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The Elevation Collective™: Where visionary minds unite for a better world

During the pandemic, Chris was reflecting on how he could best contribute to a better world. With a network of incredible wise and heart centred connections from weekly interviews since 2011, he wondered what would happen if he created a special and very authentic community. The Elevation Collective™ was born and as the former International President of Starbucks Howard Behar, commented ‘The quality of people is astonishing’.

Image by artist Louis Parsons

What is The Elevation Collective™?

The Elevation Collective™ is more than just an international community. It is an expanding gathering of exceptionally talented, well-connected individuals who are wise and heart centred. Our Collectives are composed of positive, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking visionaries who are passionate about making a positive and lasting impact on the world. In today’s increasingly challenging and complex world having a place you can feel safe and re-energise is important when you are pushing boundaries. The Elevation Collective provides an inspiring oasis to gather, collaborate and build and maintain their energy for positive change.

1. Unparalleled Expertise

Our Collective members are leaders in their fields, with a wealth of knowledge, talent and experience across many different sectors and geographies. At last count our members have had over 60 books published between them including many best sellers. They include leading publishers and top agents, a world record holding athlete and conservationist, international charity founders, strategy and marketing thought leaders, a founder of a beauty products firm and Porsche racing team, energy and climate change thought leaders, the former three times mayor of Augusta Georgia with Hollywood movie credits to his name.

We have our own poet laureate with 5 poetry books published and fine artist who also happens to be a world leading brand and culture strategist. A former Vice President of the US’s top Nascar racing team. There is also a whole network of exceptional people surrounding the collective. To say momentum is building is an understatement.

2. Shared Vision

The heart of The Elevation Collective™ is a shared vision of elevating leadership for a better world. This goes way beyond consultancy and professional speaking; we’re change makers who believe in the power of innovation, collaboration, and positive transformation. Now better leadership is needed for a better world.

3. Supportive Community

As a member of The Elevation Collective™ you are part of a community built on support, encouragement, and shared learning. We lift each other up and build the energy and connections to make positive change. Each member has the ability to communicate at a very high level and equally important is to demonstrate the gift of deep listening to help others.

4. Pushing Boundaries

We’re not content with the status quo. Our forward-thinking approach drives us to constantly seek new solutions, challenge conventions, and push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Check out the videos below to find out what some of our members think.

Chris Cooper, Mansour Malik holding his book Rumi Power of Love and Hilary Wilson in hotel Foyer in Konya Turkey

Following our annual event in Windsor in September 2023, some of those members kindly shared their views. You will hear from:

Barnaby Wynter – marketing and brand creation expert, keynote speaker, Founder of The Brand Bucket Company, author, serial entrepreneur, and white ally Barnaby Wynter.

Hilary Wilson – international conference speaker, executive coach and author

Steven Morris – brand and culture building expert, advisorauthorspeaker and fine artist.

Wendy Keller – award-winning former journalist, literary agent, author of 31 books, speaker, acclaimed book marketing consultant, and branding expert.

Judy Piatkus – entrepreneur, founder of Piatkus Books and Conscious Cafe, coach, mentor, facilitator, and inspirational speaker.

John Jennings – engagement, leadership, and culture expert.

Libby Wagner – poet, author of 7 books, speaker, and business consultant.

Bryan Wright – strategy and legacy director and co-founder of Yellow Yo Yo.

Sue Richardson – expert business book publisher, speaker and founder of The Right Book Company.

Peter Kelly-Detwiler – energy and systemic climate change expert, strategic consultant, author, and industry storyteller.

The videos were kindly produced by Elisabet Vinberg-Hearn speaker, author, leadership strategist and executive coach. 

Image by artist Louis Parsons

As the The Elevation Collective™ is international, members meet monthly online during a facilitated 2 hour session with Chris Cooper, and then, on a quarterly basis, all Collectives meet online for a content-rich and thought-provoking event which includes expert guest speakers and breakout debates. All Collective members are invited to attend an optional face to face annual gathering. In April 2024 UK members are meeting in London for a UK event.
There is also much activity between Collective members including support with elevating their businesses and philanthropic endeavours and continuously flowing WhatsApp stream. We also have a seat of magnificence concept where we give individuals and their projects specific support over a focused month.

1. You will have been referred to Chris or been approached by Chris. The first requirement is to determine whether your experience is a fit to become an interview guest on the Business Elevation Show. This way you get to work with Chris without obligation and get to know each other.

2. Following the interview, you can explore with Chris whether The Elevation Collective™ will benefit you and the community.
Each member joining the collective is chosen with great care.

Usually members are known to Chris or referred in by other members. However, if you feel that the collective could be right for you then email us at and include your bio and relevant links to your work.

3. You will be invited to attend a collective event and/or attend a Quarterly online members event.

4. Providing we are all happy and in agreement with the terms of being a collective member you will be invited to join a collective.

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