“I am so happy that I made the decision to sign up for the Bulletproof Startup program. I was skeptical about hiring a business strategist, much less one focused on startups. After we had our initial consultation discussing the issues with our 14yr old construction company that’s launching a new product and a factory, I was concerned that we were not a good fit for the program--I hadn’t considered us a startup! I am so happy that you were up for the challenge...
In the program I really liked that you were tuned into what we were dealing with so you customized our path to focus on the immediate issues we were having and helped get us get on track. I didn’t realize how close we were to shutting down the construction company and how poor our own internal communication was until we started doing the work, but we were able to right the ship within a couple weeks and then focussed on getting everyone rowing in the same direction.
One of the most powerful parts are the weekly Q&A sessions where we review last week’s goals and accomplishments. Those sessions really help flush out the challenges and we have great dialog about ways to address them. Most entrepreneurs don’t fear change but we lack perspective on the fact that the rest of the world does not see things the way we do and you’ve been great at helping me understand this so I can work on presenting the information and goals in a way my team can relate to and execute.
BPS was great with helping us determine who should be “on the bus” and what seat they should be sitting in. As we move forward there’s a solid focus on direction and everyone is working from the same set of goals and objectives outlined on our scoreboard.
The initial program was such a huge part of our transition that we’ve signed up for the ongoing Bulletproof Momentum group to help us stay on track and address some of the new opportunities and obstacles as they surface.”
~ Steve Vallejos, CEO - prefabADU
“Lyte is reporting 202% growth YTD, on track for 300% by year’s end and we just signed a major strategic partnership yesterday. None of this would have happened if we hadn’t gotten our act together with the right systems to make us a truly aligned and highly performing organization. Thank you, this would not have happened without you.”
~ AT, CEO Lyte
"Working with Simone and Bulletproof Startups helped me take my company to an entirely different level. Got the strategy, got the systems now! What’s even better though, she got me thinking bigger and communicating my vision to my team and customers in a much more powerful and congruent way which in turn, doubled my revenue."
—Kristen Hazard, founder Wildnote
"Simone is a master coach and highly skilled at helping successful people lead better and earn more. Going through Bulletproof Startups helped me bring about great success in my business, doubling total revenue in the time I worked with her. But that's not the best part.
The best part is she helped me stay sane as I did it. Better than that, she continually guided my back to my Big Why–my purpose–so I felt more inspiration, power, joy, and fun along the way. When it comes to leading leaders, Simone knows what she's doing, and I couldn't recommend her more highly.”
~Dr. Aziz Gazipura, founder of Center for Social Confidence
"Simone designed and delivered a one-day workshop for my growing software company. I had several new team members and a big vision and goals for the next year and wanted to create the synergy necessary to reach those goals. Simone created all the right pieces to transform my vision into a vision shared by all my employees. Through her engaging, intuitive and fun delivery my team really gelled. It was a great success."
~ Founder and CEO Suntoucher Software
"Simone and I have an ongoing debate: I like to call her my life coach. She insists that she is my executive coach. Aren’t they one in the same? AHA! Therein lies the rub. Simone has helped me realize that my life and my career are not one-in-the-same. This truism we all know, theoretically, but the practice of separation (aka balance) is elusive for the best of us. Simone will not only remind you; she will challenge you. Trust me, she’s not soft. She cuts to the chase. I always learn from her in every session. Along the way, she has made me a better human being."
~Nora Murray, Principal SoundBite Communications
"Working with Simone has encouraged me to reflect on my strengths (cake) and challenges (cringe) in a way that has allowed me to think bigger and bolder about my goals. I have learned tools and tactics from our time together I have applied to both my personal and professional growth plans. Simone asks great questions and provides relevant resources I can turn around and apply to my work right away."
~Rebecca Zanatta, President, RJZ Connections, Inc.
and VP Growth & Strategy, The Ostara Group
"As a single founder of a growing business my coaching sessions with Simone are like having a business partner to bounce ideas off of and get honest, creative, and positive feedback, which stretches me and my company. Having the set coaching sessions also allows me to set aside quality time to reflect, strategize and plan for the future. To be able to go through this process with somebody with the kind of training Simone has, has been invaluable to my business."
~KH, CEO, Software Development Company