A board director requires a different mindset and skillset from an operating executive — specifically corporate governance and fiduciary responsibilities.
I will partner with you to gain insight on what it means to be a candidate for a board — to confirm your board readiness. We will identify your value proposition, create your board bio, develop a networking strategy, and prepare for interviews — to demonstrate your board readiness.
Different kinds of executives come to me seeking board positions:
Middle management and senior leaders looking for their first board
Senior operating executives seeking more boards
Nonprofit board directors looking for advisory, private, and public boards
Private board directors seeking public boards
We address a range of challenges:
How do you assess your board readiness — changing your mindset from operating to governance?
Are you ready to shift your focus from operating outcomes to broader fiduciary responsibilities with accountability?
How will you demonstrate your capacity to influence and build consensus versus directing others?
Are you open to changing from being a subject matter expert in your current industry to learning new ones, business models, customer segments, or geographies, etc.?
What are your value proposition and transferrable skills?
How do you create a board bio with governance competencies?
How will you tap into and expand your current network?
On which committees will you add value?
How do you communicate board readiness on interviews?
How will you increase your visibility to be noticed for board positions?
Our Process Together
I will partner with you to gain insight through self-reflection — focusing on demonstrating competencies needed to be a successful board candidate.
Clarify breadth of your skills — what contributions can you make?
Explore your expertise — to which committees will you add value?
Assess your prior oversight responsibilities — what does a company need to succeed?
Gain insight about leveraging your risk management experience to deliver your fiduciary responsibilities
Develop a Plan
Develop a clear positioning — demonstrating your board readiness
Create a board bio — with your value proposition focused on governance competencies
Build a networking strategy — many board positions are filled through networking
Prepare for board interviews — to build confidence