You want to teach what you love, be of service and make a good living

Of course you do!

Teaching is such a wonderful, important calling and you deserve fantastic support. There’s deciding what to teach & not overwhelming your students with all you know. What about handling negative feedback and persnickety students that bring everybody down? And how about trusting what you have to teach? And then there’s… marketing, both to get students in the door and keep them there.

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and falter – why did I want to teach in the first place???

I hear you! And that’s why I created TeachNow.

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It’s thejen program I wish I’d had when I started teaching 22 years ago. My first book, The Woman’s Comfort Book, became a best-seller, and I was called to teach at prestigious hospitals, banks, retreat centers, spas – even on Oprah. Yet teaching was too often a frustrating experience. I wanted to quit — all the time.

I thought it was just me who struggled until I had a life-changing conversation with Elizabeth Lesser (co-founder of The Omega Institute) one summer day. I began to see: teachers need teachers!

Fast forward to the creation of TeachNow, now the gold standard training program, created with wise help from Michele Christensen, who has taught everything from yoga to leadership skills to Fortune 100 executives. Michele is now parenting full-time and I continue to lead TeachNow.

A few places I’ve been:

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To date, TeachNow has helped 1006 teachers thrive.

We’ve helped teachers like:

  • Joan, a health coach, who wanted to expand beyond one-on-one work into online programs.
  • Deb, a watercolor artist, who was teaching around the world yet needing to earn more and take better care of herself.
  • Jack, a CPA, who wanted to teach locally to build his client base.

Learning how to teach and take care of yourself as a teacher will make a huge difference. You don’t have to learn the slow, painful way I did!

So, what happened for Joan, Deb, and Jack?

Joan, in applying TeachNow ideas, sold out her first online program and made the most money ever in her business.

Deb courted better paying venues and asked firmly for what she needed to teach sustainably. She’s fully booked for the next two years with more time for self-care.

Jack opened up a whole new passion: teaching parents and adult students how to get financial aid for college. His “How to Pay for College” workshops have reinvigorated his whole career.

We invite you to join and learn to thrive as a teacher.

TeachNow is the program for when you want…

  • To gain clarity on what to teach—and find the students who are hungry to learn
  • To plan—without exhausting yourself with over-planning—an effective, engaging program (regardless of format: live, e-course, retreat, or other)
  • Tell a good story, create experiential exercises, and learn to engage reluctant students
  • Fall in love with marketing as an effective way to teach

“This course was everything I had hoped it would be, and more.”

— Marianne Elliott, UN Peacekeeper, human rights lawyer, yoga teacher, author, marianne-elliott.com

“TeachNow is one of the most powerful educational experiences I ever had.”

— Tara Sophia Mohr, women’s leadership expert, author, poet, creator of Playing Big, taramohr.com

Through TeachNow You Will…

  • Kick-start your teaching—or restart it. It’s not called TeachNow for nothing!
  • Renew yourself as a teacher (or speaker or coach or writer—however you define “teacher”) if you’re burned out, bored, or plateaued.
  • Gain concrete tools to improve your teaching, from planning to managing time to handling “difficult” students.
  • Develop and own the content you truly wish to teach.
  • Develop teaching as a way to sell products & services without feeling like a marketing sleaze.

Would YOU like to be free to share your work, to enjoy it, and to make a difference in your world? Starting right now? Then you are in the right place!

My first year was agony as I was constantly berating myself for failing as a teacher – despite the fact that my students loved my lessons. I was going to quit teaching, then I bought TeachNow. Right away, the material started to have an impact on me. I have a joy in my teaching that was absent before, thanks to TeachNow. What a great, game-changing course.

—Steven Sparling, voice instructor and actor, stevensparling.com, taken TeachNow 4 times

I’ve taken many courses on teaching, and I can say without hesitation that TeachNow has been the one that vested me with the most valuable skills and information, which I was able to morph into rock solid results. I can’t recommend TeachNow enough. It will transform the way you share your expertise and gifts with the world.”

—Cigdem Kobu, Wicked Awesome Life & A Year With Myself, ayearwithmyself.com

Registration Is Open!
Early Bird Pricing of $398 (save $200!)
through April 19th at 8:00pm ET

TeachNow completely shifted my perspective on teaching. At Ruzuku, the TeachNow philosophy and model are essential to our work.

—Abe Crystal, Ph.D., Co-founder, ruzuku: ruzuku.com

Here’s how the program works:

You learn from 6 beautifully organized modules delivered every 2 weeks via Ruzuku. Each module includes:

  • A pre-recorded, nicely-edited, 60-75 minute class that will have you laughing, gasping, nodding your head, and scribbling like mad.
  • Handouts, Worksheets, and Audio/Video “extras” for every module to further your learning. Go deeper if you wish, when you wish.
  • Optional Homework Invitations to get you from inspiration into action.
  • 48 Master Teacher Interviews: MANY students say these alone are worth twice the price of the course. Seasoned teachers from a variety of fields, like Natalie Goldberg, Mark Nepo, Elizabeth Lesser, Keri Smith, and Meg Wheatley, in candid conversations about their challenges and personal lessons as teachers. Transformational nuts-and-bolts delivered with healing transparency.
  • Master Teacher Searchable Index: search the interviews for what you need. Course design pointers? We’ve got you covered. Teaching spirituality? Time management? Hurting after a failure? Check. It’s your own personal library of support. And in each module, we offer you the best search terms to find the Master Teacher interviews that match that module.
  • Extended Ruzuku Trial: Directly apply what you’re learning with a 3-month trial to Ruzuku’s platform during the length of the course. Then you’ll have the option to register for a discounted subscription (50% off an annual plan) to start implementing all your new skills and knowledge.
  • 5 Heart-Support LIVE Integration Calls with Jen & her Super-Special guests: 90 minutes LIVE to talk through what you need, get expert coaching, and ask questions. Just this is worth the price of the course!

Module 0: Your Essential Inner Work as a Teacher

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This module includes (click to read more)

  • What kind of teacher do you think you “need” to be?
  • How to be in the gap between how you want to teach and how you do teach
  • Where are you on the developmental path of the teacher?
  • The power of being a student-teacher

It will help you:

  • Tolerate uncertainty and mistakes in teaching
  • Know where you are on the developmental path, and where you might want to go next
  • Know how to see your stories about who and how you “have to be” as a teacher
  • Know how to be authentic and still be effective as a teacher

Module 1: Transformational Teaching

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This module includes (click to read more)

  • Experiential exercises for creating a safe container and for regulating your own state
  • The Four Levels of Transformational Teaching: Information, Experience, Inspiration, and Transmission
  • How stories help access all four layers and transform students
  • How to build and maintain a safe container for your students’ transformation

It will help you:

  • Give your students “appropriate dosing”—not too much info, and not too little, at just the right pace
  • Create the just right mix of information, inspiration, and experience in each of your programs
  • Use stories to create profound, powerful teaching in any subject

Module 2: Claiming Your Authority & Lineage

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This module includes (click to read more)

  • Identifying your rich, life-long lineage of influences, mentors, heroes, and anti-heroes; and taking your place within it
  • Appropriate dosing vs. being “the human blender”
  • A guided process to own what you know and be at peace with all you don’t

It will help you:

  • Feel confident in your teaching
  • Forge a powerful, practical connection with the people and influences that support your teaching
  • Have resources to draw upon anytime you run into an obstacle with your class, your students, or your marketing
  • Know what you’re ready to teach NOW

Module 3: The Nuts & Bolts of Teaching

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This module includes (click to read more)

  • Structuring and organizing your material
  • Finding the sweet spot between planning and over-planning
  • Managing students (especially the difficult ones)
  • Teaching to different learning styles

It will help you:

  • Easily and quickly create programs from nothing, even if you’ve never created one before
  • Walk step-by-step through teaching—Step. By. Step.
  • Create community and warm hospitality
  • Discover your natural style of teaching and use that style to thrive

Module 4: You Are the Vessel: Self-Care for Vibrant Teaching

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This module includes (click to read more)

  • Recovering from, and preventing, burnout
  • Handling projection and other challenges and opportunities
  • Feminine and Masculine elements of power (also known as “No more over-providing”)
  • Preparing to teach, and recovering afterwards

It will help you:

  • Manage your own energy
  • Create strong, flexible boundaries
  • Create and sustain energy in the classroom
  • Fine-tune your self-care, systematically, so your teaching comes from a full tank

So many students have experienced break-throughs in self-care that also helped their bottom lines like Gail, a child-birth educator who by giving herself time after a class to rest, found the energy to teach two more classes a week.

Module 5: Making Offers, or Teaching NOW

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This module includes (click to read more)

  • The high-integrity way to get “butts in seats”
  • How to make a living as a teacher
  • Visualization of your future as a teacher

It will help you:

  • Market with integrity so you more readily fill your offers
  • Experience marketing as a form of teaching
  • Eliminate unproductive beliefs about earning a living as a teacher
  • Create a sustainable business model
  • Craft your offer, step-by-step

About the Live Integration Calls:

Learning happens when you have structure + accountability + mentorship. So TeachNow includes 5 Live Integration Coaching Calls with Jen Louden & her super-helpful guests.

  • You’ll get the structure to apply what you’re learning
  • You’ll have a sense of connection and community to keep the learning wind in your sails
  • You’ll tap into the wisdom of these master teachers live

CALL DATES and TIMES:

  • April 30th, 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern — Welcome class with Jen to kick off your learning
  • May 14th, 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern — with Jeffrey Davis, author, creativity consultant, and chief tracker/founder at TrackingWonder.com
  • May 28th, 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern — with Randi Buckley, coach for sticky situations, master course creatrix, and teaching consultant. RandiBuckley.com
  • June 11th, 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern — with Pamela Slim, author of Body of Work, speaker, and business advisor at PamelaSlim.com
  • June 25th, 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern — with Tara Gentile, Business Strategist, founder of Kick Start Labs and CoCommercial, a coworking space on the Oregon Coast. TaraGentile.com

All live integration calls are recorded, so you can refer back to them as needed. You may also submit questions ahead of time if you can’t attend live.

But wait! There’s more!

Register by April 10th when the course opens and you’ll get two super-useful bonuses:

  • Bonus #1: Top 10 Teaching Questions + Answers. This document is gold. Several students told us it was their favorite part of the course.
  • Bonus #2: After the Retreat Is Over: Energy Alchemy for Teachers. This is an exclusive audio created JUST for TeachNow by the amazing Hiro Boga, master teacher. It’s a half-hour audio meditation to clear your energy body and energy field.

Registration Is Open!
Early Bird Pricing of $398 (save $200!)
through April 19th at 8:00pm ET

TeachNow will give you:

  • More confidence as a teacher—no more waiting to be ready or to be the expert
  • Effective ways to organize and deliver your content—no more drowning your students with the fire hose of too much information
  • Understanding of how to enroll students with integrity
  • Far more resilience to criticism from students and from your own harsh inner voice
  • Companionship on the journey so you don’t feel alone or uniquely screwed-up when you go through the inevitable challenges

TeachNow will help you:

  • Design programs that effectively meet your students’ real needs
  • Dissolve the comparison urge and instead stand in your own true authority
  • Gather feedback and evolve your course without reinventing the wheel every time
  • Understand where you are on the teacher’s path, and what your next growth steps are

Registration Is Open!
Early Bird Pricing of $398 (save $200!)
through April 19th at 8:00pm ET

Preview the course material in our free sampler class!

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Here are just a few concepts you’ll discover about Dissolving the Obstacles to Teaching and Increasing Your Triple Bottom Line of Teaching:

  • Stop draining yourself through “helicopter teaching”
  • How to grab and hold your students’ attention
  • Seeing past how you like to be taught and expanding your teaching methods
  • Why you should “steal like a teacher”
  • A quick way to switch to the growth mindset when receiving negative feedback

I have participated in a number of programs and TeachNow ranks Number One for me in terms of value and learning. I have learned so much from you and your fellow teachers. The organization has been excellent & the quality of materials outstanding. I love the way you work together, too. I have been and will be recommending your work.”

—Ben Anderson, Technology Leadership Recruiter

We’re guessing you’ve got a few questions about TeachNow.

Perhaps you’re wondering…

Q: “I’m an experienced teacher. Will these materials be too basic for me?”

Experienced teachers who are ready to stop suffering from burnout, fatigue, self-doubt, and under-earning are a huge part of the TeachNow community. Each module has material that will meet you right where you’re at, to create a renaissance in your teaching work. Many TeachNow students have had considerable teaching experience—in traditional settings and at the college level, some up to 30 years or more.

“There was no good reason why I needed TeachNow. I have been teaching for over 20 years, yet I trusted my intuition to sign up—thankfully. This course was so much more than I expected or dared to hope, so personally and professionally transformative.”

—Lianne Raymond, Coach, High School Teacher, Yoga Teacher

Q: “I don’t think of myself as a teacher. Is this for me?”

If your work involves service, transformation, sales, or healing, you are—or can become—a “teacher” within our definition—and we think you will benefit from doing so. You don’t have to lead classes per se, and you definitely don’t have to be a part of the traditional educational system. Many TeachNow alum don’t think of themselves as teachers, but as artists, writers, coaches, massage therapists, entrepreneurs, or designers. However, they all feel that interacting in an educational way with others is important to their success.

TeachNow will change your life, and that’s no dramatization. It is soul fuel. As a Coach, I wondered if TeachNow was going to be aimed more at teachers and less at coaches. It was a perfect fit. And the exercise we did calling up our guides and teachers? I use that before every coaching session and it feels powerful and calms me down, every single time.”

—Kerry Demetriou, Coach and Teacher

Q: “If I don’t yet know what to teach, should I wait to take this class?”

NO! If you’re ready to engage with the questions and challenges of your teaching work, you’re ready for TeachNow. If those challenges include, “I can’t decide what to teach,” or “I know the topic, but I have no idea how to get started teaching,” the TeachNow tools will help you get into action.

It is tricky to encapsulate all that has happened since I took TeachNow. I have grown about a million brain-cells. I feel a confidence in my possibilities. TeachNow has given me the ovaries to get my work into the world and I am so deeply grateful. I’m booking my first in-person workshop this week.”

—Jane Cunningham, artist and storyteller, reframingyourstory.com

Q: Who isn’t this program for?

It’s not a great fit if you hate to learn online. While we do everything we can to make it super easy in terms of technology, you do need to know how to download files and dial into a phone bridge.

I wish TeachNow had been available to me twenty years ago! Jen and Michele guide new teachers into confidence and help more seasoned teachers re-assess their path and goals. The bonus: having two teachers who have been at it for a long time—and who work from the heart—to bounce ideas and questions off of.”

—T. Thorn Coyle, author, teacher, spiritual director, activist, founder of Solar Cross Temple and head of Morningstar Mystery School, thorncoyle.com

Q. Do you offer refunds?

Of a kind! If you feel unsatisfied after experiencing the entire program, I’ll happily offer you a free coaching session with me ($325 value). Email us at the end of the course and tell us briefly why the course didn’t work for you, and we will get you scheduled for one-on-one time ASAP. So no money back, but you get what you need: help thriving as a teacher.

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Q: “Where can I see a list of the 48 TeachNow Master Teacher Interviews included in the program?”

Right here!

Natalie Goldberg
Author of Writing Down the Bones
David Emerald
Creator of The Empowerment Dynamic (T.E.D.)
Gwen Bell
Conscious social media leader
Cheri Huber
Author and Zen student who overcame her knee-shaking fear of teaching
Sharon Salzberg
One of the first Westerners to bring Buddhist teachings to America
Keri Smith
Artist and best-selling journal wrecker
Meg Wheatley
Changing the world through community building
Lee-Anne Ragan
Developing world fire-brand and improv lightness teacher
Dyana Valentine
Oracle & outlaw
Susan Hyatt
Martha Beck’s go-to-gal, Master Coach, featured on Oprah
Elizabeth Lesser
Co-founder of The Omega Institute
Meggin McIntosh
The Teacher’s Coach
Angeles Arriens
Cross-cultural anthropologist and beloved mentor to thousands
Jack Ridhl
Poet, and Michigan Professor of the Year
Michael Bungay Stanier
Great Work inciter and End Malaria world-changer
Mollie Marti
Best life advocate and activist
Brian Andreas
StoryPeople artist
Flora Bowley
Painting phenomena
Parker Palmer
Teaching elder and beloved unvarnished truth-teller
Tove Irene Dahl
Knighted for her teaching in Sweden
Sean D’Souza
Marketing mentor and brilliant teacher
Susan Piver
Teacher of meditation, writing, and the Enneagram
Gail Larsen
Legendary transformer of speakers and their messages
Derek Featherstone
In-demand speaker who is successful because he teaches
Mark Nepo
Author of Oprah’s “Bible,” The Book of Awakening
Molly Gordon
Bad Princess and Master Coach
Kim Hermanson
Author of Getting Messy—one of our favorite books on teaching
Eric Klein
Awakening Corporate Soul author and ordained swami
Michael Jones
Gets CEOs to lie down under his piano
Abby Seixas
Mentor to women’s overwhelmed souls
Amy Weintraub
Yoga for Depression founder and writer
Elizabeth Rainey
Certified Anusara yoga instructor and voice-over artist
Sarah Selecky
Writing teacher and prize-winning author
Andy Cope
Positive Psychologist
Hiro Boga
Energy alchemy for teachers
Laurie Wagner
Offers writing classes for women writers
Christina Baldwin
Deep student (and revered teacher) of group circle process
Mark Silver
Sufi Master Teacher and business tenderizer
Beth Nicholls & Kelly Rae Roberts
Artists and creators of Hello Soul
Catherine MacCoun
Tibetan and Western Alchemist and novelist
Mark McGuinness
Smart creativity and business poet/coach for creatives
Ali Edwards
Scrapbooking superstar
Laura Davis
Shifted forever how we see sexual abuse
Ainslie Hunter
Maven of on-line teaching
Patti Digh
Best-selling author of 37days.com fame
Roger Courville
On-line engagement expert and story teller
Alexandra Franzen
Communications expert
Patricia Madsen
Improv wizard

“Jen and Michele’s brilliance (plus the wisdom in the teacher interviews, which are worth the purchase price alone) gave me the permission and confidence to step fully into my power. TeachNow has been more instrumental to my business than any other course I’ve ever taken (and I’ve taken many)!”

—Anna Guest-Jelley, Founder of Curvy Yoga, curvyyoga.com

It’s time to support the teacher in you to shine.

TeachNow registration will close Tuesday, April 22nd at 11:59pm Pacific – that’s a firm close. A new group of engaged, eclectic, and loving people will be bringing their gifts to one of the world’s great needs—while taking great care of themselves.

Will you be among them?

Haven’t you waited long enough to teach? And in a way that leaves you confident and energized, rather than exhausted and doubting yourself? And in a way that helps you build your business and flourish, if that’s important to you?

There IS another way, and you’re about to learn it. Join me for a sample class – not a sales call. This class might change your teaching forever just like TeachNow has for over a thousand students.

Registration Is Open!
Early Bird Pricing of $398 (save $200!)
through April 19th at 8:00pm ET

 

TeachNow Delivers!

(Click on the photos below to read what some of our 1000+ students have to say.)

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