Privately Owned Business

    Master the Company Lifecycle | Lead/Manage Through Change | Solve Problems











    Founder/Owner + Senior Management Team











  • Bespoke transformational learning experiences driving change for progressive Founder/Owner business 


    Traditional business improvement solutions are a commodity in the fourth industrial revolution - future focused cost reduction is business 1.0, teaching/changing behaviour is business 2.0, and commercial sales is business 3.0.


    Business 4.0 will require new business improvement capacities, like leading/managing through change and problem solving.  





    Different Stages for Differnt Results



    ALPHA 1 Pathway to Prime

    Learn the fundamentals of Prime

    (short-term wins)

    ALPHA 2 Mining for Growth

    Extract golden nuggets of opportunity

    (medium-term 30-60-90 days)

    ALPHA 3 Prime 

    Grow, scale or exit-transition

    (long-term empowerment)




    What engagements can include

    • Different ranges for different results.
    • Meeting options: In person or weekly, monthly or quarterly sessions (Zoom or other related platforms).Access to
    • Access to Premium digital media content to reinforce topics/themes (1-year license).
    • Signed copy of "ALPHA Project 4.0 - The pathway to accelerating next generation middle market business" by John Grisby/Prof of Practice.
    • Coming soon:"ALPHA Project 4.0 - The pathway to accelerating next generation middle market business" audio chapter breakdown by John Grisby/Prof of Practice.
    • Growth Methodology Principles/Fundamentals.
    • Synergistic Team Building.
    • Informal or Formal Assessments/Diagnostic.
    • Identify/Solve Points of Improvement.
    • Growth Improvement Action Plan.  
    • Execute to achieve results in 30-60-90 days.


  • ALPHA 2 - Mining for Growth



    Extract golden nuggets of opportunity for results in 30-60-90 days


    Team | Collaborate


    Innovate | Synergise

    Implement Decisions


    Action Plan | Results


    Mining for Growth (MFG) is an intensive intervention designed to mine growth through a systematic inspection of one or multiple select key business drivers (marketing, finance, sales, customer service, etc.). Growth and opportunity are maximised when drivers are optimised and aligned with the others.


    Significant growth opportunities with existing sales/customer service are often overlooked by teams anxious to land their next new deal.


    Before you invest time and money in new sales/customer service capabilities, make sure you have mined all the opportunities right under your feet.



  • Tailored Company Engagements

    Ranked in Top 10 Change Management Solutions by HR Tech Outlook Magazine (2019)
    Ranked #3 All Time 'Best in Class' Methodology by Inc. Magazine (USA)

    Who Will Benefit

    • Company Founder/Owner Entrepreneur - MD or Family Owned Business
    • Aged between 30 and 50 years old.
    • Family owned business. Privately held established business between 5 and 25 years old or multi generational
    • Business staff size between 10 to 100.
    • Business turnover between £1M - £50M.
    • Business on 'Growth' side of the Company Lifecycle - either ‘Go-Go’, ‘Adolescence’ or ‘Prime’.


    • Situation #1: Owner/Business ‘existential need’ to proactively develop role/business activity to grow and scale (typical problems-opportunities). 
    • Situation #2: Owner/Business ‘existential crisis’ forced to invest effort, money and time ‘firefighting’ reacting to problems/challenges beyond capacity/capability to control (abnormal problems/traps/prematurely ageing). 
    • Situation #3: Opportunity to M&A or Exit-Transition and need to accelerate growth, scale, EBITDA or value creation (typical problems-opportunities). 
    • Situation #4: Key senior management/team are reactive to problems/challenges beyond beyond capacity/capability to deal with. 
    • Situation #5: Using future focused and/or non customised solutions, which treat all businesses as equal when they are not (i.e. fast growth, stagnant plateau or disintegration/ turnaround). 
    • Situation #6: Transitioning from strategy/process/technical optimisation to people/performance optimisation (i.e. from Lean, Six Sigma and Agile process to leadership/management capacity and capability building engagements).

    Tangible Outcomes

    • Double business valuation (EBITDA) in accelerated time scale (1-2 years).
    • Diagnose business holistically (problems, symptoms and manifestations).
    • Balance entrepreneurial drive with structured management.
    • Solve difficult problems and deliver opportunities at the current lifecycle stage.
    • Prepare CEO/MD and team for the next lifecycle stage.
    • Build capacity to work ‘in’ (day-to-day) and ‘on’ (strategy) the business.
    • Predict future problems to allocate resources.
    • Stop day-to-day ‘fire fighting'.
    • Avoid typical business 'Founders/Family Trap' and premature ageing.