Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

Ep. 37 — Managing Rapid Growth and Succession Planning with Teresa Carey

Welcome to the "Show Me The Way" podcast with David Seitter

In this episode of “Show Me The Way,” Dave sits down with Teresa Carey, President of PerformancePointe, Inc. to discuss successful strategies for rapid business growth and succession planning. She provides insight into her unique coaching methodology, the key attributes that make succession planning work, and some common pitfalls in succession planning.

Ep. 37 — Managing Rapid Growth and Succession Planning with Teresa Carey

For businesses navigating growth and succession planning, finding the right direction can be a daunting task. It's like standing at a crossroads with different pathways leading to unfamiliar places. Making the right choice is not always easy, but with the right guidance, you can successfully steer your business through the thick of growth and succession planning.

Teresa sheds light on her background and the journey that led her to assist businesses traverse through the challenging landscape of growth and succession planning. She discussed her initial career in sales, and how her transition to training and development paved the way to coaching and eventually, to the executive leadership development arena.

Teresa explains an interesting concept: the transition from being functional leaders to enterprise-wide leaders. It is the transformation that business owners need to go through to step out of their narrow field of operation to adopt an overall direction for the company.

Essential Tips to Choose the Right Successor

The task of selecting a successor often presents a remarkable challenge. One crucial lesson Teresa shared is about proactivity. Leaders must proactively plan for succession. This proactive planning involves hiring people smarter than yourself, nurturing a culture of humility, and creating processes that can be trusted.

Teresa emphasizes the importance of clarity in proactively planning for succession. She recommends having a 30, 60, 90, 180-day plan in place when taking over a new leadership role to ease the transition and ensure that the business continues to move in the planned direction without any interruptions.

Shaping Your Business’ Ideal Future

Whether your company has just started or is in the process of pre-rapid growth, Teresa’s illuminating advice will resonate. She reiterates having a plan and ensuring its objective aligns with your purpose and values. Your North Star, as Teresa puts it, will guide you through the journey.

Simultaneously, she warned against over-hiring at the top too soon. She emphasized the importance of focusing on leadership development and investing in talent strategies that are crucial to healthy team and organizational growth. Teresa underscores the importance of having a solid exit strategy. She insists this will impact most of the decisions made along the way up until the culminating event.

Igniting Business Success

Teresa Carey has offered an engaging perspective into the intricate world of growth and succession planning. The takeaways from her interview are sure to ignite successes for startups and existing businesses alike in planning for and navigating growth as well as ensuring seamless transitions in leadership roles.


Teresa lives her calling and continues assisting businesses to make the leap from functional to enterprise leadership, partnering with them to overcome the challenges and opportunities ahead. In essence, she liberates greatness by connecting the strengths of each leader to the strategic blueprint of the organization. To learn more about Teresa Carey and her services, visit www.performancepointe.com or contact her via email at teresa@performancepointe.com.




To reach out to Dave for advice or consultation, please visit www.davidseitter.com or email him at dseitter@spencerfane.com



This podcast is provided for educational purposes. It does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. The recommendations contained in this podcast are not necessarily appropriate for every individual or business. In determining the best course of action, business owners should consult with an attorney on their distinct circumstances.

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