Leadership changes are never easy, but with a well-crafted succession plan, your organization can sail through the transition smoothly. At The Norfus Firm, we know that when it comes to switching out key partners in your organization, a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work. We also understand that succession planning is an ongoing process. So, whether you need a carefully crafted plan or are facing unexpected departures, our services offer comprehensive support.

Our dedicated consultants help you design and implement effective emergency and long-term succession plans. Trust us to provide the guidance you need to confidently navigate the path to a successful leadership transition.

The Crucial Role of  Succession Planning in Your Organization’s Future

Succession planning is more important than ever in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. It’s not just about handing the baton r; it’s about ensuring your organization’s long-term success and stability. As a key decision-maker, you’re tasked with the responsibility of securing your organization’s future by identifying and preparing the next generation of leaders.

You can’t afford to leave this process to chance or wait until it becomes an urgent necessity. A well-thought-out succession plan allows for a smooth transition when the time comes, minimizing disruption and maintaining continuity within your organization. As you navigate this crucial aspect of strategic planning, let The Norfus Firm be your trusted partner in developing a robust succession plan that aligns with your unique vision and goals.

Secure Your Organization’s Future With Our  Succession Planning Services

At The Norfus Firm, we understand that succession planning is important for your organization’s continued success. We’re here to help you navigate this process with our strategic, insightful approach. We’ll work with you to identify and develop the right talent, facilitating a seamless transition that’ll keep your organization thriving.

So, when it’s time to pass the torch, you can trust us to have your back and know that your organization’s future is in good hands. Here’s how we help you.

Customized Solutions for Ongoing Succession Planning

We provide tailored strategies that adapt to your organization’s unique needs. Each organization has its own culture, goals, and challenges. That’s why our experienced consultants work with you to develop customized solutions that align with your specific requirements. By considering your organization’s values, strategic objectives, and talent development goals, we create a succession plan that nurtures a continuous flow of capable leaders, empowering your organization’s long-term success.

Comprehensive Support for Unexpected Departures

React swiftly and effectively to sudden leadership departures with our services and expertise. When a key leader unexpectedly departs, it can create significant disruption and uncertainty. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with comprehensive support during these challenging times. From conducting rapid assessments of your organization’s needs to identifying potential interim leaders and facilitating smooth transitions, we help your organization remain resilient and maintain operational stability, even in the face of unexpected changes.

Building a Diverse Talent Pool

Develop a resilient and diverse talent pool that’s ready to step up when the demand arises. Our consultants can help identify and develop high-potential individuals within your organization through an equitable and inclusive process. By implementing effective talent development strategies, we help you build a bench that reflects the richness of perspectives and skills needed to tackle future challenges and seize opportunities.

Designing and Implementing Effective Succession Plans

Rely on our experienced consultants to craft and implement emergency and long-term succession plans that support success. Succession planning requires detailed planning and execution. Our team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, guiding you through the process. We collaborate with key stakeholders, assess leadership competencies, identify skill gaps, and create a roadmap for seamless leadership transitions. With our comprehensive approach, you can be confident that your organization’s future leaders are identified, developed, and equipped to drive continued growth.

Guiding Your Organization Through Transition

Trust our guidance and support to navigate the complexities of leadership transitions with confidence and clarity. We understand that leadership changes can be a time of uncertainty and challenges. Our seasoned professionals are here to provide expert guidance and support throughout the transition journey. From providing clear communication strategies to fostering employee engagement and managing potential resistance, we facilitate a well-managed process that inspires trust, maintains morale, and sets the stage for a bright future.

Contact Us Today

When organizational leadership moves on, you could be left scrambling to find a suitable replacement, leading to instability and disruption.

By partnering with The Norfus Firm, we’ll help you avoid these problems by identifying successors and preparing them through targeted development programs. Let us support your organization as it grows and evolves – because securing its future success is our priority. Contact us now.

Who we work with

We consider ourselves industry agnostic – that means that we have the great pleasure of working with clients that represent a myriad of services, products, and perspectives. More than what our client organizations do, we love working with clients who are:

Ready to be accountable for DEI and other people-centered initiatives, from the C-suite throughout all other levels of the organization

Open to engaging in uncomfortable conversations and facing hard truths that might be uncovered during our engagement.

Willing to properly resource DEI and other people-centered functions so the work does not fall on one or two people to execute.

Our Guiding Principles

We have had the honor of working with employees in over 20 countries and our work has led us to the following guiding principles:

We Facilitate
Human Connection

The desire for genuine human connections is something that binds us all – regardless of background.

We Foster
Trusted Spaces

Employees need trusted spaces to raise workplace concerns and reimagined ideas about how work is done.

We Encourage

Organizations must take bold actions to move from good intent to tangible change.

We Believe
Intentionality Drives Progress

For sustained and meaningful progress to occur, HR & DEI goals have to be set, widely and regularly communicated, tracked, and measured.

We are committed to partnering with clients to break down institutional inequities, increase representation across all levels of an organization and create spaces where people feel that they belong.  Are you ready to elevate your people strategies?


“What’s the DEIL?” is a podcast for organizational leaders – and those who support them – as they make their way along their DEI journey.  In this podcast, Natalie Norfus and Shanté Gordon explore how leaders can create space for authentic human connection through the lens of DEI. We know you’re busy, so we focus on practical strategies and best practices that improve employee engagement, retention, and impact.

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Success stories

“I’ve worked with The Norfus Firm at both Sabra and IsraAID, a non profit whose Board I serve on. There were a number of things we were involved with from DEI training to coaching. And with all the amazing things Natalie & Shante offer, it is their ability to connect that for me is what makes them so successful and inspiring.”

Rick Matros
CEO & Chair of the Board, Sabra Health Care REIT

“One of the most impressive things about The Norfus Firm is that they don’t offer cookie-cutter services. Over the years, they’ve invested time in understanding our business and the individuals on our team, and they have consistently tailored their offerings to meet our evolving needs.”

Kate Walton
Owner & CEO, Steyer Content

“Working with The Norfus Firm was an empowering and incredibly positive experience. Their exceptionally capable and empathetic staff made them a superb choice for advancing our organization, including executive leadership and mid-management, within the DEI space. They took the time needed to understand our mission and laid the groundwork for a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization moving forward. We looked forward to every call and milestone and trusted their perspective and expertise. We were grateful to have worked with them and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any firm or organization.”

Kristin Sprinkle
Co-CEO, Skeo Solutions

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