Episode 039

How to Land Your First Board Seat, with Jan Molino

Sep 25, 2019 | Boardroom Bound

Why you need a comprehensive portfolio of career-building and board development services

About this episode

Jan Molino spent 16 years in retained executive search where she specialized in advising boards around leadership assessment and succession.

She then founded Aspire Ascend — an organization that helps executive women across the full spectrum of industries, businesses, organizations and the nonprofit arena who aim to build lasting legacies of outstanding boardroom performance.

Now Jan dispenses timeless advice to those seeking a board role. Such as, the way to your board seat is through your network, so be smart, be strategic, and be collaborative in building your network.

Since board opportunities are often privately circulated, your network is your biggest asset if you are positioning yourself for a Directorship. To drive the best results, be specific about what you are offering and asking for. Instead of waiting to be discovered, let people know you are actively seeking a Director role. Amplify your voice through existing connections. Network with purpose!

Being able to articulate your unique value proposition is the best way to “help your network help you.” Your unique value proposition includes not only the skills but also the different elements of your background and network, as well as your personal brand. Too many people overlook this last point: your personal brand is how you market yourself to the world, primarily through your digital footprint, and it should appropriately reflect your value proposition.

Jan has so much wisdom about landing a board seat.  Click here to listen now!

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