CoThrive Founder | CEO (Chief Enlightenment Officer) | Social Media Strategist

I founded it, it's my baby! The idea of CoThrive has been in my mind in one form or another for close to 25 years. I'm so happy to finally see it become a reality.

I enjoy co-creating with innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, authors, healers, and other trail blazers. I have always wanted to live "in" an intentional community, i.e. cohousing. That wasn't in the cards for me, but in some ways, this is better! I get to spend time with people from all over the U.S. and even the world. We are not limited by geography or by finances. There is no cost to participate in many of CoThrive's programs, though supporting members do enjoy some additional valuable benefits.

I also own a business, My Social Media Coach, where I offer individualized social media coaching and strategy.

In addition, I host an environmental podcast called 219 GreenConnect where we explore topics about the environment and green living in Northwest Indiana, where I call home.

I also blog about topics of personal interest -- usually creativity, metaphysics, relationships and such over on my personal blog,

  • published Join as a Business in Business Members 2017-05-22 10:56:48 -0500

    Join as a Business

    What does it cost?

    The rate for founding members is an affordable $30/month or $300/year if you'd like to save a little money by pre-paying.*

    We want to be inclusive and find a way for anyone who wants to be a member to be involved. If you are unemployed, unable to work due to a disability, retired but looking for ways to remain engaged, a caregiver or have some other circumstances that prevent you from being able to afford the monthly fee, please tell us a bit about yourself using this form. We believe there needs to be an energy exchange, but it doesn't have to be cash 100% of the time. After all, that's the main reason we launched the timebank!

    Ready to join? 

    Join us and get started this week!


    *Special rate available for a limited time. Members who join at this level will enjoy this rate for the duration of their continuous membership. Members are free to end their membership at any time; however if they rejoin, they will be subject to the prevailing rate.


  • published Membership Benefits in Business Members 2017-05-22 10:51:53 -0500

    Membership Benefits

    What are the Benefits of CoThrive Collective Membership?

    The list is growing as our numbers grow and members suggest new ideas about what they'd like. Currently, these are the primary benefits:

    • Access to technical support and encouragement for online marketing tasks. (Virtual office hours are hosted weekly.)
    • Access to a online live learning sessions and recorded videos of past sessions. Sample play list here.
    • Membership to the CoThrive Timebank, where you can network with other people in the CoThrive Community who can help you with life and/or business tasks.
    • Access to business tool sharing at discounted rates. (Elegant themes, web hosting, affiliate marketing software and more.)
    • Free or discounted rates on attendance for special events (live and online).
    • Discounted rates on private coaching and strategic development from award-winning social media coach and strategist, Kathy Sipple. (Regular rates are $125/hour; CoThrive members save 50%).
    • Support from a caring community of co-collaborators. This is probably the biggest thing... We're putting the social back in social media. It's great to be able to write a blog post or send a tweet and experience the instant gratification of a like, share or retweet from another member. Birds of a feather flock together, right? Oftentimes, other members know potential clients interested in other members service or products.
    • Promotion to the general public. Member businesses are featured on the CoThrive podcast, blog and social media pages, keeping you visible to a new crowd.
    • Promotion to other members. You can try out a new product or service within the community to get feedback before launching to the public. Or, offer a special members only rate to other members. We have designated days throughout the month where we commit to help posting one another's offerings online.
    • Networking opportunities with some of the best minds out there. It's like a virtual chamber of commerce where you can attend online, make valuable connections and never have to leave your desk.
    • Give and get referrals for services. We have an "I need" list where you can list services you need help with. You can also list your skills in the "I can" directory. The "I can directory" is publicly accessible so can become a lead generation tool for you.
    • Influence how the community is shaped by making suggestions or volunteering to help with creating a new program or feature. Request future training topics.
    • Accountability, support and confidence to help you grow your business. 

  • published Action 2015-02-27 05:44:53 -0600

  • @kathysipple tweeted link to QUESTIONS?. 2015-02-16 13:22:43 -0600
    I'm excited to see what CoThrive is going to do next...

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