Individual support to help you reach the next step in your non-executive career

Our 1-on-1 Mini Mentoring package has been developed to enable you to address your specific challenges and overcome any barriers to move to the next level in your non-executive career. Whether you are searching for a first role, looking to expand your portfolio or somewhere in between, our highly experienced qualified mentors can help. 

The package includes our signature 1-on-1 Board CV review followed by a mentoring session to help you develop a plan to reach your goals.

Both sessions are delivered virtually, either using a video conferencing app or a phone call, at times of mutual convenience.

"Incredible insights, specific feedback and forensic input, great strategy and advice, empathetic and personable - just wonderful and empowering!" Member feedback on our Mini-Mentoring Package


What is included:

1-on-1 Board CV Review: find out if your Board CV truly does you justice as a candidate and if it will hit home with recruiters. 

Reviewing your draft Board CV, your experienced mentor will discuss with you what is working well and how it could be improved. Ideally, you will produce your initial draft using our ‘Building a Board CV’ online learning course (included in our Full/Corporate Membership).

(1 x 30 minute 1-on-1 sessions, plus prior analysis of your draft Board CV)

One-off mentoring session: an individual session to examine the topic of your choosing, guided by your expert mentor. Some issues which this session could look at include (but aren’t limited to):

  • how and when to get that first board role;
  • targeting paid and more competitive roles;
  • making the move to a portfolio career;
  • getting your message across in the boardroom;
  • dealing with boardroom dynamics;
  • taking the next step onto listed boards or into Chair roles.

(One hour 1-on-1 session)

If you have any queries about this mini-mentoring package’s suitability for your situation, please get in touch at / 020 3925 4080

About your mentors:

You will be matched with one of our mentors, who both have extensive experience in coaching and mentoring, as well as being Board Chairs and NEDs themselves. 

Julie Ashworth 
Julie is CEO of Broadreach providing specialist leadership consulting services to global blue-chip companies and works extensively as an Executive Coach with various FTSE 100 companies. She is a Women on Boards Ambassador who co-leads our Getting to the C-Suite leadership programme and also provides our 1-on-1 support to members working on their Board CVs.
Julie is Chair of Clear Returns, one of the UK’s most exciting technology start-ups and Chair of Directors Edinburgh. She has held Interim Retail Director roles with Liberty and Punch Taverns after beginning her career with Tesco where she built a formidable reputation for delivering excellence in operations. She also spent time as a retail specialist and Executive Partner EMEA with IBM.
She lives in Edinburgh and one of our two Lead Members in Scotland.

Alison Thorne
Alison spent over two years as a partner in an executive search firm, set up a business that supports companies to deliver through their people and now also combines this experience to mentor individuals at transition points in their careers. She is Women on Boards Ambassador who co-delivers our Board CV Masterclass and also the provides 1-on-1 follow-up.
Alison is Chair of the leading equality charity Chwarae Teg and a Board Member of Sport Wales. Alison held executive board and leadership positions at Mothercare, Lego Retail, George at Asda, Kingfisher and Otto UK and has held a range of non-executive and committee roles.
Alison is based in Cardiff and is one of our two Lead Members in Wales.

Full/ Corporate/ Global Members - £350 (inc VAT)


Basic Members - £450 (inc VAT)