Meet your Santa Barbara, CA 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.

Shawne Mitchell 

Shawne Mitchell has a master’s degree in Consciousness Studies, and is a coach, consultant, author, and speaker recognized as a leading-edge expert in combining conscious - transcendental practices and leadership with living a spiritual lifestyle.

Her most recent book, TRANSCENDENTAL LEADERSHIP: Ageless Principles & Practices for Leading in a Time of Awakening, is the new narrative for the next level of conscious leadership. In it, she highlights known practices that are portals to states of transcendent awareness. These practices open us up to alignment with universal wisdom; resulting in effortless flow, increased synchronicity, a calming demeanor, greater productivity, and a style of leadership informed by universal wisdom.

Her wisdom, combined with her writing, speaking, coaching, and insights from her travels and experiences, have evolved into an international consulting and coaching practice.

Shawne is a board member of the global Conscious Leadership Guild and a board member of GATE – the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment. She is a member of several other international groups committed to collectively inspiring, supporting and serving humanity’s conscious evolution.

Shawne has taught and facilitated retreats and conferences throughout the world; and, has five published books, most of which have been translated into several international languages and are available to buy on Amazon.


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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