The messy middle part of business growth can feel like a roller coaster, with high highs and low lows. It’s an inevitable stage that all businesses must go through.
During this period, challenges appear around every corner. Growth stagnates, cash flow dwindles, and the talent pool withers. Exhaustion is overwhelming, and stress accumulates with little to no chance of reprieve.
The only way out of the messy middle is to press through it and come out the other side stronger than before.
One thing we know for sure—what got you here won’t get you there.
Mastermind groups are incredibly effective for moving through the messy middle stage of business growth.
Not only do masterminds provide support from colleagues who share similar experiences, but they allow you to get objective advice from experts in their field who know how to navigate these kinds of challenges.
Pushing through the messy middle isn’t easy—but surrounding yourself with the right people makes all the difference!
The Messy Middle Mastermind is a collaborative, collective experience where an exchange of ideas occurs among a network of 6–10 business owners from various industries with similar challenges.
Each Mastermind member is hand-selected to ensure fit for optimal group dynamics.
Complete the application below if you would like to be considered for membership to The Messy Middle Mastermind.
“If you’re not setting time aside to grow your business, this is a great way to start doing that without any effort.” ~ Mastermind Member
Got questions? We’ve got the answers!
That’s an excellent question. After all, your time is valuable, and you want assurance that the mastermind is a match for you and your business.
Members of The Messy Middle Mastermind share common characteristics, such as:
Also each member is hand-selected to ensure fit. (Apply here.)
“The quality of the conversation is really excellent. Not a lot of groups for this size of business.” ~ Mastermind Member
Every member’s experience is different; however, the probabilities include:
“You can’t do what you do for other people for yourself. The diversity of people, and the different types of businesses, gives you that mirror back.” ~ Mastermind Member
Jackie Nagel, the founder of Synnovatia, sets the agenda and guides the discussion. And she comes with 25+ years of experience and expertise working with entrepreneurs aught in the “messy middle.”
The Messy Middle Mastermind is a 3-month commitment of bi-weekly 75-minute meetings. Additionally, a question or action to consider around the micro-focus is published weekly, along with a series of thoughtful and curious questions to serve as triggers for thinking clearly and strategically about the achievements of the past week and the plans for the week ahead. It’s up to you how much, or little time you want to give it.
“The value you’re going to receive from the minimal time commitment is a no-brainer.” ~ Mastermind Member
Each quarter, a theme or discussion is included focused on topics vital to growing and scaling your organization through The Messy Middle. This includes strategy, growth planning, implementation, systems thinking, scaling, talent acquisition, etc.
The Messy Middle Mastermind meetings for Q1 2024 are held every other Friday via Zoom from 8:00–9:15 a.m. PT (11:00–12:15 p.m. ET)
Q1 2024 meetings are 01/12 – 01/26 – 02/09 – 02/23 – 03/08 – 03/22.
Member size is limited to 6–10 members to allow each entrepreneur ample opportunity to discuss.
The cost is $675.00/quarter and includes biweekly meetings, a private group for ongoing discussions, and full access to Jackie’s vault of workbooks, tools, and documents created over 25+ years of strategic business coaching.
Have a question that wasn’t covered? Feel free to contact Jackie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.