Dr. Jack Canfield - Founder of ATL and TLC
The ATL™ grew in response to the interest emerging from the success of the Transformational Leadership Council (TLC) which originally formed in 2004 when Jack Canfield called a couple of dozen colleagues together who were engaged in doing transformational work on the planet.
The TLC was founded so leaders of personal and organisational transformation could support each other in their contributions to the world. Members of the TLC are leaders in their field and are composed of CEOs, trainers, facilitators, thought leaders, authors, movie producers and directors, and coaches.
Members are focused on transformational leadership and deliver their work in the world through workshops, trainings, seminars, books, films, speaking engagements, coaching sessions, TV and radio shows, and special events.
The Association of Transformational Leaders™ (ATL™) is a U.S. based forum for individuals from around the world of significant influence in artistic, academic, social, political, corporate, human potential/development and humanitarian endeavors, devoted to doing transformational work in their respective fields.
The purpose of the TLC is to join with like-minded people from all corners of the globe to initiate and sustain on-going communication and education to enhance our transformational leadership potential, allowing us to have a greater impact in the world.
The TLC meets twice a year to network, connect, and learn from each other in order to enhance our effectiveness and contribution in the world. In 2005 at the Aspen Colorado meeting, many of the members of the Transformational Leadership Council were filmed by Rhonda Byrne for the world-wide phenomenon “The Secret”.
Since that time invitation only membership in TLC has grown to approximately 150 individuals, and is strictly limited. Jack Canfield envisioned that TLC could have other groups regionally located and thus the ATL ™ was born.
Whilst TLC membership is limited to individuals who are owners of a transformational company or who have made a significant contribution to the transformation industry, ATL™ is regionally organized and open to high-functioning individuals of influence who have a history of facilitating transformation in their fields.
The first regionally organized ATL™ event was held in Minneapolis in 2008 and the second regional group in 2010 in Southern California. Since then, a small number of ATL™ regional groups have formed in various locations around the world.
The Australian regional group (inaugural meeting held late 2019) was initiated by TLC member Sandy Forster who lives in Queensland, Australia.
By attending ATL™ events, transformational leaders interested in up-leveling their work have an opportunity to stay engaged with high-level information and processes while networking with other leaders who have made significant contributions in the world.
ATL™ is open to high-functioning individuals that have been identified by their peers as having a history of facilitating transformation in their fields and invited by a current ATL or TLC member. Participation is by invitation only.
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