Organizational Change

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  |


Testimonial 1
"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."
Testimonial 2
"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."
Testimonial 3
"Mindy is a life changing human who is incredible
in this community."
Testimonial 4
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.
Testimonial 5
"Our conversation on Friday seriously helped me seal the deal with (the organization) and feel confident in how I went about doing it. And that was just an extension of your help about 2 weeks ago, preparing me for the interview. And this whole experience is an extension of our open, honest, insightful conversation 2 months ago as I began this journey. Thank you!"
Testimonial 6
"You have been amazing throughout this process and I want you
to know that you have made this a little easier
because you are so helpful."
Testimonial 7
"Thanks again for finding time in your event-filled schedule to meet with me. I appreciate and benefit from your insights and attention to my questions and concerns."
Testimonial 8
Thank you for your amazing guidance and leadership throughout our search process. You guided us every step of the way. You were so easy to reach and communicate with. I so enjoyed working with you."
Testimonial 9
"Can't even begin to thank you for the inclusion and your support during the selection process. Your encouragement made a huge difference."
Testimonial 10
"I hope our paths cross again, thank you for your kindness, wisdom, and inspirational guidance."
Testimonial 11
"Thanks, Mindy - It was WONDERFUL to spend some time with you - did my heart good! Your energy is always infectious. I really appreciated your time and advice as I navigate this last arc in my career work. You are inspiring and practical at the same time!"


"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."

Leading Transitions