Category Archives: Starting Your Mastermind Group

What Types of Mastermind Groups Are There?

Many people form mastermind groups to help build their business. But business mastermind groups aren’t the only type of masterminding going on these days!

Mastermind groups are becoming more and more popular. Recently I did a little web research to find out what types of people are forming mastermind groups. This list might give you some creative ideas for starting a mastermind group of your own:

People who are:

  • small business owners & entrepreneurs
  • CEOs and executive-level managers
  • new managers
  • sales people
  • artists
  • authors
  • moms
  • landlords
  • real estate investors
  • singles
  • recently divorced
  • internet marketers
  • retailers
  • dentists
  • painting contractors
  • parents of teens
  • empty nesters
  • retirees and soon-to-be retirees
  • inter-departmental employees working as a team
  • musicians, artists and writers
  • consultants
  • Chamber of Commerce and professional association members

People who want success in:

  • network marketing
  • living the law of attraction
  • fitness & weight loss
  • growing a business
  • building wealth
  • creating a healthy lifestyle
  • dealing with difficult¬†people
  • finding a new romantic partner in life
  • dealing with teenagers
  • adding more spirituality to their lives

Mastermind groups…not just for business anymore!

6 Ways to Find a Mastermind Group

You want to join a mastermind group, but don’t know where to start looking for one, right?

Mastermind groups are everywhere; you just need to know where to find them.

Be sure you know what you’re looking for in a group before trying to find one to join. For instance:

  • Do you want to meet in person? Or is meeting by phone or video chat acceptable?
  • Do you need to meet in the evening, or is a day-time meeting better?
  • What topic areas do you want the group to focus on?
  • Do you want to be held accountable for getting actions done and reporting back to the group, or do you want something more casual?
  • Do you want a group that focuses on pure brainstorming, problem-solving and decision-making, or should there be an education element to the group as well?

Here are six tips to get you started:

  1. Start a group of your own. It’s easier than you think, and you can hand-select the people you want to brainstorm with. This way you get to choose the dates, times, locations and topic areas that work best for you. You’re bound to find friends and colleagues who are searching, too.
  2. See if there are any local mastermind groups by checking You can search within a radius of your zip code to find local mastermind groups on many topics. Then contact the group organizer and find out if the group is still meeting, and if they’re taking new members.
  3. Use my Find a Mastermind Group service, which lists people who have existing mastermind groups and are looking for new members. Read the descriptions to see which group is right for you, then email the facilitator to set up time to talk on the phone about their group.
  4. Talk with colleagues. Ask your connections via email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn if they know of any existing groups looking for new members, or any new groups that are forming. Telephone colleagues and friends and let them know you’re looking. Ask coworkers. They might be in a mastermind group right now and would know if the group is a good match for you. Or through their network of friends and colleagues, they can spread the word about what you’re looking for.
  5. Check with your favorite mentors, teachers and writers. They often have mastermind groups, and they don’t always advertise them. If they don’t have groups themselves, they may know of others who do.
  6. Check with  your local professional organizations, including trade groups, chambers of commerce, religious groups, networking groups, and schools. Anywhere that groups of people regularly meet together are the most likely to have mastermind groups.

Look around and you’ll be surprised how many groups there are. Then interview the facilitator and some of the other members of the group to determine if the group is a good match for you. Ask if you can attend one meeting to get a feel for the group and how it’s run.

You’ll love being part of a mastermind group!

Fill Your Mastermind Group with Smart Marketing

Want to find members for your mastermind group?

  • How do you attract new members for your mastermind group?
  • How do you set your fees for your mastermind group?
  • Which marketing techniques work best?

Learn this step-by-step system to design your group and create your marketing plan. Join me for this hands-on class where each week you build your savvy marketing plan for reaching prospective members and selecting the right ones for your groups.

Class begins April 25 and is limited to 20 students.

Get all the class details here!