Board Resume Writing Toolkit



Everything You Need to Win a Competitive Edge for the Most Desirable Board Opportunities

Elevate your journey to the boardroom with our exclusive Board of Directors Resume Writing Toolkit. This comprehensive package includes 4 professionally designed, ATS-friendly board resume templates, must-know insider tips from an award-winning executive resume writer, and a treasure trove of expert guidance to secure top board director positions. Immediate download available post-purchase to fast-track your board career.


Insider Tips and Guidance From an Award-Winning Executive Resume Writer:



Board Resume Writing Toolkit

Unlock Your Boardroom Potential!

  • Download 4 Professionally Designed, Easy-to-Use Board Resume Templates: Elevate your board application with our expertly crafted resume templates, designed for maximum impact.

  • Get Insider Tips and Guidance From an Award-Winning Executive Resume Writer: Benefit from decades of executive resume writing experience to position yourself as a top candidate.

  • Win a Competitive Edge for Top Board Director Positions: Secure your spot at the table with strategies proven to set you apart in the competitive board director landscape.

Included In Your Toolkit

3 PDF Guidebooks With Expert Board Resume and Executive Bio Tips and Guidance You Won't Get Anywhere Else

Unlock over 64 pages brimming with indispensable advice, expert tips, and professionally written examples, all crafted for immediate application. Transform your board search with this treasure trove of practical wisdom at your fingertips.

Define your Personal Brand for Board Seats
Craft Impactful Career Stories for Board Resumes
How To Write a Board Biography

Just Some of the Invaluable Information You'll Learn...

  • The essential formula for pinpointing your board search goals

  • How to know exactly what to focus on in your board resume

  • 3 pillars of a powerful personal brand

  • Step-by-step, how to craft a compelling unique value proposition (UVP) for board work

  • 20 dynamic example personal brand/UVP statements to borrow from for your board resume

  • 17 critical board goals that that you must know before writing a single word of your board resume

  • The key differences between an executive resume and a board resume that almost everyone gets wrong

  • 117 impactful power verbs that will elevate your board resume to the next level

  • 77 action verbs to avoid using in your board resume (unless you use them in a specific way)

  • How to easily apply the C.A.R.S. approach to write a powerful, story-based board resume, plus 7 example C.A.R.S. stories

  • 23 must-know core qualifications that you should showcase in your board resume
  • 7 crucial differences between a board resume and a board bio, and why you need both

  • The 6 parts that every board bio should include

  • Step-by-step tips for how to find your narrative and write a compelling board bio

  • 4 hooks you can use to capture your reader's attention, plus 8 professionally written examples

  • Tips and professionally written examples to clearly articulate your vision for board contributions

  • Expert advice on how to structure and format your board bio to meet modern standards

  • A modern alternative to a traditional bio that will ensure you standout and win a competitive edge

  • 3 example professionally written board bios to inspire you

All of the Above PLUS Get 4 Premium Board Resume Templates

Board Pro Resume Page 1
Board Pro Resume Page 2
Board Pro Color Scheme Options

This attractive, easy-to-use two-page resume template includes space for select highlights and helps to keyword-optimize your executive board resume.

Board Star Resume Page 1
Board Star Resume Page 2
Board Star Resume Color Choices

With its upscale, luxury look, this two-page resume template provides space to showcase the accomplishment stories that make board candidates stand out

Directorate Resume Page 1
Directorate Resume Page 2
Directorate Resume Color Options

While classic and conservative in format, this two-page board resume template includes modern touches that make creating a standout board resume easy.

OnBoard Resume Page 1
OnBoard Resume Page 2
nonprofit board resume color choices

Designed in a combination format, this resume template will help you showcase achievements no matter when they happened in your career

Expert Tips & Prompts in the Templates Make Creating Your Board Resume a Breeze, PLUS...

  • Eye-catching and Modern Formats with Timeless Appeal

  • Create Your Resume in MS Word, Then Export to PDF

  • Designed to Meet Modern ATS Compatibility Standards

  • Easy to Use – No Design Experience Required

  • Flexible and Customizable to Your Individual Needs

  • Results-Proven Formats Designed for Real-World Use

  • Changing the Color Scheme is as Simple as 2 Mouse Clicks

  • Yours to Use Forever for Yourself or a Client

Professional Resume Writers: Yes, your license allows you to use our templates to create standout, ATS-friendly resumes for your private clients!


Easily Transform Your Generic Resume into Your Own Modern, Sophisticated, Attention-Grabbing Board of Directors Resume -- In Just ONE Hour

Distinctive Resume Templates are the Difference Between ORDINARY and EXTRAORDINARY!

Are you tired of worrying yourself sick over your board director resume, wasting opportunities and falling further behind your competition because you just CAN'T GET IT RIGHT?!

Is your board resume appearance outdated, unattractive, generic?

Our Professionally Designed Board of Director Resume Templates Are Your Solution!


I wanted to let you know that in an interview today (large project management /consulting firm), I was complimented on the quality of my resume. The interviewer said it was one of the best he’s seen...I thought you should know what an impact your work is making in my career search...

K.O., Missouri

Now that the search is over, I want you to know that I have had more responses to my resume in the last 3 months than at any other time in my career. I have had multiple responses to cold call mailings. (a ten-fold increase over previous cold job searches)... Excellent!! I am a faithful supporter of your work.

J.W., Utah

Hi Michelle: hope you are well. Just a head’s up that I’ve referred about 10 people from Xxxxxxx to you. Hope a few turned into clients. I never let you know that thanks to your services I was ‘one for one’ — one resume sent, one interview, and one job offer! That’s all it took! Happy holidays.

A.S., Massachusetts

Our exclusive Board of Directors Resume Writing Toolkit will propel your executive board resume to the next level, providing you with a clear competitive advantage and ultimately saving you heaps of time and money, potentially slashing days, weeks, or even months off your directorship search.  Gain insider knowledge on what boards are looking for and how to align your experience with their goals and secure your spot at the table with strategies proven to set you apart in the competitive board director landscape.

Using our easily customized, professionally designed resume templates will eliminate all the worry and stress of trying to figure this all out on your own. Avoid common pitfalls by learning what sets a board resume apart from an executive resume, ensuring yours hits the mark. All you have to do is open the template and follow the prompts. It’s really that simple!

Experiment with your four resume templates to find the design that is perfect for you or easily transform the look of your resume for different purposes or at different times of your career. These board templates are excellent to use for all executive resumes. Your templates are yours for life, to use as often as you want.

With our Distinctive Resume Templates, you will easily TRANSFORM and REVITALIZE your board resume in just one hour — even if you have ZERO design skills

Additional Free Bonus

Board Resume Extra BonusIncluded with your Board of Directors Resume Writing Toolkit will be one of our most popular resume writing resources: How To Write a Board of Directors Resume: Position Yourself for Nonprofit and Corporate Board Seats

Crack the code! In this free 20-page e-book, learn insider secrets from an award-winning executive resume writer on how to rewrite your resume to position yourself to win coveted board seats!


  • Get 4 professionally written example board resumes to inspire your own, plus an explanation of how a board of directors resume is different from a typical executive resume.
  • What they want to see: a checklist to know what to include and what to exclude.
  • The differences between nonprofit and corporate boards and where to find opportunities to serve on an executive board.
  • Why even bother? How sitting on an executive board can benefit an executive career.



Appearances matter, even with the written word, and how a document looks can make an immediate impact on the decision to read it or toss it aside. I train and mentor many excellent resume writers who have mastered the art of crafting highly effective resume content, but who lack the basic MS Word skills to create eye-catching, ATS compatible and uniquely branded documents. Distinctive Templates are the perfect solution for easily transforming well-written content into works of art that capture attention, generate interest, and motivate the recipient to read every word.
Norine Dagliano, NCRW, NCOPE, CPRW, CFRW/CC
Phil Hurd
While I primarily write resumes from scratch for each of my clients, I have also used Michelle’s templates and received great feedback. I find the templates are especially helpful to organize my thinking for those clients who have an overabundance of important information that still must fit in an ATS-friendly, 2-page format without looking cluttered or disorganized.
When I was starting out with resume writing a little over a year ago, one of the most intimidating aspects was visual design of resumes. I didn’t want to have to learn graphic design to stand out—and with these templates, I didn’t need to! I was a little hesitant at first because I thought the templates might be too rigid or generic. In actuality, they are incredibly flexible and easy to play around with. I can customize any template with my client’s favorite colors in just two clicks—which means they never look exactly the same, even if I use them for multiple clients. Using the templates means I can just do what I do best—write—and then plug the text right into the appropriate section. It saves me literal HOURS of work and hassle. One of the best parts about purchasing from Michelle is that she is extremely responsive to questions. There’s a private Facebook group where she records screen share tutorials about how to switch up certain elements in the templates, and she's always been responsive to my emailed questions. My clients are completely thrilled with the unique, modern design of their resume, and I’m thrilled that I'm saving time and don’t have to learn graphic design!
Bob Janitz
I love Michelle’s resume templates! The designs are eye-catching and easy to use. I highly recommend these templates for anyone who finds that designing a creative, contemporary formatted resume is a challenge. They’re a huge time-saver.
Bob Janitz, NCRW,
amber f
I used the “Pivot” template to create a combination functional/chronological resume for my first big client. Her words when she saw the finished product: “THIS IS AMAZING!” I’m a writer, not a designer. My resumes aren’t unprofessional, but they needed a “wow” factor – and now they have it. Thank you, Michelle, for offering such affordably priced tools!
Amber Fernandez, Freelance Writer