Executive Assimilation

When Failure Isn’t an Option

Do you know that nearly 50% of new officer-level appointments fail in the first 18 months? This is devastating to morale and the bottom line.

Executive Assimilation solves this problem and ensures new leaders succeed in their role.

What’s At Risk?


Failure Rate
Approximately 50% of new-to-role executives fail within the first 18 months.


Misaligned Culture & Expectations
Stakeholder expectations and cultural expectations are not clearly communicated or understood; early missteps are made that a leader can’t move past.


Low Trust
The key stakeholders may be resistant or even skeptical and they need to be aligned quickly.


Legacy Team
Leadership approach is often a mis-match for the state of the talent and morale of an inherited team

The Proven Solution

Success Factor Profiling
Working with the leader to design a strategy to deliver on their charter in a way that meets expectations quickly.

New Leader Assimilation Exercises
Helping the leader align the team, build trust, and clarify their "go forward" plan.

Executive Coaching
Drive progress on the most important goals to help them assimilate to role in a strategic, proactive way.

Bermes Associates approach to Executive Assimilation has a 98% success rate in the Fourtune 500 environments.

How It Works

Our unique approach to assimilating new-to-role executives is the most innovative of our services. Using a unique three-pronged approach, we blend Success Factor Profiling with New Leader Assimilation exercises and ongoing Executive Coaching to bombproof any officer-level appointment.

Through our work together, new or newly-promoted executives start in-role fully understanding stakeholder expectations, empowered to navigate the corporate culture, and armed with the context they need to quickly align their teams. This combination allows them to execute on expectations more quickly, with less hesitation and while making fewer costly mistakes.

Pressure-tested extensively in the Fortune 250 market, this approach is a game changer for organizations that need to drive down their executive fail rate.

Our experience with a leading corporation in the financial services industry, we earned a promotor score of 9.7/10 and dropped their executive failure rate to zero, with 100% of executives assimilated successfully. (Yeah, they love us.)

There is no time to waste, schedule a consult

Let‘s talk to find out if coaching is right for you and your situation. The best way to do this is with a quick phone call with our team. Choose a time below for that initial 15-minute conversation and you’re one step closer to making this role stick. Or if you prefer email, contact us the old way.