|About||My experiences working with small business owners, as well as my experience as a small business owner who successfully sold her business, place me in a unique position to partner with business owners and guide them through the sale process.|
You’ve spent years building your business. You know the blood & the sweat it's taken. You know what it means to be responsible for your employees, their families, your customers & clients. You eat last on the food chain. You took risks with the promise of an eventual reward. Here it is: the time is now.
Without question you’ve mastered your business. You’ve been forced to learn about how to run a successful business, but do you know how to sell, or buy, a business? Do you know how to integrate that new business successfully? It all starts with mindset and awareness-the business owner's Mindset & Awareness. You create a growth mindset with Ascend. You develop the awareness it takes to lead your company through the twists & turns of a volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous world, with YOUR goals in mind.
Do you understand the M&A process? Do you know how it works & how to plan for it?
Do you know what you want out of this? Maybe for you it is about more than the money, maybe not.
Have you done everything possible to maximize your business’s value?
Do you know if it is the right time to sell? Or buy?
Can you minimize the disruption the sales process will cause your business?
Reduce the stress the transaction may create for your employees?
Do you know how to run the process in a confidential manner?
Do you know how to lead your team through a process that they may find is more marathon than sprint- & comes with a transition period?
And what happens when its time for some one else to lead the organization? Are you prepared for life without the business you’ve spent years building?
There’s a lot to learn, and yes, you’ve spent a lifetime doing things on your own, but here the stakes are high & the learning curve is steep. You spent years building your business. You may only get one shot to build it through the perfect merger or acquisition. You may only get to do this once. Put an expert coach in your corner. You don’t have to do this alone.
WHAT I DO: Coach middle market business owners who plan to grow the business through a purchase, or a sale. I am the expert Coach in the Mergers & Acquisitions arena. Mindset+Awareness=Success in transition! With M&A Coaching, owners successfully navigate the process, maximizing returns, minimizing regrets.
WHO I WORK WITH: Business owners (typically $5-100M in value) who choose to prepare for a successful Merger or Acquisition.
Using Ascend’s proprietary system, we focus on Mindset & Awareness. We generate a strategic plan to maximize culture, develop the management team, & build a team of trusted advisors to create a valuable story to take to market. Actionable recommendations, visioning, & accountability, create readiness & resilience in an ever-changing world.
For an imminent purchase or sale process, education about the M&A process is a priority. Clients identify what they want out of the transaction. I partner with them to mindfully lead their teams, with awareness, through a turbulent time. Finally, I help owners consider & plan for life’s next right steps.
WHY ASCEND: At Ascend, my commitment is simple: I seek to maximize the return on investment, & minimize regrets. My goal is to help the business owner, the management team, and the shareholders, prepare for transitions by developing a growth mindset. You learn to lead with awareness, so as the M&A process unfolds, you & a team of trusted professionals, armed with knowledge of the M&A process, avoid common & costly pitfalls. We focus on Mindset & Awareness as guides for this process from start to finish.
My experiences working with business owners, as well as my experience as an owner who successfully sold her business, place me in a unique position to partner with, & coach, owners planning for a M&A process.
SPECIALTIES: M&A Coaching, Transitions Coach, Business Connector, Innovation Broker, Speaker
|Awards||International Coach Federation, ACC (Associate Certified Coach)|
|Founded||February 1, 2017|
The ASCEND Programs: Get Your Bearings, Trailblazer, The Seller's Summit.
Energy Leadership Development System: Presentations, Webinars & Workshops