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Design a startup that runs like clockwork

Accelerate traction, align your team, hit the growth stage

Are you having a tough time keeping your team focused on your startup's main challenges? Are you struggling to balance customer acquisition, marketing, product development, and operations? In this course, you will learn to design your startup to hit the growth stage faster. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, you will gain confidence, use tools to align effectively your team, and adopt a smart growth mindset.

Course Outcomes

Here's what you can expect to learn in this course

  • Simplify your complex business issues using our focused growth framework.

  • Accelerate traction with a simple and systematic approach..

  • Rapidly prioritize and solve key issues so that they do not reappear.

  • Reduce time spent in meetings by up to 50%.

  • Boost your team's productivity and alignment with OKRs and Strategy tools.

  • Grow your team with effective coaching and training.

How does it work

You'll learn key concepts and tools through short video lectures and highly practical activities. You'll be able to take advantage of our experience as we will give you direct feedback on your assignments. To further support your progress, you'll have the opportunity to join our community of change makers to exchange ideas and share learnings.
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Course curriculum

What you will learn

    1. Welcome to Growth Leap

    2. Intro survey

    3. How This Course Works

    4. Course Resources

    1. The System

    2. The SPES Model

    3. How SPES Will Make You a Better Leader PART I

    4. How SPES Will Make You a Better Leader PART II

    5. Quiz: Growth Leap System

    6. Practice using the SPES Model

    1. Focus & Work on the Right Things

    2. The Danger of Hustling

    3. Identify your Top Challenges

    4. Diagnostic Tool

    5. Quiz: Focus & Work on the Right Things

    6. Assignment: What are your top challenges

    1. Get a Clear Strategy with our True North

    2. Introduction to the True North

    3. OKRs - The secret to executing on your strategy

    4. OKRs Tracker

    5. How to Develop OKRs with your team in 15 minutes

    6. How to implement successfully OKRs in your startup

    7. Quiz: Strategy & Team Alignment

    8. Assignment: Set you own OKRs

    9. Additional Strategy Resources

    1. Product Strategy, Prioritization, and Rapid Testing

    2. Positioning or Where to Play

    3. Examples of Product Positioning

    4. Prioritizing your ideas

    5. Prioritization Frameworks

    6. How to Leverage Data and User Feedback

    7. Managing Assumptions

    8. Rapid and Cost-Effective Testing

    9. Speed Up Product Development with GIST

About this course

  • €97,00
  • 84 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content

Meet your Instructor

Global Managing Director, plista & Strategic Advisor, Stun and Awe Michel Gagnon

Michel Gagnon is Strategic Advisor at Stun and Awe and Global Managing Director of plista, WPP's native advertising specialist, Business mentor APX (Axel Springer & Porsche) & GreenTech Alliance. Over the past 15 years, he’s helped hundreds of companies from around the world scale and expand into new markets. He brings a truly unique point of view to business management having gained a broad work experience in a variety of company types and markets. - Publicly-listed companies, Big 4 Consulting Firm, Startups - China, Europe, and North America - Adtech and Media, Edtech, Greentech, Management Consulting, Aerospace, Mobility

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What people are saying

Sallyann Della Casa

Founder & CEO | GLEAC

"Michel is a solid experienced sounding board and helps me cut through the noise. The tools helped me stay on track and measure whether I am hitting the company's strategic goals or not. It helped me get clarity."

Nadim Choucair

Founder | 2030 Cabinet

"Michel really knows how to help you focus and act on your top priorities. He's action-oriented and draws on a really diverse business expertise to help you challenge your assumptions on what is the most impactful thing to work on."

Tilman Kemper

Manager Venture Development | APX

“I really like how intuitive the SPES model is and how it can be implemented almost instantly in a startup.”

Megesh Vaidun

Startup Founder |

"Exactly what founders need. Most comprehensive course out there, liked it fully! The best part is that it includes frameworks and templates. It's super useful!"

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  • Who is this course for?

    This course was specifically designed for tech startups teams who have gained some traction, but still struggle manage a structured and more predictable business. You’re a founder, CXO or team lead of a tech startup looking to accelerate traction and hit the growth stage. You’re looking for a step-by-step system that can streamline your operations, simplify your business, and accelerate growth. You're action oriented and thrive on implementing what you learn so that you can start seeing results from day 1. You're looking for a new approach to running a business that includes having a positive impact on the environment and community.

  • For how long do I have access to the course content?

    You have lifetime access from the date of purchase.

  • When can I start?

    Anytime. This is a self paced course. So you can join right away! If you want to join GROWTH LEAP Complete, the next cohort will start in 8 March with a live workshop on 25 March 2021.

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