Expand your Vision through Collaboration

Join a community that fosters whole-life success with the expertise of a diverse knowledge base, unlimited individual coaching, and a committed group of loving peers

The Evolution of the Mastermind

We see a world where accomplished and influential business people, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders have the whole-person support they need to live a truly remarkable life.


Whole-life success—what it means to be a successful human being—requires placing what really matters back into the center of our lives.


We help our members grow with problem solving resources, a safe space to be vulnerable, and support in living their earning potential so they’re free to make the impact they’re here to make.

“I consider CORE Mastermind to be the single largest contributor to my personal and professional growth.”
—Matt Beck, Beck Investment Group


Diverse Expertise


Individual Coaching


Committed Community

2 Yearly Retreats

12 Monthly Groups

52 Weekly Pods


Across California & the Nation

Influential business people, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders


“With this work, my heart and soul have been tended to, my leadership is becoming more expansive, my mindset is clearer, and my business is growing in ways that create more impact, revenue, and space for me to do my best work, be a great mom, and enjoy my life.”

“Since joining CORE, I have become a better person, father, husband, and friend. I have more than doubled my income, and I have achieved one of my goals of investing and owning commercial properties.”


CORE Mastermind is Peer-Led & Supported

We encourage collaboration because we know we’re not meant to “go it alone.”

Facilitation Team

Founded by


Susan Mayginnes Howard

Founded in 2012 by Susan Mayginnes Howard, with the intention and purpose to create powerful, in-person communities, CORE Leadership Circle has expanded to multiple locations throughout the United States.

Find a location that is near you to see the facilitation team bringing this powerful methodology, and apply today.


New cohorts are forming regularly.

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CORE Leadership Circle curates facilitators throughout the country to offer the CORE Leadership Mastermind model.  Our facilitators are educational guides, and their services are not intended as and do not represent medical advice or therapy. Each coach/facilitator trained by us is an independent practitioner and is not employed by or contracted to the CORE Leadership Circle. We encourage all our facilitators and coaches to be in compliance with local regulations.

Advisory Board

Our powerful Advisory Board incorporate their unique expertise into the process and help direct the content of the program. Most have led sessions for the group as well and have been available as coaches or advisers to our members.


Steve Lishansky
Founder & Principal, Optimize International

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Judi Spear
Founder & Principal, RV Rhodes

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Jim Coughlin
Chief Yoga Officer

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Bruce Lipton, PhD
Internationally Renowned Author & Cellular Biologist

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Shelle Rose Charvet
President, Success Strategies

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“This is life-changing work with amazing leaders and peers.”
—Julie Gordon White, CEO, The WELL for Women Entrepreneurs

We are always looking to expand our community and its resources.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about our program requirements and application process.