What we solve
Traditionally, founders and VCs have paid a lot of attention to product-market fit, tech, finances and recruitment, but little to leadership, team and culture.
Yet, low-performing leadership, teams and culture are often significant factors preventing successful scale-up.
Our belief is that leadership talent needs to take centre-stage in any VC-backed business and that founders benefit from expert guidance to evolve quickly and successfully lead their businesses.
We built VC Talent Lab with this in mind. Our focused and scientific approach delivers outstanding performance.
"What so many other coaches miss when guiding entrepreneurs to become leaders is how different these people are from those with a corporate career behind them. Rachel has the ability to lay out the scale-up founder journey in principles that everyone involved will understand – and can act upon.."
— COSTAS PAPAIKONOMOU, AUTHOR OF THE GRUMPY INNOVATOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF UNATERRA VC AND HAPPEN GROUP
The Challenge of Scaling Leadership
At various times, the business needs the founder to switch from entrepreneur to manager to leader.
These are three seemingly contradictory leadership styles, and few founders are naturally competent at all three. In fact, the traits and abilities that ensure success at one stage, are often the root cause of failure at the next. We work with founders to help them identify how far they can evolve their leadership style to meet the needs of their growing business and when they will need to delegate or step away.
We bring an intimate understanding of these three phases of business, and the styles of leadership founders will need to develop to be effective in each.
© The Founder's Survival Guide by Rachel Turner 2022
Value for Founders and Teams
Our coaching is designed to provide founders and their teams with a genuine competitive advantage, as well as significant business and personal benefits.
Robust physical and psychological well-being
Improved investor and stakeholder relations
High-performance leadership team
Enhanced leadership presence, gravitas
performance and culture
Strong organizational health & culture
"Your ideal partner for realising your best self, your full leadership potential and your impact on the world."
— RAPHAEL BEMPORAD, FOUNDER & CEO, BBMG