6 month Mastermind

Join a community of leading edge experience designers for the journey of a lifetime

Applications for the 2022 Mastermind have closed.

If you are interested in participating, please email us at connect@scalingintimacy.com

​Be at the Forefront of your Field

You long for a peer group that will accelerate your growth as an experience designer and facilitator.

You want to get unstuck and expand your repertoire with fresh material and cutting-edge tools.

You need a community to help you see a bigger vision for yourself and have more impact than you ever dreamed.

In this Mastermind, you will get the support to reach the next level of your purpose, passion, and influence.

Hear what previous participants had to say about their experience

Expand your Network and your Comfort Zone

You will learn with and from each other, in a curated community of Experience Designers who are ready to connect, contribute and collaborate. 

This group can be an invaluable network of resources, sharing inspiring ideas from their business and practice, as well as potential access to new clients and collaborative opportunities.

Being witnessed and uplifted in a cohort of high caliber collaborators will support each participant to go further, think bigger, and act bolder.


The core of the Mastermind are 5 training intensives where you will learn Jenny’s time-tested techniques and tools, as well as the best practices and exercises from the group.

Each participant will get expert guidance and mentorship from Jenny, who has been designing and facilitating experiences for over 20 years to tens of thousands of people around the world and with leading organizations like Google, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Genentech.

You will learn with and from your fellow participants, and share your zones of genius and areas of expertise with each other, creating deep connections and opportunities for creative growth.

There will be homework assignments to continue the learning in between the training sessions, as well as design and facilitation exercises during each intensive to practice applying your new skills and receive real-time feedback from your peers.


A Worldbridger is a master translator who draws upon a vast array of tools to create epic experiences for any audience. You bring the fringe into the mainstream, you take tradition and turn it upside down. You thrive in a state of innovation and are always hungry to be at the leading edge of your craft. You bring your full authentic self to your work and give your participants permission to do the same. You lead experiences that invoke the full spectrum of what it means to be human.

I think the beauty of Jenny’s program is that you come away and the next day you literally have a thousand new ideas to implement immediately and have the confidence to mix them up and really create them as your own. 

Jennifer Conti-Davies, Executive Coaching + Leadership Development, Verizon Media

These are people who you feel comfortable revealing and showing up with parts of yourself that have been perhaps tender or still in development. When you show up and are celebrated as the work in progress that you are, you realize, wow, I can be OK and powerful. I can be a work in progress and still have an impact.

Norman Tran, CEO + Co-founder, The Space Between

  • Stay on the Leading Edge: Be able to deftly translate your programs between in-person, virtual and hybrid models, and know best practices for each format. Track current trends in events and experiences and contribute to the evolution of the field.
  • Developing Fresh Content: Amplify your impact and wow your audience every time with innovative content. Learn how to reinvent exercises in 100 ways based on your theme, audience and context. Lead new activities from the Play On Purpose library to expand your comfort zone as a facilitator. 
  • Expand Your Influence: Be able to make alternative practices (such as movement, music, drawing, writing, meditation, and mindfulness) accessible and relevant to a sophisticated audience. Address your biggest facilitation fears and challenges, so you can confidently command any room.
  • Your Zone of Genius: Clarify and communicate your unique gifts as an experience designer and facilitator. Create a workshop based on your genius and teach it to others in the Mastermind while also learning from their expertise.
  • Fluency with the Dramatic Arc: Iterate the design of your events using the Dramatic Arc Template, so you can rapidly prototype any event (meeting, conference, training) for any length of time for any purpose with ease. 
  • Marketing Magic: Deep dive into creating messaging for yourself and your services to your ideal audience, whether you work internal or external to an organization, including your bio, event titles and descriptions, and copy you can use on your website and promotional materials.
  • Money Mindset + Sales: Discover how you can deliver more value and raise your money ceiling. Get the inside scoop on best business practices from our industry, including examples of SOWs, contracts, and proposals that work.
What’s Included


A half-day orientation on Zoom to connect with your cohort and facilitators
[9am -1pm PT]

3 Virtual Intensives

Each virtual intensive is 3 half-days on Zoom
[9am -1pm PT]

2 In-Person Intensives

Each in-person intensive is 3 full days in the SF Bay Area

You’ll also RECEIVE
  • Exclusive Mastermind resources, including a manual, worksheets, templates and support materials to guide your Experience Design practice and business.
  • A private chat group to share wins, ask questions and share resources.
  • Monthly office hours, laser coaching + Q&A sessions with Jenny and other experience design experts.
  • Homework assignments to keep you focused and growing.
  • Peer coaching sessions to help keep you on track and accountable between sessions.
  • All meals and goodies during in-person programs.
  • Lifetime membership to Play On Purpose, a video library of 80+ of Jenny’s best team building games and exercises.
  • Design and facilitation exercises to sharpen your skills and apply what you are learning right away.
  • Opportunities to lead the group in icebreakers, energizers and mindful moments
  • Specialty workshops with guest presenters from Jenny’s network of seasoned experience designers.
  • Out-of-the-box experiences to surprise and delight you, promote group bonding, and spark creative ideas.
  • Peer coaching in small groups to get feedback on your current challenges and receive new ideas and resources.
  • Free access to Virtual Connection Labs for 2022 to continue learning new tools for connection and engagement.
December 7, 2021
Virtual Kick off
(half day)
January 18-20, 2022
Virtual Intensive
(3 half days)
February 11-13, 2022
In-Person Intensive
(3 full days)
March 15-17, 2022
Virtual Intensive
(3 half days)
April 8-10, 2022
In-Person Intensive
(3 full days)
May 17-19, 2022
Virtual Intensive
(3 half days)

I was able to learn so much and that is influencing how I think, not just about live experience design, but about products, about companies, about the teams that I lead, about myself as a leader and an executive in the tech world. What you’ll learn here will allow you to amplify what you do in the world regardless of what it is. And you’ll have lasting community connections to support and help you in that journey. 

JP Labrosse, EVP Marketing + Product, Supernatural

If you are in your comfort zone right now and you want to be pushed to where you want to go next, this is probably a really good program because we’re not going to stay in our comfort zone here. We’re going to look for what the edge is and what feels just a little bit scary.

Kim Han, Community Building + Business Consultant

There’s a huge spectrum of experience and everyone was able to hit their edge and get what they needed because of this cross pollination of learning, and that Jenny was able to provide a platform that helped everyone elevate to the next level, no matter where they were. 

Adam Rosendahl, Chief Experience Officer, LATE NITE ART

  • You are a coach, consultant, trainer, facilitator, educator, entrepreneur, HR leader, L+D specialist, founder, organizational leader, community builder, or social artist.
  • ​You regularly design and deliver events and programs that shift people in meaningful ways.
  • You have been designing and facilitating events for at least 5 years. The scope of your work might encompass programs, trainings, workshops, classes, gatherings, retreats, summits, conferences or some combination of elements.
  • You are confident in your skill set, AND you know that there is always a higher degree of mastery to be discovered. You are open to receiving feedback, and you’re excited to grow personally and professionally.
  • You are ready to join a community of Experience Designers where you can both receive inspiration from others and contribute your genius.

In order to get the most out of the Mastermind experience, all participants are required to take our signature Scaling Intimacy training where you will learn all the essential frameworks of this approach to Experience Design.

COVID-19 Protocol: In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, all participants are required to be fully vaccinated. In addition, we may require negative tests before each in-person intensive. We reserve the right to adjust the schedule, location or format of the Intensives based on current health and safety regulations around COVID-19. 

The Value


  • UNIQUE TRAINING: This is the only in-depth training out there that focuses on designing human-centered transformational experiences that create connection with a high caliber cohort. You can’t get this education anywhere else.
  • CURATED COMMUNITY: This cohort is limited to 24 participants. Each individual in the group is hand-picked by me, and each participant must meet prerequisites, and go through an application process. The result is a group of generous and experienced practitioners who come from diverse backgrounds to create a rich melting pot of learning.
  • MASTERMIND EXPERIENCE: I have participated in and organized a number of mastermind programs before, as well as designed certification programs and certified hundreds of teachers, so I am confident you will receive a high quality experience. My goal is to over-deliver for you!
  • PROXIMITY IS POWER: The curation of this high caliber group sets everyone up to reap great rewards on many levels, with a highly valuable skill set and access to new collaborations and clients. The course could quickly pay for itself from the opportunities that come through the connections in this network.
  • SHAVE YEARS OFF OF TRIAL AND ERROR: I share all my best tools and techniques that I have learned in 20 years of full time experience design and facilitation practice. Through what you learn, you will avoid years of costly mistakes, so that you can take a quantum leap in your practice now.
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR MENTORSHIP: I don’t take on individual coaching clients, so this is the only opportunity to receive mentorship from me as an experience designer.
December 7, 2021
Virtual Kick off
(half day)
January 18-20, 2022
Virtual Intensive
(3 half days)
February 11-13, 2022
In-Person Intensive
(3 full days)
March 15-17, 2022
Virtual Intensive
(3 half days)
April 8-10, 2022
In-Person Intensive
(3 full days)
May 17-19, 2022
Virtual Intensive
(3 half days)

Why spend years to make significant progress on your craft, and decades to assemble a creative community of collaborators, when you can get both in 6 months?

My corporate clients pay $20,000 per day for experience design consulting, but in the Mastermind you get 6 months of support for half that cost. 

With the skills, connections and insider business know-how you gain in the Mastermind, it can quickly pay for itself in new collaborations, clients and referral opportunities. 

When you want to play a big game, you have to take bold action, which means making significant investments in your professional development. As you ask your clients to seriously invest in your services or ask your employer for a well deserved raise, it is important to practice investing more in yourself. 


Regular Enrollment:

$10,500 with payment plan
$9,500 if paid in full by December 1, 2021


Experience Design Diversity Initiative Scholarship Rates*:

$8500 with payment plan
$7500 if paid in full by December 1, 2021

*these rates are available for BIPOC participants for whom finances are a barrier to enrollment

Applications for the 2022 Mastermind have closed. If you are interested in participating, please email us at connect@scalingintimacy.com.

When it comes to the return on my investment for the experience design mastermind, I would say that I’ve already gotten back what I put in. The connections that I’ve made with the people here and the progress I’ve made on a project that means a lot to me, that I felt stuck trying to push forward on my own. The money I spent is nothing compared to the way that it will come back to me as I continue building out my vision.

Julia Winston, Chief Culture Officer + Experience Design Consultant

It was challenging for me to invest in something like this. And in a one day workshop, I was able to make at least $4000. And honestly, I think the workshop may have been within me even before I took this program, but it wouldn’t have been pushed out of me and especially in this timing. So that’s already about half of the investment.

Kim Han, Community Building + Business Consultant


All in-person sessions take place in the SF Bay Area, and include meals, snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and non-refundable deposits requested within 30 days of acceptance in order to hold your spot. You can expect a reply within one week of submitting your application.

This training sold out in 2019 and already has significant interest for the upcoming cohort. It is filled on a first come, first served basis, so the earlier you submit your application, the better your chances.

There are over 600 Scaling Intimacy graduates, and only 24 spaces for this cohort, so don’t miss your chance!

The field of experience design is growing rapidly and changing everyday. Will you be on the leading edge of the next wave? Join us to become a pioneer of this dynamic field and contribute to this ever-evolving industry.

Jenny Sauer-Klein
Founder & CEO, Scaling Intimacy
Lead Facilitator
Joanna Miller
Assistant Facilitator

Graduates of the Worldbridgers Mastermind will be potentially eligible to:

GET REFERRALS to help you gain exposure and opportunities for your unique work

ASSIST Jenny at trainings and future mastermind programs

FACILITATE at events as part of Jenny’s team

APPRENTICE with Jenny in her private consulting business


Find yourself in excellent company. Graduates of the 2019 Mastermind include:

  • Directors in Learning + Development from Verizon Media
  • Executive Leadership Coaches + Culture Consultants
  • Chief Culture Officer of a private equity firm
  • Head of Global Community at Consciousness Hacking
  • Founder and Chief Experience Officer at LATE NITE ART
  • Co-Founder + Co-CEO of Adventure Architects, outdoor team building company


What is your cancellation/transfer policy?

Once you accept your place in the program and put down a deposit, fees for the Mastermind are non-refundable. Because this program is limited to a small number of practitioners, we ask that you be able to fully commit to the program to ensure consistency and the best possible experience for all.

If you are doing a payment plan, a $3000 non-refundable deposit is due within 30 days of your acceptance into the program. If you need to cancel your space prior to the start of the program, no additional payments will be collected. After the program begins, all payments on a payment plan will be due, regardless of participation. 

If extenuating circumstances arise, we will work with you on an individual basis to discuss cancellation and refund or transfer options. 

How is this different from the Scaling Intimacy program?

Scaling Intimacy is the introduction to this body of work and focuses on the application of the Dramatic Arc Event Template. It is open to the public and often has 100+ attendees. The Mastermind is a curated cohort of 24 experienced practitioners. The curriculum assumes familiarity with the Dramatic Arc and the Scaling Intimacy approach to experience design, and builds off that with multiple design and facilitation projects, as well as training in the business of experience design. As well, much of the learning comes from the contributions of fellow members, and the course is customized to cater to the wants and needs of the specific group.

Will I receive any certification or credential?

The Mastermind is a practitioner’s intensive and is not a certification program, although we are happy to provide certificates of completion for anyone who attends all the sessions. The Mastermind is a prerequisite for our experience design certification program which will launch in 2023

Do I need to attend every session?

Yes, we do ask that you are available to attend all Intensives and be present for the full duration of the experience. This is to ensure the best possible experience for all participants. If you have a known scheduling conflict, please reach out to us before applying.

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