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Get paid to do what you love to do

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1.5 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

A job can and should be more than a paycheck. This course will train you on 4 proven frameworks to find meaningful work and a balanced life.

Hosted by

Dan Gertsacov, ex CMO with a career path that shows you can get paid to do what you love to do and who has coached hundreds to do the same.

Plus: active dad, ex semi-pro rugby player + trained gourmet chef in 34 cuisines

Course overview

Get paid to do what you love to do

A 4-week-long hands-on course lead by a C-level executive who has walked the walk, not just talked the talk, when it comes to balancing career success and life fulfillment.

Who is this course for

01

You are a corporate or startup exec (or will be one day) who is considering a change and looking for more fulfillment in your work and life.

02

You are a freelancer who needs a bit more income stability, without sacrificing the work/life balance you are working so hard to achieve.

Key outcomes

Find your Dream Job

Define a specific game plan to find the right role in the right industry in the right location.

Prioritize how you spend your time

Understand and rebalance how you invest your time in your physical health, mental health, family, friends and your work.

Avoid regrets in the future

Create a narrative of what your ideal life looks like in the future and then chart a path to go from here to there.

Define your "Ikigai" (Japanese for 'Life's Purpose')

Reflect on what you are good at, what you love to do, what you can get paid to do and what the world needs.

See what people are saying

        Dan has shown with his own life example how to navigate a non-traditional career path to success."
Bob Rupczynski

Bob Rupczynski

Chief Marketing Officer, Western Union
        I have known Dan for over 20 years and I have witnessed firsthand how he has achieved both a fulfilling career and a balanced life. I encourage you to take this course and follow his frameworks."
Mark Okerstrom

Mark Okerstrom

President, Convoy; ex CEO, Expedia

Meet your instructor

Dan Gertsacov, ex CMO with a career path that shows you can get paid to do what you love to do and who has coached hundreds to do the same.

Dan Gertsacov, ex CMO with a career path that shows you can get paid to do what you love to do and who has coached hundreds to do the same.

I have spent the last 25 years helping organizations and teams grow through adversity.


From Google to McDonald’s, from venture-backed startups to non-profits, from the competitive rugby field to the competitive BBQ pit, I have forged my own leadership path that has taught me that overcoming challenges is a requirement for growth, for individuals, teams and organizations.


I have had the responsibility to grow the top-line revenue and lead the digital turnaround of various billion-dollar brands in the restaurant industry, as both franchisor and franchisee. As a Senior Executive, Board Member and Advisor, I have helped chart the growth plan for leading companies in the fintech, media, food & beverage and non-profit sectors.


On a personal side, my passion is the science of food and the art of hospitality. I have spent the last 25 years on a life mission to learn 50 cuisines. So far, I have traveled to 21 different countries to learn 34 different cuisines. I am a Fellow at the Culinary Institute of America and Senior Advisor to the James Beard Foundation. I am on a life-long pursuit to understand how different cultures around the world prepare food via fire, having collected 9 different types of BBQ grills and smokers in the process.


Specialties and Hobbies: food, scale-ups and turnarounds, digital transformation, startup investing, alternative education models, rugby, ice hockey, CrossFit, Japanese whiskey, and preparing home-made Thai curries, Southern BBQ and Argentine asado.

Course syllabus

01

5 Balls of Life Analogy

Do a self-assessment of where you currently are in 5 life vectors, how much time you currently spend and aspire to spend on each.

02

Your Imagined Future

Complete a Mad Lib to have a narrative about what true success looks like in the future.

03

Define your “Ikigai”

Structured soul searching on what you are good at, what you love to do, what you can get paid to do and what the world needs.

04

Nail the Center of the Bullseye

Create a game plan to find your dream job.

Course schedule

3 hrs workshops + 3 hrs optional <1 week
  • Friday, Sept 23: Informal Meet and Greet of Dan and Your Cohortmates (Optional)

    3pm - 4pm EST

    Pop in to say hi and get to know folks virtually a bit before the workshops kickoff on Monday.

  • Monday, Sept 26: Workshop on 5 Balls of Life and Your Desired Future

    11:30am - 1pm EST

    Understand the first 2 Frameworks to set the foundation and then complete exercises in real time with peer feedback

  • Tuesday, Sept 27: Dan Office Hours/Live Q&A (Optional)

    12pm - 1pm EST

    Questions? Concerns? Feedback? Just want to shoot the shit on something you read or watched recently? I'm around!

  • Wednesday, Sept 28: Workshop on Ikigai and the Center of the Bullseye

    11:30am - 1pm EST

    Understand the last 2 Frameworks to build your career/life plan and then complete exercises in real time with peer feedback

  • Thursday, Sept 29: Dan Office Hours/Live Q&A (Optional)

    3pm - 4pm EST

    Questions? Concerns? Feedback? Just want to shoot the shit on something you read or watched recently? I'm around!

Let's start the path together to help you discover your Ikigai (Japanese word for 'life's purpose')

Let's start the path together to help you discover your Ikigai (Japanese word for 'life's purpose')

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active learning, not passive watching

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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Get paid to do what you love to do

Fall 2022

$595 USD

Dates

Oct 14 - 21, 2022

Payment Deadline

Oct 14, 2022

$595 USD

New
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1.5 Weeks