Leslie is the local Facilitator and Coach for the Guildford and Woking areas.
I started running TAB boards in the Summer of 2014. My original motivation for starting the TAB business was that I have worked with the owners and leaders of many private businesses, large and small, throughout the last 20 years of my career.
In my experience, the most successful business owners benefit from really good independent advice. I have seen first-hand the value that boards of directors provide to the larger businesses that I have both worked in and for but not all businesses have a fully-fledged internal board of directors.
While consultants, non-executive directors, family members and employees can provide a useful sounding board, it is only business owners that can truly appreciate what other business owners are going through.
So, when I learned about TAB and the model of establishing Business Owner Advisory Boards I immediately felt that I had found the perfect vehicle through which to offer the experience that I have accumulated over my career, express my passion for owner managed businesses and to make a real difference to the lives of the business owners.
I bring together business owners and leaders from non-competing sectors in a confidential group setting – similar to a board of directors – and each month members identify opportunities and solve the challenges that they face in their own companies. These board meetings are linked by personal 121 sessions with myself to focus on the outcome of the meeting and help members drive their business forward.
I launched my first board in West Surrey in 2014 with members from the Guildford, Woking and Farnham area. I am actively engaged in recruiting members to create 2 more TAB boards in 2019 and 2020.
My board members are a mixture of entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses and who have grown them very successfully along with business leaders. All of my members are keen to know what they don’t know and they see their TAB Board as the perfect forum to learn this.
They have bonded with each other at a very profound level and are deriving tremendous value from being part of a TAB Board. They all now make bigger, better, faster decisions.
Please get in touch if you are interested in learning more with a quick telephone chat, meeting for an introductory coffee, attending one of my boards as a guest or attending one of my ‘Taster Board Meetings’.