The Alternative Board
33 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand

Review №1

I meet with Chris Deere monthly to discuss current everyday work-life challenges and ways to navigate these as a leader of a team. We focus on professionalism in the workforce and more recently refinement of behaviors of my own, to ensure I am reflecting myself as a leader. Chris creates a comfortable space and delivers constructive feedback. I really appreciate the time I spend with him and his approach to helping make me a better leader and team member.

Review №2

Chris has been an invaluable support to our business and to us as business owners. He is always receptive and available to discuss any issue big or small. We have learned to refocus our goals and get more out of our business not only professionally and with the bottom line, but also personally, gaining some balance and avoiding burn out. Whilst there are still challenges we feel supported and the group Board sessions also help to brainstorm, to gather ideas from others and just to know that we are not alone in the struggles of owning a small business. I highly recommend the Alternative Board to anyone who is wanting to take their business further.

Review №3

I have been business coaching with Chris Deere since lockdown 2020. Chris’s service has been invaluable, he comes from a very calm space, digs deep and asks the right questions. I had unknowingly become isolated trying to run my small business with staff, as well as my own family and life. I was lacking confidence, treading water, juggling work/life, and constantly in survival mode which lead to fatigue and disempowerment. Chris has been a regular sounding board to help me put things in order. His coaching has empowered me to become a more effective leader, CEO and business owner in my office. I highly recommend Chris Deere as a top quality business mentor! nga mihi nui,Dr Dean Carter, Chiropractor

Review №4

As a small business owner of 25 years I was doing the traditional thing of working hard in my business and not hard on my business. As I want to retire soon I needed to get a succession plan and business strategy in place and needed help. Chris Deere from TAB was recommended to me and just working through the process has made a huge positive difference to my business. As a result of the work we are doing together I have restructured the reporting lines, rebranded the business, have a marketing strategy and most importantly, I now have an engaged, informed and happy work force. My three year retirement plan is now set in motion. If you need someone to help you achieve your business goals I highly recommend you contact Chris Deere from TAB.

Review №5

Chris at TAB has been a great support during a very difficult year. His experience and professionalism has proven really valuable. I can highly recommend The Alternative Board.

Review №6

I have been fortunate enough to receive business coaching from Chris at The Alternative Board. Chris is an extremely knowledgeable, level headed, encouraging and supportive business coach. He is able to assist business owners in focusing on the important aspects of their business and guides you to measurable growth with accountability. Chris makes it easy to be open and honest when sharing details of your business. I couldn’t recommend Chris more highly to business owners- whether your a one man band or own a larger company with a teamof staff, Chris is the business coach you are looking for!

Review №7

Chris Deere, I am lucky to say, helped me navigate through business challenges with The Alternative Board. Chris has a real insight into the challenges business owners face every day whilst he was able to help me focus on the bigger picture. The Alternative Board is also a great place to discuss real issues with like minded business owners. It is good to know we all face the same challenges and that success can be celebrated as well. What I appreciate most about Chris is his non-judgmental way of being a great advisor who can encourage you to achieve what we set out to achieve. If you get the opportunity to link into Chriss expertise, you will not regret that at all.

Review №8

Chris from The Alternative Board is amazing!He is very knowledgable, encouraging & down to earth. I have found Chris to be a huge asset to myself & my business. He goes above & beyond & continues to expand my ideas around how I can grow my business.I highly recommend Chris to anyone who is needing business advice or guidance.Chris, thank you for all the work you are continuing to do with me on my business! It is very much appreciated!

Review №9

Chris has helped my business for nearly a year now. His expertise and the TAB system is fantastic to help you observe your business in ways you would normally not be aware of. With Chris and the other members help Ive been able to better scale my business / manage staff and even reduce costs in areas to help improve my bottom line. I like the structure of the TAB system too- everyone gets to talk, everyone gets to offer their advice. Chris has been there done that, in lots of areas which I think is important when growing a business - learning from actual experience, not a textbook - so highly recommended.

Review №10

Chris Deere has been mentoring me for almost a year. During this time I have expanded my business and I am currently dealing with the fall out of Covid. His support have been outstanding. His calm and honest approach is exactly what I have needed. A excellent sounding board, keeping me on track and focused. I can recommend the board concept to any medium - large size business. Every meeting has valuable teachings.

Review №11

Chris wasnt the best of sales people with his first approach, but his timing was right and his service turned out to be awesome.He keeps me on track to carry out the stuff that isnt important at the time but pays big dividends down the track.If you need a contractor for specialized HR or accountancy training Chris has all these areas covered for contacts (the kind that perform) , that alone could be worth the reasonable monthly fee, that you can even get the government to pitch in on:)Top bloke and the extra mile type of service a business owner needs

Review №12

A chance meeting on Hahei Beach with Chris and Tammy proved to be fortuitous - professionally and personally. We engaged Chris to guide us as we sought to grow our business sustainably. Chris critiqued, advised and set goals to improve our operational processes, sales and marketing. Marked improvement in turnover, efficiency, delivery and profit resulted. Chris experience, advice and ability to view our business from an outside perspective were of great value to us. Topping it all off - hes one of the good buggers in this world - and he makes good coffee!Richard and Helen OramPeninsula Party Hire Ltd

Review №13

If you are growing business, The Alternative Board can supercharge your growth and make your business a marketable asset.

Review №14

My wife and I have recently started a new business from scratch, the assistance and guidance we have had from Chris Deere at The Alternative Board has been nothing short of spectacular.There is no way that our new business would at the stage it is now without Chris involvement, we actually feel lucky to have Chris as part of our team, we would recommend him to anyone at all.

Review №15

I found Chris Deere to be a highly competent and professional advisor, you know that he is there to find solutions that will help your business and its very confidence- inspiring to have someone like him on your shoulder. Its been a great experience that will continue for the forseeable future as he is a real asset to our business.

Review №16

Chris has helped our business go through a difficult time, and helped us make some difficult but necessary decisions. He is very friendly and very professional, and willing to help whenever he can. Cannot fault his service.

Review №17

This is a wonderful small business mutual support and networking opportunity. If you can, join.

Review №18

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  • Address:33 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
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  • Phone:+64 9-446 0963
  • Business management consultant
  • Business to business service
  • Business networking company
  • Coaching center
Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:9AM–5PM
  • Wednesday:9AM–5PM
  • Thursday:9AM–5PM
  • Friday:9AM–5PM
  • Saturday:9AM–5PM
  • Sunday:Closed
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