Board Ready Toolkit

Board applications are a competitive process. It is not easy. We have a sound and proven framework by which to rethink capabilities and tactics to meet the needs of nomination committees. As clients say "... when starting out on this journey, being able to speak with someone who is knowledgeable of the expectations of boards is such an advantage." We offer these services, as well as coaching and workshops.

  Board Resume Refreshed and Updated    FUTURE-FOCUS AND STRATEGIC VALUE   You have an existing board resume that you would like  updated and reformatted  into a two-page Board CV format using only the information contained in your current CV. If needed, notations are made where you should improve the content. The investment is $750.

Board Resume Refreshed and Updated

FUTURE-FOCUS AND STRATEGIC VALUE

You have an existing board resume that you would like updated and reformatted into a two-page Board CV format using only the information contained in your current CV. If needed, notations are made where you should improve the content. The investment is $750.

  Board Resume Written For You    CAPABILITY FOCUS AND HIGH IMPACT   A framework is used to identify your board relevant capabilities, transferrable skills and experiences. Together with your current resume, this is reworked into a  board CV  that highlights director-capability and sub-committee fit. The process is highly valuable as it gives clarity on which of your capabilities matter and articulates your point of difference. The investment starts from $1100. You can elect to add a  mentoring session . If time is not an issue, you may prefer to attend one of our  Stronger Board Applications   events .

Board Resume Written For You

CAPABILITY FOCUS AND HIGH IMPACT

A framework is used to identify your board relevant capabilities, transferrable skills and experiences. Together with your current resume, this is reworked into a board CV that highlights director-capability and sub-committee fit. The process is highly valuable as it gives clarity on which of your capabilities matter and articulates your point of difference. The investment starts from $1100. You can elect to add a mentoring session. If time is not an issue, you may prefer to attend one of our Stronger Board Applications events.

  Resume Review Coaching    NOMINATION BLINDSPOTS REDUCED   You have a well-developed board CV and would now like an  independent review, objective opinion  and constructive suggestions. You email your CV and we then set a time for a 45-minute phone call to discuss how you can fine-tune and improve the document. The investment is $350.

Resume Review Coaching

NOMINATION BLINDSPOTS REDUCED

You have a well-developed board CV and would now like an independent review, objective opinion and constructive suggestions. You email your CV and we then set a time for a 45-minute phone call to discuss how you can fine-tune and improve the document. The investment is $350.

  Director Interview Coaching and Advice    STRONG NED NARRATIVE WITH ALIGNED STRENGTHS   Congratulations! You have made it onto  the short-list  and have been invited to attend an  interview . We set up a coaching session to discuss how you can plan for the interview and be better prepared for the unexpected. We work through what the nominations committee will look for, design your narrative, identify what matters most, how to signal potential, deal with gaps in the selection criteria, prepare answers to potential questions using a methodology that will give you greater flexibility in the actual interview. The investment starts from $400. If you are planning ahead, you may prefer to attend one of our  Board Interview Intensive   events .

Director Interview Coaching and Advice

STRONG NED NARRATIVE WITH ALIGNED STRENGTHS

Congratulations! You have made it onto the short-list and have been invited to attend an interview. We set up a coaching session to discuss how you can plan for the interview and be better prepared for the unexpected. We work through what the nominations committee will look for, design your narrative, identify what matters most, how to signal potential, deal with gaps in the selection criteria, prepare answers to potential questions using a methodology that will give you greater flexibility in the actual interview. The investment starts from $400. If you are planning ahead, you may prefer to attend one of our Board Interview Intensive events.

  Specific Vacancy: Application Review    DEAL BREAKERS OBJECTIVELY ASSESSED   You are now  applying for a specific director vacancy  and would like to ensure you approach the nomination process in the best way. Together we review your  cover letter  and ensure the  resume  is a strong match with the selection criteria. You can elect to add a coaching discussion to prepare for the  interview . The investment starts from $550.

Specific Vacancy: Application Review

DEAL BREAKERS OBJECTIVELY ASSESSED

You are now applying for a specific director vacancy and would like to ensure you approach the nomination process in the best way. Together we review your cover letter and ensure the resume is a strong match with the selection criteria. You can elect to add a coaching discussion to prepare for the interview. The investment starts from $550.

  Cover Letter Written For You    ARTICULATE, TARGETTED AND CONCISE   You would like to ensure your  cover letter  is well written and is a strong match with the selection criteria. You can elect to add a coaching discussion to prepare for the  interview . The investment starts from $550.

Cover Letter Written For You

ARTICULATE, TARGETTED AND CONCISE

You would like to ensure your cover letter is well written and is a strong match with the selection criteria. You can elect to add a coaching discussion to prepare for the interview. The investment starts from $550.

  BE A MORE CREDIBLE DIRECTOR CANDIDATE   A one-on-one Coaching Program agenda is designed where well-developed coaching  frameworks on director capability  are used to guide the transition to non-executive board roles, be more astute with search tactics, improve your board resume, guide your approach to interview, assess your style in the boardroom and reduce the gaps in board-readiness.   If you are repositioning your career, then board-ready coaching can ease the transition. The investment starts from $1450.

BE A MORE CREDIBLE DIRECTOR CANDIDATE

A one-on-one Coaching Program agenda is designed where well-developed coaching frameworks on director capability are used to guide the transition to non-executive board roles, be more astute with search tactics, improve your board resume, guide your approach to interview, assess your style in the boardroom and reduce the gaps in board-readiness. If you are repositioning your career, then board-ready coaching can ease the transition. The investment starts from $1450.

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 to help said I was in good hands when I mentioned you were doing my CV!
— Senior Strategy Executive, top 5 ASX Listed Company
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 over a year.
— Partner Consulting Practice, Major Accounting Firm
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
No way in the world, I would have written a CV this way which is the reason why you do what you do. Old adage ‘one does not know what they don’t know’
— President and Group COO, Executive Director, Joint-Venture Chair and NED