The altMBA – Advice to future students from an Atlanta alum, Kristen Green
This article was written by Heatherlee Nguyen and originally published on LinkedIn.
To kick off a great new year I will be challenged to do more and be more than I ever thought to before. In one week I start the altMBA. I get to work with 99 crazy interesting professionals from all over the world. I get to push myself and my ideas while learning from Seth Godin’s team of coaches.
I’m thrilled! Since I got the news I've been all over Twitter checking out the scene. And when Kristen Green's face showed up several times I wanted to meet her. Kristen's freshly minted project, ATL 1X1, totally struck a chord with me. And she graciously let me interview her about her experience. (Read on for a full shout out to her cause). Not only did I want to share some insight about this program with all of you, I wanted to get as much advice as I could about joining this tribe. Kristen Green was part of the inaugural altMBA class in June of 2015. In a nutshell, here are some things I learned about the program from her.
• Is a refining process
• It gives you new perspective
• It's very self-initiated
• It's long nights, early mornings, and exhausting
• It's 31 days of pressure cooker
• It will refine the way you work
The biggest thing that I got from Kristen and the other alumni is that …this program is transformative. The altMBA helps people turn risk into opportunity, leaders into change makers and fear into confidence. Sounds like a good thing right? Let's hear more about the altMBA from Kristen herself...
It is a refining process, with personal impact.
It gives you a new perspective.
It's very self-initiated.
It's long nights and early mornings, and you'll be exhausted.
Extracurriculars are not a thing during this month.
It will refine the way you work.
Is this sparking your interest? Kristen revealed that Seth and his team aren't looking for a particular background or professional standing to get accepted into the altMBA, they just want people who will work hard and who have good intent.
If you had to describe the one defining characteristic of your classmates, what would it be?
Do you have to have a particular background?
What's your advice for future altMBA students?
Read all the books before class starts!!!
With that... I look forward to meeting my cohorts and making a ruckus! Stay tuned to hear about my experience. Huge thank you and cheers to Kristen as she continues to do work that matters!
ATL 1X1 is a passion project Kristen Green created to inform the citizens of Atlanta of social issues that exist; to provoke conversation amongst our communities of how we can respond; and to inspire all of us to take action and help others one by one.