Group Trainings and Workshops

TopSide groups are designed to challenge current thinking, create growth and awareness, and support new lifestyle choices.

How it works

Some groups form locally and meet in person. They may be held at local businesses, public facilities, or even in homes. These groups are facilitated in person by your TopSide Coach and are usually 1 hour meetings.

Other groups are held via tele-conference or webinar and may include participants from around the globe. Your TopSide Coach facilitates conversation on the calls and all participants are encouraged to engage in the sessions.

Both calls and locally held meetings are highly interactive and groups are limited in size (usually 6 to 15 participants all sharing similar goals).

Participants interact daily with their peers and coach between sessions via our unique private and secure online coaching journal.

Group coaching and workshop topics

Below is a sampling of TopSide topics around which groups typically form:

  • Communication Skills
  • Speaking and assertiveness training
  • Caregiving
  • Retirement living
  • Aging issues
  • Health and wellness
  • Goal setting and life visioning

Mastermind Groups ~ Teachings by Dr. John Maxwell

As Certified Independent Coaches, Trainers, and Speakers through The Maxwell Team, we are proud to offer mastermind groups based on John Maxwell’s teachings and writings.

Put Your Dream to the Test Mastermind

This group is a mixture of dynamics. Is like a book club, coaching group, mastermind session, and workshop all rolled into one.

There is synergy of energy, commitment and excitement that participants bring to a mastermind group. Our facilitated groups offer a combination of masterminding, peer brainstorming, education, accountability and support in a group setting to engage your interpersonal skills. By bringing fresh ideas and a different perspective, masterminds can help you achieve deeper levels of personal success.

Key Benefits of a Mastermind Group:

  • Increase your own experience and confidence
  • Sharpen your communication and personal skills
  • Create real progress in your relationships and your life
  • Add an instant and valuable support network
  • Get honest feedback, advice and brainstorming
  • Borrow on the experience and skills of the other members
  • Receive critical insights into yourself
  • Optimistic peer support in maintaining a positive mental attitude

Each week you will read and study one of the 10 questions asked in the Put Your Dream to the Test book and during the weekly mastermind sessions, the group will share collective ideas, thoughts, and insights from that chapter. Between sessions, each participant will journal in the TopSide online coaching journal in order to deepen their understanding and application of the material.

Your coach will read and comment on your journal entries between calls allowing for full attention on session material to be focused on moving forward rather than catching up. We all grow together as group members also gain great benefit from reading and commenting on peer journals.

Why is journaling a key component in the group dynamic?

What we write about and think about and concentrate on is what transpires. What we focus on grows.

“Journaling has a transformational effect. It’s very subtle but very powerful, and works faster and more effectively at driving results than anything else I have ever seen in coaching.” says Kim Ades, MBA, Founder and President of Frame of Mind Coaching and Journal Engine.

NOTE: If we do not currently have a group advertised that addresses your particular area of interest, please contact us regarding upcoming start dates.





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Coaching groups for professionals and businesses are listed on our Professional Growth pages.