Workshop: How To Go From Co-Founder To CEO With Dan Kieran And Hilary Gallo. (London - March)

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Workshop: How To Go From Co-Founder To CEO With Dan Kieran And Hilary Gallo. (London - March)

500.00

When: 23rd of March, 2018, 9:30am-6:00pm

Where: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Rd, London NW1 7A

Anyone can start a company. That’s why being an entrepreneur is such an empowering and extraordinary thing. But not everyone is prepared for the reality of becoming a CEO. This workshop will take you through the process of individual change required to become one.

Who is it for?
The workshop is designed for co-founders needing to make the transition to CEO. So you will either be considering starting a business and want to know what will be required of you, or you’ll already have launched your company and want help evolving into the CEO role. But many of the lessons in it are applicable whoever you are and whatever job you do. We'll talk about how any detail-hungry "expert" becomes a leader.  As long as you want to change the preconception you have of what you are capable of this workshop will be useful.

Course content:
The skillset of a founder
The skillset of a CEO
The journey between the two

What Will You Learn?

Culture comes from the top.
The way you behave informs the way your staff will behave. So you have to be prepared to tackle your own shortcomings before you can help those around you deal with theirs.

How to confront your 'inner 18th-century mill owner’. 
Every founder soon discovers they have a little voice in their head that equates suffering from virtue and is determined to squeeze the value out of all their employees. This voice is loudest when things seem most stressful and fraught, but all the science shows this approach never gets the best out of the people. We'll look at smarter ways to get your team super-motivated.

Be 'on' the business, not in the business.
When you run a company it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day running of things but your true value comes in having an overall perspective. You’ll need this perspective to improve every part of the business. This requires maintaining a tricky balance between being in touch with what is going on, but always maintaining enough distance to see what needs to be done.

The three rules of being a CEO
Vision
People
Money

War stories Q and A
Dan has been working with Hilary for the last three years managing his own transition, which is ongoing, and they will go through some of the hardest lessons they’ve been through.

Your Coach.
Dan Kieran is the CEO and co-founder of the award-winning crowdfunding publishing platform Unbound. Described as ‘a true disruptor’ by Richard Branson he is also the author of 12 books and travel writer for the Guardian, Observer, Times and Die Zeit in Germany. In the last 5 years, he has raised over £6m in funding from a combination of sources including individual angels, super angels, groups of angels, EIS investors (both individuals and funds), EIS roadshows, crowdfunding and VC funds.

Guest Coach.
Hilary Gallo is the author of “The Power of Soft”; a guide to getting what you want without being a ****. He started his career as a lawyer but then became an executive in IT and a negotiator of deals for organisations like Accenture and Capgemini. He moved on again and now coaches entrepreneurs and executives. He is also working on his next book which is all about power.

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