Management Development, Business and Leadership Coaching
Scale Up Coaching for High Growth Technology Businesses
Are you looking to scale your business? Wondering what it takes to grow consistently at 20% year over year? Are you ready for rapid, significant and sustainable growth? Scaling up your operation constitutes a sea change in management thinking, requiring a shift in perspective and a skill set that many entrepreneurs have yet to master.
Experienced business coach Dominic Monkhouse knows that the answer to successful business scale-ups is deceptively simple but that the path to get there can be a steep learning curve for all concerned.
From developing personal relationships to strategy and financial management, from cultural issues to winning in complex market environments, scaling up your business takes agility, clarity and commitment in four main areas:
- Big picture thinking to arrive at your strategy
- Execution planning to help you get there
- Finding and retaining the right people
- Maximising cash so you can invest in growth
Dominic offers business coaching and management development, strategy planning and organisational change, using tried and tested methods to launch your organisation onto an unparalleled growth trajectory. His programme is a function of his broad experience, his deep expertise and a proven process used by over 2,700 firms worldwide.
“I help CEOs engineer their organisations as Scale-Ups, delivering 2x cash, 3x profit and 10x valuation.”
Agile Scale Up Coaching
When companies do agile scaling right, the results can be stunning. Employee efficiency can improve by a factor of three. Employee engagement increases dramatically as well. Companies are unlocking the discretionary effort of their employees.
There are many forms of agile but at its heart agile is a set of beliefs: it is iterative, empirical, cross-functional, focused, and continually improving.
Iterative – Gone are 5-year plans. Replaced with 90-day sprints.
Empirical – Key measures are aligned to goals and shared publicly.
Cross-functional – Clear alignment of different functions and goals.
Focused – Do less and be accountable.
Continually improving – Building a business is a work in progress.
Here are the five secrets of success for agile scale-ups.
1 – It starts at the top
The CEO casts a long shadow. Without a commitment from the leaders of an organisation no change is possible. Meeting rhythms, new communication norms and other behaviours need to be modelled top down.
2 – It takes time
There is no magic bullet. It can take iterations over eight quarters of deliberate practice to move the organisation from feeling awkward to creating new habits.
3 – There will be a tipping point
The company will go from theoretically willing to change to accepting of the challenge of embracing the new ways of working.
4 – Measure the right things
The ultimate goal is to improve the business. Selecting the right catalytic mechanisms and a single profit per X are key decisions on the journey.
5 – It is never over
At its heart agile scaling up is about creating a context in which your people get to do their best work. It is a way to run and continually improve your business. As an experienced and certified Scaling UpTM Coach, Dominic can help you implement agile principles, resulting in higher team productivity and morale, better quality products and services, and lower risk than other, more traditional business management approaches.
“I coach ambitious CEOs and their executive teams, £5m-£50m, typically UK based tech companies.”
Gazelles Business Coaching
If you’re a mid-market company excited about scaling up your business, Dominic Monkhouse is a certified GazellesTM Coach with effective tools and techniques to help you propel your company forward.
Using the Four Decisions™ – People, Strategy, Execution and Cash – as the framework for growth and learning to implement proven growth strategies with the help of tools including the One Page Personal Plan (OPPP), One Page Strategic Plan (OPSP), Rockefeller Habits Checklist and The Power Of One, Dominic will support your business as an independent executive coach to help you achieve fast, sustainable results.
About Dominic Monkhouse
I have a track record of building a series of great technology service businesses, scaling two UK companies from zero revenue to beyond £25 million in just five years.
I held executive positions at Peer 1 Hosting, IT Lab and Rackspace.
At Rackspace, I increased staff from 4 to 150, and annual revenue from just over £0.5 million to £25 million. I am most proud that the company was recognised as an outstanding workplace in Europe, winning several service awards for its results-obsessed customer service and deep technical expertise, Fanatical Support®. Rackspace is where my hands-on experience running a business using the Rockefeller Habits began.
At Peer 1, I built the UK business to £30 million in 5 years, winning many awards for creating a great place to work. We took the global business from $90 million to $200 million in the same period.
Since 2014, I have worked as a business coach helping others scale up their operations. I create impact by delivering my coaching programme, which is a function of my broad experience, deep expertise and a proven process used by over 2,700 firms worldwide. These are tools and best practices that have already helped thousands of mid-sized businesses scale faster, more profitably and with less effort!
I am a regular public speaker on enabling business growth by creating great places to work and achieving continuous client satisfaction.
I host the Melting Pot podcast where I interview entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success in scaling up their organisations. I am particularly intrigued to speak to those who have made company culture the cornerstone of their growth.
“I found the day utterly brilliant. I have 12 pages of notes and good ideas to go and implement. Thanks!”
(Matt, CEO @ Modern Networks)