A GoalFriends group is a local community of women that gathers monthly to share their successes, mentor each other to reach their goals, and encourage a positive and purposeful life.
The purpose of a GoalFriends group is to share values, unlock ideas, express dreams, and uncover aspirations. Through the process of goal setting and personal development exercises, GoalFriends encourage each other to realize their dreams. One of the greatest benefits of goal setting as a group is celebrating your successes together!
Anyone can benefit from joining a GoalFriends group; however, each member should be committed to participation, personal growth, and positive encouragement to the other members.
If you’re not aware of a GoalFriends group in your city, start your own. Click here to find information on staring your own group.
Yes! Click here to find information on staring your own group.
We find that the ideal number of members is 10-12. This number keeps the group intimate and manageable, and it’s large enough for each member to host one time a year.
We recommend that a GoalFriends group meets once a month. We recommend picking a day of the month that’s easy to remember, like “the third Wednesday of each month.”
Our GoalFriends staff cannot be in every city at every meeting, so we’ve developed extensive online resources and workbooks to allow you to self-facilitate each meeting. This means that your group will work together to complete the monthly exercises. Step-by-step, month-by-month, you’ll grow together. And, we’ll always be available to answer your questions by phone or email. Visit the Contact Us page to reach our office.
Each meeting should be co-facilitated by the monthly hostess and a “Goalie” who is responsible for keeping the group on task and on time.
Yes! Click here for resources on “Getting Started.” Once your group is underway, each participant should purchase the GoalFriends Kit with the 12-Month Workbook, journal, and pen. In addition, our web site provides numerous free online resources.
GoalFriends groups usually rotate meetings at member homes. The hosting member will determine what each GoalFriend should bring (i.e. food, beverage). Most GoalFriends bring an appetizer and beverage to share at each meeting.
Absolutely not. GoalFriends groups encourage goal setting and personal growth. You may learn of a member’s job, career, or aspirations through the sharing process, but the meeting is not an opportunity to gain new customers.
Yes and no. We all go through rough patches in our lives. Setting goals helps keep us focused on living our best life. GoalFriends provide encouragement to develop personally. However, GoalFriends meetings are not opportunities to complain and discuss our problems. The meetings must remain positive, forward thinking and on task.
Definitely! The earlier you begin goal setting, the better.
Adding a new member should be determined by the existing group of members, especially if the group is established.
We have a member of our GoalFriends group that often misses the meetings, and, when she attends, she’s very negative. How do we address her membership in the group?