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 we decided to switch to a new fortnightly format with the following schedule:
18th September - Guest Expert. Sue El Hachmi of Carbon Law Partners. "Providing an equity incentive to assist with the retention of key employees".
2nd October - Group Mastermind Session (issues, challenges, opportunities).
16th October - Guest Expert. Sean Masters of Brand Clear. "Sharing expertise on all things Communication to help you to connect what you do (and why) to what matters to people/customers."
30th October - Group Mastermind Session (issues, challenges, opportunities).
13th November - Guest Expert. Neil Campbell of Risk Dashboard. "Helping business owners to reduce operating costs whilst increasing profits by identify risks that could have a major impact on reputation, growth and financial success."
27th November - Group Mastermind Session (issues, challenges, opportunities).
11th December – Guest Expert - Iwona Lebiedowicz of PAB languages.
"getting communication right with foreign clients, partners and subsidiaries. Including the critical importance of cultural awareness in global Comms, examples of the rights and wrongs of multilingual translation and transcreation and tricks and tips to get key messages right internally.
To secure your place on the call please register by filling in the form at the bottom of the page.
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