tBL Plus is designed to help board candidates proactively pursue a board seat through positioning, exposure, and preparation.
Complete our one-step payment process to upgrade your account
The tBL Plus Portal will appear in your theBoardlist profile menu options within one business day
Follow the Action Plan to proactively "create your own luck" in your board journey
"Nicole was not only incredibly helpful in understanding how to position myself for board roles, but also gave me a sense of process, possible opportunities, and key action items to build the strength of my candidacy. I highly recommend connecting with theBoardlist to better understand how to approach board opportunities in ways that may not be obvious without external guidance."
"I've been pursuing paid board opportunities for a while and have come in second twice. I wanted help in getting over that hurdle of landing my first. Not only do I feel better positioned with my board materials but [theBoardlist] also gave me an extra boost of confidence that it will happen."
"The investment in time ... has been instrumental to my journey securing a board role. Perhaps even more importantly, in defining my brand, I have renewed and strengthened my self-confidence and validated the value I deliver professionally."
Whether you're an aspiring candidate just beginning to consider board service or an experienced director who's not seeing results, tBL Plus is designed to help you make measurable progress toward your board goals.
We typically advise candidates that board-ready leaders are:
• CEO or Founder of a company with at least $5m+ in annual revenue, OR
• VP level and above at a company with at least $25m+ in annual revenue, OR
• Director level and above at a company with at least $500m+ in annual revenue, OR
• Influencer, thought leader, or domain expert in their industry
tBL Plus members enjoy enhanced profile visibility in several ways:
Vetted by theBoardlist badge. After your first 1:1 session with the Talent Team, your profile will be marked as "Vetted by theBoardlist," which means our team has confirmed your experience, preferences, and goals. Vetted profiles receive a boost in search results.
Curated Candidate Lists. We reserve spots on our complimentary Curated Candidate Lists (sent to CEOs, VCs, PEs, and search firm partners) for tBL Plus members whose qualifications match the spec provided.
Spotlight + other features. tBL Plus candidates are prioritized to be featured in Spotlight, our email series highlighting exceptional diverse board talent, as well as on social media, for speaking engagements, and for other opportunities on and off theBoardlist.
All one-on-one sessions with our Talent Team take place via Zoom. These calls last for 30 minutes. The direct scheduling link to book your sessions is available in the tBL Plus Portal.
Our Talent Team is led by Nicole Kyner. With more than 25 years in executive search and recruiting, Nicole served for more than a decade as both Senior Associate and Research Director, Technology Practice at Spencer Stuart. Her client work at Spencer Stuart included SVP/EVP, C-Suite, and Board level leadership searches for large public, private equity-backed, and growth stage companies.
tBL Plus members enjoy priority registration for theBoardlist community events, as well as access to members-only events not available to our broader community.
On-demand access to all event replays is reserved exclusively for tBL Plus.
tBL Plus members are also prioritized for invitations to in-person events hosted by theBoardlist and by our partner organizations.
A recommendation is not a requirement to join tBL Plus; however, all candidates are required to have for-profit board experience or a recommendation from a for-profit board director to be eligible to appear in search results on theBoardlist.
It's very common for companies to offer reimbursement for professional development. Your company will benefit from the broader, more strategic view of running a business that you'll acquire as a board director, but it's also a matter of retention: board development is a fantastic way to support executives' professional growth while retaining top employees.
We're happy to coordinate directly with your company on your behalf - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
theBoardlist does not guarantee tBL Plus members a board seat. You will have the tools to consistently attract, intentionally evaluate, and confidently engage with every opportunity that comes your way – and as a tBL Plus member, you'll have exclusive access to view and proactively apply for active searches that fit your background and interests.
Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions - our team is happy to help determine if tBL Plus is right for you.