What is OurBoard?

A Global Network of Mastermind Groups for Ambitious / Progressive SME Business Owners

With almost a century of combined experience in the world of business from the start-up to the corporation, two recognized Thought and Business Leaders, Colm O’Brien and Pádraic O’Maille, have teamed up to fill a most obvious gap in the market.

The idea is simple really. Despite being incredibly rewarding, the Entrepreneurial path is oftentimes lonely and more often than not family and friends don’t understand our drive.

That’s where OurBoard comes in.

OurBoard is, well, a … Board. It is a coming together of 6 to 8 SME Business Owners over a 12-week prescribed program (think a semester in college) expertly led by O’Brien and O’Maille initially, to help each participant gain absolute clarity around what they are doing, why they are doing it and where they want to take it.

Over the twelve weeks, Participants become de facto members of each others’ “Board” – a relationship that can add value for a season and a reason, or a lifetime perhaps.

In 2020 OurBoard will be a Franchise Opportunity for suitably and demonstrably qualified Coaches whereby OurBoard Groups will be facilitated by independently trained OurBoard Facilitators who purchase and operate OurBoard Franchises.

Who Comprises OurBoard and How Will it Work?

OurBoard is, well, a … Board. It is a coming together of 6 to 8 SME Business Owners over a 12-week prescribed program (think a semester in college) expertly led by O’Brien and O’Maille initially, to help each participant gain absolute clarity around what they are doing, why they are doing it and where they want to take it.

Over the twelve weeks, Participants become de facto members of each others’ “Board” – a relationship that can add value for a season and a reason, or a lifetime perhaps.

How Will it Work?

Professional experienced facilitators will lead OurBoard through a carefully crafted 12-week (90 day) program outcomes of which for participants will include absolute clarity, renewed and improved confidence, energy and a support structure for the future.

The Twelve Sessions are:

  1. OurStrategy – Who you are, what you want, where you are now
  2. OurLeadMeasures – Understand the difference between lag measures and driving measures. Learn how to measure the important stuff
  3. OurMassiveActionPlan – Create a MAP (Massive Action Plan) for your Business.
  4. OurInternalCommunciations – Learn how to create a culture of accountability
  5. OurPeople – How to get the right people on the bus and get them sitting in the right seats and as importantly how to get the wrong people off the bus!
  6. OurMorale – How to build a High Performing Team capable of driving high levels of performance
  7. OurBrand – Create a Dynamic Brand for your Business
  8. OurBusinessStory – Learn how to script and tell your Business Story
  9. OurCustomerExperience – Learn how to attract and retain profitable customers
  10. OurTime – Learn the Time Management Secrets of the world’s most effective people
  11. OurMoney – a crash-course in Management Accounting – understand the Key Metrics in scaling your Business
  12. OurAttitude – How to create a sustainable positive attitude so you can follow through and achieve or exceed your goals.

How much will I invest?

 

OurBoard membership is already exceptional value at €3,000 but for one-time only is discounted by a full 50% for our inaugural program so if you choose to join us in September to end November 2019 you will invest only €1500 to benefit from all of the above

  • OurBoard Membership for the inaugural trimester September through November 2019 is discounted by 50% and is on offer for €1,500
  • OurBoard Membership for the trimester January through March is discounted by 33% and will be on offer for €2,000
  • OurBoard Membership for the trimester April through June is discounted by 15% and will be on offer for €2,500

OurBoard will be available as a Franchise opportunity for suitably and demonstrably qualified Coaches in 2020

What to do next?

Apply for your place on OurBoard now!

Using the form below including the optional drop-down menu, choose the area of your business journey that is most problematic for you just now and pop us some bare bones detail.

Colm or Pádraic will be in touch to discuss suitability of the program to you and vice versa.

Following that conversation, you may be invited to join OurBoard and will have a time window in which to secure your seat in OurBoard Room by paying a non-refundable deposit of €500. Any amount outstanding (depending on which trimester you have been offered) to be paid in full one week before OurBoard begins.

Looking forward to having you join OurBoard






Where did the idea come from?

Colm O’Brien came up with an idea for what he initially called “The Sounding Board” when speaking with a prospective client who asked him, “What exactly will you do for me?”

He replied,

“I’m like your sounding board – you are building your business, you use me as an experienced set of eyes and ears to bounce ideas off so you can test them and then implement them, or not, as the case may be.

I won’t spout text-book theory, but in fact will use my decades of business building experience to offer suggestions along the lines, ‘Based on my understanding of what you told me, if I were you, I would probably do x, y or z.’

“Good response.” she said and hired him!

When Colm O’Brien and Pádraic O’Maille reconnected professionally after many years, the synergy was immediately apparent.

They decided to collaborate to widen the net… and the opportunity.

OurBoard was born

KIND WORDS

  • I read Colm’s book and it spoke to me unexpectedly. I knew my life was out of sync, but I didn’t know why. I was working very hard but all I seemed to be doing after years of effort was treading water. So I met Colm for a coffee. Now I have a plan. I know what the Life I Really Want Looks like. I have been honest with myself as to where my life and my business were when I started the process. I am happy, energised and on track.

    Niall

  • My life was too busy. I had no time for me. Colm O’Brien had me stop and think and ask myself how I wanted my life to look. I did. I am now happier and more focused. I really believe I am on track to create the life I really want.

    Maria

  • I was struggling with my decision to remain a second generation part of a family business that was bumping along the bottom for decades. I met Colm O’Brien and began to get clearer on the Life I really wanted for me and my wife and so gained the courage to make a change.
    It wasn’t easy. It hasn’t been comfortable, but it was the right decision.
    I am happier and more enthusiastic about my life
    than I have been for years

    Tim

  • I finished Colm O’Brien’s book ‘Feeding Johnny’ in 7 days! That might not sound like an achievement to most of you but coming from the girl who is still reading the same fiction novel I started five months ago – that is an achievement. I just loved it. It’s a great read. Honest. Insightful. Inspiring. I got a great kick out of it and it ignited in me an enthusiasm for business that I wasn’t sure still existed. Then I met Colm for coffee and I really began to get clear on where my life is, and more importantly where it can be. I have regained the clarity I had misplaced, am back on track and I am grateful

    Mairead