The idea of Forums is as old as humans and throughout history, there have been many famous Forums. A Forum goes by many names such as Pods, Cohorts, Teams, Bands, Masterminds, Inner Circle, Brain Trust, etc. While they might have many names, they all share the same basic structure and goals. Forums are usually made up of a group of 6-8 members who meet monthly to both reflect on the prior 30 days and plan for the next 30 days. Forums are meant to be a place to go to the deepest 5% of topics you aren’t/can’t share anywhere else. Everything shared within a Forum is 100% confidential within the group. There is a very structured process for each meeting to maximize the limited time together. Members are expected to challenge and support each other on personal, family, and business/career related topics.
Through an accountability system, members help each other design and keep on track, with the life they want to live because they care about each other deeply.
During orientation, we go over what Forum is, how to be a high-performing Forum member, how to get the most out of Forum, and we create your initial Wheel of Life for goal setting.
This is your first official Forum! A trained Forum Launcher Facilitator (FLF) runs the entire meeting playing every role. By the end, roles are assigned to each member so the team is empowered to run the next meeting themselves.
This is your second Forum and it’s time to run through the full process together. Your FLF will continue to support, especially during the group’s first coached presentation where you’ll tackle specific challenges people are facing.
This is your third Forum and it’s time to shine! Together as a team you will run the whole Forum and make it amazing. The FLF supports as needed and makes things official by getting everyone to sign a Forum Code of Conduct.
After five years on the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) NYC Board as Forum Chair, six years as a Forum Moderator for an EO Forum, and hundreds of hours training Forums for TED, YPO, EO, Bliss Champions, and Off The Record, Tom Krieglstein leverages his unique background to help others have a world-class Forum experience as The Forum Launcher™.