You have goals for your business over the next 12-18 months. Maybe it's winning more clients, increasing your revenue, writing a book, building your platform, writing for high profile publications, expanding your network, or other strategic possibilities you've been exploring.

Sometimes, though, it's hard to know the right way to proceed. Where should you be spending your time and energy to get the greatest ROI?

What mistakes should you be watching out for, and how can you get to your destination faster? And how can you build a network of talented and accomplished peers to help you get there?

We could all use some insightful strategic counsel to make sure we're on the right path - to ensure we're focusing on the right things and not wasting our time. We might even discover there are opportunities within reach we hadn't thought of.

That's why it's so valuable to bring together a cadre of thoughtful, experienced professionals who help you break through your toughest challenges and unlock powerful new possibilities.

Late summer - when things are quieter and calmer - is a great time to take stock, so you can start the fall with a bang.

Every year, I host an intimate two-day mastermind retreat in New York City for talented professionals. This year will be my fourth, and the results are often transformative.

This year's retreat will take place August 15th and 16th (a Saturday and Sunday), with dinner the night before (Friday, August 14th).

Each participant will be vetted and curated by me to ensure a high quality experience with a brain trust of generous professionals.

What Happens During the Mastermind Retreat?

During the mastermind retreat, every participant will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in in-depth group discussions on topics of interest including writing for high-profile publications, honing your product and service offerings, brand-building, developing breakthrough ideas, creating multiple income streams, building a powerful network, increasing your overall revenue, and more

  • Ask any questions you'd like about your business direction for the next year and how, specifically, you can you take it to the next level

  • Spend time with me and a small group of other high-level attendees over a two-day period, creating lasting professional relationships

  • Develop a detailed action plan for the next year and get my personalized feedback on your strategy


The investment of time and money was the best one that I made this year

Jim Karrh, Consultant

"Solo entrepreneurs and consultants learn quickly that our path can feel energizing and free--but also lonely, uncertain, and at times exhausting. If you have heard Dorie's own story or read her books, then you know she has traveled that path before. Dorie knows firsthand what works and what does not--and is always open about her successes and setbacks. This, I think, makes Dorie so appreciative and empathetic when it comes to the entrepreneur's journey. Yet she is also clear and direct, because she wants others to succeed without spinning their wheels. These qualities made her an excellent leader and facilitator for our Mastermind Retreat! I believe that the investment of time and money was the best one that I made this year for myself and my growing business. Think of the benefits that come with putting most distractions aside, focusing on just a few critically important things, and learning both from Dorie and a carefully selected cohort."

A worthwhile investment!

Nelson McMillan, Intrapreneurship Specialist

"It’s a worthwhile investment for the exclusive face-to-face access you get to Dorie, as well as the opportunity to build a network of exceptional professionals who can give unique and unbiased feedback on your business plans. The benefit for me has so far been the priorities I have now established and ratified as a result of the group’s feedback. I have a renewed sense of confidence and determination as well as a number of unique ideas and networking opportunities to follow up on."

I gained focus and direction

Tammy Gooeler-Loeb, Executive and Career Coach

"I completely recommend the mastermind retreat with Dorie. She attracts and 'curates' a group of participants who show up ready to engage, grow and share their expertise with each other. Dorie has so much to offer yet it is up to the participants to bring their questions, goals and aspirations to the retreat in order to gain the benefits of this powerful forum. I gained focus, direction, and a whole new group of trusted colleagues to interface with going forward. The retreat has been a gift that keeps on giving as I continue to process the areas we covered and interact with the other participants post-retreat. I feel I have so much work to do and am excited to dive into what's next!"

I was able to put things to practical use

Sylvia Brown, Philanthropy Consultant

"Eight days ago, I would not have known how to seize these opportunities to my best advantage. But I was able to put to practical use everything I learned in the Mastermind and will be starting the year with a bang!"

I came away from the Mastermind with great options

Dave Wells, IT Strategist

"Dorie is truly 'best in class'! I participated in her recent MasterMind Day in hopes of learning how to improve and expand my personal branding and increase my marketability as an expert in my field. Her insights were precise and on point. I came away not only having benefitted from her ideas for me but also with great options gathered from listening to her work with the other participants."

A one-of-a-kind experience worth every penny

Holly Hester-Reilly, Product Management Consultant

"I came away from Dorie's retreat feeling inspired, excited, and confident in the next steps to build my company's profile and increase the recognition of my expertise. I also made fantastic, deep connections with amazing people from a diverse set of industries and backgrounds. This is a one-of-a-kind experience that is worth every penny."

My trajectory has been accelerated as a result

Lisa Tweardy

"I felt blessed to have the opportunity to connect and learn with this great group of smart, talented and like-minded individuals, who were all so generous with their advice and wisdom. I have no doubt that my trajectory has been accelerated as a result."

I was exhausted when I arrived and energized when I left

Karen Walker, Consultant

"Exactly what I needed - the next steps for growing my business, and a new group of amazing colleagues. I was exhausted when I arrived and energized when I left."

I have seen a significant change in my business

Anne Sugar, Harvard Business Review Contributor

"I have worked with Dorie Clark for a couple of years and have taken advantage of all of her offerings: virtual classes, mastermind group and one/one coaching. Dorie brings a unique approach to her teaching and coaching. She is laser focused and understands immediately the gaps and opportunities in my business. I always leave with an actionable plan. Because of her working with her, I have seen a significant change in my business. I highly recommend working with Dorie!"

I left feeling real connections with the mastermind members

Liz Kauffmann, Parenting Coach

"If you have questions about which directions to go in your business, you'll find your answers in Dorie's amazing Mastermind Retreat! You'll learn from some of the brightest, most authentic entrepreneurs anywhere, in a relaxed, fun environment. You'll get direct advice from Dorie, and will leave having built a more comprehensive understanding of how your business can grow over time. As a special perk, I left feeling real connections with the mastermind members and look forward to staying in touch. Thank you!"

You’ll leave the mastermind retreat with an understanding of which activities will be most fruitful for you, and the specific next steps you need to take to create more revenue, productivity, and freedom in the coming year.

Plus, it's my hope that you'll make friends and professional connections for life. Below is a photo from the first mastermind gathering I held, in 2016.

Our Agenda 

We'll kick things off with a relaxed dinner at one of my favorite restaurants the night before - Friday, August 14th - so we can get to know one other and start our session the next day as friends.

On Saturday, August 15th, we'll kick off at 9am and will run until 4:30pm, and then you'll have dinner on your own (I'll connect group participants in advance, as many of you may want to dine together).

The next day - Sunday, August 16th - we'll gather from 9am - 3:00pm. We'll be meeting in Lower Manhattan, near the Financial District.

I'll take care of lunch on both days (healthy & veggie-friendly options always available); you cover the travel to NYC and accommodations. Here's a photo of our awesome mastermind group from 2017.

And here's a photo from our 2018 retreat!


The value I got was so much more than I paid for

Govert van Sandwijk, Executive Team Coach

“The value I got from attending Dorie’s mastermind was - in all dimensions - so much more than I paid for. The experience gave me the right boost to accomplish my 2019 big goals, including establishing a business in Dubai and publishing my first book. Those two days of mastermind were packed with inspiration and information. Ten months later, I’m amazed to see the impact and ripple effects. Thanks a million!”

I left inspired and ready to jump into action

Tony Martignetti, Career Strategist and Leadership Coach

"This was the best run and most informative mastermind I have ever attended. We covered so many topics in our time together and I left inspired and ready to jump into action."

Dorie's expert advice was life changing

Angela Hosking, Professional Speaker and Author

"Dorie's Mastermind was perhaps the single best investment that I have made in myself to date. The experience of working within a small group with Dorie as our expert guide was life changing. I gained clarity on my next steps as I grow my speaking, writing and coaching career as to how to maximize my visibility, network and social proof to get me to the next level. I went into the Mastermind wondering if I was ready for it and came away recognizing that not only was I ready for it but that has likely been a step that will make the pivotal difference for me in this next year. I have made friendships and built relationships with people who, like me, are invested in growing themselves and supporting others on their own journey."

Helped me focus on my goals and get started right away

Linda Hamilton, Strategic Business Advisor and Speaker

"My favorite part of the Mastermind Retreat was sharing the collective genius of the group. There was so much creative energy and helpful advice in the room. I particularly liked how Dorie asked each of us to share challenges we hoped to solve during the weekend and then made sure that every issue was addressed. Dorie's Mastermind helped me focus on my strategic goals with a strong emphasis on practical takeaways that can be implemented quickly."

Highly recommended

Jane Harrell, Speaker, Author, and Strategist

"A truly one-of-a-kind mastermind. Highly recommended."

It gave me a network to help my next steps

Ashley Babbitt, CEO of Babbitt Consulting

"The mastermind with Dorie at the helm is a creative space where we are supported, inspired and uplifted to pursue our goals and dreams. It is the opportunity to find your next steps and a network to help you get there next."

I can move forward at a much more rapid and effective pace due to Dorie

Jeffrey Shaw, Author and Coach

"As a coach, I have led and participated in many groups and masterminds. They are a terrific source to gain clarity on a variety of topics when they work well. But they don't always. Dorie set the perfect tone and her facilitation was masterful. The result was the perfect collaboration for all. I walked away gaining clarity on a business topic that I've been stuck on for months. Now I can move forward at a much more rapid and effective pace due to Dorie and the other mastermind participants."

You get relationships with whom you can vet future ideas

Meredith Moore, Financial Planner

"Dorie's ability to create a high impact network is phenomenal! Not only do you have access to the ideas of other recognized experts, but you get relationships with whom you can vet future ideas. I would fully recommend this program."

How to Join

If you have questions or think this might be a fit for you, feel free to shoot me a line at

I'm personally vetting all applicants, in order to ensure the overall quality of the experience.

If we've spoken and I've encouraged you to join, and you agree that it would be a good way to connect with a high-level community of professionals and gain clarity about how to grow your business in the coming year, please click below to enroll.

The fee for the two-day retreat is $3500 (after April1, it will rise to $4000). 

I look forward to working with you!

Meet your Instructor

Author: The Long Game, Reinventing You, Entrepreneurial You, and Stand Out

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark teaches executive education for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and is the author of The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives," and she has been named one of the Top 50 Business Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50. Named the #1 Communication Coach in the World by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards, Clark is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and hosts a weekly interview show for Newsweek. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. She's also the producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album. You can download her free 88-question Entrepreneurial You self-assessment and learn more at