Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out

with Rajiv Nathan

Career Success, Personal Development Classes in Chicago

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Class Info

As featured in the Chicago Sun-Times SPLASH Magazine: http://splash.suntimes.com/2013/08/23/a-class-by-itself-grown-up-classes/

No one knows you better than you, yet arguably one of the hardest things to do is talk about ourselves. We don't want to come off as too cocky, but we also don't want to feel like we're not interesting enough, either.

Whether you're looking to make an impact in your company, go on that date, or simply open up a new conversation, you need to know how to market yourself.

We'll take you on a crash course in Personal Branding--you do so many cool things, but how do you let people know your awesomeness? Whether you know it or not, you have a personal brand, so let's capture that. This class is designed to give you the confidence to share who you are and make yourself more marketable in the process. Even if you already have an elevator pitch in mind, the method we teach is a great way to shift your focus so that people will say, "I have to get to know you more."

This is taught with heavy class participation so come in ready to rock and roll.

Prerequisites

First and foremost, enthusiasm. After that, something to take notes with, followed by coming to class with an open mind.

What to bring

Note taking materials



Course Reviews (35)
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    Iryna M.

    Left 20 days ago
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    I took this class on a whim and had no idea what to expect. I found it to be very valuable! It's taught in a cozy, welcoming environment and challenges you to look within to bring your true self out. Very helpful for anyone looking for a good conversation, to be inspired and to improve your networking/speaking skills!

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    Lynn S.

    Left 28 days ago
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    Very helpful framework and process in a supportive environment that has inspired me to think differently not only about how I present myself but about how to know myself better.

    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Jean M.","created_at":"about 1 month","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved this class. It was so unique in the sense that it got me asking myself questions I had never that about before. The \"why\" of what I do and the \"why\" of what I enjoy doing, whom I enjoy getting it with, and what I get from the experiences I have and seek - all of this came to light in a very interesting, introspective way. It was particularly fascinating being in small, intimate groups of 3 people and realizing how different we all are in the way we view the world, process experiences, and realize ourselves.\r\nI particularly enjoyed also linking trends together in what seems to be my craziness of of life. My experiences do have commonalities and there's something about me that brings all that history and experience together- and in this class I was really able to pin-point my drive and motivation. Thank you so much to the guys at Idea Lemon - fantastic intro to your course!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Erin B.","created_at":"about 1 month","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"These guys are fantastic! Not only was the class informative, engaging, and to the point, but the information they are supplying you with is invaluable! I can't believe I've waited this long to take the course. The material is useful for people from all walks of life that are interested in really learning about what makes them 'tick,' then allowing themselves to play to their strengths. A must! Thank you Raj and Martin.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Alexandra J.","created_at":"about 1 month","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I thought it was a really interesting perspective on finding your motivation. Both Rajiv and Martin are really good at listening and uncovering things about yourself that you may have not realized before. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Allison C.","created_at":"about 1 month","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"A really interesting take on giving an elevator speech- the course is designed to move past your name and what you do, into the realm of how and why. I truly believe in what Raj and Martin were saying and think they have great insight into grabbing the attention of new people we meet in all aspects of our lives.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Alexis G.","created_at":"about 1 month","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Wow! This was so much more than I anticipated. It was fascinating to meet strangers and respond to their questions to discover my essence. I highly recommend this class and anything else Raj and Martin might do.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Eric B.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"As a professional marketer it\u2019s humbling to realize that I was shortchanging myself when it came to communicating my own brand (and yes, you\u2019re a brand whenever you present yourself professionally). So rather than leaving the class with the easily interchangeable job description you had when you arrived, you come away with a unique value proposition that sticks in others\u2019 minds.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/280991/thumb_KATE_3299.jpg","reviewer_name":"Kate J.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was fantastic! I never put together so many parts of who I am and what I do before. Im for sure not as all over the place as I once thought =) Very much looking forward to the next class","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/162511/thumb_lillsmall.jpg","reviewer_name":"Lillstreet A.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Thought provoking experience for anyone who wants to put more clarity around how they would like to describe themselves to others. Everyone at the class was very willing to share advice and help spur positive thinking for job searching ideas, future career goals and blue sky thinking. Both Martin and Raj truly seemed interested and engaged in helping people craft their statement!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Maureen B.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a great experience with the two gentlemen from \"Your One Minute Elevator Speech.\" I thought they were very intuitive and did a wonderful job. They invest themselves in the process. I highly recommend them for future programs.\r\n","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Luke M.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Raj and Martin were great. As the other reviewers noted, it was eye opening, and allowed me to think in a new way about myself. The class size was small (3) so it facilitated a very personal discussion. If you're on the fence, take the leap; you won't regret it!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ebahi E.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":false,"review_content":"I would like to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and that the class was amazing, but it was just alright. They let us know early their class was inspired from a TED Talk by Simon Sinek. I would have liked to gone beyond building a pitch, and actually practiced drafting and delivering a pitch. Rajiv and Martin were friendly and great hosts, but weren't as enthusiastic as I'd hope they would have been. Also, they could have taken advantage of the elevator everyone used to get up to the office, maybe practice in it. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Marisa R.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"After my husband came home hailing praise for this class, it was pretty much decided that I was going. I came to the class with an open mind and went home, hailing my own praises. \r\n\r\nRaj and Martin did a great job of exemplifying the purpose of the class- identifying your \"why\"- in the first 10 minutes! However, I highly recommend you staying for the remaining 170 minutes. I won't give away all the details of the class because that element of the unknown adds to the effectiveness of the exercises.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Elaine L.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Really eye-opening, everyone should take this class!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Margaret C.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class to take, not only for the learnings but for people you will be meeting. It was open participation and much more interesting than just listening to talking heads. The whole class got involved and offered suggestions. I also like that I can work on my pitch and still reach out if I have questions. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Manuel I.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This has probably been one of the best classes I've taken with Dabble. Raj and Martin are very well organized despite the casual setting. They were completely engaged throughout the entire class and really own the content. Their passion and enthusiasm for the subject is seen through their sincere and genuine feedback. I highly recommend this class! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Melissa C.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was great! Upbeat, informative, wonderful feedback! I enjoyed learning about the other members in the room as well. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Anthony P.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Raj and Martin are great elevator pitch coaches - well worth the time with them. I enjoyed the class and I look forward to use my elevator pitch for business and networking. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Matthew F.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I really enjoyed the introspective experience provided by Rajiv and Martin.\r\n\r\nThey bring a wealth of energy, enthusiasm, and experience to the table. By the end of this amazing experience, I definitely felt closer to my pitch. \r\n\r\nRecommended!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Giselle T.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class!! Definitely helped me to realize things about myself that I hadn't thought about before, and also a good chance to meet people that were different from me and extremely interesting!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Caine K.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Rajiv and Martin give a brief interview of each student, they take notes and write what seems relevant. They write everything down on a board for you to be able to follow along. They then help you figure out the real person who you want to represent as yourself. While we figured out how I am to market my business, what they said made so much sense in other aspects of my life.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Micah N.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was not only fun, but extremely informative. They address the idea of the source for our 'personal branding' from the internal. I know more about the 3 other attendees than I do about friends I have had for years! Everyone should go through this process at least once in their lives.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Anne G.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class offered an intriguing perspective on how to look at yourself, which can be applied to various aspects of your life. Well done!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Cindy T.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was truly one of the most enlightening blocks of time I've ever spent. I've had plenty of group therapy/support group kind of experiences but I learned more in this time than I ever have in such a concentrated period. I want more!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Noah F.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I thought Raj and Martin did an excellent job at helping us craft our \"Why\" statements. These two guys really know their stuff and have a great thing going with this class. I would highly recommend this course to anyone curious about taking a deeper dive into who they really are.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Matt D.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I really learned a lot about my self during this class. Rajiv and Martin created a comfortable and fun group learning environment. They are impressive guys with a positive outlook and clear approach to crafting their own brands. I was able to identify my unique differentiators and understand the core of my personal and professional brand. I left excited and empowered with the ability to create a new personal elevator pitch. I highly recommend this class.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Megan T.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class - very helpful to reinforce your dreams and visions of who you are and what you can accomplish. Rajiv and Martin are enthusiastic, positive, interesting teachers that give you tools on how to represent your personal mission and reach your next steps in life. Highly recommended!! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/191591/thumb_IMG_4950.jpg","reviewer_name":"Saleem P.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class got me thinking. It got me feeling. It got me dreaming. I thought maybe I'd get some strategies for updating my LinkedIn profile or some tricks for targeting social media.\r\nWhat i actually came away with was a subtle but phenomenal shift... \"Turning my elevator speech into a personal mission statement.\"\r\n\r\nRajiv and Marty are a great pair. They don't base the workshop around their own personal successes and professional break throughs (although they easily could). Instead they channel that same passion and creativity into helping participants highlight our own successes and break throughs. No shameless plugs and PSA's (although they easily could). Just a few humble examples to encourage participants to push farther. When I took the class it was only 3 people so we were fortunate to have lots of extended attention. But I am confident that with a regular 10-15 person class, they easily respond to participants' goals and objectives.\r\n\r\nBefore dabble cuts off my feedback, I'll close out with 5 stars, 2.5 superstars, 1.25 megastars. Word. - Saleem Hue Penny","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Debra L.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I seriously walked into class with just an inkling of a business idea. I walked out of class believing it's not only totally possible, but crucial to fulfill my life's potential. Raj and Martin are creative, warm and brilliant. They have a gift for drawing thoughts, feelings and information out of the participants to help them discover their core potential. They do this in a very non-threatening way. I'm a lot cooler than I thought I was! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Melissa Jane M.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Highly recommended for anyone who's putting themselves \"on the market\" -whether pursuing a new position or thinking about launching a business. Raj and Marty were not only enthusiastic presenters, but knew how to get the class comfortable and engaged right away. For a relatively short (hour and a half) class, it seemed like an effective balance between presentation and workshop. I definitely left feeling little more enlightened relative to launching my own business!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Maria F.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Raj and Marty were fantastic Dabble professors. I went to class for a fresh perspective; they provided that and sparked creativity in an area where I was stuck.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kerith I.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I would've liked to see the workshop in a 2-part series: how to approach the subject and the practice of rebranding. I feel like we just scratched the surface of a really interesting subject!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Susan H.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Discover Your Inner Awesome: Personal Branding From The Inside Out</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Class was very helpful and energizing. And fun. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Loved the fact that the teachers customized the content based on what the group was looking to address.","teacher_response":null}
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    Idea Loft

    445 W Erie

    Chicago, IL 60654

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    Rajiv is a passionately curious individual who aims to inspire others by learning all that life has to offer. He is the co-founder of Idea Lemon, a consulting service specializing in motivation therapy in order to help people discover their inner awesome. He also works in business development at ePrize, and moonlights as a rapper under the name Fenetik

    The class is co-taught by Martin McGovern.

    Martin is the co-founder of Idea Lemon, and lifestyle hobbyist. Also working as an Account Executive at Marc USA, he's out to align like-minded thinkers to help them get to the next level in their creative pursuits. You can usually find Martin with a pen in his right hand, and a coffee in his left hand.


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