When I first started my coaching business 7 years ago I was gung-ho. Although a self-proclaimed networking avoider, I started calling people and making connections. I even went to a Chamber of Commerce meeting. I didn’t join but I did make a connection that continues and I did get some work out of it.
I met people who were so much more aligned to who I was. I no longer felt like a square peg in a round hole as I did in my full-time corporate job. Eyes didn’t glaze over when I talked about what was dear to my heart. People didn’t squirm and pass sidelong looks at each other. And, really, I’m not that weird!
I had found my tribe. But it was lonely. And the longer I went the more I knew how much I didn’t know! I was full of ideas but couldn’t figure out how to bring them to life.
Looking for support, I started joining groups. There were informal get-togethers, Toastmasters, writing groups, discussion groups. Then someone invited me to join a #master mind group. I had no idea what it was but I jumped in.
I learned about Napoleon Hill and his studies and his view of the “power of the master mind.” He said “no two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.” Great! I was in.
That master mind group fell apart. Another group became more of a social group which was wonderful but didn’t help me move forward. I tried to put another one together but the commitment was missing.
I still believed in the concept of a master mind and was convinced it was a great answer to the solitude of entrepreneurship. There had to be a better way to put them together. I believed they would work better with a facilitator. I knew what I needed but couldn’t find it.
Then I found fellow Kaizen-Muse™ Creativity Coach, Mary McDowall, who had the same idea. We knew what we needed and knew we were not alone. So we created it.
The KMI Master Mind was born!
KMI Masterminds create space that supports you with imaginative tools, no pressure and permission to be yourself.
(And it doesn’t have to be just about business.) Free from comparisons. Free from competition. Free to be who you are and operate in the way that works best for you. Freedom that clears the way to sustainable momentum with some ease and joyful anticipation.
Mary and I have seen the results. We use the techniques in our collaboration. We see the progress of the members of the Master Minds we run. We see the impact of the facilitator training program. It works. People thrive in a KMI Master Mind. We’re thrilled!
You can read more about it here on our website.
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Kathy Kane blogs about the creative process in the everyday, in writing and in the magical transition to the second half of life.
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