This is the third in a series of blogs posts about my personal journey to putting a Board of Advisors together. To view all blog posts on our Board of Advisors please click here. 


Getting clear on what skill sets I was looking for on my Board was one of my most important decisions.  Writing the job description for an open position before recruiting is crucial; clarifying what I was looking for in my Board was just as essential.

I decided on three Board members, with three different skill sets: CEO, Human Resources and Marketing.   I wanted a CEO who had grown their business larger than mine and had demonstrated and monetized best practices in their industry.  This was my “been there, done that” person. 

Human resources is critical in any business, but for Mackey Advisors and Ignite Prosperity INC, both professional service businesses, it is our backbone.  We have for years been working on upping our game in HR, and I was excited to have some talent to depend on. 

Marketing expertise was natural, if we want to grow, we have got to learn how to market more effectively.  Marketing is such a vast area; we need a resource to help us wrap our minds around this giant swimming pool of possibilities.