Join a small group of other writers and artists and embark on a step-by-step process to gain greater creative clarity, establish routines to increase creative productivity, and understand how to better reach your audience. Together, we can work through the challenges and overwhelm that stop others.
The current session is closed, and the next one will begin January 1, 2020. If you are a writer or artist seeking to expand your audience through your own creativity, I encourage you to sign up to be notified of the next session by joining our early interest list:
Stop struggling alone with your creative work.
Make a creative shift in your life by gaining total clarity, developing strong habits, generating a plan to connect authentically with those who love your work, and do it all with a support system to ensure you stay accountable and on track.
- Virtually Join: Connect with a small group of 10-20 writers and artists with goals similar to yours. These creatives become your support system, your brainstorming partners, and the team of collaborators you have always dreamed of.
- Gain Clarity: I guide you through a step-by-step program to help you make your creative shift. Together, we attack one step each week, including assessments, audits, goals, habits, and digging deep into your creative identity.
- Work Together: You and I will work together. You will see and hear from me every single weekday. I will post videos for your Mastermind group based on needs and discussions as they evolve. These videos will encourage and inspire you to unearth your creative identity, dare you to be courageous, and clarify your creative goals. You will also receive direct feedback from me every day to help you work through your challenges to attain those goals.
- Create A Plan: We will generate a plan to reach and grow your ideal audience, and authentically interact with your audience on social media and beyond. When the Mastermind concludes, you will have a clear direction for the future.
Experience the creative clarity to be productive, and the true connection to your audience you dream about.
Want more details? Let me take you through the purpose of the Creative Shift Mastermind:
This is like having a personal CREATIVE trainer show up at your door every single day.
Our goals are simple — to be able to say this:
“I know exactly what I need to do. I have committed to myself and my creative work. I have a plan. I have a team of people I can ask for help when that plan goes off the rails. This year is going to be a banner year for me, and I will fight for that. I have made my creative shift, and now I’m going to live up to it.”
This is for the writer, artist, or creative professional who is ready to commit to themselves and their work — who desperately wants their work to create an impact in the lives of others.
The current session is closed, and the next one will begin July 1, 2019. Sign up to be notified of the next session by joining our early interest list.
Invest in your creative process, don’t just talk about it.
Master your craft, and through what you create, have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Let’s work together to tackle your biggest challenges, push your writing and art forward, and ensure it reaches an audience in a meaningful way.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MASTERMIND
The Mastermind is one of the most powerful things I have ever offered — the feedback from folks who joined me have been off the charts amazing. They have found renewed clarity in their creative work, and a solid roadmap for moving forward.
“I’m telling you, these Masterminders are a generous and creative and supportive group. And that Dan Blank is generous and helpful beyond the beyond.”
–– Judy Reeves
“There are so many layers of emotional and creative spirit in this group. I can feel positive momentum building.”
— Mary McFarland
“Dan promised me collaboration when I signed up for this group. I had my doubts, but not anymore. Being a part of the the Mastermind group has brought so much clarity (and simplicity) to my creative work.”
–– Jack Schaeffer
“Dan’s Mastermind group is a safe haven for creators and writers. Dan and my fellow Mastermind participants helped me define the direction for my writing and reach more readers through my website, blog and social media. I recommend this group to anyone looking for support and direction in their creative projects.”
-— Rupert Davies-Cooke
“WOW. I’m really blown away (seriously, not exaggerating) by the kind, helpful responses in this group. When I signed up, I had wondered if I was doing the right thing by joining this Mastermind –– I was afraid I wasn’t really ready for the step. But now I see that this is exactly what I needed.”
—- Maya Rushing Walker
“I believe that Dan Blank has created MAGIC here. This group has held me accountable to making a positive change in my creative work — I have never been a part of something this powerful before!”
—- Cathey Nickell
“This Mastermind has given me a sense of direction with the business side of my writing that I’ve never had before.”
—- Dawn Downey
“This Mastermind is building camaraderie with like-minded people for the first time in my life. I have never felt so alive. I can’t even explain it. Even with all my past successes nothing has brought me as much fulfillment as this group and each individual in it.”
— Cari Flory
“Dan Blank heads the best Mastermind I’ve ever attended. That’s why I’ve participated in three of them! Dan knows what it’s like to dig deep into the creative trenches. He’s also kind and wise and real with a great sense of humor. I loved knowing I could sit with him for 10 minutes daily while drinking my cup of coffee and come away clear about goals and inspired about my work. Often, it was the only 10 minutes that I was feeding myself instead of expending energy. You have a question, he’s got the answer. In the Mastermind, I’ve also connected with many other amazing artists and writers that I know will be part of my life for a long time. Dan has taken me from the beginning of a publishing process to the end of my publicity tour. Thank you, Dan!”
— Kathryn Ramsperger
“To say I’m grateful to Dan for his guidance, insights and support would be an understatement! Joining Dan’s Mastermind was the best decision I could have made. He helped me break down my big creative goals into one small action step at a time.”
— Irene Buchine
“Dan puts his own advice into action and serves as a great example of what it looks like to live as a creative professional. He’s super passionate about this work and it’s obvious in the way he shows up. He’s got a lot of helpful information to share and does it in a clear, friendly, insightful way. He didn’t just spout best practices, but helped me get to the ‘why’ behind it all.”
— Tammy Letherer
“One of the best investments I’ve made in my creative business is participating in Dan’s Mastermind. He is open, accessible, and enthusiastically shares his wealth of knowledge and insights every day. If you’re ready to take your creative business to the next level, working with Dan is a fantastic way to do it.”
— Pam Laricchia
“The three months I spent with Dan Blank and other creatives in his Mastermind were inspiring and eye-opening. Because of Dan, I’ve shifted my thinking about creating, marketing, and prioritizing what’s important in my life. I looked forward to his daily videos because of their positive messages and valuable information. I highly recommend Dan’s Mastermind — it’s well-worth the investment.”
— Kristin Oakley
“Dan Blank is a skilled midwife for writers and artists with creative ideas growing inside that are pushing to be born. Yes, it feels scary. But Dan knows how to guide you through the birth process and share the joy of helping your new creation come to life.”
— Anne Grant
“Dan’s Mastermind has made reaching my dreams possible. I might not have taken action on writing my novel or selling my art if it weren’t for Dan showing me the way in both practical and inspiring ways, day in and day out. He leads by example. I’m in awe of how much I’ve accomplished under his guidance and gathering of creative individuals.”
— Heather Keyser
“Dan’s encouragement and insights helped me to change my approach to connecting with my readers and my community. He helped me stay true to my values and my self.”
— KJ Dell’Antonia
“Participating in Dan’s Mastermind gave me the time and focus I needed to make my creative shift. Thanks, Dan.”
— Melinda Hammond
“The Mastermind is a unique participant-centered approach to pursuing your creative goals with honest, expert guidance from Dan and the other participants. Thoroughly recommended!”
— Brian Hetherington
“Dan’s Mastermind helped me look at the world, and my creative work, with an experimental mindset.”
— Jan O’Hara
“I keep coming back to the Mastermind because like a functional medicine doctor, Dan ‘treats’ the whole person! He’s the only ‘marketing’ guy I know who takes a wholistic approach to his clients. Dan understands that mental and physical health, as well as mindset, are critical underpinnings for any kind of success! In addition, he’s willing to constantly evolve his mindset and beliefs about how to reach an audience. His forward momentum fuels my own forward momentum! Not many creatives I know actually enjoy marketing. But now I do.”
– Anny Rusk
“Dan Blank’s knowledge and generosity are remarkable. I benefited from his insistence upon clarity and focus of mission. The Mastermind group moved forward by leaps and bounds, sharing progress and aiding each other.”
– Greta Holt
“The Mastermind with Dan was a great experience. I felt very supported not only by him but also by my fellow masterminders. I saw that we all go through similar ups and downs, successes and challenges, and I learned a lot about resilience and perseverance. Dan’s instance on clarity, goal-setting and weekly assessments was crucial to keep making gains. Dan tailored the videos to the ongoing conversations, which made the content feel fresh and alive. I came out of the Mastermind with much more clarity about the next step in my creative journey, and a better idea on how to create and maintain an authentic voice in social media. I also forged strong connections with other writers.”
– Isidra Mencos
“In each of the last two Mastermind sessions I have gone through profound creative growth. I learned new things about myself, making experiential, intellectual and emotional connections that surprised me and enriched me. That’s the secret power that Dan’s Mastermind unleashes. Of course, you need the right triggers and trusted collaborators for it to work, and Dan is a master weaver of collaboration. Magic occurs in the Mastermind.”
– Simon Maple
“I thought I’d signed up for the Mastermind to get my career back on track. Seems like we’ve delved into getting my whole life onto a better track.”
– Kimberli Bindschatel
“The three months I spent in Dan’s Mastermind were amazing. I came out of the Mastermind with a better understanding of myself, my readers, and how to achieve my goals. Plus, I met some wonderful new friends. I highly recommend Dan’s Mastermind.”
– Susan Davenport
“Dan’s created a process that quickly builds trust and exchange between Mastermind members. He is an agile, generous facilitator. I am inspired by the amazing folks in this Mastermind. The adage that you become who you hang out with is true and I can become a better writer and creative person by spending time with this group. This Mastermind is far more than I imagined it could be.”
– Barbara Boyd
“The Mastermind provides a safe place to learn and grow. The community that Dan and the members create together is extremely supportive. It is a space to ask questions, brainstorm, and learn as you witness others going through their own creative process. I highly recommend the Mastermind to anyone looking for a place to connect with other creatives and looking to move forward in their creative endeavors!”
– Diane Gottlieb
“Dan provides one of the few places where the conversation revolves around topics of huge importance to me–creativity, risk-taking, crafting a creative life, working on our art on a consistent basis, connecting with others through our art, making money as a creative, etc. It’s like he has created an oasis for those of us who crave these conversations and who need this information.”
– Sheila Athens
“The Mastermind experience is more than I hoped for and wonderful in so many ways. I am learning and growing and – most important of all – WRITING which was really my main goal. My blog is more focused, I enjoy writing it, and I am busy with a memoir!”
– Nicky Mendenhall
“Since taking several of Dan Blank’s Masterminds, I have published my debut novel, won awards, sent my second novel to my editor, hosted a scholarship, and made over sixty close creative friends. I am now a career novelist. It boggles my mind to say so because I talked about being an author for decades. Decades! Now I can walk my talk like Dan. I wish every creative person would do a Mastermind and make their someday this day.”
– Teri Case
“I loved the Mastermind! It helped me gain clarity on where I wanted to spend my time and creative energy, and ultimately I finished a draft of my novel. The weekly accountability and support allowed me to accomplish more than I would have going at it alone.”
– Leigh Stein
“I started the Mastermind because I was stuck. I thought about writing all the time–but I didn’t actually write. I lamented not being able to make it as a writer, but I didn’t give myself a proper shot because I was too afraid to write anything. Dan and the Mastermind of creatives helped me get out of this tremendous slump and into the most productive creative period I’ve ever experienced. I’m writing, I’m submitting, I’m confident. I can’t say enough good things about the Mastermind. It’s a priceless experience.”
– Rachel Barry
“Dan is always inclusive, responsive, and encouraging. Those three things are central to creating a safe environment within which to explore change and growth. He loves what he is doing and it shows.”
– Marjorie Wilson Peltier
“In the first Mastermind I was a part of, Dan had us establish one small habit. Eleven months later, I’m still writing every day. That naturally builds to bigger and better habits, in other areas too. I can’t believe the change in my work habits over the year.”
– Beth Chardack