People Succession

People Succession: Lessons from Forward Thinking Executives in Middle-Market Companies


by Carol Bergeron


A provocative read for executives, the board of directors, and people managers in middle-market and aspiring middle-market companies who choose to groom the next generation of leaders while reducing the risk of organizational underperformance due to job vacancies and capabilities’ shortages. Learn more

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Carol Bergeron

President, Bergeron Associates

Carol Bergeron is a results oriented organizational, leadership and professional development advisor, consultant, facilitator, and coach. She is passionate about helping people and organizations become extraordinarily successful in a world where change is fast and furious and increasingly more complex. 

Clients value Carol’s fresh perspective. She is counted on for her ability to understand their unique needs, propensity for leveraging existing strengths, and business acumen. Her solutions are grounded in their strategic objectives and customized for maximizing organizational fit and commitment. 

Carol partners with leadership teams to re-envision strategic direction by boosting new ideas from the people who know the business best. Next, she’ll work to re-energize the team by bridging strategic vision to practical operational and action planning. Then she’ll help you re-imagine the future workforce, build key capabilities in people, and benefit from critical talent solutions such as people succession planning & management. 

Carol’s experience cuts across industries: life sciences, technology, manufacturing, professional & technical services, non-profits; and structures: public, private equity, venture capital, family owned. Representative firms include: Endius, Excelimmune, Fresenius Medical Care, Proven Process Medical Devices, SeqLL, Spectrum Health Systems, AOL of Verizon, ATV Capital, Comdel, GSI Group / Teradyne Lasers Systems, iRobot, NEXL Network Systems, Ophir Optics Division of Ametek, Rational Software Division of IBM, Stream International, SVTC Tech, Matouk, Newport Harbor, RH White, Boston University's Corporate Management Education Center, Bentley University, and several MA State Agencies.

She is an author and keynote speaker on the 7 phases of people succession based on her book People Succession: Lessons from Forward Thinking Executives in Middle-Market Companies (Talent Magnet Series™). The CEO Refresher, a publication for CEOs, recognized Carol with a “best of the year” award for “Are CEOs Looking at Their Organizations through Rose Colored Glasses?”; an article based on her Enterprise Performance Management Study.

Carol is an energetic volunteer leader in the Boston community. She is currently president of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Boston Chapter 1000+ members strong; she served as HBA’s mentoring program director – a group mentoring program which serves 120+ people annually. She served as president of the Institute of Management Consultants New England, on membership & corporate development program committees with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Boston, and as Trustee for her condominium association. 

Carol earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and executive certificates from Cornell University and Babson College. 

In her downtime Carol enjoys bicycling, hiking and nurturing her creative side through watercolor painting and jewelry making.