Secrets of B Corp Consulting

People often ask "how do I become a B Corp consultant?" Over the past few years, Ryan Honeyman (Partner at LIFT Economy and author of The B Corp Handbook) and Matt Mayer (Sustainability Sherpa at Conscious Brands) have taught a series of courses for folks interested in becoming B Corp consultants. The goal of these courses is to provide a succinct, step-by-step overview of the tools, resources, and best practices we have learned about B Corp consulting. There are two course options that we offer:

 

Option #1: Self-Study Course ($599)

The benefits of participating in the self-study course include, but are not limited to:

  • World-Class Expertise: Learn from two of the world’s top experts on B Corporations

  • Evergreen Content: Participants will retain access to the content in case you want to watch a session again

  • Ongoing Access: After the course is finished, participants will have the option of joining a larger community of practice for B Corp consultants (i.e., folks who have completed earlier courses).

Option #2: Live Course   ($1500)

In addition to the benefits of the self-study course, participants in the live course will also benefit from:

  • Shared Accountability: Learn as a live cohort, with shared accountability and goals

  • Individual Assistance: In addition to a series of 2 hour live group sessions, each participant will receive a private 60 minute coaching call with Matt or Ryan.

  • Exclusivity: A maximum of 8 participants will be allowed to attend this course in order to keep the group small, nimble, and targeted.

 

Benefits:

After participating in our courses, participants will be able to:

  • Inspire prospects by communicating the value of joining a global movement to redefine success in business
  • Confidently respond to both high-level and detailed questions about the B Impact Assessment
  • Pitch, propose, and deliver a B Corp consulting contract
  • Build their thought leadership by publishing and speaking about B Corps
  • Network and engage with the existing B Corp community
  • Use the B Impact Assessment as a lens to identify other client needs (e.g., helping motivate and engage employees, helping clients create their mission, vision, and core values)

 

Logistics:

Participants in the self-study course will be able to download and access the materials immediately. The course consists of a series of recorded webinars, an in-depth study manual, and various exercises that will help you build your B Corp consulting skills.

The live course consists of a series of 2 hour webinars plus a private 60 minute coaching call with either Matt or Ryan. The next live course is scheduled for the following dates in 2018:

  • Week 1: Tuesday, January 23 from 10am-12pm (Pacific)
  • Week 2: Tuesday, February 6 from 10am-12pm (Pacific)
  • Week 3: Tuesday, February 20 from 10am-12pm (Pacific)
  • Week 4: Tuesday, March 6 from 10am-12pm (Pacific)
  • Week 5: Tuesday, April 3 from 10am-12pm (Pacific)

 

Press:

Julie Fahnestock, Founder at B Storytelling and graduate of our second cohort, wrote the following articles about her experiences as a participant in the live version of the Secrets of B Corp Consulting:

 

Instructors:

Ryan Honeyman is a Partner / Worker Owner at LIFT Economy and author of "The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good" (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). Ryan has worked with over 30 B Corps, including companies like Ben & Jerry’s, King Arthur Flour, Method, Plum Organics, Klean Kanteen, and Nutiva. Ryan also helped cofound the Force for Good Fund, a $1M fund that invests in women and people of color-owned, "Best for the World" B Corps (e.g., those that score in the top 10% of all B Corps worldwide). Finally, Ryan is a co-host of "Next Economy Now," a  podcast highlighting the leaders who are taking a regenerative, bio-regional, democratic, transparent, and whole-systems approach to using business for good.

 

Matt Mayer is Sustainability Sherpa at Conscious Brands. Matt is a strong believer that business can be a force for good only if success can be redefined to include measurable returns for all stakeholders, rather than simply enriching shareholders. Matt has helped many prominent B Corps in Canada both achieve certification and strategically use their certification to grow their business while becoming a better company. Matt has spoken on B Corp on many occasions including at conferences, MBA classrooms, facilitating B Corp bootcamps, leading B Corp networking groups and more. Matt has a Masters of Science degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability and his Bachelor of Commerce degree in General Management.

 

Testimonials:

 

Check out our video for testimonials from past participants in this course:

 

"I had been watching the B Corp movement from a distance for several years. When I wanted to take a deeper dive I turned to the pioneers of B Corp consulting, and all around B Corp experts, Ryan Honeyman and Matt Mayer. After a highly positive experience as part of a virtual learning group, I decided to continue on with their advisory services in order to build out an in-depth specialization in helping companies on their B Corp journey. Matt and Ryan have both proven to be exceptional strategic advisors and coaches. They are generous with their extensive knowledge and unique experience and constantly seek new ways to add value for their clients. I would enthusiastically recommend Ryan or Matt to anyone looking for specific expertise related to B Corps or sustainability consulting more widely." - Andy Schmidt, Partner, Pearl Consulting Services

 

"It has been a blessing to join this group, especially the peer support that is shared throughout the 4 weeks. Matt and Ryan were so helpful and generous in sharing their experience and resources throughout the course. It’s great to know that in different corners of the world people are passionate in driving positive change through the B Corp movement." - Natalie Chan, PIE Strategy

 

"This was a really amazing group that radiated good vibes, good energy and good momentum. Everybody contributed great experiences coming from different parts of the world and different walks of life. This was both informative and active, “stepping into the realm,” and though I was intimidated at the start it forced me to get out there and was a great departure point to get started. I got everything that I desired to get from this course." - Max Engel, Co-Founder at TodaVida

 

"I  wanted to write to thank you very much for the great guidance over the last couple of months. I have to say you have helped me overcome a lot of hurdles and I know for sure that I will be able to use all of the advice you guys have given me in the future. I congratulate you both on being awesome teachers and thank you very much." - Georgina Stal, Brand Manager at Erdbaer

 

Option #1: Self-Study Course ($599)

The benefits of participating in the self-study course include, but are not limited to:

  • World-Class Expertise: Learn from two of the world’s top experts on B Corporations

  • Evergreen Content: Participants will retain access to the content in case you want to watch a session again

  • Ongoing Access: After the course is finished, participants will have the option of joining a larger community of practice for B Corp consultants (i.e., folks who have completed earlier courses).

Option #2: Live Course    ($1500)

In addition to the benefits of the self-study course, participants in the live course will also benefit from:

  • Shared Accountability: Learn as a live cohort, with shared accountability and goals

  • Individual Assistance: In addition to a series of 2 hour live group sessions, each participant will receive a private 60 minute coaching call with Matt or Ryan.

  • Exclusivity: A maximum of 8 participants will be allowed to attend this course in order to keep the group small, nimble, and targeted.

 

Questions? Email ryan@lifteconomy.com