Mastermind! With Dr. Nick Davies

Outline and Show Notes
Show Title: Mastermind! With Dr. Nick Davies
Power Quote: Be willing to fail
When I say the word “mastermind”, what thoughts spring into your head? Do you picture the head of a shadowy criminal enterprise, or the 1980’s colored-dot guessing game (think WORDL with colors). Or maybe you think about a special club for people in similar roles to come together and help each other grow. Of course, it is this third option we dive into on today’s show. So stick around as I and my special guest share our mastermind experiences and how to build one yourself.
Guest Bio:
Dr. Davies is an associate principal for Vancouver Public Schools and an adjunct Faculty Member at Pacific University. He has a Ph.D. in Education and Leadership and wrote his dissertation on curriculum implementation. Dr. Davies was named the 2024 Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year for the state of Washington. He has previously held roles as an associate principal/athletic director and was a high school math teacher and head track and field coach. He was a two-time state coach of the year in Oregon. Dr. Davies also served as a reservist in the U.S. Coast Guard.
March 19, ep 192
Warmup questions:
·      We always like to start with a celebration. What are you celebrating today?
·      Is there a story that will help listeners understand why you are doing what you do?
·      Let’s discuss what a mastermind is
·      What inspired you to set up a MM for APs?
·      What was the value for APs?
·      Tips for APs interested in setting up their own MMs?
Closing questions:
·      What part of your own leadership are you still trying to get better at?
·      If listeners could take just one thing away from today’s podcast, what would it be?
·      Before we go, is there anything else that you’d like to share with our listeners?
·      Where can people learn more about you and your work…
·      Leadership is a journey and thank you for choosing to walk some of this magical path with me.
·      You can find links to all sorts of stuff in the show notes, including my website
·      I love hearing from you so consider email me at or connecting with me on LinkedIn.
·      Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.
·      Remember, if you are interested in starting a mastermind, reach out to Nick. If you’d like to be part of a mastermind but feel like you are on your own, reach out to me and we’ll see what we can do.
·      Have a great rest of the week, be present for others and, more importantly, take time to reflect and recover so you can continue to live and lead better.
·      Cheers!
Guest links:
Nick’s website:
Frederick’s Links:
The Strategic Leader’s Guide to Reclaiming Purpose:
Mastermind! With Dr. Nick Davies
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