Use the Brag Book Method to Earn 'Big Bags' - Promotions Interviews & Grants

3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

A Brag Book is a document that amplifies your value, skillset, and impact. Build one in two weeks, and take charge of your career!

Led workshops at

University of Michigan
New York University
Black Enterprise

Course overview

Here is the truth about how top job candidates actually secure opportunities…

Standing out in the corporate world is about so much more than just your skillset:

it's about your ability to communicate it effectively.

It's time to distinguish yourself as the competitive candidate that you deserve to be recognized as.

Are you preparing for an interview, applying for grants, or getting ready to negotiate?

Prepare to level-up with The Brag Book Method, a 3-week cohort-based program starting on March 12th, 2024, designed to help you articulate your wins and illustrate your value, skillset, impact, and potential.

You’ll walk away from this program with the ability to champion your career progression using the tangible evidence you compile in your own “Brag Book,” and a “center” to serve as your guide through pivotal career conversations!

Being humble ain't going to pay your bills.

- especially in this economy. Build a brag book to enhance your resume, LinkedIn, interviews, performance reviews, and more. It's time to stand out and get paid.

What is a Brag Book?

A brag book is a collection of your professional highlights, testimonials, and achievements that is used as a tool to guide you through career conversations. 

Why do you need one?

Brag books alleviate the pressures associated with interviews and on-the-spot pitches by preparing you to advocate for your value with the support of stories, metrics, and testimonials. 

This course is for you if...


You're a job seeker who wants to respond confidently to interview questions


You're an employee who wants to advocate for their ideas (and their promotion)


You're a freelancer who wants to attract more clients and opportunities

What you’ll get out of this course

Clarity around your strengths and gifts

The Brag Book Method is designed to help you identify your unique strengths and gifts, lean into them, and message them effectively to your supervisor.

Data Mastery

Know the metrics decision-makers are anticipating based on your career aspirations. Together, we'll identify the key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics that matter.

Perfect your Pitch

Once we've crafted your narrative, we'll work with you on actioning it. We'll work through specific strategies to illustrate your potential both online and “offline.”

Confidence in interviewing and discussing your wins

Articulate your wins to illustrate your potential or advocate for their career using the "receipts" that you gather in your Brag Book.

Personalized feedback from your cohort and coach

Refine your Brag Book and practice your pitch before using it in the real world.

This course includes

6 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

24 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

16 projects 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

    May 6—May 12

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • May


      Updated Link: Kick-Off Call and Pre-Work Review

      Tue, May 7, 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM UTC

    • May


      [Updated Link] Optional: Friday Feedback Session

      Thu, May 9, 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM UTC


    • Module 1

    • Module 2

    • Bonus #1: KPI Tracker

  • Week 2

    May 13—May 19

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • May


      [Updated Link] Modules 1 & 2 Review Call and Q+A

      Mon, May 13, 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM UTC

    • May


      Optional: Feedback Friday Session

      Thu, May 16, 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM UTC

  • Week 3

    May 20

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • May


      Module 3 Review and Next Steps

      Mon, May 20, 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM UTC

  • Post-Course


    • May


      Graduation & Show + Tell

      Thu, May 23, 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM UTC


    • Module 3

Meet your instructor

Niani "Werk Friend" Tolbert

Niani "Werk Friend" Tolbert

Hi there! I'm an ex-tech recruiter and the founder of HIRE BLACK NOW, and I used this method to secure over $150,000 in grant funding -- and the resources that I offer has helped my community increase their income by over $2.1 Million within a few years!

Now, I want to help you become confident in communicating your gifts to secure roles, opportunities, and more money!

Ready to join me? I can’t wait to meet you…

Why did I make this course?

I made this course because believe that if you stay ready, you ain't got to get ready. I want to empower people to be bold and daring with their careers-- and we start by proudly speaking about our accomplishments.

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Course schedule

2-6 hours per week
  • Tuesday Workshops

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

    Join our live workshop, interactive workshop as we break down the Brag Book essentials- step by step.

  • Homework

    1-3 hours per week

    Work on your Brag Book at your own pace with our workbook!

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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