Boardroom Bound with Alexander Lowry

Alexander Lowry

Stories and strategies from brilliant business minds to help new and aspiring directors bring their best self to the boardroom

#000: An Introduction to Boardroom Bound
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Technology is a key feature of modern-day business management, so it makes sense to leverage an expert in this space in a boardroom. This is what Martin Rowinski aims to do with the company he serves as CEO of, Boardsi. Working in California with recently passed laws requiring gender diversity in the boardroom, Rowinski is on the forefront of the mission to improve boardrooms ethically and effectively.   Martin has served as CEO of Boardsi, a company that aims to link executives with boards that are searching for new members, for three years. Boardsi is currently working with over 8,300 different companies, providing board executives to companies such as Aflac, Starbucks, UPS and more. In today’s episode, Martin discusses his journey serving as the CEO of Boardsi, pushing to provide thousands of companies with skillful executives from across the world. Having served in many boardroom positions, Martin Rowinski is an excellent source of inside knowledge for boardroom tips and tricks, which is why I’m so excited to discuss with him his stories and advice. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.      

Sep 23

31 min

Putting women in the boardroom has been a challenge for employers and large companies for many years and has just recently become common place. Starting with the Fortune 1000 companies, today’s guest Malli Gero worked towards women equality and diversity in the board room. Here at Boardroom Bound we encourage and admire diversity and equality in the workplace, and through Mali’s movement we have seen an increase in these qualities within boardrooms from smaller companies all the way up to Facebook.   Malli is the co-founder of 2020 Women on Boards, an organization dedicated to promoting diversity in boardrooms. With a passion for agency and governance, she found herself across many companies and throughout many positions herself, from living in New York City to Boston and working as a PR representative. She has successfully put the first-hand experience gained throughout these positions to help lead Women on Boards from 2010-2017, where she now sits as a co-chair.   In today’s episode, Mali Gero shares her success on reaching 20% women in boardrooms and shares her plans to continue diversifying companies. Her efforts over the last decade have not gone unnoticed and I’m excited to bring all her success to you on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Sep 16

31 min

On Boardroom Bound we are constantly advocating for the benefits and importance of equality in the boardroom. Diverse leaders are what make our boardrooms great as they bring new perspectives, ideas, and ways of thinking. One important thing to recognize, especially when in a position of leadership like the boardroom, is to leverage our influence for the betterment of others. Today’s guest has done a masterful job of exactly that and I’m so excited to welcome her to the Boardroom Bound Podcast.   Esther Aguilera is often recognized as a social entrepreneur and turnaround specialist, leading scale-up, innovative change, and high-performance teams. She led the growth of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) for 11 years as its President & CEO, where she spearheaded programs that transformed the life trajectory of hundreds of young Latinos across the country.    In today’s episode, Esther helps educate us about equality in the boardroom and gives us insight into her mission of empowering young Latinos around our country. I’m so excited for this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Sep 9

37 min

The boardroom is constantly shifting and evolving to match the dynamic world we live in. It can be hard to keep up with current trends in the boardroom and what leaders in the space are advocating for. To help us keep up with the ever-changing board space we welcome Peter Crow to the Boardroom Bound podcast.   Peter is a company director and an international advisor on corporate governance, board effectiveness and strategy. He has served on the boards of private and high-growth companies, family firms and social enterprises; advised boards, institutions and governments; led director education courses; and spoken and written on a wide range of topics. His contributions have proved beneficial to the prosperity of enterprises around the world.Peter has a PhD in corporate governance and strategy. He is also a chartered member of the Institute of Directors, and a member of both the International Corporate Governance Network and the Global Peter Drucker Society.  In today’s episode, Peter pulls from his years of experience in corporate governance and strategy, leveraging the lessons he’s learned throughout his extensive career in the boardroom. I’m so excited for this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.    Resources Mentioned this Episode Peter Crow's Website  

Sep 2

40 min

One thing that’s become much more prevalent in today’s board environment is the role of the executive coach. Executive coaches are individuals tailored to help you gain self-awareness, clarify goals, and achieve development objectives. Today we are joined by a leader in the executive coaching space specializing in leadership development and management training, Rita Allen.   Rita is the founder of Rita B. Allen Associates, a national career management firm specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, management training and career development. Rita is a lecturer at Boston-area universities, a sought-after speaker, author of numerous articles, blogs and book, "Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself". She holds an MS in Leadership, BSBA, is a Professional Certified Coach and Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach. Rita was voted one of top ten executive coaches by Boston Women’s Business Journal and serves as the President of The Boston Club. In today’s episode, Rita draws from her experience as an executive coach and shares lessons learned and how she’s added value to the careers of top executives. I’m incredibly excited to bring you this bonus episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Aug 26

31 min

On Boardroom Bound we constantly advocate for gender equality in the boardroom often citing the benefits of diversity of thought and a different perspective. Not only has gender diversity become more widely accepted, but rather it’s also become a necessity for successful boardrooms. In this day and age, pale male and stale is out and diversity of race, thought, religion, and gender is in. To help us learn more about the advantages of gender equality and why we need women in the boardroom we welcome Olga V. Mack to the show.   Olga is the CEO of Parley Pro, a modern, collaborative, and intuitive contract lifecycle management platform that has pioneered online negotiation technology. She is also an award-winning general counsel, operations professional, startup advisor, public speaker, adjunct professor, and entrepreneur. Arguably her most impactful accomplishment was her founding of Women Serve on Boards movement that advocates for women to serve on corporate boards. In today’s episode, Olga shares more about why gender equality creates a better boardroom for us all. She leverages her career experience while also discussing lessons she’s learned throughout her extensive, diverse career. I’m incredibly excited to bring you this bonus episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Aug 19

31 min

A phenomenal way to learn and grow as a director or prospective director is to learn from our own mistakes or the mistakes of others. In this way we’re able to analyze what went wrong, why it went wrong, and how to adapt ourselves to not make the same mistakes in the future. It can be challenging to take on such an endeavor so to help us get a jump start we welcomed boardroom expert Patrick Dunne to the show.  Patrick’s experience make him an incredible valuable guest. He’s a successful businessman and Chair, a serial social entrepreneur, an award winning author with his books on boards and an academic with a Visiting  Professorship at Cranfield. He's a mathematician by background and spent his executive career in the Chemical and Private Equity industries with Air Products and 3i Group, a FTSE 100 company  where he ended up on the operating  committee. He's also been on the board of one of the UK's most successful Universities, served as chairman to a smart material chemicals business and through his business Boardelta supported numerous boards around the world to become more effective and resolve conflicts. His latest book "Boards" has received  wide acclaim for its highly accessible and pragmatic approach.   In today’s episode, Patrick helps us analyze the most commonly made mistakes in the boardroom while also explaining ways we can avoid making the same mistakes. He also leverages his experiences to provide invaluable insight. Please join us today as we address all of these questions and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.  Click here to listen now!      Subscribe & Review in iTunes  Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.  Click here to subscribe in iTunes!    Liked this episode?  I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in  iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review.  Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.   Let's Get Social!   I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on  LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!)  This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.   Resources Mentioned in This Episode Boards - by Patrick Dunne

Aug 12

32 min

The board director search process can be a very complex and challenging process. Going into it with some insight and advice on best practices will drastically improve your chances of finding not only a board role, but the right board role for you. Today’s episode is predicated on exploring the intricacies of the recruiting process while also learning best practices from an expert in the field, Jakob Stengel.  Jakob is among the executive search industry’s globally leading board leadership and corporate governance experts, having been involved at the forefront of that agenda for more than 20 years.  Jakob is the Managing Partner of Case Rose, InterSearch and Global Head of Board Practice within InterSearch. In addition, he is the founder & chairman of Board Network - The Danish Professional Directors Association, and a founding partner of Board Mentors.  In today’s episode, Jakob helps to break the intimidating stigma surrounding the board director search all while giving us tips and tricks on how to effectively market yourself through the recruitment process. Please join us today as we address all of these questions and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.  Click here to listen now!      Subscribe & Review in iTunes  Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.  Click here to subscribe in iTunes!  Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in  iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review.  Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.   Let's Get Social!   I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on  LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!)  This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  

Aug 5

47 min

In July I was fortunate enough to find myself hosting the first installment of an ongoing conversation for  State Street executives on how to navigate the path to becoming a Board Member.    This event was the first in a series exploring the world of Board Membership through demystifying barriers to entry, understanding networking best practices, and learning how to identify which boards are right for you.   I had the privilege of sharing the stage with these four incredible board leaders, some of whom have appeared on Boardroom Bound in the past:  Maria del Carmen Garcia Nielsen,  Sara Faivre, PhD,  Felicity Hassan,  Lauren Harrell, CPA CFA. #boardofdirectors    In today’s episode, These leaders help us understand and overcome challenges facing many young board directors. We discuss various issues and also best practices on efficiently hurdling these obstacles. I’m incredibly excited to bring you this bonus episode of Boardroom Bound.    Click here to listen now!      Subscribe & Review in iTunes  Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!    Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in  iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review.  Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.     Let's Get Social!   I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on  LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!)  This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.   Resources Mentioned in This Episode Episode 58: What to Expect in the International Board Space, with Maria Garcia Nielsen Episode 69: Championing Diversity and Inclusion, with Felicity Hassan

Aug 3

62 min

It’s not everyday we think about the intersection of art and business. In our case specifically it’s not everyday we consider what boardroom leadership looks like when married with art history. Today we get the opportunity to hear from an expert in that field with a proven track record of success, Heidi Zuckerman. Heidi is the Founder of HiZ.art, a multi-platform project that connects all to art through a podcast series: Conversations About Art, talks program, and more. An inspiring storyteller and trusted conversation partner, Zuckerman has invited artists, curators, collectors, athletes, actors, musicians, politicians and CEOs to explore art through threads of uncertainty, happiness, and spirituality on her podcast, Conversations About Art, of which new episodes are available every other Tuesday.   Heidi, is also a globally recognized leader in contemporary art and the former CEO and Director of the Aspen Art Museum. After re-imagining the museum as a world-class institution, she raised more than $120 Million and built a new, highly-acclaimed museum with Shigeru Ban, the 2014 Pritzker Prize winner for architecture.  She has curated more than 100 exhibitions during her career and is the author of numerous books including Conversations with Artists I and II and a widely loved children’s book The Rainbow Hourwith artist Amy Adler. Heidi also served as the Chair of the YPO Art Network. She earned a BA in European History from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA in Art History from Hunter College at CUNY and a Harvard Business School Executive Education Women on Boards certification in 2018. In today’s episode, Heidi provides exclusive insight from her years governing institutions dedicated to the preservation and celebration of art. We are given the unique opportunity to consider governance from a unique perspective while drawing conclusions about best practices from a proven exper in the field. Please join us today as we address all of these questions and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.   Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Jul 29

31 min

A key piece of boardroom leadership we as board members may often neglect is our raw ability to lead. It’s important to remind ourselves of the duty we have to be excellent leaders and build committed teams who believe in the mission before us. It’s paramount we are recognized by our firms, companies, and organizations as elite leaders and as someone to be followed. To expand on these topics and more we welcome Craig Hovda to the Boardroom Bound Podcast! Craig is a recognized expert in developing and delivering technology transformation programs with demonstrable business results. He is also a consensus building motivational leader who builds committed teams that are inspired by mission and execute with efficiency. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor at CAH Advisors where he advises C-suite executives and board members by providing insights from his experience in management consulting. He was formerly with Deloitte and previously sat on the board of Braxton Systems LTD. In today’s episode, Craig provides insight from his variety of experiences. Whether it’s management consulting with Deloitte, serving on the board of directors of Biblica, or serving in the boardroom of Champ Homes Inc., Craig has done it all and learned an incredible amount about leading with purpose. I can’t wait to share all of this and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Jul 22

33 min

Healthcare boardrooms can be some of the uniquely run in the entire industry. As with all other boards, it’s paramount they have a firm grasp over their systems, strategies, and procedures else they risk the possibility of failure. In efforts to learn more about the board environments in healthcare, we welcome seasoned growth strategist and operational advisor, Jessican Bell van der Wal to the show. Jessica has a passion for guiding and stabilizing emerging healthcare and technology companies. As a renowned “operational fixer” and “master of chaos”, Jessica has commanded all facets of brand strategy, business operations, change management, product analytics, B2C marketing, user engagement, and mult-team leadership, to place her as one of the top, sought-after thought partners for growth-stage companies within the digital health industry. In today’s episode, Jessica provides insight surrounding her varied experiences like founding her own consulting firm, vdB Consulting, LLC, leadership with organizations like Girls on the Run and 2020 Women on Boards, and working in Africa with the Arusha Foundation which enables women with HIV to start their own businesses using microfinance loans. Please join us today as we address all of these questions surrounding the director search on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.   

Jul 15

34 min

At times, the process boards use to actively recruit and add new directors to their team can be confusing. It’s critical to understand the recruiting landscape while working to land a board seat but it can be difficult to answer these questions on our own. We’ve heard from countless experts on what to expect upon landing your first role, but today we focus more on how to get ourselves there. In an effort to familiarize ourselves with the board director search, we welcome Nicole Sandford to the show. Nicole spent nearly 30 years at Deloitte building the Deloitte Center for Corporate Governance, working with boards and senior executives to improve the form and function of corporate governance. She then moved on to the Ellig Group Inc. where she leads searches and advisory projects for Ellig's board clients. In today’s episode, Nicole provides valuable background and insight to the board director search industry. She speaks about her innovative methods on managing legal and regulatory compliance risk across the entire enterprise. Please join us today as we address all of these questions surrounding the director search on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Jul 8

31 min

To be the best, you have to learn from the best. It’s a bold statement, but a true one. We should be actively examining the top-performing boardrooms in order to learn from these boards and translate the lessons we learn into success in our own boardrooms.  To begin examining this idea of learning from the best and how to better prepare yourself for a board role we welcome Joanna Clark to the show. Joanna is an education and professional development coordinator who is passionate about obtaining equal rights and fair training for all. She works as a Financial Times NED administrator where she supports candidates of the NED program. In today’s episode, Joanna provides some insight as to what kind of training is worth getting and will really improve you as a director. We also examine some best practices among board directors and learn how to implement these into our own boardroom lives. I can’t wait to address these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.  Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Financial Times NED Program Brochure Financial Times NED Program Website #024: What is the Best Way to Land a Board Seat, with Peter Gleason

Jul 1

35 min

In today’s world, sustainability is at the forefront of concerns. The term “ESG” rings in the ears of many business leaders worldwide and has begun to significantly impact decision-making of all kinds. Following this trend as board directors, we should equip ourselves to see the world through this lens and govern in the boardroom in this same manner. To learn more about governing with ESG values, we welcome Paul Washington to the show. Paul Washington is the Executive Director of the ESG Center at The Conference Board. He formerly served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Time Warner Inc. He graduated from Fordham University’s School of Law and remains a resident fellow where he has taught corporate governance for over a decade. In today’s episode, Paul helps us unravel topics like challenges and priorities for boards amid COVID-19, director compensation, and board composition all while informing us about the implications of an ESG mindset in governance. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode The Conference Board ESG Center Reports and Surveys Challenges and Priorities for Boards Among COVID-19 Director Compensation Board Composition Back to the Drawing Board, Colin Carter and Jay Lorsch The Fringes of Power, Downing Street Diaries 1939-1955, John Colville

Jun 24

35 min

Have you ever wondered if there were consistencies between many of the country’s most successful boardrooms? What best practices are seen in these boardrooms and how do we as aspiring directors pull insight to apply in our own professional lives? As you work toward your first role it’s paramount that you know the strategies and tactics of a variety of boards in order to well equip yourself for what’s ahead. To wrestle with these ideas we welcome the father, daughter pair of TK and Kerrie Kerstetter. TK is the founder and CEO of Boardroom Resources, a Diligent Company since 2017. He is also Co-founder of Corporate Board Member, and host of “Inside America’s Boardooms”, the premier informational web show for boards and senior executives of all kinds. TK is also the former Chairman of the NYSE Governance Services and President of NYSE Board Member. Kerrie currently serves as Director of Thought Leadership for Diligent Corporation. She also is the Director of Content Strategy for Boardroom Resources. Here she built the Boardroom Resources content program from its infancy.  In today’s special Father’s Day episode, TK and Kerrie help us dig into what commonalities exist between successful boards and how we can position ourselves to emulate these strategies. I’m so excited for today’s episode and to kick off this Father’s Day celebration right! Join me as we discuss these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.   

Jun 17

40 min

Have you ever wondered if there was a best way to land a board seat? Are driven and attracted to new ideas and businesses? Are you looking to support innovative ideas and work to provide financial support for those looking to grow their businesses? If so, look no further than venture capital. To learn more about this unique path to the boardroom we welcome Henry Kaestner to the show.  Henry is a Managing Principal at Sovereign's Capital LLC and a contributor and podcaster at the FaithDrivenEntrepreneur.org. Henry is also the Co-Founder and former CEO and Chairman of the Board at Bandwidth (NASDAQ:BAND). The company's values are faith, family, work and fitness (in that order).  In today’s episode, Henry provides us with the valuable insight needed to better understand why venture capital is such a unique and open opportunity to landing a board seat. He explains to us how venture capital is a great way to kick-start a board career and helps us understand the ins and outs of running a VC board. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. They want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10

Jun 10

38 min

When your team succeeds, you succeed. This is the mindset we need to bring more into the boardroom to achieve a greater amount of success. To be a servant leader is to put others before yourself and serve your peers while accomplishing your bottom line. An expert on this leadership style joins the show today to pass on to us the wisdom and life lessons his mentors imparted to him and also to share some success stories he’s seen from servant leadership. In today’s episode, August Turak provides key insights from his extensive career in governance. He helps us better understand the idea of servant leadership as it relates to the boardroom and also gives us advice for how to implement this style of leading and thinking in our everyday lives. Join us as we discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.  Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. They want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10 Resources Mentioned in This Episode August Turak's Bestsellers

Jun 3

36 min

Have you ever wondered what it means to be a holistic leader in your role? What advantages and disadvantages come from this type of leadership? Are we more productive when leading this way and how do our employees respond to this? To answer these questions and more we welcome Chelsey Brooke to the show! In today’s episode, Chelsey provides key insights from her first-hand experience as a professional counselor and internationally respected figure helping women live a passionate and purposeful life. Although she most focuses on the empowerment of women her advice is invaluable for us all as leaders. Chelsey wants to help you discover your true path and empower you to reach your potential as an effective leader. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. They want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10 Resources Mentioned in This Episode The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What you Need to Lead but Won't Learn in Business School The Pathfinder For You

May 27

25 min

In this new age of board directors there is a lot to learn. Many adjustments in the way we lead in the boardroom are a direct result of changes we’ve seen over the past decade in different industry trends. For example, technical skill and knowledge is an incredibly sought-after skillset in today’s boardroom; where 10-20 years ago it was not as highly demanded. Today we welcome Elliot Breuer to the podcast. Elliot founded Veracross- a Computer Software company- where he learned the importance of technical skill in the boardroom.  Elliot helps distinguish what differences boards have begun to encounter and how he’s leveraged his technical background in the boardroom. In today’s episode, Elliot provides key insights from his first-hand experience building and running Veracross. He also gives us knowledge as to why he’s found success in the boardroom and how we can find similar success.  We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. They want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10  

May 20

37 min

Not all boards are created equal, however, all boards share some of the same necessities in order to operate effectively and achieve their mission. It can be difficult to identify these similarities, especially as a new director with little experience. To solve this problem and learn more about different boards and how they’re all (to some extent) similar we welcome Coco Brown to the show. Coco is bringing the golf course to the cloud, enabling executive women to thrive in the business world through simulating the realms they wish to reach, and providing them with the agency to get there. Her platform today, Athena Alliance, is informed by her 27 years in the world of Silicon Valley tech, her experiences as a female entrepreneur and CEO, and her deep appreciation for human connection as the biggest catalyst to professional advancement. In today’s episode, Coco helps us uncover what all boards need. She shares her 27 years of experience with us to share knowledge and lessons she’s learned along the way that are invaluable to us as aspiring directors.  We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. They want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10  

May 13

33 min

In the boardroom, everyone knows the importance of differentiating yourself. How you add value is evaluated and compared to others similar to yourself. How do you set yourself apart, so you alone bring a unique perspective to any endeavor? To answer these questions and more we welcome Lissa Broome to today’s episode.  Lissa currently serves as the director of the center for banking and finance at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She spends her time teaching the next generation of leaders and is here to help us learn how we can add value in new ways. In today’s episode, Lissa helps us understand what boards want and need. She helps us discover new ways that we can add value to boards in this new age of thinking.  We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. They want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10  

May 6

33 min

When stepping into a new role it’s important to quickly discern the best way for you to add value. In today’s fast-paced boardroom environment, making an immediate impact to set yourself apart is key. Especially for those of us who are relatively new in the boardroom, this can be a daunting task. To help us unpack the best ways to make an instant impact in the boardroom we welcome Ivy Slater to the show.   Ivy Slater is a professionally certified business coach, speaker, international best selling author, and podcast host. After owning and operating a 7-figure printing business, having been in the industry for 20 years, she started Slater Success which focuses on developing great leaders and facilitating business growth and expansion. In today’s episode, Ivy helps us to unpack these ideas and learn where we can most effectively add value. She discusses some aspects of her training on communication and strategic planning while also leveraging her knowledge of leadership, sustainable growth, relationships, and sales. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. They want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10   Resources Mentioned in This Episode Her Success Story Podcast Episode 40, with Deborah Pine Episode 51, with Sheila Ronning From Barre to Boardroom  2020 Women on Boards

Apr 29

33 min

A diverse boardroom is a powerful boardroom. It seems today’s boardroom is obsessing over diversity and inclusion. We’ve all heard how powerful it is and how it can add value to any boardroom in different varieties, but where does this power come from? Why does diversity improve our ability to effectively function and guide businesses through our everyday economy? Today we welcome Felicity Hassan to contemplate these questions. Felicity has built a successful career in executive search both on the agency side and in house. She started her career in London and moved to New York in 2008. Felicity is passionate about leading two business entities dedicated to putting purpose before profit, driving change by providing uncompromising solutions to both source and retain diverse talent.  In today’s episode, Felicity helps us understand how to source for diverse talent while also retaining such talent by leveraging all the benefits brought on. She helps clarify some misconceptions about diversity and inclusion and helps us to see the true benefits of all this effort. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. They want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10   Resources Mentioned in This Episode Audeliss INvolve

Apr 22

32 min

A technical background adds so much to a boardroom. It’s important to fully understand the value you are able to add in order to market yourself more effectively for a seat and reach your potential while in the boardroom. To learn some of the techniques and strategies around mastering this, we introduce Silvia Prickel. Silvia is a digital technology and business executive with a proven track record of leading, managing, and delivering highly successful business solutions to achieve revenue and cost-efficiency targets. She’s proven her ability to drive execution of time to market deliverables. She’s also an innovative and collaborative thought leader with expertise in a wide variety of technical functions.  In today’s episode, Silvia helps us understand how to leverage technical knowledge in your board search. She also helps us recognize why technical skill is so valued in the boardroom. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!      Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.    Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.    Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. The want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10   Resources Mentioned in This Episode Boardroom Bound Episode 002, Steve Barlett Boardroom Bound Episode 007, Beth Francis

Apr 15

36 min

What does it mean to join the masterclass of board leaders? What habits and traits differentiate the good from the great? Today, we analyze what it takes to make the jump in the boardroom. We uncover how we can make subtle improvements and adjustments to take our boardroom career to the next level. To answer these questions and walk us through his experiences in and around the boardroom we welcome Ralph Ward.  Ralph is publisher of the online newsletter Boardroom INSIDER, the worldwide source for practical, first-hand advice on better boards and directors. He also edits The Corporate Board magazine, the nation's leading corporate governance journal, with corporate subscribers are directors and senior officers in the U.S. and in 27 foreign countries. He is also the author of six acclaimed books on board and governance for today’s corporate boards, the challenges they face, and the answers they need to excel. In today’s episode, Ralph helps us see where we can improve in our boardroom careers while also offering some advice on how to begin your journey. He considers ways we can efficiently make the jump to the boardroom but also considers ways in which we can improve upon our boardroom leadership. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.  Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. The want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10   Resources Mentioned in This Episode Boardroom Insider Corporate Board Magazine Board Seeker Guidebook Boardroom Q&A The New Boardroom Leaders  

Apr 8

33 min

Although diversity is one foundational principle of a successful boardroom, it takes a little more than just being diverse. Diversity is an incredible benefit when implemented correctly. A lot of board directors understand that diversity is a good thing, but it’s having a board that has in place the right ideas, strategies, and people to manage the tension created by diversity. To gain some more understanding around this idea we welcome Helga Svendsen.  Helga is a connector - ideas to strategy; strategy to action and people to each other. She revels in assisting individuals, organizations and communities to engage effectively and gain clarity on their role in making the world a better place.  She is a Board member of the Royal Women's Hospital and Accident Compensation Conciliation Service in Victoria, Australia. She is also the former Chair at the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, YWCA Victoria and Social Housing Victoria. Initially trained and practicing as a lawyer, her previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of a not for profit organization providing housing and case work support to people seeking asylum, a union leader and Facilitator at Sustainability Victoria.   Helga is also the host of the Take on Board podcast, and founder of two group programs to support women into, and in, the board room. In today’s episode, Helga walks us through her experience with diversity and supplementing boardrooms with the appropriate tools to manage and take full advantage of their diversity. She discusses the challenges she’s faced and how she’s overcome them while encouraging us to take the same approach. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. The want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10 Resources Mentioned in This Episode Take on Board Podcast Eyes Wide Open by Robyn Weatherley

Apr 1

33 min

  Diversity is essential to the success of a boardroom. Inclusion creates the diversity of race, religion, and gender while also creating diversity of thought- the most important of the benefits created by diversifying a boardroom. To learn more about how diversity truly adds value to boardrooms we welcome Michele Ashby. Michele is an engaged Independent Director with a collective corporate board experience of 18 years on six corporate boards. She is currently an Independent Director for McEwen Mining Inc. and MENE Inc. as well as a subject matter expert on corporate boards, a keynote speaker and an executive business consultant.  She’s also Principal & Founder of ACE LLC and committed to training 1,000 women to be board ready. Here, her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through her unique program, ACE Board Certification Training for Women. In today’s episode, Michele walks us through her experience joining her first board, what she’s learned, and how her experiences have poised her to leave her mark in the board space through diversity and inclusion. She also reveals the secrets of diversity and why we not only want, but need a diverse boardroom. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.  Click here to listen now!    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Private Directors Association.   PDA empowers directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As one of the recognized authorities on leading boardroom practices, PDA helps today's directors be well prepared for tomorrow's challenges. I’m part of the leadership team for the Boston chapter.  And I’m very excited that on Wednesday, March 25th we’re providing a free virtual meeting offering board-relevant guidance to help companies confront the Coronavirus and mitigate its business impact.  Amid the fear, uncertainty, and disruption created by the Coronavirus, boards can make critical contributions to help their organizations withstand and recover from this escalating crisis. Their collective experience with past crises and the ability to take a long-term view can offer management very helpful perspectives during this time.  During this virtual meeting, we will discuss several key actions that boards should consider taking now.  I hope you’ll join us.  You can sign up for this free event at PDABoston.com.    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. The want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10 Resources Mentioned in This Episode Blockchain in the Boardroom - Jenniffer Wolfe ACE LLC

Mar 25

35 min

Economics can be an incredibly useful discipline if put into proper practice. In the boardroom, economists can help us as board directors make informed decisions that prepare us for what may lie ahead. There are 9 essential risks facing the boardroom in the coming decade and it’s critical to be ready for them. Today, Kathleen Camilli joins the show to help us learn more about these 9 risks facing us as board directors in this new decade. Kathleen is a former Federal Reserve-trained Wall St. economist now serving in the boardroom. Her expertise is in helping CEO’s navigate changes in the economy.  In today’s episode, Kathleen provides insights from her experience serving on two public company boards (NYSE and TSX) in the US and Canada, as well as a private cryptoasset exchange in Chicago. She leverages her experiences in these roles and provides unique insight into how she’s overcome the 9 challenges that face every board director. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound  Click here to listen now!    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Private Directors Association.   PDA empowers directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As one of the recognized authorities on leading boardroom practices, PDA helps today's directors be well prepared for tomorrow's challenges. I’m part of the leadership team for the Boston chapter.  And I’m very excited that on Wednesday, March 25th we’re providing a free virtual meeting offering board-relevant guidance to help companies confront the Coronavirus and mitigate its business impact.  Amid the fear, uncertainty, and disruption created by the Coronavirus, boards can make critical contributions to help their organizations withstand and recover from this escalating crisis. Their collective experience with past crises and the ability to take a long-term view can offer management very helpful perspectives during this time.  During this virtual meeting, we will discuss several key actions that boards should consider taking now.  I hope you’ll join us.  You can sign up for this free event at PDABoston.com.    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. The want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10 Resources Mentioned in This Episode Episode 24: What is the Best Way to Land a Board Seat, with Peter Gleason Episode 21: The Three Biggest Mistakes in a Board Interview, with Matt Craven National Association of Corporate Directors Springboard Enterprises

Mar 18

34 min

Sometimes we find ourselves in positions we would’ve never guessed we’d end up in. That’s how today’s guest found himself in the boardroom. Although not completely planned, his journey to the boardroom is filled with lessons and hints for us as aspiring directors on how to land that first board seat. Today, Jeb Banner joins the show to help us learn more about the process of getting to the boardroom. Jeb is the owner of a couple successful businesses including SmallBox, an organizational consulting firm helping businesses solve problems while learning new skill sets. After leaving SmallBox in 2018, Jeb joined Boardable, a board management software company, as its full time CEO. In today’s episode, Jeb provides expertise about preparedness for different board roles. He also largely discusses the difference between different boards and the management style required for different settings. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!   Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. The want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10

Mar 11

29 min

In all that we do, the goal is to be truly great. To add value in multiple streams, to improve the lives of those around us, and to be excellent in every endeavor. As new and aspiring board directors, this should be our approach to the boardroom. To be a driven leader that constantly adds value while making the people around you better. What does this look like in the board setting? How can we translate these ideals and principles into the boardroom? Today, Julie Daum joins the conversation to help us solve these issues. Julie has over two decades of experience in board services with Spencer Stuart. She’s spent her career filtering through board candidates and knows what makes a great board director. In today’s episode, Julie provides expert insights and tips for us as aspiring board directors on how to make ourselves great. She helps us understand what traits and characteristics are most vital to board success and also gives us insights from the recruiting side of things. We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode JobStars USA Tools of the Trade There are tools and resources out there to help you short-circuit the boardroom search process. The trick is knowing the right ones to use.  My commitment to you is that I will always go first. I continually explore what's needed. I experiment with what works and what doesn't. The tools and resources I recommend come with a discount for my audience. If you're trying to quickly build your board resume and want some expert help, consider JobStars USA.  JobStars provides Resume Writing Services and Career Coaching for entry through executive-level professionals across virtually every industry. They’re versatile but very good (and very experienced). They offer a 30-day period of unlimited edits with whatever package you choose. The want to ensure you're happy with the final version.  SAVE 10% OFF ANY ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: Boardroom10

Mar 4

42 min

A board composition matrix identifies the skills, knowledge, experience and capabilities desired of a board to enable it to meet both the current and future challenges of the entity. The creation of a board skills matrix is an opportunity for considered reflection and productive discussion on how the board of directors is constituted currently and also how it believes it should best be constituted in the future to align with the strategic objectives of the entity. The board skills matrix should always be tailored to the unique circumstances and requirements of the company concerned. While developing your matrix, the trick is to focus on actions needed. Consider what people will do rather than what people are.  This can be done by asking two questions: a) What are the three most important things for our board to accomplish this year?b) Do we have the right people on the board to make those happen? Today’s episode of the board composition matrix mini-series welcomes Terri Duhon to the discussion. Terri is a 25-year veteran of financial markets and author of How the Trading Floor Really Works. She spent 10 years on the trading floors of New York and London and currently sits as Chair of the Board of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd. and sits as the chair of the Risk Committee for Rathbone Brothers PLC. In today’s episode, Terri provides expert financial market insights and tips for us as aspiring board directors. She helps us understand how she leverages her experience and how she began her journey into and throughout the boardroom. We discuss these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.   Click here to listen now!  Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Feb 26

37 min

A board composition matrix identifies the skills, knowledge, experience and capabilities desired by a board to enable it to meet both the current and future challenges of the entity. The creation of a board skills matrix is an opportunity for considered reflection and productive discussion on how the board of directors is constituted currently and also how it believes it should best be constituted in the future to align with the strategic objectives of the entity. The board skills matrix should always be tailored to the unique circumstances and requirements of the company concerned.  While developing your matrix, the trick is to focus on actions needed. Consider what people will do rather than what people are.  This can be done by asking two questions: a) What are the three most important things for our board to accomplish this year?b) Do we have the right people on the board to make those happen? Today’s installment of the board composition matrix mini-series welcomes Deborah Midanek to the discussion. Deborah has more than 30 year’s experience in the boardroom. She currently sits as chairman of 6 different board of directors. She’s the author of The Governance Revolution, a compact guide full of information that every board member needs to know!   In today’s episode, Deborah helps us identify the critical information that will help us succeed in the boardroom. She shares with us her broad business background which she leverages in all of her roles. She is most known for her activities as a corporate turnaround CEO and shares all of this knowledge with us today. We discuss these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.   Click here to listen now!  Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Feb 19

33 min

A board composition matrix identifies the skills, knowledge, experience and capabilities desired by a board to enable it to meet both the current and future challenges of the entity. The creation of a board skills matrix is an opportunity for considered reflection and productive discussion on how the board of directors is constituted currently and also how it believes it should best be constituted in the future to align with the strategic objectives of the entity. The board skills matrix should always be tailored to the unique circumstances and requirements of the company concerned.  While developing your matrix, the trick is to focus on actions needed. Consider what people will do rather than what people are.  This can be done by asking two questions: a) What are the three most important things for our board to accomplish this year?b) Do we have the right people on the board to make those happen? Our next installment of the board composition matrix mini-series welcomes Francesca Ecsery to the discussion. Francesca primarily has experience as a Non-Executive Director working for over 30 years with start-ups in the digital and retail industries. She is an expert in consumer marketing, branding, and commercial strategies which deliver growth and profits.   In today’s episode, Francesca helps us analyze the challenges faced on the board of a start-up. She discusses her roles and experiences as a Board Executive and what skillsets she’s leveraged most in her experience. She helps familiarize us with the dynamic of a start-up board, how it differs from the boards of established companies, and what skills / techniques are vital to guarantee the success of a start-up. We discuss these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Feb 12

33 min

A board composition matrix identifies the skills, knowledge, experience and capabilities desired by a board to enable it to meet both the current and future challenges of the entity. The creation of a board skills matrix is an opportunity for considered reflection and productive discussion on how the board of directors is constituted currently and also how it believes it should best be constituted in the future to align with the strategic objectives of the entity. The board skills matrix should always be tailored to the unique circumstances and requirements of the company concerned.  While developing your matrix, the trick is to focus on actions needed. Consider what people will do rather than what people are.  This can be done by asking two questions: a) What are the three most important things for our board to accomplish this year?b) Do we have the right people on the board to make those happen? Our third episode of the board composition matrix mini-series welcomes Maria Garcia Nielsen to the discussion. Maria has extensive experience in the boardroom and was named a Global Fortune 200 Division CEO. She has a proven track record of building companies with deep domain knowledge in IT services. She also leverages her background in engineering with strategic, digital, and operational skills.   In today’s episode, Maria helps inform us of challenges faced in the international board space. She helps us identify key differences and shares with us the knowledge required to prepare for these different obstacles. She also shares about some of her experiences serving on the two private boards she’s currently with. We discuss these topics and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.   Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Feb 5

33 min

A board composition matrix identifies the skills, knowledge, experience and capabilities desired of a board to enable it to meet both the current and future challenges of the entity. The creation of a board skills matrix is an opportunity for considered reflection and productive discussion on how the board of directors is constituted currently and also how it believes it should best be constituted in the future to align with the strategic objectives of the entity. The board skills matrix should always be tailored to the unique circumstances and requirements of the company concerned. While developing your matrix, the trick is to focus on actions needed. Consider what people will do rather than what people are.  This can be done by asking two questions: a) What are the three most important things for our board to accomplish this year?b) Do we have the right people on the board to make those happen? Our second installment of the board composition matrix mini-series welcomes Gina Luna to the discussion. Gina has extensive experience in the boardroom and currently serves on 4 different boards (3 private 1 public) as well as serving as the CEO of Luna Strategies, LLC a consulting company that advises companies on key strategic initiatives and complex issues.   In today’s episode, Gina shares with us her knowledge of strategic planning and in what ways a strategic planning expert can seriously improve the operation of a company. She helps us consider how strategic thinking impacts a board and what you as an aspiring board director can do to begin recognizing how boards leverage strategic thinking in their operation. Join us as we discuss these ideas and more on this episode of Boardroom Bound.   Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Jan 29

31 min

A board composition matrix identifies the skills, knowledge, experience, and capabilities desired of a board to enable it to meet both the current and future challenges of the entity.  The creation of a board skills matrix is an opportunity for considered reflection and productive discussion on how the board of directors is constituted currently and also how it believes it should best be constituted in the future to align with the strategic objectives of the entity. The board skills matrix should always be tailored to the unique circumstances and requirements of the company concerned. While developing your matrix, the trick is to focus on the actions needed. Consider what people will do rather than what people are.  This can be done by asking two questions: a) What are the three most important things for our board to accomplish this year? b) Do we have the right people on the board to make those happen? As we begin our discussion surrounding the board composition matrix and kick-off our mini-series predicated on this idea, we welcome Kevin Rauckman to the show. Kevin is the first member of our board composition matrix mini-series and brings with him unmatched financial expertise. From his experience in global technology, financial services, and manufacturing Kevin has picked up invaluable knowledge which he shares with us today.  In today’s episode, we explore the elements that contribute to financial reporting, growth, business strategy, and operational execution. Today’s episode also addresses many of the challenges aspiring directors may face while trying to land a public company board seat. Kevin’s experience ascending the boardroom ladder helps us learn from his successes, but also the lessons he’s learned along the way.   Click here to listen now!      Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Jan 22

35 min

The current board space is in a constant state of change. Knowing what to expect and what signs to know and recognize. As an aspiring director, it can be challenging to gain this knowledge without any prior assistance.  To help equip us with the tools to be an effective board director is Martha Josephson. Martha is the founder and leader of the global Digital segment of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice. She advises digital media companies in Silicon Valley and has deep experience recruiting talent to develop the digital capabilities of consumer companies. She conducts both senior management and board director searches and provides board effectiveness consulting. In today’s episode, we discuss the importance of talent recruitment specifically in board director search and how to optimize that process. Similarly, we discuss the importance of board effectiveness. We address these ideas, and many others on this episode of Boardroom Bound.  Click here to listen now!  Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

Jan 15

35 min

Today’s boardroom environment seems to be ever-changing and at times it may be challenging to keep up with the latest news, thought processes, or developments. Especially as an aspiring board director, it can be challenging to prepare yourself to successfully serve a role in such a dynamic area. Now more than ever, communication and governance efforts are seeing new standards set annually. It’s imperative for a boardroom’s success to own processes like financial reporting and public relations especially. To help us make sense of these principles and dynamic environment, I found the expert on corporate governance and financial reporting, Amy Rojik. Amy boasts more than 25 years’ experience in the auditing profession, engaging with financial reporting executives, audit committees, and board members.  In today’s episode, we address the importance of reporting and how reporting standards have changed throughout the past decade. Join us as we unpack some interesting statistics: Majority of boards do not report on diversity, 66% saying they do not include corporate filings Sustainability reporting is deprioritized. 65% don’t think ESG and sustainability reports are valuable for investors. 48% of boards say they are actively preparing for an economic downturn.  We address these ideas, and many others on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode BDO National Assurance Board Survey 

Jan 8

33 min

As a board member, whether currently sitting or aspiring, your goal needs to be focused on how you can add value as this ultimately is where you’ll find the best chance of landing on or contributing to a board. Especially in today’s boardrooms, strategic thinkers are sought after because they add value. No longer are board members executing as they would in the C-Suite but rather offering guidance and feedback backed by strategic thinking. Although the answer is clear, getting there is more difficult. Where does strategic thinking begin and how are aspiring board members to begin transforming their way of thinking to leverage strategy in decision-making? How do we establish effective frameworks and approaches and what do those look like? To answer these questions, I tracked down the expert on all things boardroom strategy, Rich Horwath. Rich is one of the top global thought leaders on strategy. His interactive Deep Dive Strategic Thinking Program is helping leadership teams not only develop their strategic thinking skills but also their strategic action/execution skills. In today’s episode, we unpack how aspiring board directors can add value through strategic thinking and how to transition into the guiding, coaching role. We also address the idea of why strategic action and execution skills are crucial to your success in the boardroom. We address these ideas, and many others on this episode of Boardroom Bound.   Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Strategy Skills Website Strategy Man Book

Jan 1

32 min

In this day and age, LinkedIn is as useful a tool as any. It’s vital to represent and brand yourself excellently online. Building a meaningful network while simultaneously selling yourself and how you add value should be the motivation behind your profile. However, simply having a profile is not enough.  LinkedIn has expanded over the last decade to facilitate an incredibly larger pool of users while also offering an increasingly diverse set of applications. Of the nearly 250 million monthly users, how are you to set yourself apart? Where do you start and how can you leverage all the tools and benefits that LinkedIn provides? To answer these questions, I sought out the expert of LinkedIn profiling, John Nemo. John is an online course creator and the bestselling author of LinkedIn Riches: How to Use LinkedIn for Business, Sales & Marketing! John’s work has been featured by The Huffington Post, Business insider, and LinkedIn’s official marketing blog. In today’s episode, we engage in how users can differentiate themselves while leveraging all that LinkedIn has to offer. Here are three of John’s top tips on what to focus on when creating your LinkedIn profile.   TIP #1: Make it clear what you do, how you add value, how you can help whoever reaches you. Use your bio and about section to do this really well. TIP #2: Make personal connections with the individuals you come in contact with by doing research and learning about the individual! TIP #3: Use your picture space to your advantage. For example, if you’re looking for a board seat your LinkedIn should reflect that in the header  We address these tips, an many others on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode LinkedIn Riches John Nemo's Website

Dec 2019

36 min

As we transition into a new era of corporate governance, the need to bridge the gender gap is larger than ever. Today’s governance styles depend on bridging this gap, whereas, previous boardroom leadership styles neglected this striking imbalance. As companies more intentionally recognize and correct this imbalance, they simultaneously recognize the added benefits and success that comes with diversity. Although a top priority for boardrooms now, finding supply to fill these roles is complicated. Women making the jump to the boardroom are often stuck in a difficult position of confusion and misdirection. Where can these women look to find answers? How do individuals know when they’re ready? Where do they start? To address all this, I want to introduce you to Sheila Ronning.  Sheila is founder and CEO of Women in the Boardroom – an organization helping bridge the gender gap in the boardroom.  She's an expert on boardroom diversity and leadership and a trailblazer in working toward gender equality in the boardroom. In today’s episode, we explore how women can prepare themselves for boardroom leadership. Sheila offers us insight into where to start, how to market yourself, and how to leverage your tools. Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Women in the Boardroom Episode 30: How to Land a Board Seat and Be a Great Director Episode 29: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others

Dec 2019

39 min

As we push on into a new age of boardroom leadership, the landscape is shifting to reflect a larger need for gender equality. Today’s leadership styles thrive on diversity and suffer without proper inclusion. Previous boardroom strategies are being exchanged for more successful, diverse leadership. It’s commonplace now to hear continuous advocacy for gender equality in the boardroom. Other than pure popularity, what other reasons support the need for gender equality? Where can we see the results and the reflected benefits of diversity? Why is there an increasing demand for women in the boardroom?  To address all this, I want to introduce you to Kiersten Barnet.  Kiersten is the Global Head of Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index which tracks the financial performance of companies leading in data transparency and excellence as it relates to women. In today’s episode, we explore why women add value to boardroom leadership and how diversity is actually the key to success!  Kiersten will help us to understand how boardroom excellence is promoted by gender equality and what sort of comparisons we can make to verify these ideas.   Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 30% Club Book: Good Time To Be A Girl

Dec 2019

33 min

Boardrooms are experiencing significant transformation. The older model of boardroom leadership is obsolete. The new age of governance requires diversity of thought in the boardroom; and that doesn't happen if a board is pale, male, and stale.   Boardrooms now need a different combination of skills and talents that far exceed the capabilities of a stale boardroom. There is an increasing demand for a new way of thinking.     But, where does this new insight come from? And, how are boardrooms able to take advantage of this new thought process?   To address all this, I want to introduce you to Gloria Feldt.  Gloria is a nationally acclaimed expert on women, power, and authentic leadership and Glamour’s Woman of the Year.   In today’s episode, we explore how women add unique and valuable insight and why they’re essential to boardroom success.  Gloria will help prepare us to understand women’s relationship with power and how they help boardrooms to achieve their leadership goals! Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Podcast: Take The Lead Women Book: No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

Dec 2019

29 min

Boardrooms are experiencing major transformation and disruption as we transition into a world that demands greater transparency, digitalization, and social accountability. The old ways of doing business are becoming less relevant. Directors now need different skills, a sense of purpose and capabilities that far exceed being well connected and experienced. There is an increasing demand for a new type of board member to help govern companies and organizations in the 21st century. But, where will the next generation of directors come from? And, how do you become a non-executive board director, especially if you consider yourself an ‘outsider’? To address all this, I want to introduce you to Paul Smith.  Paul is the founder of the Future Directors Institute, an international training company dedicated to preparing next-generation leaders to lead in the boardroom.  In today’s episode, we explore the process of finding and securing a board role and how to overcome the significant challenges that stand in your way. You'll get a practical takeaway from today; Paul calls this the 5 C's: Commitment -- Know your why, what, when and where you wish to serve Contribution -- Identify and powerfully articulate your unique contribution to the boardroom Credibility -- Clearly demonstrate that you'd be an asset, not a risk, to the boardroom Community -- It's all about who knows you and what they say about you to others Confidence -- You know you can take on the challenge and secure your ideal board role Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Book: Right Seat Right Table Podcast: Boardroom Hustle Future Directors Institute

Nov 2019

34 min

The presence of a strong, independent and effective board is increasingly critical to the success of every organization.  So appointing a non-executive director is a vitally important decision for any board. But what's the process behind appointing a director?  How does someone actually land a board seat?   To ensure they get it right, organizations are increasingly turning to executive search firms.  Spencer Stuart is one of the most respected names in the industry.   For more than 30 years, they have helped clients build diverse boards with a blend of skills and experience that match the strategic direction of the organizations.  For example, they've placed 1,600 directors globally over the past three years.  They recruit chairmen and directors for public, private equity-backed, major private and family-owned companies, as well as startups and nonprofit organizations. Today we invite one of their partners in the board practice onto the show: Bob DeVries.   Bob brings more than 20 years of management and strategy experience to today’s episode. And he's experienced both sides of working with Spencer Stuart -- first from being recruited from one executive role to another and then, ultimately, joining the firm as a partner in the board search practice.  Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode 2019 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index

Nov 2019

39 min

Boardroom presence is essential to the success of a company. And also to your ability to land a board seat.   The leadership qualities of executives are built through years of experience and mentorship. Developing the qualities of a successful board executive is paramount to an individual’s success in the seat.  Today we introduce you to Nancy Sheppard. Nancy is founder and CEO of Women2Boards; a company whose mission is to propel executive women on their path to the boardroom.  Nancy joins the podcast to discuss a possible talent shortage looming for corporate boards. She also covers: What is causing this shortage of talent despite high demand and a low supply of board seats?  How can aspiring board directors take advantage and fill the needs amidst this shortage? Nancy and I address these questions in the latest episode. Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Book: Get On Board Athena Alliance Women2Boards 2020 Women on Boards Episode 30: How to Land a Board Seat And Be a Great Director

Nov 2019

39 min

Fact: digital disruption is challenging board rooms! Digital disruption has impacted nearly every industry. Retail, transportation, and even certain parts of healthcare have been upended, as market disruptors supplant long-standing companies. Research also shows that half of the S&P 500 companies will be replaced over the next 10 years. The forecast is pretty clear: disrupt, or be disrupted.  We sat down with Dottie Schindlinger, VP of Thought Leadership for Diligent, to discuss how boards today are tackling technological unrest. In this episode, we cover how the role of boards has changed over the past decade—and what changes we can expect to see in the future.  Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Episode 24: What is the Best Way to Land a Board Seat? Book: Governance in the Digital Age Podcast: The Corporate Director Diligent

Nov 2019

34 min

Serving on a Board of Directors is a milestone many executives choose to pursue, and with good reason. It’s a prestigious role and can be exciting and rewarding. The problem is, most people seeking a Board position approach it like they would a job search. They update their resume, let their network know they’re looking, and search online. But resumes and cover letters aren’t the go-to method when it comes to landing a Board seat. Especially since Board seats are a niche area of executive search – and a highly competitive one at that. In fact, traditional board and advisory solutions are suited only for the world’s largest public companies. So today we're introducing you to an up-start which is changing the board search business model. In Touch provides flexible solutions that allow companies of all sizes to discover the impact experience executives, advisors, and board members can have on growing their business.  In Touch's CEO, Matthew Roberts, joins the podcast to explain how his firm helps you Dig into your unique selling points to understand what you can offer a board and how to contribute as a board member Master the art of applying for board roles and translating your talents to meet a brief Become an interview pro through simulations and real-time feedback on your interview technique Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Webinar: Steps to Landing Your First Board  Podcast: In Touch Talks Business

Oct 2019

28 min

Have you ever considered becoming a board member? Not sure what it involves, or how to make it happen? Many people think the ideal starting point for a board career is joining a nonprofit board. But this experience can vary widely -- from joining a local mom-and-pop charity to a national, well-established organization.   On this week’s show, we talk to Judith Cronin. Judith is one of the best nonprofit leaders I've ever met! And that's reflected in the quality of her board. She gives us a great insight into the dos and don'ts of building and running a high-quality nonprofit board.  Especially a board at a recognizable entity like the YMCA. Judith is an expert in nonprofit board development. We discuss how to build a strong board of directors and plan for the future. Topics include: Board Development Board Recruitment Board Member Responsibilities Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.  Resources Mentioned in This Episode YMCA of the North Shore

Oct 2019

38 min

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