Board Search Breakfast Online LIVE


Once you have purchased, we will send you a link to book into your preferred session time.


January 15 – 7:30am to 9am | February 12 – 7:30am to 9am | March 12 – 7:30am to 9am

Everything you need to know about how to develop a board career.

Successful Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) do things differently. Specifically, they are clear about three things: 1. The organisations they are targeting, 2. Why they should be appointed to the boards of those organisations, and 3. How they will be appointed. Attend the Board Search Breakfast and discover how to answer these questions for yourself and what you need to do to start or develop a successful board career today.


January 15 – 7:30am to 9am | February 12 – 7:30am to 9am | March 12 – 7:30am to 9am

All times are AEDT

After I attended your breakfast , I have since gained my first Board appointment! You spoke so clearly and helped me to understand how to frame my aspirations, skills and vision in order to gain a Board appointment.

Thank you for the work you do. I’d recommend your breakfast to anyone!

Laura Alston


Board Search Breakfast

Board Appointments Change Everything

Studies have found that people who hold board appointments are more appointable, earn more, are unemployed less, have better networks and connections. So, regardless of where you are in your career – starting out, considering retirement, wanting to future-proof your career, considering a career change, an experienced executive or wanting some additional income – a board appointment must be part of your career plan and professional development. However, gaining a board appointment through traditional routes is a highly competitive exercise with there always being many more candidates than there are vacancies. Anyone who has tried to gain a board appointment through recruiter or by submitting a written board applications (with the almost inevitable thank you but no thank you response) will attest to this fact. The good news is that 50% of organisations with boards recruit new board members each year, which means there are thousands and thousands of opportunities available. So, whilst the process is undoubtedly competitive, thousands of people successfully gain new appointments each year and you can too. However, most people go about finding and gaining a board appointment all wrong. They put their efforts in the wrong place and when that doesn’t work, they do the same again, get frustrated, or quit. If this sounds like you or you can’t find opportunities (or aren’t getting appointed) then it is likely you are doing one of three things wrong. There is a better way
The Board Appointments Breakfast unpacks these elements. In particular, it focuses on the three ‘core pillars’ of a board appointment – the three things you must understand if you want a board appointment or to develop a board career. 

What to Expect

Every breakfast runs for approximately 90 minutes and is designed to revolutionise your approach to gaining a board appointment so that you can immediately begin to separate yourself from your competitors. Focusing on showing you how to implement a 5 step board appointment plan you will leave knowing: 
  1. What board opportunities exist and are right for you.
  2. What the critical things that a Chair look for in a successful candidate – there are just five of them.
  3. The documents you need – how to write a compelling CV and application.
  4. Where to find opportunities – and create your own where you have no competitors.
  5. What the four paths are to a board appointment – and how 65% of people are appointed.
  6. How to separate yourself from your competitors and dare them not to appoint you and,
  7. How you can get appointed within 12 months – if not far sooner – regardless of your level of experience and with no cold calling!
The 5 Step Board Appointment Plan

All attendees will also receive

 a 1/2 hour Q&A phone call with David Schwarz 

 the Board Search E-Book – written by David Schwarz

 the Board Search Breakfast Resources Pack including all the tips & advice required for a board appointment 


√ every attendee will also have the opportunity to refund the price of the ticket off any membership package

If you don’t understand the way board appointments are made or how to circumnavigate these ‘rules’ gaining an appointment will be time-consuming, frustrating, reactive and most likely unsuccessful. There is a better way.  Don’t wait to find out the hard way what you should have done to achieve your board aspirations. So book to attend the Board Search Breakfast now!