Retain the respect — and goodwill — of departing leaders to mitigate risk and ensure business continuity.

International Centre for Executive Options Senior business leaders who leave your organisation with dignity and who receive the resources and support to advance their careers are much more likely to serve as valuable brand ambassadors, transfer critical knowledge to remaining leaders, and help successors maintain client relationships.

We partner with executives to identify and secure roles or activities that are deeply satisfying. For executives nearing or considering retirement, we help explore options such as serving on boards or in other industry positions where they could be potential brand advocates. We help ensure a positive experience that enables organisations to execute succession plans and retain upcoming leaders.

Lee Hecht Harrison’s International Center for Executive Options (ICEO™) focuses on the complex challenges faced by executive leaders. As a unique and exclusive service within LHH, ICEO provides the highly personalised support and trusted advisory of a boutique firm, backed by the global resources and networks of the world’s largest career and leadership development company. We surround leaders with a dedicated team of senior experts and peer advisors to deliver the most comprehensive and superior experience in the industry.

We connect senior executives with fellow industry leaders, executive recruiters, private equity firms, venture capitalists and ICEO alumni. By leveraging our proven methodologies, senior advisors, consultants, resources, and networks, senior business leaders can ensure that the next stage of their professional life is aligned with their skills and interests.

  • Working with the business leader in a confidential, one-on-one relationship, an experienced executive coach serves as a senior advisor to identify and deliver the right resources
  • Those resources may include introductions to our robust network and prestigious client base, personalised assessments conducted by psychologists, unlimited coaching, communication and reputation consultants, research librarians, market intelligence, consultation experts, employment law experts, and retained executive search partners.
  • Our experts can guide executives through pursuing different options including: traditional corporate roles; venture capital and private equity roles; entrepreneurship; alternative careers (teaching, writing, art, independent consulting, etc.); board service; and portfolio career (combining part-time board service, advisory, and consulting).
  • A peer advisor provides deep industry experience and leadership development expertise. Additional peer mentors bring a critical perspective to question and confirm the leader’s personal marketing plan and messaging strategy.
  • Each executive benefits from a personalised Advisory Board featuring subject matter experts in a wide variety of relevant areas. We host events and roundtables exclusively for senior business leaders on key business issues and topics.
  • We provide a consistent, high-touch experience regardless of location. With more than 60 senior and peer advisors based in 6 major business centers across the United States, we work with leaders in professional office settings no matter where they are.