Business Owners Mastermind Sessions

Because you should not have to go it alone.

“Businesses don’t go out of business because the owners run out of money. They go out of business because the owners run out of the TIME they need to learn what they need to learn to stay in business.” -Jeffrey Deckman

As a business owner, we are members of a very distinctive tribe. Not many people can really relate to the challenges we face or the business world in which we live.

As people who own the businesses we run we are a different breed from others in executive management positions. Not better, just different.

We are not only more independent-minded but we also do not have many people we can talk to about the uniquely complex issues we face as a business owner such as being personally accountable and liable for every action everyone in the organization faces. Our pressures are different and our support needs are different.

That is why I have created the Business Owner’s MasterMind Program.

Think of it as a meeting of the minds between fellow owners who share their unique experience, strength, and wisdom with one another in order to solve complex problems, develop growth strategies and to vet new ideas more effectively as they build their companies.

In summary, the Business Owner’s MasterMind Program is a gathering of peers in a safe environment who work together to provide high-level support and to shorten the learning curves of their fellow business owners.

How It Works

Your “tribe” meets as a group once per month. Meetings last 4 hours. They can either be held from 8:00 AM til noon; 1:00 PM til 5:00 PM or from 10:00 AM til 2:00 PM. Out of respect for everyone’s time, they start on time and they end on time.

Each meeting is facilitated to ensure each participant gets equal time to be the focus of the group’s attention and the beneficiary of their collective experience and expertise.

In addition, each participant gets a personal one-hour coaching session with once per month to address any issue of importance. I am also available for on-call emergency coaching to the members if needed.

Getting Started

• Potential members can attend as many as two free sessions prior to deciding to join the program.
• The decision to join a group is jointly made between the prospective member and the group.
• Memberships can be for either 3, 6 or 12-month terms
• Confidentiality and honesty is a requirement for participation
• Group sizes range from 3 to 7 owners


The cost of the program is $750.00/month with a 10% discount offered for one-year commitments.

This program also meets the qualifications for a 50% matching grant from the State of Rhode Island Incumbent Worker Training Grant program. Contact me for more information on the program and details of the grant program.

“Never before has leading with Authenticity, Integrity, and Respect been more important to our companies, our communities, and our culture”

- Jeff Deckman

Oscar Mejias

“As the CEO of a small business, I realized the importance of getting of early stage management counseling and leadership development if I wanted to grow. Jeffrey’s professionalism, strategic thinking and experience helped me unleash hidden capabilities already in my company and help me accelerate our growth.”

Oscar Mejias

CEO BETECH, Inc., President RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Jack Beauregard

You cannot find anyone better person to help you than Jeff Deckman. His practical business advice and leadership development skills are outstanding. Over many years, Jeff is the only adviser that I have felt comfortable recommending.

Jack Beauregard

Founder, CEO of Successful Transition Planning Institute
Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz

Jeff is a natural facilitator and transformational leadership coach. With his insightfulness, guidance and encouragement, he was able to build a rapport with me that quickly turned into a trusted relationship. He taught me how to manage a difficult situation and led me to work toward a common goal, where we achieved a successful outcome for all.  I admire Jeff and highly recommend him as a coach and mentor.”

Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz

CEO, Author, Board Member and Speaker
Todd Grant

Having worked with Jeff on projects for over 10 years there are two things that are critical to know.  First, ANYTIME I have a vital business issue that requires I resolve complex or competing dynamics amongst key individuals or teams, I immediately call Jeff!  Second, and I state this from many practical experiences working side-by-side, Jeff will ensure your people work more effectively together, achieving outcomes that they may not have thought were possible while also being mindful of C-Suite necessities – such as the impact on your bottom line.

Todd Grant

President, Squad Locker - Entrepreneur
Patricia Morgan

I have worked with Jeff for over 20 years. He is one of the best strategic thinkers I have ever known. His ability to pinpoint the core issues, work viable and robust solutions around them and communicate effectively to all the stakeholders is invaluable to leaders challenged to succeed in today’s high stakes environments.

Patricia Morgan

Rhode Island House Minority Leader
Paul Latham

I have worked with Jeff on many occasions – and have always been impressed by his ability to quickly understand people. I have witnessed him use this skill, combined with his keen talent for organizational design and strategic thinking, to not only transform organizations but the people in them to maximize performance, morale and profits.

Paul Latham

Principal, HaydenRock, Solutions