the cole collective

A community of supportive business owners, meeting weekly to learn and grow together, guided by mastermind coach Mike Cole

Would you like a friendly, relaxed space to talk things through?

In the Cole Collective we meet up (live on zoom) to:

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have real conversations with people who understand

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learn from each other’s experiences

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support each other through the challenges that business inevitably throws up

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celebrate our triumphs (big and small) – sharing the good stuff with people who really know what it means for us

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keep evolving our businesses to work better for us

All led by experienced mastermind coach, Mike Cole

Gus Bhandal testimonial: I love being in the Cole Collective! I joined because it’s full of like-minded, big-hearted people. </p>
<p>The group is led by Mike & Liz who are wonderful people; and their level headed, calming nature emanates throughout the group to provide the perfect environment for all of us to think, learn, and grow together.<br />

What we are

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A real community – who value getting to know each other and offering support, as well as getting help ourselves.

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Genuinely interested in hearing about each other’s challenges and triumphs, and willing to offer any ideas that we may have.

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A positive place to be – focused on making progress and evolving our businesses to better suit us.

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There for you when you need us.

What we aren’t

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A networking group / a place to pitch

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Somewhere to come and be told what to do. We believe that everyone is unique, and so is their business. We offer each other the wisdom of our experience, but it’s up to you what you do with that.

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Somewhere to come for a whinge. We support each other to move forwards and take action.

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A traditional ‘guest expert once a month, post on Facebook for support’ kind of a group. We value turning up and getting to know each other.

investment: £24/month

(priced so that you can turn up to sessions when it suits you, and not feel guilty about the ones you can’t make, or you don’t fancy attending)

No commitment – just pay monthly to remain in the Collective

What do members of the Cole Collective say?

Image of comment from Richard Berks on LinkedIn: I've been a member of Cole Collective for a while, and it's a wonderful community to be a part of. If you're a freelancer looking to build a business YOUR way, guided by some expert coaching and accountability from Mike and Liz, all while hanging out with some lovely knowledgeable people (and me🤷‍♂️), then I'd highly HIGHLY recommend you come and try it out.
An image of a LinkedIn post from Rachel Extance saying "The Cole Collective has rapidly become  great way to start my week"
Testimonial from Danielle Hone: I find the Cole Collective invaluable and it's so great to be able to have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback in each weekly session. The other members are very supportive too and I've made some wonderful connections. It's really a no-brainer to join.
Snippet of a LinkedIn post from Kristina Proffitt: "And also, are you part of the Cole Collective yet? Because it's awesome."
Image of a LinkedIn comment by Anna Theron: "What a lovely video todemonstrate this, Mike Cole - ACC CA . I love our space to reflect, share and bounce things off one another in the Cole Colective. I can recommend this to anyone wanting to move forward in your business."
Image of LinkedIn comment from Lenka Koppova: I love being part of the Collective. Definitely one of the best decisions I made this year
Mike Cole sitting on a chair looking into the camera

Hi, I’m Mike…

We all have different strengths, and mine is that I’m great at helping people to see and explore opportunities to evolve their unique work lives.

Together, in the Cole Collective, we encourage each other to make consistent, sustainable progress towards our own ideal businesses. There are no pre-conceived ideas about what you ‘should’ do or ‘six-figure models’ to shoehorn your business into.

I bring my coaching skills to help create a calm, supportive space so that we can learn from each other, and then make the right decisions for ourselves.

I’m an ICF-accredited coach, which means I’ve had a lot of training and experience at helping people explore their unique situation, gain new insight and take positive action. You can read more about me here.

What happens inside the Collective?

  • We meet each Monday morning (10.30-11.30), live on Zoom.
  • Each session has a different focus, but always includes time to discuss our businesses. Sometimes this is as one group, and other times we split into groups of 2 or 3.
  • What happens in the main room of the learning sessions is recorded, so that you can catch up on the weeks that you can’t make it.
  • You’re welcome to come to whichever sessions work for you. Some people find the monthly planning call worth the £24 alone, others avoid it like the plague. It’s totally up to you.

The sessions we run include:

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Group coaching – Mike brings a coaching model along to help us dig into an aspect of our business

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Hive mind – a chance to mastermind with fellow Collective members

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Bite-sized learning – we spend 10mins learning from someone, then discuss how we can apply that learning to our businesses

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Monthly planning call – making sure we keep an eye on the big picture 

Facebook Group (optional)

We have a lively Facebook group that provides additional support outside of the weekly calls. We share what we’re working on for the week on a Monday, and look at how well it went on a Friday. We also celebrate our wins, and share interesting ideas, events etc that we’ve come across. But if Facebook isn’t your thing, that’s not a problem.

FAQs

What if I can’t make one of the sessions?

Firstly, we encourage you to only come to the sessions that are useful to you. So don’t feel that you have to come to everything. We’re all about making the best use of your time.

All sessions, except for the group coaching call, are recorded and you can catch up at your leisure. We only record what happens in the main session (not the discussion in the breakout rooms), so the recordings will be much shorter than the actual sessions, and easy to catch up with.

When are the live sessions held?

We meet every Monday morning (except Bank Holidays) 10.30-11.30am (UK time).

What is the commitment?

There is no commitment. When you join you will pay for your first month. Then, on the same day each month, we will take payment until you cancel.

You can cancel your membership at any point, and your access to the membership will continue until the last day of the month that you have paid for.

What is the time commitment for the membership?

As much, or little as you want it to be. We’re really focused on making the most of your time, so we’d encourage you to pick the things that are useful for you and ignore the rest.

If you want to attend everything live, then that is an hour a week. If you catch up with some sessions, then the time will be considerably less as the recording doesn’t include the time we spend in the breakout rooms (eg a bite-sized training catchup will probably be less than 15mins).

Will the price of the Collective rise?

Probably. But not for you, while you stay as a member. As long as you remain part of the Collective, you will continue to pay whatever the rate is when you join. If you leave and want to re-join, then you’ll pay whatever the price is at that point.

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