Shaping the Future from the Boardroom

Every boardroom needs “Future Directors”. They bring diversity of thinking, fresh perspectives and innovative ideas.

Our mission is to empower, develop and support an international community of next generation directors steering meaningful change from the boardroom.

Become a Future Director



Over 1,000 professionals have started their board career using our proven 7-step CONNECT Method.

This unique online “kickstarter” coaching course is the best place to start before you invest more in your journey.

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Our award-winning programme, ‘Make Me a Board Director‘ is designed to unlock your potential and accelerator your board career.

A blend of online and offline group coaching, each cohort are diverse yet like-minded in their goals.

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We help individuals seeking 1:1 boardroom career coaching, small groups AND companies or organisations in need of bespoke learning & development programmes.

Our experienced team can help you every step of the way.

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Meet some of our Future Directors

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Questions asked by Aspiring Directors

  • Connector.

    Am I too young to be a board director?

    Absolutely not. The world needs you to step up now and be that leader… right where you are. We have proof that you are at the perfect point in your life to start. Our youngest graduate was 20 and she’s now on two boards at the age of 22!

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    Am I too inexperienced?

    It’s better to know now what you need to know than wait until you think you’re ready. Let our experts show you if you are ready or not by learning our CONNECT Method. Start with our online course to give you the confidence to move forward, chances are you already have more than you think!

  • Connector.

    Do I have the time to be a board director?

    You can create time when something is important. But, your first commitment could be to take our short online and find out if this is what you want.

  • Connector.

    Where do I even begin getting a role on a board?

    That’s where we come in! It’s called the CONNECT Method and we will help you every step of the way.

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    What boards are looking for?

    They are looking for you! You have unique strengths, skills and value that sets you apart from others. Not all boards need the same things so with our help, we will get you ‘pitch ready’ for the boardroom of your choice.

  • Connector.

    What exactly is a non-executive director and how will I know what to do?

    We can give you all the knowledge and tools you need to thrive in any boardroom setting.

  • Connector.

    What’s the right board for me?

    As we get to know you and your talents more, we can help point you in the right direction. We are confident you will find a board where you can thrive.

  • Connector.

    People say it’s still about who you know… I don’t know anyone!

    What and who you know will always important. But, we also know it’s WHO KNOWS YOU that is the key to kickstarting a board career. We help you get ready and plug into networks that will get you in front of the right people so you can make those crucial connections.

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    Where is Future Directors Institute based?

    We started in Australia and now run full programmes in Australia and New Zealand. Our online coaching course is available anywhere in the world and soon we’ll be running programmes in new countries. Get in touch to find out more.