Kickstart and accelerate your board career with our proven 7-step “CONNECT” Method

your board career


Hosted by co-founder and CEO of Future Directors, Paul Smith, this course will help you get into the right mindset, build your confidence and provide tangible steps to accelerate reaching the board of your choice.

What is it?

This is an online coaching course featuring a series of instructional videos, exclusive content and (optional) 1:1 coaching that teaches aspiring, or existing, board directors the right approach to landing the board role of their dreams.

What is CONNECT?

CONNECT is an acronym that stands for our unique 7-step Method for kickstarting and accelerating your board career. Whether you are curious to see what is needed or feel ready to take your seat at the table, the CONNECT Method is the repeatedly proven way to start your journey to the boardroom.

Who is it for?

This course is unlike anything you’ve seen before and it’s for just about anyone. Don’t let self-doubt or other perceived barriers get you thinking you don’t belong on a board. A lack of age, experience or different backgrounds can be overcome in many ways and do not dictate the quality of contribution you can make on a board.

Our youngest alumni followed CONNECT at the age 20. That person is now on two boards at the age of 21! Let us help you unlock your potential as a leader.

What does the course include?

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    Step-by step, 10 unique videos including; your why, your personal profile, networking your value, planning your approach, nailing your Board CV, due diligence and more!

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    (Optional) 3 x 45 minute coaching calls with Paul Smith or Warwick Peel, co-founders of Future Directors. Limited to 8 people per month.

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    Downloadable worksheets and supporting documents to help you raise your personal profile and communicate your unique value to networks and boardrooms, online and offline.

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    Exclusive content and invitations for the CONNECT(ed) community.

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    The ability to interact with and build a supportive network of fellow participants.

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    Ultimately this course can be done at your own pace and your coaching calls can deliver you confidence, guidance, motivation and more at any point during or after the course.