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Who Do You Have on Your Personal Advisory Board?

Posted By Administration, Friday, June 12, 2015

I came across the following article and thought the message, Developing Your Personal Advisory Board, is so similar to how SDA members network and connect with one another that I had to include it in this month’s blog. Collectively, we as SDA members, give and get solid advice and productive feedback from one another, we promote and learn leadership skills to help accelerate our successes, and support each other in our personal and professional goals. 

When I was reading this article, it made me think of the offices I have held as a chapter and national officer and serving on chapter and national committees where I’ve learned for myself how SDA is its own advisory board. The criteria above on how to select your personal advisory board is enlightening, which makes me hope and wonder if I am unknowingly on someone’s advisory board.

Do you have a personal advisory board? Who do you call for advice and what’s the best feedback you ever received? Who has encouraged you or inspired you in your personal or professional life? I’d love to hear your stories.


Natalie Newman is the Office Administrator for Jensen Hughes in Anaheim, CA.

She currently serves as the SDA National President.


Tags:  Career Coaching  Peronal Advisory Board  Professional Advice  SDA 

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Judy A. Beebe, FSDA says...
Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Good article, Natalie; thanks for sharing. Just a quick comment that, while I didn't give any thought to whether she was a personal advisory of mine or not, one of the best things this person did for me was to say, "Okay, I'm going to tell this to you straight. You need to stop doing that and go after what you want!" Basically, she just laid it on the line for me--in a hard and direct tone that made me realize she was serious as all get out. To me, one of the best things an advisory board can do is to tell it as they see it, whether it feels good hearing that or not.
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Natalie Newman says...
Posted Thursday, September 10, 2015
Judy... the right advice can make all the difference. You are lucky you listened.
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