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Succession Management

Succession is a difficult topic to broach, and the thought of your best leaders leaving your organization can be difficult to face. However, good succession management is the beginning of a journey toward a new generation of leadership developed specifically for the needs and sustainability of your business. The right talent in the right place will spur innovation, help mitigate risk, and propel your teams to new levels of productivity.

At Optimum Talent we take an evidence-based approach to Succession Management that uses objective data obtained from SuccessFinder, an assessment tool that shows, with 85% or better accuracy, where a leader could be placed within an organization. With SuccessFinder, you don’t have to rely on the instinct of a supervisor or the performance of a candidate transitioning from a non-leadership role.

We’ll help you choose the right leader, develop any competencies they lack, and position them and your organization for success.


Workforce Transition

As your workforce ages and leaders retire, you need to prepare your next generation of talent.

Business Growth

As your business grows, more leaders will be required to guide the trajectory of new products and business units.

Increased Engagement

In today’s gig economy, the ability to retain talent becomes increasingly difficult. Your workforce will stay engaged knowing that a career path and leadership options are available.

Specialized Businesses

If you lead a team that relies on specialized skills and knowledge, there are several advantages to retaining talent versus hiring from outside.

The best time to start succession management was yesterday. The second-best time is now.

At Optimum Talent we understand your challenges related to succession management. We understand that it requires a thoughtful, unbiased approach to help safeguard your organization against operational risk and position your business for success. Regardless of where your organization is in the process, our team of experienced succession advisers will add value. If you’ve already started the process, but are feeling overwhelmed, we can pick up where you are. You’ll still benefit from the work you’ve done, but will gain Optimum Talent’s rigorous and unbiased method going forward. Or if you haven’t started the succession process or want to adjust your approach, we can begin from our blueprint stage and take you through our entire multi-dimensional approach.

Our Approach


Blueprint: We define, prioritize, scope, decide, and plan.

: We measure the leaders’ traits, competencies, and probability of success in various roles. The purpose is to diagnose before prescribing solutions. When finished, we’ve identified high-potential leaders and have highlighted their strengths and development needs.

: We accelerate the leaders’ development through experiential learning, peer learning and coaching, and formal learning. During our development phase, we use the 70:20:10 model, which holds that individuals obtain 70% of their knowledge from job-related experiences, 20% from interactions with others, and 10% from formal educational events.


Deploy: Once leaders have been identified and developed, we advise on how to deploy them to maximize your business success and retain your talent.

Why Choose Optimum Talent?

We Listen. Your succession management initiative needs the right qualifications. That’s why we start every engagement by listening. We take the time to understand your needs and identify the best internal resources to support your team.

We Communicate. From the very beginning, you’ll know where we are on your engagement because we’ll regularly update you on our progress. We’re transparent about our approach.

We Respect Your Brand. We know how hard you’ve worked to build your reputation and how hard we’ve worked to build our own. You can trust us to treat every member of your organization with respect. We can be trusted to act with integrity.

We Value Objectivity. Our succession management solution uses assessment data and neuromanagement. This allows our practitioners to offer suggestions and design development plans based on fact, not gut feelings and sentiment.

We Believe in Partnership. Working with us is easy. Our flexible service and coast-to-coast coverage makes implementation and customer service convenient and efficient

Get In Touch

To learn more about why organizations choose Optimum Talent as their Succession Management provider, please contact Jocelyn Bérard, National Practice Leader:

Phone 647.788.3204 | Email