Organizational Change Processes

Our Approach to Helping Your Organization Work through Executive Transition

When a person’s unique abilities are well matched with a particular organization’s needs, both the organization and the individual flourish. To help strengthen nonprofit organizations undergoing executive leadership transition we provide resources and assistance needed to help identify, secure, and retain extraordinary leaders. Leading Transitions LLC provides a full range of services to assure that human service organizations are able to find leaders of the highest quality and to successfully manage the transition during leadership change. We are committed to the work of the nonprofit sector and value the mission of service. We are invested in helping organizations attract and retain individuals who can successfully manage and lead today’s changing and complex society. We help organizations find executives whose education and experience reflect sophisticated business management ability, as well as a deep commitment and knowledge of nonprofit organizations.

Our responsibility to our clients involves an ongoing relationship beyond the placement of the new executive. We offer a wide array of services and resources that support the volunteer and professional leadership of our client organizations before, during, and after the placement of a new executive. Our firm’s mission and values reflect the dedication and service orientation of our clients.

Executive Search Service

A multi-step process managed in close partnership with our clients.
It includes the following:

Executive Search Service

Evaluation of the employment need

The search begins with extensive evaluation of the client need. We meet on site with lay leadership and with staff to arrive at a thorough understanding of the organization, its culture, and the specifications of the position to be filled. We create a written position description that describes the profile, including qualifications, responsibilities, background and leadership style sought for the position. Job specifications include title, reporting structure, compensation details, and other relevant employment policies. Once prepared, a draft of the position description is submitted to the client for approval. The position description reflects an understanding and an agreement between Leading Transition LLC and the client of the ideal candidate profile, and confirmation signals the beginning of the search.


Potential candidates are identified by conducting extensive research, utilizing a variety of methods to seek outstanding candidates. Through our extensive networks, internal computer database, the Internet, outreach and advertising, a pool of potential candidates is identified. The research phase takes several weeks, and at its completion all avenues of potential candidates have been considered.

Candidate Screening

Prospective candidates are screened by telephone. Interested and promising candidates are evaluated for the necessary competencies and specifications. Profiles of the candidates' employment history, talent, accomplishments, reputation and personality are developed and candidate credentials are assessed.

Interviewing and Presentation

Based on screening results, the strongest candidates who most closely match the qualifications outlined in the job description are interviewed in person by Leading Transitions LLC, further narrowing the pool. The resulting pool of candidates is then presented to the client. Working from comprehensive written summaries of each candidate’s experience, educational background, and initial references, the client in consultation with Leading Transitions LLC selects a group for formal interviews.

Client Interviews

Leading Transitions LLC arranges interviews, coordinating the logistics with clients and candidates. Leading Transitions LLC further assists the process by providing sample interview questions, guidelines for interviewing and rating charts with which to evaluate candidates. Leading Transitions also attends client interviews and facilitates decision-making as needed.

Follow up

Leading Transitions LLC follows up with clients, offering referrals to on-site consultation during the first six months to assure a successful integration, as well as to assist with any unexpected issues of transition that may arise.

Learn more about the steps in the Executive Search Process.

Explore a relationship with Leading Transitions today: 414.228.9860  |


"Although still early in our re-org process, it appears clear I owe you.

I’m certainly feeling much more optimistic regarding the opportunities that might be possible during this challenging time of transition. Thank you for your insights, connections, and support."
"Mindy, thank you so much. It has been such a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for your flexibility. I have so enjoyed working with the staff and our boards since I took the interim role. We are in a better place today and I am very appreciative of all of the work our staff has done to get us here. It is a wonderful job. I look forward to our future. Thanks again for everything."
"Thank you so much for your time and inspiration today. Knowing how many calls you get like mine, I truly appreciate the time you took to network and to provide me with a road map on how to start transitioning my career. Thank you for making the world a better place."
"Mindy is a life changing human
who is incredible in this community."
"I genuinely appreciated the time you gave me and the candid information you provided. It was very helpful and will hopefully help me make a more informed decision.
I will be in touch."
"I saw the person you referred me to yesterday and was reflecting on how much I value knowing her and learning from her. Without your introduction, I don’t know if that would have happened. Thank you for being a connector, such a strong judge of character, and for adding to the joy in my own life."
"I could not be more grateful for your encouragement and coaching. You're THE BEST. I can't say it loudly enough. I couldn't be more grateful for your how selflessly you've supported and guided me."
"Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me yesterday. I enjoyed my conversation with you and learning more about your organization and the direction you provide nonprofits to navigate transition."
"Thank you so much for your support today – and every day, for that matter. Your smile, positive attitude, and passion for our organization is so inspiring. I appreciate having you in my life!"
"Getting to know you personally, and prevailing upon your insight into the non-profit world of Milwaukee has been one of the greatest gifts of this summer and fall. Your generosity has allowed me opportunities for participation and service that are immeasurable as a result of your guidance. I am really excited about this new chapter, and especially the chances you have given me to impact the issues and organizations I care most about. I am deeply grateful for everything."
"We were so fortunate to have you speak to our members, and I appreciate your time and effort in preparing for us. You excel at speaking and taking the time to know your audience - THANK YOU. I look forward to our paths crossing again soon."


"Many thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience at today's executive transitions program. You did a terrific job leading the discussion and keeping the conversation flowing and focused."