Career Transition:

If your employer has provided you with Career Transition Support through Optimum Talent, click here to get started.


Get Support With:
  • Career planning and assessment
  • Resume development and optimization
  • Creating your professional online profile
  • Networking training and events
  • Interview preparation

Executive Career Transition

Optimum Talent’s executive career transition is a bespoke service that has been developed and refined over 40 years.

We’ve worked with thousands of senior leaders and organizations across Canada because we understand the challenges that an organization and departing leader face during a transition, and we have the expertise to guide them through the process to a positive outcome for both parties.

Think Big Picture: As many as 60% of departing employees will remain in their former company’s eco-system as buyers, suppliers, influencers, or competitors. So how you treat your departing leaders really does matter. (Hunt Scanlon Media, Employees Will be Easy to Lose and Hard to Hire in 2017)


Organizational Benefits

  • Continuity – Transitions are tough for everyone. Our plans are built to ensure your organization continues to produce results through the transition.


  • Brand Protection – Word-of-mouth is an important component of your brand, and ex-employees carry a lot of weight when it comes to the external perception of your organization. If you treat transitioning leaders with care and respect, that message will carry into the marketplace.


  • Legal – Legal risks can’t be ignored, and Optimum Talent’s experienced team will ensure your organization and the individuals within it are protected.

Individual Benefits

  • New Possibilities – Our experienced team often opens exiting employees to opportunities they hadn’t previously considered. After a thorough assessment using our SuccessFinder tool, we can provide direction to transitioning employees that leads them to new positions for which they’re ideally suited.


  • Executive-level Networking – Optimum Talent provides transitioning employees with access to executive-level networking events that will help them extend their own network and access to new industries, organizations, and opportunities.


  • 12-month access to the Optimum Talent Career Management Portal – The transitioning leader will gain 12-month access to our extensive career portal, introducing them to multiple opportunities that change and evolve over time.

Our Approach


1. Assess the Situation – Determine the employee’s emotional situation. Spousal support and access to credible financial advice is also made available.

2. Explore Options –
Have the transitioning leader perform a self-assessment, determine a brand/value proposition, do a market assessment, then strategically target candidates based on professional level, location, and industry.


3. Develop Strategic Marketing Plan – Develop a communication strategy, networking plan, and conduct interview preparation.


4. Execute and Negotiate – Evaluate and negotiate offers of employment with the support of our team.

5. Focus on the Future
– Review lessons learned from the transition, confirm that business connections and networks are still stable, and provide 90 days of integration coaching.

Local Expertise, Global Reach

Career Star Group is Optimum Talent’s trusted partner for international Outplacement and Career Transition services. They are a globally connected organization with over 800 delivery locations in 75 countries. Each year, Career Star Group provides outplacement, executive career transition, and leadership coaching to over 7,000 organizations and more than 100,000 individuals.

Through our strategic partnership with the Career Star Group, Optimum Talent can consistently execute global outplacement and leadership coaching with the same standard of excellence that we deliver nationally.

Why Choose Optimum Talent?

We Communicate. We have strong relationships with corporate clients built on continuous communication and feedback.

We Are Accessible. Our consultants and specialists—including financial consultants, executive search partners, and more—are always available.

We Are Connected. We have a robust network of existing clients and alumni through our exclusive Optimum Talent LinkedIn group. Our clients also receive access to local and national recruiters, well-attended alumni events, and facilitated weekly roundtable discussions.

We Are High-Touch. We have the lowest client-to-consultant service ratios in the industry and ensure our advisors adhere to rigorous standards. We also emphasize human connection with 1:1 coaching.

We Are Flexible. We can use our extensive service offering and geographical reach to create a flexible and customizable plan tailored to the needs of your organization and the transitioning leader.

Need help articulating a business case for Executive Career Transition and Outplacement services? Click here to read the blog post “The Case for Executive Career Transition Support” by our colleague Richard Bucher.

Get In Touch

To learn more about why organizations choose Optimum Talent as their Career Transition & Outplacement provider, please contact Sandra Boyd, National Practice Leader:

Phone 647.788.3230 | Email