Clarify your brand, message, and platform so you can market your organization with confidence.

The Marketing Mastermind is a live, 4-month Mastermind Group, weekly one-on-one coaching, and the hands on creative and technical support needed to make rapid and lasting improvements in how you communicate. You rock. Let it be known.


What's Marketing Mastermind?

Marketing Mastermind is a short-term, intensive coaching program that combines marketing strategy, a mastermind group, one-on-one coaching, and creative and technical support to help ambitious business owners get rapid results. 

Are you ready to take a big leap forward in how you market your business? Registration for Marketing Mastermind is now closed. The next Marketing Mastermind will begin in the Fall of 2019. If you're interested, get on the list and I'll reach out to you directly to talk specifics.





Often, the toughest part of running a business isn’t the actual work. It’s finding the time and expertise needed to market your business.

Do you wish you had a stronger brand but lack the resources (time, staff, and money) to make it happen? Do you want to grow your audience but need help finding the most efficient channels and tactics? Are you ready to take a big leap forward in your business and need some marketing expertise to get it done right?

Everything you need to market and grow a business you love is available, accessible, and affordable. The power is in your hands. It's incredible! It can also be overwhelming. Where do you begin?

I designed Marketing Mastermind for today's business owner. By combining strategy, one-on-one coaching, a mastermind group, and consulting time with skilled graphic designers, writers, and web developers, you'll have everything you need to take a big leap forward and get things done. No excuses.

What can Marketing
Mastermind do for you?


Marketing Mastermind is an innovative combination of business strategy, weekly one-on-one coaching, a monthly mastermind group, and the creative and technical support needed to make rapid progress. Hear honest reviews from past Marketing Masterminds and see for yourself!

Jessica Kohnen   Partner,   hyve

Jessica Kohnen
Partner, hyve


"Our firm was just a dream, and we needed help to put words to it – to help articulate it into full being. Susan Hughes took our ideas and concepts about how we want to add value in the world, and she translated those into an identity: a brave, compassionate, refreshing, vibrant and thoughtful identity that truly expresses who we are and what we can do for our clients. It’s a great gift to feel wonderful about your brand, and with Susan’s help, we do!”


"With the help of the Marketing Mastermind program, we now have a clear, actionable strategy to help us best communicate and share information with our target audiences. In a few short weeks, we’ve gone from random, infrequent interactions, to daily, relevant communication with our community. I would highly recommend the program to anyone looking to expand and enhance their organization’s communication strategy"
Katie Daniels   Principal,   McKenna Daniels Design

Katie Daniels
Principal, McKenna Daniels Design


“Marketing Mastermind is the only reason I now have my beautiful, targeted, smart marketing materials and a plan to move forward. Susan helped to identify my needs, write copy, and most importantly, hold me accountable. I respond well to deadlines, and Susan’s passionate yet demanding demeanor instills confidence and gets the job done.”
The Marketing Mastermind program opened up the way I see myself and built my confidence.
— Fiona

Hi, I’m Susan Hughes. I’m a writer, designer, speaker, marketer, and blogger at Marketers for Humanity.

In two decades as a marketing professional I've watched the field drastically change. Right now, everything you need to grow a business you love is available, accessible, and affordable. The power is in your hands. This is a tremendous opportunity for people with passion and drive.

What works in marketing has also changed. What works now? Being an authentic human being. Now, more than ever, people crave connection with real people and to real communities. This is good news! Real communication isn't difficult or expensive. When you’re awesome, communicating is easy. Awesome sells.

I genuinely care about my clients' success and I’m willing to give everything I’ve got to help you move forward.


The Marketing Mastermind program is designed to help you achieve your goals faster than you ever thought possible. When you join a Marketing Mastermind group you'll get:

  • A strategic marketing plan
  • 4 Marketing Mastermind group coaching sessions
  • Weekly one-on-one coaching sessions
  • Creative professional support in graphic design, content development (writing and editing), and web development
  • Ongoing email support for the duration of the program

Before we meet as a group we'll work together one-on-one to take a look at your big picture objectives. What are your goals? Who are your audiences? What can you do to reach more people, improve your brand, and move forward. Together, we'll develop a solid marketing strategy with a clear, step-by-step plan to take you into the next phase of your business. Your plan will be presented to your mastermind group at our first meeting. 

The group is limited to six participants who will inspire you to think bigger and stretch beyond your boundaries, while holding you accountable for taking action. You will share your marketing plan with the group, brainstorm new ideas, and leave with concrete steps to take toward achieving your goals for the next Marketing Mastermind meeting.

Marketing Mastermind is designed to accelerate your progress so it's critical to stay on track. In between each Marketing Mastermind group meeting, you'll receive weekly, one-on-one coaching sessions. 

Marketing Mastermind members will have access to a professional graphic designer, writer, and web developer for assistance with design, editing, content creation and implementation of marketing collateral.

Marketing Mastermind is designed to accelerate your progress so it's critical to stay on track. In between each Marketing Mastermind you'll have ongoing email support.

In preparation for our final Mastermind group meeting we will present our progress to the group and celebrate the leap that you've made in three, short months!



Registration for the Marketing Mastermind is now closed! Our next session will begin in the Spring of 2018. If you're interested, get yourself put on the list and I'll reach out to you directly to talk specifics.

Marketing Mastermind meets each month at Baltimore Impact Hub.

Baltimore Impact Hub

Baltimore Impact Hub

It’s a great gift to feel wonderful about your brand, and with Susan’s help, we do!”

– Jessica Kohnen, Jennifer Meder, and Adeola Whitney, founding partners at hyve


Get the expertise, support, resources, and accountability you need to take charge and a step-by-step action plan to give you the confidence and know-how needed to achieve your ambitious goals.

Pay in full and save $150. 


Pay $1,000 monthly. Pay first month now to reserve your spot.


Who is Marketing Mastermind for?

You're an expert in your field. You've got information to share with people who are interested! You want to leverage your expertise to build a community of people who will support your work.
See Steve's case study

Subject matter experts:

You're a business owner (or soon to be) with no marketing department. You may want to improve the quality of your overall brand and messaging or make targeted improvements in specific areas–build a new website, create an online store, or improve your email marketing using audience segmentation and email automation.

See McKenna Daniels Design's case study

Business owners and budding entrepreneurs:

Small nonprofits and changemakers:

You're on a mission to make a difference. To increase your impact you'll need to build a community of people who share your passion. You may want to build a system for growing your audience and keeping them engaged with your missoin. Or, you may want to focus on something more specific, like an upcoming fundraising campaign or volunteer communication.
See the Youth in Transition School case study