Business Leaders: Andrew Dobbin – The Business Mindset

Is there a way to grow your business more quickly than working entirely alone? Could it make the journey of being in business more enjoyable?

The Business Mindset coaching specialist Andrew Dobbin, who has helped professionals with mentoring, training and help with essentials including referrals and networking, explains how a Business Mastermind Group can develop business people AND their business.

In a ProfileTree video interview, Andrew explains more about Mastermind groups and how to make them work for your business.

He began by explaining a little about himself and his work: “I started off life not really being academic, I became a tyre fitter and I was in the tyre fitting industry for eight years and had the opportunity to become a Centre Manager which for me was a massive step up.

“I was in that role for a number of years and then had the chance to become Area Manager, looking after Northern Ireland, and then the Territory Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland. A massive experience with ATS for 18 years, a lot of experience and I knew everything inside out.

“It involved a lot of training around sales and management, and those things are the bedrock of where I am today. I was able to take a lot of those things and bring them into other industries.”

Andrew then worked for a contract hire company going through – like ATS – a lot of change, which Andrew helped manage through. He also worked for a promotional clothing company, meaning a shift from a multinational company to a local company.

This period, crucially, included Andrew’s introduction to a referral organisation called BNI (a “referral organisation with a network, not a networking organisation with referrals”).

“I was involved as a member, which become a massive source of income for our business. That is also where a lot of things I now do come from.”

Mentoring was, of course, a new step in really unlocking Andrew’s potential as a specialist in business and personal development, and also helped him shape his expertise into the promotion of Mastermind Groups: “A Mastermind group is putting people together who have a shared desire to achieve something, whether that be increased business or development of the business or development of themselves.

“The first idea of a Mastermind group really came through the book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and that was the book that for some people really got it going. I found it through a book by Jack Canfield and its principle that ‘more can be achieved in less time when people work together’.

“So its putting a group of people together, where two heads are better than one, and you see things from a different perspective.”

To discover more about Mastermind Groups and these topics, including business and personal development expertise plus much more, see our full video interview.


— Summary: Business Masterminds – what are they!? Being part of a supportive business mastermind group can really help you grow your business more quickly than working alone, and often makes the journey of being in business more enjoyable. It can remove risks and give you and your business insights that would never been considered before. There are different types of business mastermind groups and we discuss them all in this video. If your wondering how to find a mastermind group for business or personal development through to the mentoring process. Check out the video and any comments or questions – let us know below.

Andrew Dobbin – The Business Mindset – What is a business mastermind? What is referral marketing?


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