Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to How To Build a Portfolio Career!

    • A Message from Louise Broekman, Advisory Board Centre CEO

    • How to use this course

    • Pre-Reading and Preparation

    • Advisory Board Professional Development Pathways

    • Before we begin...Why are you here?

  • 2

    A Disciplined & Supported Approach

    • Insights from the Mentor Panel

    • Discipline - A Foundation to Your Transition

  • 3

    Understanding Your Options

    • Exploring Your Options - Insights from the Mentor Panel

    • Preparing Yourself

    • Understanding Your Choices

    • Understanding the Services Sector

    • Managing Boundaries

    • Ethical Boundaries of Engagement

  • 4

    Understanding Your Market

    • Your Market

    • Your Top 3

    • Your Market Map

    • Lead in Targets

    • Your Personal Value and Brand - Insights from the Mentor Panel

    • Marketing Yourself - Creating Brand ME

  • 5

    Setting Up a Portfolio Career

    • Setting Up Your Portfolio - Insights from the Mentor Panel

    • Getting Organised

    • Personal 90 Day Plan

    • The Power of Professional Mentoring

    • Congratulations!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a portfolio or board career?

    A portfolio career, also know as a board career, is when an individual pursues more than one source of income/ engagement simultaneously. Usually the individual applies their various skills to different types of work from consulting to advisory board roles, governance board work or projects/part-time work, creating a diverse portfolio of work and income streams.

  • Is this program right for me?

    For many professionals, a portfolio career is an attractive option. It can provide flexibility, variety, autonomy and earning capacity. This program is designed for professionals who are considering a portfolio career or have recently started their journey. It is valuable for anyone in a period of transition, including those that may also be seeking to return to work in a full time, interim or project based capacity.

  • How long does the program take?

    Your time commitment to complete the program will largely be guided by how you want to leverage the tools and activity resources. We recommend 6-12 hours, including time for watching the videos, reading the materials, completing the activities and reflection. The program assist you in building a personal action plan to be executed over a 3 - 12 month period.

  • Is the program eligible for Continuing Professional Development?

    The Advisory Board Centre courses and programs may count towards continuing professional development/education (CPD/CPE) requirements for members of professional associations. The Executive Transitions to a Portfolio Career program is equivalent to 4 hours CPD.

  • How long will I have to access the program?

    You will have 30 days access to the online program from commencement. You will be able to download the program resources for ongoing use and review.

  • Will I need to buy anything else to get value from this program?

    No. This is not a lead in sales tool or a gimmick to sell you something else. We speak with 1000's of professionals each year that are evaluating their options and are seeking independent advice in a sales & pitch free environment. This program is designed to share a practical pathway with you to evaluate and plan your next steps for the future.

  • I have more questions....who should I ask?

    Please contact us at for a confidential discussion.

  • Can I get a refund on my program registration?

    The nominal fee for the Executive Transitions program covers the program hosting and transaction costs. Upon registration you will have full and immediate access to the entire program including learning materials and resources. We do not offer refunds, however we fully back all of our programs. If you have a question or concern, please contact us at

Your Program Facilitator

Founder & CEO

Louise Broekman

Louise is an award winning Entrepreneur, researcher and business advisor. Louise has received recognition from Industry and Government at a local and national level for her contribution to the Australian business sector. In 2004, Louise established an Advisory Board for her own business which has provided her with first hand experience in how a well run Advisory Board can positively impact CEOs. Since 2012, Louise has served as Chair for commercial Advisory Boards. She is an in-demand speaker and is regularly called upon as the leading voice for Advisory Boards in the Asia Pacific region.

Is this program right for me?

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