Meet your Princeton, NJ Facilitator

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. 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.


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

Cedric Ashley, J.D., M.Div. 

Seconds matter.  Lives change in seconds, decisions are made in seconds, and regrets are formed in seconds.  Each year, if we are blessed to live a full year, we will have 31,536,000 seconds to live … “The Meaningful Life.”  We should honor the gift of our life by pursuing one that is filled with passion, focused on purpose, and supported with well-being and resilience.  One that is grounded in principles and values.  And if we aren’t pursuing or living that life, we should at least know why we are not, and what we can do to move in that direction (if we want to).

If you are nudged, inspired, jolted, or awakened by these words, contact us to begin your journey towards … “The Meaningful Life.”  To help achieve this we provide training, speaking, facilitation, and coaching services in the areas of meaningfulness, values, well-being, and resilience for leaders, teams, and organizations.  To assist in achieving this purpose, Cedric holds the following certifications: for personality type, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner through the Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT); and for emotional intelligence the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 from MHS Assessments.  Cedric graduated from the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being Program from the George Mason University - Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.  Cedric is also certified in Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

Cedric most recently served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association (ABA) GPSolo Magazine, where he regularly authored a column titled: BLT – Balanced Life Theory,” that focused on life balance, resilience, and well-being.  Cedric also served as the Diversity Director of the ABA GP Solo Division for the 2017-2018 bar year and Chair of the Diversity Board for the 2015-2017 bar years.  Cedric currently serves on the communications committee of the Institute for Well-Being in the Law, as a member of the Commission on Racial Equality in The Law of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and as a member of the Lawyer Well-Being Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Cedric also authors a twice-monthly post titled “The Meaningful Life at

Cedric obtained his B.A. and J.D. from Rutgers University and his Master of Divinity degree from Drew University Theological School.


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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