We educate, develop, and advance an individual over a lifetime regarding livelihood, self-management, and leadership development. We provide tips, options, & alternatives to re-think, take over, design, manage, and balance your livelihood, life, family, and living. Maverick Center helps you explore and determine options to own so you can decide what model works for you. If you don’t like the choices, we’ll help you develop a unique model that serves you.
In addition to design, we support the ongoing journey, the continual learning curve, the occasional fears, and transition leaps.
Why our breakthrough approach is so different:
Our founder studied independence, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs before and after the failure of her father’s business in the 70’s – 80’s. Most of the education took place outside the formal school walls. The BEFORE studies were mostly through enamored eyes about the American Dream: how to start a business, how an entrepreneur thinks, how to become an entrepreneur, and going into business. The AFTER studies were mostly through discouraged, questioning eyes studying the downside of entrepreneurship: losing a business, losing a home, stress sickness, losing family, losing money, problems with entrepreneurship, failure rate, and, lack of entrepreneur education. What she learned almost knocked her out of entrepreneurship completely, and probably would have, had she not been studying entrepreneurs as much as she was studying entrepreneurship. It was entrepreneurs who taught her the education that was missing (but could be taught). They unveiled to her the independence mindset, and at the core, many were more about self-ownership and lifestyle than they were about becoming millionaires. Armed with information/education desperately needed, she began to help others start or grown their small businesses with self-ownership, not entrepreneurship, at the base.
Our founder realized that many individuals were staring businesses that were not the best choice given the owner’s style, strengths, weaknesses, learning style and needs. After studying this issue for many years, our founder developed a program to support WHAT an individual does to make a living that wraps around the person, and what the lifetime could become. In 1999, she formalized the program she had been building for over a decade. That core program is called ThinkMaverick™. Although the background is steeped in entrepreneur thinking, the founder discovered that entrepreneurship is simply a model. In all, there are five identifiable and proper models: 1) work for yourself (entrepreneurship), 2) work for someone else, 3) non-profit, 4) visionary, and 5) Mav-your-own (picking out the best of what you like about the first four models to building a unique-to-you model). Assuming self-ownership is the goal, all the models can/do work if they are approached correctly. Let us show you how.
After a successful completion of ThinkMaverick™ program, an individual had determined what livelihood they were going into, the emerging Mavericks wanted support and guidance on how to start it and how to transition to it. After many requests and much consideration for the ideal service and education needed to advance the individual, ForwardMaverick™ Help Line became the premier ongoing education for independents.
How we work:
We work with those individuals that want businesses/livelihoods/careers/ jobs that support the move from A (where they currently are) to B (where they want to be in the future) with a focus on true independence (self-owned as much as possible). We also help you determine the B (what you want to do with this lifetime).
We approach livelihood design from a perspective of preparation for more than one livelihood. The focus is on preparation of what is next after THIS livelihood in case you will want or need more than one (from our viewpoint, this is likely).
Maverick Center Programs:
Support for individuals who want to determine:
1) WHAT to do NEXT to make a living (ThinkMaverick™ program)
2) HOW TO transition into the next livelihood (ForwardMaverick™ Help Line)
3) HOW TO become an independent or entrepreneur (if the chosen livelihood requires it) (ForwardMaverick™ Help Line)
4) SUPPORT for the ongoing educational journey toward self-ownership, entrepreneur thinking, life balance, and small business (ForwardMaverick™ Help Line)
Maverick Programs offered:
Collaborating with independent thinkers to identify a custom-fit, fulfilling business/livelihood/occupation and living.
In addition, we specialize in more complicated scenarios (examples are interlacing livelihoods with personal complexities such as childrearing, caregiving, retiring, or deeper purpose).
Our ThinkMaverick program supports the choice of your next business/occupation. Livelihoods are meant to wrap around YOU and work FOR you. It also provides the design of the personal mission, combining work/life planning, and choosing a business model.
For more information click here: ThinkMaverick™ Program
ForwardMaverick Help Line:
Independence & Entrepreneur Education: Ongoing training, education and support for the individual in charge.
Business support: Plan, start and develop a custom-fit, fulfilling business/livelihood/occupation and living.
Balancing all-important aspects of the independent’s life: coordinate business progress with personal success (in areas you deem to be important like family, leisure time, health, and so on).
Our ForwardMaverick Help Line is as-you-need-it-education, support, and advancement. Once you are approved as a applicant, then you call when YOU want help, guidance, or another way to view a situation. Ongoing Independence & Entrepreneur Education is: self-mastery, self-management, self-reinvention, business mastery, and counterbalance of all identified important personal and business arenas.
For more information click here: ForwardMaverick™ Help Line