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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:

  • Strategic Planning and Implementation – create and maintain momentum and achieve results
  • Employee Attraction and Retention – succeed in the #1 issue facing our industry today
  • Excellence Without Burnout – for you and your team
  • Executive Engagement and Growth – the #1 driver of firm growth and success
  • Succession Planning that Produces a Team of Winners
  • Optimizing Organizational Management and Structure
  • Corporate Impact that Works and Differentiates in both the Marketplace and Recruiting Space

When:  2019.

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

How:  By invitation only.  

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.

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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

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

The AEC Leadership Founder’s Level

  • 2-hour Monthly Mastermind Sessions
  • 45-minute Monthly 1-on-1 Executive Sessions
  • 50% off a Customized Full Day Training Event with Follow-up at an Office of Your Choice Within the U.S. During the 12-month Program Period (a $7,500 savings)

*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 20 years as a successful professional, principal, major owner, and member of the board of directors for a high-achieving AEC firm.  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 strategic planning, executive coaching, 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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