#70: Tactical Tuesday: Leveraging Guest Expertise to Explore New Opportunities


Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast discusses the differences between free, local Meetups and membership-based Masterminds. He talks about his decision to move from forming an Orlando Meetup to considering forming a Mastermind group instead. Jason highlights the takeaways he received from Aaron Walker, a recent guest and Mastermind group leader. He also talks about the value of hosting onsite and virtual Mastermind groups.  


Episode Highlights:

  • Jason shares his reasons for canceling his proposed free, local Meetup in the Orlando area.

  • He highlights the expertise of recent guest Aaron Walker, a Mastermind group leader and the possibility of Jason training with Aaron on how to execute paid Masterminds. 

  • A few of the top qualities of Aaron’s virtual Masterminds includes providing each member with reading content and opportunities to share and respond, as well as sitting in the ‘hot seat.’ 

  • In addition to a virtual Mastermind, Jason is exploring the idea of equipping his property to host in-person Masterminds as well. 

  • A key attribute for Mastermind groups includes having access to accountability partners to ensure progress and forward momentum.


3 Key Points:

  1. Jason decided to cancel his proposed Meetup in Orlando due to a lack of interested individuals, which he attributes, in part, to it being free.   

  2. Aaron Walker, who was recently interviewed on the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast, runs 15 national and international mastermind groups, averaging 10-12 people in each group. 

  3. Jason is exploring training with Aaron due to his wealth of expertise. In the virtual Mastermind, each member is invited to sit in the ‘hot seat’ to talk about their problems so the group can provide feedback based on their own experiences.  


Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The thing we discovered with local Meetups is that, essentially, the quantity of interested persons is pretty limited.” – Jason A. Duprat

  • “When people pay, they pay attention and if something is free they sort of just don’t care.” – Jason A. Duprat

  • “We have a large 5-acre property and we just ran it by the CPA to see what we could do as far as making an arrangement to get people here once or twice a year as part of the Mastermind experience.” – Jason A. Duprat

Resources Mentioned:

#HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #HealthcareBoss #healthcare #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #bizstrategy #meetups #masterminds