Talent Management

Performance excellence.

Our talent management services include organizational design and systems planning, succession planning, governance, board, and CEO evaluation and more.

Organizational Design and Systems Planning

We also help our clients to respond to the changing needs of customers or stakeholders by assisting senior leaders to define what change will look like and the likely impacts on their businesses. We can collect stakeholder and employee feedback, and confidentially and respectfully synthesize the information so that it can be used to lever organizational strengths and build upon areas for development. Each project we undertake involves a customized approach tailored to the organizational context, ensuring that leaders receive value for their investment.

Executive and Leadership Coaching

We help organizations enable the leadership growth of high performers through targeted coaching. Our approach to coaching is person-centric and business focused. We believe the key to accelerating development is to unleash the potential in leaders while providing advisory and guidance based on our deep expertise and experience. We maintain the confidentiality necessary to achieve a trusting and productive partnership with the coaching client while keeping the relevant organizational sponsors engaged throughout the process.

Our Executive Coaches have extensive executive experience in operational and strategic roles. They have experience working with high potential leaders, supporting leaders through transitions (e.g., onboarding, succession, transformational change) as well as providing developmental support and counsel. As the Coach-Client relationship is paramount to success, we will work with you to find the best fit.

Succession Planning 
We work with Boards and leadership teams to identify leadership requirements, typically within a 3-5 year planning horizon. We have developed processes to help organizations evaluate the current talent mix and evaluate internal candidates who could potentially step into larger leadership roles with appropriate training and development support. This is a systematic process of ensuring that organizations and high potential candidates benefit from an ongoing investment in talent development.

Organizational Reviews
We engage with organizations, specific divisions or departments to assess the mandate, organizational structure, roles and responsibilities, and workflow. We serve as a strategic advisor in assessing and making recommendations to enhance organizational capacity. We advise clients on the changing needs of stakeholders by assisting senior leaders to define what change will look like and the likely impacts on their businesses. Each mandate is customized to the organizational context and desired future state.

In-Depth 360 Reviews
We undertake independent, confidential 360 reviews of Boards, CEOs, executive teams and report on areas for improvement and priority. The program typically includes a series of one-on-one interviews and may include group discussions.

Governance, Board, and CEO Evaluation

Board Governance
We work with Boards from all sectors, both private and public, as champions of strong, accountable and transparent Board Governance. We have depth in the board/executive relationship and experience in comprehensive policy and long-range planning, training and development opportunities, Board member recruitment and development, succession planning, and Board evaluation.

Successful stewardship involves the commitment of the members, competence in key facets of Board operation, encouragement of diversity of opinion, and full membership support for collective decision-making. We have extensive experience working with Boards from all sectors in the areas of:

  • Policy development
  • Establishment of mission and vision
  • Strategic planning
  • Board and executive development and evaluation
  • Succession planning
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Executive compensation and evaluation

For questions or inquiries about Talent Management, please contact Mildred Royer, Senior Counsel or 
Sonya Stevens, Senior Director, Talent and Leadership Development.

Sonya Stevens                                                                                                              Mildred Royer
sstevens@royerthompson.com                                                                                   mroyer@royerthompson.com

Mildred Royer