Kylie is one of those people that if you get the chance to know them you realise you’ve happened upon someone quite special. Her knowledge of the corporate world and its governance is second to none, but what makes Kylie different is her passion for making that world better for those inside and out and her generosity in helping people find their purpose and articulate how they can contribute to organisations. I’ve just completed the Welcome to the Boardroom course and found it incredibly useful for planning my own career journey. I would recommend Kylie to any one in the corporate world thinking about their next steps or their potential for a portfolio career.
Kylie’s passionate approach to life is inspiring and infectious, my experience in dealing with Director Institute has been very positive. Kylie is an authentic business leader, there is no hidden agenda and I recommend Kylie’s skills and experience to anyone seeking to propel their business or career.
Prior to attending the the Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass I read other feedback from those who attended previously. As such I did have high expectations from the event. I must say my experience surpassed the expectations. Kylie and Sonia were inspirational and their practical tips and insights were simple, logical and relevant. I so enjoyed it and am now thinking of attending another one!!!
If you have ever worked with someone who you could instantly build a rapport with, and could see immediately that “They knew their stuff” and could help you solve a problem, pivot from it, or guide you to a better place, then you will understand why I am recommending Kylie as an Entrepreneur, Board Advisor and for Executive career advice and recruitment, Board development and placement, including Leadership development.
I attended the Welcome to the Boardroom seminar and it was chock full of not just inspiration and information but solid, practical, achievable steps to making your portfolio board career a reality. Kylie (and Sonia on leadership) were terrific, and the room was full of interested and interesting people. Hands down one of the best events of this type I have ever attended. Perhaps the best even. Well worth the investment. Thoroughly recommended.
I am an experienced Principal of a very large school and a member of Not For Profit Boards. I recently attended the Director Institute Welcome to the Boardroom masterclass. It was simply brilliant. The nine-hour seminar was jammed packed with quality, in-depth information covering a breadth of issues relating to the tools and strategies required to transition into becoming a board member; developing an awareness of your unique selling point; the skills boards may require; qualities of leadership for a board member and chairman; and, strategies to transition one’s qualities and skills into in getting to this next level. The sessions were delivered expertly. The networking opportunity was brilliant. Great work Kylie, George and Sonia. I gained much from the masterclass. Thank you
I recently attended Director Institute – Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass as my first event as a member of the Director Institute.
I enjoyed each session because they were informative, educational, entertaining and practical, presenting key elements of the next generation directors tool set, such as creating a vision for your future, leadership, what makes a successful leader and leading with impact, networking (properly and effectively),how to fast track your board search strategy, creating your own brand, and presenting yourself and your career in a way that cannot be ignored by prospective employers such as founders, owners and boards.
At the end of this training, with Director Institute tools, techniques. methodologies and examples in hand, I am excited, inspired, enthusiastic. motivated, supported and confident about the opportunities for me to create an extraordinary and rewarding career of board service.
I was invited by Kylie to attend the Masterclass which is run by her organisation the Director Institute.
The day was thought provoking and very professionally run but beyond that I met some wonderful likeminded people who will be invaluable to my network.
Kylie is very well connected and I would recommend attending one of her events and connecting with her. Thank you.
Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass was a great event, packed with useful information and tips. During the day we were encouraged to think about how to develop a strategy to enhance our board careers and really given the time to start creating what would make us stand out in the crowd. I also met some really interesting people so it provided an excellent networking opportunity. Finally the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and facilitated an easy exchange of thoughts and ideas.
I attended Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass in Sydney. I found the day to be extremely beneficial with speakers who were both knowledgeable and passionate on the topics. It gave me a great insight into the need for a career plan and also how to develop that strategy. The day also helped me to understand the importance of personal branding and how to achieve that. All in all I’m extremely glad I attended this and have little doubt it will help me in obtaining board positions in the near future
Kylie, I want to thank you, George Garrup and Sonia McDonald, for the excellent facilitation at Next Generation Director Institute Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass.
I enjoyed the event, made excellent networking contacts and I value the relationship now established with your team.
Indeed I would like to register my recommendation to those who are either wishing to extend their current Board portfolio, or to seek practical guidance on how to start a Non-Executive Board career, to contact Kylie Hammond at Director Institute.
The Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass hosted by Director Institute was a very valuable starting point for me in becoming more serious about taking my board directorship ambitions further. Many of us who have been in business for lengthy periods often feel that the step to board positions will be relatively straight forward. The reality is that having a ‘playbook’ that clearly defines and assists in positioning you for the most appropriate roles is invaluable. Director Institute helps focus the approach in easily understood modules and they provide the resources to ensure you start on the right step. The networking throughout the day was very well structured and I felt that there was a lot to take away from the experience. I would highly recommend attending for those with board aspirations.
Director Institute ‘Welcome to the Boardroom’ Masterclass hosted by Kylie in Brisbane recently was excellent. Kylie is an engaging and informative presenter. No airs and graces. Kylie’s ability to speak from personal experience and share her inside knowledge was enlightening. Kylie kept it real, enabling participants to gain clarity on their professional goals and build awareness of the foundational skills needed to launch or expand a Board career.
Having had the pleasure of seeing Kylie in action gives me confidence to recommend her and the Director Institute for any individual looking to broaden their portfolio to include directorship.
I enjoyed very much participation in the Sydney Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass. It provided real practical advice about seeking board positions and provided excellent guidance to me as to how I personally can further develop my career as a Director. I will also work on further building relationships that started yesterday across a multi discipline group of like minded people.I strongly recommend to anybody wishing to build a Director portfolio joining the Director Institute.
Kylie has been instrumental in guiding me in the process of implementing an Advisory Board for my business, Red Fern Lingerie. Her knowledge in business has been a great assistance to me and her extensive network has allowed me to be introduced to key people who will assist me in growing my business and brand. Thanks to Kylie’s recommendations, I am now working with highly talented, skilled and experienced people, and both my business and myself will benefit.
My association with Kylie has been inspirational and rewarding. Not only have I learnt from Kylie’s experience, but her recommendations and her approach to planning to achieve is truly remarkable. I have no hesitation in endorsing and recommending Kylie whatsoever.
I connected with Kylie late last year after I enrolled as a Member of Director Institute. Two things impressed me most about Kylie. One, her mission to make Australian Boards more diverse, not merely in terms of gender, but also ethnicity, functional background, entrepreneurial flair and a new level of commitment to governance. Secondly, Kylie’s straight talk. She calls a spade a spade not even a shovel. As someone who is very discerning about which Boards I want to be on, I believe Kylie is the right person to get me there however long it takes.
Kylie and her team of experts really know their stuff… when it comes to planning, positioning and acquiring board level positions. I recommend if you are considering a board career, or are a board director looking to increase your board portfolio, or are a company looking to fill a board director placement, that you speak with Kylie, George and the expert team at Director Institute.
Thoroughly recommend attending the Director Institute ‘Welcome to the Boardroom’ Masterclass. Filled with insightful and relevant content, Kylie and her team have created a program which prepares and equips any current or future directors with the appropriate understanding of what is required and expected from today’s serving board members. Well done!
So you want to be a company director? Sit at the big table? I think we all do. I certainly do. There comes a time in life when this is just the correct thing to do. For me I’ve achieved much of what I set out to do in my career and it’s time to captilise on my knowledge and experience by serving on boards. Enter “Welcome to the Boardroom”. An intensive one day course run by Director Institute Next Generation Directors and presented by Kylie Hammond, George Garrop, and Sonia McDonald. In a busy schedule one day was enough to explore the fundamentals of building a board career, meet a fascinating group of like minded individuals, find the inspiration to pursue the goal of a board career, and understand the path forward. If it’s time to add Executive Director and / or Advisory Board Member to your CV this is the place to start.
I can highly recommend the Director Institute’s Masterclass. A day filled with insights, implementable tips, hacks and short cuts. Real life examples and experience from Australia’s leading Boardroom talent organisation. A great balance of examples, personal reflection, development of your own value proposition and opportunity to network with Directors, VC’s and captain’s of industry. If you are looking to transition your knowledge and experience into the boardroom, the Director Institute is the organisation to align with.
Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass is a very good introduction to understand what is required in securing a board position. The information delivered was of high quality and there was no fluff . The content was concise and relevant and I walked out with a good understanding of what needs to be done to secure a board position.
Director Institute Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass was a brilliant launchpad for me, as I look to grow my Board portfolio. Her depth of experience is impressive and her practical advice invaluable.
Great day with Kylie and her team and a lot of valuable content delivered in a short space of time. The day is brought to life with real personal examples and is broken down into valuable takeaways for individuals to action for their own Director ambitions
I would recommend the Director Institute for anyone looking for a board position. Kylie brings a wealth of knowledge and support to all discussions and has helped guide my decisions in accepting board roles.
Thanks for a great day at the Director Institute Masterclass.
It rebooted me into action and I will now take my Board career to the next level.
A wonderful network of people; thoroughly recommend the program to other like-minded professionals.