Trying to Scale but getting stuck?

Are you frustrated with your business? Are you certain that a bright future exists, but your current velocity (and maybe direction) won’t get you there soon enough?

I help people just
like you.

I will be a partner who will guide you in determining the right direction for the business and in building a clear path to the desired ‘future state’.
With the addition of the Gazelles/Four Decisions framework in 2016, I’m now coaching my clients within a framework that gets the organizational ‘flywheel’ moving more rapidly and with less expended energy. These tools provide the foundation – no matter the industry or market – for the work needed to both define the best path forward and to create the business rhythm necessary to execute on the plan.
HOW TO GET UNSTUCK
  • STEP 1: CREATE A PICTURE OF YOUR FUTURE
  • STEP 2: BUILD A CLEAR PATH TO THAT FUTURE
  • STEP 3: ALIGN AND EXECUTE

How I help

I build upon the foundation of over 25 years of experience growing businesses across a wide range of products and services with the tools and processes of the Gazelles International Scaling Up methodology. From there, I facilitate and accelerate the journey of business leaders getting to a better place.
To accomplish this, the focus is on driving continuous improvement in the following three areas:
  • Aligning and Coordinating the Business
  • Building and Growing the Leadership Team
  • Coaching and Stretching the Leader

ONLINE COACHING

Although one-on-one coshing, round-tables, and workshops have traditionally been done in person, the development of video technologies, file sharing, and collaboration tools no allows for the same work to be done among people in different locations.
So, if your team is not physically co-located, that is no longer a barrier to continuing to work on your business to keep you moving towards your goals.

What Are the Four Decisions?

In order to scale a business and enjoy the climb, there are four decisions that a leader must address well.

PEOPLE

Focus on getting the right people doing the right things with clear accountabilities and metrics.

STRATEGY

If revenue is not growing as quickly as you like, then it’s time to re-examine your strategy.

EXECUTION

By simply tightening up your execution habits, you can dramatically improve gross margins and profitability while reducing the time it takes for everyone to complete their work?

CASH

The first law of entrepreneurial gravity is “Growth Sucks Cash”.

Gazelles Four Decisions certified coach

Bob Bishop

Owner of Apex Consulting, works with business owners and management professionals to achieve their personal and business goals. As an entrepreneur and long-time supporter of small business, he is passionate about what he does. With a wealth of accumulated knowledge, Bob provides valuable insight to business owners and administrators seeking to maximize their growth.
His experience in management and his history of strong leadership have helped him to develop the tools needed to excel. Prior to opening Apex Consulting, Bishop held multiple leadership positions. While running Apex, he remains active in the development and promotion of new business ventures.

Who I work with

My focus is on business leaders who have a burning desire to grow but not moving towards their goals fast enough. (they feel STUCK). There are often plateaus defined in terms of finance, market share, team building, operational excellence – some businesses are challenged in one area, some are challenged in many. The key thing is that the business is not moving at the proper rate. It is in need of acceleration.
The most successful clients are lifelong learners who are never satisfied with the status quo. These leaders exist in a wide variety of markets, technologies, and geographies.

How am I Different?

Although the Gazelles Scaling Up toolset is second to none, the ‘Special Sauce’ in my offering is the coaching, teaching, and goal setting that work in tandem with the tools. This combination smooths the path to greatness for your business and leadership team – reducing the labor intensive challenges that occur via self implementation of any program.

Testimonials

Bob is an excellent facilitator bringing everyone together to update a company’s approach to managing growth. He analyzes the pressure points, and then takes the time to thoroughly understand your goals to define the most effective meeting structure. It was also great that my staff immediately connected with him.
Todd Renz
PRESIDENT, OR&L CONSTRUCTION
Bob taught me a lot about the nature of leadership and how humble beginnings are stepping stones to larger challenges. We've stayed in regular contact since those early days, and I've often sought his varied and practical insights.
Dan Marvin
Sr. VP of Operations, Ironrock

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Take the First Step

if you feel stuck and would like to explore (with no commitment) the idea of a coach, the next step is a conversation to talk about your goals so that we can each decide if a relationship would be a fit.