The vaccines are here and our positive human nature has us thinking about what’s next. When can we get back to “normal” and what will that normal look like? For Customer Advisory Boards, we recommend that you work with your »
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Jane is an avid runner and cyclist and can be found on the soccer pitch. She enjoys traveling and exploring new parts of the world with her family.
EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), The Boston Club, The Commonwealth Institute, Boston Chamber of Commerce. Jane is also actively involved and on the boards of several non-profit organizations.
Jane has a BA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and an MS from Boston University.
3 Tips For Effective Virtual Customer Advisory Board Meetings
Running meetings virtually is today’s norm and likely to continue long after COVID is a distant memory – and aren’t we looking forward to that day! As we moved our lives online, some of the details that make for an »
Will Virtual Customer Advisory Boards Become the Norm?
As we look to the dawn of a new day when people are vaccinated and COVID is not a daily worry, we ask ourselves – will we go back to an office to work? Will we ever be on planes as often as we were in 2019? Will we have Board meetings in person again?
The Impact of Customer Advisory Board Diversity
A lot has been written about diversity in recruiting for companies and corporate Boards, but what about Customer Advisory Boards? We operate many advisory boards for technology, financial services and healthcare companies across the globe. While gender diversity in one »
The Difference Between Listening and Waiting to Speak
In a world that is full of tension and polarization, we look to our work to bring us salvation, sanity, and a sense of working toward a shared set of goals. We need to enter discussions willing to take feedback, and willing to be curious.
Customer Advisory Board Pro-tip: Pitching Doesn’t Work
Co-creation, brainstorming and an interactive give and take that occurs in a successful sales exchange is a very successful approach for presenting to a Customer Advisory Board. Here are tips of what works and doesn’t work in developing a powerful presentation to a Customer Advisory Board.
Executive Engagement: How Customer Advisory Boards Can Lead the Way
The current health and economic environment is challenging businesses to reassess their investments and to optimize every dollar spent. In making these assessments, it is important to look at the impact on existing customers and how to retain and grow »
5 Tips for Effective Customer Advisory Boards
If you are looking to launch a virtual Customer Advisory Board here are five things to consider before you do so.
Your Client Networks Matter More than Ever
Our recent qualitative interviews for several upcoming Customer Advisory Boards indicate that C-level executives are looking for peer groups to share experiences with and engage in discussions about how to to move forward in the uncharted waters post COVID-19.
Meeting Facilitator: Tips and Tricks for Virtual and In-Person Meeting Facilitation
Meeting facilitators are critical assets for in-person and virtual board meetings. Farland Group has facilitated virtual sessions successfully with executive leaders for more than 10 years. Here are some tips on how to do it well.