How would you describe the taste of an Orange to someone who’s never had any citrus before? Or a Sunrise to a blind person? Or even the joy is seeing your child born? I have this same struggle to effectively communicate the true value of being in our Peer to Peer Advisory Group.
Most leaders are so busy running their business they do not take enough time to stop and consider if they are focused on the best things, how well they are doing it, if they have the right team, and if they are where they should be for the effort invested.
Our group members meet each month to help each other find “More questions to the answers you already have.” That means we have a trusting relationship that allows us to bring real issues and opportunities to the group and get unbiased feedback and insight. This really is priceless but I will endeavor to explain more so you too can see the value.
What Is A Peer to Peer Advisory Group Like?
It’s like a fresh breath of air, it’s like drinking coffee on the porch on a cool Spring morning, it’s like sharing stories with your College buddies, and it’s like a great book that keeps you turning the pages. You can come up with your own description once you experience our group but maybe this gets you interested.
We have a private meeting once a month with other successful Business Owners and CEO’s so we can Learn, Grow and Share (the Renaissance Executive Forums slogan). It is like having a Board of Directors but they have no fiduciary responsibility. That means you can be as transparent as you want because everyone understands where you are coming from and does not have an ulterior motive in their response.
Our groups bring fresh ideas for growth, insights to make better decisions, breathing room for clear thinking, best practices to lead with excellence, and the encouragement to balance your personal and professional goals. I also make sure we are having fun along the way.
How Much Time will It Take?
The short answer is five hours a month but in reality it takes as much time as you will invest in it. Coming to our meeting each month is easy, it’s only five hours a month and if you cant take time to do that you have bigger issues to deal with. After the meeting we grab lunch together and then I encourage our members to invest time to contemplate all they learned during our meeting and see what to do with that. We call this “Focus Days” and “Push Days”. You will always learn something from each meeting and then it’s up to you to put it into action.
I provide one-on-one Executive Coaching to help our members get the most out of what they learn in our groups and then we share each month how we accomplished our action items from the last meeting. This type of encouragement helps us get more done and experience the full value of the group.
Who Is In The Group?
People just like you – but not. We need people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to help us see things we may have missed. They are Business Owners and CEO’s from a variety of industries and backgrounds. This is helpful because they think outside the norms of your industry and can open your mind to fresh ideas that can help you stand above your competition.
One thing I can say is that they will share the same Character and Competency that you do or you wont fit in the group. They are passionate leaders who are committed to always learning and pursuing excellence in their lives.
What Does It Cost?
If it was free with a rebate you would still think it was too expensive unless you saw the value in our groups. The question of fees is usually the last question any candidate for membership will ask because the Business Owners and CEO’s I meet with have already achieved a level of success and have the budget and willingness to invest in themselves.
Our monthly membership fees are far less than a consultant will charge you to work with you for five hours on just one area of your business. With a room full of successful business leaders in the room, you end up with the wisdom and experience of 8 – 10 “consultants” who all have a unique perspective that can help you see things from all angles.
I’ve posted the testimonies of some of the people who joined our groups so you can hear it from them. Click the photo above to read why they joined our groups and the value they received from investing in themselves through our monthly meetings.
Contact me today and let’s talk about your goals and plans for the year and lets see how this group will be a value to you too. RobertH@REFdallas.com