Since September 2018, Macildowie have been hosting a quarterly gathering of local MD's and CEO's with the aim of supporting/helping one another through a collaborative Mastermind Session.
During lockdown, the highly talented Wiserways coaching duo of Laurence Duncan and Matt Bull have been hosting this event, virtually on ZOOM on a weekly basis.
At the start of September 2020 we decided to switch to a new fortnightly format where once a month we are joined by an expert speaker. We have been very lucky to have already gained insight and expertise on a number of important, specialist topics from the following experts:
- Sue Grogan (Director of Joined Up Working) - "Don't Let The Winter Blues Get You Down".
- Laurence Harvey (Owner of Laurence Harvey Training) - "The impact of unconscious bias".
- Sean Masters (Strategy Director at Brand Clear) - "Uniting brand, marketing and BD"
- Neil Campbell (Co-founder of Risk Dashboard) - "Reduce operating costs and drive profit by minimising risk"
Wikipedia defines a Mastermind group as:
'A peer-to-peer mentoring concept used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members.'
Here are just a few of the testimonials we have received since the Mastermind Group was launched:
'It was a great opportunity to share experiences with people in a very similar situation and it was surprising how many of the issues we have all faced/are facing rang true across the group. In our roles we are generally expected to have all the answers when in many cases we don't and the session gave me confidence that i wasn't necessarily alone in that respect.'
RICHARD ROBINSON – CEO AT TEXTILE RECYCLING GROUP
'It’s not often that you get the opportunity to participate in a truly open forum with people at MD level. James and the team at Macildowie have created something unique that can add real value to our business.'
RICHARD BAKER – MD AT WATTBIKE
'What a great kick off event, one where, as a group of first time MD’s, we were able to meet up with people in similar positions and share learnings and challenges in an relaxed and helpful environment. A must for anyone taking their first steps into being a MD.'
CARL GAMBLE – MD AT THE SSA AND ARTGALLERY.CO.UK
'This proved to be an excellent opportunity to meet fellow first time MDs who were experiencing similar challenges to myself. Discovering that you are 'not alone' was extremely comforting!'
CATHERINE CASEY – MD AFP SERVICES LTD