Meet your Austin Facilitation Team
Our Team Of Master Facilitators Provide Knowledge, Important Skills And Resourceful Tools Each Month As Well As One-On-One Executive Coaching To Assist Each Member In Achieving Their Most Important Goals
CORE Mastermind is true peer-led & supported Mastermind. As the founder, Susan Mayginnes sets the direction for each year, with an "annual focus" that guides the entire group.
Each leader below, along with Mastermind Members, facilitate sessions throughout the year, incorporating unique expertise into the process.
Karen Thompson, Ph.D.
Karen is a licensed psychologist and Conscious Living coach practicing in Austin, TX. Her passion is helping people enrich their lives with practical tools and powerful skills for personal growth and greater impact. She has trained at some of the most progressive and influential facilities in the country such as The Hendricks Institute in Ojai, CA to offer powerful methods and tools for transformation and better results in all areas of life. She partners as a facilitator and coach for the Austin CORE Leadership Circle to help members deepen personal awareness, elevate the quality of their relationships and shift limiting beliefs for greater performance professionally.
Steve is passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their full potential. Today, he realizes his passion as a CORE Circle facilitator, working with Austin’s top entrepreneurs.
What makes Steve unique as a coach is his legacy as a community builder, his entrepreneurial experience and his innovative, creative approach to solving some of the most challenging problems that today’s entrepreneurs face.
As a community builder, Steve has participated in some of the most exciting developments in Austin’s entrepreneurial scene over the past 30 years. The culmination of Steve’s community-building experience was GoLab Austin, a coworking space designed to foster and grow Austin’s entrepreneurial community hosting several thousand entrepreneurs and small business owners.
At GoLab, Steve hosted events for the community, offered mentorship to his start-up members, and facilitated more than one lucrative business venture from his space.
An Austin original, Steve founded FG SQUARED, one of Austin’s first digital agencies, in 1994. For over two decades, FG SQUARED served Fortune 500 clients globally with annual revenues over 5 Million and a staff size of 25. His leadership through difficult times like post 9/11 and the housing crisis of 2008 gave Steve the skills to navigate some of the biggest challenges any business can face.
At the heart of Steve’s approach is a belief that each individual is uniquely valuable and capable of achieving their goals with the right support. His passion for helping entrepreneurs navigate their challenges centers around convening people in a way that fosters shared experience and productive conversations.
Susan Mayginnes Howard
CEO of Commit to Greatness Consulting, Susan brings powerful transformational methods to organizations, and their leaders for greater team performance and results. Formerly Co-Founder & Director of Training for The Summit Organization, a personal and professional development company graduating over 40,000 people from its innovative programs. Susan co-founded the company at the age of 21 and helped build it to a $14 million dollar company in 8 years.
She has led CEO masterminds and worked with executive teams from a diverse portfolio of businesses for over 20 years. She addresses the challenge of growing businesses in ways that are beneficial to our own mental and physical well-being, effective in our work and our relationships with others, and good for the world at large. Susan believes that leaders must lead with greater wisdom, purpose, and meaning and brings leadership practices together with knowledge of wisdom traditions and neuroscience.
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 advisors to our members.