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Here are the Differences Between

Marie Forleo's B-School and Esther's The Brave Leap

At this moment there are many important programs where entrepreneurs learn how to become amazing online entrepreneurs. Let me share two programs with you: B-School and the Brave Leap. 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?


B-School, the Brave Leap

         What is it?

MARIE FORLEO'S B‑SCHOOL

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

ESTHER'S THE BRAVE LEAP

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

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

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

 is a mastermind business coach, TEDx speaker and host of the Sigrun Show.  Originally from Reykjavik, Iceland, she spent half her life outside her home country. Sigrun found herself in Switzerland with her new love but sick and unemployable.

Her dream was to be location independent so she could live in two countries, travel the world, and take care of her health. So in 2014, Sigrun started her online business and four years later she’s built a multiple 7 figure lifestyle business and has helped women all over the world to build their lifestyle business. 

I worked with Sigrun between late 2016 and 2018. And that had a huge influence to my business that transformed from 10K a year to over 100K a year.  

One of the most important strengths of Sigrun is her capacity to transform a mountain of ideas into a working strategy. 

How does it work?

B-School

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 Brave Leap

The Brave Leap 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?

B-School

SIX CORE MODULES IN 8 WEEKS
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.

TWO IMPLEMENTATION WEEKS
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.

OFFICE HOUR
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 Brave Leap

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

WEEKLY COACHING
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. 

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

SPECIAL FACEBOOK GROUPS
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.

SHINE DARINGLY!
An unforgettable 6 week course where

EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES
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-SCHOOL

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.


THE BRAVE LEAP

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

B-SCHOOL

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!

THE BRAVE LEAP

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

Live Day

B-SCHOOL

There is no Live Day that comes with B-School

THE BRAVE LEAP

The Brave Leap has no Live day in 2021 Because of the present COVID-19 situation everything will happen online. 

Investment

B-SCHOOL

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 

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)

When

B-SCHOOL

B-School runs yearly from February to April
  

THE BRAVE LEAP

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

Affiliates

B-SCHOOL

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 BRAVE LEAP

The Brave Leap 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

B-SCHOOL

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 and a business coach, someone who helps you with strategy etc.

B-School is a good option for you.

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

THE BRAVE LEAP

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.


Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain is a self-love advocate and business and branding strategist. A speaker, author, soul whisperer, and the founder of the Brave Movement that teaches women entrepreneurs to build a business based on self-love, radical self-acceptance, and true confidence. Featured in Huffington Post, Marie Claire, and Thrive Global, Esther is the founder of the Self Love Success Follow Esther at Instagram | Facebook

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