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We are living in a world of rapid change and unprecedented uncertainty.

Never before have business leaders faced the challenges they face today.

Rapidly changing markets, increased competition from multiple directions, the very real risk of disruptive innovations, the furious race to attract and retain unparalleled talent, technological forces and the skyrocketing demands for sound corporate governance dictate that the old ways of doing business will cause some companies to completely disappear in the 21st century.

You know the world has changed. It’s not an 80/20 world anymore. It’s 95/5. You’re either in the 95 or The 5. Ignore this at your own risk. If you’re not doing all you can to get into The 5, you’ll be blindsided by a technology or competitor that someone is frantically working to bring to market.

In the fast-paced world we live in, you can’t afford to wait. It’s Time to Get Real.

Let’s face it.

You’re busy – busier than ever.

Your to-do list is a mile long.

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day imperatives of working in your business and forget that if you don’t focus on your business … now … before it’s too late, you may find yourself back in the pack with the 95, struggling to survive. Even if you’re leading the pack, you’re still racing to catch those already at the next level.

You want 2018 to be “your breakout year.” It’s critical to your success.

You want to feel less “busy” and get more momentum.

But you aren’t sure if you’re working on the right things. Pressing the right buttons.

You know you don’t have time for long, time-consuming business planning sessions. That won’t get you where you need to be.

You need a different approach.

Successful business leaders understand the value of sharing best practices with peers across industries in a facilitated setting.

Going it alone has never been riskier.

Imagine if you could share ideas and insights from your peers, across a diverse range of industries … business leaders who are facing the same challenges as you and trying to figure out how to succeed, who have many years of experience and great ideas to share.

If you’ve reached a certain level in your business, you’ve probably realized that finding new customers does not solve every problem.  You need to clear the things that are blocking your growth.  

You need bigger, higher-level tools.  And you don’t need to read the latest business book, attend the next seminar or go through a learning curve to use these tools.

That’s where we come in.

Our Mastermind group is an immersive, “get off the grid” retreat that happens for 5 hours every other month, with opportunities for valuable peer-to-peer and group interaction between meetings.  

It is a small, intimate group where you come to get real.  Real business insights that can legitimately change the course of your business.  Real tools used by companies that paid big consulting firms six figures to find new ways to grow.

Nothing is off limits in this group.  You’re not forced to talk about things that are holding you back, but if you’re ready to talk about them, you can.  Everyone is liberated to be real.  

There’s nothing like having your own personal board of advisors to help you see the road ahead, avoid the potholes and keep you on the road to YOUR goals.

Every mastermind group will tell you they’re unique!!

Some are put on by business coaches trying to find new customers and charge thousands of dollars to give “one size fits all” answers to every question.

Or a business guru who gives tons of information about the latest fad.

Many are just a quick meeting crammed into a tiny room at a restaurant chosen because it offers cheap food.

Or a “wannabe” group of pretends who just pump each other up.

Or a locker room where you strap on your “jock” uniform and never take it off.  An iron-pumping club for bragging and showing off.

Don’t you dare admit you have serious challenges to overcome or that you need some real answers specific to your situation!

You already know that there are a lot of choices when it comes to Mastermind groups.  Free ones, big ones, seminars, and lead sharing.  

We are living in a world of rapid change and unprecedented uncertainty.

Never before have business leaders faced the challenges they face today.

Rapidly changing markets, increased competition from multiple directions, the very real risk of disruptive innovations, the furious race to attract and retain unparalleled talent, technological forces and the skyrocketing demands for sound corporate governance dictate that the old ways of doing business will cause some companies to completely disappear in the 21st century.

You know the world has changed. It’s not an 80/20 world anymore. It’s 95/5. You’re either in the 95 or The 5. Ignore this at your own risk. If you’re not doing all you can to get into The 5, you’ll be blindsided by a technology or competitor that someone is frantically working to bring to market.

In the fast-paced world we live in, you can’t afford to wait. It’s Time to Get Real.

Let’s face it.

You’re busy – busier than ever.

Your to-do list is a mile long.

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day imperatives of working in your business and forget that if you don’t focus on your business … now … before it’s too late, you may find yourself back in the pack with the 95, struggling to survive. Even if you’re leading the pack, you’re still racing to catch those already at the next level.

You want 2018 to be “your breakout year.” It’s critical to your success.

You want to feel less “busy” and get more momentum.

But you aren’t sure if you’re working on the right things. Pressing the right buttons.

You know you don’t have time for long, time-consuming business planning sessions. That won’t get you where you need to be.

You need a different approach.

Successful business leaders understand the value of sharing best practices with peers across industries in a facilitated setting.

Going it alone has never been riskier.

Imagine if you could share ideas and insights from your peers, across a diverse range of industries … business leaders who are facing the same challenges as you and trying to figure out how to succeed, who have many years of experience and great ideas to share.

If you’ve reached a certain level in your business, you’ve probably realized that finding new customers does not solve every problem.  You need to clear the things that are blocking your growth.  

You need bigger, higher-level tools.  And you don’t need to read the latest business book, attend the next seminar or go through a learning curve to use these tools.

That’s where we come in.

Our Mastermind group is an immersive, “get off the grid” retreat that happens for 5 hours every other month, with opportunities for valuable peer-to-peer and group interaction between meetings.  

It is a small, intimate group where you come to get real.  Real business insights that can legitimately change the course of your business.  Real tools used by companies that paid big consulting firms six figures to find new ways to grow.

Nothing is off limits in this group.  You’re not forced to talk about things that are holding you back, but if you’re ready to talk about them, you can.  Everyone is liberated to be real.  

There’s nothing like having your own personal board of advisors to help you see the road ahead, avoid the potholes and keep you on the road to YOUR goals.

Every mastermind group will tell you they’re unique!!

Some are put on by business coaches trying to find new customers and charge thousands of dollars to give “one size fits all” answers to every question.

Or a business guru who gives tons of information about the latest fad.

Many are just a quick meeting crammed into a tiny room at a restaurant chosen because it offers cheap food.

Or a “wannabe” group of pretends who just pump each other up.

Or a locker room where you strap on your “jock” uniform and never take it off.  An iron-pumping club for bragging and showing off.

Don’t you dare admit you have serious challenges to overcome or that you need some real answers specific to your situation!

You already know that there are a lot of choices when it comes to Mastermind groups.  Free ones, big ones, seminars, and lead sharing.  

We’re different.

A natural question would be – “Why should I pay $699 to be in this one?”

1. A paid group with a designated leader is far better than a free one without a designated leader.  It’s more tightly run and contains far more expertise.  Someone must shoulder responsibility for you getting your money’s worth.

4. If you still think you can “market my way out of every problem”, this Mastermind is not for you.  But if you’re at the point where you know you need more than just marketing or a “big customer” to solve your problems … you want to build a business that is ahead of the curve… . If you want to build equity (to be cashed in or sold) … then this Mastermind is more focused than you can imagine.

2. You can share and learn valuable best practices across different industries, giving you the ability to differentiate in your market. Mastermind groups are designed to include participants across diverse industries, so you don’t have to worry about sharing information with your competitors.

5. In a paid Mastermind, you’re far less likely to be the smartest guy in the room—which is the last thing you want to be in a Mastermind.

3. We take off the “jock uniform”.  This is not a therapy group, but it’s not rah-rah—it’s human talk about real world situations that are keeping you from reaching your potential.  No self-promotion, just serious evaluation of your business and ways to make sure the growth is on track.

6. In addition to the facilitators, guest speakers with expertise gained in working for Fortune 500 companies and years of industry knowledge will be at various sessions.

We’re different.

A natural question would be – “Why should I pay $699 to be in this one?”

1. A paid group with a designated leader is far better than a free one without a designated leader.  It’s more tightly run and contains far more expertise.  Someone must shoulder responsibility for you getting your money’s worth.

2. You can share and learn valuable best practices across different industries, giving you the ability to differentiate in your market. Mastermind groups are designed to include participants across diverse industries, so you don’t have to worry about sharing information with your competitors.

3. We take off the “jock uniform”.  This is not a therapy group, but it’s not rah-rah—it’s human talk about real world situations that are keeping you from reaching your potential.  No self-promotion, just serious evaluation of your business and ways to make sure the growth is on track.

4. If you still think you can “market my way out of every problem”, this Mastermind is not for you.  But if you’re at the point where you know you need more than just marketing or a “big customer” to solve your problems … you want to build a business that is ahead of the curve… . If you want to build equity (to be cashed in or sold) … then this Mastermind is more focused than you can imagine.

5. In a paid Mastermind, you’re far less likely to be the smartest guy in the room—which is the last thing you want to be in a Mastermind.

6. In addition to the facilitators, guest speakers with expertise gained in working for Fortune 500 companies and years of industry knowledge will be at various sessions.

This Mastermind group is not for everyone.

If you have things under control and are confident that you can go it alone, then we’re probably not a good match. But if you are a visionary leader striving to be the very best you can be, to break away from the pack and slay your competition in an ever-changing market, then this is where you need to be.

We’re highly selective in who we choose.

By joining our Mastermind group, you have the confidence of knowing that you are part of an elite group of peers, with whom you can share insights and ideas, and from whom you can learn, in a facilitated environment.

These meetings are where you begin the process to intellectually prepare for the future. Where you are allowed to become transparent, personally, spiritually and emotionally. You get a reality check on what can happen to your business if you don’t make changes. It’s where you build a future with a group of people that flow together.

Interested?

Is it time for you to face the tough questions and find your answers?

The benefits can literally pay for the nominal cost of joining the Mastermind group many times over.

It makes joining a total no-brainer.

Information on the Mastermind facilitators:

Mike Cobb

Mike Cobb

Mastermind Group Facilitator

For over thirty years, Mike has been actively involved, as a coach, entrepreneur, scientist, business executive and management consultant, in the areas of executive leadership, organizational development and change management, strategic planning and execution, and financial analysis. He has provided strategic, operational and financial leadership to small and medium-sized firms, as well as Fortune 500 companies and large government organizations, in a broad range of industries. Mike holds BS and PhD degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has had additional training in finance and accounting, strategic planning and management, leadership development, and succession planning, from various top-tier institutions.

Jay Davis

Jay Davis

Mastermind Group Facilitator

Jay Davis is a Founding Partner of The InnovaNet Group, focusing on Business Development and Customer Care.  He was a Founding Partner of InnovaNet Technology Group prior to the merger with Criterion.  

He has worked in retail management, financial services and as a “serial entrepreneur” was involved in several startups, including some that were successful.  His experiences in working with diverse organizations from startups that were bootstrapped to Fortune 100 companies bring insights that are unique and innovative.

Apply now.

We’re forming a Mastermind group in the Chattanooga/Dalton area, with a planned launch in January.

Due to the highly interactive and immersive nature of the Mastermind process, this group is limited to 8 people.

We still have a few spots left. 

We want to fill those spots with high-quality people and action takers. 

Apply now before it fills up.