that focus on online marketing: B-School and The Real You. I did B-School in 2014 and the Brave Leap is our own program.

There are significant differences between the programs. Time to compare, are you ready?

         What are the differences?


B‑School is an 8 week, interactive video-based training program that teaches online marketing strategies to business owners.


The Brave Leap is a 12-month all-in program for entrepreneurs. It is designed to take massive action by going through two cycles of the Brave Launch Framework. 

             Who is the founder?


Marie Forleo is an 'entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist & unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be.'

Marie is ' a born-and-raised Jersey girl, proud to have created a socially conscious digital empire that touches millions.'
Through her award-winning show MarieTV, world-class online training programs, a book in 16 languages and an audience in 195 countries. From Oprah and Seth Godin to Brene Brown, they all have been in Marie Forleo's program.

'I help people like you dream big and back it up with meaningful action to create results.'

I adore Marie Forleo, she's very inspiring and really at the top of online entrepreneurship. Also she's a fellow multi-passionate!
Marie's humour, her fun swear words, and warmth is pretty infectious.

Read my non-affliate review of B-School here.


Esther is a 'New Media Consultant turned entrepreneur, certified coach, with over 25 years expertise in branding and marketing. She is a self-love Entrepreneur, Business Strategist and International Speaker


How does it work?


B-School is an 8 -week program with trainings are released in weekly modules and consist of easy-to-follow videos, done-for-you templates, swipe files, resource lists, and Fun Sheets. All of the training is online, contained in the private B‑School member only site. Students can view the training videos, connect with others, and compare notes with classmates.

B‑School also includes interactive components like “Office Hours” where Marie answers questions and offers strategic advice to ensure that our members take consistent action and receive the highest value from their investment.

Plus, you’re a B‑Schooler for life. You can retake the program for free each year, for as long as the program exists.

The Real You

The Real You is a 12-month program that is designed as a step-by-step roadmap for entrepreneurs who want a much larger revenue without working 24/7. It has a step-by-step plan that makes it possible to start your online business or take it to the next level without going crazy, feeling lost or stuck. It basically is the fast road to profit.

SOMBA contains all the building blocks you need to create your personal plan to success with ease.

For brave entrepreneurs (my clients!) - who are in a 24/7 state of creating and jump from idea to idea - it is paramount to get this kind of support, and up-to-date relevant knowledge!

With The Brave Leap you get access to all the technical knowledge, strategies, planning and online community you need to create a sustainable business.

You join The Brave Leap for a year. It is possible to sign-up for a second year (something that many members do) 

What is included?


The modules are releases one module per week. Each module contains 4-6 individual video lessons plus corresponding Fun Sheets (growth assignments and handouts) to help you integrate and apply what you learn to your business.

You’ll also get two full weeks of implementation at the mid and end point of the program, where no new content is released. These open weeks are designed to give you a chance to catch up on the training, reflect and take action.

B‑School also includes interactive components like “Office Hours” where Marie answers questions and offers strategic advice to ensure that our members take consistent action and receive the highest value from their investment.

The Real You

Esther's motto is 'Building a business takes time'. That's why The Brave Leap takes 12 months .

Need strategic advice or a mindset shift? Once a month you can ask for a Hot Seat where Sigrun will laser-focus you into huge insights. You get personal laser coaching from Sigrun. 

 has regular special Masterclasses with real experts. Also there are special whenever something urgently needs addressing. Like GDPR or changed rules for Facebook.

There are several language and expert groups: like a Dutch, German, Polish, Spanish, Icelandic language group. There are Designers & Artists, Healers & Health coaches, Parents and Parent Coaches etc. There is always someone who can help you.

An unforgettable 6 week course where

SOMBA will teach you how to use and set up effective strategies for online businesses and for offline businesses who like to rely on strong online marketing.

Who are the students


B-Schoolers are mostly female entrepreneurs - and a few good men - either starters or more experienced.
International students with the emphasis on the United States. The majority is new to online entrepreneurship 

I did B-School in 2014 and it opened the world to online entrepreneurship for me.

There are local groups too. I still stay in close contact with my Dutch group. And they are awesome!

Because there is no Live Day, or Mastermind you will not meet the majority of your fellow B-Schoolers.

Because the group is very big - thousands of people - it's not always the best place for introverts.


BRAVISTAS  are women entrepreneurs-. The majority is highly educated, ambitious and ready for a 100K and up business. Some Bravista's are brand new to entrepreneurship, some are very experienced.

The majority is European, though there are people from outside Europe. There are Bravistas from every European country.

The group is typically around 50 to 100 members.  They are in the group for 12 months (or for another 12 months, because you can join a second year and keep receiving support)

There are coaches, artists, healers, architects, tax experts, authors, web designers, researchers, designers, health- practitioners, shamen, teacher etc. etc.

Age is between 21 and over 70. Many Bravistas meet each other regularly.  Being in  connects me to action taking smart business women - and a few good men - who are changing each others life.

Access to the founder


There is a possibility to get your question answered by Marie Forleo during the Office Hours. But chances are that you are One of the thousands with a question and never get an answer. 

Unfortunately I never gotten an answer because that's not how B-School is wired.

Other than that you have no access to Marie Forleo. Though in all honesty: when I did B-School Marie sort of lived in my head for 8 weeks and I loved it!


You have access to Esther each week during the weekly coaching calls

Live Day


There is no Live Day that comes with B-School


The Real You has an epic Live day in 2023 



When I bought B-School it was $ 2,000 for a 8 week program. 
Which translates into roughly € 1,000 per month.


The Brave Leap has a monthly fee of €555 for a 12 month all-inclusive program (There is a huge bonus for those who pay in full and there's a Huge Early Bird)



B-School runs yearly from February to April


The Brave Leap opens twice a year and starts on March 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021 You have access to the entire program, the Brave Business Academy, office hours, extra classes and support for an entire year



B-School has A LOT of affiliates, I was totally overwhelmed by it when I joined. The affiliates were not all entrepreneurs who had been in B-School, but there were some really interesting offers. I chose a pretty worthless affiliate that didn't offer me anything (oops my bad :-)

I'm not an affiliate for B-School. Not because I didn't love B-School. Because I do love it. It helped me to step out of a nasty situation and introduced online entrepreneurship to me.

But I need something that's more than a course with no support. Longterm support and accountability is exactly what I found in Somba!  


The Real You has fewer affiliates. The majority are established entrepreneurs who know this program is something their clients truly need.

My clients love it and they know I give them high value bonuses.

My Advice


Are you completely new to entrepreneurship and don't know if online entrepreneurship is really for you?

Do you have other sources for long-lasting support: like a mastermind, tech support, a mindset coach a business coach, someone who helps you with strategy etc.

B-School is a good option for you.

Especially if Marie Forleo inspires you and you are focused on the US market. I think that the target audience for B-School is a bit younger and maybe less  - business-like - than the


Do you want a profitable 100K and up business and willing to work for it by taking daily action? Do you dare to ask - and receive - support? Do you want to be in close contact with your fellow entrepreneurial friends? Do you want daily support?

The Brave Leap is a good option for you.

Bravista's are very serious about becoming successful. They have given themselves a year. Remember? Building a business takes time' to make it work.

There are Bravista's who are relatively new to entrepreneurship, or who have changed from a corporate job to entrepreneurship over the last year.

My Advice

About the Author

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain, Branding Queen, Marketing Strategy Miracle Extraordinair, Energy shifter, founder of the Wonderfully Weird World, bestselling author, and Whisperer of Souls also bestselling author, Abe's mother, Rik's wife, and the servant of Marie and Leeloo (yes, cats)

Oh, she can also channel information from Source, so that you can tap into the wisdom of spirit guides.

Esther is the founder of the Wonderfully Weird movement that transforms, inspires, and supports women entrepreneurs to build a business and brand based on self-love and self-acceptance and become their authentic selves.

You can work with Esther in the The Real You and if you want to honor you Wonderfully Weirdness and get 10 clients each month with emotional heart based marketing (that doesn't suck at all. Or work with her in person - limited availability - Take the Quiz for your best solution

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