Travel back with us in time to check out some of the most memorable, inspiring and hilarious moments from over the years at Buffini & Company's flagship event, MasterMind Summit.
Join us as we travel back in time with our Director of Community Relations, Derek Jones, to commemorate MasterMind Summit’s most memorable, inspiring, and hilarious moments.
EPISODE 1: 2008
First stop, is a fan favorite from 2008-the "Referral Brothers". While this rockstar performance by Brian Buffini & Joe Niego was one for the history books, the powerful performance that followed by special guest Patrick Henry Hughes stole the show.
EPISODE 2: 2015 & 2005
Brian Buffini has never been one to "sit it out". From joining his employees on stage for a flash mob in 2015, to convincing his family to perform alongside him and world-renowned Irish dance troop, Liam Harney, in 2005–he never takes the easy way out.
EPISODE 3: 2017
Over the years, we’ve showcased incredible individuals from all over the world, including Buffini & Company HQ! In 2017, Leslie Clark and Misty Durando from our Coaching Department took to the stage and awed us with their incredible talents.
EPISODE 4: 2006
Back in 2000, Brian declared he would fulfill a goal of learning to play a hard song on the piano. Through much dedication and lots of help from a music coach, he makes good on his promise and fearlessly performs in front of thousands in 2006.
EPISODE 5: 2010
Two years into the great recession, 2010’s event was all about providing hope (and comedy) to our clients. Watch as Rocky the Emigrant Buffini takes on Ivan the BlitzMaster Niego in a recession vs. recovery fight to the finish we called "Melee at MasterMind".
Unlock the Best Version of You
MasterMind Summit is the most anticipated personal growth event of the year, designed to inspire, motivate and challenge your way of thinking. If you are interested in unlocking the very best version of you, mastering the next chapter in your personal and professional life, and are looking to become a part of a supportive, growth-minded community – this event is for you.
Featuring incredible speakers, including Master Motivator Brian Buffini
Located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world
A life-changing experience for you and your whole family
Join us to discover who you want to be and exactly where you are at becoming that person, learn next-level strategies for a successful life, including how to apply what you learn at MasterMind into your daily life.
Be inspired by Master Motivator Brian Buffini and guest speakers.
Get motivated to change your life.
Uncover your unique gifts & abilities.
Transform your way of thinking to create lasting change.
Connect with a community of supportive, like-minded people.
Experience the event with your entire family. Childcare is available.
“Every year there's at least one takeaway to implement that can make a real difference in your life. The best investment one can make is in oneself so attending MasterMind is a no brainer!”
— Joe Libin, Loan Officer (Holiday, Utah)
“Mastermind is always on point with what I need in my life. The people who attend are committed to not only self-improvement but to serve their customers with the best skills possible while creating the best lives for themselves and family. The guest speakers bring new points of view through their stories and tips for success whether in business or in general life. Brian and staff are committed to making each and every one of us grow with kindness, support and encouragement. I can't wait until next year!”
— Anne Gold, Realtor (San Diego, CA)
“MasterMind is my annual recharge/refresh/renew and it's become a must-attend event for both my business and myself for many years.”
— Rick Padelford, Agent (Mesa, AZ)
“The time spent at MasterMind would benefit ANYONE. The content is educational, uplifting, inspirational and current. I always enjoy the time and wish it was longer!”
— Amy Corey, Agent Broker (Fishers, IN)
“MasterMind is one of the only events where you get real life tips! How to improve on yourself and live a happier life. Tools to make changes and encouragement. The How To's to being the best you can be.”
“It is always a joy to learn from Brian—I'd go just to hear him.In addition to his outstanding teaching, the guest speakers were phenomenal as well. The pace of the conference was well thought through as well. Each of the speakers had something to share that was both helpful and meaningful to me.”
— Marla Carrico, Broker (Dallas, TX)
“Brian Buffini ups his game every year and also keeps everything current. His speakers are phenomenal and the content is very inspiring.”
— Christine Jameson, Agent Broker (Napa, CA)
Brian Buffini was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and immigrated to San Diego in 1986 where he became the classic American rags to riches story.
After becoming one of the nation's top Realtors®, he founded Buffini & Company™—an organization dedicated to sharing his powerful lead-generation systems with others.
Based in Carlsbad, California, Buffini & Company has trained over 3 million business professionals in 37 countries and currently coaches and trains more than 25,000 business people across North America.
Today, Brian travels the world sharing a message of encouragement about how to "live the good life." His wit, wisdom and motivational style make him a dynamic speaker, adept at helping people tap into their full potential and achieve their dreams. In 2017, he became a New York Times, Amazon and Wall Street Journal best-seller with his latest book, "The Emigrant Edge".
At the podium, Ohno discusses his journey from a rambunctious and unruly teenager to an Olympic gold medalist. His anecdotes are endearing and heart-felt, but also emphasize the importance of finding one’s path, committing to it, and reaping the benefits of hard work. Using the philosophy instilled in him by his father to always give 100% of yourself in whatever you do, Ohno imparts to audiences that there are no shortcuts to success. Ohno, whose father is Japanese, also discusses embracing his identity as an Asian-American.
Before becoming the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Apolo Anton Ohno was recognized for his prodigal sports talent after becoming the best short-track skater in the United States in less than two years. At fourteen years of age, after training under Pat Wentland in Lake Placid for just six months, Ohno claimed his first overall title at the U.S. Championships. He is now an eight-time Olympic medalist, including two gold medals, and the new Ambassador to the Winter Olympic Games in the U.S. and around the world. Since becoming the face of winter sports, Ohno has worked as a motivational speaker, philanthropist, and TV personality. In 2007, Ohno won season 4 of ABC’s hit reality show Dancing with the Stars, and in 2013, became the host of the TV Game Show Minute to Win It on GSN. Ohno has written two books; Zero Regrets, an inspirational guide to chasing one’s dreams, and a memoir titled My Story.
Apolo Ohno competed in the Torino 2006 Olympics, winning one gold and two bronze medals. In Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics, he won both a gold and silver medal in short-track speed skating. Although Ohno did succeed as an Olympic medalist, his road to success wasn’t easy. Ohno’s original success at fourteen made him a likely candidate to make the 1998 U.S. Olympic team, but he struggled with his fitness throughout the 1997-1998 season and finished 16th at the Olympic Trials. Ohno, then fifteen, came to a crossroads in his short-track career when he didn’t make the 1998 U.S. Olympic team and needed to decide if he wanted to continue skating. He committed himself to making the 2002 Olympic squad, and by the 2000-01 season he was one of the world’s best skaters. The Seattle native won the World Cup title in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m en-route to winning the overall crown, which made him the first American to win a World Cup title at any distance.
Making the Olympic team in 2002, Ohno went on to win Olympic Gold in the 1500m and a silver in the 1000m. Four years, three World Cup overall titles later, Torino witnessed a stronger, leaner and poised Ohno gracefully capture two bronze medals (1000m and Relay) and his second gold in the self-proclaimed “perfect race” in the 500m.
Ohno recently claimed another title as season four champion of the ABC hit, Dancing with the Stars. After ten weeks of competing with his partner, International Latin Youth Champion, Julianne Hough in dances such as the Cha Cha, Tango and Waltz, Ohno and Hough beat out former ‘N Sync member Joey Fatone and world female super middleweight boxing champion Laila Ali in the final Freestyle dance to bring home the gold. In his deeply personal and entertaining book, Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday, Ohno shares the inspiring personal story behind his remarkable success, as well as the hard-won truths and strategies he has discovered in good times and bad. Much more than an account of races won and lost, Zero Regrets is a compelling portrait of a father-and-son relationship, the intensity of competition, the secrets to mental toughness, and powerful insights to how we can all come closer to living with zero regrets.
“There has to be a vision, a dream, a plan. Then you chase that with everything you’ve got.”