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Is your board or leadership team working with misaligned goals, misunderstandings and the resulting inefficiencies? That frustration is likely costing you your best people. How do you get everyone on the same page, speaking the same ‘language’ and working toward the same goal for a better aligned team?

In this podcast episode, Kelli talks to Carisa Wisniewski, Partner and CPA at Moss Adams, about a refined system of peer mentorship aimed at bringing the governing board and/or executives of growing companies into alignment. Carisa discusses how she has successfully implemented and facilitated peer mentorship in her role at Moss Adams, as well as other organizations.

According to Carisa ‘you never outgrow the need for mentorship,’ but when you’re dealing with a group of people who are already at the top of their game, what does that look like?

  • Ask participants to weigh in on meaningful themes for future discussion and learning   
  • Bring in respected guest experts to gain everyone’s attention and interest
  • Send materials ahead of the meeting, eg., books, articles, video, etc., to create robust participation
  • Facilitate round-table style discussion to create inclusivity and diverse conversations

Please Visit CDF’s Podcast web page to listen to past interviews with terrific podcast guests such as Garry Ridge, Chairman and CEO WD-40, Gioia Messinger, Founder of Arlo, and Angela Hill, CEO and Fractional CMO of Incitrio.

Watch the video interview or listen to the podcast.

Thank you to our podcast host, CDF member Kelli McCauley of McCauley & Co Click here to find her on LinkedIn!