Executive Mastermind

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The AEC Leadership Mastermind... and move forward better, faster, and more confidently!

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Mastermind: A trusted group of outside peers and advocates to move you and your organization forward faster.

The AEC Leadership Mastermind is a more modern and diverse Architecture-Engineering-Construction industry tailored version of Napoleon Hill’s popularized century-old mastermind group concept, along with 1-on-1 executive sessions, designed to help you and your firm excel and achieve your greatest success while expanding your network of like-minded and valued leaders.

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Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, William Wrigley, Jr., and Andrew Carnegie were all in a Mastermind

Who:  Senior Principals, Presidents, and CEOs who are:

  • Dependable
  • Loyal to the group
  • Driven to succeed
  • High in moral character
  • Positive in mindset and view adversity and setbacks as opportunities for growth
  • Focused on doing what’s right

What:  A harmonized group of leaders sharing knowledge, ideas, and insights in a non-competitive setting to help advance your specific goals with greater perspective, encouragement, enthusiasm, and support in areas that include:

  • Sustainable Growth and Profits
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation – create alignment and new action to achieve better results
  • Employee Attraction and Retention – succeed in the #1 issue facing our industry today
  • Executive Engagement and Growth – the #1 driver of firm growth and success
  • Culture Design and Optimizing Organizational Management and Structure
  • Evolving and More Flexible Business Models, Processes, and Systems – to best respond to and proactively grow and differentiate through innovation and change
  • Excellence Without Burnout – for you and your team
  • Succession Planning that Produces a Team of Winners
  • Corporate Impact that Works and Differentiates in the Workplace, Marketplace, and Recruiting Space

When:  Present session entry now closed.  Currently accepting applications for 2024.

Where:  We meet virtually through Zoom – no travel required – and meetings are recordedWe also plan to continue to offer an optional in-person experience like what we did last year in Nashville!

How:  By invitation only after application.  

Why:  Consistent peer to peer mentoring works.

Even the best 1- and 2-day networking events and seminars are limited in scope, cost thousands with enrollment, time, and travel expenses, and often have limited long-term impact.

A Mastermind is different: many more direct contact hours in both group and 1-on-1 sessions over the course of a year with the right blend of growth, support, and accountability where and when we need it the most.  

Connect, learn, and grow from other leaders just like you!


Building on the best of the past, our goal is to achieve and model the type of leadership that is most relevant and effective for success today and moving forward.

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Become Part of The AEC Leadership Mastermind*

Have that essential group of peers and advocates you can talk to and trust.

Move forward better, faster, and more confidently!

Strategic Executive Advisory Level: 1-on-1 and Group Work

  • 2-hour Monthly Group Mastermind Sessions
  • 45-minute Monthly 1-on-1 Executive Sessions

Strategic Firm Advancement Level: 1-on-1, Group, and Team Work

  • 2-hour Monthly Group Mastermind Sessions
  • 45-minute Monthly 1-on-1 Executive Sessions
  • One Customized On-site Training Session or Retreat or up to Three 2 to 3-hour Remote Training Sessions with Your Team on Topic(s) of Your Choice During the 12-month Program Period
  • Bonus – A Confidential Review and Analysis of Your Most Recent Strategic Business Plan

*12-month program


The Mastermind will be led by Peter C. Atherton, P.E.  

Pete is an industry insider having spent more than 24 years as a successful professional, principal, major owner, and member of the board of directors for high-achieving AEC firms.  Pete is now the President and Founder of ActionsProve, LLC, author of “Reversing Burnout. How to Immediately Engage Top Talent and Grow! A Blueprint for Professionals and Business Owners”, the creator of the I.M.P.A.C.T. process, and host of The AEC Leadership Today Podcast.

Pete works with AEC firms to grow and advance their success through modern and new era focused strategic planning, executive coaching, leadership and management development, performance-based employee engagement, and corporate impact design.  

Lonely at the top is an option too many leaders choose!

Contact us to apply or learn more about this one-of-a-kind Mastermind!

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