The Sounding Board: Be Heard for A Change

Sharing information about your startup with other groups can be scary. You’ve put sweat and tears into building your business and sometimes you’d rather not share because others might just tear it down. It takes a lot of trust and confidence to bare your heart and soul to any individual or group. It’s understandable, but you have to get passed that apprehension. Seeking advice and counsel is crucial to the success of your business.

As proverbs says,

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).

The message is clear: seek counsel from a group to prevent the fall.

Now the challenge in seeking counsel is finding a group that you can trust. Counselors are your most trusted advisors. They must be able to listen well without any hidden agendas.

What types of counselors can you trust?

You can trust groups with pure hearts and intentions, the youth. The youth, open-minded and fresh minds, who have ideas and solutions sprouting from a safe learning environment known as the university.

What if you could get free advice from a group of young, bright minds who have pure intentions and want to help?

Meet the Sounding Board, a group of young students and professionals who are crazy-passionate about social innovation at the grassroots. They provide idea-stage social entrepreneurs basic knowledge and tools that help turn their simple proposals into investment-ready social enterprise plans.

Sounding Board
The Sounding Board: Clockwise from Lt., Karl Satinitigan, Ryan Tan, Camille Ang, Anj Poe

While they focus on providing services to startup social enterprises, the Sounding Board is a perfect example of a group of young, bright individuals that you can consult with.

I met the group randomly when I tagged along with my good friend, Karl, Sounding Board’s Head Coach, after grabbing some grub in Kapitolyo.

After a long day of yapping to prospective partners, I was rejuvenated by the energy, ideas, and strategies being tossed around the table by the Sounding Board. Aside from their sound evaluations of client needs, the Sounding Board’s openness to working together for one common goal, to help social enterprises succeed, is what really moved me. In spite of all their commitments as busy college students and young working professionals, they were devoted and serious about their work as a consulting group that could help social enterprises develop. It was apparent in the way they worked as a team.

The Sounding Board @ Work
The Sounding Board @ Work

As I was sitting-in on the group’s meeting, I could feel their passion and sense of purpose as they worked together as a real team that listened to one another’s opinions and knew each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, they were hearing each other out to give the best advice for social change. The moment shared  truly inspired me to introduce the Sounding Board to all of you.

Are you also being moved to hear from the Sounding Board?

If you are a young person looking to join a group like the Sounding Board, click on this link.

If you would like to support the Sounding Board in any way shape or form,  you can also email:

If you are a startup enthusiast supporting other startup enterprises or groups determined to make changes for Juan, spread the good news!

We could all use a sounding board from time to time. Let’s hear each other out for a change!

The Sounding Board

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