How To Build Better Relationships

How to Build Better Relationships Within Your Network

Social media has made meeting people so easy. See a profile, click ‘add friend’, done! Friends forever. Right? Wrong. As a society, we are losing the ability to properly connect with each other. Most of our interaction is done through technology these days, even networking, which can make it difficult to foster a strong relationship from the beginning, but you …

8 Surprising Characteristics of Board Directors (That You Might Already Have)

Anyone can be a board director. This is a fact. And while you might think a board director has a special set of skills that you could never reach, this simply isn’t the case. In fact, you might be surprised to find that you’ve already got many of the necessary (but surprising) characteristics that board directors have. Here are the …

Parrys Raines: 22-Year-Old Board Member Pushing for a Sustainable Future

22-year-old Parrys Raines is a young woman who is already sitting on her first board, the Future Business Council. From an early age, she knew that she wanted to be in the position to make decisions at a high level to enact change in an organisation, so she thought the Future Directors Institute looked fantastic right from the start. She …

Kartik Madhira: Taking the next Steps to Become an Influencer in Environmental Sustainability

Kartik Madhira thought his greatest passion was the issue of environmental sustainability. He currently works at the local government level as a sustainability officer for the City of Parramatta, and his role allows him the opportunity to educate households, businesses and the city council on the importance of energy efficiency, renewables and sustainable operations. But through the Future Directors Kickstarter …

Jennifer Nobbs: A Journey from Kickstarter to Boardroom Success

Jennifer Nobbs is an Executive Director for the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, as well as presiding on the board of Central Coast Primary Care. She’s also an alumna of the Future Directors Kickstarter Program. After graduating from the program, Jennifer landed her first board role in January of this year, and now she’s eyeing up a successful boardroom future where …

Gaya Raghavan Byrne: Advocate for Diversity and Angling for Positive Change

Gaya Raghavan Byrne has a strong belief in diversity, and she recognises that it’s a necessity in all organisations, especially at the decision-making levels. Gaya currently works as a consultant alongside Australian businesses that export or invest in Asia, and she’s all too aware that it’s important to have strong voices and leaders at the helm of any organisation. But …

Alan Jones on Becoming More Than An Average Director

On the face of it, Alan Jones might not seem like the type of person who would need help in landing a board role. A successful and widely influential Angel Investor, Alan Jones might not seem like the type of person who would need help in landing a board role. A successful and widely influential Angel Investor, Alan was already …

Jacquie Fegent-McGeachie – Finding Confidence in Herself and Achieving Goals

Jacquie Fegent-McGeachie has an impressive resume. Having been a non-executive director of the Forestry Stewardship Council for three years, and standing as an executive of Kimberly-Clark, some might wonder why such a professional would feel the need to attend a board accelerator program such as the one offered by Future Directors, (now called ‘Make Me A Board Director’). But that’s …