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The AEC Leadership Mastermind

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

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
  • Optimizing Organizational Management and Structure
  • Excellence Without Burnout – for you and your team
  • Succession Planning that Produces a Team of Winners
  • Corporate Impact that Works and Differentiates in both the Marketplace and Recruiting Space

When:  Present session entry now closed.  Currently accepting applications for 2021.

Where:  We meet virtually through Zoom – no travel required – and meetings are recorded.

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 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!

The AEC Leadership Mastermind 1-on-1 and Group Level

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

The AEC Leadership Mastermind 1-on-1, Group, and Team Level

  • 2-hour Monthly Mastermind Sessions
  • 45-minute Monthly 1-on-1 Executive Sessions
  • 50% off a Customized Full Day On-site Training Event or Multi-Day Remote Training Program During the 12-month Program Period (a $7,500 savings)
  • Bonus – A Confidential Review and Analysis of Your Most Recent Strategic Business Plan

*12-month program

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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”, and the creator of the I.M.P.A.C.T. process.  

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

Pete is also the host of The AEC Leadership Today Podcast.

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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