Collaborative Meetings with Executive Peers

Whetstone Board of Advisors

Meet twice a month with a cohort of 6-8 change-making leaders to focus not only on your professional growth, but your also your personal growth.

Are You Ready to Accelerate Your Growth?

How would your business be different if you could:

  • Turn to other business owners for feedback on your products, services, and employee issues
  • Make decisions quicker with validated feedback
  • Have an instant Board of Directors to help fast-track your business success
  • Break through the plateau of your current revenue

Designed for Business Leaders in The Treasure Valley

Professional Support



Targeted Learning

Take your business to the next level as you collaborate with other business owners and executive leaders. We welcome participants from all business sectors so long as you share our bias for action, learning and results.

Whetstone is a great fit for leaders who:

  • Know they have something more to offer
  • Are always curious and identify as lifelong learners
  • Willing to be both a student and teacher
  • Crave candid and honest counsel advice from peers
  • Thrive in a community of authenticity and trust
  • Want to see the forest for the trees
  • Would rather be interested than interesting
  • Yearn to get the most out of life

Hone in on their higher purpose, talents and leadership skills for good in business, your communities, and your family. The Whetstone Board of Advisors is for business owners and executive leaders in Boise, Meridian, Nampa and Eagle, and anywhere in the Treasure Valley of Southwest Idaho. If you’re outside our region or would prefer a virtual experience, please take a look at our virtual program, Whetstone High Performance 10-Week Accountability Group.

Whetstone Benefits

Whetstone mastermind mentor forums.

Mentor Forums

Whetstone members spend time together in small cohorts focusing on professional development and personal growth. Consider it your personal board of directors, helping you lead a more purposeful and impactful life at work, home, and in the community.


We believe each person has the potential to lead a life of meaning, potential, and impact. Every quarter, Whetstone cohorts join to serve our Boise community through a local nonprofit or service organization.

Whetstone provides networking at higher elevations.

Elevation Retreats

Once a year, members will have the chance to disconnect from work and technology and escape to the Idaho mountains to set a clear vision.

Whetstone professional personal development.

Professional & Personal Development

Whetstone is designed to develop the skills you need to succeed both professionally and personally. Your business grows only to the extent that you do. Example focus areas include: business leadership, emotional intelligence, public speaking, negotiation & mediation, and mindfulness.

Whetstone offering the best business practices.

Business Best Practices

No matter what profession or industry you’re in, we all share a desire to use innovative – yet proven - strategies that give us that unmatched ‘edge’. Learn best practices around how to: lead and develop effective teams, establish your marketing presence, balance work life demands, or even launch a new business.

Peer mentoring during Whetstone.

Peer Mentoring

The strength of every Whetstone session rests in the diverse expertise, backgrounds, and perspectives of your peers. Leverage the collective wisdom of the group as we guide and mentor one another through whatever obstacles lie between you and your goals.

Growth accountability for Whetstone.

Growth Accountability

It takes more than a great idea and the best of intentions to get results. Sometimes, we need a trusted group of peers to hold us accountable. Each month you’ll identify one area of growth you’d like to pursue, and your cohort will be there to support and encourage action.

One on one coaching for Whetstone.

One-on-One Session

As matters arise, members are welcome to schedule a private session with your facilitator once a quarter to focus on individual needs that may call for special attention.

General Conditions

Whetstone meeting in person at Deliberate Directions.

1. Confidentially is critical to the honesty, candor, and overall success of Whetstone. Any breach of confidentiality – including what is shared during and/or after a Whetstone event. In addition, no members may actively solicit other members to the service or product of their company. All business dealings must occur organically and at the request of the buyer. Soliciting business or a breach of confidentiality is grounds for immediate dismissal.

2. The strength of Whetstone rests in the group’s collective wisdom, perspective and expertise. For the sake of fellow cohort members, it’s important that we make every attempt to attend the monthly forums. If circumstances prevent you from attending a session, any materials or content covered will be made available to you.

3. Some materials you receive may be confidential and proprietary to Deliberate Directions, Whetstone or guest presenters. These materials may not be reproduced for distribution or use outside of the scope of this agreement.

4. When appropriate, your Whetstone facilitator will be providing you with guidance, direction, program materials, and the agreed upon level of accountability; yet, his/ her role is primarily advisory and should not extend to actually doing the activity itself. You will be primarily accountable for producing the results in the program.

5. If your monthly investment is not received on time, when due, your Facilitator reserves the right to suspend your services and impose a late fee (not to exceed 5% of the outstanding balance, per month, until paid).

6. Your Facilitator will (in addition to regular session feedback) be offering you the opportunity to evaluate the overall program (and his/her) performance under this agreement on a quarterly basis. If you are not fully satisfied with the services you have received – at any stage – we ask that you let us know so we can work with you to rectify any concerns.

7. You or your Facilitator may terminate this agreement at any time upon 45 days’ notice in writing.

8. This agreement is the entire agreement between you and your Facilitator, all prior agreements, promises or representations being merged herein.

9. This agreement shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Idaho.

Testimonials from Idaho and US Professionals

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