What is The Alternative Board?
Don’t Go It Alone. We’ve Got Your Back.
What’s included in a TAB membership?
Business Advisory Boards
As a TAB Member, you’ll gain confidence, community and strategic clarity. You’ll join a carefully selected group of local peers, coming from a range of non-competing industries. In these monthly sessions, you’ll get the kind of practical advice and objective perspective that you can’t get from employees, family or friends – helping you make better, faster decisions. By sharing accountability and informed feedback, you’ll gain the personal and professional momentum to confidently achieve your goals.
One-to-one Executive Coaching
Beyond your TAB Board, one-on-one coaching will help you leave conflict, stress and roadblocks behind. With an experienced coach in your corner, you’ll get the personalised guidance you need to make difficult choices and hone your leadership skills. Your coach can help you clarify your vision, prioritise goals, set long-term objectives, gain objective insight into leadership challenges and much more. You’ll be able to enjoy profits and weekends again.
With The Alternative Board, you’ll get access to proven strategic business planning tools focused on forming your vision for both a successful business and a fulfilling life. Our Business Builder’s Blueprint™ will help you demystify the strategic planning process and provide a clear picture of how to achieve your strategic direction and vision. We can also help you retire earlier and truly enjoy everything you’ve worked for.
Leave loneliness behind with your access to TAB Connect – our exclusive, online business network platform. You’ll connect with thousands of other business owners from diverse backgrounds in similar verticals around the world – who all share TAB’s commitment to improving their businesses and changing their lives. Ask questions, get feedback and collaborate with other successful leaders.
Turn ideas into reality – and get things done. Our Leadership Transformation Program, designed for busy leaders and their teams. Expertly facilitated leadership workshops and follow-up sessions dedicated to Execution and Accountability. StratPro combines strategy and productivity to deliver long-term results.
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“I went to a sample board meeting and was most impressed with the process. Not only did we get a personal coach but we got access to all the other wisdom and experience held by the other Board Members, who are business owners. The membership fee is structured in a realistic way to the size of our business, making the coaching relationship more sustainable for the long term. It’s a growth process and all of us who sit around the Board table get lifted up knowing it is a safe place to share our challenges with one another and help out with wise and creative solutions.”
Temple Water Technologies
“TAB is brilliant at helping us step back, get perspective, and calm us in times of chaos. I have more control over my business and more importantly, I’ve managed to regain a work/life balance. With the professionalism and integrity of the TAB Facilitator and the support of other TAB members, I’d recommend The Alternative Board to any business owner who wants help getting to their goals.It’s not a magic trick, it requires a lot of hard work and commitment. But it works.”
Western Recycling Ltd.
Real business progress. Less stress.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a TAB Board work?
Unlike traditional business meetings that many of us have experienced, a TAB Board gives everyone equal time – equal time to discuss and seek help on their own challenge or opportunity. No one will dominate the meeting or take up a disproportionate amount of time. Your facilitator will keep the meeting on track and ensure you get what you need out of each meeting.
How can I benefit from the opinions of those on the board?
I don’t have enough time for most things, so how will I have time for this?
TAB’s carefully crafted services encourage you to take time away from your business. In stepping back briefly, you will benefit from the insight, experience, and wisdom of your TAB facilitator and your fellow Board members. You’ll gain the support and skills you need to make better, faster decisions and start reclaiming your time.
How will people from other industries be able to understand my unique business and help me with challenges and opportunities?
All businesses are unique in some way, but they still face many of the same major issues with time, people, strategy, money, vision and exit planning.
You are an expert in your sector, but everyone on your Board is an expert in business. The advantage of working with fellow business owners and leaders from diverse backgrounds is their ability to provide new perspectives and different ways to handle the same situation based on real world experience.
You will also get the opportunity to help others with their business growth by offering your perspective and advice. It’s a win-win!
What is the investment for a TAB membership?
We are confident you will get a return on investment for your monthly TAB membership fee. As we offer personalised business support services, a conversation with your nearest TAB facilitator will guide you through the process and allow them to provide you with your bespoke quote.
We’re so confident in our service that we offer a money-back guarantee – if you don’t feel you’ve received value after three months of TAB membership, we’ll give your money straight back.
Can a competitor join my board?
Put simply: no. We make sure a competitor cannot join your board. We have a comprehensive process that ensures you do not sit on a board with potential competitors. A key part of our screening process allows existing members to prevent new members from joining their board where they feel a conflict of interest could exist. This will guarantee no competitors join your group.
Can I attend a board before deciding to be a TAB member?
Some of our TAB facilitators offer the opportunity to attend a sample Board meeting, giving you the chance to experience how TAB works and the value it can provide for you and your business. Equally, if there are places on an existing Board and your facilitator thinks you’d be a good fit, they may invite you as a guest.
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