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:
Nick's straightforward advice, candour and rapid response saved us crucial time. I am very grateful for the benefit of his experience.
Nick not only takes time to carefully consider the skills and experience necessary for successful delivery of the client’s brief, but also the cultural fit and styles of both parties.
Nick never wastes my time or the client’s with long lists of candidates – this comes with vast experience of the best interim talent in the market today.
The addition of one of your interim leaders very quickly provided excellent value to our business.
Nick works with the best in the business and I have learnt a lot from him - I really value his feedback.