Absolutely not.  With step-by-step directions, two people can organize the first meeting. They might be friends, neighbors, or co-workers.  They will work with the care recipient/family to create a list of whom to invite and to figure out what kind of help will be needed.  Chapters 2-9 in the STC book are written to them and explain in detail the STC systems and forms.  The entire meeting is scripted.  Thousands have done this meeting successfully and come away feeling focused, committed and energized.