You’re leading a game-changing startup.
Are you developing and optimizing
your culture for scaling?
4 Main Reasons Startups Don’t Scale
Founders' Personal Baggage
Unresolved personal issues around power, belonging and self-worth automatically get programmed into the leadership culture, becoming a nightmare for all involved. 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.
Not Optimizing for Scaling
Most cultures aren’t optimized for scaling. Proven, science-backed culture skills 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.
Lousy 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 — to build a cohesive team willing to go all in to pull off your moonshot. It can all be learned, more quickly than you might think.
Poor Product-Market Fit
Too many startups and their products fail. Your customer’s culture is the reason you exist – it includes all of the cues for what they want next. So how much time are you spending inhabiting your customers’ culture? Co-deveoping minimal viable products or services and then refining them to make sure demand increases takes the right approach. Ignore this at your peril.
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?
Coaching is specific set of frameworks and conversational skills designed to help humans develop clarity, co-create a plan for change and to get into action quickly. If you need help creating change, developing your leadership skills, developing and 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 Work With Startups?
Over the past 33 years, 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: