In my life, I’ve been an investment banker, financial advisor, technology start-up COO. I have an MBA in strategy and entrepreneurship from Chicago Booth, one of the world’s top programs. I’ve had a lot of exciting jobs, but they required total dedication. And that wasn’t working for me.
When I was 7 months pregnant with my son, I started my own company. And with it, I brought all the habits I learned about how to be a good employee. Work a lot. Fill and justify your time. Keep 80% of your time billable. I was acting like an employee of my company.
I saw the same patterns when I started working with self-funded women founders: each had a vision, but was reluctant to call herself CEO. They were more like Head Employee. They didn’t feel confident that they could be out front and run a financially sustainable business, and felt some imposter syndrome over missing experience with accounting, finance, or operations.
There was something else I heard: “I’d feel a lot more confident if I had a class for this. Some formal training.”
But that course does not exist. There’s no start-up school or bootcamp for self-funded founders, right?
Over the last three years, as I’ve worked 1:1 with self-funded women founders, I’ve honed the tools, resources, and insider knowledge that help women break through and exceed their biggest expectations, without working nonstop (unless they want to). I’ve combined that with academic tools and concepts that actually make a difference. A little accounting and finance knowledge goes a long way, especially once you understand unit economics.
And, using my framework, you can be on your way to where you want to go in six weeks!