My group provided unbiased support and valuable insight to give me the push I needed to have some hard conversations. Now I find myself applying those different perspectives to my daily work life and it's yielding amazing results.
VP of Finance
The group provides constructive feedback and encouragement that helps me reflect on actions and decisions I've made or need to make in my professional development. This has helped my self-awareness and decision making.
Director of Operations
I have a really good group. We are at similar stages career-wise. Three people who are expecting babies. Other folks have really young children. It's really hard to talk about work without what ELSE is on your plate. It's really nice to share that point of connection. It allows us to think BEYOND learning and growing in careers. There are a lot of other sides you have to take into consideration.
Product Design Manager
It’s refreshing to bring up an issue and realize I'm not alone. It’s great to hear perspectives across different geographies, industries, functions, and how they've solved it. It's sort of like phone a friend, but you get six very different takes, and some of them build on each other.
Director of Retail
I've recently made big progress in locking down the business model, working with my business accelerator. These convos have given me a lot of clarity.
Just had my first group session and it was great! Exceeded my high expectations. Looking forward to more of these.
I've found the various talks I joined to be helpful and I really enjoy the variety of members. It's made me realize how isolated I've been.
Artist & Owner
video testimonial Meredith
[Sidebar shows] there can be a more personal way to be ambitious and find what’s valuable and motivating intrinsically.
The group brain is so valuable!
Ida Wainschel Cools
CPO, CIO, CTO Advisory
testimonial video Ben
The quality of the other members in my group. I'm constantly blown away by their experience, their talent.
I love to hear the different perspectives, allowing me to think about different angles of the problem I'm facing.
I can already see HUGE advantages in Sidebar's approach, particularly with the tech support. The Sidebar team clearly has a good process on the human side of things too.
Senior Vice President
video testimonial Cara-Lyn
I love my group. I really appreciate having the space with different people from different industries.
The facilitation has been great. I love the timer bar, the way the conversation is structured, the commitment and accountability.
VP of Product
I love that each meeting has unique goals, opportunities, feedback and areas for insights.
Elizabeth Carey Smith
video testimonial Barron
Right when I joined Sidebar, I presented a problem and the solution was right there in front of me. It was a magical moment.
I've been impressed by Sidebar’s technology platform. The real time agenda tracker at the top of our weekly meetings really helps the group stay on track. I would love to implement something similar for my Microsoft Teams calls at work.
video testimonial Ashleigh
I've never been in a networking type setting where, so quickly, people are so supportive of one another and open about their challenges.
I've been part of groups where there is no facilitator before. The facilitator makes a big impact, adjusting on the fly and pushing where it's important.
The facilitator tooling is really good. The agenda tracker is brilliant!