What is Mastermind?

A TV programme I can hear some of you shout! Some of you will remember Magnus Magnusson, the original host from 1972 who coined the now-famous phrase, ‘I’ve started, so I’ll finish!”

The younger ones of you may know that John Humphrys is now the presenter putting contestants through their paces with a chosen subject and general knowledge questions all hoping to be crowned the best ‘Mastermind’ in the country.

I’m quite good at getting the flower and animal questions right but can’t compete with my husband who seems to know things that make me wonder if he has been invaded by aliens and his face put on another body!!!! Anyway, he doesn’t usually know the plant questions!

Impact Mastermind Group.

Apart from the television programme, a Mastermind Group is a peer-to-peer mentoring concept that is used to help members solve problems with input and advice from other group members. At Jigsaw, we recognised very quickly that there is support and good quality training for staff in settings but very minimal support for Early Years Owners or Managers. 7 weeks into this new year, we now have 3 cohorts running and we cannot stress enough, how inspired and amazed we have been with the openness, honesty, and warmth that we have felt from the members that have attended Jigsaw’s Impact Mastermind Groups.

It takes courage and strength of character to sign up for something new that you know very little about. To meet new people, to commute to somewhere you have never been before and to trust that you are investing in something that is going to make a difference, to make an IMPACT on you as a person, your staff and your settings and we understand this.

But what a difference this kind of training can make.

We now have over 30 Managers and Owners with a support network they didn’t have a few weeks ago. They have been able to speak openly and confidentially about issues that they thought only they could solve, that they were alone with their worries and challenges….

In a Mastermind Group, you are never alone. Everyone is unique in skill, experience, and connections. You are part of an exclusive community of like-minded people willing to listen and support each other to be accountable. By working collaboratively to achieve more together and by interacting and sharing challenges it is almost certain that others will offer a solution or tactic to help.

Being in a Mastermind Group is like putting on a pair of comfy slippers and sitting back on a large sofa wrapped in a warm blanket with a cup (or glass) of your favourite drink! You can’t help but think bigger and stretch beyond your boundaries when surrounded by amazing people doing amazing things. Growing in a group is not only more effective, but it’s also quite a bit more fun!

The sandwiches are good too ;0)

Want to feel valued, supported and listened to? Come and join us, we would love to see you.

You don’t have to be alone.