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Small Practice Mastermind Group

  • 1.  Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-22-2020 09:59 AM

    Small Practice Group,

     

    My name is Douglas Teiger.  I am a 60 year old Architect who grew a solo practice into an award winning 32 person firm in Los Angeles, CA.  I am the 2017 past president of the AIA|LA Chapter and am currently serving on the AIA National Strategic Council focusing on Technology and Practice Management.

     

    Entering the 3rd stage of my life, I sold my practice to a new generation of partners within my firm and have since transitioned to a business consultant/coach role.  Having personally worked with a Business Coach for the last 10 years, I understand the importance of having an outside perspective on your practice.   My work now revolves around mentoring small and medium sized firms to achieve their mission and vision. 

     

    During the next three months, I want to offer an opportunity for you and your firm to join me in a free online group coaching (via ZOOM)  bootcamp to be run as a Mastermind Group. 

     

    My objective is to get small firms from all parts of the United States to help each other improve their Operational, HR, Marketing, Business Development, Financial, and Project Management systems.  Before each session, I will send out a practice question or best practice idea to be discussed on the ZOOM call.  I will facilitate and host the discussion that will share new insights and bring fresh ideas to each firm.    No question is off the table.  My intention is to use best practices to nurture all our firms, as well as cultivate a healthy work/ life balance. This Mastermind Group is an opportunity to thrive during these times and come out stronger than ever.

     

    I am reaching out to see if there is interest from this group?  If I get at least 20 yes responses, I will set up the ZOOM sessions. 

    I would propose a ZOOM meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at 2PM PST (5PM EST).  Each call will last 2 hours

    If Interested please respond with your NAME,  EMAIL and CELL#.

    It is OK to forward this email to your Architect Friends anywhere in the world.  I will limit the group to the first 20 people on the ZOOM meeting before starting a new group.

     

    All the best,

    Douglas Teiger, AIA

    C:    310-980-7272

    E:    dt@douglasteiger.com

    W:  douglasteiger.com

    I:     #dhteiger

     



  • 2.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-23-2020 05:48 PM
    Yes! Thank you so much!
    Daniel Cifuentes
    Daniel@CifuentesStudio.com
    480.201.3535

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    Daniel Cifuentes AIA
    Gensler
    Gilbert AZ
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  • 3.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-23-2020 06:28 PM
    Douglas - Congratulations on entering a new career phase after creating absolutely beautiful architecture in LA. Thank you for offering to share your knowledge and shape the next generation of firms. I'd love to participate and am excited to get started.

    Mark Daniels
    mark@markwdaniels.com
    323-208-1077

    Thanks!

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    Mark Daniels AIA
    Founder
    Mark Daniels Design Associates
    Palm Springs CA
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  • 4.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-23-2020 08:15 PM
    Hi Douglas, a beautiful idea. I would appreciate learning from the hard earned wisdom of you and the others in the group.

    Kevin deFreitas, FAIA
    kevin@defreitasarchitects.com
    619.675.1360

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    Kevin deFreitas FAIA
    Principal
    Kevin deFreitas Architects
    San Diego CA
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  • 5.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 07:27 AM
    Douglas,
    I am interested, thank you for offering.
    Jonathan Miller
    jmiller@jonathanmillerarchitects.com
    865-254-9669

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    Jonathan Miller AIA
    Jonathan Miller Architecture and Design
    Knoxville TN
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  • 6.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 11:27 AM

    Jonathan

    Thank-you for responding.  I look forward to having you join us.

    I'll be sending a follow up ZOOM invite to the group.

    All the best,

    Douglas Teiger, AIA

     

    C:    310-980-7272

    E:    dt@douglasteiger.com

    W:  douglasteiger.com

    I:     #dhteiger

     






  • 7.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-28-2020 08:39 AM
    Doug,
    My apologies as I just caught this email
    If there is space I'd like to participate in your classes

    Thanks
    Jeff Hammond AIA
    DHAE Kalamazoo / Grand Rapids

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    Jeffrey Hammond AIA
    Senior Project Manager
    Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering
    Grandville MI
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  • 8.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-28-2020 06:53 PM
    Jeff,
    I want to have everyone interested join in the first meeting.
    Please send your info via email to  dt@douglasteiger.com
    Name     cell     email     State     City
    Thank-you

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    Douglas Teiger AIA
    Douglas Teiger Consulting
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 9.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 11:24 AM

    Douglas,

    What a generous offering of your time and talents. I would love to join your group!

    Tony Casey
    Senior Principal
    Intergroup Architects
    tcasey@igarch.com
    303-981-5820



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    Anthony Casey Assoc. AIA
    Intergroup, Inc.
    Littleton CO
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  • 10.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 02:33 PM

    Tony,

    Thank-you for responding.  I look forward to having you join us.

    I'll be sending a follow up ZOOM invite to the group.

    All the best,

    Douglas Teiger, AIA

     

    C:    310-980-7272

    E:    dt@douglasteiger.com

    W:  douglasteiger.com

    I:     #dhteiger

     






  • 11.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 04:38 PM
    Doug,
    I am interested and thank you in advance.

    Sincerely,

    Michael 


    Michael Dern, AIA
    Principal

    DERN Architecture + Development
    (415) 307-1283
    dern-ad.com





  • 12.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 05:25 PM
    Thank-you all for such a great response.  I will be sending out a ZOOM invite by the end of this weekend.  The first session will be May 13th. 2PM PST.

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    Douglas Teiger AIA
    Douglas Teiger Consulting
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 13.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 05:37 PM
    Yes, that sounds great.
    Bill Peck
    Bill@peckarchitects.com
    214-707-0304
    Thanks,

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    William Peck AIA
    William Peck & Associates, Inc.
    Lewisville TX
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  • 14.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 07:09 PM
    Hi Douglas,

    Very interested.  Thanks for organizing.

    Ari Gessler
    ariel@arielgessler.com
    (415) 216-5648

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    Ariel Gessler
    Principal
    Ariel Gessler Architects
    San Francisco CA
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  • 15.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 08:03 PM
    Hi Douglas,

    What about participants from outside of US? I'm practising & teaching in Toronto, Canada.

    Ivan Martinovic
    info@archdesign.com
    416-738-5491

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    Ivan Martinovic Intl. Assoc. AIA
    Principal
    Archdesign Architects
    Toronto ON
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  • 16.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 09:07 PM
    Sounds very interesting!

    Gregory Brokaw
    greg@rowellbrokaw.com
    541-914-1254

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    Gregory Brokaw AIA
    Principal & Managing Partner
    Rowell Brokaw Architects, P.C.
    Eugene OR
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  • 17.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-24-2020 09:58 PM


    Douglas- Thanks for the offer.
    I am interested in participating in your group.

    Stewart Gouck AIA
    sgouck@gouckarchitects.com
    610-504-6485

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    Stewart Gouck AIA
    Gouck Architects
    Allentown PA
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  • 18.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-27-2020 11:36 AM
    Douglas,
    Sound like a great idea.
    Thanks,

    Michael Steitzer
    mpsteitzer@msaarchs.com
    207-504-0991

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    Michael Steitzer AIA
    Owner
    MSA Architects
    Topsham ME
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  • 19.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-27-2020 12:20 PM
    Sounds great, thanks!
    Bryan Fox
    bryan@five-design.com

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    Alan Fox AIA
    Principal
    Five Design
    San Francisco CA
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  • 20.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-27-2020 05:24 PM

    I would love to participate.
    Margine Biswas, AIA

    972-333-0592

    mbiswas@archiphycom



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    Margine Biswas AIA
    Principal
    Archiphy
    Plano TX
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  • 21.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-27-2020 06:12 PM

    Margine,

    We are over 20, but I want everyone to be a part of this who is interested.

    Thank-you for responding.  I look forward to having you join us.

    I'll be sending a follow up ZOOM invite to the group.

    All the best,

    Douglas Teiger, AIA

     

    C:    310-980-7272

    E:    dt@douglasteiger.com

    W:  douglasteiger.com

    I:     #dhteiger

     






  • 22.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-27-2020 05:31 PM
    Douglas,

    I am very interested in attending your Small Practice Mastermind Group. I look forward to learning and sharing with you all.

    Mark Carsten Anderson, AIA, CPHC
    Anderson Sustainable Architecture, LLC
    752 Holly Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    mark@asustainablearchitecture.com
    651-472-4847

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    Mark Anderson AIA
    AIA, CPHC, President
    Anderson Sustainable Architecture, Inc.
    Saint Paul MN
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  • 23.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-27-2020 06:11 PM

    Mark,

    We are over 20, but I want everyone to be a part of this who is interested.

    Thank-you for responding.  I look forward to having you join us.

    I'll be sending a follow up ZOOM invite to the group.

    All the best,

    Douglas Teiger, AIA

     

    C:    310-980-7272

    E:    dt@douglasteiger.com

    W:  douglasteiger.com

    I:     #dhteiger

     






  • 24.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-27-2020 07:33 PM
    I'd love to participate!   Thank you for the generous offer of your time.

    Susan Elftman, R.A.
    727-599-5876
    Susan@SEArchitecture.com

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    Susan Elftman
    Architect
    SEArchitecture LLC
    Dunedin FL
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  • 25.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-27-2020 10:33 PM

    Susan,

    We are over 20, but I want everyone to be a part of this who is interested.

    Thank-you for responding.  I look forward to having you join us.

    I'll be sending a follow up ZOOM invite to the group.

    All the best,

    Douglas Teiger, AIA

     

    C:    310-980-7272

    E:    dt@douglasteiger.com

    W:  douglasteiger.com

    I:     #dhteiger

     






  • 26.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-30-2020 08:23 AM
    I'd be interested in participating too, Douglas.

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    Dean Camlin AIA
    President
    Dean Robert Camlin & Associates, Inc.
    Westminster MD
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  • 27.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-28-2020 10:51 AM
    Douglas

    Thanks for your offer, I am interested in joining!

    Ali Awad, AIA
    ali@awadandkoontz.com
    612-282-3161

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    Ali Awad AIA
    Awad & Koontz Architects Builders, Inc.
    Minneapolis MN
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  • 28.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-28-2020 05:36 PM
    Douglas - I love this idea and look forward to participating in your sessions.  Thank you for facilitating.

    Patrick Ousey
    patrick@fabarchitecture.com
    512.469.0775

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    Patrick Ousey AIA
    FAB Architecture
    Austin TX
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  • 29.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-28-2020 05:47 PM
    Douglas
    I am interested in participating in the Mastermind group, however I see you are over the 20 person mark. Please put me down for your next group.

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    Karen Braitmayer FAIA
    Owner, Principal
    Studio Pacifica, Ltd.
    Seattle WA
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  • 30.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-28-2020 06:46 PM
    Karen,
    I want to have everyone interested join in the first meeting.
    Please send your info via email to  dt@douglasteiger.com
    Name     cell     email     State     City
    Thank-you

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    Douglas Teiger AIA
    Douglas Teiger Consulting
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 31.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-28-2020 06:41 PM
    Just saw this, would like to participate if there is still room.

    Thanks!


    Dennis Glynn

    dennis@dennisglynn.com

    (808) 387-5696

     



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    Dennis Glynn AIA
    Owner
    Dennis Glynn Architects, Inc.
    Bellevue WA
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  • 32.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-29-2020 05:27 PM
    I, too, would like to join in!

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    Rebecca Fant AIA
    Architecture Matters, PLLC
    Charlotte NC
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  • 33.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-29-2020 05:48 PM
    Edited by Matthew Clapper 04-29-2020 05:48 PM
    Hey Douglas,

    As the current outreach leader of the Small Firm Exchange, and 2021 Chair of the group, might I suggest recording these zoom sessions?  That way we can find a way to share the conversations and knowledge exchange with all small firm owners in the future, without overloading the sessions with too many people.  Let me know your thoughts.

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    Matthew Clapper, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
    Principal
    MAD (Modern Architecture & Development, LLC)
    www.mad-start.com
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  • 34.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-29-2020 09:12 PM
    I plan on recording the sessions. The response has been exceeded mu expectations.

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    Douglas Teiger AIA
    Douglas Teiger Consulting
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 35.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-29-2020 05:50 PM
    Doug,

    It is great to see the robust response to your group.  I'm one of the KC leaders & sent you an email regarding our inclusion on the virtual meeting(s).

    Best,
    Melissa

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    Melissa Harlan AIA
    Architect
    Kiku Obata & Company
    Saint Louis MO
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  • 36.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-30-2020 05:33 PM
    Edited by Andrew Liles 04-30-2020 05:35 PM
    Douglas-

    Count me in indeed!

    Best-
    Andrew.
    andrew@amliles.com

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    Andrew Liles AIA
    A M Liles Architect LLC
    New Orleans LA
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  • 37.  RE: Small Practice Mastermind Group

    Posted 04-30-2020 06:04 PM
    I am interested if there is still space!
    Thank you for the offer.

    Laura Garcia AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
    Laura Garcia Design LLC
    Architecture | Consulting
    laura@lauragarciadesign.com
    www.lauragarciadesign.com
    C 312 560 9003

    Chicago Self Certification Architect, 2011-present
    WBE & MBE Certified in Chicago
    2020 AIA Chicago Board of Directors, Secretary



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    Laura Garcia AIA
    Owner, Principal
    Laura Garcia Design
    Chicago IL
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