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Are you driven to advance the cleantech transition while also growing your bottom line? If so, these cleantech mastermind groups are for you. 3BL Peers® brings together leaders of cleantech, climate tech, clean energy, and sustainability companies in peer communities. Members share an interest in growing their leadership skills as well as company growth -- for transformational business success and a brighter future.


Members bring diverse perspectives from a variety of cleantech sectors. They are encouraged to embrace a future-forward mindset, rooted in the principle that decisions that are good for people and planet will also grow profits. Our approach is one of continuous improvement that values shared learning. Group members and the moderator encourage and support you in your journey.

Mastermind meeting during colonial times -- Ben Franklin?

The Power of
Mastermind Groups

Mastermind groups help business leaders make better decisions through insightful input from others who have different views of business and the world. The councils also provide connection when it’s lonely at the top. Mastermind groups aren’t new—Ben Franklin started a Boston mastermind group in 1727—but our focus on cleantech and the triple bottom line is.

We’ll help you strengthen your leadership skills and ability to unlock your company’s revolutionary potential—while also driving growth and increasing profit.


People: Focus on inspiring and developing your people by staying committed to a bold mission and vision for your company, underpinned by strong values.


Planet: Develop business solutions to the planet's environmental and climate challenges.


Profit: Realize the growth potential of an emerging market while preparing your organization for long-term success.

Led by Zbig Skiba

I am an experienced business leader with a passion for using business as a force for good. As a longtime CEO mastermind group moderator and coach, I bring business leaders together to grow and meet the challenges of the present and future. One of my members grew revenues 3X and sold the business for his dream price after 8 1/2 years in my group.


My skills uniquely combine strategic and technical expertise. I have a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business, with concentrations in management policy and entrepreneurship.


I am highly experienced in business tools, assessments, and personalized coaching. As President of Skiba Associates, I help teams work together to get things done.



  • Moderator and Coach by TAB™

  • DISC Behaviors, 12 Driving Forces, and Emotional Quotient by TTI Success Insights

  • One Page Business Plan™ Business Coach

  • Business Model Canvas™ Advisor


Memberships and Activity

  • Cleantech Open, Chicago Ambassador and Mentor

  • Conscious Capitalism

  • Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse

  • Kellogg Alumni Clubs

  • U.S.-Poland Chamber of Commerce, Founding President

Zbig in Acadia National Park

This photo is from  Acadia National Park in Maine several years ago. I enjoy hiking, although I don't get to do it as often as I'd like. My scariest hike? Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. I wore out the butt of my blue jeans on the way down.

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