In 2016, the MOB Board of Directors was brought together and the MOB Alliance was born. What started as one chapter and a handful of members has grown to a nationwide movement with over 350 members in 20 chapters across six states.
As we celebrate our two year anniversary, we want to showcase our very first members who have been with us since the beginning and have seen the growth of the MOB first hand. We also asked a few to share what the Alliance has meant to them.
I've been through so much with Aria and I've watched her channel her pain and her struggle into this love for community. It's been so healing for her and I am so grateful for that. But it's also been healing for me and for so many others. Sometimes I have a hard time wrapping my brain around it.
I've also had such a hard time the last few years and growing out of that has been so much easier because of this resource. Even though I can't make most meet ups and even though I sometimes struggle with social events I always feel so welcome and so supported online. That is a thing that doesn't happen in most groups.
Anyway, in short, I'd say the love in this group is a living thing on it's own. It's open and willing to see each of us as who we are. It let's us glow as the sum of our parts; mom, partner, business owner, creative, entrepreneur, community member. Never asking us to be more one thing than the other, never shunning us when we are messy or sloppy and never hating on us when we are successful and glowing. Just being there to see us as us. I am really looking forward to being more present in the future always knowing I am just going to be in awe of it all forever.
So when the Alliance was started, joining was a no-brainer. I get access to several networking meetings each month where I can bring my daughter and be myself, plus additional deeper-level networking and bonding through the tight-knit Alliance Facebook group. The members have gotten to know me and the services I offer, so whenever someone in the big MOB group asks if there are any business or estate planning lawyers in the group, I get a whole bunch of tags from MOBs who are supporting my business.
What I didn’t expect was to get so much new business directly through the MOB. I joined it more for support and networking, but my gross revenue grew by 50% in the first year after I joined the Alliance. And it all just feels natural, like I’m hanging out with friends, because that’s exactly what I’m doing.
I highly recommend the Alliance for any MOB who wants to step up her game and be connected with other MOBs who are seriously motivated to build their businesses. Candice Aiston, Aiston Law, LLC
As a Life Coach & Oracle who's passionate about helping gifted entrepreneurs create purpose driven businesses that make money, it was an instant fit. A way to be in community with POWERFUL women business owners who were literally putting their all into making the world a better place. Even though, as a busy entrepreneur myself, I am less visible at live events than I'd like to be it only takes a minute to check-in on the Facebook group to connect, get/give support and see what's happening in the community.
I am forever amazed at the level of talent, passion and support I witness in this community and am honored to call myself a founding member. I know that beyond all the incredible tools and resources their is a dedicated safety net for those just starting out and deep well of information and tips from those who've grown their solo businesses into ever growing empires. As I watch the numbers climb and more members, chapters and leaders stepping up I have to smile at the moment of my first MOB Talk when I prophetically joked to Aria about created the Million Dollar MOB. Now, in only two short years, it seems she is well on her way to doing just that!
And I'll add that without Gwen, Ashley, and Brittainie, the MOB Board of Directors & the hidden backbone of the MOB, there would be no Alliance and that would be a true shame. It's clear how much value, strength, wisdom, purpose and perspiration they've all put into making Aria's vision a reality that it should NOT go without being said... WE LOVE ALL OF YOU!
Krissie Lenahan, Live Pure Mama
- Lani Lloyd, Intimate Portraits with Lani