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THOUGHT-LEADER FELLOWS PROGRAM?

The Thought-Leader Fellows Program provides revolutionary support through a network of visionary mentors, an unmatched online education platform, and curated mastermind groups and retreats to collaborate and share new ideas across areas of expertise to create lasting change around the world.


Thought-Leader fellows all begin their journey by entering the Thought-Leader Accelerator program and landing a talk.


Then, they are guided as they leverage the audience and opportunities that inevitably follow being on the biggest stage in the world to accelerate their career and cause.

Get to know some past Thought-Leader clients and learn more about their amazing work.

Need to know more before applying for the program? Click here to read answers to our most common questions.

We're looking for leaders who are ready to become a global thought-leader through landing a talk on the "world's biggest stage" in the next 6 months and then leveraging that talk to reach more people than they ever imagined was possible. Learn how you can join our community of thought-leaders. 

Thought-Leader Fellows FAQ

What are you looking for in a Thought-Leader Fellow?

We're looking for the world's "Hidden Gems" - the people out there with a message and mission that could change the world forever... If they had the platform and tools to spread it. Specifically, we encourage coaches, consultants, medical doctors, authors, educators, healers, mental health professionals, or anyone else in the world with a message that needs a bigger and better platform to apply.


Why should I apply to be a Fellow?

The TLF Program has the potential to change your life and your career forever in a very short period of time. The program provides revolutionary support through a network of visionary mentors (entrepreneurs, activists, scientists, journalists academic researchers, artists, doctors, and inventors), an unmatched online education platform, and curated mastermind groups and retreats to collaborate and share new ideas across area’s of expertise to create lasting change around the world.

When should I apply?

Right now! The Thought-Leader Fellows initial application is a quick and easy process that takes less than 20 minutes on average. We designed it that way to encourage busy professionals and leaders to skip procrastination and apply sooner rather than later. 


So, if this applications page is live, it means we're currently accepting applications and you should click the apply button and fill out your application now!

Do applicants need to be a certain age?

All applicants must be at least 18 years or older to apply on their own. 


However, we have seen extraordinary Thought-Leaders of ALL ages enter our program and change the lives of millions with the message, so, if you're under 18 and want to apply, just be sure to have your parent's permission before doing so.

Thought-Leader Success Stories

KEVIN

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER

“My TEDx Talk now has over 3.8 million views and has led to 250+ paid speaking gigs, being featured on The TODAY Show, and a six figure book deal with the world’s largest publisher. This all happened because I just followed The ThoughtLeader system. I suggest you do the same.”  

MAJEED

AUTHOR & ENTREPRENEUR

“I had dreamed of speaking on the TEDx stage for years, but didn’t know how to make it happen. Then I started working with The Idea Collective, and landed a TEDx talk in 8 weeks!” 

KYLA

SELF-EMPOWERMENT COACH

“I’m now a TEDx speaker and just landed my first University gig for $3k thanks to Taylor and ThoughtLeader!”

NEHA

CEO OF COLLEGE SHORTCUTS

“ I gave my TEDx talk to over 600 people and just landed a TV Feature on CBS thanks to The Idea Collective..and I’m just getting started.” 

DOMINICK

EXECUTIVE COACH, TRAINER & SPEAKER

“I was hesitant that The Idea Collective, or anyone really, would be able to land me on the TEDx stage...and they proved me wrong. I am proud to say that I will be sharing my idea on the TEDx stage.”

SLOANE

CEO & FIELD RESEARCHER

“I knew I had so much value to offer, but I was lacking credibility. Since working with Taylor and The Idea Collective, I’ve now spoken at TEDx, The United Nations, Harvard University, & multiple summits in my industry!”

MARK

BUSINESS OWNER & PODCAST HOST

“I had a successful podcast and company, yet I wanted to do more speaking gigs to spread my message. Within 3 weeks of working with Taylor, I landed a TEDx talk and got another gig immediately after. If you can work with The Idea Collective, do it!”

DANIELLE

RAW FOOD CHEF & EDUCATOR

“I had all these ideas and wanted to speak, but didn’t know how to get my message across. Working with The Idea Collective, I have now given a TEDx talk with over 24,000 views that has brought me countless business opportunities. Thanks Taylor and team!”

DENISE

SPEAKER & COMMUNICATION COACH

“I teach people how to speak, yet had no clue how to go about giving a TEDx talk. After working with The Idea Collective, I landed a TEDx talk in 7 days!” 

MARYJANE

PERMACULTURIST & PODCAST HOST

“I was selected to give a TEDx talk out of 151 applicants thanks to The Idea Collective. The focus of giving a TEDx talk has transformed so many other areas of my life. The Idea Collective went above and beyond what they said they would do to help me...and I'm so grateful!"

FRANKIE

EDUCATOR & SPEAKER

“The Idea Collective helped me land 4 TEDx talks! I'm also speaking at a big conference in California thanks to them. I recommend them to anyone looking to become a Thought Leader!”

LAURA 

PROFESSOR, RESEARCHER, AUTHOR

“Not only did The Idea Collective help me land, prepare for and give a TEDx talk, they kept me focused on my purpose and what I really wanted to talk about. My talk now has over 20,000 views! I hope to continue working with them for years.” 

ERIC

ENTREPRENEUR & EDUCATOR

"The Idea Collective was outstanding from start to finish throughout my journey to land my first TED Talk. After thinking about applying for a TED Talk for years - without ever taking action because I was totally uncertain of where to start - I called Taylor to get expert advice. Within a week, I was sharing my vision with him, absorbing Taylor’s insights, and taking action. Within weeks, I secured my first TEDx Talk! I could not be more grateful for their mentorship and coaching."

ANDREW

ENTREPRENEUR & ACTIVIST

“ Working with The Idea Collective helped me accomplish my dream. It was an amazing experience to give a TEDx talk at Princeton!”

RYAN 

COACH & PODCAST HOST

“Before working with The Idea Collective, I had a message I was extremely passionate about sharing. I was already impacting people with it, but didn’t know how to do it in a bigger way. With their world class coaching and preparation, I was able to create a talk that powerfully conveys my message. Within 3 weeks of my talk being posted, it led to $30k in coaching revenue and has been watched by over 10,000 people. I’m grateful to these guys because I now have the foundation and spreading strategies to keep impacting lives.”

LESLIE

DIRECTOR, SPEAKER & ACTIVIST

“Before I met Taylor and worked with The Idea Collective, I had never done a TEDx talk. Now I’ve done two, thanks to them! They taught me how to spread my second TEDx talk, which now has over 49,000 views, and has led to me landing speaking gigs at major Universities like MIT, and I was just approached by a book publisher! Thank you Idea Collective team!”

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