EXECUTIVE CAREER TRANSITION
Navigate Forward is a Minneapolis-based consulting firm that specializes in helping executives navigate through a job transition. We provide highly customized, personalized service that is always tailor made to each of our clients. We’ll craft a strategic personal marketing portfolio and connect executives with the right people, resources and companies to meet their goal. And we stay with them until they reach that goal.
Your team of advisors and experts will include a senior level lead consultant, the managing partners and others on our crew who will work closely with you to build your plan and guide you every step of the way.
Our unique methodology involves:
Discovery – Increase self-awareness by taking a ‘deep dive’ inside yourself by…..
- Taking stock of your past, present and future
- Examining your dreams and clarify your values
- Discovering your personal drivers, interests & strengths
- Identifing your life and work activities that are meaningful to you
- Crafting a fluid and flexible plan for your future
- Exploring and understanding your obstacles and challenges
Craft Your Unique Brand - Articulate in a clear and focused way the unique package that is you by…..
- Stating who you are and what you want people to know about your unique leadership identity. What you are known for?
- Blending your previous experiences, skillsets and areas of expertise to create your compelling and unique set of differentiators.
- Clearly articulating the unique set of solutions you can bring to a new role or employer.
Build the Market Strategy - Leverage personal differentiators to identify options and build the strategy which involves…..
- Developing your high level ‘themes’ where your unique capabilities and passions lie.
- Identifying the ‘channels’ or ‘vertical’ markets that match your skill sets and your areas of interest.
- Finding where your skills intersect in each ‘channel’– this is your niche, your ‘sweet spot’.
- Developing your plan and action steps to network and market into your niche
Explore the Possibilities & Make the Transition – Test the market, fine tune the plan and execute……
- Performing research and investigate opportunities
- Making great connections – networking for opportunities and market information.
- Connecting to important resources – search firms, business leaders in the field, etc.
- Networking strategically in a focused and deliberate way – drive your ‘brand message’ and build your ‘buzz’.
- Setting goals, measuring your results and refining your plan.
Why choose us?
- We are a local boutique firm serving only executives.
- We will surround you with highly customized resources and personal attention.
- We help you more clearly articulate who you are….your unique brand.
- We package you toward where you are going, not from where you have been.
- There are no time-limited services or big firm, cookie cutter programs…our work is about outcome, not process.
- Our marketplace connections are unmatched and we help you expand your network by doing direct outreach and making introductions for you.
The experience of working with Navigate Forward has been excellent. The input, suggestions and insightful feedback has resulted in tremendous progress with networking efforts that are more focused and productive. My Consultant has supported me in developing my brand and value proposition which is forward looking. I definitely made the right decision in selecting Navigate Forward!
~ VP, Finance – Information Services
I appreciated the wise counsel and thoughtful ideas throughout the entire process that I experienced while working with Navigate Forward. Thank you to the entire team who contributed and helped me at every step of the journey.
~ Public Affairs Executive
Navigate Forward has been
the difference between having focused direction and committing random acts of doing an executive job search.
~ Sales/Business Development Executive - Manufacturing
The methodology Navigate
Forward uses coupled with the quality of
the coaching made the process focused
and helped eliminate the uncertainty that one questions themselves with daily while in a search process. My Consultant was just great to work with and demonstrated high professionalism. I hold the entire group
at Navigate Forward in the
~ VP, Sales – Manufacturing
Navigate Forward was a huge part in helping me navigate through a very challenging time. The direction that was given to me from the entire team including my Consultant and the firm owner is so appreciated. I have found a career that matches my personality and skill set very well. Life is good!!
~ COO – Technology Products
The Navigate Forward team has been an enormous help to me on my journey. Everyone from my Consultant to the firm owners were so supportive in helping me to determine what I want to do next, and then providing the coaching and guidance to move forward. The Navigate Forward process really made a difference for me. You all are the best!
~ SAP Executive – Retail
I am confident that the guidance I received and the process that the Navigate Forward team helped me through, led me to discover and deliver my unique leadership brand. This ultimately allowed me to secure an offer for a position that exceeded my own expectations. I plan to continue to use my brand to help guide my
~ VP, Sales Operations – Regulatory and Clinical Research
My Consultant really helped me jump-start the whole networking process. She helped me develop and crystallize my unique story.
~ VP, Marketing – Manufacturing
The biggest value that I received was being able to utilize the team at Navigate Forward to evaluate and then position myself for specific opportunities. They served as my “personal board of directors” which was invaluable.
~ CEO – Medical Device
Navigate Forward provided tremendous support and excellent coaching during my job search. I know that I never would have arrived at a comfortable and authentic personal story without the patient, persistent and insightful support that I received from my consultant and the entire team.
~ Healthcare Executive
The advice and counsel that I received from my Consultant was invaluable; as was the support and care that I experienced throughout the process. Navigate Forward has become an integral part of my professional network. Thanks for everything you have done for me.
~ Food Scientist
I appreciate what you have created in Navigate Forward. It was great for me, as it is for so many others that I met while going through the process. Thanks for all that you do.
~ CEO, Small Cap
Thanks to the entire team at Navigate Forward. I have landed in a wonderful opportunity and could not have done it without your steady and reassuring guidance.
~ Senior Finance Leader
Navigate Forward has been a great help to me. My Consultant is a wonderful resource, keeping me focused and moving forward. I have increased confidence and comfort that I'm making good progress both in the search process and in doing the right things to find and land an opportunity that will be a great fit.
~ President, Retail
My experience with
Navigate Forward has exceeded my expectations!
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