A professional development firm that inspires, teaches and transforms people and organizations

Working with Tomorrow’s Leaders

Erin McCormick’s expertise in entrepreneurship education – with a focus on women and people of color – and her technology and creative background, bundled with her infectious energy, humor and enthusiasm, make her an ideal speaker for companies who want to lead the way in creating a more inclusive, innovative and results-driven workforce.


We help companies create an engaged, diverse and inclusive workforce that promotes a results-driven, innovative culture. Specifically we focus on:

  1. Getting more women and people of color in the leadership pipeline
  2. Teaching entrepreneurial skills to succeed in today’s innovation economy
  3. Disrupting old work habits to create a more results-driven, productive and engaged culture

A recent Gallup study shows that 70% of US workers are not engaged at work, which has tremendous adverse effects on morale, productivity, hiring costs and more. It states that companies are experiencing a crisis of engagement – and aren’t aware of it.

There are also new skills needed to succeed in this disruptive and innovative economy. Companies need employees to develop an action-based, entrepreneurial mindset to see opportunities, provide value and solve problems in new ways.

They also need to focus on essential skills like confidence, communication, creative problem-solving and collaboration – which are ignored by many programs.

We can help. Check out our ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMS, INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS and KEYNOTE TOPICS.  We’d love to connect with you and help you to create an engaged, innovative culture – that delivers results.

Contact us:

Erin Moran McCormick

Erin Moran McCormick
Founder,Year of Action
Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship,UMass Boston

Former CIO. Started three companies. Former Director, Curriculum Innovation & Technology, Babson College – #1 in the world for entrepreneurship education

Author of two books: Year of Action and Launching Your Life: How to use the business principles of entrepreneurship to launch a life you love

#1 Best-Seller on Amazon

Year of Action - How to Stop Waiting & Start Living Your BIG, Fabulous Life by Erin Moran McCormick

Year of Action started out as a book to inspire people to take action in their lives.

It has grown into a Professional Development Firm that creates training programs and workshops that inspire and transform lives and help companies close the skills gap today.

We teach the hard and soft skills – with a special focus on advancing women – to help companies create an engaged, innovative and results-driven workforce.

Our Story







Erin Moran McCormick - Year of Action Book Tour - Helping Women Take Action in Business and Life

Erin Moran McCormick - Year of Action - Action B-School Business Bootcamps for Women - Helping Women Take Action in Business and Life

Founder, Erin Moran McCormick
Speaking in Rio de Janeiro

It was clear from the Year of Action book tour, that women wanted to take action in their lives – but many didn’t have the basic business skills (or mindset) they needed to succeed.  

So – in 2013, Author, Erin McCormick did a test. 

Combining the feedback she had gotten from women on the book tour, with her experience of being an entrepreneur, techie and former Director, Curriculum Innovation & Technology at Babson College, Erin created an online program to teach women the essentials from business school – but in a more relaxed and inviting environment.

It was a safe space to ask questions and practice your skills.

She wanted it to feel more like you were having coffee with your girlfriends than sitting in an intimidating classroom. It was designed to boost your confidence and courage, along with hard business skills.

Women loved it and Action B-School was born.


Be where all the ACTION is - Action B-School

Action-based programs - The new MBA: Mindset, Boost & Action

MINDSET for success

It all starts with a positive mindset and attitude. We help you develop your confidence and an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset to see and solve problems.  We help you set big goals and give you the skills, support and action steps to get there.

BOOST your skills

We take the intimidation out of business education. We teach essential skills – communication, problem-solving, sales, marketing, negotiation, management and financial – you need to succeed today, in plain language. We help you apply these skills to solve real-world problems to succeed in the innovation economy.

ACTION for results

Talking is fine, but you have to get out there and do something. Take action. Meet with a customer. Speak up in a meeting. Create a prototype. Ask. We help you break down big goals into small action steps for results. We help you put the learning into practice. It’s all about ACTION!

Get inspired. Get a plan. Get the skills. Get going.

We challenge you to dream big...and help you push past the roadblocks to get there. Year of Action!

It feels great to do work you love.

We help companies create an engaging, innovative culture and help employees get clear on what they want and how to get there – so we all succeed.

Erin Moran McCormick - Year of Action - Action B-School Business Bootcamps for Women - Helping Women Take Action in Business and Life