Peer Groups

P eer groups are a new concept in business collaboration, born out of the popular Mastermind groups of the last decade. Peer groups are different from Mastermind groups in that they are more structured, more focused around common goals and interests, and more close-knit with a smaller membership. NewStarts has taken the concept of peer groups and expanded it to be more personal and concentrated on the needs of individuals. The goal is to inspire and empower participants to set and meet personal goals.

The 12 targets, or points, of NewStarts groups are: Success, Communication, Relationships, Personal Growth, Strengths, Balance, Awareness/Mindfulness, Coping Skills, Health, Fulfillment, and of course, POTENTIAL.

Types of peer groups:

V1 NewStarts peer group – personal development peer group, working on personal goals as a group. Working as a group is particularly beneficial because it helps to broaden perspectives and we get the benefit of the collective power of individuals working together to support and encourage each other. Focus is to discover and reach for personal potential. Geared around loose curriculum for personal development training, relationships, communication, goals and strategies. Held weekly.

V2 Business peer group - monthly group designed specifically for business owners and leaders, focused on business development, success, and advancement. Semi-closed, must submit application for next opening. Meetings are regularly scheduled for half-days to maximize flow for strategy and brainstorming. Goals are stronger business, better connections, working smarter not harder, more freedom and security, success at work and home. Held monthly.

V3 Millennials peer groups - modeled after NewStarts groups, but designed to address the unique challenges Millennials face as a generation. Millennials may choose to attend NewStarts or business peer groups if these are a better fit. Held weekly.

V4 Teens peer groups - specifically created for teens geared to the difficulties teens face every day. Focus is on building strong relationships and sense of personal identity, which helps to weather the storms that happen in life. Held weekly.