This is the only mastermind group in North America that is exclusively for the recruiting industry.

My Story
As a founder in two successful recruiting firms, challenges were never-ending: the problems with clients, candidates, employees, and running a business never stopped. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find qualified, outside perspectives to talk to about my challenges. I was often unsure of what to do. I frequently thought I had the right answers when I didn’t!

I needed the information and perspectives of people who understood my world. I desired the knowledge, wisdom, and insights that only other recruiting firm owners could provide.  I wanted to know about other tools, technologies, and tactics that could provide my firm a competitive edge. I also knew I lacked the extra accountability and encouragement that would nudge me to take action on things that I typically put off.

In essence, I wanted a group of “peer advisors” to help me better navigate the ups and downs of the recruiting business.

That’s why I created PlacementMasters mastermind groups to help you fill this unmet need. I get tremendous satisfaction from facilitating impactful, fun, and rewarding interactions with people who are committed to moving their businesses forward with the help of a supportive community.

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    Problems that PlacementMasters helps you solve include:

    • Your clients are frustrated with you due to a lack of quality candidate submissions
    • You’re tired of wasting time and effort with suboptimal tools & technologies
    • You are bogged down by difficult problems with clients and candidates
    • You wish you had a trusted, reliable sounding board to help you think through tough decisions
    • Your business development methods aren’t providing the results you want
    • You’re unhappy with current product or service and product providers and want better alternatives
    • You’re struggling with productivity due to a lack of outside accountability and encouragement
    • You are tired of doing it alone and want a helpful, caring team who are in the same game as you


    The Truth That Most Small Firm Owners Don’t Think About:

    Large company CEO’s have boards of directors. These are essentially peer advisory groups. Mid-sized company CEO’s have boards of advisors and often attend executive roundtables. PlacementMasters is a practical way for you to do the same!

    Large company CEO’s have boards of directors. These are essentially peer advisory groups. Mid-sized company CEO’s have boards of advisors and often attend executive roundtables. PlacementMasters is a practical way for you to do the same!

    PlacementMasters Mastermind Groups provide you with:

    • The ability to connect candidly and safely with recruitment industry owners who understand your challenges.
    • Solutions to your most important and  timely issues that make your life difficult.
    • Diverse perspectives, experiences, and talents. This magnifies your creativity, innovation, and problem-solving.
    • Feedback, encouragement, and accountability to help you follow through on your goals.
    • The convenience of meeting on Zoom. No more wasted time driving and being limited to people in your proximity. You’ll have access to quality-members from across the North America.
    • Expand your network to learn about helpful resources, tools, and technologies that give you an edge.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who should join a placement masters group?
    • You are an owner of a small recruiting firm (1-20 people)
    • You want a group of peers who are truly qualified to provide ideas and practical solutions to solve your most pressing problems 
    • You want to set more appropriate and inspiring goals
    • You desire more encouragement and accountability to take more action on your goals
    • You want to both receive help and give help
    Who should not join?
    • You want to do things alone without collaboration
    • You are not interested in growing and improving your business
    • You’re not open to giving and receiving help
    • You aren’t willing and able to commit to attending the twice per month meetings.
    When, where, and how long are the meetings?

    Different groups meet on specific dates and times. Dates can occasionally shift due to holidays, vacations, and other realities of life.  The meetings are  in duration and are held via Zoom Video conference. This enables  you to attend from any location that’s convenient for you.

    What Others Are Saying About PlacementMasters:

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    "Brad and his masterminds were just phenomenal in giving me the tools to pivot, redirect the business, and develop an alternative marketing strategy. To give you an idea, in the last six weeks , I just did the numbers last night, I've developed 71 new contacts at the director and vice president level in It, HR and sales. None of this would've happened without Brad's participation."

    Gareth CallawayPresident and CEO at Gateway Staffing

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    "Some of the specific benefits that I received as a result of my participation included everything from navigating the filing of the PPP loan to how to do business development, leading with empathy, negotiating engagement fees in a challenging business climate all the way through to accounts receivable collections."

    Debra Young - Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Sheer Velocity

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    "I was involved with Brad's program and it was a fantastic opportunity for us to have an opportunity with other recruiters to get together and share information that you normally wouldn't do at a training session or a conference. I highly recommend it."

    Clay JohnsonExecutive Vice President of Clifton Johnson Associates

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    "This gave me the confidence to move forward and feel that what I was doing was correct as well as getting value from all of the individuals who were part of this mastermind and getting terrific input from that group. I got value from everything that we did. And as I said, summing up, it gave me the confidence to move forward and I'm already more successful than I had been at the beginning."

    Don LevineFounder and President at Sharp Search

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    "Being able to connect with a group of my peers was tremendously helpful; to exchange ideas with them and get some reassurance with concerns that we had. It was really unique because we were from all over the country and being able to hear other people's perspectives, seeing what they're going through, helped me put my situation in perspective. We really began to work more towards solutions to keep our business going versus just discussing problems that we had. I highly recommend being able to attend a mastermind with Brad if you have that opportunity."

    Beverly SmithPresident at Career Staffing Services

    PlacementMasters overview:

    Groups are carefully assembled and professionally facilitated with small-groups of 5-10 non-competing owners throughout North America. We meet on Zoom. Everybody contributes experience, wisdom, and creativity to enhance each other's success. Develop the relationships and trust that you want rather than doing everything alone. It's more fun and effective to team up and get the benefit of multiple minds working together!

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    Other Frequently Asked Questions

    What type of accountability can I expect? 
    One of the key features of mastermind groups is the healthy tension you get from “publicly announcing” your goals to fellow members and Brad.  Knowing that you will report your progress in the next meeting motivates you to take action you may not otherwise take. When you don’t take the intended action, you’ll receive help and encouragement to take action the next time.    You’ll also receive a “check-in email” from Brad between meetings to follow up on progress and help you stay committed.
    What happens in the meetings?
    The meetings provide a structured forum for each member to bring up challenges you’re facing, ideas you wish to brainstorm, decisions you need to make, and anything that you deem most important for discussion.  This allows members to meet their most relevant needs.
    What topics can people discuss in the meetings? 

    Anything related to your business whether strategic, tactical or personal well-being related such as:

    • Strategic issues related to revenue growth and capturing a competitive advantage
    • Marketing issues such as gaining more awareness in your target market
    • Time management and productivity issues
    • Requests for people to review your website, marketing materials, policies, etc.
    • Achieving appropriate fees and margins
    • Hiring the right employees
    • Creating a culture of high engagement, retention and productivity
    • Dealing with difficult clients, colleagues, and employees
    • Getting feedback on your ideas
    • Breaking through in areas where you are stuck
    • Avoiding the trap of thinking small and playing too safe
    • Keeping a positive attitude and motivation during difficult times
    • Dealing with stress and overwhelm
    • New resources and tools that can boost your success

    ….and anything else that is of high importance to you

    How many people are in a group? 
     Each group has 5-10 people with a minimum of 4.

    Why 5-10 people?  I’ve heard of groups as large as 20-50 people.

    5-10 people provide the benefit of multiple minds working together while allowing each member to have adequate time as the “focal point” in each meeting.  This allows you to address your most important issues with the focused support of each member. It’s also is small enough to allow members to know and develop trust with each other.  To accommodate this goal with more people would require the meetings to stretch out longer.

    What monthly time commitments would be expected for the best outcomes? 
    Each meeting is 75 minutes in duration.  You’ll enjoy the best results by preparing in advance for each meeting.  This would typically entail 30-60 additional minutes per month. Like other things in life, your results will depend on the efforts you invest.
    How long can I remain in the group?

    Members can remain in the group indefinitely and are likely to do so as long as you are receiving true value.

    See group availability HERE.

    What if I find this isn’t right for me?

    This program is month to month so if you find this isn’t the right format for you, simply provide 30 days notice. 

    What resources/tools do I receive as a member?

    Members receive:

    • A Success Guide to help you set and stay focused on appropriate goals, take meeting notes, take actions on your key takeaways, and prepare for meetings
    • Membership to a “message group” for people to share relevant information.
    • I also have useful free tools to download HERE.
    Can I get “fired” from my group?

    Our members deserve a positive, supportive environment where they enjoy participating. If you choose to be disruptive, disrespectful, or non-contributing, I will choose to professionally move you out of the group. 

    Is this like group coaching? 

    No, this is different.  In group coaching, the focus is on the coach asking questions, providing information, opinions, suggestions, etc.  A Mastermind group is a “peer advisory group.” The focus is on the entire group brainstorming, making suggestions, and providing opinions, with a facilitator to provide structure and leadership.

    If you’re interested in one-on-one Business Coaching, click HERE.

    I also provide one on one Business Advisory and Coaching

    I am a certified coach and offer Business advisory and coaching for small to mid-sized  recruiting firms. I’m available to help you achieve the success you desire.

    Business Coaching

    What if I have questions or want help in between meetings?
    There is a message forum to post questions and ask for answers.