time to build your ned career

There has never been a better time than now to embark on a board career. There are a number of reasons why you should do so, not the least of which is that it is a good way to future-proof your own career against rapid change.

Board roles are not full-time jobs, so you are able to continue what you are currently doing while you build a portfolio of board roles.

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Why you should serve on at least one board or committee

Time and time again research has shown that people who have board roles are more appointable and find it easier to adapt their careers during disruptive times. There are a number of reasons to do this, which we discuss during our free Intro to Your Board Search webinar.

If you want to safeguard your ability to make a career transition and earn an income, then you should start building a portfolio career. Not only can you build a lucrative portfolio of board roles but even an unpaid role can add gravitas to your current CV and make you more appointable when applying for jobs in the future.

Over and above all this, serving on a board is exactly that – serving. If you have a desire to serve others, you should use your talents, knowledge and experience and serve in this way.

How do I start a NED career?

You start with us. We believe that anyone with the desire to serve on a board should be allowed an opportunity to do so.

Not all board roles require years and years of experience in leadership roles. Everyone brings something to the table and the key to getting a board appointment lies in the way in which you communicate this. Whether you are a CEO looking to transition to a portfolio career or you run your own successful business and want to share your knowledge as an advisory board member, you start with us. Maybe you are still bringing up your children but you want to serve your community in some other way, then let us help you get ready to serve on a board in your own community. It does not matter which stage of your board career you are in, we want to help you.

Anyone who wants to build a career with a portfolio of board roles can make use of our services. Our service is based on giving you the tools to make your board search as easy as possible. We show you the various ways in which you can get a board role – not least of which is the board roles we advertise on our website that are free for you to access.

But we don’t just give you a list of board roles to apply for and leave you there. Through our coaching, we help you find what it is that separates you from other candidates so that you can use that to your advantage in searching for and applying to a board role that is right for you. We show you various ways to brand yourself as a Non-Executive Director and we guide you through the board appointment process.

Everything we do happens online, so we can help you, no matter where in the world you are. Take the first step to your new life and sign up to attend our free Intro to Your Board Search webinar.