Many interim executives are well-placed to take on non-executive, growth advisory, mentoring or coaching roles after a career leading and accelerating change.
They often start in growth and improvement advisory roles, helping to guide management teams of rapidly growing companies. Holdsway offers an immediately available network of these executives to add immediate experience to the leadership teams of emerging, small and fast-growing businesses when they need access to an experienced independent advisor.
Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) are hired because of their breadth of experience often combined with specialist knowledge which provide the board with valuable insight. They will usually stand back from the day-to-day running of a business, collaborating with the executive team to support and facilitate strategic decision-making.
In an earlier stage business, an NED acts as a versatile and entrepreneurial mentor to the board. Accessing such experience can be an invaluable way to fast-track a business through its growth cycle or help the board manage change.
Mentoring and coaching new board members is also in demand. Interim executives’ experience of working in a wide range of companies gives them an invaluable perspective from which to mentor younger executives.
Often with 30 years or more of business leadership and change management experience, these are examples of how NEDs, Advisors, Mentors and Coaches in the Holdsway network can help growing companies:
It is commendable that Nick Diprose found us an interim Finance Director at short notice to sell the company. I’m very happy to recommend him; he is so well connected to high-calibre interims.
I am connecting you with Nick, who set me off on my interim management career - I have a lot to be thankful for.
Nick Diprose is one of the key movers and shakers in the world of interim management – he is one of the very first ‘go to’ people when it comes to resourcing and advice.
Holdsway’s shortlist was eminently suitable, professionally and personally. Nick’s always on hand to discuss how to get the best out of the selected interim manager.
Nick was so helpful at the start of the assignment, giving me useful advice. I hope for the opportunity of working with Holdsway again in the near future.