GuidesAspiringDirectors

2018 seminars – Sydney in May and November, Canberra in May, Melbourne in June and September, Perth in July, Brisbane in August and Hobart in December –  discussing useful insights and hints on how to overcome the obstacles of an aspiring director and how to reduce the risks of rejection by developing a stronger board cover letter and utilising a framework for board interviews.

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AspiringDirectorsCoaching

For one-on-one coaching, the program length is set to meet individual needs, which can be held face-to-face or by phone or Skype.

 For further details please contact us.

The point of difference of these coaching sessions is well-developed and proven coaching frameworks on board-readiness, director capability and board applications.

 

What others say and client success stories:

“What a tremendously informative and insightful workshop you delivered to leading women executive members of Amcham Shanghai today – well done!” (Committee Co-Chair Women’s Executive Network for American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Partner at a Global Law Firm)

“Dianne was a fantastic facilitator making you feel at ease to participate and ask questions. Her method of teasing out your thinking as to what is required in your board resume was fantastic and has given me a lot to think about.” (Participant of an in-house mentoring circle run for executives at an ASX top-5 corporate)

“I am delighted to let you know that I have been offered a position on the board. They told me they were impressed with my written application when I arrived for my interview. Thanks so much for helping me with the written application and the interview tips!” (Non-Executive Director, Consultant and Executive Manager)

“While I was preparing myself for Board work I came across Dianne Jacobs who helped me build my Board CV and coached me around what Boards are looking for and how to prepare myself for it.  I found the process really challenged me to think about myself, and what I might bring in a very different (and helpful) way.  That reshaping has helped me now build my Board portfolio to 3 in over a year.” (Partner Consulting Practice, Major Accounting Firm)

“Dianne was a great coach and I learnt a lot from her structured approach to the mentoring objectives. When starting out on this journey, being able to speak with someone who is knowledgeable of the expectations of Boards is such an advantage. Working through an application was an extremely useful approach.“ (Aspiring Non-Executive Director)

“I found Dianne to be utterly professional. She demonstrated a keen knowledge of the elements essential to be present in a board-ready CV and was able to guide me in the appropriate method of drafting that content. Dianne was enthusiastic and supportive and made a number of excellent recommendations that were not only practical but also sensible given my particular circumstances. I was delighted to have Dianne as my mentor and would be happy to endorse her to anyone seeking similar guidance and advice.” (Aspiring Non-Executive Director)

“Just thought I would pass on a little bit of positive feedback I received on my board CV. The board that I am about to join is conducting an evaluation of its board and I have been included as the evaluation team want to understand where the new board members will fit in. I was complemented on my excellent ‘capabilities based’ CV. Thought you should share the congratulations. Thanks again.” (Non-Executive Director)

“I’m absolutely delighted with the output and so worth the investment and glad I asked you to do it … A couple of people who offered help said I was in good hands when I mentioned you were doing my CV!” (Senior Strategy Executive, top 5 ASX Listed Company)