Leadership Development

What differentiates Baxter Neumann Leadership Development Programmes?

First and foremost, our people: Some of the most highly rated leadership coaches / trainers in the business. Credibility with your colleagues and track record are equally important. As an extension of your employer brand, we need to impress and deliver.

Secondly, our approach: Business aligned, innovative and commercially relevant. Customised content to compliment or enhance your blended learning strategy. Business insight supported by data, global research and proven best practice in the workplace.

Executive NED
Development Programme

Helping you find, prepare and secure your first NED.

The Baxter Neumann Executive NED Development Programme, compliments programmes such as the highly respected FT Non-Executive Director Club (in association with EY). Clients have said that the FT programme provides a sound technical platform for a prospective NED and an opportunity to network with new and experienced NEDs. Baxter Neumann’s coaching helps at a practical level to convert the theory and classroom wisdom into reality.

With our experience in the NED market, we will help you to access suitable opportunities, to refine your CV proposition, refresh your interview technique and rehearse your post-appointment plan. Ultimately it is about ‘standing out’; having the edge compared to other NED candidates, securing an opportunity and then performing.

Initially created to help high performing female executives to be identified, coached and supported for prospective senior executive and NED appointments, the programme has subsequently evolved. Baxter Neumann are now coaching male and female 'future leaders' and mature, long serving colleagues, who would benefit from having an external perspective to help them 'grow’ and optimise their leadership position.

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The programme provides market access, tools and real-world insight, as well as practical support for executives to obtain his/her first NED/Advisory Board or an External Project role and meaningful development. Targeted coaching of this kind is producing great results for clients and ultimately a better ROI than many L&D 'sheep dip' initiatives or general coaching programmes that lack precision or purpose.

Key Benefits Include

  • Connecting you to other NEDs, particularly those with a similar background to leverage their knowledge, experience and increase your profile in the NED external network. A high percentage of NEDs refer other network contacts when approached for NED opportunities.
  • Building confidence in your value proposition: crystallising what you want from being a NED (and qualifying ‘out’ non-starters). Articulating what you bring to an organisation; ensuring your success in the role, avoiding risk and unfair exposure.
  • Practical support, insider knowledge and market access and real-world insight; a search focus for executives to obtain their first NED/Advisory Board or an equivalent external Project role and meaningful development RoadMap to strengthen your position
  • Giving you the tools and techniques to differentiate your personal brand in the NED market and Board Meetings. Interview technique to navigate the classic Chairman/CEO candidate selection questions. Expert input to your version of a Video Resume to stand out from the competition.