What is Elephant Academy's Find your Voice course?


Find your Voice is a 6-week, live course with Mentorship, community, and expert guidance from Elephant Journal's Editor-in-Chief, Waylon Lewis, and our team of Editors.

This course isn't (just) about writing, and it isn't (just) for writers. It's about the fundamental life skill of finding your own voice, owning the power of that voice, and using it for good.

You’re here to find your heart, share it, and in so doing relieve yourself of your lifelong burdens and inspire others to do the same. And we'll do that together, through writing.



Who is this course for?


Do you have a heart? Do you have a voice? Do you have experiences?

Then this course is for you.



When's the course?


July 18 - August 26, 2022

Weekly trainings take place on Thursdays at 10 a.m. MST, and are available for replay if you can't make it live.

Questions? Drop us an email (we love to chat).

My only regret is that I didn't take this course years ago. If you're looking for a place to begin or improve your writing and evolve into a better human—this is your place. The folks on this journey will welcome you into the fold. The writing lessons in the course are spot on—practical and applicable. The only downside is that it ends.

~ Dhana Musil

What's in your course:


• 6 live classes with Elephant's Editor-in-Chief & a community of peers from all over our world.

• 12 hours of video lessons from Waylon Lewis and guest stars—some of the most wonderful thought leaders & writers in our world, today.

• Access to our private Academy Slack channel.

• A jewel-like recommended reading list & our precious tool-kit for mindful writing & editing.

• Mindful Quizzes to check your learning as you go.

• Writing prompts to guide you to your voice.

See a sample of your course curriculum here.

“I've loved every bit of the Academy. I’m the best version of myself because of this course, and I’ve never felt more like me. For someone who's felt lost most of her life, that's huge.”


~ Sharon DeNofa

“I had been writing for ages, but the Academy helped me hone my skills and find a balance between writing my heart and writing something that would be of benefit. The publication of my words has opened up unexpected doors in the years since. And the connections I made will be forever. Huge thanks, Waylon, for allowing us into your beautifully crafted world.”


~ Jessica Chardoulias

“Elephant Academy has given me the tools to become a writer with authenticity. I didn't know I needed that going in, but I realize now it was the most significant missing piece to what I needed in writing and living, both.”


~ Greg Simmons

By the end of your course, you will:


• Develop a consistent writing practice and learn to stop fearing writer's block, imposter syndrome, and vulnerability.

• Use mindfulness tools to develop your writing practice, and your connection with yourself.

• Gain the confidence to share your story with our world—a world that desperately needs truth, genuine communication, and connection.

• Experience working with a team of Editors and submitting writing to an active publication.

• Plus: Academy writers earn 10% on average in Elephant's Ecosystem.

Nervous about sharing your writing?


We've been there, too, and we have a solution: Academy Mentor Groups.

During your course, you'll have access to an Academy Mentor and small group of 15-25 writers.

Mentors are Academy graduates and active writers with Elephant Journal who've been exactly where you are now, and have the insight and wisdom to help you feel comfortable and be confident in your story.

These groups are supportive, inspiring, and there to remind why you signed up for this course: to use your voice.


Waylon Lewis teaches Find your Voice.

Get vulnerable, get brave, get grounded, get open. Let's do it together, this Summer.

How the Find your Voice Course Works:


• Work through your online course alongside your peers each week.

• Join Waylon for a live class every Thursday at 10 a.m. MST. All meetings are available for replay if you can't join live.

• Check-in on Slack with your Academy Mentor and small group throughout the week for course questions, writing inspiration, and peer editing.

• Submit writing each week to our team of Editors, with the chance of being published on Elephant Journal to millions of monthly readers.

What you're getting:


6 hours of live classes with Elephant's Editor-in-Chief. $1,200 value.

Access to live class archives from 2020 and 2021 for a dozen additional hours of training with Waylon. $1,100 value.

Find your Voice online course, with free course updates included. $432 value.

Total course value: $2,732

"I couldn't put a price tag on the benefits of the course."


I built my confidence, went to an interview for my dream role, and following the completion of the course I won a number of awards at work.

~ Jade Halliday

Save $200 with code SHAREYOURHEART

Choose your pricing plan:


VAT included where applicable.

Course Dates:


July 18 - August 26, 2022



Live Meeting Schedule:


Weekly trainings take place on Thursdays at 10 a.m. MST, and are available for replay if you can't make it live.



Questions about the course?

Email the Academy team here—we love to chat.


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