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Your Best Year Yet Mastermind Starting January 2018

Dream & Plan

A time to Dream and Plan Your Best Year Yet! What would you like to achieve and do in 2018 to make it your best yet yet!

Dream it and Plan it Mastermind!

Milestones and Goals!

This is not set and forget as we meet each month you will see your dreams come true. Our time together is for you to get help to see your success to live your best year yet!

Dream - Plan - Achieve!

Join Us January 2018 to Live your Best Year Yet! 

See Below for details!

What is a Mastermind?

Mastermind is Magic!

Let me describe it this way.  A Mastermind is the energy, the synergy and the creativity that occurs when a group of people support the individual. 

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and the ideas flow? The what, how, where and why appear as if  by magic.  And before you knew it, you were dreaming about future success. You just experienced a mastermind! 

A new venture is exciting, fulfilling and adventurous. It can be a dream come true. There will also be questions, concerns, even doubts. Your family may believe in you, but, they want you to stay safe. They don't want you to risk too much.  Your friends may have no idea how to answer you. You can't ask  your clients or competitors. So, who do you turn to for answers, and motivation? A mastermind of course!

A mastermind will support the success of the individual, no matter how each person defines success.  It’s a safe place to bounce ideas, voice concerns and get brainstorming solutions. In short, a mastermind is the perfect place to create, nurture and grow a dream.


 “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself"                                                                                                                                  Henry Ford

Should You Join a Mastermind

Join a mastermind if......

Yes if...

  • you are wondering what is next for your life.
  • you are a new and emerging business.
  • you need clarity for your goal.
  • you need a strategic plan for your goal.
  • you have a business but you want consistent growth.
  • you want support to keep moving forward.
  • you want to work with a group of people who are committed to their dreams and goals.
  • you are willing to share your expertise, knowledge and experience.
  • you are ready to commit to yourself. 


A mastermind is not for you if.......

  • you are not willing to be coach-able or coach.
  • you are not willing to share ideas, resources or knowledge.
  • you can not commit to the time.
  • you are not willing to participate.
  • you need therapy or counseling this is not for you. 

"The best way to predict your future is to create it".  Abraham Lincoln

Join Me For The Upcoming "What's Next Mastermind

Benefits of a Mastermind


The benefits of belonging to a mastermind can impact all areas of your life, professionally, personally, economically, socially and spiritually. Masterminds will give you clarity, action planning and accountability. Along the way you will make lasting connections and friendships. What could be better than that! Below I have outlined a few specific benefits of joining.

Clarity & Focus 

If your objectives are not clear your momentum stalls, and stalls and stalls. Until you have a clear goal and path. yiou will remain stalled. Bring your idea to mastermind and they will help you achieve clarity and get going. Getting clear tells you what to focus on and what is a waste of time.


Generating ideas and creative solutions is a foundation of a mastermind. Being stuck because you need an idea is an awful feeling. Your mastermind group is ready to brainstorm for you. 

Strategic Planning

A great idea is great, but if you can’t see how to get from idea to reality you are stalled. Your mastermind will not only help you make a strategic plan, they will help you put things in the right order. 


Accountability is a simple idea and simply brilliant. You say what you will accomplish by the next meeting. Without accountability you can ignore your work or be distracted. When your peers hold you accountable to your dream, you are blessed, Your benefit will be accomplishment.

Connections & Friendships

When you connect with a like minded group of people for mutual success, you can make friendships that last a lifetime. There is nothing better than that.


Sometimes we need to know that we “can do it”. You may need a shortcut or a resource. Your mastermind  peers know what it takes to support you on your journey.


Opportunity to Coach Others

You may not think of this as a benefit of a mastermind,but, I know people get a great sense of satisfaction when they help others on their journey. I know I do. 

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” 

                                                                                                                                                      – John Wooden 

Are You Asking "What's Next For You?"

Here is a free ebook on how to choose a mastermind group

Join us for our next "What's Next Mastermind"

Frequent Questions

How long does it take?

Masterminds can be a one time event or they can last for years. Each group is different to meet different needs. Your Best Year yet Mastermind is three months, designed to get you going! Check back for other masterminds  coming shortly.

Do I need to know exactly what I want now?

No, not at all. All you need to know is that you want to move forward in your life, make a change or see what the next step for you can be.

Where do we meet?

We will meet online with the use of Zoom. So choose your favorite spot and chair the commute is a breeze.

How often do we meet?

To get your year off to a great start we will meet 2 time per month  for three months.

Why is there an application?

I use a simple but brief application and an interview to ensure the group is right for you and you are right for the group. This way everyone gets the most out of the experience.

How many people are there in a group?

I like to keep my groups small and intimate; generally between 8 - 12 people. This ensures there is enough time for individual attention.

Why You Should Join Our Next Mastermind

Mastermind Live!

Have you ever signed up for a program that sounds great, only to find that the pre-recorded videos don't answer your questions. Maybe you were missing the live interaction with others. This is not a one size fits all pre-recorded program. This is a live, in real time program designed to get you up and going. Our calls are live so you get individual attention to answer the unique questions about what you need. 

You Can't Ask Your Family....

I know you have the best family in the world.  Kind, supportive, loving. Please take my advice, do not ask them about your new venture. They'll want to help because they're well meaning. They cannot give you advice, counsel or answers for your business. They do not know what you need. They want you to take the safe road. You wouldn't ask your clients, competitors or the people at the networking group. But you need answers. You need a mastermind that is dedicated to your success. Corporations have advisory boards think of your mastermind as your very own advisory board.

Going It Alone Is Lonely

When incorporating something new into your life, it's comforting to know that others are right there with you. Your mastermind will give you friendships, contacts, collaborations and partnerships all rolled into one. Like Henry Ford said, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself".  I have included a private FB site so you can speak with your peers and ask questions any time. Here you can get to know each other and you will also be able to put a face to the name while you're on the Zoom calls. 

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If I Only Had A Plan

You know you need some coaching, clarity and maybe a little motivation. You're just not sure what that looks like. Start Here!  Your mastermind group can act as your own board of advisers. There is so much information out there right now, it's hard to know where to begin or what to do first. It can be so overwhelming. Get started right where you are now. Get clear with your ideas and devise a plan that makes sense for you. So let's get going!

The First Step Is the Hardest

Whether you want to start something brand new or take what you have to another level, the hardest part can sometimes be the first step. You don't have to go at it alone. Your mastermind will help you every step of the way. Having a supportive group makes the journey fun and helps you avoid pitfalls.  Learn what your What's Next mastermind can do for you and your dreams! Complete the application now!

This Is It!

Ideas and dreams must be acknowledged and nurtured.  The time may never be perfect but trust me today is the time. Not next week, next month or next year. The time is right -right Now. Learn how you can make your dreams come true! 

Contact for me for a free Get Clear Strategy Session Today!

Mastermind Extraordinary

Join me for Your Best Year Yet Mastermind!

If you have been asking What's Next for you, you're in the right place. I have designed the Best Year Yet mastermind to take you from idea, through planning and your first steps.  It's the perfect to create, nurture and grow your dreams. I know you will be delighted with what you accomplish. I look forward to meeting you here.

Read below to see what I have included for you. i facilitate small mastermind groups in other words, Group size is limited so act now to reserve your seat and your journey to Your Best Year Yet!

What's Included

A Pre-call so you know what to expect and how to present your ideas and challenges. There are six ninety minute calls (2 per month) and you will have an accountability partner. There is a Facebook group exclusively created for "What's Next". A bonus session for you include one EFT.. Read below for full details. 


Your Pre-Call will give you all the information you'll need to present where you are right now. I'll send you an outline so that everyone is clear on your background. Here you can provide any details you believe your peers will need to fully support you. 

Six 90 minute Calls

Calls occur every other week and last at least 90 minutes.  Two weeks between calls will give you enough time to work on your plan without getting overwhelmed. Calls are Tuesday evenings starting at 7:00 pm, Eastern.

An Accountability Partner

Your accountability partner will give you someone you can share with and keep you on task. Quick 15 minute calls will happen each week for a friendly reminder to keep going.

Facebook Group

Here's the place to ask question, post success stories or frustrations between calls. You know Facebook, do it here.

Yes !

Your Best Year Yet Mastermind Bonus!


As a bonus you will get an extra workshops! This is an EFT,  (Emotional Freedom Technique) workshop to help you get through stops and create a powerful you. EFT is a dynamic technique that you will be able to use long after the mastermind has completed. 

Dates Your Best Year yet Start January 2018

Investment & Payment Plans

Total  Investment  $997.00

Save with a one time Payment of $800.  A $197.00 savings.

2 Payment of $499.00

First payment due when you register.

3 Pay Payment Plan of $347.00 .

First is due at signing.

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Looking Forward to Masterminding Your Dreams!

Mastermind Extraordinary by Christine Kolenda

(646) 926-7383

Site ContentCase Study Charlie

Case Study With Charlie

So... my friend and client Charlie has been out of work. His contract ended several months ago, as it will sometimes when dealing with government contracts. He applied for unemployment and waited for the new contract to start. He is of retirement age but wanted to continue working full time in IT for the Navy a few more years.   Charlie's unemployment ended as he waited for the contract to start in the spring, through the summer and on into the fall. He took a few road trips and talked about some things he might like to do sometime after he retired. I noticed that he was confining himself to the house and not joining in on activities. When asked if he had retired by friends his usual response was to dodge the question. After all he had not "officially" retired, he simply was not working, yet. His friend had retired during the summer and was given a big send off party with much recognition. Although Charlie did not expect a gold watch when he retired he was at least hoping for an "Atta Boy" at the end of his career. But Charlie was not at the end of his career, because he was expecting to be called back and to work for a few more years until he decided it was time for him to retire. He was simply waiting.    He called his employer a few times to make sure they knew he was still available. They assured him they knew he was and they would let him know.  He had time on his hands and certainly could participate in some of the activities he was looking forward to when he did retire, but he was busy waiting and staying by his phone and computer - because they would be contacting him. After all they told him that he was, helpful, easy to work with, a model employee. Eventually, though he heard, through the grapevine, they hired someone for his position with his specialty, and he was left rather blindsided.   Now he was officially "out of work." He was not called and told this. He was simply left out.  He had not chosen, and had not been chosen. Now Charlie found himself not working, and no longer waiting to be called back, he was not even on the list. He was left with a feeling of being deceived by his former employer. He now had doubts about his hire-ability, his age and feelings of being gullible.   He had not been able to consider another career up to this point because he was simply waiting for another contract to start. Up to now he could not take the time to enjoy activities he was looking forward to when he "retired" even though clearly had had the time because what he didn't have was the mindset.    This was not a circumstance that he had prepared for. It was not in the category of working, waiting for another contract, or retired this was no man's land and he had not planned for this. After all he was not retired but he was not working and he had not chosen this. He was left with anger and trust issues when he found out that someone was hired for his job.    Several weeks passed and although he never discussed it and insisted he was fine Charlie was not participating in his life. Moving from the bed to the couch and back again.     After we worked together Charlie was able to acknowledge his feeling of  being deceived by his former employer who had not been straight with him. After all they had not even acknowledged him he was simply left out.  If he was going to stop working he wanted to do it on his terms and when it was right for him. He wanted to have the choice of what happens in his life.   First he need to acknowledge his anger and disappointment. After a few techniques to neutralize his anger we worked on his mindset about the circumstance. He found that although he had not chosen the exact date in which he would retire, what Charlie could do was to choose to retire now. He could choose to retire early.  The reality of the circumstances did not change, but he could control how he looked at and felt about it. By choosing to retire now he could feel the burden of waiting to be called back and being at their mercy lift. He understood that while he was waiting to be called back he was not giving himself permission to participate in leisure activities. Choosing also gave Charlie the permission to see options for a new career. His circumstances had not changed but his mindset did.   Charlie chose to retire, and for the first time changed the status on his Linked-in Profile and told people that he retired. He began talking about options moving forward and even made plans for a retirement party. Congratulations Charlie on your retirement! I can't wait to see what your new journey brings.    

Charlie R.                Florida 


her story coming soon

A Letter to you

To my friends, colleugues and clients,

Whether we have known each other for years or we have just met, I'm very excited to introduce you to the next part of my journey. 

My life and career has had it's share of ups, downs, stops, stalls and loopty loops.  All have enriched my life  (even if I didn't know it at the time). All of which has led me to now, and "What's Next".

My career encompasses a variety of industries as well as positions and businesses. I have been a VP and  chief cook and bottle washer. I have worked for large organizations, mom and pop shops and owned my own business for twenty years. My expertise ranges from being highly technical to very creative. The one common thread throughout has always been my love for teaching, coaching, and helping others get to the next level where they could excel. 

My love for teaching started early. While still in high school I would teach small groups of my peers long forgotten arts that I was researching in the library. What I thought I was going to do with tatting (lace making) and batik I didn't know, but I was having fun showing others.

Later, in college I was the person organizing study groups and finding ways to make the workload easier. After graduating from college I put my facilitation skills to work when I began developing training programs for insurance companies. My VP was surprised and delighted that the new hires who went through my program were not only well trained but,  highly enthusiastic about starting  their new career. 

I left the insurance industry and went into the beauty biz. I earned my NY State license in makeup application and skincare. Here, I was able to express the creative side of me. I continued coaching and teaching and soon became the national trainer for an international cosmetic company. Makeup as an art form is interesting on so many levels. I had to teach my students that their job was to see the beauty in each client and let that person see it for themselves. In other words I was trying to effect their self esteem.   As an esthetician I was teaching all aspects of esthetics, i.e. biology, histology and so on. This was a challenge, after all, most people don't go to "beauty school" believing they need to know science. My students were terrific and began to excel. In fact they were doing so well, the school actually thought I gave them the answers to the questions. Ha Ha. No, but what I did do was believe in them! 

I earned my permanent make up / tattoo license and began working with people who had scars, vitiligo  alepcia and so on. I realized that although I could hide the physical scars, their self esteem still needed to be raised. So, I began a new journey of learning how to boost their self esteem and mine.

My journey of studying new age, self help began when I started coaching for Landmark Education, an international  self help company. I studied with Michael Losier (author of "The Law of Attraction") and hosted a workshop for him in NYC. I went to California and studied EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). I  had a homework assignment at the end of my course in which I had to make a positive effect on my community. So, I hosted a tele-seminar featuring other EFT peers. At the completion of the  tele-seminar I was surprised and pleased to find that twelve hundred people participated with us. I trained in Laugh Yoga, hand reading analysis, Oracle cards and more. I designed a line of jewelry  based on the energies of gem stones.  Along the way I earned my life coaching certificate. Each of these has broaden my perceptive on how we get stopped by the things we believe and what we need to move forward.

After a divorce and moving to Florida I decided to break from the beauty industry and started to ask myself   "what's next"?  I decided to bring all aspects of my career together. My organization, facilitation, coaching, creativity  and intuitive skills under one roof. I am excited to start this new journey with you and for you. I hope that you will join me when you ask "What's Next " for you. Together we can Mastermind Extraordinary.

Love & Peace, Christine