Sometimes when you are in the hurry and bustle of working in your business, it’s hard to tell what fire needs to be put out first. It’s also hard to slow down long enough to see kindling starting to smoke so you can stop the fire before it starts.
✔ YOU ARE HUSTLING EVERY DAY AND DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET OFF THE HAMSTER WHEEL
You are working all the time and you have no idea how you will get out from underneath it all. You are doing everything and you’re ready to hire, but you don’t have a system to rely on to make sure nothing falls between the cracks.
✔ YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS HAVE OUTGROWN GROUP OR ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL COACHING.
You need targeted, specific guidance for your business. You need help from someone who has grown a business, built a team from the ground up and can teach you what you need to know about the financial side of your business.
✔ YOU HAVE TO WEAR ALL THE HATS AND MAKE SURE IT ALL GETS DONE.
You’ve been told you need to leverage yourself. You would love to be able to take time off and have your business run without you. You just need someone to show you how.
✔ YOU FEEL LIKE YOU AREN’T CHARGING ENOUGH FOR WHAT YOU DO.
You’re constantly asking yourself “Can I afford to invest in my business?” or “When can I start saving for my future?” You even find yourself saying “Will I have enough money to get me through the year?”
✔ YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO, BUT IT’S STARTING TO WEAR YOU OUT.
You are avoiding answering the phone or returning calls because you are afraid someone will ask you for something you just don’t have any energy to provide. You know that what you’re currently doing is not sustainable. You’re ready to do what it takes to build a sustainable business.
Hi! I’m Stacy Luft and I work one on one with business owners to help them grow from self-employed to CEO with teams and systems they can rely on.
The Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) role in your business is an important one, and it’s one that you define. Learn how to define your version of the CEO, view your business as an investment asset while aligning it with your life goals.
As the CEO, you need to know how to evaluate your financial performance like a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), build your team like the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and execute your plans to move from Self Employed to CEO.
I have successfully helped business owners become the CEO their business needs breaking the self-employment exhaustion model.
Fun Facts: Most entrepreneurs didn’t start a business to spend their time running a business. To grow a sustainable business, you need to run the business instead of letting it run you.
After ten years of providing CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Consulting, accounting, and bookkeeping services, I’ve made the transition and have refocused my business to what I love to do most. Coaching and training entrepreneurs and business owners to become the CEO that their business needs.
As the CEO, you need to know how to evaluate your financial performance like a CFO, build your team like the COO, and execute your plans to move from Self Employed to CEO.
Thinking that you should “know this already”. So many business owners struggle, going it alone because they think they should know how to run a business. How to hire people, how to read their financials, and how to hold their employees accountable.
If you’re not an accountant, chances are you don’t like reading financial statements. It’s possible that you hate it so much it gives you the hives to look at your numbers. Unfortunately, far too many businesses go out of business because the owner was out of touch with its financial performance.
Not planning for the future and creating a business that is solely dependent on the business owner. This shows up as an owner who micromanages all the employees. Or even worse, an owner who doesn’t outsource anything and is doing everything themselves.
We start with a Business Assessment of what is working and what isn’t, then identify and close the gaps.
Then, using the business assessment, we will prioritize the actions that will have the most impact to bring you closer to your goals.
Using what we uncover in the business assessment, I will develop your Personalized Action Plan.
Your Action Plan will include the next steps of what and how to implement the tasks that build towards your goals.
Developing the metrics that are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) specific to your business and your goals to measure your success.
Each month, we review your progress, reassess, and update your plan, staying focused on the big picture.
By coaching you through challenges, you’ll learn to think like a CEO and bring your business to the next level.
This program will give you one on one access to me (Stacy) and personalized guidance. With me by your side, you’ll learn how to think like the CEO of your business.
I’ll show you how to evaluate your financial performance like a CFO, build your team like the COO and execute your plans to move from Self Employed to CEO.
Two 1-hour Strategy calls where you spend time with me to work on your business each month.
These calls are recorded and uploaded to your member dashboard so that you can focus on your business—no need to take notes while we are together. You will have the recording to review again any time you want.
We review your progress, reassess, and update your plan, staying focused on the big picture each month.
I coach you through challenges and teach you to think like a CEO to bring your business to the next level.
These executive coaching sessions will help you achieve your goals with strategies to meet your goals while working on your business and learning to think like a CEO.
When you enroll in CEO Growth Academy, the first step is to complete a Business Assessment. This is where we uncover what is working well, what isn’t, identify and close the gaps.
Next, is to prioritize your goals. Using the business assessment, I help you prioritize the actions that will have the most impact in bringing you closer to your goals.
From here, I develop your Personalized Action Plan. Your Action Plan will include the next steps of what and how to implement the tasks that build towards your goals.
As we create the plan, we will have weekly accountability updates in a shared Google Doc.
We will answer the question, “Are we doing the things we said we said we would do?”
Why is this included? One common request I receive from business owners is to help them stay on track. With so many things competing for your attention, it’s easy to let the week, then the month, the quarter slip away from you.
The sole purpose of the accountability portion of the program is to help you stay focused on the goals you want to achieve.
Get help with your specific business issues in a private conversation that only you and I can see. This is a team with only two members. You and me.
In your private coaching chat, you have direct access to me throughout the month. Post as often as you like as you are working through your Personalized Action Plan.
All conversations are private and confidentiality is of utmost importance.
Yes, this is a private coaching program. You will get two Strategy Calls with Stacy each month. Inside CEO Growth Academy there is also a private one to one discussion area where you can post any questions you have and receive guidance from Stacy throughout the month.
There are many different entrepreneur memberships out there today. Each has its own benefits.
In CEO Growth Academy, you have access to a proven professional that has built real businesses and lead real teams. I’ve had those hard conversations with employees that need to be let go. I’ve worked with multi-billion (yeah with a B) dollar companies holding them accountable to the contract terms while continuing to do business together. I’ve mentored many business owners through cash crunches and bank loans.
Running a business is more than getting sales. So. Much. More. THIS is what I can help you with.
Yup! The most fun I have is taking technical and quite honestly boring topics and making them fun and relatable.
It sounds hard at first, but in CEO Growth Academy, you’ll get so comfortable with financials that you’ll impress even the stuffiest CPA!
I earned my A.A.S. Accounting degree from Suffolk County Community College and my B.S. in Accounting and Executive M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s College.
In addition to working with members of CEO Growth Academy, I am a CE Lecturer for the Bookkeeping Certification Program at Hofstra University on Long Island, NY.
As with anything, it takes time for you to see results. While you can cancel your membership at any time, it’s best for you to stay longer. With consistent action, you will start to see a difference in your business after 90 days.
Now of course, if you join and don’t implement, then you won’t see any new progress. It’s up to you.
Done For You Bookkeeping is not included in CEO Growth Academy. We are there to help you and guide you through doing your own bookkeeping.
If you would prefer to hire bookkeeping services, we would be happy to discuss how we can help you.