The Circle Cohorts

12 Week virtual group mastermind | SS24 applications closed

The Circle Cohorts

Elevate your circle with an exclusive peer advisory group of visionary women entrepreneurs moving their businesses forward.

Élanoura is a collective of women business owners from 24 countries and 72 cities, and we’re bringing you together for honest conversations and real, actionable support. 

Being a founder can be a lonely road. You are solely responsible for every decision, every outcome, and every step your business takes. You often have to be both visionary and integrator which can lead to feeling like your day-to-day obligations keep you hyper focused on the short term while losing sight and veering off track from your big long term goals. It can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and ultimately, not as fulfilling as you know it could be.

The good news is you don’t have to go it alone and figure it all out on your own.

The Circle Cohort Mastermind is a new opportunity to join an inner circle of high achievers to learn together, grow together, and champion one another. 

The 12-week cohort will combine both strategy sessions to move your business forward with implementation sessions to provide you with the instrumental knowledge and support that will radically transform your business and life in ways you are missing on your own.

what we'll cover

60-90 minute weekly strategy + implementation sessions for 12 weeks:

Evaluation - we’ll take a look at where we are, where we want to be, what our blindspots and blocks are, and how we’re keeping ourselves small and selling ourselves short

Alignment - we’ll do a deep dive into what we’re really passionate about and how to make our days and life more meaningful

Uniqueness - we’ll identify our exclusive value and how to consistently and authentically deliver that through our “Archetype of Influence”

Vision - we’ll craft our big compelling vision, clarify what our lasting impact can be and the legacy we want to leave behind

Process - we’ll examine our daily practices and learn new ways to integrate our knowledge towards our new goals

Feedback & Discussion - between sessions, we’ll have the opportunity to come together for peer group brainstorming, Q&A and accountability to help us activate solutions

Personalized support - includes a private session with 20+ year brand strategist and Élanoura founder Erika Brechtel to assess challenges and next steps specific to your business


"Implementing the knowledge I have gained into my daily life has undeniably contributed to my success."

“Being a part of Élanoura has been an incredibly enriching experience that has far exceeded my expectations. Despite having more experience in business than many of the women I have met, I have found their insights and perspectives to be invaluable and even life-changing. Each session I have participated in has been incredibly helpful, so much so that I never wanted them to end. Furthermore, the camaraderie we share is beautiful, supportive, and truly heartwarming, making it the perfect finishing touch to an already amazing experience."

Marisa Perry

the power of a women's circle

Set 12 once-a-week appointments to work on your business with a group of other brilliant go-getters who want you to thrive.

A study by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) discovered that people have a 65% chance of reaching a goal if they have an accountability partner, and that your chance of successfully reaching a goal rises to 95% when you establish an ongoing appointment with your accountability partner. (Translation: collectively we are more successful than alone!

We often hear from our Collective members (especially outside the U.S.) that they are lacking a circle of support from fellow women owners. Let's solve that.




What’s holding you back from success? Identify where you’re stuck and why



How do you prosper? Discover what drives you and how to make it sustainable and profitable



How can you bring your vision into reality? Learn daily practices and processes that propel you forward



Plus get the support from a curated group of women founders from around the world sharing experiences and lessons, resources and knowledge to transform our businesses

Go from feeling you’ve got to go it alone
to feeling like you’ve got it figured out

with the clarity, confidence, and conviction to get it done.

double your impact

Make an impact on women founders worldwide

As a social enterprise, all of our initiatives include a 10% donation to an organization supporting women and girls in their right to create their own futures, generate wealth for themselves and their families, and contribute their unique value to their communities. For this opportunity, together we will select women business owners seeking loans through Kiva. (And we'll keep reinvesting in more women!)

Be a part of helping women build their businesses – not just here in our circle, but across the globe to expand our circle of women making a difference with what we do.

“If you haven't found your support/cheer group yet, you will LOVE the knowledge, resources and most of all the friendships. You don't have to do it alone!”

Elizabeth Hall

Join The Next Circle Cohort Mastermind

What's Included?

A $12,800 Value

An exclusive peer group of visionary women founders to share successes and support
$1000 value

Live expert-led collaborative strategy working sessions
$6000 value

Integration sessions - peer advisory group Q&A discussions, brainstorming, feedback, and accountability
$3000 value

Personalized support in a 1-on-1 with 20-year brand strategist specific to your business
$1500 value

Strategy exercises and leadership resources
$800 value

Recorded make-up sessions available for up to a year
$200 value

Discount on a future Global Founder’s Retreat for Circle Cohorts Alumni
$300+ value

As always, we donate 10% as a collective donation. For this cohort, as a group we will select women loan recipients on
Priceless and enduring!

Meet your faciliator and guide

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel is the founder of Élanoura and a brand builder for women leaders creating positive change through business for over 20 years. Featured on Forbes, Thrive Global, Popsugar, and SELF magazine, Erika has worked with over 400 women-led brands and has been called upon to speak at women’s events for UCLA, Fabletics, Bumble Bizz and Junior League. As a social entrepreneur, Erika is committed to enlightening, engaging, and empowering women founders through opportunities to make their mark and make it matter. 

Circle Cohorts Mastermind FAQs

Our SS24 Circle Cohort will start in late April 2024 and run for 12 weeks. This includes strategy information sessions, group hangout Q&A calls or accountability partner calls, and a one-on-one private session with Erika Brechtel integrated within.

Live sessions will be held once a week between 9am to 5pm Pacific Time for 60-90 minutes. As we will have founders from various areas of the world, exact day and time will be decided upon as is best to support the group.

Beyond the 60-90 minutes, there will be minimal homework such as a worksheet or video each week so that we can come prepared and utilize our time together most effectively.

We expect not everyone will be able to attend every session with work, family, and other commitments in life. All sessions will be recorded and accessible to the group for one year following the close of the program. There will be a portal for the group to access all recordings, worksheets, videos, and resources for each week. 

We don’t recommend it and here’s why: This curriculum has been designed to be sequential; jumping in at a later date would not provide the optimal outcomes, and it would be disruptive to the group.

Yes! You can pay for this program in three installments on a monthly basis.

Yes! As a global community, we understand that USD pricing can be prohibitive for founders in other parts of the world. Please fill out the application form to be considered for a spot. Scholarship applications and awards are kept confidential.

Women business owners, founders, and those who work for themselves are most aligned with this opportunity. We'd love to meet you!

Please email for additional questions.

“It doesn’t matter what stage of business you are in, every woman leader needs a space like this: to feel empowered, comfortable, and unapologetic around other women who are free to do the same.”

Brianna Diaz

About Élanoura

We are a curated global collective of women founders creating positive change through business.

We enlighten, engage, and empower women founders to think beyond their self-interest and infuse a higher purpose into what their companies produce. As a social enterprise, Élanoura donates 10% of fees received from our efforts to nonprofit partners, and creates impact opportunities for our members to give their time, knowledge, and support to women around the world.