COACHING DRIVES VENTURE-BACKED STARTUP SUCCESS
Venture capitalists invest in people. So it follows there is a movement to provide support for founders and their teams beyond capital and traditional platform services. Gannett.Partners is proud to steward this movement.
At the center of startups are the people who lead them. Building a business is hard, and the challenges of being an entrepreneur come fast and furious: clarifying an idea, building a team, finding product-market fit, and scaling the organization all require thoughtful action. Moving through these stages demands active learning and adaptability - cognitive flexibility - and can challenge a leader’s fundamental assumptions about who they are in the world. This is where Gannett.Partners comes in.
COMPANIES USING COACHING ARE MORE LIKELY TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS
We have seen the transformational effects of our work and we have heard from our clients that coaching has saved their company. Although it can help struggling companies, coaching is best as a long term maximizer of performance. Companies that invest in coaching and development work are far more likely to succeed in building a business that is both sustainable and more successful. Since Gannett.Partners expanded operations to include Executive Coaching in 2022, we have begun to work more directly with venture and growth equity firms who regularly introduce us to their founders when they seek coaching.
VCs that invest in this work realize the benefit of this foundational support element for their portfolio, thereby lowering their risk. Founders who engage in coaching frequently cite benefits like better boundaries, less conflict, happier relationships, clearer direction, and understanding their strengths among many others depending on the topic.
VCs LOWER THEIR RISK AND ATTRACT MORE COVETED FOUNDERS WITH COACHING
The next step in the evolution of venture capital is for VCs to offer holistic programs of development to their portfolio founders and teams. VCs that are already publicly dedicating investment dollars towards coaching and development are seeing their brand develop and deal flow increase, especially towards founders who are highly motivated to improve. In the near future, we are confident that more VCs will integrate coaching into their value-add services beyond the capital, building such capabilities following their philosophy and approach to working with startups.
Gannett.Partners' top priority is to establish close, collaborative relationships with a select few leading firms to design and deliver uniquely tailored programs of support to their portfolio companies and founders as they navigate the challenges of going from Seed to Series A and beyond.
We believe coaching will soon become as standard as any of the other core components of a startup’s or investor's strategy and operations, and are excited to steward this movement among leading venture and startup communities.
We are looking for partners with a shared commitment to experimentation and desire to help us build the next chapter of venture-sponsored executive coaching, designed to de-risk investments and accelerate personal growth among portfolio founders.
Contact Chris Gannett at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire directly or refer those who wish to learn more about the features and benefits to all stakeholders.