Edmonton, AB – Jane Halford is the founder of Halford Consulting, where she helps organizations and their people get ready for a change in major leadership roles. Jane serves boards and CEOs to accelerate performance and improve the success of the incoming leader.
“My fundamental goal is to help leaders and the people around those leaders be purposeful in the arrival or departure of an executive,” says Jane. “If we are, it helps everybody.”
By leveraging her experience as a board member, accountant and entrepreneur with her passion for leadership development, Jane brings a breadth of experience to individuals and teams she works with. Whether it’s a CEO or another C-suite executive or board chair, Jane helps the people in the organization prepare for the new person and support that person in their first six months.
“It's really thinking more about the system around that leader,” says Jane. “In North America, we hire a rock star and then we do nothing to support them. It's not the hiring, it's a failure to put the system around them. We don't tell them what they need to know to lead their organization successfully. So we engage the 10 to 20 most important people around that leader to help them understand who and what is most important to their success in the organization.”
“Each transition is unique,” says Jane. “Sometimes leaders don't have anyone to discuss their situation. We focus on the priorities, challenges, and opportunities that can move you and the organization ahead faster on its leadership transition.
For more information, visit www.halford.co