Mastermind Groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you and your mastermind group members achieve success. Members challenge each other to set strong goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. Mastermind Group facilitators start and run groups. They help the group to dive deeply into discussions, and work with members to create success — as each member defines it. Facilitators are the secret to thriving mastermind groups. I’ve seen plenty of groups fail because of poor leadership.
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third,
invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind].”
- Napolean Hill
The group requires commitment, confidentiality, willingness to both give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues. This is the essence and value of mastermind groups.
As a trained Mastermind Facilitator, I offer Mastermind Groups on certain topics, and can create a Mastermind Group in conjunction with other services (e.g. training, leadership coaching, etc.).
What Does a Mastermind Group Look Like Anyway?
In this 90-minute mastermind group meeting with 7 members, four of the members are on the “Hot Seat,” bringing their problems and brainstorming needs to the group.
This particular mastermind group session is about running and growing a business, so it is extra helpful to those of you who are small business owners. (Personal and professional development mastermind groups are run the same way, so this is a great chance to peek inside a group meeting and see the inner workings.)
This Mastermind Group was facilitated by Karyn Greenstreet of The Success Alliance. The participants are all Mastermind Facilitators who came together to give you A Taste of A Mastermind Group, so you’ll be able to sit in the arena and watch the mastermind group meeting in action!
Potential Benefits as a Organizational Development Intervention
People who have the same role across different physical locations, like branch managers of a bank, or primary care physicians within a regional hospital network.
Leadership within the same institution, or for "public" mastermind groups: people in the same role across different corporations, as long as they are not competitors
As an add-on to corporate training programs, to support the participants during the implementation of what they've learned
As an add-on to corporate consulting, when they're implementing the new plans, processes, systems they've designed.
New Life Coaches on Practice Design
New Directors of Federal Program
Leadership Development & Life Design
Designing Standard Operational Procedures for a Non-Profits
Concept Development and Grants Management
Succession and Leadership Transitions
Resources & Infrastructure