Learn faster, exchange ideas, and connect with other smart people

The Sounding Board is a private community for people who love to learn and create.

WHY

Benefits of being a member

Soundboard your ideas

If you have an idea to improve your career, life, or business, you can instantly test the validity within the community. By receiving external input, you can save time and money.

Find testers for your products/services

Are you working on a business, app, book, course, or any other project? Ask members whether they want to give your product/service a testride.

Learn together

Ask questions, share insights, and learn from other curious people inside the community.

Have an accountability group

By sharing our goals with a group of people we trust, we’re more likely to get the work done. It’s a form of group-coaching.

COMMUNITY

You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with

That’s one of the key ideas of the legendary thinker, Jim Rohn. He was spot on. We can change our lives by changing who we spend time with. But we live in a cluttered world that makes it impossible to connect with others. As a result, we have to deal with these challenges:

1. Information overload: Do we really need more information? Do we really need another news source? There’s no lack of information on the internet. But more information does not help us, it only overwhelms us.

2. Lack of deep connections: Most of our connections only scratch the surface. That’s fine. But if you want more depth, you’re left by yourself. The internet is an endlessly big place that makes it impossible to connect with like-minded people.

By joining The Sounding Board community, you can learn, exchange ideas, and actually connect with other people just like you. People who’re curious, share their knowledge openly, and create things in life.

GET STARTED

How It Works

Join the community

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Sign up for The Sounding Board and immediately receive an invite to join our private Slack group.

Soundboard your ideas/challenges

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Join the conversation: Soundboard your ideas, ask questions, read book notes, make new friends.

Make progress

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Get an outside perspective on the topics that matter to you. Make faster progress.

MEET US

Here are some of our members

Hey, I’m Ignacio. I help professionals and businesses boost their impact and effectiveness through Executive Coaching processes, training activities, and keynote presentations.

I joined The Sounding Board attracted by its supportive and open-minded approach to learning. What have I found in it? An international community where openness stands above anything else. Can’t think of a better online environment to advance both my personal development and professional projects. You might have heard it before: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. That’s what this place is all about.

Ignacio Nabhen

Hi, I’m Sonia! For a living, I am a real estate broker and an AirBnB owner. I live just outside Nashville. As a people collector and encourager, it’s imperative to my mental and spiritual well-being to be on alert for ways to help others think better of themselves.

That line of thinking has led me to want to be in ministry. At this time, I’m exploring what that might look like. I joined the Sounding Board because I am constantly desiring to learn. After reading Darius’ invitation, I knew I would find what I have; a variety of business and artistic personalities to learn from!

Hey there, I’m Simon! I’m 39 and based in the U.K. I’ve worn many hats throughout life, but I am currently a Management Consultant, specialising in the setting up and development of therapeutic residential homes for vulnerable young people.

I have always been a keen advocate of self-development, as well as peer to peer mentoring. But even in our interconnected world and times, I have struggled to find a platform where honest, like-minded people can come together to collectively succeed and make a difference to both their own, and others lives. The Sounding Board has arrived and I finally have the outlet to support my growth.
Darius has created something truly unique and special here, which I am grateful to be a part of.

Simon Greene

Hola, I’m María José, I help companies communicate in Spanish, providing translation, content-generation, and creative strategy.

So they can navigate and relate in a more effective way to the Latin American market in the U.S and worldwide.

The Sounding Board is a wonderful community that has allowed me to share my ideas with kind, brilliant and curious people, that are willing to support every journey. I came for motivation and stayed for the meaningful connections.

María José Villafañe

Hey there, I’m Ivan. I’m a Digital Nomad, Project Manager, Composer and I just recently finished writing my first book!
It can get lonely when you work remotely for the past several years like I have, so joining the Sounding Board community was a no-brainer.

I was happy to find that the community welcomes like-minded people from all walks of life. Within the very first few days, I talked and connected with people based on shared interests in fitness, music, writing, health, video, entrepreneurship and much more. We’re growing by the day and it’s encouraging to be in an environment where you’re just free to be yourself.

Ivan Devedzic

DEFINITION

What is a sounding board?

A person or group whose reactions to suggested ideas are used as a test of their validity or likely success before they are made public.
(source: Oxford Languages)

WHO IT’S FOR

Is The Sounding Board right for me?

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You’re a lifelong learner

For us, learning ends when life ends.

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You often work alone

Working alone without a sounding board is hard. Make things easier for yourself by getting an outside perspective. 

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You love to share your knowledge

When you share your knowledge, you remember it better, plus you’ll make a contribution.

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You like to connect with like-minded people

This community only attracts people who enjoy learning. 

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You don’t like Facebook communities

Who cares about those cluttered FB groups people only use to sell their products in?

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You don't need more information

There are a million news resources. We don’t need more information. We need more community.

Hi, it’s Darius! I invite you to join The Sounding Board. I wasted years trying to figure things out on my own. I’m now committed to preventing others from making the same mistake! It’s such a waste. You can get so many insights by just asking questions. But you need the right people to ask. That’s what this community is here for.

Darius Foroux

Founder of The Sounding Board

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the community?

We use the free Slack app that’s available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and android. You can access The Sounding Board from any device you own, anywhere you are. When you join, you immediately receive an invite to join us.

Do you have refunds?

The membership fee is non-refundable. 

Are there rules?

We only have a strict “no-asshole-rule” because this is a friendly community. Everyone should feel welcome to share their ideas openly without getting shot down. If we see a member demonstrating asshole behavior, we ask them to leave and go to free Internet forums.

How can I cancel?

Simply reply to the welcome email you’ll receive and we’ll immediately cancel your account.

The Sounding Board

Currently Closed For New Members