What Leaders are Looking For

Over the past two months I’ve asked dozens of leaders in a variety of fields about their biggest challenges and about the professional development they long for but can’t find elsewhere. 48% of the leaders I spoke with desperately sought connection with other leaders. One leader put it this way:

“I want an authentic, deep, spiritual community, where I really feel heard and seen. I want to be with other global minded change makers. I want open ended inquiry and support on my biggest challenges and wishes, in a group full of appreciation and affirmation.”

Leadership can be really lonely... but it doesn't have to be. If you've ever felt like you have to always be brave, positive, responsible and strong to hold up your organization, but there's nobody there to hold you up in return, apply to join Synergy. It's a mastermind community within which you will be valued, seen, supported, and embraced for the human you are and the gifts you bring to the world. Together, we will support one another as we make our biggest dreams a reality.


One leader already accepted into Synergy is a seasoned principal launching a new school. Another is the president of a nonprofit seeking reinvention. A third is re-imagining what education could look like if there were no walls. Five spots left. Will one of them be for you or someone you know?


  • Go beyond work-life balance to create work-life synergy -- a life where your career enhances your personal life and vice versa. With synergy, nearly everything you do whether personal or professional, makes you come alive.
  • Find deep, authentic, safe, supportive, connection with other powerful, visionary leaders. My hope is that the community we create will become so strong that it will last far beyond the six months of the facilitated program.
  • Level up your leadership with concrete skills, strategies, and best practices to help navigate risk, uncertainty, change, difficult conversations, and conflict.
  • Lean into your innermost purpose and values to become the leader you were meant to be.
  • Receive the support, guidance, and motivations you need to make your biggest dreams a reality. Maybe you are birthing a new nonprofit. Maybe you are seeking work-life synergy. Perhaps you are navigating a big organizational transition or building a community. The dream you bring is yours; this mastermind team will help you achieve it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a group or individual program?

This is a curated, group program for up to eight exceptional leaders. Those enrolled in Synergy can add on six individual coaching sessions to be used within the year for a rate well below what I charge my one-on-one clients.

Where and when do you meet?

We meet on Zoom 1 hour per week, 3 weeks per month, for a total of 6 months. Since everyone is a busy leader, our meeting times will be determined based on the schedules of those selected to be in the group. Typically, meeting times will be early morning or late afternoon Pacific Time so the majority of the work day is free to support your organization and your team.

What happens during each group call?

Generally, you will receive support on whatever challenge or wish is most alive in the room. We'll begin with a brief check in and then pick, as a group, a common theme. Irene will then facilitate a discussion that draws out the collective wisdom in the group with the aim of helping one another overcome obstacles, grow ourselves as leaders, support our teams, and build our dreams.

How does Synergy relate to Leadership Boot Camp?

Every member of Synergy gets free access to Leadership Boot Camp. But the content goes far beyond what is covered in the online course. Synergy seeks to “level up” your leadership by reconnecting you with who you truly are as a leader and then supporting one another as each member takes action towards making our biggest dreams a reality.

When does it start?

The formal launch is either when we have eight leaders or March 1, 2022, whichever comes sooner. Members who are paid and enrolled early are invited to 1 hour group calls every other week (starting in January) until the formal launch.

How much does it cost?

The six month program costs $3,000, with payment plans available. Add on six individual coaching sessions for an additional $3,000. If the cost is prohibitive but you are certain this is what you need as a leader right now, please apply. Let's put our brains together, get creative, and explore the possibilities.

Hell yes! How do I join?

Apply below. The group is carefully curated to ensure that each person is a perfect fit.

From Amy Toll

Past Synergy Member

"I highly recommend joining Synergy. I was not sure that joining something like a mastermind group would be for me, but Irene had this confidence in me that I just couldn’t see or understand.


It has been almost 6 months since I started working with Irene and Synergy, and truth be told it was the best decision I have ever made. Not only have I grown as a professional, but I’ve also grown in my personal life as well. Now I know my worth. Through this program, Irene helped me focus on my why & learn that my dream of giving students a passion for reading is my purpose in life.


  Synergy has been a life-changing experience."

If you are interested, apply today!

If there's still room and if I am intrigued by your application, then you'll be invited a powerful conversation to seek an aha moment and see if Synergy is the right fit for you.