Governance Consulting

Our commitment is to help organizations build strong boards that are a strategic advantage, are forward looking and provide the risk management and industry connections you need today. We partner with clients to ensure that new board talent is fully leveraged by helping the board be inclusive, develop board management tools and on-boarding that ensures everyone thrives. In addition to the individual counsel, we lead workshops, conduct webinars, and present on governance topics for organizations large and small. 

We look forward to partnering with you to find the most strategic board director for you.

1. Assess your board’s strengths and weaknesses

For boards that are serious about strengthening their governance practices, undertaking a board self-assessment is an ideal way to start. We can help your board assess its strengths and develop strategies to address its weaknesses.

Guided by the results of the assessment, we will work with you and your board to develop a “board governance agenda” to shape the ongoing development of your board and put in place practices and policies to increase effectiveness.


2. Transform through strategic recruitment and engagement


Identifying , recruiting, and actively engaging board members who can help you advance your strategic priorities can be a real challenge. We can help you develop processes and implement strategies to recruit board members who will bring real value. To ensure lasting, meaningful engagement, we will work with you to help define board member’s roles and responsibilities to advance your organization’s mission.

We also provide counsel as to how you can build an effective “board team” that works together to achieve shared goals. Board leaders often call upon BoardLeaders to help develop strategies to manage board dynamics, enhance board and committee meetings, and institute best practices.

3. Keep developing


The work of building an effective board never ends. Strong boards don’t suddenly emerge from a single workshop or board retreat; and a handbook or stack of “how to” articles is rarely sufficient to achieve turn-around and sustained efficacy. The best boards, and the strongest organizations have a board governance committee that works throughout the year to advance the board’s governance agenda—a “to do” list for making the board more and more effective.

At BoardLeaders, we help a board establish a governance committee and then provide ongoing consultation and support as it moves through the initial stages of its work. While we often begin our work by facilitating governance committee meetings and providing proven tools to use, our goal is to build the capacity of each board to continue this work independently in the years ahead.

  • On-boarding

  • Integration of new voices

  • Identification of areas of risk

  • Asking the right questions including culture assessment