The Entrepreneur's Awakening Mastermind

The ultimate professional development accelerator since 2012.

Hello, I’m Michael.

Why trudge forward when you can awake forward?

Let’s be honest: being a leader takes a lot out of you! The pace, the pressure, the learning curve, the isolation at the top, the relentless demands on your time and attention—it never stops, and there is nowhere to hide from your critics—especially your inner critic.

I’m Michael Costuros, a former startup founder turned executive coach. I’ve been coaching some of Silicon Valley’s most talented entrepreneurs since 2010. With over 10,000 hours of one-on-one coaching sessions clocked, I can honestly say that elevating business leaders is my passion, and I have a natural gift. The EA mastermind program is the crown jewel of my life’s work.

I created the Entrepreneur’s Awakening Mastermind to combine the power of a business mastermind, executive coaching, and therapeutic psychedelic experience into one program focused on breakthrough results. 

Your breakthrough insights during the mastermind will be immediately applicable to your business challenges.

During the mastermind, we will address your urgent challenges, professional and personal, as well as your 6-month goals. 

Don’t just take our word for it – our confidence in the program comes from running it since 2012 and improving it yearly. The next mastermind will be our best yet, so don’t miss your chance to join this exclusive community of founders & CEOs who are ready to elevate, connect, and transform.

Alumni Testimonials

The 5 Pillars of the Mastermind

The program artfully weaves together the benefits of a business mastermind, executive coaching, and a plant medicine retreat to achieve breakthrough results on all levels in record time.

1-1 coaching & Internal Family Systems inspired parts work ensures that the program will address your specific and immediate personal and professional life challenges. 

The mastermind element ensures you will get strategic introductions, timely advice, and new friendships extending well beyond the program.

No time? No worries.! The program’s pacing and timing are designed to fit into the calendar of even the busiest CEO.

The awakening retreat weekend is designed to change your limiting beliefs and bad habits and resolve the blind spots holding you back from operating at your full potential.

Intrigued?

“Dr. Gregory Wells considers the meditation sequence experienced at the retreat to be the most impactful protocol ever developed.”

Meet Your Facilitators

Michael Costuros

Mastermind Facilitator, Executive Coach, Behavior Change Facilitator

Dr. Gregory Wells

Psychologist/Psychedelic Therapist and Researcher/Advisor/Bon Vivant

Experienced psychologist specializing in developing new protocols for psychedelic-assisted therapy. As co-founder of Polaris Insight Center, I provide ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) to treat a variety of mental health issues. Currently working as a Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Therapist in the MAPS-sponsored trial of MDMA for the treatment of PTSD.
Gregory has a Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology and a doctorate in philosophy. 

Kim Iglinsky

Meet Kim, Our Behavior Change Expert & Transformation Catalyst.

Kim is a certified NLP master-level practitioner, a life coach for entrepreneurs, a Psychedelic Microdosing Expert, and fluent in Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts integration methodology.

As our behavior change expert, Kim will support you with up to four one-on-one integration sessions throughout the program to accelerate and deepen your transformation. She has provided prep and integration coaching for the mastermind off and on since 2012.

The Three Phases of the Program

Phase 1
INSPIRATION, PREPARATION, AND ACCELERATED LEARNING
1 Month Before Retreat

You will be expertly prepared for your awakening retreat in the month leading up to it.

30 days before: All-hand kick-off Zoom meeting
25 days before: 1-1 prep coaching session to clarify your goals
14 days before: All-hands retreat prep Zoom meeting
7 days before: 1-1 prep coaching session 

Additional 1-1 coaching included as needed.

Phase 2
 THE AWAKENING RETREAT EXPERIENCE
3 Nights

You will arrive Thursday afternoon feeling excited, a little nervous, and very prepared. Dr. Gregory Wells and I will support you as you work with our meditation master throughout the weekend.  You will depart around noon on Sunday feeling reborn! 

See the retreat details in the next section.

 

Phase 3
INTEGRATION AND MASTERMIND COACHING
For 1 Month After

During the month following the retreat, you will be supported with 1-1 and group coaching calls. In addition, your business challenges will receive the focused attention of the entire group during our mastermind session.  

A week after All-hands retreat integration Zoom call
Two weeks after 1-1 integration coaching calls
Three weeks after the all-hands mastermind session focused on solving your #1 business challenge
Four weeks after The all-hands Zoom session to complete the program.

 

Your Awakening Retreat Weekend

The Retreat weekend will change your life, guaranteed.

I know this is an unreasonable statement, yet after more than 12 years, 99% of our alumni would agree, so I want you to know that it’s that good!

Your retreat will be facilitated by Dr. Gregory Wells, yours truly, and a special guest meditation master.

By the time you arrive, you will have been well-prepared for the life-changing results of your retreat experience. 
Common outcomes include

  • The healing of long-standing limiting beliefs, bad habits, and self-sabotaging behaviors.
  • You will also have critical blind spots revealed and discover more of what you don’t know you don’t know about life, the universe, and yourself.

In short, you will resolve the blocks holding you back from operating at your full potential in business, love, and life.

Safety

Over the last 12 years, we have learned how to provide a very safe experience.

The meditation retreat experience

Each day of the retreat, you will experience a new awakening meditation technique. The meditation sequence, possibly the most impactful protocol ever developed, will build up to a peak experience and safely bring you back to base camp.

Day 1: A two-hour group meditation.

Day 2: An 8-hour group meditation.

Day 3: A 2-hour 1-on-1 guided meditation with Gregory.

Between meditations, you will enjoy hikes, yoga, and private time. 

Do you qualify?

Step 1:
Self-qualification

To be fit for this cohort, you need to have the following qualifications.
* You must be or have been a founder or C-level exec with a successful track record.

NOTE: Previous psychedelic experience is NOT necessary for this program. 

Do you qualify? 

Step 2:
Review the Program Details

  1. The program is designed to provide measurable business ROI many times the value of your investment of time and money while also providing personal transformation of equal or greater value.
  2. The program includes private and group coaching for the month leading up to and following the retreat.
  3. The curated group of professional peers will provide you with a new high-trust network of advisors inspired to help you win.
  4. The program’s pacing and timing are designed to fit into the workflow of even the busiest CEO.

Would you like to join?
Continue reading to check out the dates and prices and schedule your discovery call. 

Pricing and Dates for the 2024 programs

You can imagine how the fusion of executive coaching, an awakening retreat experience, a supportive cohort of remarkable peers, and a business mastermind will provide exceptional value. 

Participants
1 through 3

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Participants
4 through 6

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Participants
7 and 8

$11,500

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Note: This is a professional development and business networking program. It is invoiced as executive coaching over 4 months. 

Spring Program Dates

  1. The deadline for applications to join is March 31st. 

2. The coaching program starts April 18th. The retreat weekend starts Thursday, May 16th, and ends on Sunday, May 19th. The location is a 90-minute drive from the San Francisco Airport.

3. These meetings and your retreat weekend are the only time commitments. You will attend one Zoom call per week during the month leading up to the retreat and one per week the month after. Four of the eight meetings are 1-1 and can happen at a time that works for you.

Apply for the fall program.

Let’s hop on a call to set goals and align on realistic expectations. Then you can decide if you want to join.

I look forward to meeting you!

Michael

In The Press

READ Feature articles on THE MASTERMIND found in these magazines.

Fast Company assigned a film crew to follow us to Peru and make a feature story about the Entrepreneur’s Awakening Mastermind program. It’s an honest portrayal of the program experience and impact. 

You can watch it now; play time is just over 4 minutes.

Michael


Executive Coach, Startup Advisor, creator of  The Awake Forward Method

I co-founded a successful tech startup and about 4 years in I hit a wall. I was burnt out, frustrated with my co-founders, and lost my guiding intuition. Through a series of unlikely events, (long story), I found myself in Peru to attend my first ayahuasca retreat.

I remember holding my first cup of ayahuasca. Everyone was waiting for me to drink it. I was so afraid that it would show me that my life was off course and that I should leave my company. That was the worst outcome I could imagine. I almost backed out, but deep inside I knew it was the right thing to do. I drank it down. A week later I returned to work. My resentments, fears, and ego attachments were gone. I felt reborn! But about 10 days after that some of the old patterns started resurfacing. I felt a sinking feeling in my gut. Would I lose all that I thought I had gained?

I started searching for an ayahuasca integration coach only to find out that there was no such thing. That was back in 2008, ayahuasca was almost unheard of. So I started working with an executive coach and he helped me hold on to what I would have lost. Two years later I left my company to become an executive coach myself. I wanted my clients to benefit from ayahuasca in the ways I did and I wanted them to have the prep and integration support that I didn’t. So in 2011 my wife and I went to Peru for 5 months to immerse ourselves in the ayahuasca subcultures. During that time we figured out a way to work with ayahuasca that got predictable results, which required developing a prep and integration coaching program specifically for entrepreneurs.

A year later the Entrepreneurs Awakening Mastermind was born and my first group program in 2012 that included ayahuasca in Peru was a success! As of 2023 my team and I have led more than 100 entrepreneurs through our programs.

Our 2024 program will be more potent than ever!

Dr. Gregory Wells

Psychologist/Psychedelic Therapist and Researcher/Advisor/Bon Vivant

Experienced psychologist specializing in developing new protocols for psychedelic-assisted therapy. As co-founder of Polaris Insight Center, I provide ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) to treat a variety of mental health issues. Currently working as a Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Therapist in the MAPS sponsored trial of MDMA for treatment of PTSD. https://drgregorywells.com

Private Psychotherapy Practice 
(03/10-present) San Francisco, CA 
Founder & CEO (04/17-present) San Francisco Insight & Integration Center One of 12 U.S.-based sites participating in the Phase 3 clinical trial of MDMA- Assisted Psychotherapy to treat PTSD, sponsored by MAPS. Manage a team of 8 therapists as well as support staff. Serve as Principal Investigator and Therapist for the following FDA studies: • An Open-Label, Multi-Site Phase 2 Study of the Safety and Effect of Manualized MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Severe Posttraumatic Stress Disorder • A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Site Phase 3 Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Manualized MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Severe Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Co-founder and CEO (04/18-04/21) Polaris Insight Center Clinic providing cutting-edge, evidence-based Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other issues.
Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology California School of Professional Psychology Alliant University Degree Conferred: May 2011
Doctor of Philosophy Department of Educational Psychology The University of Texas at Austin Degree Conferred: August 2005
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregorycwellsphd/

Kim Iglinsky

Meet Kim, Our Behavior Change Expert & Transformation Catalyst.

Kim is a certified NLP master-level practitioner, a life coach for entrepreneurs, a Psychedelic Microdosing Expert, and fluent in Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts integration methodology.

 

We’re thrilled to welcome back Kim Iglinsky, an integral part of our team with over a decade of experience helping you integrate your breakthrough insights into your everyday life. As our behavior change expert, Kim will support you with up to four one-on-one integration sessions throughout the program to accelerate and deepen your transformation.

Kim’s unique blend of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is exceptionally effective at clearing blocks and anchoring post-retreat insights. 

With compassion cultivated over decades of deeply personal coaching work with her clients, Kim is dedicated to you as you work toward your goals. 

We’re confident her expertise and approach will prove an invaluable contribution to the overall value of the mastermind. 

Learn more on her website at www.theevolvingcenter.com

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