WHAT ARE MASTERMINDS?
An exclusive club of business leaders and changemakers (aka, superheros and rockstars) which includes: Peer-to-peer learning, Sharing of best practices, Group coaching and mentoring, Virtual and live gatherings, Crowdsourcing business ideas
The Benefits of Masterminds
Because 8 billion people and 9 million species need your best ideas to solve big problems.
Boost Revenue and Profits
Businesses with leaders in mastermind group coaching have been shown to grow revenue faster than their competitors.
Be challenged by an Outsider's Perspective
Devil's advocates improve outcomes.
Benefit from Honest Feedback
Nobody reaches their potential if they only get hugs and kisses.
Surround Yourself with an Elite Peer Group
Your network is your net worth. Own it.
Be Held Accountable
We’re often too busy to remember and to do what matters most. Tough love, y'all.
Get deep. But sign that NDA and learn the secret handshake first. (#PartiallyKidding)
Set Smarter Goals
Are our goals Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound?
Surround Yourself with “Yeah! Sayers”
Not Naysayers. You are defined by the people you spend the most time with. (#IgnoreTheHaters)
Learn New Methods for Work-Life Balance
Work hard, play hard. Just got one life.
Explore New Answers to Old Challenges
Brainstorming with smart, creative leaders can help you outsource problem solving.
Reimagine Your Personal Branding
We're always selling, but we don't know it.
Pivot to a New Strategy
If you want new outcomes, then have to change your methods.
Learn from Others’ Failures
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
Ask if the Impossible is Now Possible
Innovate, or get left in the dust.
Get Group Therapy
Entrepreneurship can be a roller coaster. Get emotional support. (#bitching #celebrating)
Find New Business Ideas
Crowdsource innovative products or services with a close group of high-power, high-impact Entrepreneurs for Impact.
Get Access to Experts
If you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room.
Laugh a Little
In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big believer in the power of humor (or attempts in that direction). Life's too short to not tell bad jokes or be a little irreverent sometimes.
Over the last 20+ years as a startup founder, professor, private equity investor, investment banker, and teacher, I have made, seen, and studied so many mistakes that companies make (especially my own). I want to share these lessons learned and help founders, CEOs, and executives create bigger impact and profit.
(To kick the tires, here's my bio, a free online course, and my 2-minute blogs.)
Certification as a Mastermind Professional
Trained via Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi, two of the world's most famous business coaches and mastermind leaders
Experience Teaching 20,000+ Students
From a wide range of sectors, ages, geographies, and expertise
Extreme Sector Focus
Energy & Environment
Experience as a Professor
Training emerging and existing leaders (in business and the environment) as an Executive in Residence and Professor of the Practice at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill
Experience as an Investor and Founder
Entrepreneur, private equity investor, and investment banker
"It's lonely at the top."
This is often true for CEOs, founders, and company leaders. But masterminds can help fix that problem.
Our Mastermind Includes...
Group Coaching Calls
2-3x per month (75-90 minutes)
Proven Coaching Methods
As taught to me by Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi
Expert Guest Speakers
Marketing, finance, megatrends, and more
Hot Seat Time
Spotlight on opportunities and challenges specific to you and your business during weekly group calls
Individual coaching and accountability calls with me
Small Group Focus
Capped at 25 professionals
(But not the stuffy kind) Optional resources for business growth and personal development
Private Discussion Forum
Frequent input from me and your peers
Online Member Directory
Current and future members, with maps, social networks, and contact information
Held 1-2x per year, at Duke University or the North Carolina mountains, in the idyllic spring or fall, with beer, wine, outdoor activities, cool experiences (oh yeah, and some learning, too)
leaders need community and confidants.
We don't thrive with information alone. If we did, then we'd all be perfect. (#Google)
Who should apply to the Mastermind?
Roles and Titles:
Only for VIPs ("Very Impactful & Profitable")
Stage of business:
Who should NOT APPLY?
Entrepreneurs and innovators that would describe themselves as follows. And, yes, this is a bit tongue in cheek, but you get the idea.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
Right now, y'all.
Why we are unique
More Diverse Membership
Roughly 30-50 years old, from many ethnic backgrounds, genders, specialties, and regions.
Discussions Beyond Just Business
Lifestyle, mission, and legacy, too.
Lower Upfront Cost
No upfront initiation or enrollment fee.
As a remote program, you can live anywhere.
Smaller Time Commitments
75-minute phone calls, instead of half- or whole-day in person meetings every month.
No one is an expert in everything. But there are experts in every thing. Let’s find them.
Flexible Revenue Requirements
You do NOT need to be a millionaire (yet) to join this mastermind group.
We want entrepreneurs from everywhere, not just Silicon Valley. (#LoveYou)
Private Discussion Forum
Because monthly in-person events are not enough for rapid and sustained growth and improvement.
Research shows that we’re more likely to reach our goals if we share them with others, along with regular progress reports.
Cheaper than Another University Degree
Growing your company and investing in yourself via mastermind group coaching is more affordable than a $100,000+ graduate degree.
Top photo by Vivaan Tivedii on Unsplash