The Social Collective 

Collectively We Make Change Happen…

Melanie Mackie The Social Collective for Petite Businesses

We are no longer solely operating or doing business from our heads. We're moving into an era of leading by sharing our true soul purpose and expressing what is really in our hearts to help serve others and make a difference.

However it is not easy, to be the change and speak out especially if you are trying to do it alone.

As a soulpreneur you are responsible for pretty much everything and expected to show up, speak out and share your wisdom publicly. Which means being vulnerable. Honest and transparent. And open to scrutiny.

As well as plenty of perceived critics  “out there” who may attempt to stop us in our tracks, often it can be our own Inner Critic getting in our way.  And when you go into battle with the negative committee in your head day in and day out it can be a whole lot harder to ignore and make your desired progress, can’t it?

But you know you’re here to make a difference. So one way to help you grow and progress is to connect with other people who get it and get you.

The Social Collective isn’t about networking. It’s about mutual heartfelt connection.

When it comes to networking online and off I’ve been there, done it and got the t’shirt. There are elements I loved from some groups and others where I knew I was totally in the wrong room. Why on earth would anyone get up at 5am to go to a networking meeting is beyond me?! 

I tried it all. As you think you “should” be willing don’t you? If you want to grow and reach your kind of people you have to show up everywhere online and off.

But do you?

I have learnt the hard way and now I know to always trust my instincts and if I feel I am in the wrong room. I am definitely in the WRONG ROOM!

But what I also learnt on my entrepreneurial journey is that I craved heartfelt connections. I wanted to meet people who were my kind of people. Who were interested in getting to know me  on a deeper level rather than shoving a business card in front of me and then moving on to someone else.

My clients did not come from a business card shuffle. They did not come from a speed networking chit-chat. No, they all came from us being able to get to know each other better. Or word of mouth referrals from lovely people who I knew well.

I also wanted and needed support to talk about the day to day challenges I faced running my petite business and trying to have a life at the same time. I was looking for a safe environment where I no longer had to put my “sales face” on and could just talk about how things really were.

But I didn’t find exactly what I had in mind.

So I decided it was the ideal time to create my own.

A sanctuary and safe space awaits within the Social Collective

The Social Collective seeds were planted and encapsulated everything I loved about the networking and community groups I’ve been to. And deliberately left out all the other things I really didn’t.

When you find the right group, one that feels uplifting and energising something very special occurs. Deeper connections are made. Relationships grow and flourish. You make friends. And finally you breathe a sigh of relief as you know you’re in the right place with the right people. Feeling fully seen, supported and strengthened by being part of a something special together. No longer on your path alone.

Melanie Mackie The Social Collective Membership Community for Petite Businesses

Collective insights and wisdom are powerful. And so the Social Collective is a safe, trusted place where collectively we all benefit, learn, grow and transform ourselves and our petite businesses.

We are Encouragers for each other and receive mutual encouragement and trusted support in return. 

It's not just the how to's and business guidance we need. We need to work on our mindsets for success, understand what our own limiting beliefs are so we can overcome exactly what we individually need to move through and release. And discover more and more about ourselves and each other as we get to know each other better.

Collectively we give an alternative perspective, which means you have someone you can trust to give you honest guidance and specific feedback to help you in your time of need. Or simply hold the space for you to figure stuff out.

By being connected together online and off we are able to keep each other firmly on track. Accountable. Productive. Repeatedly able to take much needed action. And sane. That's very important.

By joining the Social Collective you'll become part of a community where you'll be known, loved and supported and extend your support and encouragement to the other collective members too. Every member is encouraged to show up and participate in their entirety and not just be known for their job title and elevator pitch. You are encouraged and guided to fully express what’s really going on in your life and petite business. And share exactly what you are here to do and feel passionately about. So that you definitely can be the change.  

Your soul is attracted to people the same way flowers are attracted to the sun. Surround yourself with those who only want to see you grow.
— Pavana


Get in touch to register your interest in joining the Social Collective.

Our next opening is 1st October 2018

I've worked with Melanie over a number years, she is my go to for my petite business when I'm in need of strategy, training, mentorship and practical things like social media and blogging 'how to'. I joined the Social Collective as I knew it would be something special and I didn't want to join a old lady type networking group!

Melanie has refreshing, heartfelt way of working and has a intuitive way of bringing out the absolute best in you and has helped my business to find and 'stay in its lane'. She has a deep understanding of what is needed with a small business and encourages you to be brave and do what makes you shine.

Melanie sees potential, encourages dreams and aspirations, and has opened my eyes and helped me realise where I want to be with my business and most importantly what I really want to be doing. Without Melanie, I would not be where I am today. I'm looking forward to continuing my work with Melanie and am excited to see what the future has in store. I wholeheartedly trust, value and highly recommend Melanie if you want to flourish and shine your light with your business - it will be everything you wished for. Claire, Claire Bowring Make Up Artist