What Is Startup Coaching?
Ask your life coach how to improve your churn rate. [blank stare] Ask your Executive Coach for help with your meditation practice and how to get rid of your impostor syndrome. [blank stare] The way I work with founders and entrepreneurs is through the integration of both. Early-stage founders experience very unique challenges they never experienced as an employee. Time and time again, founders share two primary struggles with me. First, the list of “unknown unknowns” of building a company is infinite and confusing. Second, being a founder is a lonely, stressful, and overwhelming role to play. I can support you with both.
Who Needs A Startup Coach?
The reality is we all need a coach; the trick is finding the right one at the right time. If you’re a startup founder or entrepreneurs struggling with where to start or what to do next, I can offer a battle-tested roadmap for operationally launching a startup. If you are struggling with physical and emotional stress, confusion, overwhelm, or despair I can offer a compassionate ear and practices to improve your physical, mental, emotional & spiritual self. What kind of coach do you need now?
What is The Process Like?
You’ve probably heard of the Pareto Principle but probably by another name…the 80/20 rule. During our sessions we will strive to spend 80% of our time together focused on running your business and 20% focused on your self-care. While every founder and session is different here is a general framework that will help outline our time together.
1. Clarifying your needs.
The first step in the process is having a mutual understanding of what it is you need; both personally and professionally.
2. Assessing where you're at.
Next comes and assessment of where you’re at in the Product Founder’s Journey. We will look at both internal and external circumstances to help establish where you’re at.
3. Evaluating resources, options, and opportunities.
Once we know where you’re at and where you’d like to go, the next step is evaluating all the options you have to get there. These resources may include items such as time, energy & money as well as rest, diet, and meditation.
4. Document an action plan.
Developing and documenting a plan to achieve your goals is the next step in the process and will help you and I stay on course.
5. Motivation and accountability.
As your coach I will do my best to hold you accountability and provide motivation. This can be done through phone calls, emails, text messages, and our weekly coaching calls.
6. Course correction.
Using tools like progress reports and journaling we will both monitor your progress through the various stages of launching your startup.
7. Celebration and joy.
In the startup world, our goal post are always getting moved. With every new achievement, a new task is right around the corner. We will work together to pause and celebrate the important moments.
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