What is a Mastermind Group Exactly?

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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. Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them.

Through a mastermind group process, first you create a goal, then a plan to achieve it. The group helps you with creative ideas and wise decisions-making. Then, as you begin to implement your plan, you bring both success stories and problems to the group. Success stories are applauded (loudly!), and problem are solved through peer brainstorming and collective, creative thinking.

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.

Requirements to join a Mastermind Group

Commitment is 1 full year, with a once a month meeting, likely in someone’s home. You cannot miss more than 2 meetings in a 6 month period. All dates are set at the first meeting.

Cost: $50 a month ($600 a year) Includes workbook, access to video series if applicable, and light dinners. Books are your cost.

Mastermind Tracks

Mastermind Track I

Deborah Tannen, Ph.D – How women’s and men’s conversations differ.

Mastermind Track II

Jack Canfield’s – The Success Principles

Mastermind Track III

Video Series on Leadership

Mastermind Track IV

Influence Series

What a mastermind group is NOT

It’s not a class. While your group can vote to bring in guest speakers and teachers occasionally, the main focus of a mastermind group is the brainstorming and accountability support among the group members.

It’s not group coaching. Mastermind groups are about the MEMBERS sharing with each other, not about the Facilitator coaching individuals in a group setting. You get everyone’s feedback, advice and support. Yes, if the Facilitator is an expert on the topic, by all means chime in. But keep the conversation balanced between all members. Listen to my radio interview about mastermind groups and group coaching called “Beyond Group Coaching” with radio show host Christopher McAuliffe of The Coaching Show.

It’s not a networking group. While you may share leads and resources with each other, it is not the main focus of the meetings. However, through your connections with other members, you will find plenty of joint venture opportunities, lead sharing, and professional networking.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“As a Latina being part of a Mastermind Group has opened up my horizons. Through books, videos and real life experiences I have acquired skills sets that have helped me improve my skill sets in the workplace. The Mastermind Group also opened up the forum to safely speak about Latina challenges in the workplace and find best practices for these type of challenges. I highly recommend engaging on Luz Canino-Baker Mastermind Groups.”

Marlene Perez

Financial Analyst, BP

Why Join a Mastermind Group

Do you want a supportive and encouraging team of mastermind partners?

Are you ready to grow personally and professionally?

Do you have the desire and inspiration to make this year extraordinary?

Are you committed to attending all meetings (either in-person or via telephone) and participating regularly?

Do you want to reach or exceed your goals?

Are you committed to making the shift from settling for an ordinary life to one that fulfills you on new levels?

Are you ready to let your desire to be passionate about your life and work overcome your fear of change?

Do you want to explore specific topics and diverse views within the context of a group?

Are you willing to invest time, money, emotion, willpower and energy into taking better care of yourself and creating the life and business you want?

Are you willing to be supportive, and provide privacy and safety, when others share what truly matters to them?

Are you ready to learn from your peers?

Are you willing to ask for help?

Are you willing to give as much as you receive?


Ready to join a Mastermind Group?