I partnered with Amanda at Personal Boardroom to design and deliver a learning experience on the topic of networking as part of a career development programme for our community of diverse talent. Our challenge was to scale the delivery to accommodate the full community in two live events. As part of Amanda’s design, she trained a cohort of internal learning partners to facilitate activities on the day. Participant feedback was fantastic. Amanda is a content expert, a flexible facilitator, and an agile workshop designer. I really enjoyed collaborating with her.
As a business our mission is to help people build the network they need to succeed.
We work with companies to develop their employees into people who surround themselves with diverse thinking and have impact on their world.
To do this, we deliver virtual talks and workshops to groups of all sizes from a small chat room to a huge webinar full, and from entry to executive level.
We are also authors of the book Who is in your Personal Boardroom? and creators of the Personal Boardroom framework.
We have had oodles of help from the people in our Personal Boardrooms, and are lucky to work with some wonderful people including the indomitable Matt White, the effervescent Maggie Dugan and the ever resonant David Solomon.
We were keen to support the EDF Talent Community with a networking skills session that was action orientated. Amanda’s engaging style and practical techniques lead the group to recognise their networking strengths, and the gaps needing development. Blending theory, with live practise and clear takeaways resulted in feedback such as ‘truly one of the best sessions, a great opportunity to build a better network within the Talent Community and beyond’.
At last, some practical advice on networking! We are genetically endowed with social networking skills—it is part of what makes the human species so effective. We know good networking drives success, but how do we get better at it? Simply trying harder is not the answer. We need a clear goal and a strategy for achieving it. The Personal Boardroom is a simple but powerful framework for doing just that. For anyone looking for a more effective network, this is essential reading.
Zella King and Amanda Scott have nailed the secret of modern career success: knowing who to ask for help from, and how to help others in equal measure.
A brilliant, simple and intuitive way to set about personal and career development
The Baileys global team is leading a transformational turnaround on the brand. This requires working with a very broad group of stakeholders. Working with Amanda and the Personal Boardroom tools enabled us to sharpen and tighten our relationship maps, identify areas where we were missing key roles in our virtual boardroom and also identify how and where to add divergent and more diverse thinking to our team.
Zella’s session was inspiring in the way that it asked some fundamental questions about our business and personal relationships, encouraging strategic but also very practical action to broaden our perspective. Zella helped us identify and target a variety of opportunities, which we can leverage with a powerful tool to help us think about managing our refreshed networks as the year unfolds.
At ESB, we celebrate inclusion. This year on International Women’s Day, we hosted a Masterclass on Strategic Networking and invited Amanda Scott from Personal Boardroom to show us how to really power up our networks and build relationships that empower us every day, to achieve our potential and to be at our best. Who is in Your Personal Boardroom encourages each of us to consciously strive for a diverse personal boardroom and to Pay It Forward by playing one to of the 12 Personal Boardroom roles for someone else.
As someone who doesn’t like the whole idea of networking, I love the Personal Boardroom construct. It helped me really think about what I need to prioritise and gave me a structure to do it within. My observation was that a number of others felt the same and got some real benefit from the speed network session by being able to have focussed and meaningful discussions aligned to their goals
Really like the Personal Boardroom approach to helping leaders develop stronger relationships/networks that build their influence inside and outside the organisation. Many thanks to Amanda Scott for running a great event. Great feedback coming through from leaders.
Thank you for your interest in Personal Boardroom. Do ask questions about what we do and how we work. Amanda or Zella will get back to you shortly.