XL Group and OneLife Merge to Form a New Global Leader in Entrepreneur and Investor Education

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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor reports education as the No.1 ranked recommendation to improve the entrepreneurial environment by experts in 30 countries. This merger combines the products, training and events of Roger James Hamilton and Roy McDonald, including the Wealth Dynamics entrepreneur profiling system, and the OneLife entrepreneur education centres and resorts to address this need.

XL Group, an international social enterprise that connects and empowers entrepreneurs, today announced a merger with OneLife, an Australian based leader in investor education. The outcome of the merger will be the expansion of locally based OneLife centres, equipping and empowering entrepreneurs and investors with effective training, resources and connections.

XL Group has a presence in 26 countries and delivers products, training and events to entrepreneurs. The organisation has been responsible for the launch of Wealth Dynamics, an entrepreneur profiling system taken by over 24,000 entrepreneurs, and XL Nation, a global network of social entrepreneurs committed to World Wide Wealth. OneLife has developed an effective model to serve investors with training and resources ranging from novice to advanced level. This education incorporates all areas of life design, relevant to the full age spectrum from teens to retirees.

The No.1 recommendation for global entrepreneurial growth

A Global Entrepreneurship Monitor special report on Entrepreneurship education published in March 2010 reported that across 30 countries surveyed, the lack of quality education in entrepreneurship was the third most frequently mentioned constraint to entrepreneurial success after financial support and government policies. It also ranked as the No. 1 recommendation by experts on how to improve the entrepreneurial environment in these countries.

According to XL Group Chairman and co-founder, Roger James Hamilton, the merger will lead to entrepreneur education centres to address this need. "Most entrepreneurs and investors are constantly seeking more effective connection to the resources and connections that will serve them. The OneLife centres we are developing provide serviced offices, mentoring, and a full schedule of education with access to world-class speakers and entrepreneurs. They will also support XL Nation’s mission of connecting change makers to address and contribute to global challenges more effectively."

Roy McDonald, founder of OneLife, commented “XL Group has attracted a global customer base while we have been focused on a local model and comprehensive support to serve local investors and their families. This merger gives us the opportunity to take our OneLife centre model and expand it internationally.” The new company, One Life International, will begin with its main offices in Gold Coast, Sydney and Singapore, with two workshop retreats in Hunter Valley and Bali. It will begin by focusing on developing new centres in Australia.

Today, OneLife International opens its online store providing a full range of products, services and events at http://www.onelifecentral.com

For more information:

Contact Simone Holt,
OneLife Centre,
12/84 Casua Drive,
Varsity Lakes 4227,
Gold Coast, Australia.
Phone: 07 5669 0600

Contact Shah Hamzah
OneLife Centre,
81B Tanjong Pagar Road,
Singapore 088502
Phone: 6372 3383

More information on Roger James Hamilton:

More information on Roy McDonald:

To download the full Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Special Report on Entrepreneur Education & Training visit http://www.gemconsortium.org/article.aspx?id=144


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