Forum vs Mastermind vs Inner Circle vs Circles vs Teams vs Cohort vs Brain Trust vs Etc…

Forum vs Mastermind

The work we are doing here has a lot of different names. Some orgs like YPO and EO call them Forums. Others choose to use Masterminds or Inner Circles.

Picking a label for the forum process within your organization should be unique to your culture. It’s totally fine to use popular terms like Forum/Mastermind, but you can also get creative as they did over at Front Row Dads where Forums are called “Dad Bands.”

There are some universal goals however that should overlap all healthy Forum systems. Laster, I’ll go into more details on these universal goals such as regular meetings, smaller groups within the larger org, reflective reporting, yearly retreats, future goal setting, etc.