Noma Academy: "How To Become A Digital Nomad"
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There’s only one way to create the life you love – you have to actually start. Are you intrigued by the digital nomad lifestyle or want to take the next step in your journey to becoming location independent and financially free? We’re experts in remote working, in building a life that gives you ultimate freedom, and now we’re offering a unique concept: Noma Academy is here to support your digital nomad transformation. We’ve curated 5 days of workshops, community and adventure on the coast of Belize, centered around helping you become the master of your own destiny. Each of these days is carefully curated as a unique step in your remote work journey, whether you’re just starting out, or looking to finesse your lifestyle with a second residence. It’s pretty obvious that you can’t learn to be a digital nomad from your living room, so we’ve invited along some of the most inspirational individuals leading the pack on remote working and, truly, 'having it all'. They’ll be hosting talks and workshops on the basics like, negotiating with your current employment to work remotely, right up to learning tangible passive income strategies to set you up for success. Not only will you be able to learn in the sessions, but as they’ll be living on-site, you’ll get the benefit of authentic one-on-one chats around the pool with the people that did it first. Did we also mention that you’ll be staying in a Caribbean paradise, enjoying local cultural immersions, waterfall hikes, catamaran trips and more in your down time? Kick start your life of freedom, experience, and connection with Noma Collective. Get a taste of how a digitally nomadic lifestyle can be. It starts now and it starts with you.
Your guest speakers are from all across the globe. They will be speaking both in person and virtually on a wide range of digital nomad topics.
Cinneah El-Amin is the founder of Flynanced, an online platform that teaches ambitious working women a.k.a. "9-5 hotties" how to earn more, build wealth, and claim the lifestyles they want right now without shame. Through her content, workshops, and coaching, Cinneah has helped hundreds of women learn strategies to grow their incomes, better manage their finances, affordably travel, and start building generational wealth. Her story has been featured on ABC's Good Morning America, CNBC, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Business Insider, Travel Noire, Black Enterprise, and others
Dean Kuchel is a 9 years digital nomad, who travelled to 100+ countries. He is an ambassador to the digital nomad lifestyle, a public speaker, founder of 42,000 members community Digital Nomads Israel and the new UN organization: United Nomads. Financially retired before 40, Dean dedicates his time to promote remote work as he believes it can create new opportunities, equality and life quality for more people than ever before. Through his talks and leadership he is changing the world one person / business / nation at a time.
Nikki Jurado is a book author, entrepreneur, currency trader, art collector, and long time digital nomad.
She is known online as NFG and has over 14 years of experience in trading the financial markets both as a retail and institutional trader and over 10 years in the sales and financial industry.
After serving foreign brokers as the head of the fundamental floor in Australia and Singapore, NFG shifted her focus to managing her portfolio of art and real estate investments, and running multiple businesses, all while traveling and exploring the world.
In 2020, she launched her book, “How to YOLO Wisely”. A year later, a 30-day course based on the book was released to the public
Chase Warrington is an American expat currently living in Europe with his wife and their dog (yes, Koda has a passport too!). He’s the Head of Remote at Doist, a leading remote-first company with teammates spread across 35+ countries, and has been named a LinkedIn Top Voice for Remote Work, a Global Top 50 Remote Enabler by Remote.com, and a top 10 digital nomad by Dominica. He is also a regular contributor to several of the world’s top remote-work outlets such as: Forbes, Remote-how, RePeople, BBC, Future of Work, AP, workforce, and Running Remote, amongst others. After calling many countries home, Chase is passionate about the future of work and its impact on global mobility, as well as making location independence the new standard and helping others build a life without borders.
Nienke Nina is living the digital nomad lifestyle for over 5 years. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and an expert in digital nomadism. She runs her own marketing agency and is is the host of the Digital Nomads Daily Podcast. This is a leading show for digital nomads covering real life stories and behind-the-scenes tips about traveling, online entrepreneurship and remote work. Nienke Nina is also the author of the book Digital Nomads With Confidence and is on a mission to normalize digital nomadism and empower people to desgin, build and live their freedom lifestyle.
She has lived in Mexico, Vietnam, Indonesia, Colombia, Thailand, and Peru in the last six years. Jazzie also provides location services to help others move abroad. As an actress and speaker, she brings her vibrant energy and diverse experiences to entertain and inspire audiences worldwide.
Mandy Fransz is the Co-creator and Chief Community Officer at Remote Workers Worldwide and a business consultant, LinkedIn trainer, and international keynote speaker on a mission to build the world's #1 remote work community with more than 90,000 members around the globe. She helps her clients to build an irresistible, online personal brand through her digital courses, consulting, and interactive workshops. In 2022, Mandy was named one out of 10 must-follow global thought leaders in US LinkedIn Top Voices: Remote Work and she has been featured in (inter)national media including Thrive Global, Remote Influencer Report & Total Croatia News.
Jordan Carroll, aka The Remote Job Coach, creates content, courses, and coaching programs to help high performers learn a process to land legitimate remote jobs and gain more freedom and flexibility in their lives. He's worked remotely since 2013 in different capacities: for a Fortune 50 company, multiple start-ups, and his own businesses. His unique experiences have enabled him to help thousands of remote job seekers with his methodologies to find success in their search. He's the author of the best selling book, Remote for Life, Founder of The Remote Job Club, and in-demand international keynote speaker. Jordan has lived and worked in 15+ countries on 5 continents and commits time and 10% of his company's profits to organizations helping refugees find remote work.
Camila Russo is the Founder of The Defiant, a media company focusing on decentralized finance, and the author of The Infinite Machine, the most read book on the history of Ethereum. Previously, she was a markets and crypto reporter at Bloomberg News based in New York, Madrid and Buenos Aires. She has an MSc in Journalism from Northwestern University and is originally from Santiago, Chile.
James has extensive experience and a fantastic holistic understanding of digital strategy and capital markets. From building strategy and executing digital marketing objectives for everything from individuals to large multi-national brands. James is KPI driven, with roots in performance marketing, and multiple exists. A passion for growth and the online world has lead him to constantly look for opportunities to help companies with their digital strategies. This has given him the opportunity to work on digital strategy for a myriad of SMB's as well as multi-national brands like Mckinsey & Company and Lionsgate.
Mitko Karshovski is a respected voice on digital nomadism and the future of work. He’s the host of That Remote Life, one of the most popular remote work podcasts in the world, and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Remote Insider, a daily newsletter for remote workers and digital nomads read by over 20,000 people. Mitko was born in Varna, Bulgaria but grew up in the United States and has been a full-time digital nomad, building businesses on the road, for over 7 years. He has deep inside information about the Remote Work Movement from implementation to the lifestyle that remote work unlocks.
Anna Maria Kochanska
Anna Maria is a Multilingual Public Speaker and Remote Work Consultant, digital Nomad since 2017 (45+ countries) and Digital Nomad Ambassador. She started working remotely long before it was cool and was the first person in her company back then to do that. Her background is in IT industry, where she worked with big pharma clients helping them with Digital Transformation. With a boom in remote work she founded The Remote Impact and helps brands and organizations with Digital Nomadism & Remote Workers strategy. Her goal is to promote the digital nomad lifestyle and show how remote work can have a positive impact on local communities and countries. She is passionate about connecting nomads with locals and creating win win synergies. She has been featured in multiple podcasts and various international media in Spain, Cape Verde, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Morning yoga - Start the week right
Guest Speaker Session: Jordan Carroll - How to get a remote work job
Lunch at the lagoon view event space
Guest Speaker Session: Mitko Karshovski - What is a digital nomad and understanding trends in the space
Pool time & happy hour with community and speakers
Dinner Buffet on the beach
Morning HIIT session on the beach
Guest Speaker Session: Chase Warrington - Remote teams, location independence and helping others build a life without borders.
Guest speaker session: Mandy Fransz - How to build a community and build an irresistible, online personal brand.
Lagoon side dinner buffet
Bonfire and drinks on the beach
Morning lagoon view yoga session
Guest Speaker Session: Rachel Money honey - How to achieve FI with real estate investing
Guest speaker session: James Camp - Buying And Operating Online Businesses
Beach side dinner buffet
Group game night on the beach
Morning group workout
Guest speaker session: Nikki Jurado - Stock trading and financial markets - How to Yolo wisely.
Guest speaker session: Camila Russo - Expert in crypto and running a startup media company
Guest speaker session: Jazzie - Black Digital nomad living bravely, boldly, fully and freely Abroad.
Beach side dinner buffet
Group game night on the beach
Morning lagoon view yoga session
Guest Speaker Session: Cinneah - Financially prepare you for the digital nomadic lifestyle and starting to invest for your future
Guest speaker session: Dean Kuchel - Financial freedom and Life lessons from 9 years digital nomading and 105 countries traveled
Sunset drinks at sunset floating bar in Placencia
Dinner in Placencia Village
Drinks and night out in town
Catamaran Cruise Day!
Enjoy Belize's beautiful coastline on board our Noma Academy catamaran. Island hop, snorkel with turtles, manatees and dolphins, jump off the bow and enjoy the weekend with your fellow digital nomads.
A day sailing around the Belizean islands
Unlimited drinks all day
Local Belizean grill on a stunning island
2-3 group learning sessions a day
Daily interaction and networking events with other Noma community members and guest speakers
Onsite event facilitator
Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
Onsite community manager
Full kitchen & living room in each apartment
Coliving with private room & ensuite
All inclusive catamaran and island hopping trip
Portable personal hotspot with loaded data sims
Curated events itinerary
Airport pickup and drop off
Idyllic beachfront location
Onsite bar & restaurant
Swim up pool bar
Access to bikes, kayaks and paddleboards
Access to private Slack channel with hundreds of worldwide Noma alumni
Not Included In The Price
A Day in the Life
Welcome to the Noma Collective OG
Umaya Resort - Placencia
Noma Collective are in partnership with Umaya Resort. The Resort consists of several 1,000 sqft two bedroom apartments and condos spread across 13 acres of land stretching from the sandy white beach to the Placencia lagoon.
Being surrounded by water on both sides and home to an Olympic-sized swimming pool, gives Umaya a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere; perfectly suited to the laid-back lifestyle of the Caribbean. Plus more water means more water sports and we offer kayaks, paddle boarding and boat trips.
The local area is teeming with stunning wildlife; see if you can spot gibnuts, coatimundis, manatees and even dolphins from your balcony!
Bring a go with the flow attitude
Belize has a wonderful island life mentality and a motto in much of the country is 'Go Slow'. Things might not always go to plan, but we can assure you, you will have more beautiful experiences by learning to let loose and enjoy it for what it is.
Have heavy bandwidth requirements? Bring an ethernet cable
With Placencia being on a peninsular, sometimes we experience power outages. Due to this, we always provide personal data hotspots to ensure you're covered in the case of dropouts. If you have heavy bandwith requirement and need a strong direct line from the modem to your laptop we recommend bringing an ethernet cable and adaptor for your laptop.
Bring business cards or connection cards to network with fellow nomads and speakers
Part of Noma Academy is NETWORKING. Bring business cards, personal QR codes or connection cards to give people your contact information, website, portfolio or resume with ease!
Who is Noma Academy for?
Noma Academy - Belize Edition is ideal for individuals who aspire to transition into a digital nomad lifestyle. Whether you're a freelancer, entrepreneur, or professional seeking more freedom and flexibility in your work, this program is tailored to equip you with the necessary tools, insights, and support to thrive as a digital nomad.
Can I participate in Noma Academy if I have no prior remote work experience?
Absolutely! Noma Academy - Belize Edition welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, including those with no prior remote work experience. The program is designed to cater to participants at different stages of their nomadic journey, providing valuable insights and guidance for beginners and seasoned digital nomads alike.
Can I work on my own projects whilst i'm there?
We have a healthy schedule of learning activities during the day, but there will also be down time in between if you need to complete some light work or take calls. No event is compulsory, so if you can't attend some sessions or evening events, you can skip them.
How fast is the Wifi?
We have 50-100mps up and down connection in the rooms and the shared working areas.
Do I need a remote job to come?
No! Noma Academy is for remote workers and aspiring remote workers alike. Whether you are a seasoned digital nomad looking to advance your remote career, or someone who WANTS to be a digital nomad but you don't know where to start, Noma Academy is for you.
How can I do my laundry?
We have a laundry service at the resort, where you can give a load of laundry to housekeeping and they will return it within 24 hours. This is a cost of 10USD added to your room bill.
Can I cook my own food?
All apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen.
What is a typical week at Noma Belize?
A typical week in Belize is a great mixture of productivity and focused work hours, wellness, skill sharing and letting loose on the weekends with fun nights out. We also get to explore the wonderful country on a variety of land & sea based excursions
Do we need to attend all events?
No! None of the events are compulsory. We include events that suit everyone and help to create bonds within the community. We suggest that everyone attends the family dinner as its a great way to meet the whole group and welcome any new arrivals, but you can opt out if you'd like.
What flights are needed to get there?
Once arriving into the country of Belize you will then have the option to catch a 3 hour shuttle by land or a 30min flight to our location in Placencia. If you choose to fly then you'll choose between Tropic Air or Maya Airline.
How will I get from the airport to the property?
Once landed in Placencia the resort van will be there waiting to pick you up and take you back to the resort.
How can I apply for Noma Academy?
Click on the book now button to reserve your spot!
What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancellation of reservations or portions of reservations MUST be received in writing.
● 45 days or more prior to arrival = 100% refund of deposit, less 20% cancellation fee (of total trip price) + US$100 processing fee.
● 0 - 45 days prior to arrival = No refund
● No show = No refund
● All shared accommodation is non transferable
Due to the above it is HIGHLY recommended that all clients purchase “trip cancellation insurance” in order to cover a possible cancellation of 45 days or less of your itinerary.