Ahead of the Curve
Develop the skills you need to make a successful transition into a portfolio career.
- Discover how to be flexible and rapidly adapt to different markets, sectors and companies
- Receive guidance on the best route to your desired career path
- Learn how to present yourself and your skills in the right way in front of any board
Trusted by 20,000 companies
What is Ahead of the Curve?
How can you define your personal brand for your new career direction? How do you create the right plan for you? How do you build a network? By participating in this programme you will gain the support of a like-minded, trusted community to help you adjust your approach and bring forth new perspectives on what can be a lonely quest.
What can you expect?
Our 7-week Ahead of the Curve programme will help to kick-start your board-level career. Virtual, flexible, interactive and working with a maximum of 20 participants, each webinar session throughout the programme has been tailor-made to meet the demands of those facing career change. This programme has also been accredited by the CPD.
How does it work?
1. Make the decision
A member of our knowledgeable team will discuss the suitability of the course to you and
outline exactly how the 7-week webinar based development programme will work.
2. Start your journey
Once enrolled, you’ll participate in weekly 90-minute webinars led by expert coaches.
Topics include ‘Self Awareness and Negotiating’, ‘Your Personal Brand’ and ‘The Plan for Success’.
3. Expand your network
Engagement with peers between webinars will ensure you get maximum benefit from the sessions.
The expansion of your network will prove invaluable as you make your transition.
Who should attend?
If you are looking for a supportive and informative framework to help you launch or improve your
portfolio career, this will be what you need.
Meet the facilitator
Richard is the lead facilitator for the ‘Ahead of the Curve’ interactive webinar programme. He has enjoyed a varied 25-year career in Sales, Marketing, Strategy and Learning & Development. He started his career at Kellogg’s and his last corporate role was at Shell where he was the Global Head of Learning Development and headed up a team of 40 Learning & Development professionals. He was responsible for the training and development of 500,000 people scattered across 62 countries and 45,000 petrol stations and multiple corporate departments and offices.
Richard’s recent experience of making the transition from international blue-chip corporate to portfolio career gives him a highly relevant perspective for anybody who is navigating a career transition.
CEO Business Arena Academy
“A fantastic experience. Following a corporate career, I found the ability to share ambitions, concerns and excitement with like minded people are looking for a supportive and informative framework to help you launch or improve your portfolio career, the 'Ahead of the Curve' course (a great insight into your self awareness and how to interact with different types of senior execs) and ongoing support from the In-Touch NonExecDirectors team, a strong business confidence booster. Oh...and...two other members and I have gone into business together. I have extended my membership to 5 years. Highly recommended if you are serious about becoming a Non-Executive Director.”
Consultant | Owner of PMB Charity Safeguarding
"I knew that I had many skills that I could use to go into consultancy, but without any real knowledge on how to promote them, how to analyse them and how to really button down, what it was that I can do for myself as a consultant and “Ahead Of The Curve”, really helped me focus in, decide exactly what I’m able to do, with the skill set that I have and within the first few sessions, I won my first contract."
CEO-OFG Limited | Business Owner
“An excellent programme with superb content throughout. This course really does prepare you for the next step! Thought provoking with additional references to follow up on, I thoroughly enjoyed the weekly Wednesday Webinars. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to pursue a Non-Exec' role! Go for It! Contact me anytime for further comment.”