a collaborative learning community
to grow your soul work
with other kindred spirits
blazing the trail of true abundance.
An online space where you learn the best alternative business approaches to earn a living with soulfulness.
A place where the people you meet are led by their heart in what they do, and are dedicated to creating a better world.
A place where you can grow in a safe environment and make deep connections that lead to true abundance.
TAO is a place for the "nontrepreneurs" of our world, the ones who don’t fit into mainstream business teachings, to grow their true livelihood in community with kindred spirits.
We offer an oasis of peace and sanity in the business/marketing world, apart from the inflated promises that are often given on the internet, predatory attitudes in marketing, and competitive high-stress practices of many business trainings.
What's Different About TAO?
Our mission at TAO is to foster genuine connections and co-creative solutions for creating business in a holistic, sustainable way that elevates our soul's work. Here’s where we differ from other business resources and communities:
TAO is NOT a typical business training program with lectures, presentations or webinars. We offer min-teachings based on the TAO petals in a dynamic mastermind/Q&A format, allowing members to share their expertise and contribute to solutions for other members.
TAO is NOT centred around the expertise of only one or a few teachers. We offer an opportunity every week to come together with a particular focus and develop creative solutions for each others’ businesses. We also invite guest experts to share their specialty knowledge for the benefit of our members.
Our teachings revolve around true abundance
Do you feel out of place in conventional business training?
We don’t stand for the "6- or 7-figure dream." We believe that money is only one indicator of success, and no more important than your health, or the health of the planet, and certainly less important than the health of your soul. In TAO, you’ll be given revolutionary and effective teachings that you can adopt to create a sustainable thriving livelihood.
We make business simple and enjoyable
Do you get confused and overwhelmed by the many tasks, technologies, and systems you have to grapple with, and the many strategies that marketers try to sell you?
We offer simple, affordable, and effective business solutions, with a particular emphasis on applying the growth principles of nature to business. For example, we teach a revolutionary approach to planning your business based on the cycles of nature, that suggests what aspects of your business to focus on, at different times of the year and throughout the lifecycle of your business.
We respond to your needs
Do you want to have your say in how your business community operates, including what you learn and when?
You set your own goal or project to work on in each four-month period, and your requests determine what topics the faculty will teach. We also have a regular 'Tribal Council' where all members are encouraged to have input into the community's 'rules of engagement' and other functions.
We believe “more” is not always better
Do you thrive on the intimacy of small groups?
We don’t want to lose you in a sea of members, which is why you'll become part of a 'pod' of about 4-6 members. This way, you actually get to know a few members well, while still having access to the wider community of members. Being part of a pod allows you to form co-working groups, masterminds with accountability, exchanges and potential collaborative projects with members you know and trust. Pods will switch every four months, to keep the energy circulating throughout the community.
We’re a well-resourced team of mentors
Do you find yourself needing more expertise than one coach can provide?
We are a group of collaborators who each have professionally developed curricula for authentic business growth. As a TAO member, access to two mentors and four guest experts each semester, each with their own specialties and resources. We invite guest experts to join our monthly calls to answer your questions live.
We actively support member connections
Are you tired of having to “go it alone” in your business as a “solopreneur”? Have you ever been part of a community and still felt alone?
We believe that human life and business thrive when we do it together with others. We know that a community thrives on members getting to know each other and their work, so we actively facilitate this in two ways: (1) a TAO professional directory of all members, and (2) small pods of 4-6 members for co-working, masterminding, accountability and exchanges (all optional activities to be determined by each pod). We are an application-only community, in order to keep the intimacy and value of the connections you make.
We offer live coaching at a fraction of the usual cost
Are you unable to continue paying high coaching rates, but know you still need help?
We offer weekly group mastermind calls in which you can get your questions answered by the coaches as well as fellow members. The faculty also offers some special coaching opportunities exclusive for TAO members. We’ve chosen a monthly subscription payment that is affordable, and we intend to keep it that way to remain accessible to new and established businesses alike. You can stay in TAO as long as it has been useful to you and you are not tied to any long-term contract beyond a 4-month commitment.
Learn true abundance skills in a supportive environment
Through our flexible, needs-based curriculum, you'll learn how to grow your soul work using the teachings of true abundance. We regularly request feedback from you on what you want to learn, to ensure our teachings remain responsive to your actual needs. We cover key expertise required to operate and grow a holistic, soulful business.
TAO membership includes:
The investment for TAO membership is US$100 per month. We request each member to make a minimum 4-month commitment to keep a stable membership for each intake group. However, you will not be tied to any long-term contracts and are free cancel your subscription at any time.
A rising tide lifts all boats
We believe it's important to know that the members of this community share the same values in business, that they are your kindred spirits.
We also endeavour to create diversity within the TAO membership, spanning across industries and professions. The true abundance values we share are what bind us.
This is not a community where members are competing for the limelight or to get ahead of the pack; because we know that cooperation is a key part of our individual success.
We maintain an application process, to ensure that each member truly belongs in TAO.
How To Join TAO
The doors to TAO open three times per year: May, September and January.
Enrolments are open now for the new term starting 1st September 2017. You are welcome to apply to become a TAO member here.
For more information, have a read of our FAQ page, and sign up to our mailing list at the top right of this page.