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Career Planning/Pathing


  • Help identify, groom and train key employees for success and promotion
  • Prepare next-generation or other management in succession planning
  • Enhance employee satisfaction and productivity by better matching positions to employee knowledge, skills, abilities and interests

Who's most likely to benefit:

  • Any organization preparing for long-term success and continuation
  • Organizations seeking to retain and groom high-potential candidates
  • Businesses preparing for management and/or ownership transitions
  • Organizations seeking to identify next-generation leaders and enhance overall management depth


Career planning/pathing is a specialized form of coaching for high-potential employees or current leaders as a way of helping them become more successful in their careers. It may be used in a variety of circumstances, but career planning/pathing is often appropriate when an organization's leadership is evaluating and grooming a next generation of either family or non-family employees to take on additional responsibility. It may be used as a tool for high-potential employees the organization wishes to retain, or as a standard part of training and professional development for executives when they reach a certain level of management.

Career planning/pathing often begins with assessments of the employee's strengths, weaknesses, skills, abilities and interests. An AGH Employer Solutions advisor then can use assessment results to spark further discussion about the employee's interests as well as personal and professional goals. Together, the advisor and employee create a profile of what a career matching the employee's interests, skills and abilities might look like. If the employee and employer agree to proceed, the advisor and employee may then develop an action plan with next steps, deadlines, and follow-up meetings to strengthen accountability and commitment to the career plan. Meetings between the advisor and employee can be structured based on need and level of employer support determined.