You’re leading a game-changing startup.
Are you optimizing your
culture for scaling?
4 Main Reasons Startups Don’t Scale
Not Optimizing for Scaling
Most cultures aren’t optimized for scaling. As a startup coach, I can help you develop the proven, science-backed culture skills to enable your startup leadership team to build a culture that can scale quickly. Do it early or pay significant costs — and time — to fix it later.
Inadequate Leadership Skills
Leading so that people want to follow you is really difficult. It takes the right mindset, skills and tools — and just the right coaching from a startup advisor — to build a cohesive team willing to go all in to pull off your moonshot.
Poor Product-Market Fit
Too many startups and their products fail. Co-developing minimum viable products or services and then refining them to make sure demand increases takes the right approach. Ignore this at your peril.
Founders' Personal Baggage
Unresolved personal issues around power, belonging and self-worth automatically get programmed into the company’s culture, becoming a nightmare for all involved. With my startup coaching, I can help you do the very hard but necessary deep, inner work to heal those wounds and build a much better culture and organization.
How Do You Know If You Need a Startup Coach?
What is Startup Coaching?
Running a recently funded startup is hard – especially without good help! Startup coaching provides support as a sounding board, asking tough questions that you may ignore or not ask yourself and suggestions from my experience working with 2,500 + leaders from 1,000+ organizations.
90% of startups fail – mostly because leaders lack the proper leadership skills – let’s make sure your startup thrives and scales.
How Do I Know if Startup Coaching Is Right for Me?
Startup coaching is specific set of frameworks and conversational skills designed to help you develop clarity, co-create a plan for change and to get into action quickly. If you need help creating change, developing your leadership skills, optimizing your culture for scaling or if you need an experienced sounding board to help you make progress, coaching may be right for you. Let’s talk.
Do You Only Work With Startups?
Over the past 33 years working as an executive coach and startup advisor, I have worked with organizations large and small, including Fortune 500 companies and small solopreneurs. But my favorite leaders to work with are recently funded startup founders with a game-changing mission.
Do You Invest In Startup Companies?
I am an investor in multiple startups. If I believe in your mission and you decide to hire me, I may invest a nominal amount in your business so that I have “skin in the game” and to demonstrate my commitment to your success and to participate in the rewards of our work together long-term.
About Michael Cooper
Startup & Culture Coach
Coop has 22 years of coaching experience working with some of the best and brightest leaders in business today. He has coached 2,500+ executives and leaders in 1,000+ companies in 33 countries and trained 50,000+ people.
My Coaching Services
Here are just a few things that I can help you and your team with: