We know how it goes. We've been there.
You deeply want to create this thing for yourself, a lifestyle of freedom that comes from fulfilling on your business vision and doing your work in the world.
Day after day, hour after hour, and even year after year you pour your heart and soul into it. Some days everything flows and feels good. But we both know that this is tough stuff and there are plenty of days filled with blinding frustration and self-doubt. You find yourself feeling confused by all the options, overwhelmed by all the noise, isolated and lonely as you try to figure it all out, and ultimately unsupported.
This is your unique path and many people don't understand what you're doing or why you chose to (you know over something more "reliable"). Some people may even tell you not to do it.
We are blazing trails in a new world which is both an amazing opportunity and a privilege to do so, but it's not exactly easy. In fact it's an incredibly difficult pursuit for most of us (though totally worthwhile). So it's your duty to protect and honor the passion you feel to create a life that works for you. And even though you may be operating like a lone wolf much of the time, we promise you're not alone.
Furthermore, you're not meant to take a solo journey through entrepreneurship anymore than you're meant to go through life itself all alone. We need each other... to rise... to thrive.
WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS.
Masterminding is a simple yet profound idea that can transform your life. And The Rise Alliance is your chance to experience this secret superpower for yourself. (2017 we're coming for you!)
10 WAYS YOUR MASTERMIND GROUP WILL HELP YOU TO LEVEL UP NEXT YEAR.
- They help you get clear on what you need to do and develop an informed plan.
- They hold you accountable to the goals you set and the integrity required to accomplish them.
- They help you cut through the noise, stay focused, and take consistent action.
- They help you brainstorm new ideas and offer insightful, honest, actionable feedback.
- They provide a safe and confidential space for you to share your thoughts and experiences.
- They serve to widen your perspective so that you can see more possibilities.
- They greatly expand your pool of knowledge and experience, tools and resources.
- They help you develop the necessary mindset and attitude for being successful.
- They become your advocates and allies, true friends and cross-promoters.
- They push you to be your best and be kind to yourself through the challenging entrepreneurial process.
A mastermind is your personal success team whose job it is to make you too supported to fail.
It's time for you to stop going it alone.
The Rise Alliance is an 8 month virtual mastermind program running February 2017 - September 2017 (with special materials being available in December 2016 and January 2017).
This program provides a deep dive into the modern mastermind experience. The coaching that happens within meetings is done in an environment of cooperative, non-competitive mutual leadership (peer-to-peer coaching). It provides an opportunity for each member to step up and play an active, dynamic role that is hugely beneficial to the development of a resilient and successful entrepreneur.
The program includes a stylish and stellar round up of systems and tools that connect you with your personal mastermind group as well as the greater Rise Alliance membership. You are also supplied with a generous variety of educational materials to support your success throughout the program.
POWERFUL MASTERMIND ALLIANCES
You will be thoughtfully matched into an intimate and powerful 6 member mastermind group where your experiences, skills, and industries are complementary to one another. These beautiful souls will quickly become your trusted inner circle and personal advisory board. Together you will conquer, together you will rise! (I say in my power stance.)
In addition to the accountability which exists at the group level, you'll receive accountability at the member level. This means that within your mastermind group, each member will become an accountability partner for one specific other member in the group. High five for the buddy system!
CONVENIENT WEEKLY MEETINGS
With an internet connection, your smartphone or computer, and the sophisticated voice chat system we use, you'll participate in flexible, tech savvy weekly meetings. We really think you're going to love this unique alternative to the traditional conference call! (For more details and to check the compatibility between our system and your phone/computer, see the F.A.Q section at the bottom of the page.)
PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNITY
Having a place to keep in touch between meetings, and connect with other members is an important part of the program. That's why we have our own totally rad private online community on an independent platform (read: not another Facebook group). This is the online home for The Rise Alliance and how we keep each other continuously inspired, informed, and empowered. Expect regular virtual co-working sessions, challenges, and even a shop filled with goodies (including ones from your fellow members) that you can earn through participation!
TWO IN-PERSON RETREATS
Twice over the course of the program you will have the opportunity to meet and greet, hug and love on your tribe-mates in person!!! These 3-4 day getaways are a chance for us to celebrate in style, have some fun, receive special training, and work on some cool projects together. (See the F.A.Q. section at the bottom of the page for more details.)
MONTHLY TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Each month you will have the opportunity to learn from some amazing soulful, successful, seasoned entrepreneurs (like Regina Anaejionu from byRegina.com!) during one of our online training workshops. These special guest presenters will speak on topics which align with a monthly theme that's especially meaningful to purpose-driven entrepreneurs.
PROGRAM WORKBOOK + PROCEDURAL HANDBOOK
You will be provided with a beautiful printed workbook that guides you through each week and month of the program with worksheets for goal-setting, mastermind meetings, monthly reviews, and more. You'll also receive a handbook (pdf) that provides training on our platforms, procedures for holding meetings, and guidance on working within your mastermind group.
THE MAGIC OF MASTERMINDS™ ONLINE COURSE
We want you to be a masterminding superstar so that you don't miss out on any of the magic that is possible through this process, which is why we put together this course and include it as a part of our programs. With this masterclass you'll be supremely equipped to make the most of this experience. Get details here.
GUIDING LIGHT GOALS™ ONLINE COURSE
Once again we just can't stand the thought of you not having everything you need to be successful in The Rise Alliance, so you'll also be receiving our eye-opening course which will is the basis of the system we will use to set goals and track progress throughout the program. Get details here.
VIP ACCESS TO NEW TRAINING MATERIALS
We are committed to your personal and professional development and success so we naturally want to give you all the things in our arsenal that will help you - even the material that hasn't made its way into a course or program of its own yet. We'll be delivering this VIP content to you through emails and in our private online community.
IT ALL ADDS UP TO ONE INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!
Not pictured: new friends for life and all the fun you're gonna have at the retreats!
Is this the right program for you?
Let's find out!
The ecosystem of our programs and courses is particularly agreeable to purpose-driven, heart-centered, conscious entrepreneurs. We are looking for members who have a true burning desire to build something for themselves and the drive to take action and make it happen.
This program is ideal for entrepreneurs who are beyond just getting started, but have not quite yet made their idea into a raving success (which is why we're here!). We've got a handy chart to help you distinguish between the beginner, intermediate, and advanced phases of building a business - it should guide you in identifying where you are in the process if you're not quite sure. Preview the scale below and click here to get the full descriptions.
THE (ENTREPRENEURIAL) PLANT CYCLE
It's important that members are ready to make The Rise Alliance a priority for the full duration of the program. The type of person who will get the most out of this experience is one who is ready and able to take on a shared-leadership role and fulfill on the commitments and responsibilities that come along with entering into a mastermind partnership.
12 THINGS THAT WILL make this program a tremendous success for you.
- Complete both courses included in this program by March 2017.
- Hold your meeting time as sacred.
- Engage in and be a positive contribution to the online community.
- Make a conscious, intentional choice to be a steward for the success of the other members in your group, as well as your own.
- Be coachable and open to the advice and feedback of others.
- When taking action, seek to be productive not just busy.
- Practice taking responsibility.
- Attend at least five of the monthly training workshops.
- Attend at least one of the retreats.
- Set a goal for the duration of the program, and for each individual month.
- Be consistent in tracking your progress using the methods and materials provided.
- Make self-care as non-negotiable as participating in your mastermind.
Let's make it happen!
The program is currently open for enrollment and applications are being accepted. A $350 deposit is due with your application and it is non-refundable if you are accepted into the program. The fee will be refunded to those we are unable to offer membership to (within 48 hours of after we've sent the notification).
Acceptance determinations will be made within 14 days of receiving your deposit and application. In some cases we may wish to schedule a phone or video call with you to assist us in making this decision.
including $350* Deposit + Application Fee paid at the time of enrollment.
$649 due on Jan. 20, 2017
$649 due on Apr. 20, 2017
$649 due on July. 20, 2017
plus $350 Deposit + Application Fee paid at the time of enrollment.
If you are offered a spot in the program, upon receiving your acceptance notification, you will need to promptly pay the remaining balance or set up a payment plan. *For those who select the single payment option your deposit will be deducted from the total price and the remainder is what will be due ($1,647).
When are meetings and how are they ran?
Meetings will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays and last 1.5 - 2 hours. Please note: if you are interested in the program but have a conflict with these times, please contact us to see if it is something we actually can accommodate.
Most of the meetings during the program will be general round tables with each member having 15 minutes to provide their weekly updates and receive support/feedback (which may be continued in other ways where additional support is needed). From March to August each member of the group will take their turn in the hot seat, during the last week of each month/cycle. These meetings will begin with a 5 minute round table update from each member, and then the rest of the time (1.5hrs) will be dedicated to providing the person in the hot seat with focused attention on their business. Each member will therefore receive one of these hot seat sessions over the course of the program.
There will also be in-person meetings held at each of our retreats, and the ability to get support from other program members who are not in your specific mastermind group, through our private online community.
We use a platform called Voxer to host our meetings (accessible via smartphone app or web browser - view platform specs here.) We will provide training on holding meetings and send weekly reminders to keep everyone up to speed and engaged.
When and where will the retreats be held? Do I have to attend?
The retreats are an optional feature of the program, but one that we highly recommend you plan on participating in if possible. The chance to see and spend time with your tribe-mates in person is surely something you won't want to miss!
These 3-4 day getaways are scheduled to happen in May 2017 (location: Austin, TX) and September 2017 (location: TBA). Specific dates, times, and activity details are still being worked out and we will provide an update as soon as we are able. Travel, lodging, and most meal expenses are not included in the cost of the program, but we will be looking to secure discounts for attendees.
Is this program open to men?
Yes! We are delighted to welcome gentlemen entrepreneurs into the program. Groups may be same or mixed gender, according to your preferences and what we think will be the best arrangement for everyone involved.
How do you screen and match members?
The process of matching people into mastermind groups is one we give great and thoughtful consideration to. We thoroughly review every application and may reach out to a prospective member to schedule a phone or video call which will allow us to further investigate the possibility of membership.
The application form is very detailed and allows us to match members using a variety of criteria, including but not limited to location, industry, experience level, and personality type. Our method involves cross-checking across many such factors to arrange members into strong, diverse mastermind groups which are both challenging and highly complementary.
What if I don't vibe with the group I'm placed in?
We completely understand the possibility that despite our best intentions not every member may feel they vibe with their group. In such a case we ask that you reach out to us so that we may better understand the situation and first see if it is amendable without relocating you to another group (which would also involve moving another member from their group). If that doesn't work out as an option, we will do our best to find another group arrangement that does work for everyone involved.
What is your refund/cancellation policy?
If for some reason you need to cancel your membership you may do so before January 15, 2017 and receive a refund less your $350 non-refundable deposit/application fee. After January 15, 2017 there will be no refunds issued, though in cases where it is appropriate we may transfer some or all of the purchase price into credits towards other programs, courses, or products.
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