For Individuals

Pearson Partners International is uniquely positioned to understand how and why executives succeed.

It’s our business to know what companies look for in top leadership; thus we know exactly how to identify, assess, and cultivate these qualities. For executive-level individuals seeking to advance their careers, sharpen their skills, or transition into a new role or industry, Pearson Partners is a powerful resource to raise your career to the next level.

Senior Executive Career Coaching

Our licensed talent and career development team offers a range of assessment and coaching services to reach your growth potential. We invite you to review our coaching and executive development services or contact our team leader, Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC, for more information about our executive coaching and assessment services available for individuals.

Senior Executive Career Transition Services

Pearson Partners offers expert career coaching for senior-level executives searching for a job or considering a career change. Our career transition process offers comprehensive, high-touch services to help these individuals develop personal career strategies that take them beyond the next position and closer to achieving long-term goals.

Each executive’s process is highly personalized and is designed to match needs, timetables and desired results. We even help each executive actually identify and target appropriate opportunities and contacts, establishing a strong foundation for future career growth.

Career Assessment and Planning

Career planning is critical to the success of today’s executive who is seeking to expand current options for growth, development and career advancement, but who may or may not wish to make a career move now. Our program primarily focuses on calibration, preparation and action planning to achieve long-term career goals.

The strategic career planning process gives executives an opportunity to apply decision analysis to the full range of available career options, including adjustment to current roles, advancement opportunities or retirement.

Benefits

  • Hands-on, highly customized process focuses on action and accountability
  • Offers an alternative to traditional outplacement firms, featuring a comprehensive, personalized strategy unique to the executive
  • Focuses exclusively on senior-level executives, with services to accommodate their complex needs in different career stages
  • Provides sound coaching and career advice based on more than 50 years of experience in executive search and executive outplacement
  • Helps each candidate develop a career strategy that takes him or her beyond the next position, based on long-term goals
  • Increases effectiveness of newly appointed leaders or leaders assuming expanded roles

Deliverables:

Our Executive Career Transition process carefully considers senior executives’ diverse transition needs and helps them identify appropriate career situations and evaluate opportunities. Services may include:

Career and Marketability Assessment.  Includes a career review with a psychologist or licensed professional counselor. This interaction clarifies skills, interests, motivation and other personality characteristics that influence appropriate career directions. Assessment instruments include:

  • Behavioral Interviews
  • The Birkman© Report
  • The Birkman© Coaching Report
  • CPI 260® Leadership Report
  • The Leadership Effectiveness AnalysisTM
  • Meyers Briggs MBTI® Step II Interpretive Report
  • Personal Directions®
  • Strong-Campbell Interests Inventory

Marketing Plan Development/Personal Preparation.  Focuses on marketing and preparation and includes setting goals, developing a marketing plan, resume completion, networking training, communication enhancements and interview preparation and training.

Testimonials:

"I have known Stephen Konstans for many years and have always respected his high integrity and people-centric approach to recruiting. Stephen’s superior professionalism, dedication and integrity are exceptional in the industry and reflect positively on the entire firm."
Sandy Martin, CAOMatch Group
"It was imperative to us that senior partners be the ones making the calls to these C-level executives. I like the fact that Keith Pearson and Renee Arrington were the ones doing the search and not passing it off to junior associates."
Ralph Stow, Chairman of the BoardSTI International
"The search was an eye-opener for me. Before I engaged Pearson Partners, I had rarely seen someone with the combination of innovation, credentials and education that we were seeking.”
Mark Haney, SVPWellStar Health System
"The search was flawless. There was a lot of pressure, timing was of the essence, and we had to find the absolute best candidate. I am a huge fan of Pearson Partners. They exceeded my expectations."
Anita Vanderveer, VP PeopleSonic Corporation
“Pearson Partners was incredibly well prepared for our initial meetings,” said Bowe. “The work they did even before they had the search showed us how hard they would work right out of the gate to find our new CEO. They had more knowledge walking in the door about our company, executive team and organizational structure than any other search firm we spoke with.”
David Bowe, Board MemberDallas Lighthouse for the Blind
"I realized I should probably start thinking about a potential career change. I had been friends with Stephen Konstans at Pearson Partners for many years, and an occasional source on his search projects. I met with him to talk things through, and he told me about Pearson Partners' executive coaching services and introduced me to Lisa Thompson, Pearson's managing director of professional services. Lisa gave me some invaluable advice: It would be good to prepare and lay some groundwork, so if and when the time came, I'd be ready."
Mark Layton, COOVideoPlus
“Pearson Partners did an excellent job, and I would use them again,” Wallander says. “They were a pleasure to work with and a great partner to me, and made it easy to focus on my business responsibilities while ensuring I met the need to get new people in quickly.”
Angie Wallander, EVP & CAOReddy Ice
“The Pearson team was extremely responsive. They worked hard to understand what we needed in our HR department. Heather and Lisa were always available and responsive, and they provided top candidates. They took the time to understand our needs and the strengths and weaknesses of our HR department. I don’t think the search could have been handled any better.”
C. Jedson Nau, SVP & General CounselThe Rosewood Corporation
“Heather and her team at Pearson Partners made a commitment to understand our firm’s strategy and culture, long before any specific assignment presented itself,” the CEO says. “We were impressed by her commitment to forging and investing in a long-term relationship, in contrast with the more typical transaction orientation of many search firms.”
CEO, Private Equity FirmPrivate Equity Portfolio Company
"Pearson Partners stood out among the search firms we talked with. Renee showed the most ability to understand our needs and seemed most dedicated to crafting her approach to our needs. I think she very much understood the position the board was in. When we wanted to interview or review candidates, all of the materials were well organized and logistics were handled top to bottom. Every one of the candidates was well qualified."
Scott Karol, Board MemberCooperative Processing Resources
"Pearson Partners kept to the schedule, which was aggressive. Communications were very direct, and they worked closely with our operating partners throughout the process, which didn't require me to get involved until we were down to four final candidates. The four I interviewed were of solid caliber. The entire process was tremendous; it was honestly as smooth as any hiring process I've ever experienced."
Chip Hornsby, CEOMorrison Supply
“We couldn't be happier. Pearson Partners was very responsive. I am one of the most critical people you’ll find, but they were truly a pleasure to work with. We found them to be very good partners and would enjoy working with them again.”
Pat Barth, SVPLone Star Steakhouse
"Pearson Partners understands the private equity business very well, and the cultural attributes that go hand-in-hand with that. They were in tune with our need for this person to both fit internally and interact positively with our portfolio companies. If a search firm didn't traffic in the private equity space, they wouldn't be in tune with that."
Christopher Ray, Sr Mng PartnerNatural Gas Partners
“Stephen was responsive and focused. He clearly took the search personally; he was more than just ‘doing the job.’ He gave me advice, kept me up to date and guided me through the search.
Gary Swidler, CFOMatch Group
"Pearson Partners has very strong connections in the marketplace, providing personal networking with individuals that forge relationships with people who are transitioning, and I think that's extremely positive."
Rhonda MacAndrew, SVP HRGreyhound
"Pearson Partners was very effective at giving us the best of the best. They gave us good insight into the candidates they presented to us, and we had conversations about them so that we didn't have to interview 20 people. We knew we were interviewing the right people."
Chris Burt, SVP HRLSG Sky Chefs
“We expected a diverse group of candidates, and that they be totally and thoroughly screened, and they were,” Hawkins says. “It was very clear that Pearson Partners spent a lot of time and effort with each candidate, because the detailed write-ups that we received on each one prior to the interview were right on target."
Diane Hawkins, Sr Director People & PerformanceMeeting Professionals International
"The best part of the partnership, for me as a business leader, is that Pearson Partners takes the time to understand our business goals, not just what we are trying to accomplish relative to recruitment needs."
Marvin Riley, PresidentFairbanks Morse Engine

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