Turn Your Expertise into Impact

Discover the Path to Online Course Success

Whether you’re a Starter, Savvy, or Seasoned creator, we’ve got the roadmap to guide you to the top. From launching your first course to skyrocketing your sales, you’re in the right place.

The OCCA is currently closed to new members.

You’re no further ahead than you were 6 months ago.

Enough frustration.

Enough spinning your wheels.

Enough spending money on “coaches” and “experts” who aren’t really.

Finally get your course online and into the hands of your buyers with the guidance and support of a 20+ year veteran in the marketing & tech industry. 


The Online Course Creator Academy

Kim, joining the Online Course Creator Academy has changed my life. I was hesitant to take the plunge, but now I feel like I am equipped to finally finish this damn course which I have been working on for years.

All the questions I have had are finally available and the tools and resources are invaluable. I kept feeling as though I would have to hire someone to do so many tasks that I am now doing on my own.

Lani Pelino

Online Course Creator Academy Member

Tailored Guidance

Say goodbye to tech headaches! Our expert, Kim Garnett (aka Brainy Girl), specializes in simplifying the complex, ensuring you’ll thrive regardless of your tech know-how.

Live Support

Need a helping hand? Join our weekly live Q&A sessions and get real-time answers to your burning questions.
This was a lifesaver and saved me SOOOO much time and frustration! I don’t know how anyone could do a course launch without this resource!!!

I have found your program EXTREMELY helpful. So far I am unimpressed by what I have seen available elsewhere and nothing that compared your courses. I have my course, I know my niche, I have 6 more planned!

Heather Herman

Online Course Creator Academy Member


Get real-time feedback, social proof, and confidence by developing and delivering a pilot program – before you launch your course.

Step by step tutorials guiding you through the decisions you’ll need to make, creating your minimum viable product, how to get your students to co-create your course with you, how all the technology works together, writing the copy for the sales page, how to build anticipation, collecting payment for the program AND delivering your pilot program.


I have managed to do 150% of my course launch goal with just 3 emails and I just know it was because I wrote those emails so much better after revisiting my client persona. So excited for tomorrow—and the paycheck that comes after.

I can’t wait to see the results once I have completed this program!

Kathleen Kelsey

Online Course Creator Academy Member


Access the most comprehensive set up guide for setting up your Thinkific site properly including all backend settings, course curriculum, landing pages, certificates, emails – the whole shebang!

Give your students the best experience possible. Get your Thinkific site set up the right way – from the start, so you can avoid troubleshooting down the road and focus on creating and serving your students.

I’ve been on Thinkific for two years, but I knew that I had barely scratched the surface on using the many features to build and sell my online courses. So, I dove into Kim’s Thinkific Bootcamp course wanting to review the basics and then advance my knowledge and skills.

I was particularly excited to learn more about preparing and designing my home page, sales pages, purchase pages, and thank you pages. I am a mile beyond where I was a week ago. Thanks, Kim!

Harry Hall, PMP, PMI-RMP

Online Course Creator Academy Member


In the ‘Sell More Courses Using Affiliates’ course you’ll how to have a team of affiliates promoting your courses for you. In this course we cover everything from how much to pay your affiliates and how to set up your own affiliate program (with swipe files!) to how to manage your affiliates in Thinkific.

There is also a course in the academy on how YOU can become an affiliate and make an additional $1000 – $10,000 per month recommending the tools, books, courses and products you already use to your students.

Very well presented – great information, templates, etc. I now have a better understanding of affiliate programs, why it make sense for us, and why we need to do it as we launch!
Jamie Pitblado

Online Course Creator Academy Member


In this robust course you’ll:

  • Become familiar with ‘tech terms’
  • Get clear on your Buyer Persona in order to nail your messaging
  • Craft your Unique Value Proposition
  • Plan, or revise, your lead magnet and get your lead generation or tripwire funnel up and running
  • Get tons of traffic-driving strategies to drive potential customers to your offerings
  • Learn who and what your website is for, and how to optimize it for search and conversions
  • Install a cookie consent bar
  • Understand the flow of a high-converting sales page, and the formula for writing high-converting copy for your sales page(s)
  • Script your own Video Sales Letter using our template, and create a VSL or promo video for your sales page
  • Design a post-enrollment Thank You page
  • Build your value ladder so you can lead customers to enrolling in your course or membership
  • Learn about, and implement, marketing automation including options for upselling/downselling customers and nurturing your audience/subscriber
  • Learn and implement SEO (search engine optimization) strategies
  • Start blogging for your business (and how to convert blog traffic into leads)
  • Implement powerful strategies for promoting your blog posts
  • Audit your social media presence
  • Optimize all of your social media channels and understand how to use each for business
  • Start batching and scheduling your social media
  • Get 4 x exclusive strategies for faster growth
  • Get Kim’s launch map (including templates) for: Video Series Launch, Webinar Launch, 5-Day Free Challenge Launch
I am doing your Digital Mastery course and wow. This is gold.

There is so much here and so much more depth than I have ever had in all the books and resources I have read, and I have read and done exercises from a lot of people.

It feels so good to finally have some help from a person with so much knowledge, experience and attention to detail. Your instructions are so clear and concise. I appreciate you.

Heidi Blackie MOT/L, CHT, CSCS

Online Course Creator Academy Member

24/7 Access To Online Training

Login to the online platform 24/7 from any device to access all of the programs, courses and on-demand training.

Exclusive Access To The Expert

Unlike many other programs, OCCA members get weekly access to Kim through the live Office Hours and monthly live training.

Hand Holding

Step by step guidance to implement what you’re learning and the personal support you need to gain marketing confidence.

Academy Members Are Gushing!

Being a part of Kim’s program has been the single factor that has helped me advance my online course and grow my business. I love working from home and working solo, but there’s no one to hold me accountable and push me to go farther. Until, that is, I started participating in the group virtual meetings.

I love hearing about how other course creators are working their business, I know I can get my questions answered about things I’m working on and best of all, Kim holds me accountable. There have been several times when I’ve joined the group with that “I don’t feel like working today” mentality, and Kim has prodded me to accomplish specific tasks….saving me from an unproductive day.

My business feels more legit, I am motivated to expand my offerings and now I know where to go to get help when I need it.

Motivation + Support = Success!

Julie Eickhoff

Online Course Creator Academy Member

I look back at how much I have achieved with my course creation and I’m in awe.

I highly recommend Kim. Her programs are well thought out and brilliantly crafted to meet the needs of a creator no matter your level. I have no regrets!

Inonge Lifanu

Online Course Creator Academy Member

Kim Garnett’s knowledge and expertise was instrumental in the creation and launch of my online programs on Thinkific.

I was brand new to the platform and to creating online courses and after working through Kim’s Course, I am more confident, clear and prepared.

Kim is an excellent teacher with her ability to take complicated processes and break them down into small, clear cut steps.

I highly recommend Kim as a teacher, mentor, and coach for anyone seeking support for online course creation.

Rev. Lisa Windsor

Online Course Creator Academy Member

This course was a real life saver! It cleared up so much in my mind I was able to finish and set up everything in 3 days basically! I strongly recommend this course if you are planning to implement an affiliate program and feel lost!
Giovanna Barino

BrainyGirlU Student

I am SO IN LOVE with the Digital Mastery Course, I have been RAVING about it to all my creator peeps!
Mariette Martinez

Online Course Creator Academy Member

It’s hard to exaggerate the quality and impact of Kim’s programs. Although I had some experience with Thinkific I learned so so much. Kim’s knowledge and experience were displayed every…single…day.

I feel much more confident in launching my Thinkific academy. If you’re thinking of creating an online school without doing Kim’s programs – please think again.

Mike Fitzgerald

BrainyGirlU Student

This was an excellent learning experience and well worth the investment and time.

I think the best part is that Kim is “real” and not just hype trying to get us to make the next purchase.

Best course I have taken!

Brad Oneil

BrainyGirlU Student

The Bootcamp course is absolutely excellent! It led me through the process of setting up my first course and website on Thinkific every step of the way with such detail. I could not have done it on my own. So appreciative of this offering!
Stephanie Lewis

Online Course Creator Academy Member

Kim’s group is saving my sanity and I feel like I’m finally moving forward!

The live Q&As are great! So helpful in getting my questions answered and other people ask questions I hadn’t even thought of.

Joyce C.

Online Course Creator Academy Member

I just wanted to let you know that I gave my first virtual live training today! I simply followed your instructions in your amazing training and voila! I’m so excited about the people that attended my training, the valuable lessons I’ve learned today and of course the prospect of immediate and evergreen sales.

After watching other content creators and attending their trainings and then comparing them to how you train, I realized there is a night and day difference.  They give empty training designed to make you thirstier, it’s like drinking seawater.  You actually give real and practical training that works and has substance.  Thank you for that.

Michael M. Dillard

Online Course Creator Academy Member

I am not the most computer savvy person and when it came to setting up my courses online I thought it was going to be a whole lot easier than it was. With the help (and patience) of Kim at Brainy Girl I managed to get my course content online and selling fast!! I highly recommend this course and the services Kim at Brainy Girl has to offer. Thanks Kim!
Cori Coutts

BrainyGirlU Student

If we haven’t met yet, I’m Kim.

I’ve been helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get, and grow, their businesses online for more than 20 years.

I jumped on the online course bandwagon very early,  and I’ve been helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses by doing the same ever since.

I know the challenges you face with finding the information you need, figuring out how to implement it in your own business, feeling overwhelmed by technology, and not wanting to be a sleezy salesperson. I get it!

That’s exactly why I created the Online Course Creator Academy.

I’ve launched 40 courses and 3 membership sites of my own, and having an online education business has allowed me flexibility, additional revenue, and the ability to touch lives worldwide BUT it didn’t happen overnight.

I want to help you through the building of a successful online education business, so that you don’t wind up in tears and give up… leaving your dreams behind.

My average client has spent 3 years and $15,000 trying to do this on their own. Once they get the right guidance and support, they’re off to the races!

I’m not going to tell you it’s easy. You have to be willing to put in the work. I will tell you, though, that it’s worth it!

I can’t wait to see you inside,

Just $27 for the first month, then $47 per month after that for as long as your a member. Cancel anytime.

You have questions. We have answers.


What if the learning is too advanced for me? I’m not tech-savvy.

Not being tech-savvy is a prerequisite of becoming a member! 😉 Not really, but Kim specializes in working with those who say, “I can’t do technology” – and she’s exceptionally good at providing detailed, easy to follow guidance to get you from A to Z. We also encourage you to join in on the weekly live Office Hours sessions on Thursday mornings – live support to get your questions answered. There’s lots of support available! As long as you’re willing to move beyond “I’m not tech-savvy” you’ll do great.


How much time will this take?

You want to keep the momentum going, and we suggest committing to 2 hours per week however this will depend on your schedule and how fast you want to grow. Understanding and implementing the principles, and completing the activities, will set you up for success and means you’ll see real results.


Is the OCCA only for those selling B2C courses?

Absolutely not! The principles you’ll learn in the programs and on-demand training are the same for B2B and B2C.


Can I have my virtual assistant, assistant or team member join the OCCA with me?

Yes! In fact it would be a great idea. You can have one additional team member join for 25% off when you become a member yourself. Just reply to the first email you get, after you join, with the name of your team member and we’ll send you a discount code that they can use to enroll for 25% off the membership.


Can I start anytime?

Yes! In fact, the sooner you start the sooner you’ll start making headway.


When are the live Office Hour sessions?

Alternating Thursdays: one week 8am-9am PST/PDT and the next week 3pm-4pm PST/PDT.

Join anytime in that hour to get your questions answered!


What if I already have an online course?

There’s something for all stages in the OCCA – whether you’re just starting out, are somewhat tech-savvy or have multiple published courses.


What is the cost? Can I get a refund if it’s not for me?

The monthly membership fee is $47 USD but you can get instant access for only $27 for your first month!
This is a recurring charge until you cancel, and you can cancel anytime. Once you join you’ll get access to everything AND be invited to join the weekly live Office Hours each Thursday morning to get the support you need.
If you’d like a little sneak peek, have a look at the On-Demand Resource Center with just a few of the resources you’ll find in the OCCA.

Build a successful online education business.