Are you a Transitioning Leader?
What options are calling to you? What possibilities or opportunities excite you? What is your authentic essence and does it align with your future vision? What kind of culture would be a good fit? What is your sweet spot and what strengths, gifts and talents can you leverage?
What do you need to get done and wrap up so that you can effectively transition out of your current role? How can you prepare for your next role and ensure that it will be energizing, rewarding and fulfilling?
Are you ready to make a revitalizing transition to a new opportunity that could have you flourishing and feeling soul-satisfied again?
Does This Sound Like You?
“Without a doubt, it is time for me to make a career change. I am burned out. I want to do more of what I love and less of those things that drain my energy.
I want to find or create a new leadership role that will leverage my strengths and more clearly align with my passions and interests. And it has got to be rewarding.
I want to explore my ideas, evaluate interesting options and make it happen… but where do I start?”
“I’ve been thinking about making the leap from corporate to nonprofit. I really feel called to make a difference in the lives of others and to make a significant contribution to the world.
I’ve got a lot of leadership strengths and expertise that I can bring to the table. And I am passionate about a number of causes.
So how do I get from here to there without having to start over?”
“While I’ve been successful as a leader and done very well in my career…I am beginning to think that I am ready to make some really big changes.
I have had this dream for a long time and an idea for a business that would really make my heart sing. It is a bit different from what I’ve been doing but I know that I’ve got the leadership skills, strengths, business savvy and passion to make it happen. I just need to trust that and then figure out a plan for making it happen!”
When You Are Ready to Transition
Consider engaging Susan as your Mindfulness Advocate, Strategic Coach and Creative Think Partner. She’s walked a similar journey and can be an empowering and inspiring ally to have by your side.
We’ll look at your transition through three lenses so you can: 1) get clear on what you want your next chapter to look like and feel like; 2) get ready to leave your old role in good shape and hand off responsibilities to your successor; and 3) get prepared for your new gig in a way that sets you up for success and empowers you to hit the ground running.
Benefits for Tranistioning Leaders
- gaining clarity on your motivations for making a change
- focusing your vision around what matters most to you
- identifying your best-fit options from a field of possibilities
- finding or creating congruent and energizing opportunities
- enhancing your personal brand and leveraging your network
- renewing and sustaining your personal energy
- redefining success in your own terms
- transitioning critical projects to the right resources
- developing an effective plan and vision for your new role
What We’ll Focus On Together
Your Work… First, let’s focus on the business of you by exploring possibilities, identifying your best-fit options, and creating a compelling action plan that gets you to where you want to be. We’ll wrap up business tasks and projects that need to be completed so you can smoothly transition out of your current role. Then, we’ll shift attention to your new gig and think through its challenges, opportunities and onboarding strategies.
Let’s creatively brainstorm on where you want to go, how you want to get there and what you need to do to prepare to take on and let go.
Let’s work through a creative and strategic visioning and planning process, that will inspire you to take action and make your desired transitions happen.
Let’s spend some time thinking through branding and marketing approaches and designing authentic strategies that will move your vision forward.
Let’s make sure your communication approach and messaging strategies are authentic, congruent with your strategy and tailored to meet audience needs.
Let’s get your organization ready to move forward and sustain without you. And let’s identify what your organizational game plan will be for your new role.
Let’s figure out your strategy and plans for successfully navigating change and effectively leading teams in a business climate of constant change.
Your Career… It will be important to take stock and gain clarity on your accomplishments, expertise, gifts, talents, strengths and leadership style. Let’s get you clear on your unique value proposition and integrate it into your personal brand. We’ll identify the connectors, allies, advocates and champions in your network and create strategies for engaging their support. Let’s examine your learning edges and opportunities for growth.
Let’s review your personal brand and online presence to ensure that there is congruency with who you are and what you want to be doing next.
Let’s look at how you can effectively harness the power of your professional network to make your desired career transition become a reality.
Let’s further develop your leadership competencies and mastery so you can effectively envision, launch, grow, lead and sustain your next chapter.
Let’s design strategies for improving communication on your teams and with colleagues and getting effective messages delivered to your network.
Let’s figure out an energizing and authentic action plan for getting you organized so you can manage your time and energy more efficiently.
Let’s get you techmobilized so you can more effectively leverage technology to get organized, enhance creativity and reduce overload and overwhelm.
Your Life… You’ll want to approach your career transition process from a place of being grounded and centered. It will be essential to nurture yourself, revitalize your spirit and renew your personal energy for the journey ahead. Let’s gain clarity on your authentic essence, your passions and what makes you come alive. We’ll work together to help you identify what matters most to you and let those things guide your conscious choices.
Let’s spend some time distilling your essence so you have clarity on what makes your soul sing and how you can leverage your essence in all you do.
Let’s identify your creative genius and find ways you can leverage and share your unique gifts, talents and strengths so you can consistently shine brightly.
Let’s figure out what really matters to you and then set priorities that are in harmony with your vision for the next chapter of your work, career and life.
Let’s empower you to redefine success in your own terms and create meaningful and values-aligned ways to measure and celebrate it.
Let’s figure out what shifts you want to make that will support your transition to flourishing and feeling more soulsatisfied in your work, career and life.
Let’s get creative about what you’ll do to revitalize, manage and sustain your spirit and energy as you move forward with your desired career transition.
Optional Services for Transitioning Leaders
- messaging hierarchies and personal value proposition
- PAR (Problem/Project, Action, Result) Statements
- resume, bio, salary history and cover letters
- social media presence including LinkedIn Profile
- professional branding site and/or blog
- interview prep documents
- meeting agendas, presentations and pitches
- succession plan for current role
- 90-120 day action plans and strategic plans for new role
“Susan has helped me clarify my values and align it with my vision for my future. She is incredibly organized, bright, tenacious and creative. I cannot say enough about her talents and I highly recommend her to anyone that is thinking about making a change in their life. She helps clarify and articulate your goals with laser focus. As a result of working with Susan I have gone back to graduate school and have created my dream vision for my future. It is an extreme pleasure to work with Susan. I am thrilled with her as a coach and a person. Sign on with her immediately and she will thoughtfully and skillfully lead you through the change you want to be in the world.“
“Susan is an outstanding “think partner”. I hired her when I was about to leave my executive job and expected help in managing my transition to entrepreneur. I certainly received magnificent help in this arena. What I didn’t expect was her use of rituals to help me enhance “being” after years of focus on “doing”. Susan helped me to define what I want my day-to-day life to be like, well beyond my business. She kept leading me back to my stated intention, i.e. to engage with initiatives that feed my soul rather than just bring in cash, fill time or volunteer. I now have the gift of time, focus and peace – which were lacking in my previously frenetic life. Thank you!“
“Perhaps where Susan has helped me the most is in the act of remembering. As Susan knows, I am really busy and have many roles to manage. As I get into my 40s I am finding that it is all too easy for me to book a project and move on to the next item, and in the process forget some of the really important points of connection or insights that tie all of the work I do – that we do – together. In this way, Susan is my mirror, my memory, and my encouraging mentor. I am better with Susan by my side.“
“I have worked with Susan periodically over the course of the past few years including the time period when I was working abroad. Susan has helped me to reflect on my own skills, identify what I find fulfilling, and recognize career opportunities that will work for me. Susan has been great about helping me put all the pieces together. I leave conversations with Susan feeling empowered and better enabled to move my career forward. Susan also helps me to think about my whole self and not just my work self, which has been important to my career planning. A big thank you to Susan!“
“Susan is an inspiration in that she is an example of purpose and authenticity in her daily life. She has coached me through the roller coaster of my career, always with a keen sense of where I am and need to be guided personally. She offers so much more than experience and skill – she does, in fact, bring the gifts of intuition and humanity to her work, and I’m sure to all those she touches. It’s an honor to know and to work with such an exceptional person.“