BOD™ BOSS GROUPS
Be the CEO of your business.
BOD™ BOSS delivers sage guidance, a strategic agenda, peer support and accountability. Why? Because you want more profit, fine-tuned systems, happier clients, a thriving career and most importantly, a reliably successful future.
BOD™ BOSS | OVERVIEW
As a BOD™ BOSS, you will join qualified peers who, like you, are determined to achieve greater success in business and in life. As a BOD™ BOSS Group member you’ll join forces with a dedicated Board of Directors. BOD. See what we did there? Together with your group, Team BOD™ will push, prompt and love you to greater success.
During your 3-year commitment, you’ll meet with your BOD™ BOSS Group 6 times, rotating between virtual and in-person meetings. BOD™ BOSS Group members will follow a strategic agenda, delivered by Team BOD™ that includes face time and direct coaching from your BOD™ CFO.
Build the future you deserve and desire.
BOD™ BOSS | PROCESS
Qualified applicants are BOD™ Certified Professionals or BOD™ Legacy Members (grandfathered) who have already implemented BOD™ systems and strategies to achieve greater success. They are ambitious and eager for more.
Team BOD™ carefully reviews each application and accepts only a fraction of those who apply. Successful applicants are sent a letter of acceptance and asked to review and submit the BOD™ BOSS | Terms & Principles, along with deposit, in order to confirm a seat at the table.
BOD™ BOSS Groups launch twice a year.
BOD™ BOSS | MEETINGS
BOD™ BOSS Groups meet twice a year, rotating between virtual and in-person meetings. Meetings 1, 3 and 5 are virtual. Meetings 2, 4 and 6 are in-person. Members are expected to travel one time each year, in order to meet face-to-face with their peers.
Team BOD™ hosts the first meeting and attends the second meeting (in-person or remotely) in an advisory role. Your Team BOD™ CFO attends each meeting (remotely), in order to provide feedback and direction to the group.
Subsequent BOD™ BOSS Group meetings will be organized and hosted by BOD™ BOSS Group members. Meeting dates and locations will be determined by the group.
Explore a new destination and learn.
BOD™ BOSS | COMMITMENT
BOD™ BOSS Groups will elect and rotate the leadership positions of President, Chair, Co-Chair and Treasurer in order to create equity and share the workload. The President manages group affairs and acts as a liaison with Business of Design®. The Chair and Co-Chair are meeting hosts—managing logistics such as meeting location, venue, lodging, activities, speakers and meals. The Treasurer collects funds from group members and distributes them as required. Members are asked to take on a leadership position once during the 3-year commitment.
All BOD™ BOSS Group members are required to actively participate in each meeting by sharing candidly and generously, withholding nothing.
Total transparency is a requirement.
BOD™ BOSS | FEES
BOD™ BOSS Group participation fees cover the full 3-year term and are due prior to group launch. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable deposit confirms your spot in the group. Balance is due 60 days prior to the launch meeting.
The inaugural fee of $6,000 will be honoured until September 30, 2021 ($1,000 deposit required). Beginning October 1, 2021, the BOD™ BOSS Group participation fee will be $7,500 for the 3-year term.
BOD™ BOSS Group members are responsible for their own expenses for all meetings. This may include costs for travel, lodging and incidentals, as well as funds to pay for experts to speak to the group. Your BOD™ BOSS Group will agree on costs in advance.
This opportunity? Priceless.
It’s time to greet your future.
Hmmmm, is this just peer-to-peer coaching?
In a word, no. Business of Design® and its team members play a critical role in every BOD™ BOSS Group. To start, Team BOD™ has an established set of criteria which allows us to evaluate the merit of each applicant’s qualifications.
Team BOD™ hosts the initial kick-off meeting, where you’ll meet your new BOD™ BOSS Group peers and learn how the program works. In addition, Team BOD™ provides the format and agenda for BOD™ BOSS Group meetings, customizing each meeting to suit the needs of the group.
Vitally important to the group, Team BOD™ analyzes and consolidates member updates and offers insights into each member’s business and to the group as a whole. Plus, BOD™ BOSS Group members meet every six months with our Team BOD™ CFO, who offers specific direction and guidance based on individual profit and loss statements provided by each member.
Yes, there is peer-to-peer support. Yes, it is directed by Team BOD™.
This is cool. How are BOD™ BOSS Group members selected?
BOD™ BOSS Groups of 6-12 members will be formed by Team BOD™, after a thorough vetting process.
Group members have various sized firms and years of experience, but these elements alone are not a determining factor. What matters most is intelligence, drive, and a deep desire for success.
Prior to your final commitment, you’ll have an opportunity to preview the profiles of each proposed BOD™ BOSS Group peer.
If you apply and are not accepted, Team BOD™ will explain why and offer suggestions to meet the criteria in future.
I’m sold. What if my BOD™ BOSS Group wants to meet more than twice a year?
While BOD™BOSS Groups will meet officially twice a year, individuals or the group may decide to meet more frequently. (If you go somewhere cool, please invite us!) Team BOD™ will provide some suggested possibilities for meetings-between-the-meetings. Connection, accountability and ongoing support are key factors to your BOD™ BOSS Group success.
Ok. Who decides when and where the groups meet?
BOD™ BOSS Group members will decide on the date and location for each meeting. In-person meetings happen one time each year and locations can be agreed upon early, so everyone has time to plan and budget. BOD™ BOSS Group members will work together to determine the location, meeting requirements and costs.
Wait, what if I can’t attend one of the meetings?
If, for any reason, a member is unable to attend a single in-person meeting, the group may decide to accommodate remote attendance. However, if this becomes habitual, or if a member is not meeting commitments, the group may decide to terminate the member’s involvement.
Dang. I already have a peer support group. Do I need a BOD™ BOSS Group too?
BOD™ Boss Groups have a couple of unique advantages. For one thing, group members are using the systems, strategies and protocols we teach at Business of Design®. That’s important.
In addition, does your existing support group have Team BOD™ acting on its behalf? Nope. We’ve got Kimberley (designer and advocate-in-chief), Cheryl (business degree and director of all things), Janeen (master’s in leadership and programming specialist), and Larry (money guy and BOD™ CFO)—and a few other surprises up our sleeves.
Cool. Is Kimberley at every meeting?
Kimberley is Team BOD™ Advocate in Chief, and as such, will oversee every aspect of a BOD™ BOSS Group; working closely with all members of Team BOD™ and liaising with the BOD™ BOSS Group President as required.
Team BOD™ (and Kimberley) run the first meeting and attend the second meeting in an advisory role. Don’t worry. Kimberley will be close at hand, but she also needs time to work with her clients!