If you’re looking to find your inner purpose and give your best to the world, your journey starts here.
We’re launching No Barriers Online, our first-ever online course available to the public!
We all crave purpose and meaning in life. It’s part of being human. Yet living a purpose-driven life is not easy. Even if you know where you want to go, barriers can get in the way of fulfilling your potential.
That’s why for more than 15 years, we’ve perfected the art of bringing transformative experiences to our participants. Experiences that help people harness adversity and navigate their way to a purpose-driven life.
Over 95% of No Barriers participants report the desire to grow as a person and reach for their potential after completing a program with us. And that desire does not stop at the individual level. More than 93% of participants also express that they want to make a positive impact on the world around them.
Just like our field programs, No Barriers Online takes participants through a journey that starts with a personal Vision, and leads to an action plan for how to Elevate others.
This course brings the No Barriers experience to you, wherever you are. You can now access the No Barriers Life curriculum through our online course, available on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
WHO TEACHES THE COURSE?
You’ll be taught by a team of incredible No Barriers Ambassadors from diverse backgrounds who have themselves overcome barriers to live purpose-driven lives and have a positive impact on the world. Here a just a few of our instructors…
- JR Martinez, Army veteran and Dancing with the Stars winner
- Erik Weihenmayer, first person who is blind to summit Mt. Everest and all the Seven Summits
- Mandy Harvey, America’s Got Talent finalist and world renowned jazz vocalist who is deaf
Additionally, your learning will be facilitated by experienced No Barriers staff who guide you through the content, moderate the course, and support your engagement.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
As a learner in this course, you will experience the 7 No Barriers Life elements and be equipped to use them in the future.
You will analyze the alignment between your values and your behaviors, while creating a Vision to live by. You will then define a Reach that takes you out of your comfort zone, and identify the first steps you need to take to get there. You will develop your own personal Pioneer approach to working through the challenges along the way, identifying creative strategies that work for you.
Because understanding and utilizing teams is essential for success, you will connect with your own personal Rope Team, gaining awareness of how you most effectively give and get support, and activating your team as you continue to work towards your Reach. The course then guides you to deepen your understanding of your mindset as you define the tools that are your own personal approach to Alchemy, and set your intention for how you will integrate the reflective process of Summits into your life. Finally, you will define how you can Elevate others and have a positive impact on the world around you.
Watch/Listen to an introduction to the No Barriers Life with No Barriers co-founder Erik Weihenmayer:
What does it mean to Pioneer a future we’ve not yet imagined?
Here’s a sample video from our No Barriers online course… meet No Barriers Ambassador Hugh Herr:
No Barriers Online takes five weeks and approximately 10-15 hours to complete. It is only accessible during scheduled course release dates. The first course will run from January 11 to February 15, 2019.
No Barriers has designed an online experience that is engaging, inspirational and transformative. Incorporating best practices for meaningful engagement and online course design, No Barriers Online meets the needs of modern learners.
For decades, online courses simply posted information online, without attempting to leverage what was known about how people learn best. As an experiential learning organization focused on getting people out into the field, we remained skeptical about the ability to engage our participants online. But then something happened. Online technologies advanced in ways that allow for more creative and engaging course design.
Much of what you’ll find online, however, still does not take advantage of those technologies in ways that support best practices for learning. Which is why when No Barriers decided to create an online experience, we were committed to putting you, the learner, at the center of our design.
The result is content that is substantive, varied, and unique, while also being organized with you in mind. You’ll move through the course in sequential modules, with each module building on the previous one. You’ll experience ease of access and navigation.
And you’ll want to keep going. You’ll be motivated to continue learning about the No Barriers Life, as you develop skills for breaking through barriers and unleashing your potential to live a purpose-driven life.
Here are just a few ways we’ve created a course that will keep you engaged and learning:
Experiences: Our activities and teachers support your interaction with the world around you, along with guiding meaningful reflection on your own experiences and intentions.
Authenticity: The content in this course matters, because it is deeply personal and relevant in today’s world. It is also unique and authentically No Barriers, creating a novel experience, unlike anything you’ve engaged in before.
Live Events: We host live events where you meet and interact with some of the Ambassadors and instructors who teach the course, giving you the opportunity to connect with the No Barriers community.
Ambassadors & Guide: Each course module is introduced by a No Barriers Ambassador whose authentic and inspirational story establishes the tone and meaning of the content. Your course guide then provides context for how to apply the content in your own life.
Gamification: The course includes leaderboards, point tracking and badge earning to encourage participants to complete the course and to enhance the fun factor.