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Group coach or facilitating a mastermind online? Some trigger questions…

Are you a group coach or facilitator?

mastermind online groupIn recent years the tools around facilitating and teaching masterminds online have really taken a leap forward. Video streaming, Blab, Periscope, Hangouts and other platforms like Zoom and Skype have matured to the point where meaningful group coaching can easily be delivered on-line.

The emergence of the “Mastermind Online” format

It is not only the technology that has matured. One popular and collaborative modality of group coaching is the mastermind concept. In the age of the solo entrepreneur, collaborative support and group coaching from peers and like minded entrepreneurs has become not only popular, but almost a necessary ingredient to success. And from our “inbound design” perspective, this format is hugely attractive because focus on the actual participant needs and agendas are built in.

Add to this the fact that physical location is no longer a huge obstacle in our ever connected world, and the mastermind format is a perfect formula for on-line collaboration.

In a peer group environment, facilitation and leadership is still required

Masterminds online revolve around the concept that all participants are getting equal time to talk about what they are working on, and taking turns so that one person in the group may have the “hot seat” and benefit from the brainstorming of all participants in that session. But this does not mean that masterminds can self-organize.

In fact, the role of the facilitator or founder of the mastermind is very important, when it comes to ensuring that people show up in the first place, stick to the agenda, and also in providing facilitator notes and a space for resources.

Supporting masterminds beyond video conferencing apps

Assistive technologies are springing up, and having a mastermind membership site to support the group can be a big bonus. Consider the following possibilities:

mastermind online appsBenefits to the mastermind online participants

  • A central place for replays of each sessions
  • Transcripts of each session
  • Facilitator journals for each session
  • On-line courses and other resources like e-Books
  • Discussion forums and threads for members (instead of Facebook groups where topics are lost in a timeline)
  • Event calendars

Benefits to group coaches and mastermind online facilitators

  • A sales page for your mastermind group
  • Multiple payment options, one-time, recurring, free trials, renewals, credit card changes
  • Automated payment processing
  • An affiliate referral system to reward your friends and colleagues who refer someone into your mastermind group
  • Affiliate Discounts for members who bring someone else into your group
  • Automated book-keeping and payouts to affiliates

Some trigger questions for you

If these concepts are intriguing for you, I’d like to invite you to consider the below trigger questions. It will take less than 5 minutes of your time…

They will help you reflect on how well positioned you are to help your group and offer the best in mastermind online experience.

Let me know if you want to see the above results?

As people have been studying these trigger questions, let me know if you’d like to see the results, I’m happy to share them!

Version 1.2 of Embracing Change iPad App Coaches Users To Be Change Agents

We just released Version 1.2, with enhanced audio tips, Social Media integration, improved navigation and more… Thanks for all the great suggestion to make this app a hit!

Press Release from PRWeb
Version 1.2 of this innovative iPad app provides
step-by-step coaching of change management skills with additional audio
and video tips to strengthen business leadership, transform everyday
relationships, and facilitate the design and sustainability of visionary
change.

So, what’s new?

The new release of Embracing Change improves on some of the original
interactive features making this app experience even more immersive and
engaging:

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  • A step-by-step, clearly structured practice
  • Audio coaching and training tips *** NEW
  • Social media integration *** NEW
  • Guided approach to story telling
  • Text edit tool to respond to step-by-step questions and record insights inside the app
  • Ability to share notes with others

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  • Interactive graphics of models of change
  • Enhanced usability and navigation *** NEW
  • Scrollable slide shows
  • 360 work flow panorama
  • Inspirational quotes, beautiful imagery and graphics
  • Instructional videos
  • Supports both Landscape and Portrait orientations

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*** To celebrate, V 1.2 will be available for $3.99 for a very limited time before increasing to $9.99 ***

Embracing Change – The App

“Embracing Change”: it’s (a)live!

We are extremely pleased to share that “Embracing Change”, our most recent app, is now available in the iTunes app store.

[box type=”shadow”]Deal with Disruptive Change *** Discover your Strengths *** Dream & Design your Best Future”

This app supports you in embracing change – personally and professionally – in your relationships at home and at work. Just about every change has high points and low points. This app helps you deal with change and disruptive forces, whether you chose them or not.

You follow a world-acclaimed method and practice, (Appreciative Inquiry and the 4-D cycle: Discover, Dream, Design, Destiny), that allows you to discover your own strengths in dealing with change; you go on to envision how to apply your strengths, organize yourself and identify resources to embrace future changes. This app works for individuals and teams. The approach taps into your imagination and is sustainable.[/box]

To find out more visit iTunes or the app’s page.App Store Link