Are you looking for something a bit more tailored to you, your people, your board or event?

Would you like 1:1 boardroom career coaching?

Are you looking for tailored workshops or programs for your people or community?

Are you a board of directors looking for assistance with recruitment, governance structures, team building and more?

Do you need a speaker at your event?

Our founders have delivered workshops, programs and talks around the world on a range of topics including; “The Future of the Boardroom”, “Getting into Governance”, “Finding your voice in the Boardroom”, “Getting the most out a diverse board”, “9 steps to effective board recruitment….on a budget” and more!

We’ve helped professionals, community groups, companies and boards with tailored solutions and have the experience, tools and flexibility to suit all aspirations and budgets.

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What are others saying about us?

Dr Neal Harvey
Program Manager

“Part of my role is to assist the next generation of family members take up the mantle of civic leadership once it is passed down to them from the parents. The Myer Foundation engaged Paul and the Future Directors team to develop and deliver a workshop for these next generation family members at their biennial retreat in 2017. The feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive and I would have no hesitation in engaging FDI again to develop and deliver a similar program.”

Hannah Stenning
Board Director, Delta Society

“The coaching was a great boost for my confidence before I walked into my first board meeting. It helped me nail down my strengths and work out how I use them to make a useful contribution to the board. It was a really personalised session and I got so much out of it.”

Adrian O’Dea
Team Manager

“Prior to the Future Directors workshops the goal of creating meaningful change in the world through the boardroom felt overwhelming to many. During the sessions across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane we were guided to a deeper understanding of the values which drive our leadership philosophy and pushed to clearly articulate our ‘why’. Paul’s passion, charisma and unique talent for teaching left us inspired with a renewed confidence in our strengths and tangible plan for building our board careers.”

Natalie Hornyak
National Leadership Coordinator

“Paul is both professional and friendly; but more importantly Future Directors designed and delivered an engaging, relevant and enjoyable workshop for adolescents and young adults. One of the attendees has said “they made a lasting impression. I gained invaluable insights into how to identify which board is right for me as a young person, and how to be a good Director”. CanTeen looks forward to a continued relationship with Future Directors to empower our aspiring and current Directors.”

Kartik Madhira
Passionate Sustainability Advocate | Design Thinker | Aspiring Board Director

“I found the sessions really useful because it helped give my personal vision a structure. I feel it is important, as an aspiring board director, to be able to clearly articulate my vision to other people. Paul was amazing by asking the right questions to help me get to the core value proposition I bring to organisations. Best part of the workshop was that everything that came up I either knew or was already doing it. It was more about going through the process of bringing all these strengths together and packaging it which the session helped me with.”

Victoria Plaksin
Advisory Board Member | Non-executive Director

“This is an extremely useful workshop if you are looking to develop your value proposition. Before the class, it was difficult for me to concisely articulate mine. Paul taught me the building blocks and provided me with the structure/framework needed and I am now confident that I have a BVP that describe me. Thank you Paul. I would recommend this to anyone who needs help. ”

Want to learn more?

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