Mastermind groups are trendy now, but not all groups give equal value. Anyone can claim they know how to facilitate a group. But I’ve been in groups led by people whose genius is not facilitating.
A group led by a certified coach is different. A coach is listening, challenging and championing. It’s not just someone who is an expert in her domain. It’s someone who is trained to get the best of their clients to the table. I cannot imagine being able to lead the groups I lead at the high level I expect without my coaching skills. I remember teaching writing workshops before I became a coach and the ones I lead after my training – night and day.
It’s not just about the accountability we so need. Nor about the community we all crave as creative people. That’s what usually motivates us to sign up for these things. But what we can get when a trained coach is at the helm of a group is much, much more.
As a certified coach, I am always operating on at least two levels with my clients. At the first level, I am helping them achieve their goals on their project. That’s making sure that their agenda is fulfilled through our work together.
Secondly, I am training members of the Original Impulse Atelier to be their own coach. I ask them tough questions. I teach them how to recognize and outwit their inner critic. I train them to be savvy about their own process so they are empowered outside of our group.
I’ve been a participant in mastermind groups. I have seen the difference it makes when one is led by a trained coach and facilitator. I am a stand for my participants’ success in my groups, so I bring all of my coaching, leadership and teaching skills to the table.
Having a coach help you write your book, make your body of artwork, be a consistent blogger makes all the difference. You will recognize patterns that keep you stuck and will learn new ways of working. You will gain the benefits of staying with something over the long term – confidence, clarity, empowerment and joy. The gifts of having someone on your team are many.
If you are ready for a mastermind group that helps you achieve the creative success you crave, consider the Original Impulse Atelier. Enrollment is open now for our 2020 session, which begins in January. All the information is here.