Our Life Portfolio® approach helps executives sustain a positive, focused, possibility-generating mindset about what's next in their careers and then works with them to implement an action plan to land a new job or pursue a new endeavor. We break the job or career transition process into a series of discreet action steps, each of which builds confidence, focus, and commitment. These steps are assessment, goal-setting, and planning.
Assessment helps individuals identify their true aims and missions. It replaces the sense of loss that is often experienced by the executive leaving an organization with new vision and new purpose. It can give the executive the confidence needed to drop what doesn't fit and move toward what does.
Goals, large and small, prepare people for change. They are motivators while in transition. Having identified their short- and long-term goals, individuals then create a plan to achieve them -- a sequence of steps that includes fallback options as well as blue-sky options to explore.
Planning makes for an efficient transition with less time wasted and less frustration. Working closely with a coach/consultant can make the plan a reality.
Many New Directions clients seek a new full-time leadership position. Our career programs are unmatched in terms of our exclusive focus on executive leaders, our experience, and our network of blue chip contacts. Our client action program synthesizes the New Directions process for finding full-time career opportunities. The program, refined over 23 years, is focused on helping our clients land the right new job through an efficient and effective search process.
New Directions' work helps business leaders plan executive transition and succession. Research shows that companies and organizations are stronger when they develop proactive and unambiguous transition and succession plans. CEOs who manage their own succession usually perform at a higher level during their final 12 to 18 months with the organization.