Community Brand Accelerator

Community Brand Accelerator

Elevate your personal impact, increase your visibility, and gain respect from members of the community that matter to you

“I came to the accelerator with a vision bigger than where my current path was leading. The program gave me priceless clarity on measurable tactics to amplify my mission and direction with how to monetize my expertise.”

Calvin Chan, Major Gift Officer, Union Station Homeless Services

“The Accelerator provided the guidance and support I needed to evaluate my activities and relationships in light of how I want my community to see me. As I take on the presidency of my profession’s statewide association, I’m confident that I have the right tools to connect with the 6,000 members who will look to me for leadership on critical issues.”

Ashley Atkinson, 2021-2022 President, APA California

“Most people aren’t comfortable speaking about their achievements or aspirations and that’s why the Accelerator was a real benefit for me. My work requires more promotion and visibility than I am naturally inclined to do. Being with leaders of diverse communities and being inspired by their use of the tools we received in our sessions helped me become more effective at advancing my goals.”

Patrick MacFarlane, Government Affairs Manager, Childcare Resource Center

“As an educator, I’m now able to more effectively bring partners and resources to the table because of my work with John Bwarie and my participation in the Accelerator. Gaining clarity about my community engagement goal has been powerful for me and will also help me support my organization. An unexpected benefit of this program is being with other leaders and great thinkers who are all working to serve their varied communities.”

Scott McLarty, Head of School, Providence High School

“Working with John Bwarie took me from ‘reluctant responder’ to a high-profile influencer on the issues that matter to me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without John.”

Dr. Lucy Jones

“John Bwarie has a unique ability to home in on your personal brand and how you can effectively connect with customers, the community, etc. Having John is like having your own PR/stylist/brand consultant and life coach all in one.”

Tim Gaspar, CEO, Gaspar Insurance

“It was so powerful to learn what others hear when I share my message. It opened my eyes to understand that my message was not in alignment with my vision, and that I was trying to say too much and losing my audience.”

Brandi Orton, Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition

“At a critical juncture in my career, as I stood at a crossroads that would take me in a new direction, John helped me to focus on how to communicate my passion and my ideas for a better way forward in addressing mental illness in America. He has the ability to tease out the greater meaning and potential in your work and that provides a platform for confidence.”

Kerry Morrison, HeartForwardLA

The Community Brand Accelerator is a 4-month, exclusive cohort that works with you to build stronger community reputation and professional stature through a structured journey to become a renowned community brand. The next cohort begins in May 2021.

Who is in this cohort?

  • Nonprofit leaders advancing their personal goals and missions
  • Government officials raising their community profiles
  • Elected officials enhancing their current profiles or wishing to remain relevant post-service
  • Executives advancing their mission in the community
  • CEOs working to make an impact in their industry or in a geography
Stratiscope Community Brand Accelerator virtual workshop


A peer-based, expert-led cohort covers four months (17 sessions) of elite membership for 12 leaders in non-profit, civic, corporate, and entrepreneurial organizations. The program includes:


  • 1-hour personalized brand definition session
  • Biweekly, 2-hour virtual meetings
  • Supernova Speakers™
  • 8 one-on-one coaching sessions

Key Outcomes

  • Definition of your Community Brand
  • Clear personal purpose or mission aligned with professional goals
  • Path to raised profile with media and key audiences
  • Enhanced leadership skills and community strategy
  • Connection to key leaders outside of your existing sphere
  • Opportunities to test key messages with your community brand
  • A peer network of aligned leaders


  • Defining your niche: your personal purpose relative to your professional goals
  • Creating and engaging your community
  • Creating and empowering strategic partner organizations
  • Creating personal media opportunities
  • Vouching and evangelizing
  • Defining your online voice and strategy
  • Aligning with your targeted peers
  • Receiving recognition for your Community Brand
  • Securing speaking engagements in front of the right audiences

Yes, I want to apply for the next Community Brand Accelerator cohort!