Amanda Miller Littlejohn

[The Personal Branding Journey] From 9-5 to Full-Time Consultant: a Non-Negotiable Vision

Meico Whitlock Mindful Techie

Meico Whitlock, a DC-based mindful productivity coach, answered the call of freedom.

He was a member of cohort II of our signature personal branding group training program – Package Your Genius Academy.

We caught up with Meico to discuss how he planned to take the leap from working his full-time job to working full-time in his business.

Since the academy, he quit his job and now speaks and coaches full-time. This past summer, he launched a line of online courses and bootcamps to help busy professionals reclaim their time.

We discussed his personal branding journey including:

  • the importance of accountability
  • practical planning to make a big career and financial leap
  • from ideas to implementation
  • starting from zero, nurturing a small audience and building over time
  • listening to the universe and why your vision is non-negotiable

Listen to Meico’s inspiring personal branding journey below!

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Package Your Genius Academy accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Package Your Genius Academy accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Package Your Genius Academy, a personal branding and leadership development institute based in the nation's capitol, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

Package Your Genius Academy joins other Forbes Coaches Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on 

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.

"We are thrilled to join Forbes Coaches Council and look forward to working with Forbes to further our mission of closing the visibility gap for women and minorities," says Amanda Miller Littlejohn the founder of PYGA. "The community Forbes has brought together is an unparalleled resource, and we look forward to tapping the brainpower within the group to build up our members."

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Amanda and Package Your Genius Academy into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”

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