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Introducing The Ellig Group Board-Readiness Coaching Program

In addition to Ellig Group’s board advisory offering, we have recently launched the Board-Readiness Coaching Program (BRCP). The program provides executives with a six-month strategic coaching program to ultimately position them for a suitable, rewarding board role. The objective of the Ellig Group BRCP is the development of an actionable plan and tools to accelerate an executive’s path to corporate board affiliation. Ellig Group will provide highly capable and experienced resources including International Coaching Federation certified coaches, personal brand specialists, writing and research support, and access to its extensive network of executives and directors.

Ellig Group Board-Readiness Coaching Program Overview

Ellig Group has established itself as a leader in placing high-performing, off-the-radar candidates on boards of directors, as well as C-Suite positions. We are a firm of choice for boards in a variety of industries, particularly when it comes time to expanding the diversity of the board or its executive leadership team. The experience, reputation, unsurpassed track record and network of our team make us uniquely qualified to help high-potential executives seek out and secure corporate board seats and for boards to seek (and trust) our candidate recommendations.

Ellig Group BRCP engagements are highly customized. Each client will participate in the following activities over a six-month period:

  • Strategic board value proposition and detailed action plan
  • Participate in one-on-one, deep dive coaching session based on professional assessment report (such as the Hogan Assessment, CliftonStrengths, or Leadership Circle Profile) to refine career and board goals and objectives
  • Develop a strategy and detailed action plan for board pursuits, including a framework for assessing unsolicited opportunities
  • Create and refine board biographies and resume
  • Implement a networking plan to include facilitated introductions to Ellig Group contacts
  • Assessment of the current online presence and creation of a plan to enhance profile leveraging our strategic partnership with CoolBrands People
  • Perform gap analysis regarding board and committee skills and identify improvement steps to round out corporate governance knowledge
  • Identify target companies that best align with the client’s unique skills, attributes, and experiences
  • Map existing and potential relationships to position the client with the target companies using their personal network and Ellig Group’s proprietary database/alliance partners
  • Attend customized training programs provided by Ellig Group staff
  • Participate in “practice” interviews and receive feedback from experienced placement professionals and directors
  • Ongoing coaching sessions and quarterly touchpoints

Ellig Group BRCP Deliverables:

  • Strategic board value proposition and detailed action plan
  • Framework for assessing board roles
  • Refreshed board biography and resume
  • Enhanced online presence and Signitt publications dashboard through CoolBrands People
  • Personal brand statement and profile
  • Board learning and certification plan
  • Customized interview feedback report
  • Target company list and outreach plan
  • Professional networking strategic plan including relationship mapping and assistance from Ellig Group for introductions
  • Searchable profile in the Equilar Diversity Network database

Contact Ellig Group for more information

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Janice Reals Ellig

Chief Executive Officer

As the head of the Ellig Group, Janice is dedicated to increasing the placement of women and diverse candidates on corporate boards and in C-suites by 2025. Janice joined the legacy firm in 2000 and became Co-Chief Executive Officer in its transition to Chadick Ellig in 2007; she assumed sole ownership of the company as the Ellig Group in 2017 with a new focus on Reimagining Search. Prior to her career in executive search, Janice spent 20 years in corporate America at Pfizer, Citi and Ambac Financial Group, an IPO from Citibank, where she was responsible for Marketing, Human Resources, and Administration.

Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity. She frequently appears at speaking engagements and as a media guest, and she has penned multiple articles for outlets such as Directors & Boards, Directorship, Corporate Director, The Huffington Post, and Forbes.com. Janice also co-authored two books: Driving The Career Highway and What Every Successful Woman Knows, acknowledged by Bloomberg Businessweek as “the best of its genre.”

A tirelessly active member of the industry and champion of her causes, Janice is Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative and its signature event, Breakfast of Corporate Champions. Since 2011, Janice continues to spearhead this event to honor companies committed to board diversity and to encourage CEOs to sponsor board-ready women for the Women’s Forum database. (LINK: www.womensforumny.org).

Janice is personally committed to several NFP organizations: Board Director of the National YMCA and Past Chair of the YMCA Board of Greater New York; Trustee of the Actors Fund and Committee For Economic Development (CED); Incoming Chair, University of Iowa Foundation; Women’s Forum of New York Past President and Chair of the Corporate Board Initiative; member of the Steering Committee, US 30% Club and The Economic Club of New York.

In recognition for her many philanthropic activities, Janice received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Eleanor Raynolds Award for Volunteerism in 2008. Named one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews, she was also a recipient of the Channel 21 Award In Excellence for her contribution to “Excellence in the Economic Development for Women.”

“Listening to our clients’ needs, learning their business and understanding their culture is how we present the best talent and provide  a competitive advantage. We place candidates with the character, competencies, commitment, (intellectual) curiosity and courage to make a difference. Our goal is always to go beyond the expected and deliver valuable advice, measurable results and great talent!”

– Janice Reals Ellig

  • Champion of gender parity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Industry expert, speaker, and author
  • Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative
  • Committed board and committee member and philanthropist

T: (212) 688-8671 ext. 226
E: Janice@ElligGroup.com