The Freedom Rebels’ Alternative to B-School

Posted on /by Natalie Sisson/ in Entrepreneurs / 84 comments

There’s something you may not know about me. I am, in fact, a lifelong rebel.

Not the kind of rebel that gets caught smoking pot behind the school shed, or the one spraying graffiti on the principal’s wall at college — but I am the one who never liked being told what to do. Who didn’t blindly go along with the status quo and what ‘everyone else’ was doing.

Right now everywhere you look online, you’re being told why you should join this thing called B-School, and that everyone else is doing it. You’re being tempted left right and centre with affiliates promoting their B-School Bonus experiences.

Which brings me to today’s confession.

I am not a B-School babe.

I have never taken Marie Forleo’s program, and I never will.

Yet I know for sure that thousands of others have and really loved it. And this year thousands more will follow them and join Marie Forleo’s interactive online program.

In her words it teaches smart, effective online marketing strategies to business owners who want more sales and more impact from their online presence…and turn your business into a force for good that fuels higher profits and your higher purpose.”

And if anyone can help you do this it’s Marie Forleo whose rise to celebrity online status is nothing short of amazing, and her dedication to quality and giving back is also admirable.

I really love that Marie has rocked the internet marketing world, as a woman entrepreneur none-the-less, and gone on to make millions inspiring others around the world to build a business and life they love.

But here’s the thing I know for sure, B-School is not for everyone.

And even though she’s hot and got a ton of sass and charisma, Marie Forleo’s style and way of teaching is not for everyone either.

So if you’ve read this far then you are probably searching for an alternative, that better speaks to what you want out of life. I think I have what you’re looking for.

Let me introduce you to me, Natalie Sisson and your Freedom Plan.

The Freedom Rebel’s Alternative to B-School

So if you know anything about me you know that I’m real, I’m transparent as heck, I speak the truth and I am the first to laugh at myself.

I live out of a suitcase, my clothes are often wrinkled, I don’t wear much makeup, I do handstands and cartwheels all the time. I prefer barefoot over heels and only have one pair of decent shoes in my suitcase.

I love to play Ultimate Frisbee, especially on the beach where I’m more than happy to throw myself around and layout on the sand to catch a disc. Oh and I love going on adventures like cycling 4,000 miles down Africa.

I have also worked hard to build a multiple six-figure business from scratch in under 5 years, while having no place called home and traveling full time. Of that I’m immensely proud.

Freedom is my highest value that I live my life by. Freedom is a privilege. Freedom is a right everyone should have.

And yet they don’t. So I believe I’ve been put on this earth to continue to improve and be my best self so that I can teach and inspire others to choose freedom and live life on their own terms.

What I care about is you.

I want you to live a truly extraordinary life that YOU design.

So I designed the Freedom Plan to ensure you build a business you love that supports your perfect lifestyle, not the other way around.

The Freedom Plan pilot happened in June 2014 and was a sellout with out any marketing or public announcements. I knew I’d hit on something big when that happened. The full program was an even bigger success in September.

The Freedom Plan is a culmination of everything I’ve learned in almost 5 years in running my own business, 18 months of co-founding a technology startup, 8 years in the corporate world in brand, marketing and business development roles, and 2 business degrees at the University of Wellington.

And that’s even before counting everything I’ve learned from traveling the world since the age of 2, visiting 69 countries and counting, living an unconventional life that few people still understand, and knowing first hand what it takes to fight for a life of true freedom.

The Freedom Plan is an intensive (yet fun) online program designed to ensure you build your perfect lifestyle business.

We’re talking about a business you can take anywhere, that allows you to make real money, work less and have more freedom all while making an impact in the world.

Along with 12 incredible modules, there are bonus masterclasses so you can go more in-depth on the most important modules, as well as supporting resources and workbooks.

Get on the VIP earybird list for first on when enrollment next begins

What’s the difference between the Freedom Plan and B-School?

Freedom PlanB-School
3 Stages covering the Freedom Mindset, Business Freedom and Lifestyle FreedomCovers smart, effective online marketing strategies to make more sales and more impact from your online presence.
10 weeks recommended + 12 modules8 weeks and 6 modules
Delivery: Modules are delivered in video, audio and transcripts on a dedicated member site.Delivery: Modules are delivered in video, audio and transcripts on a dedicated member site.
Workbooks and resources are also contained within the modules to make it easy to navigate.Workbooks and resources are also contained within the modules to make it easy to navigate.
Community/ Accountability
3 months access to The Freedom Collective community to ask questions, meet other freedom fighters, share your progress, trade skills, hold meetups, and get 1 x Monthly Group Coaching with me, and 1 x Monthly Expert Training on a specific topic related to business, mindset or lifestyle. I am actively in this community answering questions and supporting you.
Community
Access to a Facebook community of thousands – great if you use it well to gain trust and credibility and new fans, traffic and clients. Easy to get lost in and easy to feel overwhelmed by. Marie’s team is there to support you.
Coaching: Group coaching calls through the Freedom Collective where I stay on the call until everyone’s questions have been answered.Coaching: 6 dedicated group coaching calls with Marie – given the size of the intake of her program unlikely you’ll get to speak with her.
Curriculum:
The Freedom Mindset
Perfect Day and Painted Picture Vision,
Ideal Lifestyle Business Models
Finding your niche and ideal customers
Your launch plan
The 1 Page Miracle Business Plan
Website + Blog
Lucrative Sales Funnel
Marketing + Social Media
Sexy Systems and tools
Outsourcing
Setting up your Freedom Lifestyle
Creating your perfect freedom environment
Choosing where to work live and play
Curriculum:
Profit Plan
Website
Communications
List Building
Offerings
Marketing
Investment: $997 depending for self study, or 12 month payment plan. Lifetime accessInvestment: $1997 or payment plan. Lifetime access.

After studying our respective curriculums and having spoken to a lot of people who’ve done B-School as well as members of my community, I believe the above is an accurate comparison and shows that B-School complements my program really well.

Last year I invested a lot in formulating my program and worked with a sound academic framework thanks to Breanne Dyck to ensure you’d go through the necessary levels of learning mastery so that you can actually apply what I teach and see results, not just take it in and do nothing about it!!!

Not included in this comparison above is the awesome bonus classes I have in my program (you’ll just have to wait and see but I can tell you they cover off on the business and lifestyle front) and those in Marie’s program focused around marketing and list building.

At the end of the day what I believe I offer with the Freedom Plan is individuality, uniqueness, accessibility and exclusivity.

There is no one-size fits all template here. No cookie-cutter mainstream learning structure. And I say that in all honesty. I have seen too many copycats in the B-School community and too many people ripping even Marie off – and I get it.

There’s a certain level of fame where people want to be like you, they want to do as you’ve done and get the same results. People will do whatever it takes to achieve that, and Marie knows that all too well.

It’s not a level of notoriety I ever wish to get to. I want to keep on being ridiculously accessible, down to earth, barefoot, cartwheeling, freedom fighting Natalie and I trust that people who dig that, and want to stay true to themselves and find their own freedom plan, and join me when I next open the doors.

A word to the fence-sitters

 So if you’ve been sitting on the fence, wondering why the internet is being overtaken by B-School promotions right now…well it’s for good reason.

Marie has built up a fantastic community, she’s a kick-ass marketer and as Laura Roeder (who helped build B-School when it started over 5 years ago), put it in an email – affiliates make a lot of money through Marie.

I made a lot of money last year promoting B-School and in my video I clearly stated the reason why I was supporting it was that I rate Marie and her work, and I had NO such offering in my suite of products that was comparable.

Now I do. And I think it’s kick-ass. And it’s going to change lives, your life, others lives and create a heck of a lot of freedom while making dreams come true.

So if you want early details, and access to my free video training coming out in April, and you’re prepared to hold off to become part of the coolest Freedom tribe around, then head here to enter your details and get on the VIP list.

Here’s to choosing freedom.

  • So I am biased given I’m sitting next to you here in Bali as you post this but holy heck girl that is a GOOD post! Freedom means different things to different people, and I love that you’re providing this your way. Mx

    • Thanks Marianne, my fellow freedom dancer. This means a lot and I appreciate all your insight this last few weeks together!

  • So I am biased given I’m sitting next to you here in Bali as you post this but holy heck girl that is a GOOD post! Freedom means different things to different people, and I love that you’re providing this your way. Mx

    • Thanks Marianne, my fellow freedom dancer. This means a lot and I appreciate all your insight this last few weeks together!

  • Catherine

    Fabulous explanation. I love what I’ve heard of Marie. I love what I’ve learned from you! The Freedom Plan has been fantastic and it’s been an honor to be on the journey from the very beginning. I would definitely encourage anyone who feels they do not fit into a box to check out the Freedom Plan.

    • Catherine thank you for sharing this. I love your balanced view and am so glad you’re a shining ambassador who took the Freedom Plan and made it your own, through and through.

  • Catherine

    Fabulous explanation. I love what I’ve heard of Marie. I love what I’ve learned from you! The Freedom Plan has been fantastic and it’s been an honor to be on the journey from the very beginning. I would definitely encourage anyone who feels they do not fit into a box to check out the Freedom Plan.

    • Catherine thank you for sharing this. I love your balanced view and am so glad you’re a shining ambassador who took the Freedom Plan and made it your own, through and through.

  • Patricia Erlandson

    Great comparison Natalie. I have no idea how Marie Forleo’s program is but my best guess is that yours are more genuine.

    • Thank you for sharing that Patricia and I’m excited for your launch too

  • Patricia Erlandson

    Great comparison Natalie. I have no idea how Marie Forleo’s program is but my best guess is that yours are more genuine. I’ve had a lot use of it finding my niche, my ideal clients and ways to avoid my habit of “there is another shiny object”. 😉 Thanks a lot!

    • Thank you for sharing that Patricia and I’m excited for your launch too

  • kalisis

    Tried to join the VIP list, but I got error 917. 🙁

    • Oooh please do try again. I think there was a run off traffic at that time as I got the same thing and yet others signing up then were fine,

      • kalisis

        Nope, still the same error.

        • Good news you’re on the VIP list btw it just failed to show you a pretty thank you page.

  • kalisis

    Tried to join the VIP list, but I got error 917. 🙁

    • Oooh please do try again. I think there was a run off traffic at that time as I got the same thing and yet others signing up then were fine,

      • kalisis

        Nope, still the same error.

        • Good news you’re on the VIP list btw it just failed to show you a pretty thank you page.

  • Kim

    I have actually done Marie’s program, and while it’s great for basic marketing and business building/creating, you are SO right in that it’s all about creating “cookie cutters.” Not that she promotes this mind you, and her process is quite brilliant, but her teaching is such that it kind of feels like that’s the ONLY way to do it. I left feeling like I didn’t know how to “break out of the box” and really use my own voice, methods, etc. I feel that she would say that’s MY issue, and I do take responsibility for my share of that, but I don’t feel her program supported unique individuality. I KNOW I’m not supposed to be a cookie cutter. I did her program two years ago with little to pay for it, and am still paying for it. I wish I could do yours Natalie! The thing that will make your program WONDERFUL by comparison is the intimacy…the small groups that make you feel taken care of! You inspire me as I work to find my own, unique way! Best wishes for your program’s success!

    • Wow thanks for sharing this Kim and I’m sorry B-School didn’t cut it for you, although it sounds like you gave it a damn good try. And no doubt Marie does teach authentically but there’s definitely a trend to following someone’s guidelines to the T and ending up with a whole lot of vanilla. I hope you are following your own path and working towards your vision for your lifestyle business.

  • Kim

    I have actually done Marie’s program, and while it’s great for basic marketing and business building/creating, you are SO right in that it’s all about creating “cookie cutters.” Not that she promotes this mind you, and her process is quite brilliant, but her teaching is such that it kind of feels like that’s the ONLY way to do it. I left feeling like I didn’t know how to “break out of the box” and really use my own voice, methods, etc. I feel that she would say that’s MY issue, and I do take responsibility for my share of that, but I don’t feel her program supported unique individuality. I KNOW I’m not supposed to be a cookie cutter. I did her program two years ago with little to pay for it, and am still paying for it. I wish I could do yours Natalie! The thing that will make your program WONDERFUL by comparison is the intimacy…the small groups that make you feel taken care of! You inspire me as I work to find my own, unique way! Best wishes for your program’s success!

    • Wow thanks for sharing this Kim and I’m sorry B-School didn’t cut it for you, although it sounds like you gave it a damn good try. And no doubt Marie does teach authentically but there’s definitely a trend to following someone’s guidelines to the T and ending up with a whole lot of vanilla. I hope you are following your own path and working towards your vision for your lifestyle business.

  • Kasia Zukowska

    Natalie, I can totally relate on so many levels. Being told what to do was never my thing either 😉 Love this post! & Love The Freedom Plan! I gained so much value from TFP and learned so much from you, I am forever thankful!

    To those who are on the fence, Natalie is the real deal and If you like to color outside the box and want to live life on your own terms check out The Freedom Plan and come hang out with us in the awesome FB group too 🙂

    • I don’t think many people like to be told what to do in reality but it takes courage to say what you think and stay true to your own path and that’s where people can put their dreams on hold or not take the leap in order to conform – which ultimately serves no one. So glad we are rebels in life together Kasia.

  • Kasia Zukowska

    Natalie, I can totally relate on so many levels. Being told what to do was never my thing either 😉 Love this post! & Love The Freedom Plan! I gained so much value from TFP and learned so much from you, I am forever thankful!

    To those who are on the fence, Natalie is the real deal and If you like to color outside the box and want to live life on your own terms check out The Freedom Plan and come hang out with us in the awesome FB group too 🙂

    • I don’t think many people like to be told what to do in reality but it takes courage to say what you think and stay true to your own path and that’s where people can put their dreams on hold or not take the leap in order to conform – which ultimately serves no one. So glad we are rebels in life together Kasia.

  • Sandra Mendoza

    What if I don’t want to live out of a suitcase? Can I still take the course? I do want to earn enough money to hire people to run my business for me.

    • I don’t actually expect people to live out of a suitcase, it’s more getting clear on what freedom means to you – so is it working from home to spend more time with your family or taking mid week weekends, or getting out and about more in your own hometown. It’s your version of freedom and a business that supports that.

  • What if I don’t want to live out of a suitcase? Can I still take the course? I do want to earn enough money to hire people to run my business for me.

    • I don’t actually expect people to live out of a suitcase, it’s more getting clear on what freedom means to you – so is it working from home to spend more time with your family or taking mid week weekends, or getting out and about more in your own hometown. It’s your version of freedom and a business that supports that.

  • Isabelle Rizo

    Natalie! I love that you offer this alternative. And I totally feel you on the barefoot versus high heels (I love both). Thank you for being transparent and sharing your story.

    • Mmmm I take flip flops and running barefoot on grass or sand any day right Isabelle!

  • Isabelle Rizo

    Natalie! I love that you offer this alternative. And I totally feel you on the barefoot versus high heels (I love both). Thank you for being transparent and sharing your story.

    • Mmmm I take flip flops and running barefoot on grass or sand any day right Isabelle!

  • Faith Sloderbeck Janes

    Hi Natalie, I am a homeschool mom of three: my sons are 15 and 12 and my daughter is 7. I have always worked from home doing something. I started designing websites before WordPress existed, I had a business making handmade candles and toiletries. I’ve started blogs, a digital magazine, an ebook publishing business with over 150 titles, and developed and sold iPhone apps. I just find myself not loving the busy work anymore. My BIG LIFE desire is to bring my husband home from his soul-crushing day job and travel full-time in an RV before my oldest heads off to college. I am just struggling how to meld all those pieces of knowledge and experience into a more scalable freedom business. Is your program something that could give me direction like that?

    • In your case? Heck yeah. It sounds like you already have a lot of the elements in place to be a digital nomad from a business point of view, where I hope to help is from the freedom mindset and dealing with other people’s views on what you’re doing, building a support network and adjusting to life in an RV 🙂

  • Faith Sloderbeck Janes

    Hi Natalie, I am a homeschool mom of three: my sons are 15 and 12 and my daughter is 7. I have always worked from home doing something. I started designing websites before WordPress existed, I had a business making handmade candles and toiletries. I’ve started blogs, a digital magazine, an ebook publishing business with over 150 titles, and developed and sold iPhone apps. I just find myself not loving the busy work anymore. My BIG LIFE desire is to bring my husband home from his soul-crushing day job and travel full-time in an RV before my oldest heads off to college. I am just struggling how to meld all those pieces of knowledge and experience into a more scalable freedom business. Is your program something that could give me direction like that?

    • In your case? Heck yeah. It sounds like you already have a lot of the elements in place to be a digital nomad from a business point of view, where I hope to help is from the freedom mindset and dealing with other people’s views on what you’re doing, building a support network and adjusting to life in an RV 🙂

  • Jo Bendle

    Wow great post and I get it. I am struggling at the moment with the massive bombardment around Marie’s program. Whilst I get there is some impressive marketing going on here (and I am sure learning throughout the program) i do not like the message that if you don’t join the B school community you are NOT going to make it big alone. Personally I LOVE Natalie’s natural teaching style which is why I jumped at the chance to be part of her pilot program last year. The Freedom Plan totally exceeded my expectations – the modules were impressively meaty, covering all the steps needed and allowed me to look at my business in a way I hadn’t been doing before. This was massive. Having direct access to Natalie is beyond valuable so if you want to rock it in the world of building an online business, but in a smaller, more personable environment where you are way more than a number then she’s your gal 🙂

  • Jo Bendle

    Wow great post and I get it. I am struggling at the moment with the massive bombardment around Marie’s program. Whilst I get there is some impressive marketing going on here (and I am sure learning throughout the program) i do not like the message that if you don’t join the B school community you are NOT going to make it big alone. Personally I LOVE Natalie’s natural teaching style which is why I jumped at the chance to be part of her pilot program last year. The Freedom Plan totally exceeded my expectations – the modules were impressively meaty, covering all the steps needed and allowed me to look at my business in a way I hadn’t been doing before. This was massive. Having direct access to Natalie is beyond valuable so if you want to rock it in the world of building an online business, but in a smaller, more personable environment where you are way more than a number then she’s your gal 🙂

  • I love being in the Freedom Plan! It was an investment I was stretching to make at the time and it was the BEST investment I have made in my business to date. I’m really looking forward to The Freedom Plan opening again – I’ll be there! Natalie is so helpful and spends time getting to know every Freedom Plan member and their business ideas. The coaching calls are GREAT for getting tricky questions answered – just get out of your comfort zone and speak up! I’m a total introvert but when it comes to growing my business and learning from someone who in my opinion has “made it” I jump at the opportunity to ask questions and get specific advise from a pro. Thanks, Natalie for creating The Freedom Plan! (oh, and I’ve seen a sneak preview of the upcoming launch – whoa, what? It amazing already and getting even better!)

    • Thank you lovely lady. I love that you have stretched yourself and taken the challenge and accepted the growth that’s come with it. Yes very excited about running this live again for sure

  • I love being in the Freedom Plan! It was an investment I was stretching to make at the time and it was the BEST investment I have made in my business to date. I’m really looking forward to The Freedom Plan opening again – I’ll be there! Natalie is so helpful and spends time getting to know every Freedom Plan member and their business ideas. The coaching calls are GREAT for getting tricky questions answered – just get out of your comfort zone and speak up! I’m a total introvert but when it comes to growing my business and learning from someone who in my opinion has “made it” I jump at the opportunity to ask questions and get specific advise from a pro. Thanks, Natalie for creating The Freedom Plan! (oh, and I’ve seen a sneak preview of the upcoming launch – whoa, what? It amazing already and getting even better!)

    • Thank you lovely lady. I love that you have stretched yourself and taken the challenge and accepted the growth that’s come with it. Yes very excited about running this live again for sure

  • You go girl! 🙂

  • You go girl! 🙂

  • Jen

    Natalie this is fantastic and I’m going to share it!

    I will be honest, I’ve seen a LOT of complaints in my news feeds from people about the B-School advertising. People are being inundated.

    That being said, I like Marie. She’s sassy and fun and obviously an A+ marketer. She’s so good in fact, a couple of years ago I seriously considered signing up… and didn’t know what I would or wouldn’t be getting… I just knew there were people out there that said I should sign up… In fact, I went through that 2 years in a row… but each time I hesitated. Couldn’t quite put my finger on it (and it wasn’t just the investment)

    I happily found you, at The Suitcase Entrepreneur just a few years ago. I immediately connected to your story. You were living the life that I wanted to live. I couldn’t believe how easy you made it look.

    When you first started talking about the top-secret Freedom Plan beta, I immediately knew I would love to get in on it… and when you offered the Freedom Plan this past Fall, I had to sign up right away. I can’t compare the two courses, because I’ve not done B-School… but I can tell you that YOUR content and mixed with YOUR teaching style and YOUR personality was exactly what I wanted. No, it’s what I needed!

    I can honestly say you over-delivered. The content well over-exceeded my expectations. The Facebook Group has been fantastic. A safe place for everyone to share their goals, their wins and also look for guidance. What I love about you Natalie, is that you deliver. You are in the FB group every day. You over tips and suggestions… you comment on our posts and you genuinely want to see us succeed. You show up, all the time. You are a great Mentor and Guide.

    Why do most people want to own their own business? If you ask anyone who has had a ‘career job’ the most common answer, I’m willing to bet, has the word freedom in it!
    You’ve taught us how we can create Freedom in Life and Business.

    Now, for me personally, it goes way beyond just learning to set plans in place for my business to work… YOU have shown me that MY Freedom goals CAN be achieved. I no longer feel like I missed out on an opportunity to live and work anywhere. And, the bonus (and this comes from my heart) is that I can actually feel it. I can see and smell and hear MY Freedom. I know i can do this and I’m excited (and a wee bit scared) to make these huge changes in my life. For the first time in xx years, I am actually planning my escape and it feels great!

    To anyone who is wondering about Natalie’s Freedom Plan, do not hesitate to learn more about this course and if you’ve got any questions – reach out.

    • Ahhh words escape me right now. Gratitude to you Jen – love ya

      • Jen

        You know I love you too, and I’m happy to tell everyone. You inspire me 🙂

  • Jen

    Natalie this is fantastic and I’m going to share it!

    I will be honest, I’ve seen a LOT of complaints in my news feeds from people about the B-School advertising. People are being inundated.

    That being said, I like Marie. She’s sassy and fun and obviously an A+ marketer. She’s so good in fact, a couple of years ago I seriously considered signing up… and didn’t know what I would or wouldn’t be getting… I just knew there were people out there that said I should sign up… In fact, I went through that 2 years in a row… but each time I hesitated. Couldn’t quite put my finger on it (and it wasn’t just the investment)

    I happily found you, at The Suitcase Entrepreneur just a few years ago. I immediately connected to your story. You were living the life that I wanted to live. I couldn’t believe how easy you made it look.

    When you first started talking about the top-secret Freedom Plan beta, I immediately knew I would love to get in on it… and when you offered the Freedom Plan this past Fall, I had to sign up right away. I can’t compare the two courses, because I’ve not done B-School… but I can tell you that YOUR content and mixed with YOUR teaching style and YOUR personality was exactly what I wanted. No, it’s what I needed!

    I can honestly say you over-delivered. The content well over-exceeded my expectations. The Facebook Group has been fantastic. A safe place for everyone to share their goals, their wins and also look for guidance. What I love about you Natalie, is that you deliver. You are in the FB group every day. You over tips and suggestions… you comment on our posts and you genuinely want to see us succeed. You show up, all the time. You are a great Mentor and Guide.

    Why do most people want to own their own business? If you ask anyone who has had a ‘career job’ the most common answer, I’m willing to bet, has the word freedom in it!
    You’ve taught us how we can create Freedom in Life and Business.

    Now, for me personally, it goes way beyond just learning to set plans in place for my business to work… YOU have shown me that MY Freedom goals CAN be achieved. I no longer feel like I missed out on an opportunity to live and work anywhere. And, the bonus (and this comes from my heart) is that I can actually feel it. I can see and smell and hear MY Freedom. I know i can do this and I’m excited (and a wee bit scared) to make these huge changes in my life. For the first time in xx years, I am actually planning my escape and it feels great!

    To anyone who is wondering about Natalie’s Freedom Plan, do not hesitate to learn more about this course and if you’ve got any questions – reach out.

    • Ahhh words escape me right now. Gratitude to you Jen – love ya

      • Jen

        You know I love you too, and I’m happy to tell everyone. You inspire me 🙂

  • Love you, Natalie Sisson!

  • Love you, Natalie Sisson!

  • Gareth Jones

    Natalie you rock! Awesome post!
    I’d been following the B-School launch and promotion wondering how this might affect you, knowing that The Freedom Plan was due to open in a couple of months and then I receive this email “The Freedom Rebels’ alternative to B-School”. Brilliant!
    It shows that you clearly know your customer and how you and your program can not just appeal to but be of real value to them. And of course, you have a responsibility to make sure that your followers make the right choice and this post ensures that will happen.
    From a fellow rebel, I congratulate you.

    • Thanks fellow rebel. I think it’s important to offer choice and allow people to know their options. This may not suit everyone – in fact my program won’t but I’d like people to consider whether it’s right for them

  • Gareth Jones

    Natalie you rock! Awesome post!
    I’d been following the B-School launch and promotion wondering how this might affect you, knowing that The Freedom Plan was due to open in a couple of months and then I receive this email “The Freedom Rebels’ alternative to B-School”. Brilliant!
    It shows that you clearly know your customer and how you and your program can not just appeal to but be of real value to them. And of course, you have a responsibility to make sure that your followers make the right choice and this post ensures that will happen.
    From a fellow rebel, I congratulate you.

    • Thanks fellow rebel. I think it’s important to offer choice and allow people to know their options. This may not suit everyone – in fact my program won’t but I’d like people to consider whether it’s right for them

  • Siobhain Danaher

    Great post Natalie, Freedom does mean different things to different people! Keep inspiring!! 🙂

  • Siobhain Danaher

    Great post Natalie, Freedom does mean different things to different people! Keep inspiring!! 🙂

  • Sonja Bannon

    Hi Natalie! Hi everyone! I have done BSchool 2 years ago and The Freedom Plan last fall. Marie’s programme is absolutely awesome in professionalism, content, quality of the product and yes she has a sassy personality and is a very very good marketer. She is paying a lot of dollars to be seen everywhere and yes her affiliates are making a lot of money. I would never bash her program as I think it does have a tremendous value. She worked hard to get to where she is now. That said take Marie’s course if you want a GENERAL overview of what it takes to make it online. The course left me a little hungry for more. I wanted to find something that would help me… be me in my individuality. I got turned off by the fact that it seems that everyone who has done BSchool is either a business coach, a brand coach or selling the idea that “Yes you can make it online and quit your day job” type of thing. I wanted to get clear on my own voice, my own path to freedom. So I took Natalie’s Freedom Plan course. Everything I learned during Bschool you can learn with the Freedom Plan. AND MORE! Natalie goes deep. Natalie goes fearlessly deep and guides you to find what YOU want and then tells you how to get there. Natalie’s course is more practical with ways to implement what you’ve learned to move towards your goals quickly. I loved them both. However I found that the Freedom Plan had precise answers to the path of Freedom. Smaller groups, Natalie is accessible and the course content is highly valuable.

    • Wow Sonja this was amazing to read. I am so glad you took BSchool and that Marie rocks it, as she always does and I agree she’s built an incredible business and community and her work is important. I’m really glad to hear that the Freedom Plan went deep and was exactly what you needed and super practical. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your opinion here. So glad you’re a freedom fighter

  • Sonja Bannon

    Hi Natalie! Hi everyone! I have done BSchool 2 years ago and The Freedom Plan last fall. Marie’s programme is absolutely awesome in professionalism, content, quality of the product and yes she has a sassy personality and is a very very good marketer. She is paying a lot of dollars to be seen everywhere and yes her affiliates are making a lot of money. I would never bash her program as I think it does have a tremendous value. She worked hard to get to where she is now. That said take Marie’s course if you want a GENERAL overview of what it takes to make it online. The course left me a little hungry for more. I wanted to find something that would help me… be me in my individuality. I got turned off by the fact that it seems that everyone who has done BSchool is either a business coach, a brand coach or selling the idea that “Yes you can make it online and quit your day job” type of thing. I wanted to get clear on my own voice, my own path to freedom. So I took Natalie’s Freedom Plan course. Everything I learned during Bschool you can learn with the Freedom Plan. AND MORE! Natalie goes deep. Natalie goes fearlessly deep and guides you to find what YOU want and then tells you how to get there. Natalie’s course is more practical with ways to implement what you’ve learned to move towards your goals quickly. I loved them both. However I found that the Freedom Plan had precise answers to the path of Freedom. Smaller groups, Natalie is accessible and the course content is highly valuable.

    • Wow Sonja this was amazing to read. I am so glad you took BSchool and that Marie rocks it, as she always does and I agree she’s built an incredible business and community and her work is important. I’m really glad to hear that the Freedom Plan went deep and was exactly what you needed and super practical. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your opinion here. So glad you’re a freedom fighter

  • Agreed.

    It’s much better to create something of value, release to the market, test, repeat. Take life into your own hands. Business school/college simply funnels you into the ‘system’ of submissiveness to an employer, at the expense of the best years of your life.

  • Agreed.

    It’s much better to create something of value, release to the market, test, repeat. Take life into your own hands. Business school/college simply funnels you into the ‘system’ of submissiveness to an employer, at the expense of the best years of your life.

  • Charli & Ben

    I’m so thrilled I’ve found you Natalie! You’re speaking a language I can understand! I’m always someone who sits on the fence, I seldom find myself actually investing in growing my business, and as such I’m not really getting anywhere. I’ve signed up for the VIP list and I can’t wait to find out more about your plan.

  • I’m so thrilled I’ve found you Natalie! You’re speaking a language I can understand! I’m always someone who sits on the fence, I seldom find myself actually investing in growing my business, and as such I’m not really getting anywhere. I’ve signed up for the VIP list and I can’t wait to find out more about your plan.

  • Fantastic post Natalie! And I loved reading all the amazing comments, too. I have to agree with everyone… you are a mentor and coach worth your weight in gold (and then some!). Your dedication to your clients and the fact that you do encourage us to find our own unique path to freedom, while being totally open about the “how”… both how you’ve done it and how we might do it, is priceless. Even though I haven’t done The Freedom Plan, I’ve worked with Natalie for a few years and have been in her Highflyer Club since it started, and I can tell you that any opportunity you might have to work with her is going to be WELL worth it… the investments I’ve made with her are to this day the best investments I’ve ever made in myself and my business. She truly, passionately cares about your success, answers any question and helps in any way possible, over-delivering at every turn. You’re an inspiration and a blessing!

  • Fantastic post Natalie! And I loved reading all the amazing comments, too. I have to agree with everyone… you are a mentor and coach worth your weight in gold (and then some!). Your dedication to your clients and the fact that you do encourage us to find our own unique path to freedom, while being totally open about the “how”… both how you’ve done it and how we might do it, is priceless. Even though I haven’t done The Freedom Plan, I’ve worked with Natalie for a few years and have been in her Highflyer Club since it started, and I can tell you that any opportunity you might have to work with her is going to be WELL worth it… the investments I’ve made with her are to this day the best investments I’ve ever made in myself and my business. She truly, passionately cares about your success, answers any question and helps in any way possible, over-delivering at every turn. You’re an inspiration and a blessing!

  • Never was attracted by B-school, think i’m not her ideal customer 😉 but Natalie connected immediately 2 years ago! Visited her 2014 retreat in Barcelona and it was awesome! Had a lot of fun together with other High Flyers and Natalie. She really rocks. Finally she did a pre-launch of the Freedom plan in Barcelona in my Webinar! She’s so pure and inspiring!

    • Awww this makes my heart sing Robert. It was so fantastic to meet you in Barcelona and to discover our mutual love of champagne and webinars and you made my pilot program a success with lots of Dutchies for which I’m forever thankful

  • Never was attracted by B-school, think i’m not her ideal customer 😉 but Natalie connected immediately 2 years ago! Visited her 2014 retreat in Barcelona and it was awesome! Had a lot of fun together with other High Flyers and Natalie. She really rocks. Finally she did a pre-launch of the Freedom plan in Barcelona in my Webinar! She’s so pure and inspiring!

    • Awww this makes my heart sing Robert. It was so fantastic to meet you in Barcelona and to discover our mutual love of champagne and webinars and you made my pilot program a success with lots of Dutchies for which I’m forever thankful

  • Samantha Shorter

    Hi Natalie,
    I just came across this post whilst googling Mareo Forleo’s B School and whether to take the plunge. I’m a Kwi too so naturally I was drawn to you as a teacher. I am looking at doing an online business course to workshop a plan I have for a new website. What is the total cost of the full course and when exactly does it start? Thanks so much for your help. Sam

    • Hi Sam. If you’re on the VIP list you’ll get all details but as you can see above in the comparison table if you do the full program and the earlybird version it’s $997. It starts on May 1st but you’ll be able to join from April 10 and start digging into the foundational modules

  • Samantha Shorter

    Hi Natalie,
    I just came across this post whilst googling Mareo Forleo’s B School and whether to take the plunge. I’m a Kwi too so naturally I was drawn to you as a teacher. I am looking at doing an online business course to workshop a plan I have for a new website. What is the total cost of the full course and when exactly does it start? Thanks so much for your help. Sam

    • Hi Sam. If you’re on the VIP list you’ll get all details but as you can see above in the comparison table if you do the full program and the earlybird version it’s $997. It starts on May 1st but you’ll be able to join from April 10 and start digging into the foundational modules

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