A trusted peer group provides unfettered space for support, reflection and growth. Peers offer different perspectives than a member’s normal contacts such as colleagues, investors, professional service providers, friends and family with vested, well-intentioned opinions.
"Having a good advisor in business is like having the ability to predict the future. Imagine knowing every move to make and every twist and turn that awaits you. Wouldn't that make you feel like you can accomplish anything? This is the exact feeling that Marty has provided to me ever since he and I have been working together. What makes Marty and his wisdom especially valuable is that he provides an analytical approach to problem solving while offering additional and unique viewpoints that encourages you to think outside of the box. My experience with Marty's advisory service has led me to believe that a good advisor doesn't just tell you what you should do. Instead, a good advisor helps you to discover the answers for yourself, provides additional perspectives, and empowers your self-belief to achieve anything you set your mind to."
Jimmy Ray III, former Peer Group participant
To engage deeply with peers is a leap of faith. It requires trust that what’s of real value to the group (and often sensitive to the members) will evolve naturally. I have confidence and experience that members quickly find their way to critical matters, which is more relevant to them than "topics" envisioned by the facilitator.
I facilitate two types of groups:
- Unconnected members desiring purely “outsider” input
- Familiar members who want to join together
- Individual members and I meet in advance of group membership
- 5-6 members per group
- Groups meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly
- Length of sessions vary by group
- I can meet with individual members for an hour each month
- 6 month commitment (to yourself and co-members who will rely on you)
- Beyond 6 months, a group continues or ends at the will of its members
“Always surround yourself with people who lift you up, rather than hold you down.”
Donald L. Hicks