What is The Alternative Board?

Believe in the power of peer support.

Don’t Go It Alone. We’ve Got Your Back.

The Alternative Board brings you a thriving community of forward-thinking business owners, CEOs and leadership teams who share the collective wisdom and inspiration to radically improve their companies. Through unique combinations of one-on-one business coaching, participation in monthly TAB Board meetings, a suite of strategic tools and workshops, TAB Membership delivers greater strength to your business and a better work-life balance for you and your family. All packaged in a streamlined and affordable service that we invite you to try, risk-free.

What’s included in a TAB membership?

Board Advisory Meeting

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.

The Alternative Board - Strategic Tool

Strategic Tools

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.

Global Connections

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.

The Alternative Board - Global Connections
The Alternative Board - Stratpro Program

StratPro Program

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.

How The Alternative Board works

Start your TAB journey

We invite you to try The Alternative Board and find out if we’re a good fit, risk-free.
Get in touch to explore how TAB can help you stop overworking and start fully living.
Meet with your nearest board facilitator to get to know each other and ask questions.

Discover whether The Alternative Board is right for you and your business.

Attend your first TAB board meeting and experience the power of peer support.

There’s more with StratPro.

Take advantage of our proven business transformation program, specifically designed to help you create an aligned, focused and accountable leadership team that delivers real results.

Our members are stronger together.

“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.”

Robyn Lonsdale
 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.”

Bryan Hunter
Western Recycling Ltd.

Real business progress. Less stress.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a TAB Board work?
In monthly meetings, you’ll gather with your peers to discuss challenges, set goals and provide feedback. Board meetings are led by a TAB Certified Facilitator Coach. Your Facilitator has a wide array of professional expertise and has been trained to lead and facilitate business owner advisory boards, helping to draw out issues, ask clarifying questions, and provide suggestions, ideas and advice.

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?
The big decisions have been all on your shoulders. Until now. The business owners and leaders on your board bring decades of collective wisdom and experience to the table. They also will not have a vested interest in your business beyond a genuine desire to help you. As a result, they’ll give you impartial business advice based on real-world experience, since they likely will have faced similar challenges themselves. You also get to do the same for them. Not only does the board provide accountability and expert advice, it becomes a mechanism for developing valuable friendships and community.
I don’t have enough time for most things, so how will I have time for this?
TAB is designed for busy leaders. We’ll help you increase profits without increasing your workload. Our monthly meetings are expertly facilitated to ensure efficiency and value. You’ll gain the freedom to live the life you want.

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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