Frequently Asked Questions

When does the seminar start?

Check the workshop page for a full listing of important dates and deadlines. Click on the workshop you're interested in to see the details.

How much content is there?

It differs from workshop to workshop.

Every lesson comes with a set of questions that challenge you to explore how the lesson applies to your own work, and a call-to-action: to share your answers and insights on the discussion board.

That's the secret. Hundreds of people sharing their work, generously, repeatedly, with confidence.

The workshop revolves around your sharing, your commenting and your insights. Our 24/7 discussion board is a hotbed of connection and wisdom.

It's called a workshop because this is where the real work happens. You'll soon discover just how much you have in common with others on this journey, even if they live in a different country, serve a difference audience and have access to different resources. This diversity is hard to find anywhere else.

How often is the content updated?

We release a new lesson frequently, but mostly, the cohort provides forward motion, with new content being contributed every minute or two throughout the day for the entire workshop.

How will I be notified of new content? (SMS Reminders)

To make it easier for you to keep up with the workshop, we send a short text every time a lesson goes live. Of course, we will never market to you or sell or rent your information to any other party. Msg and data rates may apply. You can stop this service at any time by typing "STOP".

How does the discussion board work?

We're using Discourse, a platform that supports group discussions and one-on-one conversation.

The workshop team set up categories. Each category will be labeled according to the lesson topic being discussed.

In each category, everyone will be able to create more specific topics of discussion, and to respond to the posts of others. These boards are open 24/7, providing a secure place to have conversations within the workshop community with peers from all over the world, from different industries and with different backgrounds.

The workshop has a dedicated team of coaches who help focus discussions and address concerns (or inappropriate behavior). But there is no moderator or grading rubric—you'll be in charge of when and how generously you interact with others.

Once the workshop ends, the work you’ve done and the connections you’ve made with others are likely to have enough momentum to keep moving. Many students form mastermind groups or have other ways of continuing to support each other.

We've seen groups like these last for years, with people getting on airplanes to meet in person. We'll provide guidance on maintaining these connections when the workshop ends.

How do you fulfill my order?

After payment, you'll see a "welcome" screen that confirms your payment and includes a link to the discussion platform we use for the workshop. Click that link and you'll have access to your order.

What if I don't have a business to discuss yet (or am bound by an NDA)?

It's ok if you're in between jobs or still sketching out business plans. And we certainly don't want anyone to break any Non-Disclosure Agreements.

The discussions are a mix of what you’re noticing in the world and how you can apply the lessons to your immediate work. We’ve found these kinds of discussion help to solidify the concepts and make them more memorable.

If you're unable to discuss specifics of your current project, you can mentally outline an imaginary one that is a reasonably possible option in your future (if you're in between jobs), or one that has parallels to your current organization (if you're under an NDA). This still enables you to takeaway the core concepts and ideas in the workshop.

It might feel uncomfortable at first, but definitely engage with others in the discussion boards. In other seminars we’ve hosted, we’ve noticed something extraordinary: The people who got the most out of it spent the majority of their time helping others with their work. It turns out that teaching others is even more productive than learning.

Should I consider Seth's Udemy courses?

Seth also has four top-rated courses on Udemy, each of which has been taken by thousands of people. There are reasonably priced courses on Leadership, Freelancing, Presentations and Value Creation. These links will give you a discount on most of them (thanks for reading the FAQs!) and you might find that the low cost of entry makes them worth an hour or two of your time.

Is the workshop accredited?

Proudly, no.

Accreditation makes sense for a certain kind of institution delivering a certain kind of education. But we're not willing to build a test-and-measure culture, not willing to embrace an ancient-yet-standard curriculum, and mostly, we're not willing to distrust our students.

We'll be delighted to offer you a certificate of completion when the workshop is successfully completed, and even better, we encourage you to find a cohort in the workshop who will personally vouch for your contributions.

Why does the course cost as much as it does?

We're charging more than other online courses for a simple reason: We want committed students. No one in the workshop is browsing around or hoping for a quick hit. You'll be surrounded by other people willing to do the work and contribute along the way.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

More than 50,000 people have participated in our workshops or taken one of our online courses. Over the last few years, we’ve learned a lot about what people expect and we’ve created expectations for how we ask people to participate.

We guarantee that the technology we provide will work for you, and that the seminars are as described. If you have a problem, please let us know and we’ll make it right. If we can’t, we’ll offer you a full refund.

Once the first lesson in a workshop goes live, no refunds are possible, but we understand that life sometimes gets in the way of well-laid plans. If you find yourself unable to continue, contact us and we can discuss a deferment to a future session.

Our terms of service are simple: We ask that all of our participants be kind, be respectful and be positive. Don’t share the work of others outside discussion boards without asking first. And when in doubt, assume goodwill. If you have a problem, raise a flag and we’ll work to address it. If, after personally working with you to address your respect for our terms of service, we have the right to unenroll you from the seminar. If that happens, we’ll donate your tuition to charity:water

Reach us at hello@akimbo.com

Is there a special rate for groups?

Yes. We love to see groups enroll! For every three seats you enroll, we're delighted to offer you an additional two seats at no cost (i.e. enroll three, get two at no cost, for a total of five team members). Drop us a note at hello@akimbo.com

Are there exams?

We're delighted to say no. And no grades, either. We feel really strongly that a test-and-measure culture is ruining education. More on this here.

Can I get a certificate at the end?

Every attendee receives a certificate as a PDF, suitable for printing and framing. And if you send us a self-addressed stamped envelope, we'll send you a physical certificate, signed and with a shiny seal.

Can I post confidential materials on the discussion board?

The rules of our discussion board are:

  • Contribute more than you ask for.
  • Be kind.
  • What is said here, stays here.

With that said, please use your best judgment. If it's not something you can happily post online, best to disguise the details before you post it here.

Will Seth answer all of my questions?

Definitely not. And the good news is that you don't need him to. The workshop is designed to give you a compass and a template, not a map. The map, the details of your particular situation… that's all up to you. We hope the workshop will help empower your decisions along the way.

Is there an affiliate program?

There isn't. We're hoping that if you find it useful, you'll happily spread the word to your friends and colleagues.

What sort of jacket does Cayce Pollard wear?

Yes, you can have one too.

How much experience do I need to take the workshop?

None. This workshop doesn’t require prerequisites or prior knowledge. Bring your curiosity and generosity and that’s more than enough.

How do I contact you to ask a question about the program?

hello@akimbo.com