About ATL SoCal

ATL – Who We Are



Our Purpose– Learning, Networking and Mutual Support

The Association of Transformational Leaders (ATL) is a forum for individuals of significant influence in artistic, academic, social, political, corporate and humanitarian endeavors, devoted to doing transformational work in their respective fields. Our purpose is to join with like-minded people to initiate and sustain on-going dialogue and education that enhances our transformational leadership capabilities and support each other in serving humanity while creating a world that works for everyone; one world that is socially just, environmentally sustainable, and spiritually fulfilling.

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 member. Participation is by invitation only.

About our Bi-Annual Meetings

ATL Socal meets twice per year (September and March) rotating between the cities of Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, and San Diego.


The ATL grew in response to an identified interest emerging from the success of the Transformational Leadership Council (TLC). The TLC was originally convened in July, 2004 by Jack Canfield when he called a couple dozen colleagues together who were engaged in doing transformational work on the planet. The TLC was founded so leaders of personal and organizational 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. We meet twice a year to network, connect, and learn from each other in order to enhance our effectiveness and contribution in the world.

Since that time, membership has grown by invitation only, to approximately 120 individuals, and is strictly limited.

Whereas TLC membership is limited to individuals who are owners of a transformational company or who have made a 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 on Thursday, July 10, 2008. Stewart Emery, co-author of Success Built To Last (2007), and founding member of the TLC, was the featured speaker. Paul Scheele, founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council, emceed the event. Events have continued twice per year and the ATL MidWest is now a thriving community of transformational leaders.

ATL NorthEast has recently sprung to life with support from the ATL MidWest group.