Board KickStarter Group Coaching Program for Women - November 2019

Book your place in the November program here.

A group-coaching program for professional women to prepare for the launch of their Non Executive Director role and increase your impact on your career, community and organisations.

Explore what makes a good Board great in a safe, motivating, encouraging and fun environment. It's like being part of a sports team preparing for an event - an experienced coach at your side along with the rest of the team to cheer you on! You'll be able to learn and get support from each other and benefit from the coaching of experienced Board Director and lawyer Helga Svendsen.

Day 1: Saturday, 16 November, 9.30am - 5.00pm

Day 2: Saturday, 23 November, 9.30am - 2.30pm

Day 3: Saturday, 30 November, 9.30am - 2.30pm

Location: Brunswick

If you have been considering a step into a Non Executive Director role yet you're not sure what's needed, where to look or where you could fit in then this is the group for you.

Super early bird - $1,080 (+GST)

Early bird - $1,440 (+GST)

Full price - $1,800 (+GST).

Note: to avoid booking fees (to pay by direct debit), please get in touch and we can arrange to issue an invoice instead.

Scholarships I am committed to encouraging diversity and equality and have a number of scholarships available for this program. Two scholarship places are available at 75% discount. As a guide, someone applying for this scholarship might be a woman who is undertaking unpaid caring responsibilities, or in part time work and/or in the not-for-profit sector and will likely be earning less than $50,000. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, you will need to provide an outline of your reasons and evidence of financial circumstances and, if accepted, you will be provided a code to register and pay. Please contact Helga on

Note: This program is designed for women only.


Hands-on approach Helga's 'Board KickStarter Group Coaching Program for Women' provides a practical, hands-on approach to developing your own personal strategy to becoming a board member. Aside from creating my own framework to becoming a Board Member in the near future, it provided me with valuable insight into how I can work better with my own Board, and introduced me to a supportive group of inspiring women. Jade Barnaby, National Accreditation & Compliance Manager at Tyre Stewardship Australia

Enlightening, interesting and thought-provoking The Board KickStarter program was great for motivating me, improving my confidence and connecting with other strong, interesting women. It really got me thinking about what's involved and helped me realise I can do lots of things. I found it enlightening, interesting and thought-provoking. To others who are thinking about doing the program I would say it's good for getting into positive thinking. Georgy Wood, Strategic communications and engagement adviser

Definitely worthwhile! Highly recommend Board KickStarter program if you are considering joining a Board for the first time. Helga is a great coach who provides practical steps and advice needed to apply for your first Board role in a fun and supportive environment. It's also a great opportunity to meet other professional women who are seeking to do the same. Definitely worthwhile! Dimi Boubolas, Program Director and Executive General Manager in insurance

Go do it! Definitely sign up The Board KickStarter program was a really good overview of responsibilities of Directors and governance role and issues. I really enjoyed it - it was fun, collaborative and inspiring. To those that are thinking about it, I say "Go do it! Definitely sign up". Bring your thoughts and experience and also an open mind to absorb what you learn. Thanks for the opportunity. Helga facilitated the program with a combination of her energy and passion for driving women to be confident in taking a path to directorships. Anna Chung, Senior Finance Executive

A useful way to rethink career development Helga's Board KickStarter program was a really good way to explore and understand what's involved in a NFP Board and how to go about it. But it was more than just that - it was also a useful way to rethink career development. The atmosphere was was creative and collegiate - a supportive network. Helga helped us to inspire ourselves. I'd recommend it to anyone in career transition or who is seeking to take up a Non Executive Director role. Melissa Clarkson, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Members Equity Bank

Positive and uplifting sessions I recently completed the Board KickStarter with Helga Svendsen. Helga provided positive and uplifting sessions. She guided the group to set attainable personal and professional goals and gave us confidence to identify our strengths in order to determine some clear direction in our future career path.The sessions had a fabulous energy and it was great to share the experince with five inspiring women! Nadine Gaskell, Knox Council

Book your place in the November program here.

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