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When Senior People Exit

Senior Executives are ambitious, high achievers by nature. When a decision is made about your career and is outside your control, it can increase stress, a sense of rejection, loss of corporate identity and feelings of isolation. The immediate emotional response is to panic and seek to find a new job as soon as possible.

This is where our experienced diverse team of Outplacement Experts can support a successful transition to a new role or help plan a career change within a realistic time frame.

Each Executive will bring their own unique concerns, fears, hopes and expectations and here is how we deal with each sensitive situation.

Listening to Learn

We take the time to listen. There may be immediate concerns as you have never been in this situation before. We know the questions to ask and how to introduce the right support at the right time. We don’t do the quick fix “Six Secret Steps to Career Success” type stuff. We speak your language and meet your personal needs as a Senior Executive.

Stepping Back to Step Out

Consistent feedback from our clients is that we help them to step back from the emotional situation. We help you make sense of where you are in your career lifespan – so you make a considered career choice that will serve you well in the longer term. 

Knowing Your Runway Number

Financial Considerations dictate career decisions. Liam Croke, MD of Harmonics Financial will provide you and your spouse/partner with a comprehensive future financial plan. This addresses how long you can keep on going before you dip below your comfort threshold (your runway number). What age you want to retire and how much you need to earn in the future. This powerful data reduces panic and increases future career choices.

Creating New Options

Once we assess your current career and financial situation, our team proactively work with you to position yourself for suitable Executive Positions. The strength of your CV, current skillset, sector knowledge and breadth of your network will be evaluated to identify specific gaps. We then set to work on creating new opportunities.

Market Repositioning

Often Executives may have worked in one Organisation or industry sector and find it hard to see themselves in a new sector or role. We have helped Executives to interview for Senior Appointments, create Exec bios to target consultancy projects or interim assignments, pitch to investors to start new technology businesses. We thrive on helping you to think differently so you can differentiate in the marketplace.

Executive Search

Only so many Senior Executive appointments come around each year. We are realistic and don’t leave Search to chance. Our team target Sectors, Employers and Leaders and use the hidden Executive Market to land new roles and help you negotiate the best package.

First 100 Days

Landing a new role is one thing, succeeding in a different culture is another. Our Executive Transition Coaching Team provide an independent and impartial sounding board to support you in your new role. We develop special trusted lifelong relationships, we know that no one role is for life and we are always on hand to take a call at any time of day or night.

In early 2019, I decided I wanted a career change – up until then I had been with large multinational companies in various technical, sales and management roles. I had some idea that I wanted to join or form a... Read More
In early 2019, I decided I wanted a career change – up until then I had been with large multinational companies in various technical, sales and management roles. I had some idea that I wanted to join or form a start-up, but the options seemed vast and somewhat daunting. The process I followed with Fiachra allowed me to methodically look at where I was, where my strengths were, what my key drivers for my career were and we put together a plan to explore the most attractive options. There is no doubt in my mind that the outcome is much better having had Fiachra as a coach and I am now very happily in an exciting role with a fast-moving start-up. What was a potentially very stressful period was made much less stressful for myself and family by working with Fiachra. I would highly recommend Fiachra and Harmonics.
General Manager - Analog Devices
I transitioned out of a busy global role within a large multinational in late 2017. Having spent more than 20 very happy years working with the same company, I found it to be one of the scariest things I had... Read More
I transitioned out of a busy global role within a large multinational in late 2017. Having spent more than 20 very happy years working with the same company, I found it to be one of the scariest things I had done in my life. So much of my identity and concept of success was tied to my job. As my coach, Fiachra had immense patience with me and helped me figure out what I wanted to do with the next period of my life. The whole process helped me honestly evaluate my strengths, weaknesses and be honest with myself about what I liked doing. Most importantly I felt that I mattered as a person at a time when I needed support. I gained the confidence and belief in myself once again to strike out on the next exciting step of my career, I also feel like I have gained a friend and ally in Fiachra and Harmonics.
Vice President, Customer Contact Centre - Starwood Hotels & Resorts
I contacted John Fitzgerald at Harmonics as I wanted him to help me “Shake Down” my career and assist me in deciding on my next step. At the end of our second meeting I had the most career clarity that... Read More
I contacted John Fitzgerald at Harmonics as I wanted him to help me “Shake Down” my career and assist me in deciding on my next step. At the end of our second meeting I had the most career clarity that I ever had – it was time to leave. I left my comfortable role and joined a fantastic business five months later. I now have a role where I have complete ownership of this part of our overall business. The business is growing so my issues are now about how I maximise that growth. The knowledge and skills that I had developed are allowing me to make a big difference to this business and shape the future direction.
Senior Management - Diageo