Interim Executive & Transitional Leadership Solutions

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Interim Executive & Transitional Leadership Solutions

Change happens. Make it work for you.

Whether planned or unplanned, transitions in leadership are pivotal points in an organization’s future that allow for growth and realignment.

Transitions offer the perfect time to press pause, strategize, and build for a stronger tomorrow. Raise the Bar Consulting offers five core types of transitional leadership support: interim executive leadership; transitional leadership solutions; operational turnaround; merger, acquisition, and partnership discovery; and executive search support. Whether you’re facing a time of stability, growth or realignment, our interim leaders can help.

Our team has worked with dozens of organizations in transition, tackling many of the same situations you face.

Together, we collaborate with you to navigate:

  • Planned departures from healthy organizations or organizations facing challenges.
  • Planned temporary absences for medical or family leave.
    Unplanned departures due to emergencies, illness, or death.
  • Executive and C-Suite Terminations.
  • Transitional Periods to focus on Organizational Alignment, Clean-Up, and Turnaround.
  • Crisis Response Leadership.
  • Executive and Leadership Searches.

Our team members are experienced in leading through each of these scenarios, partnering with your Board and staff to guide you through transition.

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Interim Executive Leadership

This is our most intensive solution, designed for organizations that want or need comprehensive support. One of our team members “sits in your leadership chair” while working with the Board to prepare your organization for its next step. We offer Interim Chief Executive, Chief Development and Chief Program Director support, placing a certified professional interim executive at your organization who can:

  • Join your team and serve as your Leader and Authorized Official for a specified length of time.
  • Tell Truth to Power, by conducting an Organizational Assessment to identify core strengths, growth opportunities and turnaround needs.
  • Support your Board of Directors, including Board development, engagement, and resourcing.
  • Manage all aspects of your day-to-day operations and leadership decisions.
  • Support your internal staff and volunteer teams.
  • Identify and resolve key issues with practical, immediate solutions.
  • Strategize with leadership team to provide course correction plans.
  • If needed, implement deep operational “turnaround work” to enable your group to advance and scale.
  • Lead Strategic Visioning and Planning processes.
  • Provide future succession planning.
  • Spearhead or support your Executive Search.
  • Support leadership continuity by providing your new leader with extended consulting and mentorship.

How Long Do We Need An Interim Executive?

We help for as long as you need, within reason. Our goal is to help fill your leadership gap, ready your organization for a new leader, find your new leader, and pass the torch to them. The list above is a sample of the work we can do while serving as your interim leader, yet we only provide the services you need. Engagements typically range from 6 – 18 months (national average is 12 months).

What Will This Cost?

Our expert services are designed to fit your current budget. If you budgeted to compensate your CEO fairly, then you’ve already budgeted for our help! Engagements range from 3, 4 or 5 days per week, based on your needs and budget.

Schedule a time to talk about your project today!

Jennifer Tersigni and Cynthia Wasco

What Will This Cost?

Our expert services are customized to meet your needs. We offer these services by retainer or by project.

Schedule a time to discuss your project today!

Transitional Leadership Solutions

Sometimes groups need help with transitions even when leadership is in place. That’s why Raise the Bar also offers transitional leadership support for organizations that don’t need an interim leader. Whether it’s a time of growth or realignment, our consultants work together with your leadership and Board of Directors to help you build capacity, organizational alignment, and strategies designed to make the most of the transition you face.

We offer multiple solutions you can choose to suit your unique needs:

  • Board Development
  • Organizational Assessments
  • Merger, Acquisition & Partnership Discovery
  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Succession Planning
  • Operational Turnaround Support
  • Strategic Consulting Packages

Executive Search Support

Finding the right leader can be challenging. That’s why we use our experience as nonprofit and small business executive leaders and recruiters to help you make the best choice.

  • Assist the Board in defining their future vision for the organization and new leadership.
  • Define the skills, experience, education, and characteristics that match your organization’s needs.
  • Build a well-crafted job description to function as both a hiring guide and overall work plan.
  • Assist you in convening an Executive
  • Search Committee.
  • Support or complete the job search process including advertising, recruiting, shortlisting, interviewing, negotiating, and placing the right candidate.

What Will This Cost?

*We believe that Executive Searches don’t have to be cost prohibitive. This service is included as value-added support when we serve as your Interim Executive. As a standalone product, we offer flat fee or percentage of first year compensation options.

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(520) 982-5467

M - F • 9am - 6pm

Pacific Time

and by Appointment

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