Needing clarity, honest and pragmatic advice on what to do and how to get started on your Journey to the Boardroom?

  • If you are just starting out on your Journey to the Boardroom and looking for honest, personalised and practical advice on what you should do next

  • If you are at a cross roads with your career and need to make a decision on how to move forward with your transition from exec to non-exec

  • If you are seeking to plan your exit from your company into a portfolio career over the next couple of years and looking for help on how to get started

Who is Heather White?

Heather has 20 years’ experience working with senior executives across the UK and internationally, specialising in career development, business development, using her expertise on networking, personal brand and LinkedIn. Working with so many senior executives looking to make the transition from exec to non exec, Heather was asked frequently where to find these golden opportunities, and it was that demand that eventually lead Heather to create the Boardroom Ready programme and and become a Board Matchmaker. In recent years, she has placed over 30 executives onto boards, using all her skills in board level networking and sourcing and making the right connections on LinkedIn.

When you have a consultation with Heather she is so good at creating a relaxed and safe environment for you to express your thinking, motivations and board ambitions. With her straightforward and pragmatic approach, she will offer you her wealth of experience and insights relevant to your situation, and to demystify the NED market. She was recently described as having: a ‘wonderful and frankly refreshing communication style that is relaxed but based on a complete understanding of, and tremendous experience in, her field.’ 

She was recently described as having:

‘a wonderful and frankly refreshing communication style that is relaxed but based on a complete understanding of, and tremendous experience in, her field.’

How can I help with your Board ambitions?

A 60-minute personalised consultation call with Heather White, to sharpen your focus and give you the confidence to know what’s right for you. We will send you a link to a comprehensive questionnaire to complete, prior to your call, and based on your answers, Heather will tailor the call accordingly. The fee for this very insightful service is just £250 + VAT.

She will jointly review and advise on your:

  • Ambitions, drivers and motivations
  • Current employment situation and how this might impact your journey to the boardroom
  • Any restrictions & key considerations, plus advantages based on your current employment situation and experiences
  • Advice and direction on how to move forward with key decisions, which may include signposting to relevant platforms, potential connections, reviewing your networking strategy and any relevant services
  • Advice and direction on how the NED / Trustee market works, and what that means to you. She will manage your expectations and look at any short cuts to accelerate the time and energy you need to invest to achieve your board ambitions
  • Agree a plan on what you need to do next to move forward with your board ambitions


Programme Director

"Heather was recommended to me by a trusted friend as someone that I should speak to with regard to developing my potential as a non-exec director (NED), and I am so grateful for that recommendation. Heather has a wonderful and frankly refreshing communication style that is relaxed but based on a complete understanding of, and tremendous experience in, her field. Within moments of starting our meeting I felt completely at ease and was able and encouraged to share my thoughts and expectations in relation to becoming an NED. Heather talked me through options and realities, then recommended some training courses that would help me both better understand the role of an NED and that would support any future application for a role. If you are considering becoming an NED in your future I cannot recommend Heather highly enough."

Frequently Asked Questions

I am based outside of the UK – will the consultation work for me?

Heather’s knowledge of the NED and Trustee market is UK-focussed so she can offer a UK perspective on how the market works. Whilst she doesn’t have experience on how the international board market works, she can work with you to consider whether this is the right move for you.

How can I pay?

There is a link at the bottom of this page where you can pay by Stripe (which takes credit / debit cards) and / or BACS transfer. Once you have paid, we will send you a receipt. The full fee is paid before we start.

What happens after I pay?

We will send you an email with a link to book your 60-minute consultation with Heather White. Do check your junk box.

Over what period of time do I need to take my consultation?

There is no set time period.

Testimonials from Clients

Caroline S.

Founder- Breaking out of the Chrysalis

Heather is one of the most engaging and knowledgeable speakers I have ever heard. She shares her Board expertise and knowledge, which is extensive, generously and persuasively. Her down to earth approach and advice are communicated in such a way that listeners are enabled to put her information into practice. Heather is a force of nature and one of the few speakers who can inspire and connect with her audience even on Zoom.

Nick S.

Restructuring Analyst at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Its been nearly 2 years since my first conversation with Heather. She’s been great! To begin with she spent considerable time to understand my aims and my coaching sessions with her challenged me to reflect on the experiences I was gaining and consistently pushed me to think deeper and question my assumptions which was invaluable. She’s also been consistently proactive in thinking how she can help further to allow me to explore all opportunities.