Peer Advisory Groups


Go deep with your own personal advisory board.

Great Dames Peer Advisory groups provide a “safe haven” for women to grow both professionally and personally.

We take a holistic approach toward life with freedom and confidentiality to talk about personal, family, relationship, business, spiritual, and professional topics.

Get in touch to learn more.

Great Dames Peer Advisory enables our members to:

  • Receive and give support to others Great Dames

  • Talk about key issues, both at work and at home

  • Celebrate successes

  • Receive advice based on experience

  • Hear fresh ideas

  • Help their local community

  • Forge friendships

Setting & Focus

Our groups, which range from sizes of 10-12 women, meet monthly. Some are held in homes; others in more formal settings.

They are led by a Great Dame with experience in facilitation and designed specifically to meet the needs of the group members.

Meetings vary. Sometimes, we focus on a particular exercise like setting intentions and action plans. Sometimes, a member presents on a topic of interest. Other times we have a groupthink.

Our current facilitators include:

  • Adina Laver, MBA, M.Ed., CPC, Courage to be Curious founder; mindset coach; disruptive growth strategist; experienced facilitator

  • Nina Sherak, MS, CHES, CAPP, Resilience Mastery coaching, training and mastermind; Great Dames peer group program designer and experienced facilitator

  • Kathy Palokoff, GoFirestarter chief igniter & founder; serial entrepreneur; experienced facilitator

  • Sharon Kelly Hake, Great Dames founder & president

Service Projects

Some groups also decide to work together on one or two yearly service projects to help their community and build their connection to each other.

We strongly encourage intergenerational membership to provide a richness of perspectives. The only requirement is that the woman is currently working as a professional, volunteer, employee or business owner.