Guided Leadership Search™
We specialize in designing and leading “guided” search processes for Christian nonprofits, universities, seminaries, missions organizations, associations and denominations. Clients like Wycliffe Bible Translators, Fuller Theological Seminary, Missio Nexus, Calvin College, Azusa Pacific University, and The CEO Forum have partnered with us to build tailored discernment processes to find the executive leader God had in mind for them.
Our search work is structured differently than a standard retained search firm. Rather than a client sharing their requirements and then handing the process over to recruiting consultants, a Guided Leadership Search™ engages a client’s key relationships and networks, led by their own internal search team and guided step-by-step by our expertise and experience in executive leadership search. Through this dedicated partnership approach, we work directly with your search team to build a plan that fits your culture, networks and resources. In addition to finding an excellent leader, your organization also benefits from:
- Increased constituent participation, ownership and trust
- A robust and complete understanding of current and future organizational needs to guide your board and your future leader
- The development of future capacity to find other senior leaders
- Lower consulting fees compared to a standard retained search firm that allows you to invest even more in the on-boarding and development of your new leader
Our Guided Leadership Search™ is an ideal fit for organizations that have a base of donors, supporters, alumni, members or are affiliated with associations or collaborative work efforts in the Christian community. We use proprietary, organization-wide survey tools, live interviews with key constituents and teams, the development of unique “Critical Leadership Requirements™” and external opportunity profiles to clarify fit, well-developed and proven process plans, and the SIMA ® Process to assure the best outcomes for your search.
Oftentimes, a client is looking for more targeted selection consulting advice. Whether it is in position definition, candidate assessment or search strategy and process development, we work within your requirements and budget to optimize your in-house search processes with the best possible resources. Just because your ministry has a different set of needs or a more limited budget, it doesn’t mean your leadership decisions are any less important.