Sounding Board™ is a Member's Only C-Suite Group. Founded in 2008, it's primary purpose is to gather Best Practices from smart, kind business leaders who have a track record of success. Unique to The Sounding Board™ are field trips to visit these leaders at their workplaces to hear their stories while gaining their insights. Engaging, inspirational, practical, immediate value - all sums up a typical Sounding Board™ visit.
6-Month = $1,650
1 Year = $2,500
As a member of The Sounding Board™, you'll be part of a powerful forum dedicated to addressing the core issues of running your company.
At the heart, The Sounding Board™ is a commuity of great leaders who help one another successfully ride the waves of change and navigate the business whitewater.
Our Upcoming Visits Include:
May 1, 2017
CEO & CFO of The Barnes Foundation
June 8, 2017
Leaders & companies we've had the priviledge to meet:
Mary Ann Boccolini
CEO of Samaritan Hospice
President and CEO at Olympus Corporation of Americas
Chris Marr, CEO
Executive Director / CEO
South Jersey Port Corporation
Dan Sheeran, CFO
Nando Basal, Senior Director, External Project Leader
Janssen Pharmaceutical Co of J & J
Connie Williams, Chairman of the Board
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Hal Real, Founder
World Cafe Live
Marcus O’Sullivan, Head Track Coach & Olympian
David Benton, GM
The Rittenhouse Hotel
Todd Allen, General Manager
Eric Balchunas, ETF Analyst
Dr. Rosalie Mirenda, President
Tom Burgoyne, #1 Ranked Mascot
The Phillies / The Phillie Phanatic
Howard Ross, Founding Partner
Bill Doyle, President
Tom Icavone, Partner
Mark Schroetel, General Manager
Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Jeff Wilush, CEO
Dan Kelly, CEO
Mark Pennington, Partner
Seth Auerbach, President
Komfort & Kare Home Health Center
David Johnson, CEO
Johnson & Towers
Insights from Sounding Board Meetings
- Making decisions about crossroads: Look at the outcome you are interested in (where I can learn & be challenged) as it will expand your choices -- buying, selling, staying, sabbatical, merging,etc.
- Negotiating: If you gotta have it, you are gonna lose. Can’t wiggle and be viewed as strong.
- Excellence: If you are interested in excellence, you need to have people playing at your level.
- Ownership: Ownership guilt. What’s best for you? What’s best for your employees?
- Partner: Consider partnering carefully. Be sure the partner you are considering has complementary vs. competing skills. (In short, they should be good at stuff you are not.) Other options are to compensate really well without giving up ownership and/or offer deferred compensation.
- Marketing: Get your message in front of the Customer seven times.
"Hire smart, nice people and tell them to hire smart, nice people." Jack Bogle
“The concept of equity in a company is really kind of mythical.” Dan Kelly
“What does your gut tell you?” George Steinmetz
“It’s difficult to let go especially when we’ve been successful by holding on to it.” Susan Saradakist