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The Career Design Mastermind 
A career development community

Complete your next career move 

You built a great foundation with the Fellowship, but the journey isn't over. You still need to decide what path to pursue next, then you'll need to actually land the next job. We built the Career Design Mastermind (CDM) for people who want more after the Fellowship ends.



Keep your momentum and complete your next career move. The MC team will check in with you every other week to assess your progress and provide support.

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Personalized Support

Join your own career development team. Get feedback on your resume, practice interviewing, get answers about salary negotiation, and more.


Job Search Strategy

Become a top candidate by using a better job search process. Use our proven tools and templates to get more offers and land your next career move.

How it works

The Career Design Mastermind (CDM) is a private online community designed to help you achieve your career goals. You'll get on-demand access to the Mission Collaborative team, a community of peers, and our latest job search curriculum.

Support from the experts

  • "Onboarding call" with the MC team

  • Bi-weekly check-ins with an MC facilitator

  • Feedback on your job search materials

  • Monthly "Office Hours" with the MC team

Virtual Team Meeting

A community of peers

  • Get introduced to relevant members

  • Get feedback and practice interviewing

  • Ask your questions and get answers

  • Stay motivated and reach your goals

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Learn how to job search better

  • Optimize your Resume and LinkedIn

  • Find great job opportunities

  • Networking, referrals, and Cover Letters

  • Interviews and compensation negotiation

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What you'll experience

Unlike the Fellowship, the CDM is entirely self-paced. This gives you the flexibility to pursue your career design goals at your own pace, while being held accountable for making continual progress.

Upon joining:

The MC team will schedule an "onboarding" call with you to learn about your goals and get you oriented to all the ways the CDM will help you complete your next career move.

Every other week:

The MC team will reach out to you every other week to check in on your progress, help you set goals for the next two weeks, and provide whatever support you may need.


Join live "office hours" with the MC team and other CDM members to get answers and network. Get introduced to a new CDM member who can help you achieve your goals.

Any time:

Leverage the CDM community platform to get answers, request feedback on your work, and network with others. Access the Launch Phase job search curriculum whenever you're ready for it.

Apply to join our pilot cohort

Your first month is FREE, then only $49/mo for anyone who joins in 2021. Cancel any time and get your money back for your last month. Compare to 1:1 career coaching at $200+ per session.

CDM Monthly Membership

✓ Access to the MC team

✓ Personalized support

✓ Launch Phase curriculum

First month

Then $49/month

Cancel any time

Launch Phase curriculum

Self-paced course only


One time fee

Have questions? Let's chat!

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  • Is the Career Design Fellowship right for me?
    We've designed the program to help you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background, or industry.​ Below are examples of when the program will NOT be a good fit for you: Career Needs You already know exactly what you want and just need help landing a job ASAP You have a unique situation that you're looking for help on (starting a company, figuring out how to get promoted) Time/Effort You're not able to commit to completing the assigned work (about 7-9 hours per week) You're not able to put your best effort into the program You can't make at least 3 of the Team Meetings Format You want one-on-one industry expert coaching You don't find peer-to-peer learning rewarding Attitude/Willingness to Collaborate You want the answers handed to you and aren't willing to put in the hard work You aren't excited to spend some of your time helping your peers You don't want to share thoughts/details about your career with others (all participants commit to keeping information discussed in the program anonymous) Still not sure if the program is right for you? Send us a message at
  • Who is leading the program? What kind of support can I expect?
    This is not a 1:1 coaching program where some “career expert” will just hand you the right answers. Instead, it's a peer-learning program supported by a career design expert we refer to as a Program Manager. Your Program Manager will guide you through the Fellowship at each step of the journey, offer dedicated support as-needed, and ensure you're satisfied with the experience. We’ve found that this peer-to-peer style works better for most people because it creates a level of accountability and diversity of perspectives that will help you make breakthrough progress (without costing $1,000+ the way private coaching does)! While the Fellowship does not include 1:1 coaching, you do have on-demand access to your Fellowship Program Manager anytime you need the extra support! You can reach out to your Program Manager for any of the following reasons: You need tech support with any of the tools we use in the Fellowship You have a question or want feedback on an assignment you're working on You have a concern about your Team or Accountability Partner You're feeling stuck or frustrated and need some additional support You're unhappy with your Fellowship experience for any reason (we will fix it!)
  • What do you mean by "career design"?
    We're not just talking about changing from one career to something entirely unrelated and different; we're talking about making some sort of change to your career that brings you more fulfillment. For some people, success is finding a similar role in a new organization, and for others, success is starting over entirely in a new role, new organization, and new industry. We'll help you figure out what's best for you!
  • How much time will this take?
    We've designed the Program to be about 7-9 hours of work per week (mostly on your own schedule, except for the Team calls, which are 1.5 hours weekly). We’ll give you the tools you’ll need to be successful, but it’s up to you to put in the time and effort required to make these changes in your life. Participants get the best results when they keep up with the suggested deadlines, put in maximum effort to the assignments and attend all of the weekly Team video calls and Accountability Partner meetings. In other words, the more you put into the experience, the more you get out of it!
  • What technology do I need to participate?
    All you need is a computer with a webcam (tablets won't work!), reliable wifi, and a Google account. We'll be using a program called Teachable for the program curriculum, a tool called Slack for our community discussion forum, a platform called Jitsi Meet for our video calls, and Google Docs for our assignments.
  • What if I have to miss one or more of the Team video calls?
    While we really want you to participate as fully as possible in the Program, we understand that you may occasionally have a conflict. When you enroll, you'll be asked to choose either Wednesday or Thursday meeting times. If you need to miss just one of the four Team video calls, you can give your team advanced warning and make up the work later. However, if you need to miss more than one, we suggest you wait for the next Program.
  • Refund Policy
    You're eligible for a full refund up until 7 days before the Program begins. After that, we cannot provide a refund, but we can transfer your enrollment to a later date up until two weeks into the Program. ​If you are still feeling totally lost after the Program, we'll provide 1-on-1 coaching to help you figure out exactly what to do differently. If you’re following what we suggest and it’s still not working, we will give you your money back.
  • Who created the program?
    Grant Schroll, cofounder of Mission Collaborative - I'm passionate about helping others figure out who they want to be when they grow up. I've navigated several career changes myself, going from engineer to consultant to designer and now entrepreneur. I use my background in Design Thinking and facilitation to reimagine career change and create transformative experiences for bold people like you! Ashley Artrip, Lead Facilitator at Mission Collaborative - I’m on a mission to make changing careers less painful. I combine my experience from Gallup, where I worked on employee engagement research, and at SV Academy, which is a career accelerator for underrepresented minorities breaking into sales roles. I am a certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach, and I deliver actionable career advice that’s built around your strengths and what makes you unique so you can bring your whole self to work.
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