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

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

Do you need a speaker at your event?

Our Founder, Paul Smith has delivered workshops, programs and talks around the world.

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

Contact us to find out more about what we can do for you.
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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.”

Vicki Hawarden CMP
Chair, Govern for Impact Annual Conference

Paul is a charismatic speaker who gave us a thought provoking and entertaining keynote that attendees were buzzing about as they walked out the door. He not only shared with us some amazing yet possible concepts, he showed us a few of his ideas in action, and there were quite a few “aha” moments in the audience. His style is engaging, challenging, and it kept everyone’s attention from start to finish. As the event organizer, I personally found Paul to be incredibly flexible, communicative and a pleasure to work with. I’d bring him back any time.

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.”

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.”

Some of the topics:

“The Future of Governance”
“Get on Board: Fast Track to Becoming a Director”
“Getting into Governance (as a young professional)
“The Boardroom of the Future”
“Finding Your Voice in the Boardroom”
“How to build a great Board of Directors…on a budget”
“Intergenerational Diversity in the Boardroom”
“Diversity & Inclusion in the Boardroom”
“The Pipeline of Boardroom Diversity”

Want to learn more?

Express your interest in working directly with Paul Smith and his team or discuss more bespoke options by contacting us directly at or calling Paul on +61 416 851072

Request a Media/Speaker Kit

If you would like Paul to speak at your event, comment in your publication or guest on your podcast, please contact Paul directly at or +61 416 851072 and he will discuss options or send you a copy of his media kit.