Are You Committed to Growing Your Plant-Based Business Bigger and Faster?
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind].
Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich
Introducing the Plant-Based Mastermind for Entrepreneurs
If you are truly committed to growing a successful plant-based business, and you are willing to work collaboratively with other plant-based/vegan entrepreneurs, then we invite you to apply to join the Plant-Based Mastermind (PBM).
The mastermind is a peer-to-peer mentoring group of plant-based entrepreneurs, guided by two experienced facilitators. The members are at a similar stage of business or are working towards similar goals. The meetings include a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in an online group setting to solve problems and sharpen your business and personal skills. Plant-Based Mastermind members lean on each other, give advice, share connections, do business with each other when appropriate, challenge each other to set lofty goals, and more importantly, accomplish them.
A mastermind gives you space to share your challenges with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs with similar goals. A coach can provide one viewpoint but a mastermind can provide many different viewpoints from different angles, from people who know what it is like to lead an organization. The different perspectives greatly expands your realm of possibilities in managing a particular business challenge.
The goal of the mastermind is simply to support you in significantly growing your revenue while having a positive impact on your employees, communities and the environment.
At the core of how masterminds work is the philosophy that you benefit from the collective wisdom, experience, skills, and network of everybody in the group.
What Will You Gain
- Business mentorship, development and learning from other business owners and top subject experts
- A safe confidential forum for dealing with business or personal challenges
- An accountability partner who will help you get to where you want to go
- A bond with like-minded plant-based entrepreneurs who are looking to connect and contribute in a genuine manner
How Does It Work
Each mastermind group is limited to ten plant-based entrepreneurs that are in approximately the same stage of business (i.e. startup, launch, growth, or scale).
Meetings take place via an online video conferencing platform (Zoom) over 12 weeks.
The mastermind meets every week for 90 minutes. During each session, you:
- Provide weekly updates and accountability reports to the team
- Discuss the key points and takeaways from the readings and assignments that were assigned in the previous week
- Watch a short presentation from guest experts
- Have an opportunity to be a “Entrepreneur in the Middle” or contribute to the EIM. Taking place at the end of each session, the EIM is an opportunity to focus on the challenges facing one particular member of the group. The EIM will rotate each week.
What We Expect From You
The Plant-Based Mastermind is NOT a coaching program or training "academy," and it is not simply a networking/referral group. It requires:
- A 12-week commitment to allow the Mastermind program to bring you success
- Attendance to at least 10 of the 12 online meetings
- Active participation in the weekly call
- Dedication to supporting and contributing to other group members
- Respect, comradeship, confidentiality, and dedication to the success of others
When & Where
The next Plant-Based Mastermind takes place from Sep 9th, 2020 – Dec 2nd, 2020, with online meetings held every Wednesday from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EST, through a web video conference call on the VegMeetings.com platform.
About the Facilitators
Shawn Stratton, is the Director of the International Vegan Film Festival and World Tour. He started the festival in 2018 to inspire, educate and entertain audiences with vegan-themed films from around the world. Shawn is also an international leadership and team development consultant, professional speaker, bestselling author, Ironman and Ultramarathon competitor.
Shawn has a bachelor’s degree in Experiential Education and a Master’s in Leadership. He devoted 15 years to leading teams on wilderness expeditions around the world into some of the harshest environments, and, most recently, eight years consulting with corporations on leadership and team development. His first book, Teams on the Edge: Stories & Lessons from Wilderness Expeditions, was an instant bestseller and won a bronze medal in the Global E-Book Awards.
Shawn came to veganism for health concerns after watching several influential documentaries. He and his family, including 3 young daughters, live in Ottawa and have been eating a plant-based diet since 2015.
Ronnie 'Tsunami' Gandiza
Ronnie 'Tsunami' Gandiza is the Chief Executive Officer of the Plant-Based Network, a lifestyle and entertainment cable TV and online network that promotes the plant-based lifestyle and its benefits for improving people's health, creating a more sustainable planet, and encouraging compassion for others. Previously he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for PlantPure, Inc.
Prior to his career in marketing, Ronnie was in the training and education space for over 25 years, and his learning solutions have been implemented in more than 10,000 academic institutions, non-profits and enterprise organizations around the world including Microsoft, the US Air Force, and LETS Empower. In addition, he has helped to build online and local support communities with millions of members in over 400 cities around the world in the fields of information technology, business, and health and wellness.
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Ronnie stated his career in Information Technology serving in the US Air Force, as well as Lead Network Engineer for the Secretary of Defense, and Director of Information Services for the Congressional Commission on Veterans Affairs.
In addition to attaining multiple certifications in IT and project management, Ronnie earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University.
The investment for this 12-week intensive mastermind is $1297. However, for a limited time, we have discounted the next mastermind at a price of $997. We offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you withdraw within 14 days after the first meeting. Thereafter there will be no refunds for withdrawal.