“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.

That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami.

Our Humble Beginnings:

It all began on December 24, 2021, as a small group of individuals in Perth, Australia who were feeling isolated and longing for a listening ear from those who truly understood them.

Some of us had walked away from our careers we had spent decades building.  We came from all different sectors.  We came together to support one another in one another’s backyards because we were not permitted in mainstream because we did not hold a vaccination passport.

Then, on January 1, 2023, we expanded globally as Worldwide 🌏 Awake Business Network.

We are a resourceful team who took matters into our own hands when mainstream options were limited. We organized our own events, including Mini Home Expos where business owners showcased their offerings, engaging Business Banters, and consistent virtual meetings that continue to provide mutual support.  Our Awake Women’s Retreat is becoming one of the highlights of each year.  Our growth is a constant, with our array of offerings continually expanding.

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It’s important to acknowledge that our community functions smoothly and efficiently, keeping membership fees modest, thanks to a dedicated group of business owners. These individuals generously volunteer their time alongside managing their own businesses to help with our operations. You can learn more about them within our Facebook Community.


Simply, as a minority group, we needed each other (and continue to need each other) for support and friendship.  

The weight of isolation and the sting of societal ostracism became harsh realities for us all and many were affected not only emotionally, but financially, some losing their homes.

The repercussions of asserting our individual rights as sovereign beings, while refusing to conform, reverberated widely, affecting not only us as individuals but also our families.  Even now, many within our community continue to navigate these complex emotions especially where fractured relationships remain a constant because of our members choice to stand firm.

We united to create a haven where people could feel SECURE among peers and form deep connections that have, and continue to, yield real advantages.

Our journey is one of resilience, healing, and above all, the unbreakable strength discovered in a community.

As a collective, we remain dedicated to fostering an environment where understanding and unity prevail.

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Many of us feel that during this time, we simultaneously lost and found ourselves. People we thought were friends proved not to be.  And some of the most unlikely people became our new friends in business.

What became evident was that our combined perspectives and diverse skills evolved into an invaluable asset, fostering collaboration.  

Collaboration stands at the heart of our core values.

United, we revealed a constellation of strength through our collective unity.

About our Members

The majority of us are independent business owners.

Our diverse membership spans various industries, and we’re committed to broadening the scope of our membership directory to encompass a wide range of products, professions, trades, and services. Because building a robust community requires the involvement of many different talents.

Our Common Thread:

With over 8 billion people inhabiting our planet, it’s only natural that we come from diverse backgrounds. We stand firm in our commitment to foster an environment where our members embrace and honour each person’s unique beliefs with respect and acceptance.

The one thing that unites us is our conviction that we are sovereign beings, therefore possessing complete and independent authority, control, and self-governance over our own bodies without the loss of rights.

We don’t accept the status quo.

We choose love over fear.

We are not for everyone, and everyone is not for us, and that is okay.

Personal Development is Key

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You are here because you DO NOT have a herd ❌❌ 🐑 ❌❌ mentality !!  If you’re here, it means you’ve broken free from the herd, rejecting the sheepish conformity that holds so many back. 🐑❌ We salute your independent spirit and your relentless pursuit of something greater.

As business owners, you’re no strangers to the rocky terrain of entrepreneurship. The journey often feels like a solitary trek through the wilderness, and it’s not uncommon to stumble or even face failure along the way. In those moments of isolation, giving up can seem like the easiest path, but remember this: you are not alone.

At WABN 🌏 , we hold a sacred belief in personal development as one of our guiding principles. We understand that the world yearns for a brighter future, and that future depends on us evolving into the best versions of ourselves. The community looks to us for guidance because we’ve already shown our strength and determination in the face of adversity.

We also know that true joy comes when you put some skin in the game and take some chances, so we have created a LEADERS ARE READERS Personal Development Book Club a place where transformation begins with the simple act of reading 5-10 pages a day. We know that cultivating good daily habits is the foundation of success, and those seemingly small actions can have an enormous impact on your life.

Within the pages of a book, you’ll find the power to transform, to learn, and to grow. Reading just 5 pages a day has the potential to reshape your destiny, and our world desperately needs more leaders who dare to dream and act boldly.

We believe in our own potential for greatness, and we’re committed to illuminating the path for others. The world needs us now more than ever, and that includes YOU.

Together, we have the strength 💪 to shine a brilliant light 🔦 into the darkness. If you’ve been pondering the idea of swapping out some of your digital 📱 distractions for the nourishment of your mind 🧠, be sure to ask when you have joined our community (all membership packages available entitle access to our Leaders are Readers Personal Development Book Club).

The only promise we make is this: you will emerge from this journey forever changed which in turn helps our community  be  better armed to change the world for the better.

Why Join Us?

If you are a like-minded individual in business and you feel drawn to join us, we’re here to extend a warm, welcoming invitation to our community that believes in YOU, your choices, and your well-being!

TOGETHER we are committed to supporting one another BY:

1) supporting events, both virtual & physical (if local) by attending or inviting to.

2) seeking one another out first, any time we need to purchase products or engage services.

3) Educating ourselves on what everyone offers so that we can refer business to our new friends in business.

4) being there for one another if we need a friend.

5) sharing our natural gifts within the community when practicable to strengthen the community as a whole.

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