Find your voice. Grow your Audience. Empower your Career.


Make a living doing what you love.

Elephant Academy has shepherded 1000s of students through the Right Livelihood path (do well and do good, both) over the past 10 years. Your course will be fun, challenging, and empowering.

Our approach is real world, not theoretical. You'll learn through the lens of "being of benefit"—using your work to bring out the best in yourself and our world.

Goal of the course:

Elephant Academy's Grow your Audience course teaches mindful marketing & messaging techniques, and the chance to make a real impact on our world by sharing your writing or online business effectively.

What’s in the course:

  • Video guidance from Elephant Journal's Editor-in-Chief, Waylon Lewis, plus tips from mindful influencer VIPs.
  • Introduction to Social Media & Exploring Mindful Social Media Practices.
  • Building an engaged newsletter list & creating emails people want to read.
  • Facebook sharing strategies, mindful analytics, and posting tools to expand your reach.
  • Instagram marketing & content creation strategies for connection and growth.
  • Instagram Story best-practices to grow & engage your community.
  • Tips for streaming live videos (even and especially for those with virtual stage fright).
  • Downloadable guides to help you grow your social platforms. 

What this course will do for you:

  • Reach a larger audience with little to no paid advertising. 
  • We'll help you find your voice and learn to grow your community—genuinely.
  • Learn big-picture methods and practical how-tos for most major social media sites.


It's time to share your story.

The Details:

You can join from anywhere in the world.

This is a self-paced course. Join instantly, and it's yours forever.
*This course has a release date of January 2020. Join the waitlist to be the first to know when it's released—and snag a special discount. 



“I’ve grown my Instagram following over 6x, & I’ve done it all with skills I learned with Elephant Academy.

I had no idea how important social media is to our writing. Whatever your passion is, the Academy can enhance it.”

What Academy graduates say...

"Elephant Academy takes serious material and presents it in a light, people-friendly manner with just the right amount of humor."

“I came into the apprenticeship as a new blogger and a guy who fears the narcissistic blackhole I see as social media. I’m grateful that Waylon and the Academy helped me to find my community and launch into a genuine, fear-free, mindful writing and social media experience.”

Why grow your audience
with Elephant Academy?

In 2012, Elephant Journal took its national print magazine off of the proverbial (and literal) shelves and took our mission to spread the mindful life beyond the We started with one Facebook page, 0 followers, and a whole lotta purpose.

Since then, with zero (yup, zero) paid advertising or promoted posts, we've grown to:

10 million fans across 60+ pages on Facebook. This is huge.

750,000 followers across 5 accounts on Instagram.

7 million views & 35,000 subscribers on YouTube.

200,000 followers across 6 Twitter accounts, where we were voted #1 nationally for #green coverage—twice.

"Social media is a way to connect with people—and that is the foundation of effective marketing, PR, of building your hobby into your mindful career. Connection is the ground; it's where we have to start. A mindful use of social media—that's also successful—is incredibly rare. It's something Elephant has been able to do, and now, offer." ~ Waylon Lewis


We'll send you a heads up about free trainings & events, mindful offerings, and upcoming programs.

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