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2021 is the year you find clarity & make moves toward your business goals
Join a tight-knit group of thoughtful, ambitious leaders just like you.
Cliche, but true: You’ve got BIG dreams.
Dreams of a better life, a successful business, a higher-performing team, and/or a respected career. Dreams of more money (much more money). All earned in a way that serves your purpose, people, and planet.
But the struggle to make all of this amazingness happen is, well, real.
You’ve achieved some success. You’ve done what you can with what you have. And now, you’re struggling with
- Being indecisive. You simply can’t figure out what the best next step is to get where you wanna go.
- Lack of direction. What are you supposed to prioritize and focus on next??
- Being overwhelmed. Your work/home life balance is nonexistent.
- Feeling like an impostor. Even though, when the clouds occasionally clear, you know your business isn’t making as much as it should be or that your peers and boss see the phenomenal work you’re doing.
- Bad boundaries. You find yourself in situations that don’t serve you well or move your biz forward.
- Unrealistic expectations. You feel like a failure because you’re not accomplishing what you thought you would each day, week, or month.
- Vague or nonexistent alignment. You connect deeply to the idea of being of service — but you haven’t quite made those connections between your career, business, team and life.
It’s time to stop struggling & flourish. Join for the clarity. Stay for the community.
What will make your business a success story instead of a cautionary tale?
The alignment of these three cornerstones…
You’ve undoubtedly faced challenges in your business, career, and life. And you understand that a strong foundation is the key to success. If the cornerstones of that foundation aren’t aligned, everything crumbles.
But you just know your cornerstones are aligned. Or are they? Let’s take a look at the three elements of true alignment:
You know your stuff. You’ve done all the workshops, listened to all the lectures. Taken all the courses. You’ve even read a book or two (or twenty).
You’ve paid the price and you've done the work to put that hard-won knowledge into practice. Sometimes successfully. Sometimes not.
But you’re still unfulfilled. You’re still searching for purpose. The life you envisioned is not becoming a reality. Because you’re overlooking one thing…
Your foundation can’t hold the weight of your towering dreams without self-awareness. Creating the life you long for — a life of purpose and fulfillment — doesn’t come without the discovery of who you really are as a human, leader, and creator.
Productive Flourishing Academy helps you align your knowledge, action, & being
How? Through workshops, support, and an active community of your peers.
Meet your hosts, Charlie Gilkey & Angela Wheeler:
Join more than 100 entrepreneurs and leaders already inside
Heart, meet smart.
Get the practical skills & support you need to align your work with your life’s mission.
We created the Productive Flourishing Academy as a community of practice for entrepreneurs, managers, and team leaders who want to consciously learn, create, grow, be, and share together. People who want to be their best selves so they have what they need to build the life of their dreams.
The Academy provides you functional and practical tools and skills, dedicated support, and accountability groups to help you stop struggling and start succeeding. We offer encouragement to overcome the specific barriers (be they personal or professional) that are holding you back from creating the work and life that aligns with and exposes your very best self.
Led by Productive Flourishing founders Charlie Gilkey and Angela Wheeler, the Academy is your place to learn and practice foundational skills, habits, and mindsets that affect not just your business, but the way you show up in the world.
Everything in the Academy is custom-created to support entrepreneurs and leaders like you. So you can create your best work, share it with the world, and earn what you’re worth.
The Academy is a potent mix of focused teaching, self-exploration, & boots-on-the-ground accountability
Gather monthly with us for:
Workshops Our regularly scheduled Business Growth Accelerators and Leader Labs are led by Charlie, Angela, or guest speakers. We focus on actionable plans related to business, personal growth, creative pursuits, relationships, and more.
Live Office Hours Bring your personal or professional questions and challenges to us! We’ll give you the insight and support you need to move past any obstacles standing in your way. (Take advantage of additional co-working if you like!)
Weekly Co-Working Sessions Join your fellow business owners and leaders every week for a long session of focused effort, deep work, and flow on the project that matters to you most. OR blast through your task list Pomodoro-style.
The Academy also gives you exclusive access to special events & groups, including:
Show and Tell Members show what they’re working on and get feedback for improvement from Academy guides and members. Imagine having a trusted group of peers to help you turn everything you make into its best version. That’s what Show & Tell does.
Accountability Teams & Interest Groups Here’s where you’ll make friends, build partnerships and coalitions, and find the accountability and support you need to take your best-work projects from idea to done. It’s also where you can explore new interests with your fellow Academy members.
Virtual Community Gatherings Share your journey, struggles, celebrations, and support other members on their path. In our virtual gatherings, you’ll connect more deeply with others in the Academy community. (You’ll also likely grow friendships that send you in exciting new directions — it’s happened before!)
Let’s co-create the Academy together
The sessions above are just some of the options the Academy can offer you. When you join, we’ll ask for (and value) your input on your biggest challenges and needs right now.
With your feedback, we’ll co-create the game-changing offerings that make the Academy exactly what you need — to build your best self, your purpose-led business or career, and your dream life.
"The PFA community is an important part of my accountability and support system. I am deeply grateful for the growth, clarity, connection, and abundance I have experienced in my coaching, speaking, and facilitating practice and my personal life since I joined the community!" – Yvonne A., MD, MPH
"I have found momentum through camaraderie: people who will cheer my wins big and small, catch me when I fumble, put me back on my feet after a fall, and find ways to make me laugh throughout it all. Charlie, Angela, and the entire Productive Flourishing team have truly created something special which will be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the love and care in which they serve their community. If you are on the fence about joining I say climb on over - you’re missing all the fun." – Maghan H.
"The Productive Flourishing Academy has been vital to me as a solo entrepreneur. I've learned a lot of new, best practices for entrepreneurship that have improved my productivity, goal-setting, and what I've been able to accomplish, as well as formed great connections and friendships with other solo entrepreneurs. I continue to learn and grow in my business and personal life as a result of the relationships built in the Academy. It's a safe place to share what's hard and a fun place to celebrate the wins." – Sarah G.
“I would absolutely recommend the Academy to people who are trying to be the best version of themselves and to generally ‘up’ their game. Charlie and Angela are insightful and kind, and created a community that is supportive and inspiring.” – Jessica S.
Wondering if the Academy is right for you?
- You run a business either solo or with a small team, and you’re ready to expand your offerings and reach or you’re a purpose-driven, people-conscious manager/leader
- You “fell into” managing a team and want the tools to become a better leader.
- You’re ready to be uncomfortable and try new experiences that’ll ramp up your best-self journey.
- You’re prepared to be responsible for your own growth and have a hand in the curriculum that will best serve you.
- You’re ready to Consume, Create, and Connect through traditional coursework, creative action, and connection with the PFA community.
- You’re looking to be spoon-fed solutions to all your problems.
- You’re looking for the next fad course to purchase and put away
- You’re not willing to dig deep, do the work, and help others do the same.
- You’re not willing to recognize that the solutions to your problems are within you.
- You’re focused on “fixing” other people as a solution to what’s in the way of your being successful.
Still have questions? Here are some answers:
The short answer is YES. We built the Academy for anyone who wants to improve themselves so they can do more of their best work and put it out into the world. If you do your best work as a freelancer, entrepreneur, or business owner, we’ve got you. If you do your best work in your current career, as a professional or leader, we’ve got you. If you do your best work in creative realms, we’ve got you. And if you’re at a transition point in your life, and are figuring out what your next best work is going to be, we’ve got you, too. Come join us and your fellow Creative Giants inside the Academy!
Your membership includes access to the private Academy membership area on Mighty Networks, where all of the Academy Library content will live. Your membership also includes access to all designated Academy live events (Momentum Days, Leaders Labs, Business Growth Accelerators, Guest Expert Workshops, co-working, office hours, community gatherings, and more), as well as access via the Academy Library to the recordings, presentations, worksheets, and other materials from each included event.
There is no set time commitment for the Academy; it’s up to you to decide what sessions you wish to attend, what resources you wish to explore, how much work you want to put in, and how much you want to engage in the community on Mighty Networks. Like most things, the more time, energy, and attention you put in, the more you’ll get out of the Academy.
You can attend any session you wish, or not (and recordings will be posted, so if you can’t attend because of a conflict, you can watch on your own). Most of the sessions will be 60 – 90 minutes in length, and most months there will be three or four of them (an average of one per week).
Not to worry! All Academy sessions will be recorded, and made available in the Academy Library after the event (usually within 24 hours).
The Academy is a subsection of our larger Productive Flourishing community on the Mighty Network service. Mighty Networks is where many of our courses and other resources live, and it’s a community hub for discussion and interaction about all things Productive Flourishing. Your membership in the Academy automatically gives you membership in the larger community, though some of the courses and other offerings are not included in Academy membership and must be purchased separately.
Charlie and Angela will be leading many of the Academy sessions, so you’ll have opportunities to interact with them on the calls and in the community on Mighty Networks. That said, your Academy membership does not include any 1:1 coaching time with the founders. If you’re interested in that level of support, click here for more information.
If you pay monthly, you can cancel at anytime.
If you pay yearly, you will have received a discount to pay for the year up front. You may cancel and receive a refund at the non-discounted rate.