If you want to grow and evolve, you must leave your comfort zone. Ouch, I know. The good news? You don’t have to do it alone!
I offer masterclasses on topics that I have executed myself for years. Every masterclass is created to be done-with-you: At the end of the session you will leave with a game plan tailored to your needs. All you have to do is show up and be ready to grow and get a little uncomfortable. Over the course of 90 minutes to two and a half hours, I will walk you through a tested process and you will leave prepared for whatever adventures lies ahead of you!
Each masterclass is $295. Sign up for all four for $999 (and save $180!).
Sign up in 3 simple steps:
- Register for your masterclass (or all 4)
- Mark your calendars and start counting down the days!
- Receive your materials 24 hours ahead of the class, get REALLY excited, and show up ready to work!
P.S. If you are interested in a group session for your organization, please contact Anika directly.
Storytelling for Community
Use the power of story to highlight your community and build a sense of belonging.
April 23rd, 2021, 1.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. EST
Storytelling is not marketing or branding or running a social media campaign. Storytelling allows us to craft narratives about the people and places we love and serve. Most importantly, it allows us to tell a forward-looking story of hope, regeneration and positivity – reflected in the faces of our communities who will bring about this new future.
Who is this for?
- Community builders who want to shine a light on unsung heroes in their community
- Economic developers who want to showcase their efforts through grassroots storytelling
- Non-profits, foundations, philanthropists and CSR departments who want to highlight the solutions they’re working on
- Incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and other entrepreneurial support organizations looking for a fresh perspective on introducing their entrepreneurs to the community and potential investors
- Professional service providers who want to showcase their services through client testimonials
- … and every other (social) entrepreneurship advocate who wants to champion her/his/their community through telling untold stories in a new light!
Peter Block says “Stories can give us a narrative to guide and instruct us. They are crucial to our knowing who we are; they provide a sense of identity.”
In this masterclass, you will learn how to create a narrative for your community that shines a spotlight on its members’ strengths, talents and absolute brilliance. Whether your community is geographic, virtual, or mission-based, we will find an angle that works for you and brainstorm ideas to get you started!
What to bring:
- A genuine desire for community building
- A rough idea of who is in the community that you are SO excited about that you want to celebrate and highlight it for the whole world to see!
What you’ll receive:
- An introduction to the power of storytelling in community building
- A 4-step framework to outline your storytelling initiative
- Examples from the field
- Campaign ideas
- Resource collection
- A personalized approach to telling your community’s story
- interview format(s) and story collection tools
- storytelling channels
- timeline for execution
Rooted in Purpose
Never get stomped on again. Uncover what drives you and lead with your values.
June 2, 2021, 1 – 3 p.m. EST
Having interviewed 50+ ecosystem builders for social change, I have had many conversations about why we do what we do – be it as (social) entrepreneurs, mentors, storytellers, advisors, program managers for incubators and accelerators, investors, etc. A clear understanding of your vision of the world, your purpose for being here and the values that guide your decision-making is an anchor in a fluid environment like today’s workplace and the social impact space overall.
Never get stomped again because you weren’t 100% sure what to prioritize and how to best achieve the impact you want to see in the world. In this masterclass, we will get clear about your unique talents and gifts, and how to leverage them to propel you toward a career and life that are driven by purpose.
- With a healthy dose of curiosity and an idea of why NOW is the time to have this conversation with yourself
- Vulnerably – uncovering your purpose is a very intimate experience, and I promise to create a safe space for you to do the work!
- Ready to be 100% present and willing to dive deep into your past, present and future
- What you truly value in work, life and relationships
- How to shut down that itty bitty shit committee that runs a 24/7 commentary on your life
- What type of work, relationships and achievement you want to seek out going forward
- Why you are here (simple stuff, I know!)
- How to bring your purpose into the world, your work and/or your life
- How to show up as yourself.
No more quick fixes or life hacks. Define success on your terms and design a lifestyle to get you to there.
June 23, 1- 3.30 p.m. EST
Conventional goal setting and strategy à la “Where do you want to be in a year from now?” are out the window. Need I say more? Exactly. I have worked with CEOs, entrepreneurs and a non-profit collective (that’s a different story) to create game plans for anywhere from a quarter to a year. I am German after ll.
In this workshop we will shift our focus to
a) Your purpose in work and life (see Rooted in Purpose)
b) How you want to show up in both to create meaningful impact without losing sight of yourself (send the martyr home!)
c) Small and practical steps that work for you to go where you want to go.
No lifehacks or quick fixes, but sustained effort that adds up to change your course.
What you’ll need to make the most of this masterclass:
- A desire to change course in your life and work
- The willingness to actually start changing a few habits and get uncomfortable for some time
- The commitment to take time off and recharge your batteries
- An understanding that how you feel today is not how you have to feel next year (unless you love it; in that case – more power to you!)
What you’ll get:
- A deeper understanding of what makes you happy and how to tap into its source more frequently
- A 360 degree view of what is working for you (and what isn’t)
- A personalized route to success – whatever success means to you (you might want to check out the previous Masterclass “Rooted in Purpose”)
- A collection of smaller wins you can hold on to when the going gets tough
- A personalized system to keep you on track
Ecosystem Building 101
Expand and deepen your impact by taking a systems level approach to supporting entrepreneurs in your community.
July 8, 2021, 1.00 – 2.30 p.m.
No (social) entrepreneur succeeds in a vacuum. It takes a village, or an ecosystem, to help a purpose-driven founder start, manage and grow a socially and/or environmentally responsible business. In this masterclass, you will
- gain a deeper understanding of what it means to build and nurture entrepreneurial ecosystems,
- identify your role and opportunities within your impact ecosystem
- Learn Social Venturers’ framework for becoming an effective entrepreneurial ecosystem builder
Unlike my other masterclasses that take a done-with-you approach, this masterclass focuses on teaching you the basics of this emerging approach and equips you with a 10-part framework to help you become a more effective ecosystem builder.
Who is this for?
Supporters of (social) entrepreneurs who
- Want to increase their impact by taking a systemic approach to social change
- Believe that a rising tide lifts all boats
- Would rather collaborate with key stakeholders than work on their own
- Want to see their communities thrive by harnessing the power of (social) entrepreneurship
- Are already servant leaders in their communities of change,
- Want to sharpen their skill set to better serve (social) entrepreneurs.
Candidates for this masterclass include
- Seasoned entrepreneurs who want to figure out how to give back to the next generation
- Program managers and operators at incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and other (social) entrepreneurial support programs
- Community builders and activists who want to leverage (social) entrepreneurship as a force for more equity, wealth and quality of life in their communities
- Investors, funders and foundations who are keen to explore their role within their local (social) startup community
- Economic development agencies and small business administrations curious to learn more about grassroots (social) entrepreneurship support
What you’ll get:
- An introduction to entrepreneurial ecosystem building
- A ten-part framework to guide your approach to becoming an effective ecosystem builder
- A list of resources to further your self-study
The fee for this masterclass can be applied toward the Keystone Program (launching in September 2021).