Advisory Board

What is The Advisory Board and how can it help you to get the support and professional advice you need to grow your business?

Have you ever felt like being accountable only to yourself as a business owner is holding you back from serious business growth? As an affiliate of the internationally recognized executive peer board The Advisory Board, (TAB), we provide our clients with monthly half-day Peer Boards facilitated by TAG founder, Cornell Meyer.

As business owners, our clients have learned that being accountable only to themselves can be a disadvantage. TAB board members become accountable to each other to share and then act on initiatives to strengthen and grow their companies.

Our peer boards are grouped to create the ideal mix of experience, common interests, and chemistry to best support one another. Meetings are guided by the TAB principles developed over the past 30 years:

P.R.O.C.E.S.S.

  • Participation
  • Respect
  • Open Minded
  • Confidentiality
  • Energy
  • Support
  • Sense of Humor

 S.O.A.P.

  • Subjective: What do you want from your Board Today? Advice, experience, ideas, opinions, or support?
  • Objective: Describe your issue or opportunity.
  • Analysis: Let the Board ask questions and propose ideas.
  • Plan: Tell the Board what you are going to do.

TAB: Part of a Legacy of Success

 The Advisory Board is part of a national brand that has more than 300 facilitators across the United States. Our TAB Advisor, Cornell Meyer, spreads clients across three different boards and matches members to the most appropriate board, depending on their needs and goals.

Cornell facilitates the meetings and has each member give the group updates on the status of their company. Members share problems and challenges and the board as a whole delivers valuable insight, advice, and feedback. Members also work together to create actionable strategic plans and then check-in with each other regularly to make sure they are following the plans.

Having a support system and sounding board comprised of like-minded, experienced and driven professionals makes all the difference for our members. They are no longer alone, trying to solve problems and find new opportunities. They take advantage of each other’s strengths and gifts to make each member as successful as possible.

What to Expect During an Advisory Board Meeting

 While each board meeting gets down to business quickly, it feels a lot like a casual gathering with friends. Our members look forward to each meeting and consider it a highlight of the month. We care about our fellow members on both a professional and personal level, and we quickly form a tight-knit group in which each member has the back of the other.

Each meeting has a focus on a new business trend or topic of interest. After learning about this topic, we move around the table to give members a chance to share a particular situation or challenge they are facing. Board members then ask questions to get more information and offer practical advice regarding how they would handle the situation in their own businesses.

Following this time of sharing and expert business troubleshooting, members go around the table again—this time sharing the goals they have for the next 30 days, quarter and year. The members hold each other accountable to these goals, offering suggestions when goals are not met. This is a time when the board members lift each other up and encourage each other to push through to the next level.

An Advisory Board Offers All of the Benefits without the Hassle

 While your business may not be a large enough to have an official Board of Directors, you still need the advice and support that comes with this type of organization. That’s where The Advisory Board comes in to fill the void.

You may even discover that as your business grows you want to continue using TAB instead of starting your own board. Why deal with the hassle of hiring and maintaining a board when you can get all of the support and benefits from TAB? The Advisory Board has the format, tools and leadership in place to help you increase profitability and make the most of your business today and in the months and years to come.

Are you ready to get connected with a board of like-minded business owners?  Contact us today to discover what The Advisory Board has to offer.