THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Are YOU Ready to Be the Giant
Your Business Needs?

If You’re Serious About Growth, Our Board of Experts Wants To Meet You. 

BIRTHING OF Giants Fellowship Week is the legendary strategy-planning program that started it all. More of the graduates of this program have made it to the Inc. 5000 list than any other.

What to Expect AFTER YOU’RE ACCEPTED

During our one week program, you’ll be placed in a cohort of no more than 12 entrepreneurs, giving you individualized attention while you benefit from wisdom-sharing with a group of your peers. Your instructors are among the most experienced, well-researched entrepreneurs in American business. 

The goal of Birthing of Giants Fellowship Week is simple:

Make this year the best year in the life of your company.

Each group will be made up of owners from private companies that are growing. Each cohort will be grouped based on revenue size.

Birthing of Giants is hosted at America’s top business schools, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Conference Center, in Durham, North Carolina or UCLA’s International Conference Center

  • Highly accessible
  • High-tech, luxury accommodations.
  • Site of Fortune 500 Executive Education campuses

Fellowship Week At-A-Glance

Accepted applicants into the Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program will attend a week-long intensive divided into four “amplification” sessions:

 

MANAGEMENT
AMPLIFICATION

UNLOCK YOUR MANAGEMENT’S TALENT

Release the productivity of your senior management, and your own productivity as well. Leverage the techniques of top entrepreneurs.

SALES
AMPLIFICATION

Fewer Salespeople, More Sales

Find out how companies are using big data and artificial intelligence to grow sales impact 5-10x without hiring any more salespeople.

 

BRAND
AMPLIFICATION

every day, YOUR COMPANY SENDS SIGNALS

Your customers, employees and others are ready for you to be a giant—they’re waiting for you. Discover the power of stakeholder capitalism.

ENTERPRISE VALUE
AMPLIFICATION

Build As If You’re Going To Sell

Find out why talent and capital flow towards some companies more than others and the vast wealth it creates.

“WITHIN A YEAR, I INCREASED MY MONTHLY PROFITS BY $160,000

Learn how Birthing of Giants Fellow, Dave Dussault of P1 Industries, had his best year ever after the Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program.

Upon COMPLETION OF THE Birthing of Giants FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, YOU ARE INVITED INTO THE FELLOWSHIP COMMUNITY

Every January and June, past Fellows meet to plan (January) and refine (June) their business strategy for the year ahead. It’s called the Transformational Planning Program. To be part of this twice-annual gathering, you must first apply, be accepted, and attend The Fellowship Week. Find out what you don’t yet know about growing your company and how others are growing past their obstacles.

Prior to FELLOWSHIP week, you will:
  • Be invited into the Fellows electronic community (on the “Slack” platform) so you can communicate with other Fellows 24/7 nationwide.
  • Receive a “pre-work” gift package to prepare yourself for the program.  Undergo a review of the current state of your business.
  • Receive an instruction al video series outlining “pre-work.”
After FELLOWshIP week, you will:
  • Receive unlimited coaching from our Experts for a year.
  • Receive a voucher for our “Free-Peat” program which entitles you to attend the entire Fellowship week program again for free (hotel, meals and materials cost applies).
  • Be invited to our twice-annual Birthing of Giants Transformational Planning Program (Held in January and June  each year)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

In your week-long program, you’ll eat, SlEEP and LEARN with the other Birthing of Giant fellows.

During that week, you’ll master entrepreneurial decision-making principles that help you solve today’s problems and develop tomorrow’s transformation plan:

 

YOUR PERSONAL SWAT TEAM

For Decisions That Need Answers Now

Imagine how much momentum you’d get if you had a sounding board of your peers to manage your biggest current challenges. Now imagine that, as a result of their guidance you:

  • Avoided mistakes that cost you time and money
  • Accelerated progress when momentum exists
  • Took action to eliminate threats to your company
  • Built scalable and repeatable processes
  • The Board of Experts, along with other Fellows, will help you find answers to your most pressing questions.

YOUR JOURNEY

Develop Your Transformation Plan

The best ideas are the ones that have been relentlessly poked and prodded by others. Our “War Room” will help you maximize your results by raising questions and objections before you take action.

  • How can I personally make a huge impact on my company?
  • How will I know when it’s the right time to bring on top tier talent?
  • Where is my sales and market strategy failing?
  • What’s my exit strategy?
  • What am I doing today that’s holding me back from my vision for tomorrow?

INVESTMENT AND BENEFITS

  • $12,500 (2018).
  • Payment Plans Available
  • $1,000 deposit required to reserve your spot

Includes:

  • Unlimited coaching from Birthing of Giants Experts.
  • Access to The Birthing of Giants electronic community (Slack platform) for one year.
  • Invitation to our twice-annual Birthing of Giants  Transformational Planning Program (January and June).
  • BONUS Free-Peat Offer to repeat the entire week again within 2 years of initial program (excluding room and board). Repetition creates mastery.

ARE YOU READY TO HAVE YOUR
BEST YEAR EVER?

  1. Click the button below to apply for the Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program
  2. A BOG representative will reach out to discuss if the program is a right fit for you
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When’s the Next FELLOWSHIP WEEK?

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SEPTEMBER 18-22, 2017 | DUKE UNIVERSITY (CLOSED)

WHEN:

  • Arrive Sunday, September 17, 2017 (afternoon)
  • Depart Friday, September 22, 2017 (afternoon)

WHERE:

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Fuqua Business School, Executive Education Conference Center

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Local airports: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

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APRIL 23-27, 2018 | DUKE UNIVERSITY

WHEN:

  • Arrive Sunday, April 22, 2018 (afternoon)
  • Depart Friday, April 27, 2018 (afternoon)

WHERE:

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Fuqua Business School, Executive Education Conference Center

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Local airports: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

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JUNE 4-8, 2018 | UCLA

WHEN:

  • Arrive Sunday, June 3, 2018  (afternoon)
  • Depart Friday, June 8, 2018 (afternoon)

WHERE:

UCLA, Lake Arrowhead, California
UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Local airports: Los Angles International Airport (LAX) or Long Beach Airport (LGB).

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SEPTEMBER 24-28, 2018 | DUKE UNIVERSITY

WHEN:

  • Arrive Sunday, September 23, 2018 (afternoon)
  • Depart Friday, September 28, 2018 (afternoon)

WHERE:

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Fuqua Business School, Executive Education Conference Center

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Local airports: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Because our business environment is constantly changing and our own roles in our companies are always evolving, entrepreneurs who lead businesses need ongoing development if they are going to lead their organizations with excellence. The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program is designed to provide the toolbox owners of fast-growing companies need to reach their next level of success. In a one week educational program, our CEO participants will transform into next generation business leaders.

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Where does the research come from?

The one-week curriculum is the result of several rich sources of data, experience, curriculum development and books and articles.

  • Data: Over 1,100 interviews with self-made entrepreneurs over 10 years and in-depth interviews with some of the most successful business founders of our day. Here’s a list of past presenters who have participated in extensive interviews.
  • Experience: Our board of experts has built dozens of companies, generating hundreds of millions in revenue and liquidity (wealth creation). In addition, they’ve advised and mentored thousands of entrepreneurs directly over the course of their careers.
  • Curriculum and Publishing: Our Board of Experts have developed entrepreneur curriculums for universities and masterminds over the past 20 years. They’ve also published more than 10 books (including Business Brilliant, Street Smarts and Small Giants) and hundreds of articles about business and entrepreneurship for magazines like Inc. Magazine.

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Who is The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program for?

The program is designed for the “owner and operator” of fast-growing, privately-held companies. The program does not focus on any particular industry or sector. It’s suited to those in the B2B and B2C sectors, both services and products, manufacturing and technology, consulting and advising, government and private sector, women- and minority-owned and military veterans. The person who is ideally suited for The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program us an individual who:

  • Run a company with revenues between $2 million and $250 million.
  • Have a small, loyal management team.
  • Want to accelerate sales and other revenues.
  • Want to increase productivity of their staffs and scale their company culture.
  • Want to serve their stakeholders (employees, vendors, communities, customers and more) even more.
  • Want to maximize the profitability of their company.
  • Want to prepare their company for sale in the future.

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What will I learn at The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Dating back to Benjamin Franklin, the first “American-style” entrepreneur, you’ve had to educate yourself in order to prepare yourself for your unique position, leading a company. Individuals who attend Birthing of Giants will gain working knowledge of ways to amplify their company’s vital resources. According to our extensive research, these four areas have the greatest impact on your success:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Sales and Revenue
  • Team and Culture
  • Enterprise Value

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Why is there an application process and who is accepted?

Each participant in the program relies upon her peers in order to have the most impactful week-long experience so our application process is designed to uncover the most ambitious and engaged among applicants. Your peers are chosen based on their history (with their company, their industry and their community) and their future plans. The application process does not discriminate with regards to industry or company, but we do ensure that no competitors share a cohort so you can speak freely about your own company and strategy.

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What will I take away from The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program and how can I use it at my company?

Participants in the program leave with a strategic plan for your company that projects out over 12 to 36 months. Your plan will address all 4 areas of success (management + leadership, sales + revenue, team + culture and enterprise value) and it will allow you to bring your roadmap back to share with your team so they can help you implement the strategic plan. Some of the strategic objectives you might consider include:

  • Personnel changes and organizational structure
  • Salesforce strategy and structure
  • Stakeholder engagement (employees, vendors, community, customers)
  • Your own role as CEO
  • Your financial and business model
  • The role of technology in your business
  • How to build in order to sell (and to who)

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How long is The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

The primary program is one week long. Participants live, eat and learn together during this week. It typically stretches from Sunday night (a welcome dinner) to Friday lunch. Each day is a combination of lecture, breakout groups with guest lectures from academia, thought leadership and business. The day runs from 9AM to 5PM. Group dinners are also held most of the nights

There are also virtual events before and after the week-long session.

Pre-Session: 

  • A group webinar to prepare you for the week.
  • A one-on-one coaching session to help you right away upon acceptance.

Post-Session:

  • A group webinar to help you implement your strategy upon your return.
  • A one-on-one coaching session to help you individually.

An Advanced Transformational Planning Program:

All Birthing of Giants Fellows are invited to a twice-annual Advanced Transformational Planning Program held in January and June of each year. The Program is an exclusive, ongoing annual enrichment program.

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What’s the “FREE-peat” program I keep hearing about?

Graduates are invited to repeat the entire program one time anytime over the 24-month period following their completion of the program for free (excluding room, board and materials costs) depending on availability. We believe in repetition as a way to learn and encourage participation in our “Free-Peat” program.

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What happens each day at The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Each day of the first four days are dedicated to a single amplification methodology.

  • Management amplification
  • Sales amplification
  • Team amplification
  • Enterprise value amplification

The last day is dedicated to pulling your strategic plans with your peers and preparing for the next 12-36 months.

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Who leads The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Lewis Schiff is the lead instructor, curriculum designer and manager of The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program. He has partnered with Board of Expert co-Chair, Norm Brodsky, for years and has collaborated over the years with the other members of the Board of ExpertsBoard of Expert members and other thought leaders, academics and business leaders participate in the sessions all year long.

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What happens after The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

There are 3 “post-session” components to The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program.

Post-Session:

  • Unlimited Coaching to help you implement your Birthing of Giants Fellowship Week Transformation Plan.
  • Advanced Learning: Invitation to the Advanced Transformation Planning Program.
  • “Free-Peat”: Invitation to take advantage of our “Free-Peat” offer.  Repetition creates mastery.

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What kind of technology do I need when I attend The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Participants are expected to bring a laptop or tablet with them for the week. One of the most important communication tools we use is Slack, a popular message board and email replacement.

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How much does The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program cost?

The fee for the Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program in 2018 is $12,500. It includes:

  • The week-long session, including, all session materials, all meals ($129 per night hotel room fee)
  • All Fellowship week materials
  • All Fellowship week meals
  • Unlimited coaching for one year
  • Invitation to the twice-annual Birthing of Giants Advanced Transformational Planning Program (additional fee required)
  • Invitation to “Free-peat” program which allows you to repeat the entire program over the next 24-months (not incl. room, board and materials fee)

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Tell me about past participants of The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Once you complete The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program, you are a Birthing of Giants Fellow for life. The past graduates are owners of companies ranging from construction ($150mm in revenue) to media companies ($10mm in revenue) to consulting services companies ($3mm in revenues). Each are the owners and operators of their companies and were able to deploy their Birthing of Giants strategic plans directly in their businesses.

  • Construction company ($150mm in revenue): sold non-core businesses, redefined his contribution to his company and made key hires to delegate areas of the business he was struggling with.
  • Media company ($10mm in revenue): Used salesforce amplification to launch a new events business.
  • Consulting services company ($3mm in revenue): Made acquisitions within 6 months of the completion of Birthing of Giants to fill out some of the services his business didn’t already provide so he could serve bigger clients seeking a full-service solution.

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What do I do if I still have more questions?
We are standing by to answer your questions at (347) 309-7154 or [email protected]ts.com.

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