Ian Berry - Providing Sustainable & Increased Momentum for Strong Businesses Since 1991
Ian Berry - Providing Sustainable & Increased Momentum for Strong Businesses Since 1991


better business results at less personal cost,
for business owners and leaders since 1991.

The download link mentioned in my blog and irregular newsletter for the 'Remarkable is the new normal' workbook is here.

Who are you talking to
about business matters you can't talk about?

There's things you'd rather not talk to your employees or customers about right? And not your mates, or your family members either? Yet you know you should talk to someone. There's a solution: master-mind groups and mentors.

What's a master-mind group?

I've been engaged in and passionate about master-mind groups since I read about them in Napoleon Hill's classic book Think & Grow Rich 35 years ago. I've presented to over 100 CEO/Senior leader groups, and introduced (through collaboration) the concept to my professional speakers association.

Today I describe a business master-mind group as the safe place to go to talk about the things you can't talk about anywhere else with a small group of trusted peers from non-competing business, and to tap into the street-smarts and support of a mentor.

Key benefits of belonging to a master-mind group

Safe sounding board for testing ideas and opportunities.

A nonthreatening yet challenging and inspirational environment to explore and capture unique ways to achieve better business results at less personal cost.

Time to give attention to what really matters to you, and to work on yourself and on your business.

Discovery of unique ways to scale up and ensure your business is fit for the future.

Determining sure-fire ways to maintain the positive momentum essential for the remarkablisation of your workplace.

More people leading and being accountable in your business as you implement with them ideas gained in your group.

Impartial feedforward and feedback from respected peers in non-competitive businesses.​

The irreplaceable and unique shared experience, wisdom, resources and networks.

In the spirit of something better

You have a great business, full of great people, who are doing great work. Master-mind or peer groups are about being respectful and honouring of what has been and is, yet always with the intention that we are in the continuous pursuit of something better and turning great into remarkable.

We learn by doing. We learning by giving and getting advice, by engaging with other people who help us see what we can't see.
Seth Godin

Two great opportunities available to join a master-mind group - in person or online

In Person Master-mind

How this group works

We meet 2 - 4.30 p.m. once a month, scheduled 3 months in advance. I chair the group and facilitate candid and convivial conversation, and provide input. 

Our process
1. Individual Members provide a personal and business update by sharing two aspects of both their personal and business lives - what I’ve implemented since last time (what’s worth celebrating), what I’m currently working on.

2. Members In The Spotlight session - two members schedule their spot a month in advance. They present a problem, challenge, or opportunity and receive members feedforward, feedback, insights, ideas and inspiration.

3. I present a Personal and Business Development Session. Quarterly this highly interactive session is presented by carefully selected professional presenters and/or business ‘legends’ with particular expertise highly relevant for group members.

4. We have an action/decision session where each member considers their needs, expectations, and desires and value from today’s gathering and decides the one action to take next. Execution of this action is the main focus of the 1:1 mentoring session.

This group commenced in June 2016 with 5 leaders (Narelle Mason, Chris Packer, Darren Rix, Jamie Wilson, and Troy Beaston) from the following businesses.

We meet in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (my place of birth) on the 4th Wednesday of every month. In between group gatherings I provide a 1:1 mentoring session for each member. We'd love you to join us a we grow to the maximum 15 members.

Please note that operating in Ballarat is not essential to being a member. Should you live and work within comfortable driving distance you're very welcome. I myself drive 1.5 hours for the monthly gatherings and 1:1's.

Please telephone me on 0418 807 898 to explore joining us. You'll be under no obligation.

Remarkablise Your Team
Online Master-mind

Remarkablise Your Team online groups are 90 days only programs. Find out about the next one commencing 18th July 2017 here.

Momentum Online Groups

How momentum groups work

You'll join four other leaders and myself for an hour once a month in my Zoom room, or by arrangement the monthly hour can be just for you and your team. Depending on how many people the time can be extended. Get your team operating as a master-mind and consistent optimum performance will be a consequence.

Our process for non teams
Each person has 7 minutes in the spotlight to share progress or put a scenario to the group.

Myself or guest presenter will provide input on pre agreed topics and facilitate candid and convivial conversation that will lead you to decide how you will adopt the principle presented in your own best way.

1:1 mentoring session with me between group gatherings is optional and by arrangement.​

What resources will be provided?
We'll decide together at our first gathering and on an ongoing basis. I have a vault full of appropriate resources.

As with the in person group I will provide whatever tools you deem appropriate. It's likely that the 'Remarkable is the new normal' workbook pictured below and which you can download here will be one of the tools. Everything depends on the unique needs of group members.

The pulse check on page 2 of the workbook will help you to determine if membership of a group is for you. If you rate your business or team less than remarkable in any of the seven areas you should contact me without delay.

Please note my standard practice in working with you is 1 month at a time regardless of our long term objectives. This means you have an exit option every month.

Expressions of interest for engaging in an online momentum master-mind group are currently open. Please telephone me on +61 418 807 898. You'll be under no obligation.

Full membership in the community, including your copy of The Appreciative Leader Handbook, is included as a part of your participation in all master-mind groups.

Darren RixFranchisee Avis Ballarat & Western Victoria, Budget Ballarat & Bendigo

At the start of 2015 it became clear on the road ahead for my business we were facing some serious challenges.

We had just purchased the Budget franchise and were experiencing inconsistent business results, some big rental agency changes, and some poor staff attitudes had crept in.

I had heard Ian speak at a function in 2014 and I had been impressed with the message of his talk that day.

Ian has worked as a mentor to me for the last 14 months. He's also run sessions and worked 1:1 with my staff.

We've made several small shifts in how we conduct our business that have made a significant difference with my key people, how we work, and to our results.

I'm now continuing the journey through membership of the master-mind group.

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