As a facilitator, coach and a consultant, I’ve come across good programs in the marketplace to start, build and grow businesses. I’ve learned from others, developed my own and adopted existing programs when it made sense. I enjoy building programs from scratch, but I also think it’s unwise to do so when something special already exists.

I often say that I aim to position my programs in the middle of the networking and peer-to-peer advisory market. At the lower tier there are terrific organizations like BNI, Chambers of Commerce and industry-specific groups. At the upper tier there are organizations like Vistage, EO, and YPO. The audience I aim to serve exists somewhere in between.

I’ve had the benefit of hosting masterminds (or strategy sessions as I’ve often called them) for years. It’s been great to hear concerns and challenges and brainstorm solutions with a wide variety of people. What’s been compelling for me has been noticing the patterns. I think the majority of people are searching for similar things which are mostly rooted in fundamentals. That’s why I’ve been developing and searching for solutions in the marketplace that efficiently and effectively help middle-tier professionals work through fundamentals. Key Manager Peer Boards offered through The Alternative Board, or T.A.B., is one of those solutions.

TAB’s Key Manager Peer Boards are comprised of Managers from non-competing businesses that have leadership responsibility, but are not the day-to-day decision maker (i.e., Owner, President, Partner, etc.). The program gives managers a safe environment to address issues and challenges and helps them to accelerate their development. Consequently, a stronger management team allows leadership to lessen their involvement in day-to-day activities and ultimately increases the overall value of the business. The board meetings will be hosted at The Annex in Richmond Heights the first Wednesday of each month starting next quarter.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity to perform at a higher level as a Key Manager, please get in touch with me.

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.”

– Robert H. Schuller