the community for impact

Why We Exist


A future where every generation leaves the
world far better than they found it.


Unite far-sighted leaders to transform our short-sighted world.


Inspire an unstoppable movement of impact leaders.

How It Works

Group members meet once-a-month at a pre-determined time via Zoom and walk away with one action item to overcome their most important obstacle. 

Group size: 8-10 CEOs

Meeting length: 90-minutes

Tell Us About Yourself

CEOs face different problems at different levels. Help us find you a group by sharing a little bit more about yourself and your company.

To qualify, you must hold a leadership position in your company. Upon reviewal of your application, a member will reach out to you via your preferred communication method below.

Real Leaders Impact Collaborative

Type of Business
Personal Location/Region(Required)
Number of Employees(Required)
Approximate Growth Rate
2020 Gross Annual Revenue
Preferred Communication(Required)

Meet Our Members

Learn why they love the Impact Collaborative

Melanie Dulbecco

CEO of Torani

"As a company that cares deeply about how to create meaningful opportunities for people and communities, it’s fantastic to build relationships, perspectives and ideas with this team.
We push the boundaries in each other’s thinking and will make a stronger difference, together.”

Blair Kellison

Former CEO of Traditional Medicinals

"Being a CEO is a unique and often lonely role and being a social business CEO is even more unique. Without Real Leaders I could never have found such a diverse and like-minded group of social business/impact CEOs to share my challenges as an impact CEO. Unequivocally, my group makes me a better CEO."

Meesha Brown

CEO of PCI Media


When you join, you’ll be added to an eclectic mix of CEOs who represent over 800+ years of industry experience. 

The average annual growth rate of our community is 21.4%.

Together we serve 15,000,000 clients and have investments in over 1,150 total impact companies.

Founding Member Media Benefits

One Tree Planted Advertisement

Full Page Advertisement in Real Leaders

Impact companies need to penetrate mainstream media in order to reach conscious consumers and influence business leaders.

Real Leaders magazine is the most read sustainable business and leadership magazine on the planet and is delivered to 15,000 CEOs every quarter and seen in flagship locations such as Hudson News, Barnes & Noble, Delta Sky Lounge, and more.

Total magazines in circulation: 35,000

Appear on a Top 100 U.S. Business News Podcast

All Founding Members are invited to share their impact story on the Real Leaders podcast. 

The podcast receives an average of 1,800 downloads a week on streaming services alone and is great for SEO, referrals, and increasing your thought leadership among our community.

Total Episodes: 250

Custom Member Media and Badges11

Receive custom Real Leaders Impact Collaborative member media and badges (logo) to use on your site, LinkedIn and email signature – a visual symbol of your commitment to a higher purpose.

Lead Member-Only Workshops

What value can you provide to the community? 

Upon joining as a Founding Member, lead a 60-minute member-only workshop via Zoom to add value to the community, increase referrals, and participate in a confidential discussion.

Impact Collaborative members Melanie Dulbecco, CEO of Torani (left) and Michael Whelchel, Co-founder of Big Path Capital (right), host an event to help members find the right capital partner.

Need Media Quick?

We only bring on members worth talking about.

For members who need media before a capital raise, book launch, or speaking engagement we’ve got you covered.

All-Access App

Take your membership on-the-go.

New Real Leaders mobile app is now available on both Apple and Android stores, allowing you to connect with other impact leaders, read real leaders, attend member-led events, and watch online courses.

Have Questions? We Have Answers!


Who will I be associated with?

We place business leaders in groups based on their revenue size, growth, experience, and impact goals.

85% of our impact collaborative members are also Real Leaders Impact Award winners, a ranking of the Top 200 Impact Companies based on 5 year revenue growth, 2020 revenue, and their certified B-Score.

We do not place competitors in the same group for obvious reasons.

What is the commitment? Annually? Quarterly?

Our membership is month-to-month. Members are allowed to cancel with no hidden fees.

90% of members remain on after 3 months.

I’d like a co-owner or business partner of mine to be involved in my group so we can switch out, can they join too?

We recommend that members of the same company be placed in separate groups so that freedom of expression and confidentiality is maintained in the group.

How many members are in the groups?

8-10 impact CEOS.

What if I have to Miss the Meeting?

Most groups expect full participation at each meeting but in the rare case that something happens you will need to contact your group moderator to plan around. 

Additional Benefits Founding
Unlock member-only groups, connections, events, courses, and coaching on the Real Leaders App and Member Portal
Access the Impact Collaborative's member directory of impact CEOs
One four-color, full-page print/digital magazine ad (value $17,000) in Real Leaders magazine
Digital CEO cover and article/interview with you on Real-Leaders.com (value $10,000)
Real Leaders video podcast interview (value: $4,500) for the Real Leaders Podcast
Invitations to members-only events to help you grow your business
Opportunities to be quoted in content on Real Leaders platform
Member badges to use on your social media, site, and email signature
Real Leaders print & digital magazine subscription
Waived application fee for Real Leaders Impact Awards
50% off rate card for Real Leaders print ads