What is the EKO Collective?
Do you ever dream about quitting the 9-5, reclaiming your time and energy, finding your purpose, live a more creatively fulfilling life whilst building a socially conscious business in a sustainable way that imprints lightly on the earth?
Well… This mentorship collective shows how it’s possible to do just that, build your business mindfully and with heart and give back with respect to people and the planet.
The EKO Collective is a 3 month mindful business course + mentorship experience from June through to September, designed to support you to grow your businesses with heart, consciously and sustainably of course!
You will be part of a community of like-minded beings, together we’ll start with some self development work including tools that will help you be your most true and authentic self whilst looking at our businesses from a new way of being. We will cover different topics such as, How to Align Your Work With Your Values, How to lead from the heart, Conscious & Sustainable Business and more.
Upon completion of the 3 month mentorship you will leave inspired with tools, tips and professional advice to help you live a life you love, plus become a part of a community of like minded beings whom you can continue to connect with even after the end of the course. You will be closer to or already have found your purpose, make your passion your profession, and started building the career and business of your dreams.
Work with Emily to help you achieve your business goals.
Live interviews with conscious mentors every month.
Ask Emily what you like and share your progress.
A safe space to connect with like-minded people.
Dedicated page to connect with other members.
Live virtual retreats to tackle projects together.
Our top tips, tools, worksheets + recommended readings.
Interviews with conscious mentors.
Free access the course and re-take it anytime.
Each week we’ll ask you to share what you’d like to work towards and help keep you accountable!
Even after you complete the course we will be checking in and encourage you to celebrate your wins/share!
Why join the Collective?
Most heart-centered women and men find it hard to charge their worth & grow rapidly, even though making money HELPS people. There can be a lot of guilt when we want to make a difference in the world but also charge for it. However being financially secure whilst doing what you love is actually a fantastic thing.
Some of us can also undervalue ourselves at times and this can usually come from a lack of self love or self limiting beliefs as well as social conditioning. Emily will delve into some self development work at the start of the course on topics such as self love and self awareness which is essential for attracting abundance and creating a successful conscious business.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MENTOR AND A COACH, AND HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR ME?
A mentor and coach are very different. The main difference is that a mentor has ‘walked in your shoes’. Your mentor Emily has started, managed and grown her own successful business and understands the small-business point of view. Traditionally, a coach is good at holding you to your goals, however they don’t necessarily come from their own experience though, as a mentor does.
WHAT ROLE SHOULD A MENTOR PLAY?
A mentor is someone who’s been places that you’re planning on going in business — someone who has experience in the areas that to you are uncharted. It’s their wisdom and ‘experience’ that you will be calling on. Emily will be giving her best advice on how she came to find her purpose and create a successful conscious and sustainable business.
Is the EKOMindful Collective right for me?
If you’re an ecopreneur or soulpreneur, an artist, a maker, a creative, a coach, a teacher, a healer, a writer or a business person who likes to do things from the heart and is ready for their business to move to the next level without sacrificing doing what you’re passionate about then… THIS IS FOR YOU.
About your mentor
Emily Kate Symes is a mentor, eco- ambassador/model/jewellery designer turned entrepreneur, sustainability expert and host of The Conscious Eko IGTV Series and Podcast. Emily's EKOLUV Australia's First Zero Waste Sustainable, Dress Hire and Consignment boutique aims to shift perceptions that luxury has to mean 'new' and to close the loop and pro long the lifespan of fashion already in existence rather than buying new. In 2014 Emily was announced as an official 'Nature Champion' for The Australian Conservation Foundation where she helped spread awareness of the importance of protecting our precious environment and the places we love. In 2019 Emily went on to win The Sydney Young Entrepreneur Award for Fashion.
Emily loves to chat especially when it comes to what she’s most passionate about conscious business, sustainability and empowering women. As well as a presenter, she is an experienced MC, keynote speaker and moderator, specialising in the fields of sustainability within business and fashion. She has hosted sustainable fashion events, forums and industry discussions. She has been a key speaker at various panels such as Sydney Retail Festival, Rethink Your Wardrobe, EKO Mindful Boss Ladies, NYFW’s FashInnovation Panel Discussion on The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda, hosted Make Fashion’s Future Sustainable Zero Waste Workshop Series in collaboration with Woollahra Council, Looped “Circular Fashion” Festival and Millionaire Magazine's Entrepreneur Panel.
Emily has been doing self development work, yoga and meditation and been practicing mindfulness for the past 14 years. She is therefore well equipped to be mentoring in self development, conscious business and sustainability.
When you join the EKO Collective you get access to our amazing guest mentors over the course of the mentorship. We hand picked these amazing EKO Boss ladies who will share their wisdom, challenges and best tips on how to align your work with your values and create a conscious business that you’ll love!
Faye De Lanty
Eco Stylist & Salvos Stores Ambassador
Faye is a preloved chic pioneer. As an Eco stylist for Salvation Army, it's Faye’s job to educate, empower and inspire cosumers to think sustainbly and act mindfully with their fashion and lifestyle choices. From social media strategy, eco events and branding concepts to presenting regular segments on National Morning TV for the Today Show, she is the perfect example of an EKO Boss lady consciously creating her dream life.
Creator, owner, and director of VM Media
Vivienne is a strategic creative, who’s business foundations are based on her core values of female empowerment, equality, diversity, courage and self love. From shooting with high profile individuals, to brands, fashion and women of all types. Viv has created a community who look to step outside the social constructs of standardised beauty, educating on the importance of beauty coming from within, and stepping into their light. A total EKO Boss lady living and consciously creating life on her own terms.
Founder of Eco Styles
Nina is an eco stylist, writer for The Wardrobe Crisis and has completed studies in international development. With so many inter-sectional issues in the world, her passion for style, sustainability and positive change organically morphed into advocacy and fashion activism. She's often asked what style has to do with sustainability and positive change and the truth is that they’re all very interconnected. A total EKO Boss lady living and creating her career path consciously and with intention.
“Emily inspired/helped me with starting up my online store. I never thought I would be able to ever achieve anything like having an online store especially with the cost of getting a professional to build my website.
Emily was determined to help me start my own business. Emily introduced me to Shopify and helped me step by step on creating my website. She was so patient and supportive every step along the way. Nothing was impossible. If there was something in particular I wanted to add and couldn’t work out Emily wouldn’t give up until she found a solution.
I was sure I drove Emily nuts with all my questions and especially when I got stuck, however Emily never made me feel like I was stupid or like here we go again! She was awesome and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing mentor than Emily. Since then I’ve had the confidence to build my new business website with no trouble and also opened up my own physical boutique store as a result.
Because of Emily’s love, support and kindness, I have been able to pass on my knowledge and help other up and coming small businesses with building and creating websites for them.
I will never be able to thank Emily enough. Thank you for being part of my journey and my story”.
Work From Wherever
Everything is Online: No Travel Required
The entire program is based online so you can participate from home or work.
All course materials, including streaming videos, MP3s, transcripts, Fun Sheets and additional resources are within our online member portal. You’ll also be able to ask questions, get feedback and connect with fellow EKOMindful students and EKO Mentors online.
This bonus e-ko zine…
Takes you through different topics, providing tips, best advice, insights, and powerful reflective questions to help you assess, gain clarity and take action in your business.
- Aligning your work with your values
- Conscious Business Checklist
- 5 ways to create a more conscious and sustainable business
- + more!
Get access below:
Get instant access to the Conscious E-ko Zine
Get started with this free e-zine with tips, tools and practical advice to help you build your dream business, consciously and sustainably!
By accessing the free e-book, you’ll also go onto our interest list so we can let you know about The EKO Collective Mentorship Experience .
The Conscious Eko Series IGTV + Podcast
Created to help you navigate and do life and biz consciously and sustainably.
I've had so much fun recording these episodes for you, having heart centered chats about what conscious business really looks like and inviting game changers to share their wisdom and stories too. Whether you’re still yet to find your purpose, just starting out in business, or you’re looking to grow your global conscious empire, this is the place for you. Covering everything from self love + self awareness, living with intention, abundance mindset and building a conscious and sustainable brand right through to financial abundance, building your dream team, leading from the heart, and so much more!
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