HELPING COMPANIES CREATE A MORE INNOVATIVE, INCLUSIVE, RESULTS-DRIVEN WORKFORCEYEAR OF ACTION
We inspire people to act – and teach the tools to get results
WHY WE DO IT
WE BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT
We believe that with the right mindset, tools, support and inspiration, incredible things can happen.
We believe that YOU can deliver unique value that makes an impact, makes a living and makes you happy.
We believe that people are often unsure of their value or how to figure it out, so that they, the organization, and the world can benefit.
We believe we can help.
HOW WE DO IT
INSPIRE, EMPOWER, SUPPORT
We help you develop an innovative mindset to reimagine the possibilities for your work and your life.
We empower you with the skills and tools to push past the roadblocks that are in your way and teach you how to turn ideas (and fears) into action.
We focus on boosting your confidence, courage and clarity, along with the must-have business skills for success today.
WHAT WE DO
PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS & CONSULTING
Year of Action is a professional development and innovation consulting firm that teaches the must-have business skills to succeed in today’s disruptive economy, along with the tools and support to put the learning into action.
We have programs that inspire, empower and support people to be productive, happy and valuable employees who learn to see things from new perspectives and to embrace challenges as opportunities, so we all win.
YEAR OF ACTION
Year of Action started as a book to help people take action in their lives.
It has grown into a professional development and innovation consulting firm that teaches the must-have business skills to succeed in today’s disruptive economy, along with the tools and support to put the learning into action.
Our specialties are helping to develop your entrepreneurial/action mindset to solve today’s challenges in new ways and helping to advance women.
We have a variety of fully online programs, blended programs with online and face-to-face components, workshops and webinars.
ERIN MORAN MCCORMICK
Founder Erin Moran McCormick is a keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation and professional development and her clients include GE, Comcast, Harvard and KPMG.
Her work has been featured in FORBES, FOX TV, BostInno and more.
Erin has started three companies, was CIO twice and has led Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centers at Babson College – #1 in the world for entrepreneurship education – and UMass Boston where her focus was on advancing women and people of color.
After years of being the only woman at the table and feeling run down and stressed out, she did what she never thought she would do…
Erin quit her job on her 50th birthday.
While trying to figure out what to do next, Erin ended up turning her blog into a book, Year of Action.
She realized she wasn’t alone
On the Year of Action book tour, she noticed that women kept scribbling down everything she said and would line up in long lines to ask her advice.
She heard story after story of women who wanted to take action in their lives – start a business, go for the promotion, ask for a raise – but didn’t know what to do.
Or even more than that – they didn’t believe they could do it. So, Erin did a test.
The essentials from business school – in a more relaxed, inviting environment
Combining the feedback from women on the book tour, with her experience of being an entrepreneur, techie and educator, Erin created an online program to teach women the essentials from business school – but in a more relaxed and inviting environment.
Safe space to ask questions and practice your skills
She wanted it to be a safe space – something that would 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 essential business skills.
Year of Action, the company, was born!
Today we have blended programs (online with face-to-face components), fully online programs, onsite workshops and webinars.
Online wifh Face-to-Face Components
Keynote at Harvard
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
We have 4 and 8-week online programs, with optional face-to-face sessions. Most popular is XAP, Xcelerated Action Program, for early- to mid-career level women.
WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS
Topics include “Developing Your Entrepreneurial Mindset”, “How to Make this a Year of Action” and Women in Tech topics. Keynotes, Lunch & Learns, Interactive Sessions. Custom programs available.
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Consulting on new product development and team development to launch new intiatives. Specialty in prototyping and bringing new ideas to life.