When Cheryl first suggested a peer-to-peer evaluation of our Board effectiveness, many Board members were reticent. Now that we have completed the process, all Board members agree that it was both an enlightening and positive experience. As part of the process, Cheryl provided each Director with their confidential individual assessments at one-on-one debriefings and coaching sessions. Directors felt that although Cheryl asked them tough questions, she did so in a way that allowed them to open-up, reflect and consider ways to be a more effective Board member. The result was that we saw a definite positive change at our very next Board meeting.