Where to begin with no board experience: Leveraging your executive experience into a board appointment
A vast number of skills and level of experience are valued at board level. It is not just those with board experience who get appointed to boards.
An effective board profile can make the difference between being appointed or not even seen for an interview.
Being able to address and summarise these elements will go some way to making you the perfect board candidate.
Developing a pitch that defines the reasons you should be considered for a board appointment.
Defining your board aspirations is your first step. Telling people about them is the next thing you need to do.
Managing your Board expectations and aspirations can be made easier by asking yourself 8 questions. From there you can narrow down the sort of boards that you are likely to be appointed to.
It is always difficult to provide a hard and fast answer to this question, as for everyone the journey is different. However, perseverance is the key.