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Better Boards has developed a distinctive suite of services

Better Boards uses this approach to set new standards in the training and development of boards and senior management. It also offers access to its unique range of training formats and tools to selected and certified executive coaches, management consultants and private equity firms. Better Boards has also developed specialised training for investors in order to meet the specific demands of the private equity industry. 

We know that executive and governing boards, senior executives and their leadership teams benefit from our unique experience and expertise. We purposefully make this available to a select international network of trainers, coaches and consultants in order to make a greater and more positive impact on the industry.

Board Audit, Online Audit, Better Board Licence

Better Boards has designed a 3-day certification programme for trainers, coaches and management consultants. The programme has been certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s largest non-profit association for professional coaches.

Training is carried out on a regular basis with a maximum of 15 participants per workshop. Workshops can be held on your premises. We also offer one-to-one tutorials.

Participants attending the certified training

  • Understand what makes boards, senior management and their leadership teams effective.
  • Learn how to use the online audit tool for developing executive and governing boards and their leadership teams.
  • Learn how to use the online audit tool for providing sound feedback and initiating a learning and development process.
  • Gain insight into how we conduct successful feedback conversations and structure our board retreats, seminars.
  • Become part of a board advisor community. Meet, collaborate and share experience and insights with colleagues without losing your independence.

Gain a competitive advantage with a Better Boards license

Selected management consultants, trainer and executive coaches have the opportunity to learn and use the Better Boards’ Audit. As certified Better Boards Advisors, they are able to compete more effectively in the market, set themselves apart and offer an innovative and successful approach to clients.

Management consultants, trainer and executive coaches are equipped with an evidence-based toolkit which is based on the latest research findings and has a proven track record of success. They also avoid having to undergo lengthy development process. Better Boards provides you with the resources you need to deliver an effective coaching and consultancy package to any board or senior management team in any organisation, complementing any other services you already provide. You will also enjoy the obvious benefits of working as part of a fine community.

Better Boards Limited is a certified provider of professional development programmes for coaches (Continuing Coach Education – CCE). Certification has been granted by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s largest non-profit association of professional coaches. The licensing programme grants participants 26 CCE units. Besides the general benefits of the ICF, the program is also a perfect proof for the individual and professional development as a coach.

Board Audit, Online Audit, Better Boards licence, Better Boards Community

Better Boards has built a strong community in which members can benefit professionally and personally from a dedicated network of independent practitioners.

You will have access to the expertise and experience of other members who will help you to maximise your impact on the market. By working with other members, you will have a greater chance to attract larger and more lucrative consultancy projects than if you were on your own. Members of the Better Boards Community offer a high level of professionalism and expertise in board and senior management consultancy than an advisor operating by him/herself can achieve.

Better Boards partners also work with certified colleagues on some of their projects.

Membership Requirements 

The hallmark of the Better Boards Community is not its size, but its high level of expertise and experience in board and senior management consultancy. Members must meet the following requirements to be part of the Better Boards Community:

  • Ten years’ practical experience working in a large/ medium-size organisation and/or management consultancy.
  • Five years’ experience of working with and/or as part of executive and governing boards, senior management or management committees.
  • A written reference from a member of a member of an executive or governing board.

Board Development, Licence, Better Boards’ Community

Better Boards has set a new standard in the services it offers. This standard continues to evolve with the changing needs of the market. 

Good consultants, seeking to provide state-of-the-art services, must continuously develop their expertise and know-how. They have to find the right balance between investing in their continuous development and providing satisfactory services to their clients. They also have to sell their services and create a convincing package to secure their position in the market.

Better Boards shares its unique expertise and is in the process of creating a strong community of board advisors. The Better Boards’ Community:

  • Enables its members to remain independent.
  • Enables members to share experience and knowledge, ensuring high-quality services.
  • Continuously improves and refines the support services for top management levels.

Better Boards has created a licensing model, because successful consulting includes a consulting personality, as well as the correct approach. Together we can set new standards and ensure that these standards remain state-of-the-art.

As part of the Better Boards Community:


  • You have access to a process based on solid research and has been tried and tested successfully in practical settings. This goes beyond what other packages can offer and increases the value of your training, coaching and consultancy.
  • You are given a new methodical basis that allows you to make use of comprehensive feedback in assignment.
  • You can explore new options with the seven variables, for example, to create action plans and conduct goal-oriented coaching conversations.
  • You can expand your range of services.
  • You will maintain your independence, but gain access to international best practice and partners, which will give you the capacity to take on higher-volume clients and explore additional sources of revenue.
  • You can further your development by sharing information with other experienced colleagues.
  • You will be able to enhance your profile that will allow you to establish and/or improve your market position with the Better Boards approach.

Board Audit, Management Audit, Private Equity, Training for Investment Manager

How can investors support board and senior management teams in their portfolio-companies by realising ambitious value creation plans, in ways that are quick, effective and sustainable? Pressure-based and micro-management approaches have not been successful. However, a training programme designed by Better Boards has proved invaluable to this particular market. 

The training programme is specifically designed for investors and addresses the leadership tasks facing private equity investors. The programme includes two half-day workshops, based on the Better Boards’ approach and covers the seven critical factors that constitute the effectiveness and success of any board or senior executive team.  During the first half-day workshop we:

  • Introduce you to the variables that make executive and governing boards and their leadership teams more effective.
  • Explain the latest research and show how you can use this knowledge in your work with portfolio companies.
  • Show you how you can get to know the individuals on the executive and governing board and how you can work with them even more effectively throughout the holding period of the investment.
  • Show you long-term investments are only profitable with continuous development of the executive and governing board and their senior management teams.

During the second half-day workshop you:

  • Understand how you can make an even greater positive impact on value creation by working through the executive and governing board and their leadership teams.
  • Learn how to apply the new knowledge in your dealings with executive and governing boards and their leadership teams.
  • Discuss the content and application of leadership and management development with other participants and leadership and management development experts.
  • Develop a personal action plan for making a greater impact on the executive and governing boards and their leadership teams.

Better Boards also offers a 1-hour one-to-one telephone or video interview with participants to give them an opportunity and to discuss and reflect on how well they have applied their learning in a portfolio organisation.