Coraggio: An Australian legacy of mentorship and masterminds

Business owners thinking independently. Together.

Every summer, Henry Ford took a few weeks to adventure across America with Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone. The trio of legends set out without a destination, riding high above the open road in a Model T.

Naturally, Ford drove, his fingers oily from tuning the engine. Edison rode shotgun, navigating from a pile of atlases with a compass in his hand.

A journalist described these trips as “millions of dollars worth of brains going on vacation”. But these road trips were much more than holidays.

As they drove — and later, around the campfire — these lions of industry and invention talked about their businesses. In turn, each of these million-dollar brains enjoyed the benefit of a few million dollars of extra brainpower.

Business owners Ford

Imagine all that brilliance shining on one person’s business challenge.

Business owners Napoleon Hill

In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill writes about Ford’s road trips as an example of a “master mind”. Masterminds, Hill discovered, were part of the “secret formula” common to the 500 “exceedingly wealthy people” he interviewed for his book.

Hill sold 70 million copies of the book before he died in 1970. It’s still in print.

Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison and the other legends profiled by Napoleon Hill were exceptionally gifted businesspeople and thinkers. But they all knew that no one working alone will find it easy to beat a competitor drawing from a deeper and broader flow of experience and insight.

Coraggio’s advisory boards are located squarely in that long tradition of successful business owners leveraging diversity of experience and thought to tackle each other’s business challenges.

A legacy of mentorship

Coraggio’s founders have all built profitable businesses in Australia — enterprises that have annual turnovers of up to $400 million. But none of the founders believes they did it alone.

The founders each experienced leaps in their businesses thanks to the mentors who found them from time to time.

They founded Coraggio to repay their debt to mentors by giving other business owners access to this unfair advantage. The Coraggio advantage is that same unfair advantage that its founders received — guidance from someone who has already solved the puzzle or whose wisdom will help you solve it faster.

At the same time, the founders looked to magnify what was already invaluable.

What could be better than one mentor? Up to a dozen mentors – all from different industries, and all committed to focussing their attentions on each other’s businesses one day a month.

Coraggio is still a business, but it’s a business designed as a legacy. Coraggio exists to give back to other business owners in greatful acknowledgement of the benefits its founders received from their own mentors. That’s why 80% of Coraggio’s revenue is reinvested into training and events.

What's in a name?

We are Australian but coraggio is Italian for courage, a quality as common among successful business owners as their membership of masterminds.

However, success in business comes from taking risks bravely, not blindly. In Coraggio, business owners find the nerve and the support to make bolder decisions through advice given honestly by trusted fellow travellers on the courageous path of business.

Please note that all packages have an additional joining fee of $2,550.00 + GST and invoices are issued quarterly.