Founders

Helping founders scale effectively

The scaling phase is a new challenge for founders. Your initial vision and hard work to start the the business has got you this far. But what got you here won’t get you through the next stage. Scaling means a new set of challenges that can be overwhelming.

You need teams and systems to be built at pace. Decision-making needs to be distributed widely. More people means more co-ordination and communication, while avoiding complexity that can be a drag on growth.

As an experienced interim leader and consultant specialising in working with founders and founding teams, I understand the unique perspectives you have as a founder and how to work together to these harness these to drive growth.

Benefits for founders

By working with me as an interim or fractional COO, consultant or advisor you’ll benefit from:

Expertise from multiple scale-up businesses

Objectivity to help you see your business clearly

Flexibility so you get just the help you need

Cost-effectiveness compared to a full-time hire

Scalability for teams, systems and processes

Freedom to focus on the work that engages you

Access to my extensive network to help your business

I help with founders with things like…

Vision, values and behaviours for scaling

Growth roadmaps and strategies

Operating models

Implementing systems and processes

Decision-making and governance

Founder and leadership succession

Buy-side M&A strategy and execution

Developing and nurturing culture

Value proposition development

Organisational design for growth

Identifying & resolving growth blockers

Board relationships & effectiveness

Leadership team performance

Sell-side M&A strategy & due diligence

Leading a growth business?

The B3 framework® helps you get your scaling journey right and reduce the challenges of successful business growth.

It’s a simple yet powerful framework for company building, giving you everything you need to know build a brilliant business.

Find out more about the B3 framework®

I write an email newsletter

I write a newsletter for founders and CEOs called Build. It features insights, techniques & thinking for those navigating the ups-and-downs of the scaling journey and developing their own leadership.