The old way of thinking isn’t going to solve our problems or dramatically improve living conditions for all creatures (two- and four-leggeds) on Earth.
Entrepreneurs hold the power to create a new type of economy and ditch “business as usual.”
Uniting around our shared pains and passions not only fuels movements, but also creates more meaningful businesses, nonprofits, and marketing.
People of all sizes, colors, backgrounds, financial statuses and Enneagram types are stunningly beautiful for showing up as their authentic selves.
Amanda’s founded multiple businesses in finance, media, and politics. In 1999, she launched her first digital agency serving progressive non-profits and mission-based businesses. In 2009, she founded DailyWorth, a startup focused on women’s financial prosperity. As CEO of DailyWorth, she raised $9M in venture capital and grew its audience and email list to 1.2M email subscribers. DailyWorth was acquired by HerMoney Media in 2017
Amanda then joined Revolution Messaging as CFO/CRO through its sale to Upland Software. Most recently, Steinberg led digital fundraising for Marianne Williamson for President. She’s a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Urban Studies. Based in Philadelphia, she’s raising two teenage children while caring for two large, orange Maine Coon cats. Amanda’s expertise growing social movements is now HigherU’s.
Following a decade running marketing for NYC Internet startups, Boulden received a “green MBA” on full scholarship from George Washington University. Upon graduating with honors, she co-founded IdealBite in 2005, a daily email dedicated to “light-green living.” The digital media venture grew rapidly by leveraging private equity capital, good business & branding sense, email list building techniques and a deep passion for building a movement. Within 3 years, Ideal Bite was acquired by The Walt Disney Company for $20M.
After serving as a Vice President at Disney for several years, Boulden shifted gears to have babies on her farm. She believes her greatest contribution is to work with promising leaders who can be a counterforce to our outmoded capitalistic structure via ‘conscious capitalism.’ Her commitment to business coaching and email marketing is now at the cornerstone of HigherU
Digital Marketing Specialist
A recent college graduate from California State University, Fullerton, Michael studied business with a concentration in Marketing. Since graduating, he’s been working his purple pants off from helping HigherU (um, have you seen the animated alpaca giphy?!) to working with some of the world’s expert digital marketers. When he is not helping business owners reach their ideal customers via content management and savvy email automations, Michael plays guitar and sings background vocals in an acoustic duo around Southern California.
Member Services Director
Upon graduating from Cal Poly SLO, Alicia studied experimental psycholinguistics at UC Santa Cruz, earning her M.S. in Psychology. Soon after, she was teaching Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, and Research Methods as the youngest faculty member at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Alicia leverages her academic experience to help refine the Market Your Movement curriculum and support the members of HigherU. In her free time, Alicia can be found making jewelry, dancing salsa, and obsessing over her cat.
IIn 2009, Jen Boulden sold her company IdealBite to Disney just as Amanda Steinberg was launching DailyWorth, a digital media platform that followed a similar business model. Amanda cold-called Jen to ask her to be her mentor and give her a blueprint for similar success. Despite Jen’s best attempts at ignoring Amanda, soon enough Jen became Amanda’s business coach and equity-holding advisor.
Jen and Amanda now share 20-years experience building businesses, digital platforms, email lists, and progressive movements that have touched millions. Jen’s mastery in branding, marketing and PR combined with Amanda’s financial and tech-savvy make them a passionate powerhouse when it comes to email and digital marketing – when they’re not arguing about the right way to “frame a problem.”
Jen enjoys making fun of Amanda’s horrible design choices. Amanda retaliates by burying Jen in technical and financial details. Together, Jen and Amanda run HigherU, an online learning & development company that offers advanced business training and email marketing strategies for social movement builders.