Executive Membership

$899.00 / year and a $900.00 sign-up fee

Total First Year: $1,799

Access to the advertised roles, training & resources required to achieve your board aspirations.

Separate yourself from your competitors, leverage your skills and take your career to the next level. With my help you will achieve your board aspirations. 

If you do have the desire to get onto a board, to drive your career forward with a board appointment, to transition from full time work to a portfolio of part time board directorships or to develop a portfolio career then the Executive Package will help you do it.

The Executive Package  was developed exclusively for those serious about fast tracking a Non Executive Directorship. Core to the EXECUTIVE PACKAGE is access to the Board Search Course. A 10 step course, completed at times that suit you, is designed to walk you through every element of the board appointment process - from defining your aspirations, to developing connections that can get you appointed, how to apply for roles and even what questions you should expect in a board interview. It is absolutely the BEST course available to help you gain a board appointment. So, if you:

  • have been considering gaining a board appointment for some time but don’t quite know where to begin or
  • already have a board appointment but are struggling to find your next one or
  • already have a successful career but want to compliment it with a board directorship and are struggling to find the time to search for opportunities successfully or
  • just can’t find the knowledge you need to turn your aspirations into reality.

Then I can help and, for all of these reasons, I developed the EXECUTIVE package – developed over a decade to provide the practical help required to gain your first or a subsequent board appointment – no matter what your aspirations are or where you are in your career.

Executive Membership

This is something that I have personally developed utilising over a decade of board recruitment experience, having reviewed over 10,000 board applications and interviewed thousands of board candidates as well as working with hundreds of Chair’s to recruit for them new non executive directors. In short, this experience has led to the development a package that explicitly sets out before you the: foundations; the steps; and the templates you need to gain a board appointment.

It is utterly unique and the best way for you to achieve your board aspirations – no matter what they are. This package, & the Board Search Course contained within, has cost many thousands of dollars and over five years to develop and refine. As such it incorporates not just my knowledge as an international board recruiter but also stems from the combined knowledge of the thousands of candidates I have interviewed and the hundreds of Chairs I have worked with in my capacity as an International Headhunter/Recruiter. As a result, I believe that we have developed the: most effective, the most practical and the most valuable service of its type in the world. There is genuinely nothing else like it and nothing else that will propel your board career forward in the same way.

Join now and here’s what you get.

Remember, the Executive Package was developed exclusively for those serious about fast tracking a Non Executive Directorship. Core to the EXECUTIVE PACKAGE is access to the Board Search Course. A 10 step course designed to walk you through every element of the board appointment process - from defining you aspirations, to developing connections that can get you appointed, how to apply for roles and even what questions you should expect in an board interview. It is absolutely the BEST course available to help you gain a board appointment.

The total value of this membership package is more than $4,300 - but as an EXECUTIVE MEMBER you pay $1,799

 

Specifically, as an Executive Member I am giving you:

  • Board Vacancies: Immediate access to thousands of board vacancies (retailing @ $449) - view past vacancies
  • A bespoke board CV written for you: By David Schwarz: Australia’s leading board appointment professional (retailing @ $799).
  • LinkedIn Profile Writing: Utilising your new Board CV as a basis we will craft or create a LinkedIn profile that evidences your ability to successfully reach your board aspirations (retailing @ $399).
  • Application Critiquing: No matter how many boards you apply for we will critique and edit each and every one of them before submission (retailing @ $499).
  • The Board Search E-Course: A 12mth online course covering the following topics such as:
    • How you find a board appointment;
    • What Chair’s look for in new board members – the five essential & other desirable criteria & training; 
    • What sort of board role is right for you: 
    • How to define your own board profile – addressing the five key areas; 
    • The value of proper research & how it can separate you from others; 
    • How board members are appointed; 
    • How to write a ‘board ready’ resume – one that works; How to write a Non Executive application & cover letter; 
    • Non Executive Interviews – What you are likely to be asked and how to respond and; 
    • Post a successful or unsuccessful application – what to do next (retailing @ $999).
  • Board Search Masterclass (in person): Run in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane twice a year. Meet David Schwarz – Australia’s leading board recruitment expert - you will find out how to ‘dare them not to appoint you’ (retailing @ $599).
  • Board Search E-Masterclass (online): A 10 part video of the live Board Search Masterclass led by David Schwarz – Australia’s leading board recruitment expert. Viewable immediately and at your leisure you will find out how to ‘dare them not to appoint you’ (retailing @ $399).
  • NED Directory: Think of it as a LinkedIn for board members - a tool that organisations use to recruit board members (retailing @ $199)
  • NED Online Resources: exclusive webpage for Executive & NED Members with valuable resources including: Board CV & Cover Letter templates, article links, interview preparation, vacancy sources.
  • The Board Book: The Board Appointments Book: How to find and gain a non executive directorship. Written by David Schwarz, it include the information and templates you need to gain a board appointment. (retailing @ $33).
  • Weekly Board Appointment Advice: Emailed to you each week and providing the insider knowledge you need to stay focused and gain an appointment.
  • 20% Off: All additional Board Direction products and services

The total individual retail value of each service contained within the Program is valued at more than $4,300 but as an Executive member you can access all of this plus gain 20% off all additional Board Direction products and services for just $1,799.

Reviews & Success

Does what we offer work? You bet. Board Direction has worked with over 1,500 clients and over 40,000 receive our weekly board search advice newsletters and board vacancy alerts. We could not have gained or maintained this level of support if what we did didn’t work.

There are hundreds of examples of success we could offer. However, one client with our help was almost immediately appointed to a board because of the Board CV we wrote and the advice we provided for him:

‘Why do I know the Board CV was a catalyst? Because I asked what attracted their attention to me, to which they responded “the style, format and clearly articulated content of the CV”… Thank you for assisting me to make this first step into directorship outside of my own company and good luck to you in continuing your worthy business.’ Rodney Clarke

'Thanks to your advice and support i now sit on two boards!' Hamza Vayani

Thousands of other have attended our Board Search Masterclasses and Board Search Breakfasts – typical scores are 9/10 with reviews such as this one:

‘Wow! I have received valuable information that will allow me to achieve more success in my pursuit of my next board position. 10/10.’ Robert Spears

Not right for you?

We have done  all we can to tailor the EXECUTIVE package to your needs but it still might be that it is not right for you. That is ok. The timing might not be right, you might not have the money or you don’t want to commit the time. They are all valid reasons and in this case you should take a look at the ACCESS or ACCESS+ membership options which still provide access to the jobs and  a board CV but are cheaper and require less intensity.

A highly competitive process

Do you know why most people who want to become a non executive director fail to achieve their board aspirations despite their desire to do so? It is not because gaining a board appointment is a highly competitive process. Rather they don't don’t understand the nuances of the board appointment process and don’t persevere where others might. Don’t let that be you...

Join Today and let us take the stress out of your board search and appointment process.

 

About Board Direction

We are Australia's leading board advertising and non executive career development firm. No organisation can demonstrate the success we have had in helping people gain a board appointment.

About David Schwarz

I am Australia’s leading board recruitment professional. The Board Appointment Solutions I have developed have cost many thousands of dollars and incorporate 15 years practical experience gained as an international board recruiter. Utilising this experience means that you will have access to the most effective, most practical and the most valuable suite of services, specifically designed to get you on to a board, available in the world.

I can confidently say that no one knows more about how to gain a board appointment or develop a board career than I do. Not only have I written the internationally selling Board Appointments Book: The definitive guide to finding and gaining a board appointment, I have personally written 1,500+ Board CVs, have been recognised as a leading board CV writer,  been featured in the Financial Review’s BOSS magazine, the SMH, Channel 10's 'The Project' and I present regularly for organisations such as Governance Institute of Australia, Sydney University’s Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and the CEO Institute. I am also a Top 10 LinkedIn user with 26,000+ LinkedIn connections and has advised thousands of clients on how to develop a board career or gain their first board directorship.

I look forward to having you on board.

Terms & Conditions: Your Membership begins when we confirm your initial payment. We will automatically charge you a recurring fee of $899 annually until you cancel. You can cancel, upgrade or downgrade your membership anytime. Don't worry cancelling your membership is easy and stops the charge at the start of your next billing term—however, our service will continue through to the end of your current term.