This week I’m excited to announce that I have recently been asked to join the Indianapolis Skyline Club Board of Governor’s. I joined Skyline Club as a way to improve my local Indiana networking opportunities and to have an elegant venue to host events, private coaching sessions, and meet friends. I also really love the opportunities through the global ClubCorp Network (HOMEPAGE) to use clubs outside my city for clients meetings and as a place for a drink or meal while I travel. Certainly, the club has provided those benefits, yet, I have been pleasantly surprised about how much more has come from being a part of a business-focused club.
First, the club staff is so welcoming and the feeling of coming home (to a rather nice place on the 36th floor) is so indulgent, yet comforting – it is great,as they say, to go ‘where everybody knows your name’! Most rewarding has been the opportunity to contribute and serve. Like many of you, I’m passionate about my industry so representing it while surrounded with other professionals in different fields is a great chance to be an ambassador. Finally, in 2016, I was privileged to be part of the formation of the Women of Skyline Advisory Board that has grown up into a great advocacy group promoting opportunities for professional women in the club. It’s exciting to remain on that committee and carry those initiatives to the broader board. Skyline Club has also offered me recognition opportunities including a joint Transformational Leadership in Executive Coaching award from the Women of Skyline and the Indianapolis Start-Up Ladies.
So, today’s blog is definitely an ode to the club that in two years has already given me so much but also a shout out to you, my readers, about the value and benefits of board service. Do you have board service goals? If so, are you making the right moves to capitalize on those opportunities? If you’d like some tips, stay tuned to next week’s blog where we discuss the topic of board service and how to position yourself to grab a seat at the table of your choice!