We’ll help you design a business and a life that gives you freedom from the ‘9 to 5’. Founded by Anna Lundberg, One Step Outside provides content, coaching and community to inspire and guide you as you redefine success on your own terms.
Anna takes a sabbatical from her corporate marketing job to travel alone across South America and, ultimately, quit her job with a leap into the unknown. And that’s where it all begins…
Anna starts her Certified Coach Training Program with the ICF-accredited International Coach Academy. She falls in love with coaching and decides to pivot her business in this new direction.
Anna founds One Step Outside and registers the onestepoutside.com domain name, based on the quote, “Everything you’ve ever wanted is one step outside your comfort zone.”
Anna answers a question on Quora, “What are 10 things I should know that will make me quit my job this year?” that has since been published on Business Insider, Inc and Quartz magazine, shared by Arianna Huffington on LinkedIn, and received over 29,000 views on the original platform. (Her views on Quora now total almost 1 million.)
Anna graduates from her coach training and officially shifts away from her digital marketing consultancy to focus on her coaching and mentoring business.
Anna creates the One Step Outside Facebook group, a community for like-minded would-be escapees working on redefining success on their own terms.
Anna appears as a guest on a podcast for the first time. Since then, she has appeared on more than 50 other podcasts in her quest to spread the word about redefining success and designing a life outside of the 9 to 5.
Anna gives her first opening keynote on redefining success at the 7in7 Digital Nomad Conference in Barcelona, also introducing her concept of the ‘5Ls’ of a balanced life for the first time.
Having previously focused on individual coaching, Anna opens a group coaching programme for the first cohort of professionals who want to leave their corporate jobs to work for themselves. This programme is still going strong today, in the form of The Outsiders Business Incubator.
Anna publishes the book, Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5, a collection of 50 stories of people who have left the corporate 9 to 5 to forge their own path. This book is designed to inspire you with the possibilities that are out there and reassure you that you’re not alone in looking for an alternative.
Anna launches the podcast, Reimagining Success with Anna S. E. Lundberg, releasing a new episode every week ever since.
Anna’s daughter Sofia is born, and Anna officially becomes a “mumpreneur”.
Anna runs the 9-to-5 Escape Plan live in the Facebook group for the first time. A free 5-day workshop designed to help you plan your own escape from the 9 to 5, this workshop is still running regularly today.
Anna introduces the concept of the 5 Pillars™ for the first time in one of her podcast episodes. This model is now the foundation of her content and her client work.
The first cohort starts in The Outsiders Business Accelerator. This is a mastermind for entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners who want to build a life outside of the 9 to 5. We provide coaching and mentoring to help them achieve everything they dreamed of when they started their business – without sacrificing their personal life (and their sanity!) to do so.
Anna’s son Zack is born and she becomes a mum of “2 under 2.”
The Outsiders Business Academy is opening for enrolment. This is a self-paced course that takes you through the whole 5 Pillars™ framework to help you take action in your business right away.
Anna is working on her next book, Outside of the 9 to 5. Here, she continues the journey from Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5, detailing what’s needed to sustain your initial escape from the 9 to 5 in a guide to designing and building a profitable business that supports your desired lifestyle and allows you to achieve success on your own terms.
Get on the phone with Anna to discuss your unique goals and situation to determine the best programme for you, so you can start taking action towards creating the business and lifestyle you desire.
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