If you are a Founder who loves the company you started, and you want to be the CEO that pilots it to sustained success, you’re in the right place!
My name is Todd Uterstaedt, and I want to take the mystery, confusion, heartache, and stress out of your transition from Founder to CEO
. If you have ever asked yourself:
- How do I hire the best people for my team and create an awesome culture?
- How do I communicate vision and strategy to my team when it can change weekly and monthly?
- How do I separate personal critiquing from professional development?
- How do I develop myself while I’m trying to build my team?
- How do I figure out what my work priorities are now that we have proof of concept?
Or maybe you just want to be part of a supportive community that understands how lonely it can be when shifting from Founder to CEO
….then this is THE place for you.
Marc Barros, former CEO of Contour, wrote
, “I didn’t understand, until it was over, just how hard the transition is from a Founder to CEO. A completely different role from getting a company off the ground…few people know how to teach it, even less think about developing you…” I’m the exception. YOU matter to me.
I believe you CAN make the leap and grow as a leader WHILE you grow your company. It’s not easy. But, it isn’t as hard as some make it out to be. I love helping Founders, like you, make the successful shift to CEO by boosting your leadership capabilities, confidence, and mindset so that you can:
- Build, scale, and lead your company commensurate with your dreams and aspirations.
- Maintain control of your company.
- Enhance your company’s valuation for possible succession or a profitable exit.
Do you really have the time to read the latest boring business book, attend tedious classes, or wade through your favorite founder’s blog in search of actionable insights?
As a former Army officer, Corporate VP, and Founder of two successful startups [well, four if you include my kids :)], my life’s mission is to bring you the most practical and hugely beneficial how-to tips, tricks, and techniques that solve the immediate and pressing issues you encounter as you move from Founder to CEO
Why do I care so much? As a young soldier stationed in Berlin, Germany after The Wall fell, I personally saw the exuberant joy of people who tasted freedom for the first time in their lives. For many, that fresh sense of freedom led them to found new businesses that changed their lives and the many lives their companies touched. You understand, don’t you? You understand that special sense of freedom to create and have an impact on the world. That’s why I want to work with you. Our challenge is to elevate your ability to lead to the same level as your motivation to create.
I’m here to help bridge that gap. I approach this mission with the attitude that no one person has all the answers. Yes, I have coached many Founders like you to take action and build great companies, and I’ve been fortunate to appear in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine and other media outlets. But, many of you have told me that you just want a reliable source that makes it fun, easy, and practical to build your business and quickly and successfully move from Founder to CEO
. And, that’s exactly what I’m doing as I collect, curate, and create the very best support for you. Let’s do this together.
It all starts with a soon to be launched podcast full of actionable content from amazing Founders who made the leap to successful CEO. What’s the fastest way to get ALL the BEST free training and development insights you need? DOWNLOAD my free gift to you below and I’ll make sure you hear from me soon.
To your success,