Washington DC 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

Opening Retreat Weekend is Sept. 24th!

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 Washington D.C. Facilitator

Kim R. Wells

Kim R. Wells is the Executive Director of Executive Education at the prestigious Howard University School of Business in Washington, DC. At Howard, Kim leads one of the world’s premier hybrid Executive MBA programs, that attracts leading business executives and industry leaders from around the world. Kim also leads HUSB’s popular suite of Executive Education Leadership offerings which include it’s Advanced Executive Leadership Program, Strategic DEI Leadership Program, Global Executive Leadership Program, Diversity Supplier Certificate Program, and much more.

In addition to his work at Howard, Kim is the Managing Partner, of Aksum Intelligence LLC. Aksum is Kim’s private practice that specializes in executive coaching and DEI transformation initiatives that has had prominent clients from companies such as Sodexo, Nestle’, Inova Health Care, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Homeland Security and many more. One of Kim’s noted specialties as an executive coach and strategist is his unique coaching and performance process that has empowered high achieving executives of color around the world in identifying and overcoming unique cultural barriers and challenges experienced by professionals of color around the world.

In addition to his continuous work at Howard and Aksum Intelligence, Kim’s 25 plus year career journey has included extensive development and impact at premier consultancies and strategy firms that have included Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Vantage Consulting, and Universum Communications.

In December of 2021, Kim was selected by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith (recognized as the #1 Executive Coach and Leadership Thought leader in the world) to participate as a member of the prestigious Goldsmith 100 Coaches, which is recognized around the world as a leading association of executive coaches and business thought leaders impacting modern business environments.

Kim’s impact in leadership and professional development also extends through his work on prominent corporate boards such as Wiley (educational research and publishing), and Higher Digital Inc. (higher education digital transformation).

Kim completed his Master’s degree at Howard University in Strategic Organizational Communications and Development, and his Bachelors degree at the College of New Jersey in Sociology and Organizational Culture. Kim has also completed several executive leadership programs including Harvard University, Wharton School of Business, Cornell University and a Master Coaching Certification with the Behavior Coaching Institute.

Kim is a proud native of Princeton, NJ., and he and his family reside in North Potomac Maryland.

CORE Leadership Circle Founder & Advisor to the Wsahington D.C. Mastermind

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?

CORE Leadership 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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