Level Up Your Team's

Operational Leadership

Some days, it feels like your business has taken on a life of its own.

Things are clicking. They’re happening. Momentum is building, sales are rolling in, and you’ve got clients that love you.

After all the sweat, blood and tears, you’ve finally got A Business That Works.

Then there are the other days.

The days when it’s clear that all this growth has left you with a Business That’s Broken.

The days when the ‘ping’ of a new Slack notification is enough to send you into a panic. When you can’t help but want to hide from your team, afraid of what they’re going to ask next. When you just get one thing working, only to discover at least ten more that aren’t.

On those days, even getting an inquiry from a new prospect feels less like a cause for celebration, and more like a punch to the gut because you just can’t handle anything more.

Most of all, you’re just so tired. Tired of managing people, tired of talking about the same things all the time, tired of your product … possibly even tired of your business as a whole.

Here’s the truth: as long as your business is growing, things will keep breaking.

The market will change, technology will evolve, and you’ll keep coming up with new ideas for how to make things better. (After all, it’s not like you’re the type to just sit around and never create anything new.)

That’s why the question isn’t “how do I make my business unbreakable?”

It’s “how can I structure my business so that when things break, I don’t have to be the one putting it all back together again?”

That’s the problem we solve for our clients.

The VCA Difference

Right now, the last thing you need is another group program, a cookie-cutter course, or so-called “mastermind” where you’re the most experienced person in the room.

(You also don’t need to do yet another ideal client avatar worksheet, or to waste time with advisors who think the solution is to automate everything and hire cheap overseas labor for the rest. #EquityMatters)

What you really need, right now, is someone to help you pull your business apart and put it back together again. Someone to look at your business from the outside and help you see the things you’re missing – not just on a tactical level, but on a deep, enduring, strategic one. Someone to help you get from where you are, to where you could be. Even if you’re not quite sure where that is yet.

That’s where we come in.

We install simple frameworks, processes and systems that help busy entrepreneurs like you scale up your services, unbottleneck your business, and build a world-class team & culture.

What You Can Expect

When you work with the Visionary CEO Academy, we  use our years of expertise and experience working with multi-7-figure online businesses, to curate and customize a unique pathway for you and your company.

Here’s how it works:

Build Your Game Plan

Our enrollment process begins with a 45-minute call, during which we:

  • Audit your current model, operations and culture to determine what not to change—and to see what’s possible
  • Determine how best to take advantage of the team, systems, and structures you've already put in place
  • Map out a Game Plan for where we'll need to focus first, using the resources you've already got, in order to free you up as fast as possible
Book A Game Plan SessionWhen You Apply

Take Management Off Your Plate

Starting in our very first week, we'll do a deep dive into your current business, team & operations, so we know exactly what’s going on at a deep level.

From there, we'll create a prioritized, action-oriented roadmap for taking over the day-to-day management of your people, projects and priorities.

Week One

Create Space For Your Team

Within the first month, we'll have installed some key frameworks, KPIs and systems that allow us to strategically identify potential obstacles and opportunities ...

... so that your team will be able to more easily see where they need to focus on a daily and weekly basis, freeing them up to do more of their best work and create growth.

Month One

Simplify & Streamline Your Business' Operating System

Once you (and your team) have room to breathe, we need to make sure it stays that way.

That's why the rest of our first quarter is about optimizing your business’ Core Process — the operating system that keeps leads flowing, deals closing, and clients coming back for more.

This not only simplifies and streamlines your daily operations, so things are more profitable, sustainable and scalable ...

... it also prepares us to help you find, hire and onboard a COO who will run it all for you.

Quarter One

#BeTheVisionaryCEO

Finally, we’ll help you hire the perfect-fit to become a permanent Operational Leader for your team, taking over the day-to-day running of your business.

We’ll train them on your business (including the systems and processes we’ve created along the way), walking them through everything they need to succeed...

... while also supporting you as step into your Visionary shoes, freeing yourself from old ways of being, and in doing so, building a sustainable, scalable legacy.

Year One

Meet Our Clients

Our clients are fast-growing entrepreneurs in the online marketing space, providing a mix of online courses, memberships, group programs, and/or done-for-you services.

They come to us with an established offer that they already know how to sell & market; that gets great results; and that they’re ready to scale up.

Together, we help them break through their profit plateau, increase capacity so they can serve more clients with even better results, and build a team that will truly free them from the day-to-day.

Most importantly, though, our clients aren’t interested in building “traditional” businesses that work according to systems of patriarchy, racism, sexism, ableism, etc.

So if you agree that Black Lives Matter, love is love, women’s rights are human rights, ability takes many forms, equity (not just diversity and inclusion) is mandatory, and that running a vision & values-led business is the only type of business you want to run … then you’ll fit right in.

Logistics & Fee Schedule

As of 2023, the current average US salary for a full-time COO is more than $200,000 per year. Not to mention the bonuses, equity, etc. that can easily push it up from there.

Our fee is a fraction of that investment.

Plus, most COOs haven’t ever had to step in and be the COO for a business that’s never really had one before. And even if they have, they’ve probably only done it once—which means there will still be a lot of trial and error for them along the way.

Our work is different. Our team has extensive experience as the Operational Leaders for companies that:

  • Get great client results, whether you deliver through services, coaching, training, etc.
  • Have a core team of 5-15 people involved in the day-to-day of the business,
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and
  • Are cashflow positive and generating up to $5M in total annual revenue

That means we’re able to provide a high-touch, boutique experience for a fraction of the cost—and with a much higher success rate. The current investment to work with us is:

  • $6000 USD per month for the first 3 months, which is when we’re most hands on with your team, cleaning up your existing processes and projects, and getting your systems running like a well-oiled machine
  • $4500 USD per month for the following 6 months, which is when we’re hiring & transitioning the responsibilities for managing the team + business to your new COO

At the end of the 9 months, if we’re all still loving it, there are additional opportunities for ongoing executive coaching, mentorship and leadership development. Fees for this continuation offer vary.

Let's Make A Game Plan

If you’re ready for someone else to install systems, tools, frameworks and processes that will allow you to just show up, do your thing, and know that everything else is taken care of…

Your next step is to schedule a Game Plan session with a member of our team. During this 45-minute Zoom conversation, we will:

  • Audit your current model, operations and culture to determine what not to change—and to see what’s possible
  • Determine how best to take advantage of the team, systems, and structures you’ve already put in place
  • Map out where we’ll need to focus first, using the resources you’ve already got, in order to free you up as fast as possible

If, at the end of the conversation, we feel a strong alignment with your vision and with you—and we believe we can help you get there—we will extend an invitation to work with us.

To schedule your Game Plan session now, simply fill in the following information and then choose a time on the next page.

Ready to scale sustainably?

    The VCA's Commitment to Equity

    The Visionary CEO Academy is proudly 100% LGBTQ2S+ and 50% Indigenous (Métis) owned.

    At the same time, we also recognize the privileges that have been afforded to us. The systems of racism, sexism, cis-genderism, ableism, etc. run deep, and so we are committed to putting our words into action.

    That’s why all programs offered by the Visionary CEO Academy are based on an explicitly intersectional, anti-racist worldview. We:

    • Hold firm our responsibility to create and maintain safe space for marginalized groups, including those who are systematically disadvantaged whether because of race, sexuality, gender, ability, or other forms of diversity.
    • Affirm the importance of science-based decision-making, meaning we acknowledge the reality of climate change, support mask mandates, and are pro-vaxx.
    • Acknowledge that we are headquartered on unceded Coast Salish territory.
    • Believe that Black, Indigenous and Trans Lives Matter.

    Finally, as a sign of our ongoing commitment toward reconciliation, 1% of all revenue collected by the Visionary CEO Academy goes to #PayTheRent in support of the Tillicum Lelum Friendship Center’s programs.

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