What if we just helped each other?

What could we create together?

I wonder how we can impact the world when we collaborate and support each other…

The Collective is a monthly collaborative mastermind for women and non-binary entrepreneurs to support each other to grow their businesses. 

This is for you if you are an established business owner and love these four things:

  • Business Growth:
    We love soulful strategy and making money equitably and sustainably.

  • Social Impact:
    We are active in our goals and actions to create an anti-racist and inclusive world where everyone has access to resources to thrive.

  • Conscious Creation:
    We love things like personal development, spirituality, and using universal laws to create.

  • Giving Back:
    We help fund marginalized businesses through our annual grants and zero % loans. 

⁠⁠Our monthly virtual gatherings are where we give life to the projects that light us up and collaborate with other established business owners to grow our businesses.

This is where we bring our visions of what’s possible to be expanded, supported, sustained, and held. ⁠

We know there is room for all of us to take up space in the world. ⁠

This global community is where we love strategy as much as we love soul and we don’t participate in “business as usual.”⁠

Together, we:

– Grow our visions and profits.

– Use our businesses as vehicles to actively support causes that create non-oppressive systems and that create equity and justice. ⁠

– Contribute to our communities by funding marginalized businesses. ⁠

– Guide ourselves and each other to be greater receivers, collaborators, and contributors. ⁠

– Create more of what matters.

Welcome to the Collective for Creators.

You are invited to explore two options to get involved:

1. If you know you want to be a part of this community, apply to be a member by clicking the button below. Annual membership details are listed below on this page. 

2. If you are not sure about becoming a member yet, you can attend one mastermind at half-price ($50 or $40) to experience it first. Then after that you can decide to join as a member.

Time and Date Details to attend:
April 8: 12-1:30 pm Pacific / 3-4:30 pm Eastern / 8-9:30 pm London 7-8:30 am Sydney (next day)

May 13:  12-1:30 pm Pacific / 3-4:30 pm Eastern / 8-9:30 pm London / 5-6:30 am Sydney (next day)

*If you’re not sure about becoming a member yet and would like to experience one of our monthly masterminds, register to attend. You may attend one mastermind at half-price and then you can decide on becoming a member after that.

The Vision:

Why I created
The Collective for Creators:

Hi, I’m Angella Johnson, the founder, and in this audio I share my vision and invite you to co-create a global community that creates real change for our communities while we actively grow our soulful businesses.

I share how the pandemic helped me see that the people who can do something about how businesses are being impacted. 

I also reveal what I see the three main problems are for soulful entrepreneurs finding community.

If you prefer to read this instead, scroll to the bottom of this page to the “Meet the Founder” section.

 

If you’ve never loved the word “networking,” then you’re in the right place. 

This is a virtual gathering place (in-person will come later) for elevated conversations around our business and how to make an impact, and co-creating a collaboration-based ecosystem for women entrepreneurs. 

We meet once per month virtually and will be forming local chapters with quarterly in-person functions (when it’s safe to do so).

In our virtual gatherings, we meet in small mastermind cohorts so you can have focused attention on your unique business needs. 

You’ll also connect with members through our online forum and through private connection calls with people you want to get to know better.

See the membership details below.

*If you’re not sure about becoming a member yet and would like to experience one of our monthly masterminds, register to attend. You may attend one mastermind at half-price and then you can decide on becoming a member after that.

 

To create genuine relationships and sustainable support, and to ensure that we co-create a community of contribution, membership is 12 months. 

This provides the container to truly co-create and collaborate rather than “getting” something from each other.

Membership rates are based on where you live and what currency you accept in your business. 

For example, if you are based in Canada but you receive all of your payments in your business in the US dollar, you will pay the US price.

Member rates are as follows:

– US, Mexico, and Europe: $100 USD per month or $1,200 for the year

– Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries where the conversion rate to the USD is low: $80 USD per month or $960 for the year

Your membership includes:

  • Welcome gift
  • An online community forum that is not on Facebook
  • Member pricing for business services
  • Semi-annual gift in the mail because who doesn’t love to receive something fun and beautiful in the mail?!
  • Special member rates to our in-person functions: (when it’s safe to meet in-person)
    – Local chapter meetings
    – Annual 3-day conference, which is a pitch-free event that is dedicated to quality content and nourishing relationships. (Tentative location: Seattle, WA, USA in the fall of 2022.)
    – Annual retreat to a gorgeous location for masterminding, member-led workshops, pampering. (Tentative location for first retreat: Bali, Indonesia.)

Collaborative Community

We embrace abundance and know that there is plenty for everyone.

We celebrate and commit to creating an inclusive space that celebrates diversity.

Everyone has a unique voice, expertise, and experiences and together, we innovate the way we do business so we  create sustainable growth and and equitable business practices.

We genuinely care about each other’s success and how we impact each other, our communities, and causes we care about.

*Angella Johnson, the founder, is working with a DEI expert to create a truly inclusive and diverse space. This is ongoing work, which we are deeply committed to.

Conscious Creation

Our impact and what we are creating is just as important as how we are creating.

We lead with our intuition.
We love practical strategies and aligned action-taking. 

We practice ethical marketing and selling tactics.

We believe that personal development is just as important as growing our business skill sets.

We consciously create our lives and businesses so that we create equitable communities and systems that impact the world.

(This is where the soulful and “woo” you AND the business you get to play.)

Contribution

We are a give-back organization that supports women-owned business, with an emphasis on supporting BIPOC and LGBTQ+ businesses through our contribution fund.

A minimum of 25% of the member monthly dues go to our contribution fund, where every year, active members vote on the projects and businesses to support through scholarships and 0%-interest loans.

Within three years, our goal is to be contributing $20,000++ per month to this fund.

*The non-profit piece of this organization is expected to be complete by May 2021.

 

This is great for you if, you:

  • Have an established business and it’s at least three years old
  • Value reciprocity and generosity
  • Engage in collaboration vs competition and love to see people win
  • Believe there is ample space for everyone to be successful
  • Are here to co-create and contribute vs get something from people
  • Know that business is not just about strategy, but also energy and spiritual connection
  • Love to give back to causes you believe in
  • Are a stand for equity and social justice and support all people, including BIPOC and LGTBQ+ communities
  • Are excited to innovate the way we collectively do business
  • Have a connector attitude. You enjoy connecting people with others and resources that can support them. 
  • Are willing to set aside a minimum of two hours per month to attend our monthly call + to build relationships with other members through our online forum and through personal outreach.

Why I Created This and My Vision

Meet the Founder: Angella Johnson

Angella Johnson
Founder

Business owner since 2008.
Business strategist. Artist. Wordsmith.
Creator of Intuitive Marketing Matrix.
Community builder. Event host. Speaker.


Prefer to listen instead? 
Click play on the video below:

One of my superpowers is gathering amazing people and creating transformational spaces.

Since the first women’s conference I hosted in 2009, I know that when we empower women, we change our communities.

When we change our communities, we dismantle oppressive systems. It’s also how we create a future where equity, sustainability, full expression, joy, and abundance as the norm for everyone.

I had the vision for The Collective in 2019 after I did some deep soul searching about what I wanted to create in the world that supported women, created real change, and gave back to women entrepreneurs.

During the early stages of the pandemic this year, I saw government bail out corporations. I saw resources dwindle for art programs, after-school programs, schools, and artists. I saw domestic violence skyrocket. I saw really great businesses and people deeply affected, some of whom may never bounce back. We are seeing this continue.

The whole time I’ve been thinking, “We have the ability to help each other. We can do something about this. Who’s doing something about this?”

Turns out, that someone is me. And you. It’s us.

The final piece to The Collective that I was waiting for was the give-back element and that’s when the Contribution fund was born.

I know when committed women gather, we create change.

When we make great money doing work we love, we can make even bigger changes.

Lastly, for years, I’ve seen the gap for spiritual women who are also seasoned business owners committed to creating great money. Where do we fit in?

I saw three problems for Soulpreneurs to find community:

1. Traditional networking groups have no idea what to do with our soulful nature.

2. Spiritual groups often resist making really great money. 

3. In order to meet other entrepreneurs, we are often encouraged to join high-end masterminds, which are really just group coaching programs focused on making one person (the coach) money and there’s really not any masterminding. Once you stop paying for the high-end program, you’re cut off from the community

Additionally, in all of these communities, who is also including the important work of dismantling oppressive systems and committing to building anti-racist and inclusive businesses?

My curiosity was this:
How can we create amazing relationships with people around the world who value:

  • Business growth and making great money
  • Spirituality and using universal laws to manifest
  • Equity and social justice
  • Personal growth and a commitment to our inner work
  • Giving back and creating real change

I couldn’t find such a community. So I do what I do best, I create what doesn’t exist yet and invite people to co-create something incredible with me.

I look forward to meeting you and contributing to your vision. I look forward to creating with you.

In Grace and Gratitude,

 

Q & A

What if I'm not sure about joining for 12 months. That seems like a long time.

If you like the energy of what we’re creating here, I invite you to tune into how you want to build relationships with other entrepreneurs?

If you’re open to engaging with amazing people around the world, then apply and in your application, notate that you would like to book a 15-minute chat with me and we’ll make sure it’s a good fit.

You can also choose to attend one month and decide on your membership after you’ve had an experience of it.

 

What are the local chapter meetings?

As The Collective for Creators grows, the vision is to facilitate bi-annual local chapter meetings for in-person meetings. The two things that will make this happen is to grow membership to warrant the in-person gatherings and to make sure we can do so in a safe manner with Covid. 

It’s anticipated that in-person local chapter meetings will commence in 2022 after we get a good rhythm going and see organic growth within the organization.

This also means there are leadership opportunities for members to spearhead local chapters and since it’s not monthly meetings, it’s sustainable and you’ll have the chance to have your business highlighted. 

Tell me about this annual retreat!

As a member, you have the opportunity to attend our annual retreat where you will learn from experts, be highlighted as an expert, build relationships, enjoy delish food, and receive some pampering. 

The first retreat is tentative to be held in Bali, Indonesia. More details will be announced as we are able to travel safely. 

Is this only for women?

Yes, this is for women only. This includes self-identified and  transgender women and non-binary people. 

Can I provide services to members of The Collective?

No one likes to be spammed or aggressively persued to buy services. 

As you build relationships with members of The Collective, people will naturally reach out to you to hire directly and for referrals. 

Members can also submit their services to be included in the member benefits, which provides members with special member-pricing. Once you are a member, you can inquire about getting your services listed on the member benefits. 

I love this but I'm new to business, can I still join?

I’m so happy that you love this. This is for established entrepreneurs because we want to have conversations beyond the basics of getting started in business. 

If you are looking for a similar community, but to assist with more foundational principles of building your business, the Soul Business Lab program may be a better fit for you. 

If you are a newer business, but you have a good foundation and a naturally connector and collaborator, but you haven’t quite reached that 3-year mark, apply to be a member and we’ll have a conversation to make sure this is a good fit. 

How do I connect with people outside of the monthly gatherings?

There is an online forum, which has a member directory. this is where you can ask questions, ask for and give support, as well as connect with other members.

This is not a Facebook group but a private online forum. 

How many members are there? Will I get lost in a big group?

This is a brand new community and as we get started, we’ll see growth from various areas in the world. 

Even as the group grows, there are plans to hire additional team as needed as well as meeting in small intimate cohorts within the organization. 

 

What are the monthly meetings like?

The monthly meeting is 90 minutes and it’s virtual through Zoom.

After a brief welcome and check-in with the community, we’ll then move into small groups:

The first part of the call with your small group is to speak your intentions into a safe space. You will receive facilitation for this portion to ensure a safe space where you can share the work that really lights you up. This is a powerful practice and when done in community, it has a way of speeding up our manifestations.

The second part of the call is a mastermind where each person will have an allotted time to receive feedback from the group about the topic they bring to the group.

After we meet in small groups, we’ll all come back to the main group for celebrations and any announcements.

Tell me more about the Contribution Fund. Where does this money go?

Every year, there will be an application process for businesses to apply to receive funds from our Contribution Fund. We reach out to marginalized communities to make sure that we are creating equitable give-back. There are two ways for companies to receive funds: Our 0% loans that will be paid back over five years, which will regenerate our Contribution fun, and through scholarships/grants. 

The founder, Angella Johnson, is working closely with her accountant and attorney to ensure these accounts are set up properly and for maximum benefit and to provide total transparency with the fund amounts. A separate bank account has already been set up and to start with, 25% of the member dues will be put into that account. 

Once a year, active members will vote on the projects that get funded. This first voting round is scheduled for spring of 2021.

What about the annual conference?

While virtual gatherings are great, there is nothing like being in the room with other mission-driven entrepreneurs who are creating big things in their businesses and in the world.

Every year (when it’s safe to meet in person), we will gather together for three days for training, masterminding, collaborations, and FUN!

This is a pitch-free event and speakers are curated from the attendees. In other words, speakers who aren’t a part of our community will not be speaking, other than perhaps 1-2 keynote speakers. This means that YOU can be speaking.

The reason why the event is set up this way is this:
We feature the people who are already invested in creating this community with us.

And frankly, aren’t we tired of “conferences” that are simply sales pitch after sales pitch?

There is another way to create incredible live events and this format is an exceptional way to do that.

Is there an income requirement to join?

No, there is not. Rather, this is for established business owners who have been in business for a minimum of three years. 

Having an income requirement creates a hierarchy and eliminates valid life and business experience from being shared in the collective. 

What does my membership include?

Membership includes access to all virtual meetings along with member pricing for local in-person chapter meetings, the annual conference, and the annual retreat, which are anticipated to be in 2021.

Your membership includes:

  • Welcome gift
  • An online community forum that is not on Facebook
  • Member pricing for business services 
  • Semi-annual gift in the mail because who doesn’t love to receive something fun and beautiful in the mail?!
  • Special member rates to our in-person functions: (when it’s safe to meet in-person)
    – Local chapter meetings
    – Annual 3-day conference, which is a pitch-free event that is dedicated to quality content and nourishing relationships. (Tentative location: Seattle, WA, USA)
    – Annual retreat to a gorgeous location for masterminding, member-led workshops, pampering. (Tentative location for first retreat: Bali, Indonesia.)
What are the monthly costs? Can I pay annually?

Membership rates are based on where you live and what currency you accept in your business. 

For example, if you are based in Canada but you receive all of your payments in your business in the US dollar, you pay the US price.

Member rates are as follows:

US, Mexico and Europe: $100 USD per month or $1,200 for the year

Canada, Australia and New Zealand: $80 USD per month or $960 for the year

Membership is for 12 months.

12 months feels so long with all of the uncertainties in the world. I'm not sure I want to commit that long.

I totally hear you. So much as changed in a short period of time. 

Part of the reason why this is a 12-month membership is to create a space for you to be human in all of these changes and be supported by a community that gets it. 

Consciously creating growth in our businesses and to make a lasting change, takes time. And The Collective for Creators is a place to create sustainable change. 

I encourage you to lean in for deeper support and utilize this time to connect with people around the world. 

When are the monthly meetings?

The meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of the month from 12-1:30 pm Pacific / 3-4:30 pm Eastern / 8-9:30pm London / 7-8:30 am Sydney (next day). 

As the group grows and we have people joining in Australasia and Europe, we’ll expand to additional meetings in different time zones. 

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