Here’s why Masterminds are vital for business owners.

 

Running your own business can sometimes feel like being marooned on a desert island. You know what you’ve got to do for your long-term survival, but it’s the day-to-day issues that hold your attention – things like finding water and food, weathering storms and taking shelter. If you’re running your own business, I’m sure you know how that feels.

 

Well, imagine waking up one morning and finding a team of people on your island. People with fresh ideas, strategies and their own networks for helping you deal with those all-consuming day to day issues. At the same time, your Mastermind team ensures you stay focused on your long-term goals – the important goals that will make your life easier, more rewarding and less isolated.

 

That’s what Mastermind is all about – it helps you think bigger, and keeps your focus on important goals. And it all happens in a safe and confidential online forum that meets twice a month.

 

The best part – your Mastermind teammates will celebrate your successes like no one else can because they know what it took to get there.

Please scroll down to see the different Masterminds offered.

New Business

MASTERMINDS

Do you think that building a successful business is out of reach?
Do you feel excited, yet isolated and alone as you begin building your business?
  • You can’t decide what to do or where to start. Should I spend money on my website, employing social media, networking??
  • You have trouble selling your skills and services due to your blocking beliefs; for example, “I”m not an entrepreneur.”
  • You don’t believe you have the business acumen to do what it takes. You’re not clear about creating a business plan, setting up files, contracts, fee schedules, billing systems.
  • How do I find new customers, I’m not a sales person.
  • Your significant other and your family think you are crazy for leaving your lovely but stressful day job (with benefits)!
  • You are lacking confidence in your ability to start or elevate your business.
  • You started your business to escape the 9 to 5, and now your days seem endless.

Now imagine:

  • Building your business with the support of a group of people who are knowledgeable, creative and supportive.
  • Setting SMART goals with the guidance of a professional coach.
  • Meeting with your group twice monthly, knowing that they hold your vision, encouraging you to achieve your goals, holding you accountable, and brainstorming to find creative solutions.
  • Having team members who are there to cheer your successes!
  • Best of all – finally enjoying the rewards of your successful business.

What you bring to the group:

  • Commitment – to completing the work you commit to; to being on time; being prepared to interact.
  • A willingness to both give and receive
  • A willingness to support your fellow Masterminders with honesty, respect and compassion

What, where, when & how:

  • Our Masterminds meet on a video conference platform available on all computers, tablets and even smartphones.
  • We typically meet as a team twice a month for a set period ranging from three months to a year. Each session lasts two hours.
  • The purpose is to help you create goals, and strategies for achieving them.
  • Our groups are supportive, encouraging and hold the space for maintaining a positive mental attitude!
  • The format of the meeting allows group members to offer ideas, constructive feedback, accountability and encouragement.
  • The coach helps keep things on track and provides individual coaching as needed to members.
  • The group is small with between 4 and 6 people who are carefully selected by the coach.
  • Your Mastermind membership includes at least two individual coaching sessions: one at the beginning to set goals, and one at the end to wrap up and celebrate.

How:

If this interests you, the process is as follows:
    • We will send you an application that will ask some brief questions about you and your business.
    • We will set up a time to chat to see if this is a good fit for you, and to fit you with the most appropriate group.
    • We work with you one on one to help you set goals to bring to the group.
    • The work (fun) begins.

  • FAQs

    Q:  What if I can’t find the time?     Learning about time management is part of the learning.  The group will save you the time it takes to search and research various issues and problems.  Think of all the time you will save being part of a team of enthusiastic people with brilliant ideas.

          Q:  What forms of payment do you accept?    We accept e-mail money transfers, cheques or credit cards via PayPal.

          Q:  Why don’t I just hire a personal coach or supervisor?    You could do this but then you would miss being part of a collaborative group of lovely peers who will support you and brainstorm with you.

          Q:  What if I’m in competition with the other group members?    The group is carefully selected to ensure diversity and to avoid conflicts of interest.    You may find that some people in your group specialize in different aspects of the profession so that you can help each other to find clients.

          Q:  What are the rules for the group?    The format and rules for the group will be sent to you once you sign up.

Established Business

MASTERMINDS

You launched your business and are now enjoying some success? But some days it feels like the business is running you, and you’re wondering how you will ever get to the next level of success.
  • My budgets are tight. Where should I allocate my limited resources for maximum benefit?
  • I’m not sure my marketing is doing what it should.
  • Employee turnover is a problem, what am I doing wrong?
  • How do I find new customers, I’m not a sales person.
  • I started my business to gain freedom. Now I’ve got less time for myself than ever.
  • Some days it feels like there’s no one I can turn to for help

Now imagine:

  • Putting your business on the fast track with the support of a team of people who are knowledgeable, creative and supportive.
  • Setting SMART goals for your business and your life with the guidance of a professional coach.
  • Meeting with your team twice monthly, knowing that they hold your vision, encouraging you to achieve your goals, holding you accountable, and brainstorming to find creative solutions.
  • Having team members who are there to cheer your successes!
  • Best of all – finally enjoying the rewards that you imagined when starting your business.

What you bring to the group:

  • Commitment – to completing the work you commit to; to being on time; being prepared to interact.
  • A willingness to both give and receive.
  • A willingness to support your fellow Masterminders with honesty, respect and compassion.

What, where, when & how:

  • Our Masterminds meet on a video conference platform available on all computers, tablets and even smartphones.
  • We typically meet as a team twice a month for a period ranging from three months to a year. Each session lasts two hours.
  • The purpose is to help you create goals, and strategies for achieving them.
  • Our groups are supportive, encouraging and hold the space for maintaining a positive mental attitude!
  • The format of the meeting allows group members to offer ideas, constructive feedback, accountability and encouragement.
  • The coach helps keep things on track and provides individual coaching as needed to members.
  • The group is small with between 4 and 6 people who are carefully selected by the coach.
  • Your Mastermind membership includes two individual coaching sessions: one at the beginning to set goals, and one at the end to wrap up and celebrate.

How:

If this interests you, the process is as follows:
    • We will send you an application that will ask some brief questions.
    • We will set up a time to chat to see if this is a good fit for you, and to fit you with the most appropriate group.
    • We work with you one on one to help you set goals to bring to the group.
    • The work (fun) begins.

    FAQs

    Q:  What if I can’t find the time? A:  Learning about time management is part of the learning.  The group will save you the time it takes to search and research various issues and problems.  Think of all the time you will save being part of a team of enthusiastic people with brilliant ideas who are all working on much the same thing, some with more and some with a little less expertise.

  • Q:  What forms of payment do you accept? A:  We accept e-mail money transfers, cheques or credit cards via PayPal.
  • Q:  Why don’t I just hire a personal coach or supervisor? A:  You could do this but then you would miss being part of a collaborative group of lovely peers who will support you and brainstorm with you.
  • Q:  What if I’m in competition with the other group members? A:  The group is carefully selected to ensure diversity and to avoid conflicts of interest. You may find that some people in your group specialize in different aspects of the profession so that you can help each other to find clients.
  • Q:  What are the rules for the group? A:  The format and rules for the group will be sent to you once you sign up.
    What if you knew what to do, and did everything on your to-do list week after week?  You’d rule the world at the end of the year….
  • Ted Talks:  THE FIVE-SECOND RULE – CLICK NOW, DON’T WAIT, NOT EVEN FIVE SECONDS!

Retirement Planning

MASTERMINDS

You’ve put money aside, you have pensions in place and now the final step is just one to five years away. If you’re like most people, you have no concrete plans for waking up without a job to go to, and what that will mean for your life

Brainstorm Coaching offers retirement planning coaching, which starts by identifying where you need to focus as you prepare for what should be the most exciting phase of your life.

Our exclusive Retirement Success Profile™  is a scientifically validated tool that identifies personal strengths and areas of focus across 15 retirement success factors. You will receive a comprehensive report along with an personalized assessment from a certified Brainstorm retirement coach.

The powerful combination of coaching combined with membership in a Mastermind team will ensure you know exactly what happens when you don’t need to set the alarm anymore.

Consider these losses that will occur when you give up your job:

  • Time Management – our work gives us structure, it manages our time. What happens when you no longer have to report in or plan for an upcoming presentation?
  • Sense of utility – we get a sense of purpose from our job or running our business. We feel useful, we’re serving others. Now what?
  • Status – there is a story of a 15-year retiree telling someone he was a retired engineer. Isn’t that like a 21-year-old saying she’s a retired six-year-old? Job and business status creates a sense of personal worth. Who will you be?
  • Socialization –  a recent retiree who passed his successful business on to his very capable son now spends winters in Florida? An acquaintance commented over coffee. “You know, they never told us how lonely retirement would be.” Your work creates a community of people who will largely disappear from your life.
  • Some days it feels like there’s no one I can turn to for help

Now imagine:

  • Having a plan in place to make this next phase of your life the ‘best of your life.’
  • Setting SMART goals for a successful retirement with the guidance of a professional coach.
  • Meeting with your retirement team twice monthly, knowing that they hold your vision, encouraging you to achieve your goals, holding you accountable, and brainstorming to find creative solutions.
  • Having team members who are there to cheer your successes!
  • Best of all – knowing that your retirement planning will make the next phase of your life amazing.

What you bring to the group:

  • Commitment – to completing the work you commit to; to being on time; being prepared to interact.
  • A willingness to both give and receive.
  • A willingness to support your fellow Masterminders with honesty, respect and compassion.

What, where, when & how:

  • Our Masterminds meet on a video conference platform available on all computers, tablets and even smartphones.
  • We typically meet as a team twice a month for a period ranging from three months to a year. Each session lasts two hours.
  • The purpose is to help you create a retirement plan that will change your attitude – You won’t be wondering what you wlll do in retirement, you’ll KNOW what you are going to do WITH your retirement.
  • Our groups are supportive, encouraging and hold the space for maintaining a positive mental attitude!
  • The format of the meeting allows group members to offer ideas, constructive feedback, accountability and encouragement.
  • The coach helps keep things on track and provides individual coaching as needed to members.
  • The group is small with between 4 and 6 people who are carefully selected by the coach.
  • Your Mastermind membership includes two individual coaching sessions: one at the beginning to set goals, and one at the end to wrap up and celebrate.

How:

If this interests you, the process is as follows:
    • We will send you an application that will ask some brief questions.
    • We will set up a time to chat to see if this is a good fit for you, and to fit you with the most appropriate group.
    • We work with you one on one to help you set goals to bring to the group.
    • The work (fun) begins.

    FAQs

    Q:  What forms of payment do you accept? A:  We accept e-mail money transfers, cheques or credit cards via PayPal.

  • Q:  Why don’t I just hire a personal coach or supervisor? A:  Brainstorm Coaching is a specialist in retirement coaching and that may be enough for many people. We do believe in the power of Mastermind teams in taking it to an even higher level. And you will forge friendships that will be valuable for years to come.
  •  Q:  What are the rules for the group? A:  The format and rules for the group will be sent to you once you sign up.
  • Ted Talks:  THE FIVE-SECOND RULE – CLICK NOW, DON’T WAIT, NOT EVEN FIVE SECONDS!

I want to transform my life! How do I start?

Complete the contact information box at the right, and we will send you an application. We will even personally follow up to help you complete your application, answer your questions and help you decide if Mastermind is for you. Don’t wait (even five seconds). There’s no obligation, and who knows where it could take you?

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