Career Strategy Advisors

Whether the career change is enforced, voluntary or by mutual consent, we are uniquely placed to support your senior people through their career transition, helping them discover a bright new future, through our world-class Career Strategy Advisory programmes.

Finding your Route to Success

What We Do

Put simply, we work closely with business leaders during times of career transition and consolidation. So when you are parting company with an executive, we protect your reputation, your remaining colleagues and your customers, whilst supporting the departing executive towards a new future.

Likewise, we work with newly appointed executives, including internal and external appointments, helping them reach their potential in a new Exco or Board role.

Our Reputation

The nature of our work is highly confidential and whilst you may not know our name, you will know the names of the high profile organisations we work with. We can provide confidential personal references from Chairman, Chief Executives, and executives who have personally experienced our Career Advisory Services.

Talk to us about how we can support your organisation and your executives as they consolidate and transition through their career and with the help of our Career Strategy Advisors, ensure your senior team achieves even greater success.

Why Baxter Neumann?

Maybe it is our 100% success record in ensuring the people we work with succeed in their career transition. Perhaps it’s because we only appoint highly successful senior business leaders as Career Strategy Coaches and Partners in our business. Perhaps it’s our extensive international reach and in-depth understanding of the executive search market (We are one of the UKs leading boutique Headhunters).

Whatever your reasons, join the growing list of the world’s leading corporate brands and business leaders who rate Baxter Neumann as best in-class at what we do.

Contact Gerry Baxter for more information on
+44 (0)345 055 1000
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Typical Scenarios for our Career Strategy Advisors

Joining a New Business

46% of Leadership Transitions fail. Finding the right person is one thing, ensuring their predictive success is another. We help the new Leader to create their 100 day plan and to monitor their progress and stakeholder engagement with a range of proprietary tools including BN 360+. Knowing how to adapt to the new environment, act cautiously, but deliver quickly, is key to a new executive appointment. Our Career Strategy Advisors work with newly appointed executives to help them understand their new organisation, its culture, behaviour and strategy, and then develop a plan for their first weeks and months to ensure they gain rapid traction whilst building effective relationships amongst their peers and teams.


An executive’s first appointment to an Executive Committee role or to the Board for that matter can be a disconcerting and stressful experience with many unforeseen hurdles, Miscalculations can erode colleague respect and confidence in the appointment. Our Career Advisors have both executive and NED Board experience and work closely with new executives to ensure they rapidly navigate their way to success.

Leaving a Business

When you part company with an executive, protecting your reputation, your customers and your existing colleagues is essential. Ideally both parties should want to retain and support a positive understanding embodied in the compromise agreement. We work closely with you to ensure that the process is completed with mutual respect and good will, rational thinking, and a focus on the future rather than the past. This leaves the company to focus on today’s challenges, and the executive to focus on the next chapter and a future of new possibilities.

Career Transition

We work with Corporate Functions (B2B) and discretely with individuals (B2C) offering a customised approach to help you make informed decisions to help you ‘stand out’ and secure the right offers, even if you are just testing the market.

Our Career Transition Coaching (CTC) contains practical help and proven techniques, to access the market and differentiate your personal brand. We have a 100% record of success in helping participants secure their next move or preferred outcome. The CTC programme includes:

  • Making you visible and appealing to the market. Transforming your CV and ensuring your on-line presence really ‘stands out’. Helping to create an informed ‘go-to-market’ plan, accessing Headhunters and opportunities directly and via online channels.
  • Successful interview navigation, including dealing with difficult questions, techniques for controlling the conversation in your favour. This can be timed to facilitate a rehearsal prior to a ‘live’ interview situation, to build confidence and fine tune techniques.
  • Preparing for and dealing with psychometric assessments and formal presentations which often feature in the selection process at executive level. Critically, how you can avoid falling at the ‘last hurdle’ when references are taken.
  • Preparing for success when offers have been secured. Ensuring success post-appointment. Accrued learning that can be incorporated into a ‘First 90 Days’ Plan or Personal RoadMap to strengthen your position.