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This webinar discusses talks about the key things that are needed to have a successful succession planning process, buy-in, accountability, goals alignment, and transparency. We will also discuss the reason for having succession planning and the pitfalls of not having them. A deep dive into the 4 key items needed and then a discussion about the framework needed to put together a process in any organization.


  • What a succession plan is?
  • The benefits of having a succession plan process
  • What can happen if you don’t have a succession plan?
  • Tying your succession plan process to your talent development process
  • Transparency in succession planning
  • How to incorporate a succession plan process in your organization, even if you have zero budget?

If an organization doesn’t have a talent review process or is looking for a more robust one. 


  • What succession planning is and why a company should do it?
  • Case studies of successful and unsuccessful company plans
  • What leadership does buy-in look like?
  • Leadership accountability in the succession planning process
  • Aligning your goals and values with your succession plans
  • Transparency and communication in the succession planning process
  • How succession planning can be part of a robust talent development process?
  • What’s next -Steps to implement a succession planning process if you don’t already have one?

  • HR manager
  • HR director
  • HR business partner
  • Owner
  • Training and development
  • Operations manager
  • CEO
  • CHRO

I have over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources professional in multiple industries, human medicine, animal medicine, mining, and missile defense to name a few. I am the founder of Sears Coaching, an Executive Coaching and Consulting firm as well as a Sr Human Resources Business Partner for the USA Today Network. Most of my time in Human Resources has been spent, training and coaching individuals and groups as well as partnering with executive leadership teams to increase their productivity and effectiveness so that they met their strategic goals.

Leaders working in a VUCA environment benefit from my coaching as I help them transform the culture of their organization to be more innovative and inclusive which enables them to be more responsive to changes in the environment.  Focusing on leading with authenticity, leaders from various Fortune 500 companies that I have coached have shown tremendous upward mobility. This why I am called The Corporate Fixer. I am changing the face of corporate America, one leader at a time.

I published a collection of motivational quotes and affirmations, “You Are Enough”, found on Amazon, as well as participated in two bestselling anthologies, “Are YOU the Missing Piece?” and “My Journal, My Journey”. I am also a proud mother of 2 adult children and the cutest dog in the country.

I earned my M.A. Leadership from Northern Arizona University and my B.A. Organizational Development and Psychology from American Intercontinental University. I’m originally from Boston, MA, but now I call Phoenix, AZ home. It was there that I received became a Certified Integrative Coach and became an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. I published a collection of motivational quotes and affirmations, “You Are Enough”, found on Amazon, as well as participated in two bestselling anthologies, “Are YOU the Missing Piece?” and “My Journal, My Journey”. I am also a proud mother of 2 adult children and the cutest dog in the country.

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