Updated: Dec 23, 2021
EO Forum: Your Personal Board of Directors
In the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), every member joins a Forum: a unique, confidential small peer group made of other business owners in non-competitive industries. Forums meet every month to push each other, work through challenges, hold space for each other’s struggles, and celebrate each other’s wins.
YOUR PERSONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
What would you give for a personal Board of advisors or for the ability to tap into a small group of fellow business owners who can offer you direction based on their experiences? This invaluable access is available through Forum, a unique member-driven experience offered by EO that brings together a group of entrepreneurs for peer-to-peer learning and support. Participants take part in monthly meetings employing special protocols to support a trusting environment in which they can safely explore business and personal growth issues.
WHAT HAPPENS AT FORUM MEETINGS?
We can share 95 percent of our lives with anyone. During Forum meetings, members discuss the other five percent – the triumphs and tragedies of life as an entrepreneur. Moderator-trained EO members, not paid facilitators, guide the sessions, which emphasize confidentiality, personal responsibility and the sharing of lessons learned. Members don’t give advice; they speak from prior experience, letting you draw your own conclusions on the best manner to proceed.
KEY EXECUTIVE FORUM
Key executives can often exist in a special space between their company’s owner/founder and the general staff of the company that’s just as isolating as the owner role. Executive Forum is meant to connect them with a group of peers addressing experiences related to that special position as a key executive, as well as space to safely share about challenges and wins in their personal life, family life, business life, and larger communities and responsibilities.
SPOUSAL/LIFE PARTNER FORUM
Life partners can often exist in extra special spaces—they can be supporters, co-creators, co-founders, executives, co-parents, coworkers, and definitely co-visionaries for the life they’re creating with their partner. Partner Forum is meant to connect them with a group of peers addressing experiences related to those special positions, as well as space to safely share about challenges and wins in their personal life, family life, business life, and larger communities and responsibilities.
Source: EO Chicago