#83: Aaron Walker: The Economics of Scaling Mastermind Groups


Aaron Walker, President and Founder of ‘View from the Top’ and ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’ speaks with Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast. In this episode, they talk about how Aaron took his one-on-one coaching program to a new level by creating scalable Mastermind Groups. Aaron tackles some common myths about Masterminds and provides insight into how a successful group operates. 


Episode Highlights:

  • What is Aaron's background and what was his initial career path?

  • How did Aaron’s first Mastermind business find success? What was going through his mind as he transitioned from coaching into starting a Mastermind Group?

  • What is the main difference between one-on-one coaching and a Mastermind Group? 

  • What are the benefits and pros and cons of each?

  • How do you know if you're ready to lead a Mastermind and should you find somebody to lead it for you?

  • How do you screen potential members for a Mastermind Group?

  • Do Aaron’s facilitators utilize a set curriculum? 

  • Aaron discusses how to select the best content and price point for a Mastermind Group.

  • What are some of the pros and cons of doing a short Mastermind event vs. an extended one?

  • What are some challenges Aaron faced as he’s scaled to multiple groups and what’s his philosophy for scaling? 

  • What advice would Aaron give to anyone considering joining a Mastermind Group? 


3 Key Points:

  1. Other people’s perspectives are the most valuable asset you can get in a Mastermind Group.

  2. Creating a Mastermind Group is about creating an environment for people to help each other thrive. 

  3. Joining a Mastermind Group can be a long-term commitment to building strong relationships that require real vulnerability. 


Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Isolation is the enemy of excellence.” – Aaron Walker

  • “The benefit of being in there is the collective minds of all the participants.” – Aaron Walker


Resources Mentioned:

#HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #HealthcareBoss #healthcare #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #mastermindgroups #coaching #scalability