Part Time

PIVOT YOUR CAREER, IN YOUR FREE TIME

Define what a fulfilling future means to you, then get the skills & guidance to make it happen.

Co-live abroad for 2 weeks

8 weeks of coaching & startup learning

Keep your job & while you do it

WHY WE OFFER THIS PROGRAM

Our programs bring driven individuals together to get the direction and skills for entrepreneurial careers – in inspiring locations around the world.

GET THE DIRECTION & SKILLS FOR
A FULFILLING CAREER
JOIN A SELECT
COMMUNITY
REASSESS YOUR GOALS
IN AN INSPRING LOCATION

The part time program

Our Part Time program is for people who are ready to take their first steps toward an entrepreneurial career. Our most flexible program is designed for you to take advantage of 1-on-1 coaching, inspirational community, and working toward an entrepreneurial career in your free time.

Over 12 weeks you'll be working with your coach to define the problem you want to solve, validate the opportunity, and launch your product or service. The first two weeks are abroad with your cohort, for the intense experiences that'll help you to define your future. The following ten weeks will be a series of sprints, online, with the aim of getting you as close as possible to launching your entrepreneurial career.

The Part Time Program is flexible and can be completed while you keep your job. You'll have access to the same resources as the Onsite and Full Time Programs, with a less intense schedule. And, of course, you’ll become part of our global alumni community.

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The part time program

For people who are ready to take their first steps toward an entrepreneurial career. This is designed for you to take advantage of our 1-on-1 coaching, community, and intense experiences;– while keeping your existing job.

Over 12 weeks you'll find what makes you come alive, and then work towards an entrepreneurial career that fits that. The first two weeks are abroad with your cohort, for the intense experiences that'll help you to define your future. The following weeks will be online with our course and coaching, getting you the skills to make that new future a reality.

The Part Time Program is flexible and can be completed in your free time. You'll have access to the same resources as the Onsite program, with a less intense schedule. And, of course, you’ll become part of our global alumni community.

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Join the next part time Program

The next Part Time Program will take up to 30 professionals to Sacred Valley, Peru for 2 weeks. You'll then complete the rest of the program from anywhere.

Begins: March 2020
Ends: June 2020
Destinations: Sacred Valley, Peru
Fits around your work schedule
Price: €4,400
(payable in installments)

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WHAT YOU GET

STARTUP Coaching

You'll get eight one-to-one coaching sessions to guide you towards earning an entrepreneurial mindset.

And fortnightly office-hours for you to ask questions and get advice.

Each of our entrepreneurship coaches have experience in starting their own thing, successfully. Whether it’s motivating you to throw out an old idea, giving you feedback on your pitch, or working with you through the course, they’ll be your guide as you pivot your career.

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Online startup course

Our premium online course designed to get you the skills needed to create your fulfilling career.

The course covers startup frameworks, that prioritise speed of learning and taking action above all else.

You'll launch a product/service to apply those frameworks, alongside your tribe. Because the only way to truly get a startup skillset is by doing it for real.

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EPIC EXPERIENCES

You'll do a meditation day, a fitness day and a bonding weekend.

These days will kick-start you into the right mental and physical habits for sustained high performance.

Doing things that make you feel alive is a huge part of understanding what motivates you in life. Just as much as getting out of your comfort zone helps you to understand more about yourself and what you're capable of.

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WORKSHOPS

10 days of workshops will be given during your time in Sacred Valley, focussed on topics from defining your future.

These workshops will be delivered by us.

They’re a fantastic way to share and explore areas that you find meaning in, and to push you as a tribe towards taking action.

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Alumni community

You'll do the first two weeks of the program alongside no more than 30 other young professionals.

You'll then join our alumni community, full of people around the world that are on the path to their own entrepreneurial careers.

With events happening around the world, online forums and more, you'll be part of a supportive community for life.

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Accommodation

For 2 weeks you'll have a clean, private room to call home, close to the others in your tribe.

We’ll always try to find places with good access to wifi. Safety is important to us too and we’ll always try to pick the safer neighbourhoods that are available to us.  


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UPCOMING part time PROGRAMS

LATIN AMERICA 2020
€4,400
March 2020
2 weeks in Peru
8 weeks online part time
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LATIN AMERICA 2021
€4,400
March 2021
2 weeks in Latin America
8 weeks online part time
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OUR CURRICULUM

Our students are driven by founding startups, launching personal brands, and joining companies whose missions they believe in.

To create this course we started with the skills, mindsets and frameworks used by remarkable people from all walks of life – what did they all have in common?

We first applied those to ourselves, and saw what worked best over the course of a few years.
Then we took those experiences, and applied them to our programs. And saw what worked best again; constantly experimenting, iterating and refining over our last seven programs.
From that, we know the most valuable skills and mindset for creating a fulfilling career.

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WHERE WE GO

The Sacred Valley, Peru

We head to Urubamba, a town nestled in the Sacred Valley, Peru, for 2 weeks of intense workshops and experiences with your cohort. We then have a 1 week “break” period before beginning the online part of your course; giving you time to settle back into work or spend some more time in Peru. The awe-inspiring setting of the Andys is the perfect place to break out of your routine, go out of your comfort zone, and redefine your aspirations.

"Before I came on this program, I was always seeking for something like this to accelerate in life. It’s not easy to find a community of like minded people where everyone wants to achieve something meaningful in their own unique way."

Motivating, pushing and helping each other along the way. If you are really curious about what life has to offer on the other side of your comfort zone, if you are hungry and willing to grow, in a personal and professional way, if you want to travel while gaining new perspectives...this is the right thing for you.

Raffael Skalnik, 25 years old, Austria
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OUR COACHES AND MENTORS

kyle

After growing up in South Africa, Kyle spent close to a decade working as the right-hand man to four different billionaires while living in LA, Australia, SE Asia and most of Europe. He used that experience to enter the startup world, co-founding two businesses and consulting with a number of other scaling startups.

He now lives in London and uses his blend of slow-travel, startup work and exposure to vastly different lifestyles to run our startup courses as a professional coach.

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Andrew

At age 16, Andrew started his first company through the Young Enterprise programme and later went on to read Economics at LSE.

At LSE, Andrew launched several businesses – the last of which was Up Learn. Just over two years later, Up Learn had made it into Forbes.

Andrew also taught entrepreneurship at LSE as part of the LSE Class Teacher Award .

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TROY

Following five years working in the digital marketing world, Troy made the decision to turn his hand at entrepreneurship by establishing his own coaching company.

In January  2017 he started working as a Mindset, Business, & Career Coach, he later worked as a Problem-Solving Coach with the Mastery Zone Accelerator and moonlighted as a Public Speaking Coach.

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fleur

Fleur spent 6 years in corporate, before becoming burned-out and starting her own business in Jan 2018.

Fleur's personal brand gives both private 1:1 coaching and corporate workshops on employee well-being while staying a high-performer.

Fleur has also been featured in a range of different media such as Omroep Max, de Volkskrant, &C, MT magazine and WorkJuice. Has written for the online platforms AWAKE and Holistik, as well as writing her bi-weekly blogs.

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“the awesome people I met from around the world, the technical tools I've learnt for my professional career and all the personal growth I've had is why I recommend the program to everyone who feels that "there's got to be more to life"

Gabi, 29 years old

WHO THE PROGRAM IS FOR

Not for people motivated by climbing the corporate ladder.
We aren’t for people that want a pay rise, promotion, or vacation; and this isn’t even for people that want to found and sell a tech startup within 3 years.

But for those brave enough to do something different.
Who are willing to take a risk, find purpose, and solve the problems they see in the world. Even if they don't have an idea yet, they're ready to make a change.

Our students are typically:
- 24 to 34 year old professionals
- from over 42 countries and counting
- backgrounds in law, finance, marketing, creative agencies, and more.

How it works

Define your narrative by exploring your direction and purpose

Get a startup skillset and build the confidence to found your own company

Join a supportive community of entrepreneurial professionals


We’re the world’s first academy built to get driven individuals out of conventional careers, and on the path to owning what they do – working on what matters to them, doing things that make them come alive and living life on their own terms.

SOME COMPANIES FOUNDED BY ALUMNI

While some of our alumni have joined companies whose missions they believe in, others have launched their own thing...

SPRINT ONE: WHY

Define your personal narrative
Unit One: 

Get to know yourself and your tribe

Bonding Weekend, Workshops
  • Get to know your tribe inside out.
  • Make sense of your past to uncover your strengths and values.
Unit TWo: 

Find what makes you come alive

Epic Experiences, Pitch Day
  • Find ways to be sustainably focussed.
  • Visualise your future and how to leverage the skills you have.

SPRINT TWO: WHAT

Startup Skillset: Validate an opportunity
Unit three: 

Start with your “why”

1on1 Coaching , Co-Working
  • Uncover the opportunities that align with your purpose.
  • Start your online course  
Unit four: 

Define who your customer is

Peer-to-Peer Check-in,  Workshop
  • Apply the principles of customer development to talk to your prospective clients, and understand their needs.
Unit FIVE: 

Validate the opportunity

1on1 Coaching , Pitch Day
  • Confirm what your opportunity is and who it’s for.
  • Learn how to pitch your opportunity effectively.
Unit SIX: 

Have great ideas

Pitch Feedback, New Co-Working Space
  • Tap into your creativity to generate innovative ideas.
  • Using your insights from Sprint 1, choose an idea.

SPRINT THREE: HOW

Startup Skillset: Launch a solution
Unit SEVEN: 

Fail Fast, Learn Early

Peer to Peer Check-in, 1on1 Coaching
  • Prototype your idea.
  • Learn how to iterate on your prototype effectively.
Unit EIGHT: 

Launch your product/service

Online Course, Workshop
  • Launch a minimum viable version of your product/service.
  • Apply growth hacking and MVP frameworks.
Unit nine: 

Build, Measure, Learn

1on1 Coaching , Online Course
  • Adapt your MVP based on real-world feedback.
Unit ten: 

Pitch your future

Hackathon, Pitch Day
  • Learn how to build a winning pitch deck. Pitch your progress, learnings and future to the tribe.
  • End with a day of celebration amongst your tribe.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

1
SUBMIT AN
INVITE REQUEST
2
COMPLETE A
FULL APPLICATION
3
COMPLETE AN
INTERVIEW
4
ACCEPTANCE
CALL
5
DOWNPAY &
ENROLL

FAQ

Have questions that aren't in the FAQ?
Email charlie@nomad.academy or Whatts App + 31 06 82772626

1. who gets selected and what's the selection process?

We select applicants based on their openness to new experiences, drive to create something remarkable, and unique backgrounds. Applicants must be transparent, highly capable and ready to push themselves outside their comfort zones.

Our students are typically 24 - 34 years old, with a few years work behind them from law, finance, creative agencies etc. They're from across the world, from USA and Europe to Australia and Latin America.

The process itself is straightforward:

1. Request an invite to any of our programs by clicking the apply now button

2. Charlie - our Director of Admissions - reviews your info and If he thinks you have the potential to join our next program you’ll get accepted to the application stage.

3. If your application is successful, you'll be invited to talk to the admissions team via video call

4. Once you’ve spoken with our team, we’ll review your full application

5. Once accepted you’ll be called by a member of the admissions team

6. You’ll then be in touch with our operations, coaching, and admissions team to get you ready for the program.

2. What’s the structure of the program, is there an agenda, and how strict is the agenda?

You can view a full breakdown of the curriculum on all of our program pages.

Our programs aim get you understand what a fulfilling career direction is for you. And then to get you the mindset and entrepreneurial skills to make that new direction a reality.

During the Onsite Program, on a"typical week" you'll be at the co-working space a few hours per day (Monday to Friday); learning the skills for a new career and acting on that. There will be weekly workshops, and weekly tribe socials. Once per month will be an "epic experience" from meditation retreats to fitness bootcamps. You will be arrange your one-to-one expert sessions at times that fit your coach and yourself.

The Onsite Program agenda is reasonably strict in terms of the units you’ll be tasked with completing each week. However, you will have free time each day and on weekends; what you do with this time is up to you. Our program directors will be able to recommend options to you. Often our student spends time traveling to neighbouring areas, visiting sites of natural beauty, practicing their language skills on the locals, or working on side-projects.

3. Will there be free time for other activities (learning language, adventures, etc.)?

Yes, you will have free time each day and one the weekends; what you do with this time is up to you. Often our student spends time traveling to neighbouring areas, visiting sites of natural beauty, practicing their language skills on the locals, or working on side-projects.

4. Do you offer financial support?

Currently, we don't offer financial aid or scholarships. However, some countries do offer schemes to assist financially with study abroad programs.

A significant number of students also get their Nomad Academy program funded by their employers. To begin with, you can direct them to our employer's page; and as you progress through our selection process we can give you further advice on sponsorship.

5. How do you keep it relevant to each person’s goals/needs?

We achieve this by working with you towards the goals that you identify in the first weeks of the program. Ultimately the skills, mindset, and experiences that we share don’t differ person-to-person, but the mentoring and coaching aspects of the program will help you to use these in the way that is most effective in helping you to achieve your own personal goals.

6. Where are we staying, what does it look like?

We often partner with the co-living / co-working companies such as Outpost (SE Asia) and Selina (Latin America). More often than not, we house people in apartments of 2-3 bedrooms and joint living spaces. If either of those are not an option, we go with hotel brands such as Hotel R.

Accommodation will always include a clean, private en-suite room when possible. If this is not available we’ll let you know ahead of time. Ultimately, we choose co-living spaces because it’s important that you bond with your fellow students, but we also want you to have a safe, quiet room where you can get plenty of rest.

7. What if I'm not happy after the first few days/weeks?

Considering that this is a program designed to get you outside of your comfort zone there’s a good chance that - at times - you’ll want to return to the comfortable and familiar and will look for ways out. But you’ll get over this pretty quickly.

Genuine complaints about the experience, coaching, mentoring, and experiences can also be taken up with your mentor and the company will assess them on a case-by-case basis. It’s also important to us that you do get the results you want from our program. Nomad Academy wouldn’t exist in its current form without honest feedback from hundreds of students. So we urge you to tell us how we can improve.

It's important to be aware that we are not a travel company. We are an education startup that uses travel as part of our overall program to stretch professionals to the edge of their comfort zones. 

8. Do i need a business idea & What are the outcomes of the program?

In short, no. You do not need a business idea to apply to the program, just the motivation to make change.

The program is designed to give you the inspiration, community and skills to find an idea that you want to turn into a viable business. The first month of the program is focussed on assessing your personal values, exploring business ideas, being more aware of your strengths and passions to discover what problem you want to solve in the world. 

What you do need, is to be willing to devote your time to finding what you find truly meaningful, and then moving towards thatby joining a company you believe in, or launching your own company.

The outcomes we aim to provide are:

- For you to have founded your own company or personal brand
- For you to have defined a new narrative and new career goals
- For you to have joined a mission driven company you believe in
- For you to have formed new habits and a new mindset to enable you to persevere toward this goal.

Our alumni have founded companies, joined purpose-driven companies, and ultimately taken ownership of what they do with their lives. You can view information about both our alumni and the companies they’ve founded on our outcomes page.

9. What’s the curriculum and what will I learn?

Ultimately, we want you to graduate our program with three things:

1. A clearly defined narrative comprised of your personal goals and values.

2. The entrepreneurial skills, habits, and mindset to be able to create a career you love

3. To have developed a support network that will foster your entrepreneurial career for life.

You can download our curriculum and view the full details of each of our programs on all of our program pages (as well as using the button below).

DOWNLOAD THE CURRICULUM

10. USP. How is this program different from other programs, why should I choose Nomad Academy?

The main difference between Nomad Academy and other programs are:

- MBA programs don’t help you to find what is truly meaningful to yourself, and they take a long time to complete
- Accelerators and Pre-accelerators are typically for people looking to get rich from proprietary tech
- Backpacking and Retreats help you to redefine your goals and values, but they don’t give you practical skills
- Career Coaches help you to define your narrative and goals but don’t give you the skills to achieve them

We’ve tried all of these solutions ourselves and found that they didn’t give us the skills, direction, and support we needed to take ownership of our careers.

Nomad Academy is unique because it takes elements of each of these solutions and provides a program that aims to help people to create their own fulfilling careers.

OUR PROGRAMS

Each of our programs follows the same curriculum over 12 weeks, and can be accessed in two ways:

Part Time
€4,400
March 2020
2 weeks in Peru
8 weeks part-time online
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On Site
€9,700
April 2020
12 Weeks in SE Asia
All in-person
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