Equipping founders and their teams to start, scale and thrive

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As a founder myself and someone who has worked with a number of founders, co-founders, founding teams and entrepreneurs. I have seen and experienced the value that the right coaching and support can bring as businesses start, scale and navigate the intense change and challenge which comes with that journey.

Clients in this space tell me that working with someone who understands their challenges but who has no direct stake in their business has been game changing in the high pressure environment of starting and scaling their business.

An independent sounding board, an acute listening ear, a thought partner at key points, a force for positive challenge, an ally in accountability, a spur to the right action at the right time – these are just some of the key ways I can help you whether you’re starting, scaling or exiting your business.

Getting the right post-investment support can make all the difference to the success of a scaling business. My commitment to helping founders, founding teams and investors find the most effective post investment support is reflected in my ongoing and pioneering research on effective Founder Support alongside Jennifer Clamp which reflects extensive conversations with a range of founders, founding teams and VCs to understand some of the choices, challenges and best practices when it comes to effective Founder Support. You can access a summary of our findings so far here.

Jennifer and I are also building a world-class community of expert coaches who are committed to working with founders and to building best practice in this area. Get in touch to find out more.

I have published a range of articles to help founders on their journey, here’s a selection:

  • – However good your idea, it can still be pretty daunting to get going on new things. The trick is…Just Start.
  • – Whatever your background, it’s worth thinking how you can be the Best Seller of yourself and your business.
  • – Life as a founder can be a lonely and isolating business; One’s Company addresses the reality of this and Only Connect addresses one way you can keep going and keep growing your business.

Finally, a key part of long term success as a founder or growing business, especially in the current climate, is knowing when to doggedly persevere and when to adapt, pivot and change course. It’s so important, I’ve coined a word for it – flexiverance.