Productize Your Service Business


(25 ratings)


4 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Discover your unique Thumbprint Method that will allow your service business to scale and become more easy and profitable to run

Course overview

Are you ready to scale your service business, but drowning in overwhelm?

Have you ever looked at successful, profitable service businesses and wondered "How did they do it?"

How do you build something like Profit First that revolutionized the accounting industry?

How do you create Intellectual Property (IP) that can be packaged in workshops, online classes and certification programs?

How do you choose the *thing* out of all of your great ideas and IP that has the ability to scale?

We are Pamela Slim, Darron Padilla and Josiah Owens, and we work with thought leaders to solve these exact problems every day.

We want to share our 30+ years of insight in building successful business models and programs that will help you scale your service business without burning yourself out.

The key is not to just build more offerings, the key is to zero in on a method or process that is uniquely yours, what we call your Thumbprint Method.

When you do this, you open a path to:

-More ease and efficiency in delivering your work, even if you still work 1:1

-New business model and partnership opportunities with larger organizations

-More impact, as your work can now be delivered by certified practitioners that you train

Who this class is for:

-Talented professional service business owners who have never taken the time to describe their work in terms of a model, method or process

-Service businesses who are lumped in a general category like "business coach" but who actually have unique and disruptive approaches

-Authors who have written a business book that seems too big to break into a concrete workshop, online class or program

-Businesses getting ready to build licensing or certification programs that need to do some work to codify, tighten and refine their IP

-Service professionals who are exhausted from building custom programs and are ready to build a clear, scaleable offering that differentiates them in the marketplace

We have built hundreds of successful and scaleable programs for our thought leader clients. We will walk you through the way we build scaleable programs, workshops and certifications that earn our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars (and sometimes millions!) each year.

Who is this course for


Service Professionals like coaches, consultants, lawyers, accountants, graphic designers or writers who are ready to scale their business


Authors who want to offer a successful workshop, class or program from their book(s)


Agencies and organizations who are preparing to scale through building methods and/or certifications

What you’ll get out of this course

A clear, methodical way to select, define and describe your productized service - the key to a scaleable service business

Most service businesses are great at getting their clients results. However, delivering the services is often a very hands-on and custom process that requires lots of 1:1 time, unique outputs and lots of billable hours. Learn how to select a core "productized service."

Examples of visual methods and models

Your clients want to know that you have a specific, trusted approach to solving their problem. Memorable models and methods have distinct visual elements (steps, stages, phases) that help your clients understand and complete their work.

Feedback on your method or model from experienced professionals

How do you know that your model or method will make sense to your ideal customers? In our feedback sessions, get expert input from Pam, Darron and Josiah to ensure your method will deliver the goods. In the 2 weeks between sessions, you can ask any question on the class forum!

A complete set of templates and swipe files for marketing and selling your method

Selling productized services such as a model or method is often easier than selling custom coaching or consulting. As part of the takeaways from this class, you will get swipe files and templates for creating, marketing and selling your productized services.

This course includes

6 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

7 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

1 project to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jun 18—Jun 23

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jun


      Core Class: Discover Your Thumbprint Method

      Tue, Jun 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC


    • Class One: Discover Your Thumbprint

  • Week 2

    Jun 24—Jun 30

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jun


      (Optional!) Open Office Hours Co-Working Session on Zoom {Market Fit w/ Pamela Slim}

      Mon, Jun 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

    • Jun


      (Optional!) Open Office Hours Co-Working Session on Zoom {Method w/ Josiah Owens}

      Wed, Jun 26, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC

  • Week 3

    Jul 1—Jul 7

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jul


      (Optional!) Open Office Hours Co-Working Session on Zoom {Model w/ Darron Padilla}

      Wed, Jul 3, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC

  • Week 4

    Jul 8—Jul 10

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jul


      Discover Your Thumbprint Final Review Option #1

      Tue, Jul 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM UTC

    • Jul


      Discover Your Thumbprint Final Review Option #2

      Wed, Jul 10, 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM UTC

  • Post-Course


    • Breakout Room Recording July 9 Final Review #1

    • Breakout Room Recording July 9 Final Review #2

    • Breakout Room Recording July 10 Final Review #3


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Meet your instructors

Pamela Slim

Pamela Slim

Founder, Pamela Slim Certification Agency and author, Body of Work and The Widest Net

Pamela Slim is an author, certification agency owner and the co-founder with her husband Darryl of the K'é Community Lab in Mesa, Arizona.

A former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors, Pam focused her first decade in business as a management consultant, working with large companies such as HP, Charles Schwab, 3Com, Chevron and Cisco Systems.

Since 2005, Pam has advised thousands of entrepreneurs as well as companies serving the small business market such as Keap, Progressive Insurance, Constant Contact and GoDaddy. Pam partnered with author Susan Cain to build and launch the Quiet Revolution.

Pam has written three books: Escape from Cubicle Nation (named Best Small Business and Entrepreneur book of 2009 from 800 CEO Read), Body of Work (2014 with Penguin Portfolio) and her latest The Widest Net (2021 with McGraw Hill, named Best Sales & Marketing Book of 2021 by Porchlight Books).

Darron Padilla

Darron Padilla

Director of Learning Products

Darron brings 22 years of experience as an Expert Organizational Development (OD) advisor and strategic business partner helping leaders gain organizational insights in developing the right people strategies. He takes a holistic, systems thinking approach to change management strategies that builds organizational capabilities critical to company success.

Darron is the Director of Learning Products for The Pamela Slim Agency and helps architect the program and learning blueprints for our clients.

Josiah Owens

Josiah Owens

Lead Instructional Designer

Josiah Owens is a strategic, creative, and results-oriented leader with more than 10 years of experience in the areas of Process improvement, Strategy, Change Leadership, HR, and Talent Stewardship. His greatest asset is his creative way of bringing stability and channeled energy to his working environments in a way that creates business value and elevates the people's experience.

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Course schedule

4 hours total
  • Session 1: Discover Your Thumbprint Method

    Tuesday, June 18: 9-10am PT/12-1pm ET

    Hands-on workshop to discover a method or program you can sell to scale your service business.

  • Session 2: Q&A and Feedback

    3 Review dates available on 7/9 & 7/10

    Bring your model to class for expert feedback from Pam, Darron and Josiah.

    Work in large-group session as well as smaller breakouts led by each instructor.

    Leave with a clear idea of what you will offer, as well as template for marketing and selling it at scale

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

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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