Boston, Massachusetts Mastermind

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

Boston Opening Retreat Weekend is Oct. 14th

CORE Mastermind is true peer-led & supported Mastermind. The Facilitator, in collaboration with the Founder, Susan Howard, sets the direction each year with an annual focus that guides the growth for the entire mastermind community.

Meet Your Boston Facilitator

Each leader below, along with Mastermind Members, facilitate sessions throughout the year, incorporating unique expertise into the process.

Brenda Stanton 

Brenda Stanton is a dynamic coach who leads already successful executives and entrepreneurs through the journey and evolution from good to great– a transformation and awareness shift in consciousness in both life and business. Through her strategy coaching and consulting, Brenda utilizes a unique approach of business and personal branding with a hint of life coaching to enable her clients to further advance their clarity and develop their unique, streamlined thought leader brand and core message.

In conjunction with her extensive executive and entrepreneurial coaching experience, Brenda brings 25 years of corporate experience including working at Keystone Partners, a leadership development and executive career coaching organization – and business development roles with technology firm Whittman-Hart and media hub CNET Networks.

Brenda has also written multiple articles on building a culture of trust as a senior leader, servant and tribal leadership, creating organizational thought leadership, and work/life balance. Her articles were sited in Fortune, Woman’s World Magazine, Training Magazine, HR Daily Advisor,, Recruiting Daily Advisor,,, and Kununu.

Outside of her over two decades of experience, Brenda earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also holds multiple credentials, including an Executive Coaching Certificate from Center for Executive Coaching, Certified Professional and Executive Coach from Coach Training Alliance, Senior Career Consultant Certification from Career Partners International (CPI), and Certified and Co-Facilitator of Ladies Who Launch in Boston, MA.

When not coaching, strategizing, and masterminding with her clients, Brenda can be found enjoying walks and adventures with her rescue pup, Mary, working up a sweat at high intensity spin classes, and enjoying the fresh ocean air at many of New England’s beautiful beaches.

Founder & Advisor to the Boston Team

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.

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.

It takes strength, integrity, and your commitment to grow. Ready for the challenge?

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 advisors 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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