Find Your Tribe
Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely life.
It’s filled with high highs and low lows.
Our minds are the source of innovation, problem-solving, passion, and motivation. But they can also be fraught with landmines. Negative thoughts, inner demons, fear, self-sabotage, urges to numb, anger, burnout, loneliness.
The mental game can be a BATTLE.
Add to that the pressure to keep up with relationships, raising kids, managing our health, aging parents and a host of other things... The smartest and most competent entrepreneurs among us can struggle in the face of such demands.
One study by UCSF's Dr. Micahel Freeman found that 72% of entrepreneurs report feeling concerned about their own mental health.
We bottle it up, put on smiling masks. We suffer in secret while maintaining a facade of success.
Does it have to be that way?
What if you could talk about your highs and lows with other people who get it?
What if you had help to work out the snags in your thought process? Access to an expert to help optimize your mental game?
What if you had practical tools to deal with anxiety, sleeplessness, and anger?
What if you could spot the warning signs of burnout and know how to recharge yourself?
What would it feel like to stop teetering precariously between work and personal life and instead experience a sense of balance and integration?
What if you had a small group of trusted peers?
We’ve created something JUST for you: ZenTribes.
What are ZenTribes?
A ZenTribe is boot camp-style training for the mental side of running a business.
A group of 8 entrepreneurs commits to meet weekly for an 8-week mindset immersion.
More than a peer support group or business mastermind, a ZenTribe group is facilitated by psychologist, Dr. Sherry Walling (ZenFounder.com), in partnership with an experienced founder.
- Carve out the time and place to tackle the unique mindset challenges
- Build and deepen your friendships with other entrepreneurs
- Equip you for ongoing self-reflection and self-care practices
- Help you spot burnout and similar problems in yourself and your team members
- Give you scientifically-sound strategies to rest and reset
- Give you scientifically-sound strategies to work with greater focus and attention
- Problem solve tricky interpersonal interactions with team-members, customers, and personal relationships
Tribes are forming now!
ZenTribe is an 8-week bootcamp for your mental game. We meet for 1 hour and 45 minutes via Zoom. Each group is limited to 8 participants, and we only do three or four groups a year.
We are currently accepting applications for a Tuesday Tribe which will begin on February 26. It will meet at 11 EST.
Interested in participating in the next ZenTribe? Apply and reserve your spot here.
The Meeting Format
We begin with a round of check-ins, during which each participant shares a brief reflection or their experience with the homework from the previous week. The heart of the content is a 45-minute guided discussion focused on the central topic for that week. Each meeting concludes with practical application or ‘homework’ you can practice during the following week.
To indivdualize your experience, the Tribe can also be combined with individual sessions with Dr. Sherry (or another facilitator). The packages are listed below. Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help you make the most of your Tribe experience.
What Topics Will Be Discussed?
We have pre-planned topics that are essential to a healthy mindset. We also tailor the content of each group to the specific needs of the participants. Here are some of the common conversation topics:
- Fear and worry
- Self-reflection and self-assessment
- Loneliness and friendship
- Nutrition and exercise to optimize focus
- Play, hobbies, fun
- Relationships — marriage, parenting, friendships
- Handling criticism
- Focus and priorites
- Failure and loss
Who Should Join?
Whether you run an online ecommerce store, software business, a law firm, or retail store... Tribes are a community of people who are writing their own script and going for it.
The only qualification is that you are an entrepreneur who is willing to share openly, listen respectfully, and learn collaboratively. We are inviting you into a confidential, growth-inspiring community. We welcome your successes and your struggles.
Simply select and pay for your package below, complete a short application, and get ready for some big changes.
What others are saying about ZenTribes...
“ZenTribe is a different kind of mastermind group. It fills the gap between running a business and running a healthy lifestyle and family. The ZenTribe sessions provide a much-needed break to step back, think about what truly matters and give and get support with folks who know where you're coming from.”
Founder of Audience Ops
"I have such respect for Sherry and the others running ZenTribes that I jumped at the opportunity to join a group. Each week was a curated conversation around a topic that always seemed tailored just for me. Turns out my struggles are not uncommon amount entrepreneurs and it was encouraging and cathartic to share with others in the group. Thank you, Sherry and team, for facilitating a safe environment to connect with other entrepreneurs in a meaningful way."
Sherry created an atmosphere where even the shyest individuals opened up about real problems. The environment of the group was one of support and understanding. We covered useful topics, rotating weekly to keep it interesting. Empathy was the protocol, unless direct feedback was requested (no one acted like they can solve all your problems). Everyone had the best intentions for everyone else.
ZenTribe Boot Camp
Jump in with a small group of 6-8 entrepreneurs committed to a healthy mindset, business growth, and supportive friendships.
Protect your business by protecting your most valuable asset: you.
It's an antidote to the stress and isolation of entrepreneurship.
ZenTribes are like a boot camp for the mental side of being an entrepreneur.
Meet weekly for four weeks, take a week off, meet weekly for another four weeks. We'll schedule a 6-month check-in at the conclusion of the group.
- Tribe Boot Camp
- 3 individual sessions w/ Dr. Sherry
Your chance to level-up.
Sherry will customize your ZenTribe experience by helping you apply what you're learning to your day-to-day life. She'll meet with you before Tribe to clarify your specific goals, help you formulate a game-plan, and work with you to assess progress midway through.
As you work to implement changes in your life and business, she'll follow-up for a check-in session to make sure you're on track.
Tribe + Overhaul
- Tribe Boot Camp
- 8 individual sessions w/ Dr. Sherry
- During ZenTribe Boot Camp you’ll learn how to change your mindset. One-on-one sessions provide you with pre-Tribe goal setting, a mid-Tribe check-in and 6 months of 1:1 accountability and support.
Personalized, confidential conversations help you identify potential problems or solve problems that are flaring up. This is a great way to make permanent the changes that you've made during ZenTribes.
Learn More About ZenTribes' Hosts
Dr. Sherry Walling is a licensed psychologist and the co-host of the ZenFounder podcast. Her life’s work is to help entrepreneurs and founders maximize their vocational potential while also maintaining sanity, life satisfaction, and a sense of personal fulfillment. Married to a serial tech entrepreneur, Sherry has a unique combination of psychological expertise and 17 years of experience in the trenches of the start-up world. She loves bringing these two worlds together on the podcast, in her consulting work, and as a conference speaker.
Cory Miller is the founder of iThemes, which builds web design software and offers cutting-edge web design training for customers around the globe. He is also the cofounder of The Div, a nonprofit tech foundation. Cory is also the co-author of WordPress All-in-One for Dummies and he blogs regularly about entrepreneurship at CoryMiller.com. Cory is half of the force behind ZenTribes and has been a longtime advocate for the importance of entrepreneur groups.
Shawn Hesketh spent 26 years as a freelance designer. In 2008, he created WordPress 101, which has become one of the most popular WordPress tutorial sites in the world, and has helped more than 1.5 million beginners learn to build their own website or blog. Today, Shawn spends his time helping freelancers and business owners increase their impact and do meaningful work. Shawn is a ZenTribes facilitator and an integral part of the consulting team.
Karim Marucchi is the CEO of Crowd Favorite and Chairman of The VeloMedia Group. His career has included founding startups, working for large web agencies, and taking companies public. Karim has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions. He loves figuring out how to make diverse teams work as a cohesive unit. Karim is a key source of support for entrepreneurs in the midst of hyper-growth or leaders in the midst of significant business transitions.