NED Online coaching program

It is one thing to know what to do to get a board role; implementing the knowledge you have about the board appointment process is the important part. That is where our NED Online Coaching Program comes in. This is our flagship program, as it opens doors for prospective board members to start or broaden their board careers.

NED Coaching Program

6 Weeks of Intensive NED Coaching and Implementation

When you sign up for the NED Online Coaching Program, you commit to doing the work and doing what you need to in order to get a board appointment. You will go through the program with a small group of other participants.

We’ll meet online once a week for 6 weeks. Each week we’ll discuss the next sequential step in your board search process, knowledge that you will be expected to implement during that week. We will all hold each other accountable for our progress, ensuring that you remain on track and have more people than only your coach to bounce ideas off. It is an intensive program but by week 4 you will be ready to start submitting board applications and after 6 weeks you will find yourself ready to attend even the most intense board interview.

Learning and working as a group is a surefire way to remain accountable and to learn how to work as a cohesive unit – a crucial trait for board members. Sessions take the form of a live Zoom call, so you will be able to get to know your teammates better, often building lifelong bonds. This format gives you the opportunity to build some personal connections, something that is invaluable when it comes to board appointments.

In the 6-week online coaching and mentoring program we will cover the following:

  1. What would be the right board role for you?
  2. How to get a board role
  3. How, when and where you need to do research to get a board appointment
  4. Networks & Networking
  5. The Importance of your LinkedIn Profile
  6. Creating your Board Profile
  7. Writing a bespoke Board CV
  8. Writing a Cover Letter to help you stand out
  9. Always write a Supporting Statement
  10. The Board Interview
  11. You got the board role / You did not get the board role – it’s all good news
  12. 1:1 Calls with Participants

These sessions are all set up as Zoom meetings so that attendees can interact with each other. Sessions are 90 – 120 minutes long.

After the final group session, your coach will have a personal Zoom call with each attendee to check in and see if there is anything more that NED Careers can do to help you in your search for a board role. You get the opportunity to discuss anything related to your board search or go through your application documents with your coach.

We keep these groups small, so reserve your spot now.

*If you experience any problems booking your seat for the NED Online Coaching Program or you have any questions, please email for assistance.