Episode 140:

The Keys to Succeeding in Your Boardroom Search, with Clint Allen

Sep 1, 2021 | Boardroom Bound

Exploring experiences and avenues to success.

About this episode

Breaking into the boardroom can often be a daunting task, however, recourses exist to help those who sit on boards, and those who aspire to. As Clint Allen joins us, we dive into finding board seats, succeeding in them, and the American College of Corporate Directors.

 

Clint was born in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1944. He attended Cardinal Spellman High School and Phillips Exeter Academy and moved on to graduate Harvard class of 1967, playing football and crew. Clint worked as an investment banker on Wall Street from graduation until 2001, and even provided financing for Blockbuster Video, serving on board until it sold to Viacom in 1994. Clint has served on 18 public boards, and most recently, founded the American College of Corporate Directors in 2004. We recorded this episode before Clint’s passing this past December, and would like to dedicate this episode to his memory and honor the wisdom that he sought to share with others.

 

In today’s episode, Clint shares stories from his experience on Wall Street, and in board rooms. He also discusses the essentials on landing a board seat, and the American College of Corporate Directors. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound!

 

Click here to listen now!

 

 

Directorship Certification

 

Today’s episode is sponsored by the International Board Director Competency Designation.

 

Want to join your first Board? Or are you looking for additional Board seat appointments? In either scenario, be sure to be disciplined in your approach.

 

Now, through the ‘Becoming an Exceptional Board Director Candidate Coaching & Certification Course,’ you get both modern Board Director candidate packaging AND modern Board operations knowledge integrated within one program. Remember, the key to landing additional or your first Board seat is in your packaging – make the effort to do it right. Program graduates also receive their globally recognized International Board Director Competency Designation(IBDC.D) upon course completion. Designed for individuals and groups.

 

Learn more at bit.ly/IBDC-D

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcript