Coraggio's business advisory boards

It doesn't have to be lonely at the top

Coraggio is a community of more than 300 owners of Australian businesses. We host events and bring in expert speakers, but the backbone of the community is our advisory boards.

Members meet monthly in advisory boards comprising up to 15 members. Advisory board meetings are held off-site — every member is there to work on their business, no one is expected to double as host.

Every member is handpicked for the advisory board that will work best for them and where they can contribute the most. There is only one member per industry on an advisory board, to ensure that competition can never cast a shadow over discussions.

The meetings run for a day, and each advisory board is chaired by an experienced business leader who ensures the agenda is effective for all members.

Who joins Coraggio?

Our members are private business owners. Member businesses are typically profitable and turning over between $5 and $100 million a year. And between them, our members employ 7,762 people and represent $2.5 billion in annual revenue.

Our members are courageous and they want to be challenged. They live for success and look for peer support in running their businesses at the greatest possible level of refined professionalism.

Part of the membership application involves assessing your business so that, if your application is accepted, we can match you with the advisory board best suited to you.

Through our advisory board selection process, we create small groups held together tightly by respect, trust and concern for each other. Your advisory board members will likely become your first call for advice.

What do business owners get from Coraggio?

A Coraggio advisory board meeting is refreshing, inspiring and challenging.

As a member of an advisory board comprising only other successful business owners, you will not be explaining your business to people who don’t know how business works. Your fellow advisory board members can contribute value because they have the experience to understand the challenges you face.

At a Coraggio advisory board meeting, you will be among peers who have walked in your shoes, and in the company of leaders who can give you new ideas about your business.

At advisory board meetings, members open their books and present their business challenges without reservation. In return, they receive the frank and fearless advice of the other business owners operating as members of the board.

What makes Coraggio different?

With up to 15 other members in the room — each from a different industry — you will find yourself plugged into a diversity of high voltage thinking. As insights and suggestions come up for discussion, the whole group will contribute to shaping and honing them into actions you can take.

A Coraggio advisory board is a confidential peer group of achievers. By joining an advisory board, you are not restricting yourself to the opinions or advice of one person — a single individual who would be limited to the lens of their own experience or profession.

The range of opinions and advice you have access to at Coraggio can come only from putting your business in front of multiple people who are running their own successful but different businesses.

You will learn not only from the conversations centred around your business, but also from discussions where ideas, insights and stories spark thoughts for your business.

What will be expected of you as a Coraggio member?


Coraggio is Italian for courage, an ingredient essential to success in business.

As an advisory board member, you’ll be expected to demonstrate courage in your preparedness:

  1. To be held accountable.
  2. To be fearless in giving your opinions.
  3. Commit to one day per month for the process to achieve the greatest reward. 

Advisory board meetings are strictly confidential but they are not binding. No member is obliged to take the advice of any other member, but it is the job of our chairs to hold members accountable.

The advisory board will always expect to hear how a strategy, tactic or issue has progressed.

Does this sound like you?

Do you own a successful business? Would you like to be an integral member of a small, confidential group of business owners sharing their insights and experiences for the benefit of your business? And would your business benefit from connecting with a broader community of more than 300 driven business owners?

Currently, we have advisory board meetings in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

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