QGrow is a comprehensive, proven business coaching methodology designed for emerging businesses with owners who value having access to experienced, independent, external support and advice.
We believe in evidence-based coaching so we start by examining the business to establish a baseline. Our Staff Perceptions Survey combined with staff and management interviews allow us to quickly identify how the business is tracking and to highlight opportunities for rapid improvement.
In many cases the fastest way forward is by getting the management team into a different environment so they can have clear air (and heads) to establish priorities, goals and plans. Our skilled facilitators ensure that discussions stay on track and that any "elephants in the room" are suitably addressed.
Every business is different but most businesses can benefit from undertaking one of more of our growth projects. Focal points are Foundations (structure and culture), Revenue (positioning, getting to market and client engagement) and Leadership (developing and supporting current and emerging leaders).
STAYING ON TRACK
Making plans is one thing, sticking to them is quite another. We promote accountability via one-on-one support of the owner/CEO, formal quarterly progress reviews and, where appropriate, the provision of an Advisory Board. Our Staff Perceptions Survey can be re-run regularly to objectively assess progress.
Few businesses need all that QGrow offers. We work with you to identify precisely the interventions that offer the greatest possible ROI for your business today. We measure progress against objective baselines so that you can always be sure that coaching is delivering the value your business needs.
Who is QGrow for?
Virtually any organisation could benefit from aspects of the QGrow methodology but the "ideal" QGrow client looks a little like this:
- It is an emerging business - not a start-up, but not a multi-national either
- The business founders/owners are still involved and ambitious for more
- The business is stuck in some way - perhaps of a difficult choice point or because it's facing disruption of some kind
- The business owners are ultimately looking for sustained growth that isn't dependent upon them, so they can move on to something new knowing that their child will thrive
- The business values having an independent sounding board to call on.
How do we add value?
AltusQ helps clients to build sustained, controlled growth and equity value.
We provide business owners and leaders with an independent, unemotional perspective.
We clarify strategy, structure and process and connect them all with the passion that drives the business.
We help leadership teams get on the same page, work effectively towards shared goals and then stay on track and accountable for delivery of those goals.
Above all else we understand the power of an insightful question at the right place and time.
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Using AltusQ to help grow your business
What do you do when your business is thriving but the workload is grinding you down? For Jo Palmer, founder and MD of multi-award-winning tourism marketing agency Gate 7 the answer was simple - get a coach!
DEALING WITH GROWING PAINS
Reliable Food Distributors
All emerging businesses experience growing pains of some sort - there's really nothing new about them. For Reliable Food Distributors the key was finding a coach who had seen it all before and could guide them past the pitfalls.
THE COACH AS LONG-TERM, TRUSTED ADVISER
AltusQ coach Stephen Shepherd has worked with Woven Image over many years - in fact they're in the middle of the relationship's third long-term planning cycle. Growth, for both the business overall and for the CEO personally, has been the consistent, sustainable result.
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It’s vitally important to understand where your business is at commercially and culturally.
The BEEP test is a ‘fitness’ test on a business that gives the business owner a score out of 50 and highlights strengths and weaknesses of the business across commercial and cultural aspects.