Become a Entrepreneur
Member of WorldBlu

WorldBlu Entrepreneur membership is open to visionary entrepreneurs  with 2-9 employees committed to building
their companies guided by the principles of freedom
and organizational democracy, rather than hierarchical,
fear-driven control, accelerating growth
while creating a culture people love.   

Membership is open to Entrepreneurs with 2-9 Employees

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About Our Entrepreneur Membership

Are you an entrepreneur or solopreneur with 1-9 employees who wants to lead in a way that grows rather than gets in the way of your start-up's potential, but you're not sure how? Do you want to:

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Accelerate your start-up's growth but feel like you're getting in the way?

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Be a great leader but often feel like an imposter?

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Make profitable decisions but often feel stuck in uncertainty?

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Overcome fear and stress but don't even think that's possible?

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Keep a calm and steady mindset, but feel overcome by the emotions of entrepreneurship?

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Build a great culture that attracts the brightest to your team?

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Have an agile organizational design, but instead are building a hierarchy?

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Energize and inspire your overworked team, but don't know how?

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Create healthy boundaries so you can still have a life?

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Be a part of a great network of entrepreneurs who share your values, but just can’t find your tribe?

Since 1997, WorldBlu has coached top entrepreneurs globally, guiding them in transforming their companies from hierarchical to democratic leadership with our Freedom at Work approach. This fuels growth, overcomes fear, and builds a culture people love. 

Our proven approach has been rigorously tested and independently proven to yield a staggering 700% higher revenue growth rate for our members over three years compared to S&P 500 companies.

WorldBlu not only teaches these essential democratic leadership skills but also connects you with a prestigious network of entrepreneurs who resonate with these values. They too are dedicated to leading with freedom, breaking through barriers of fear, and accelerating growth and success.

Become a member of WorldBlu and lead yourself and your team to breakthrough growth with freedom over fear.

 

Membership Application

WorldBlu membership is open to entrepreneurs with 2-9 employees who want to accelerate growth with Freedom at Work.
The membership fee is $2,997/year
plus a one-time initiation fee of $900.
Please complete the short application and we will be in touch with the next steps to get going with WorldBlu!

Discover the Benefits of
WorldBlu Entrepreneur Membership

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The #1 Most Effective Style of Leadership for Successful Entrepreneurs

Uncover the power of democratic leadership, the best style for you and your team in all situations, and learn the skills to master it flawlessly.
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The #1 thing to do to rapidly accelerate growth

Discover the one unconventional thing you must do to boost growth that all WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organizations do.
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The #1 Way to Scale Faster

Discover how to democratize your systems and processes to scale faster and more easily.
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The #1 Thing that boosts Meaningful engagement

Design your company's structure democratically to turbocharge meaningful engagement, so everyone feels a sense of ownership.

The #1 Way to Build a Culture People Love

Employees aren't just after perks; they crave meaningful engagement, and we're here to guide you on how to build that into your start-up. 
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The #1 Thing You Must Hire For in
a Freedom-Centered Start-Up

Discover the #1 unconventional thing you absolutely must hire for to avoid drama and major pitfalls as you grow.
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The #1 Mindset Approach You Must have to Make all of this Work

Get ready to hone the crucial mindset skill that's needed to succeed in a more democratic organizational design. 

The #1 Way to Make Great Decisions Fast

Discover powerful decision-making techniques and how and when to use them to make great decisions quickly and efficiently.

The #1 Way to Destress Your Team

Discover the proven approach to destress your team within minutes, fostering long-term resilience and great decision-making.

The #1 Way to Build Trust and Connection

Uncover the ultimate secret to nurturing trust and connection within your team, even if you're working in a hybrid or virtual setup, miles away from each other.
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The #1 Way to Learn, Grow, and Transform

Discover the ultimate way to grow and evolve by engaging in peer-to-peer feedback and learning with other vetted entrepreneurs, fostering genuine transformation and personal development.

The #1 Community for Entrepreneurs Leading with Freedom Over Fear

Join the leading global community for entrepreneurs passionate about advancing freedom in our communities and the world through our businesses.
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Here's what's Included
with Your Entrepreneur Membership

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Freedom at Work Accelerator

Discover the proven Freedom at Work™ leadership strategy and what it can do for your company

Get ready to supercharge your company with our unique Freedom at Work Leadership + Growth Accelerator. Uncover the powerful and proven, 3-step Freedom at Work leadership strategy, designed to teach you how to build your business in a democratic rather than outdated hierarchical way – all while building an irreplaceable culture everyone loves.

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The Freedom-Centered Leadership Courses + Certification

Become a WorldBlu certified
Freedom-Centered Entrepreneur

Access 100+ of our award-winning leadership courses designed to teach entrepreneurs how to lead with the principles of freedom and organizational democracy in practical, transformational ways with our training that averages 9.9/10 stars. Complete 10 courses you select to become a certified Freedom-Centered Entrepreneur, putting you in the top tier of entrepreneurs worldwide who have earned this prestigious designation.

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Entrepreneurship Coaching

Join us for weekly live group coaching sessions led by our top WorldBlu Master Coaches

Engage in our optional weekly live group coaching sessions, led by our experienced WorldBlu Master Coaches. Whether it's overcoming start-up hurdles, addressing people-related challenges, or seeking inspiration, we're here to support you.

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Top Entrepreneur Network

Join the world's top network of entrepreneurs committed to leading and growing their companies with organizational democracy,
not unnecessary hierarchy

WorldBlu is the top membership in the world for entrepreneurs who believe in freedom-centered, democratic leadership as the optimal leadership style for running a company. It's why we've earned so many leadership awards, including the Thinkers 50 Radar award, and had our founder recognized in Inc. Magazine as a “Top 50 Leadership Thinker,” received the Game Changer award for “Outstanding Results in Shaping the World,” named a “World-Changing Woman in Conscious Business” and been recognized as a Marshall Goldsmith “Top 100 Coach.”

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Freedom at Work Leadership + Growth Summit

Feb. 28-29, 2024 | Miami | Hotel AKA Brickell

Your membership comes with an extra perk—a special member rate to our annual Freedom at Work Leadership + Growth Summit! Join fellow members for our 11th inspiring Summit, where top entrepreneurs, CEOs, brilliant business minds, and bestselling authors from around the world converge for an energizing 2-day leadership conference sharing best practices and networking for growth. 

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Entrepreneur Masterminds

Learn from other Entrepreneurs worldwide who share your values

Here at WorldBlu, our take on masterminds is refreshing. No more sticking with the same people month after month—we're all about mixing it up for maximum learning! Join our monthly one-hour mastermind where you'll connect with different entrepreneur members each time, expanding your network and discovering fresh insights. Let's grow your business together, guided by our shared values of leading with freedom, not fear. (Available upon invitation to the Master's Circle membership.)

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Award-Winning Leadership + Culture Training

Access all of our award-winning training for your team

As a member of WorldBlu, you'll get full access to all of our award-winning training programs, including our Lead with Freedom™ leadership program for your team and our Grow with Freedom™ program for your culture's systems and processes. These aren't just courses—they're our proven programs for embedding democratic leadership and systems into your culture, turbocharging growth, retaining your best talent, and becoming an example for your community and our world. (Available upon invitation to the Master's Circle membership.)

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Here's Why Entrepreneurs love Being
a Member of WorldBlu

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Thanks to WorldBlu, our sales have quadrupled and our market cap has increased from $250 million to over $3 billion.

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Chairman Emeritus | The WD-40 Company

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With WorldBlu’s help, we've grown more than 12x. Our growth and success is a direct result of Freedom at Work.

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COO | Nearsoft Encora

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WorldBlu’s Freedom at Work leadership model ultimately helped us grow and took our new spin-off from $0 to a $175 million sale in just two years.

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CEO | Dreamhost

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As a result of our membership with WorldBlu, we've grown 63% in just one year.

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CEO | Boost

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WorldBlu has helped us grow on average 23% each year over the past 10 years.

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CEO | Widen, an Acquia Company

FAQ

Got a question about membership in WorldBlu? We have answers!

What is WorldBlu?

WorldBlu was founded in 1997 and is the the largest global membership of companies committed to freedom and democracy in the workplace in the world, with clients worldwide, representing over $30 billion in annual revenue in 100 countries.

Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu and her team have helped hundreds of top companies and leaders around the world shift from hierarchical leadership and organizational structures to lead with more freedom-centered, democratic leadership and organizational design at well-respected brands such as WD-40, DaVita, HCL Technologies, Mindvalley, Pandora, Hulu, Zappos, GE Aviation, Groupo Elektra, and more in over 100 countries worldwide. WorldBlu has a vision of seeing one billion people working in freedom-centered organizations worldwide.

Research shows that WorldBlu’s Freedom at Work® leadership strategy is proven to deliver on average 700% greater revenue growth compared to S&P 500 companies over three years.

WorldBlu's founder, Traci Fenton has been recognized as a “Thinkers50 Radar” award winner, the “Oscars” of management, where she was called “a game changer in transforming the culture of organizations.” She was also named a “World-Changing Woman in Conscious Business” by SOCAP and recognized in Inc. magazine as one of the “Top 50 Leadership Innovators,” along with other world-class leaders such as Dan Pink, Brene Brown, and Marshall Goldsmith. She is also recognized as a Marshall Goldsmith “Top 100 Coach” and received the Game-Changer award for “Outstanding Results in Sharing the World.”

Traci has addressed audiences around the world, sharing her message of leading with freedom over fear with individuals from over 100 countries at wide-ranging organizations such as Yahoo!, Fox Interactive Media, the CIA, South by Southwest, Harvard University, Yale University, TEDx, the US Naval Academy as well as appearing at hundreds of other venues and on podcasts, TV, and radio shows.

WorldBlu has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Real Clear Markets, Leader to Leader, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, NPR, the BBC, and dozens of other media outlets around the world as well as in over three dozen books. 

Who can become an Entrepreneur member of WorldBlu?

Anyone who is an entrepreneur or solopreneur of a for-profit or non-profit organization that has 1-9 employees and aligns with the WorldBlu 5 Pillars of Membership can become a member. 

What is included with membership?

Your entrepreneur membership includes the following:

  1. 100+ Leadership Courses: Complete 10 leadership courses of your choosing in the freedom-centered, democratic style of leadership and attend one live event to become a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Entrepreneur.

  2. Freedom at Work Leadership Accelerator: In our 8-week accelerator, you’ll discover the powerful and proven, 3-step Freedom at Work method, designed to easily shift your business design from rigid, centralized hierarchies blocking your growth to a dynamic, democratic leadership approach, fueling scalability, agility, and resilience while building a culture everyone loves.

    3. Entrepreneur Masterminds: Here at WorldBlu, our take on masterminds is refreshing. No more sticking with the same people month after month—we're all about mixing it up for maximum learning! Join our monthly one-hour mastermind where you'll connect with different entrepreneur members each time, expanding your network and discovering fresh insights.

    4. Entrepreneur Coaching: Engage in our optional weekly live group coaching sessions, led by our experienced WorldBlu Master Coaches. Whether it's team leadership, overcoming hurdles, addressing people-related challenges, or seeking renewed inspiration, we're here to support you.

    5. Freedom at Work Leadership + Growth Summit: Your membership comes with an extra perk—a special member rate to our annual Freedom at Work Leadership + Growth Summit! Join fellow members at our inspiring Summits, where top entrepreneurs, CEOs, brilliant business minds, and bestselling authors from around the world converge for an energizing 2-day leadership conference sharing best practices and networking for growth. 

    6: Award-Winning Leadership + Culture Training: As a member of WorldBlu, you'll get full access to all of our award-winning training programs, including our Lead with Freedom™ leadership program for your team and our Grow with Freedom™ program for your culture's systems and processes. These aren't just courses—they're our proven programs for embedding democratic systems into your culture, turbocharging growth, retaining your best talent, and becoming an example for your community and our world. Additional fees apply.

    7. Top Entrepreneur Global Network: WorldBlu is the top membership in the world for entrepreneurs who believe in the power of leading with freedom over fear. It's why we've earned many leadership awards, including the Thinkers 50 Radar award, and had our founder recognized in Inc. Magazine as a “Top 50 Leadership Thinker,” received the Game Changer award for “Outstanding Results in Shaping the World,” named a “World-Changing Woman in Conscious Business” and been recognized as a Marshall Goldsmith “Top 100 Coach.”

 

What does it cost to become an Entrepreneur member of WorldBlu?

The Entrepreneur membership at WorldBlu is valued at $201,195/year.

However, you can become an entrepreneur member and get access to all of these benefits proven to accelerate the growth of your start-up for only $2,997/year (with a one-time $900 initiation fee). This fee is billed annually. 

That's just $250/month to transform the way you lead and grow based on not just generic business practices but a proven leadership strategy while also connecting you with an incredible global network of entrepreneurs who share your values. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so join WorldBlu today! 

What are the 5 Pillars of WorldBlu membership?

Membership in WorldBlu is for entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who believe in and are committed to what we call “The 5 Pillars of WorldBlu."

As members of WorldBlu, we believe:

1: Freedom-Centered Mindset
We believe a mindset centered on freedom rather than fear unlocks our unlimited potential and achieves transformational results.

2: Freedom-Centered Leadership
We believe a freedom-centered, democratic leadership style is the most effective and inspiring approach for successfully leading a team toward lasting success.

3. Freedom-Centered Design
We believe the 10 WorldBlu Principles of Organizational Democracy, designed into our systems and processes, maximize growth and resiliency and create a culture where everyone thrives.

4: Service to Others
We believe in joyously sharing knowledge, resources, and support with fellow WorldBlu members, uplifting each other toward shared success.

5: Freedom in The World
We believe in championing global freedom, democracy, and free enterprise by building organizations rooted in these universal principles.



Is WorldBlu political?

Not at all, WorldBlu is a non-partisan global membership and leadership training company focused on teaching CEOs and their teams how to lead with freedom over fear and how to transition their organizations from outdated hierarchical structures to more decentralized and collaborative structures using the 10 principles of organizational democracy. Founded in 1997, we have worked with leaders in over 100 countries worldwide.

Our name WorldBlu is not just catchy; it's symbolic. Blue universally symbolizes freedom, and that's what we're all about—envisioning a world where everyone lives, leads, and works in freedom, be it in living, leading, or working.

You can learn more about the history of WorldBlu and the Freedom at Work strategy on our inspiring website or in the visionary book, "Freedom at Work," by WorldBlu's founder and CEO, Traci Fenton.

How long is membership for?

WorldBlu entrepreneur membership is for one year and is renewed annually.

Do I have to take advantage of all the membership benefits?

You are welcome to access as many or as few of your membership benefits as you'd like at the time that works best for you. 

Once I become a member, how do I get started?

Once your membership application is accepted by WorldBlu, we'll send you a welcome letter with the steps on how to get started with us! We'll also reach out to you to set up a call or video meeting to get to know you better and help customize your membership experience. 

Within minutes get access our award-winning leadership courses, network, and tools to help your company scale and grow. 

I'd like to speak with someone about membership, how do I do that?

Great, we'd love to speak with you as well!

Please book a call here and one of our membership reps will connect with you. 

What's the ROI on Membership?

Independent research shows that entrepreneurs who use the Freedom at Work leadership style in their companies average 700% greater revenue growth over three years compared to S&P 500 companies.

Become a CEO member of WorldBlu today and become part of an extraordinary global network of top CEOs dedicated to accelerating the growth of their companies while igniting positive change worldwide by leading with freedom over fear.