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Strategic Start® Executive Onboarding

Accelerate Executive Transition Success

Today newly promoted or hired executives are expected to produce faster than ever before. They can do it with the proper onboarding support.  But unfortunately most are expected to “hit the ground running”.  An unrealistic expectation even for a super star.  The statistics are sobering:  64% of executives hired from outside, and 34% of those promoted internally, fail in the first 18 months.  Worst of all, the cost of failure is estimated to be at least 4X annual salary.  Supporting your newest talent at the top effectively is clearly one of your best investments.

To meet the challenge of navigating the crucial First 100 Days, we designed STRATEGIC START®, a timely solution and a smart investment to dramatically increase the likelihood of success.  Our unique coaching and consulting process has revolutionized executive transitions, and been proven by the hundreds of new executives we’ve guided through transition for clients in government agencies, corporations, unions, non-profits and associations.

STRATEGIC START® is a smart, condensed program that produces in a few weeks the trust building and learning that often takes up to 18 months.

Executives are counseled to take full advantage of their brief Honeymoon Period, taught to leverage it as an invaluable opportunity to access information, learn the culture, assess needs, and intelligently initiate change as they positively lay the foundation for long-term success. Executives are most vulnerable during transition and we help them acquire the knowledge they need and to build key relationships that fuels early momentum and success.

Connie Meyer shares what it really takes for your new superstar to hit the ground running and how a minimal investment up front saves millions in avoiding costly failures:


STRATEGIC START® Executive Package is a comprehensive transition process that includes 10 critical transition meetings designed to dramatically condense the time to accomplish specific critical objectives: 

Quickly Grasp the Strategic and Operational Situation

Mission, Vision, Goals, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, threats, Priorities, Challenges, Key Stakeholders, Customers.

Understand the Culture and the Big Picture

Context including history, values, and invisible rules.

Develop Key Relationships

Align with the boss's expectations, situation analysis, decision making authority, and access to timely feedback. The Direct Report Team, Key Stakeholders, Customers and Peers. 

Deliver Desired Results Quickly

Identify critical priorities and "early win" goals for the first 100 days.

Executive Support and Coaching

 Systematically avoid the "potholes" that commonly derail new executives. Preparation to make a great first impression. take full advantage of stakeholder and direct report meetings.

License Strategic Start®

Benefit from the freedom of your own in-house transition consultants to successfully support top talent from their very first day by licensing Strategic Start®.  

We’ll spare you the developmental costs and headaches with a proven approach including all the materials you need.  Our unique onboarding process has been developed, tested, and refined over 15 years, and for over 10 years we’ve trained senior HR executives, facilitators, and organizational effectiveness consultants to confidently and independently deliver and administer Strategic Start®.

Licensing is accomplished by simply attending the 3 Day Facilitator Training Session.  We don’t hand you a solution in a box and wish you well, we train you to succeed.

Strategic Start® Facilitator Training: Tuesday March 21- Thursday March 23rd, 2017.  Call 301.270.0558 to register. Hosted at U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, S.W, Washington DC   $1,800 per person.  Call for more details.  Click here to Register at Eventbrite.



What Participants Can Expect

  • Everything they need to succeed, beginning with a comprehensive Facilitation Handbook including agendas and guides for 10 critical transition meetings, all handouts and a Transition Guidance Notebook for the executive.
  • Easily customize and produce materials quickly, fully licensed to deliver Strategic Start® at your worksite, with everything you need on a flash drive.
  • Learn the key factors and best practices of successful executive on-boarding and what causes derailment and understand critical transition coaching point.
  • Understand the critical transition coaching points.
  • Gain the skills to assess the situation accurately and customize the approach to be an exact fit to the needs.
  • Methodology to market Strategic Start® to internal clients.

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