Advisory Board 101
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you
Advisory Board members to ensure
the success of these groups?
We look for the following five criteria
in board members:
- A positive outlook on life, and talents and life/business
experience that will benefit fellow board members.
- An attitude of generosity—willing to share
their knowledge and experience to help and support
- A realization that they don’t have all the
answers—teachable and willing to take the mask
- A serious commitment to grow their business and
a willingness to make whatever changes are necessary.
The business isn’t a hobby to them.
- A commitment to meet with and be accountable to
other board members, and to complete the exercises
and fill the requirements of the course.
Why do business owners sign
up for a Make-it-Fly®
Business owners who:
- Would like to market themselves and/or their businesses
- Need support, encouragement and fresh perspectives
on their businesses
- Want to expand their client base
- Are stuck and unable to move forward
- Feel overwhelmed with the many hats they have to
- Want to work more efficiently
- Need more balance
- Would benefit from being a part of the Make-it-Fly®
What happens after the three-month
Advisory Board 101 finishes?
We invite Advisory Board 101 graduates who have demonstrated
a commitment to grow their companies and maintain a
lifestyle of strategic goal setting and accountability
to participate in ongoing Alumni Boards.
How long have you been running these
We launched our first Advisory Board 101 in April 2003.
Since then, we have held 50 boards and graduated more
than 600 board members.
Are all board members business start-ups?
No. In fact, we have a wide range of business owners,
from start-ups to those who have been in business for
How can I be sure my needs will
be met in an Advisory Board?
During the three-month Advisory Board 101, you will
set three 30-day SMART goals. Those who meet the criteria
above invariably graduate with their needs met.
I’d like to talk to some other
business owners and hear from them. How/Where can I
Attend one of our Make-it-Fly®
Cafés and talk to a variety of Make-it-Fliers.
Ask them about their experiences as members of Advisory
Boards. Contact us and we’ll also be happy to
give you a list of references you may call.
How does Make-it-Fly®
differ from business coaching
The affordable price and the community we develop.
We create and guide a team of peers who encourage and
support each other. Each participant benefits from the
expertise and experience of 13 other non-competing business
Many coaches discuss tools and goal setting—strategic
goal setting and personal accountability is the foundation
and focus of the program within a community rather than
a one-on-one coaching session.
Boards enable business owners to grow to a level where
they can appreciate and afford the benefits of one-on-one
Does having a board of advisors
really help you to make needed changes?
Advisory boards develop into close, caring
communities, where members are encouraged and challenged
to make the necessary changes and further develop themselves
and their businesses. In his recent bestseller Change
or Die, Alan Deutschman shows that community creates
a powerful environment for change.
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