This is your chance to get it right from the start.
90% of startups fail! But not yours!
Your business is growing, and growing fast. You are on track to scale like nobody’s business. When you started out “in the garage” you had total control and full autonomy, but now you have a team, a group of people who need to be organized, managed, and led to improve productivity. But you are feeling the growing pains and need some relief. NOW!
I’m not your Dad’s consultant and I deliver way better than Google. I am a professional who specializes in helping the next generation of entrepreneurs get it right from the start. You’ve succeeded and it feels good so you might not be sure if this is the right time to invest.
So many leaders tell me that they aren’t sure if it is the right time, and you know what they wait for? Disaster. This isn’t crisis management, this is the real thing.
Get your very own coach, trainer, advisor, expert, and mentor to help you maximize your organization, team, and leadership performance. It is time to make the upgrades you need to manage growth and foster a healthy and productive organizational culture. This isn’t just the warm and fuzzy stuff, but processes and systems that makes sense and make a difference.
Don’t just invest in your product and customer, invest in you, your team, and your organization.
I help with…
: Effectively tapping into the curiosity, passions and interests of your workforce to decide how to best manage growth over time
: Building killer, effective teams (including leveraging what you already have and learning how to effectively hire newbies)
: Teaching you how to problem solve, make efficient decisions, facilitate productive meetings, manage group dynamic + resolve conflict
: Creating systems that skyrocket productivity (hiring, firing, promotion, change management, succession planning)
: Identifying skill gaps in your workforce and how to best fill ‘em in
: Fostering the work culture you desire
Here are a few ways I can help:
#1: Culture Build: Getting it right from the ground up
An entrepreneur who focuses on fostering a strong culture will be able to create the only form of sustainable competitive advantage. As leaders change, teams come and go, and the environment rapidly evolves, culture is often the only aspect of the company that does not have external dependencies, and can be the best way to enable long-term success. Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer
Every organization has its own vibe or culture; it’s not just a feeling, but the values, beliefs, and behaviors that everyone in your organization shares. It is the unspoken rules and customs that determine how people in organizations. It is how you:
- Make decisions,
- Hire and fire,
- Collaborate and make decisions,
- Communicate and resolve conflict ,
- Interact with your co-workers in and out of the office,
- And most importantly lead and develop leaders.
An organizations culture can be shaped by many things, but a major influence the organizations founders and leaders. And if you don’t do it right, your organizations culture can be a hot mess! That is why I work with people just like you, ambitious founders, CEO’s and leadership teams who want to ensure your organization develops a culture that makes sense for your business and the people who help you make it a success.
Together with you and your team, we will put design the processes you need to establish a strong foundation for a healthy organizational culture. We will:
:: Establish your organizational values as building blocks for the future
:: Craft a mission statement that reflects the values and vision of your business
:: Develop a shared vision with your team so you are all on the same page (an not working in silos)
:: Create systems for on boarding new team members so they stay and kick butt for you
:: Develop plans to increase employee engagement and retention, replacing folks costs too much.
:: Define metrics to measure long-term health so you aren’t a startup failure statistic
#2: Structure Design: Creating pathways for success and sustainability
One study concluded by saying that how people work together is a stronger predictor of performance than the individual skills and abilities of team member. John Karn
As your business grows so does the demand for structure. Don’t cringe or turn away. Structure doesn’t mean you have to lose or give up the great culture you’ve already created within your organization. What it means is you may need to put some processes in place that allow you to HOLD ONTO the culture you have created.
If you don’t, like any other living organism, your organization will start to create its own systems and there is no guarantee that they will be right one.
I work to match the needs and culture of your organization to a structure that fits so that growing businesses like yours can find the right structure and processes. This structure will not only enable you to create and sustain a healthy organizational culture, but also develop productive, high performing teams.
We will work together to best determine:
:: How to arrange and organize your people
:: Establish who has authority over what
:: What management roles you need
:: And the other roles and responsibilities with the organization
And create processes for:
:: Communication and Conflict Resolution
:: Information flow and Decision Making
We’ll even create an Organizational Chart!
#3: Change Management: Tools for inspiring lasting change
Does your organization need to revamp your internal structures? It happens.
Whether you are Rightsizing or Downsizing? Organizations change. And they change for different reasons, perhaps your priorities have changed or you have new initiatives, products, or services, or you just want to be and do better.
Restructuring requires preparation and planning; it involves change in the flow of information and authority
Change management is a process of assessing and implementing change; strategic change that is structural and/or operational; minimize resistance, maximize opportunity
Entrepreneurs talk about innovation all of the time, but innovation requires change for it to move from idea to implementation.
You don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact me and we can put together a customized program to help you and your business to meet your exact needs.
And if you are a VC or investor who wants to know if your investment has the leadership chops it needs? Contact me for a comprehensive, no B.S. assessment.