When One Brain isn’t Enough, You Can Join a Mastermind.


Have you ever found yourself facing a situation where you could have used another person to bounce ideas off of or just wanted some other opinions?


There’s a good chance you’d love to learn from others who have already accomplished what you want to do, or consult with other peers to help you get motivated and get out of that rut you’re in. You could use some support to take some positive action in your business or career, but something always got in your way.

I’ve seen lots of  professionals and business owners operate in silos or stovepipes, and as a result, they just don’t advance as fast, and worse, they lose that all important opportunity to benefit and grow from the experience of others.

I came across a great quote recently which sums it up nicely:

“There is no classroom equivalent to learning

from those who have done what you want to do.”

It’s best to learn and expand your horizons when you are with people who have done the same thing you want to achieve; and that is exactly what my Pathfinders Mastermind group can do when you embrace learning from like-minded peers.


Here are some of the key learnings offered for you in Pathfinders Mastermind Group:


1. You realize you are not alone in the way you think.

You’ll see that your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are almost identical to other professionals and business owners. When you realize this, you become more understanding of yourself. All of a sudden, you see that it’s not just you! You find that others also doubt themselves in exactly the same way. And you can stop being so hard on yourself, and stop beating yourself up for being a “failure”.


2. You learn what stories you are telling yourself.

Yes, stories, or mindset. It’s what’s going on inside your head. You tell yourself stories in your career or business all the time –also known as excuses, rationalizations, or limiting beliefs. Working with others, your stories will be challenged and your cohorts will support you to take positive action. When you take action, the stories or mindset that held you back become stories or beliefs you then can share with others on your growth path.


3. In Pathfinders, you figure out a solution for every problem.

You will always find creative solutions for the problems in your career or business and the solution can come from the person you least expect to have an answer. The really great part of Pathfinder Mastermind group is your group members become your bonus coaches. Remember, in a Mastermind Group, the executive coach is not there to come up with the best solution for every problem. but in Pathfinders, you’ll be encouraged to collaborate, take risks, and share your wisdom, you can be sure that someone else in the room can offer you a solution you hadn’t thought of that moves you forward.


4. You take more action in your career or business because your peers hold you accountable.

People always overestimate what they can accomplish in a short period of time. Pathfinders can support you to make commitments you can actually keep, and be accountable to do the work. You don’t want to be the only person who didn’t make any progress. Sometimes, this kind of peer pressure can feel uncomfortable, but as a professional or business owner, you learn to get out of your comfort zone as part of growing and moving ahead.


5. Go ahead and celebrate your successes!

Savor your success. Celebrate your progress. You worked for it! It may feel like bragging to tell your family and friends that you hit your big goals, landed that deal you’ve been working on, or finally finished writing all that copy for your website because, unless your they are in a challenging career or a business owner, they just don’t get you. Pathfinders Mastermind Group will celebrate you and celebrate with you when good things happen in your business. Get used to celebrating. It’s okay!


So, if you’re struggling with making decisions on your own, without other professionals or business owners to support you, the Pathfinders Mastermind group is for you. Joining is easy. Simply fill out the application, and you’ll be ready to go.

Pathfinders Mastermind group is a six-month program, meeting twice a month for 90 minutes. There are several payment plans available, just let me know your needs and I will make arrangements for you.

Call (401) 742-1965, email mary@encoreexecutivecoaching.com, or visit http://bit.ly/pthfnders for more information.


Article adapted from https://lisalarter.com/5-hidden-benefits-of-group-coaching-or-masterminding/

Mary T. O'Sullivan

Mary T. O’Sullivan, Master of Science, Organizational Leadership, Member, International Coaching Federation, Society of Human Resource Management. Candidate, Master’s Certificate in Executive and Professional Career Coaching, University of Texas at Dallas. Member Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society. Advanced Studies in Education from Montclair University, SUNY Oswego and Syracuse University. Mary is also a certified Six Sigma Specialist, Contract Specialist, IPT Leader and holds a Certificate in Essentials of Human Resource Management from SHRM. Mary O’Sullivan has over 30 years experience in the aerospace and defense industry. In each of her roles, she acted as a change agent, moving teams and individuals from status quo to new ways of thinking, through offering solutions focused on changing behaviors and fostering growth. In additional, Mary holds a permanent teaching certificate in the State of New York for secondary education, and taught high school English for 10 years in the Syracuse, NY area.