Spirit Drivers Mastermind

Learn leadership skills to set you apart, make true connections with a global network of members, and take your next professional step

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The Magic of the Mastermind

A safe environment for you to resolve your most sensitive challenges and explore your leadership potential

Your Personal Board of Directors

We dedicate the bulk of our time in each meeting to resolving members’ most pressing issues in strict confidentiality. We come together because we believe we can make each other better. Private group support and collaboration is also available between meetings.

A Powerful New Network

Access a diverse and talented network of people who collaborate with you to create new business ideas, give you feedback on projects, or help you overcome personal issues. Create deep connections with incredible leaders.

Leadership Curriculum

Every month, we study a distinct leadership theme that supports you in being the best version of yourself. We bring in experts, break down leadership “soft skills” into tangible steps, and give you space to practice with group support.

A Mastermind to become the leader you can be

Our Program

Smart leadership exploration and weekly exchanges with driven & diverse members

1 Expert Leadership Session per month

What you’ll get

  • Access expert leaders in diverse fields 
  • Learn a new leadership concept every month
  • Break down leadership “soft skills” into tangible steps
  • Become a better leader through experience and practice

3 Mastermind Calls per month

What you’ll get

  • Be truly seen, heard, and valued by other leaders
  • Receive feedback on your most meaningful issues
  • Practice your leadership soft skills 
  • Grow your network of with deep, authentic connections

Leadership Themes

Build your leadership, be the best version of yourself, and support others on their path.

These are examples of the leadership themes we study and apply as a community.

  • Define and live your vision
  • Empower your goals with proactivity
  • Embed your mindset with hopefulness
  • Apply empathy to improve relationships
  • Pivot without fear of change
  • Listen generously
  • Become a mindful leader
  • Improve your meditation
  • Practice the art of feedback
  • Learn self-coaching tools
  • Flex your communication styles
  • Trust your intuition

Weekly Meeting Time

Exclusive Expert Sessions and Mastermind Calls on Zoom

Wednesdays at 1:00pm EST / 7:00pm CET

Mastermind Community Membership

Your investment for full community access

$275/month or $2475/annually 

A Mastermind to become the leader you can be


Experiences from Mastermind Members

“The Spirit Drivers program was an amazing experience. Elise and Gregg are great teachers. They truly care about helping people maximizing their potential. 5 star review!”

“Spirit Drivers is an excellent tool for professional (and personal) growth. The community you develop with your group and the feedback available not only from them but from the leaders of the program are invaluable. The program is a shot in the arm of encouragement and direction.”

“Elise and Gregg bring together a masterful experience for both personal and professional growth. From mindfulness to accountability and weekly challenges, I felt I had not only a powerful toolset to work from, but tangible elements and a supportive group to implement into my daily life. With world and personal events of 2020, I felt I needed guidance and mentorship to lead me on a positive path into this “next normal” – this gave me just that. Highly recommend and already looking forward to the next session!”

Our Mission

We create a compassionate context for you as a professional to become the leader you can be

Spirit Drivers Vision

We empower leaders to create authentic relationships, embrace fulfilling work, and effect purposeful change

Keep Your Spirit Tuned

With the magic of the mastermind designed to uplift your spirit and support your vision

A Mastermind to become the leader you can be


Spirit Drivers Facilitators


Elise Dorsett


Lead Developer & Facilitator


Elise is a Certified Transformational Life Coach dedicated to creating joy, purposeful work, and harmony in the world.

She supports people in finding their purpose and taking their best next professional step. Elise’s supportive yet direct coaching style, meditations, and strategies have helped an international community of clients to transform their relationship with themselves and their work. 

Elise is a 2010 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated with honors and a double major in Psychology and Spanish. Prior to becoming a coach, she worked in Business Intelligence for Danone South America in Buenos Aires and for many years as the Director of Brand Research at a branding agency for open source tech companies. In addition to running her private coaching practice, she facilitates both digital and in-person workshops, dances Argentine tango, writes, and holds a leadership role in her local Toastmasters club in Zurich. She has lived, worked, and taught across the U.S., South America, and Europe. Elise speaks Italian, Spanish, and English.

Gregg Gerdau


Co-Developer & Facilitator


Gregg Gerdau is a serial entrepreneur, high technology executive and management advisor with significant experience in leadership, financial management and innovation development. He has been a member of C-level executive teams responsible for business and operational development in technology driven companies of all sizes, worldwide.

Gregg is the founder and Managing Partner of Matador Advisors, founder and Community Director of Carolina Coworking and Director, Strategic Innovation for DVI Communications. He previously worked with early stage companies as COO of Solid Art Labs, co-Founder and CEO of MotiveLogic, CIO for Assurz, Founder and CEO of Intelor, and Chief Information Officer for Angara. Gregg’s career also includes SVP & CIO for Nvest Companies L.P. (one of the largest publicly traded investment management firms in America), Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for over a decade, and senior management positions with Computer Horizons Corp., The Reserve Fund, Institutional Investor and Network Analysis Corp. He is a frequent speaker, writer, mentor, thought-leader and facilitator.

Spirit Drivers Mastermind is right for you if…

  • you’re working from home and want to maintain your social agility
  • your work isn’t fulfilling you anymore—you’re ready to be recognized for your next role
  • you miss the “water cooler” at the office
  • you want to rekindle sense of joy and passion for life
  • you’re ready to uplevel your leadership skills through active learning and practice

Spirit Drivers Mastermind can help you…

  • develop authentic, productive connections with diverse leaders
  • define and go for your next career move
  • get valuable feedback on meaningful issues
  • reconnect to your passions
  • level up your leadership “soft skills” 

A Mastermind to become the leader you can be

We started Spirit Drivers in the midst of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

When the world flooded with uncertainty and turmoil—amid frightening health data, economic volatility, political divisiveness, and social instability—Spirit Drivers co-founders Gregg and Elise came together across time zones and took a stand.
We stand for: 
for connection over isolation
joy over frustration
and intentional creation over passive observation.
We believe it’s up to each of us to create our “new normal” every single day. By elevating our spirits we can stay present to the gifts and opportunities of life.
We believe you don’t have to do it alone. We’re better when we work together. We need each other now more than ever.

We created the Spirit Drivers Mastermind for you.

Spirit Drivers is a compassionate place to find your footing during uncertainty and turn difficult moments into opportunities to thrive.
Our Masterminds are peer exchange groups of trusted individuals meeting confidentially and frequently to support each other. Different from other social and professional groups, Spirit Drivers provides powerful social connection, collaboration, and stability to explore new paths forward.
We come together to uplift each other and create meaningful opportunities for the future. 

A Mastermind to become the leader you can be