Last year when I decided to have a Holistic Health Coach Mastermind, I dreamed of it bringing coaches to a new and higher level. You know me, I am always talking about the tremendous power and strength of tribes and the amazing things we can do together and the power in numbers….and all that.
I am inspired by everyone who attended.
The attendees had never met each other outside Facebook! To be honest, there were some members of my team who I have worked with for a year or more and I never met them in person. Internet business is a whole different thing. You need to convey your values over the internet and on the phone.
I have always felt really blessed to be working with such a wonderful group of loving, caring coaches. I am blessed on a whole new level now. The one thing that came out of this mastermind that I underestimated was the bonds that were formed. Our coaches, all of them left the mastermind with new lifelong friends.
The mastermind groups that we set up – continue on. Our coaches brought along their biggest business challenges and they worked together within their groups to find solutions. They timed it, offered solution, participated even when they were a little afraid and set goals and rewards. There were great strides taken. I was thrilled that before the trip was over, every group had plans to reconnect and carry on with their mastermind groups.
We had to change the “hot seat” to the “love seat” to get anyone to sit in it! Then it ended up being one of everyone’s favorite things.
There was team work like you wouldn’t believe. There was a “Sputnik Challenge” where each team needed to put 5 straws into a raw potato and balance peanut M&M’s on the straws and another where they had to stick both arms into a pair of pantyhose and extract coins…I know it sounds dorky and silly…but it was so much fun to see the competition and team building that came from it.
We all met Dr. Clement from Hippocrates, he signed our books and posed with each of us for pictures. He also invited us to tour Hippocrates next time!
Favorites were Lisa Fraley with Legal Enlightenment and Christie Halmick teaching branding – they were wonderful presenters who really cared about everyone in the room and what they were going to take away from their presentations.
Health coaches got nervous when we asked them to bring makeup and clothing that represented their brand…man did that make everyone nervous! BUT, they did it, not knowing why we asked them. Not one of them had done video before. Some even expressed great fear of video that had been holding them back. Heck, I hadn’t done video before…I think I did 4 hours of video while we were there, not to mention the constant video through the week. Every health coach participating in the mastermind recited their elevator pitch to the video. Our people are clipping it now so they can each put it on their websites.
It’s easy to forget what connecting with one another feels like. With a few keystrokes on a computer, we forget what it’s like to communicate and the joy of gathering together as a community. I will never forget that again and I will look forward to meeting you all and working with you in person every chance I get.
We all have a lifetime of memories…but don’t take my word for it! I can’t wait to get all the video back and start sharing that with you!
I hope to see you all at one of our gatherings next year.