Transform your business into a self-run company that's no longer dependent on YOU to scale
Reclaim your time and remove unnecessary complexity so you finally get to enjoy the success you worked so hard to achieveAPPLY TO JOIN THE OPS ACADEMY
Did you know that most coaching, consulting, and service-based businesses waste hundreds of hours a month and leave massive amounts of profit on the table?
Let's break it down.
After working with hundreds of companies over the past 2+ decades, an example that I consistently see is individuals wasting more than 10 hours per week.
This could be contractors that you're overpaying for 10 hours per week of work that doesn’t need to be done at all; or it’s time your employees are spending that could be redirected to profit producing activities that can help you to scale faster.
If you pay your contractors and employees an average of $25 an hour, that's $1,000 per month per person that's being wasted. If you have a team of five, that's $5,000 a month. If you have a team of 10 that's $10,000 a month. It adds up fast, not to mention the opportunity cost of what they could be working on instead.
People often think they need to go out and do another launch, or do more marketing, or invest more in paid ads to bring in additional profit but imagine if instead you can save $ every month and increase your profit margin by eliminating wasted time and money?
Smart and successful businesses put just as much focus on “leaning out” and being operationally efficient as they do on marketing activities when they want to scale sustainably.
Are you ready to finally:
Get off the hustle hamster wheel and get your time back?
Consistently achieve the goals that will make your big bold vision a reality?
Create sustainable and scalable success in your business?
Increase your profitability and impact without adding more to your plate?
Stop wasting precious time and money on things that aren't bringing you any closer to your vision and goals?
If you are juggling too many things in your business right now and it feels like the list of things you have to do is so long it could have its own zip code, I feel you.
After working with small business owners, solopreneurs, and leaders from multi-billion dollar companies for the past two decades, I noticed a similar pattern. Whether they were a team of one or responsible for thousands of employees, they consistently struggled with:
- Working too hard on too many things, feeling overwhelmed and on the verge of burnout
- Always wanting to achieve more, but couldn't imagine adding anything else to their plate
- Second-guessing if they were working on the right things
- Having so many ideas and opportunities, but feeling like they had no time to implement them
- Feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders and the stress to show for it
- Suffering from decision fatigue where making the smallest decision seemed like a giant obstacle
Are any of these challenges for you too?
The good news is that all of these challenges were ones they were able to overcome. Because the other thing they all had in common?
They were smart enough to invest in their company.
That's the difference between the businesses and leaders who continue to level up, and those who stay stuck right where they are year after year. The successful ones commit to finding another way.
It's time to be able to say:
"I run a lean eff-ing business."
Eff-ing = efficient, of course ;)
The Ops Academy is your solution to consistently achieve your biggest goals, get laser focused on the things that will accelerate your results, increase your productivity, impact, and profitability, and get more accomplished in less time while implementing the systems and strategies your business needs to scale sustainably.
There are 2 core components to the Ops Academy:
Here's What You Can Expect to Experience with the Ops Academy
Here are just a few of the things you will find inside
The Rich Fulfilled Life System Inside the Ops Academy
7-Figure Freedom Schedule
When you look at a 7-figure founder's schedule vs. a 6-figure entrepreneur's there is a distinct difference. We help you define your ideal schedule for 7-figure freedom that plays to your strengths, aligns your work to your zone of genius, and your schedule with your ideal capacity.
Luxe Lifestyle Calculator
We help you get clear on what a rich fulfilled life means to you both inside and outside your business and calculate the revenue and profit margin you need to generate to live the lifestyle you want while having a profitable and successful business that allows you to reinvest back into your business and team.
Sustainable Success Framework
Once you know what 7-figure freedom and a rich fulfilled life mean to you, you want to create your ecosystem for success with the practices, tools, and habits to make success feel both inevitable and sustainable. Goodbye overwork, overwhelm, and unfulfilling activities.
Here are just a few of the things you will find inside
The Lean Strategic Planning System Inside the Ops Academy
Next Level Vision
Having clarity of vision is the foundation of a simple and sustainably scalable business model. You'll start with the end in mind and gain clarity on where you are going and why it's important with a next level vision.
Business Model Blueprint
There are numerous ways to make your big bold vision a reality. You want a business model that is aligned with your specific vision and definition of success, not someone else's, which you'll refine using our business model canvas tool.
You want to have a long-term roadmap of how you will achieve your vision but you want to keep things high level the further into the future they are. The strategic roadmap ensures long-term success balanced with short-term wins.
We show you how to take your vision and break it down into goals and initiatives that can be achieved in 90 day implementation cycles. Best of all, we keep things flexible and leverage techniques to keep you out of overwork and overwhelm while getting twice as much done in half the time.
Million Dollar Idea Evaluator
There are no shortage of ideas in a scaling business - we give you a powerful tool to quickly determine which ones are worth pursuing and may be your next million dollar idea and which are just a distraction.
15x1 Aligned Action
We show you a simple way to connect strategy and vision to execution so you can always be confident your team is working on the right things right now. Best of all, we show you how to do so in just 15 minutes a day and 1 hour a week.
No one wants to waste time in meetings but when done right meetings save you time and fast track your results. We show you which meetings you need, which you don't, and how to make every meeting you have provide maximum value in achieving your goals.
Once you have confidence everyone's working on the right things, we give you tools and techniques that will 10X your team's productivity so they are multiplying their time. They will get the most important things finished faster instead of just being busy.
Lean Project Management System
We take you behind the scenes and showcase how we leverage Monday.com as our lean project management and digital operating system, including how you can do the same leveraging Monday or a complimentary tool of your choice.
Here are just a few of the things you will find inside
The Lean Business Operating System Inside the Ops Academy
Value Aligned Operating Model
We give you training and templates so you can visually define your operating model including who does what and what tools and systems you use to deliver value to your clients and efficiently run key functions of the business.
We provide training and templates for creating an effective and highly utilized company playbook including your vision, mission, values, standard operating procedures (SOPs), processes, policies, and brandisms. We even show you ours as an example.
Simple Systems & SOPs
Systems allow you to delegate effectively and scale. We share how to define simple systems and SOPs that deliver results leveraging our 100/80/20 model, as well as the most effective cadence for maintaining and optimizing your systems and SOPs.
Business KPIs and Success Measures
We help you get clear on the key performance indicators (KPIs) and success measures that are important for your business and put a system in place for capturing and regularly reviewing the data.
Once you are clear on your KPIs and measures of success, you want a company dashboard that makes it simple to analyze results and make data driven decisions that will enable you to confidently achieve your goals.
You want to run a lean efficient business that minimizes waste while maximizing value. We help you assess where you are currently wasting precious time, money, and energy and what you can do to improve efficiencies.
Here's What Else Is Included
3 Private Accountability Calls
We include 3 private 30-minute accountability calls with a dedicated Accountability Coach during your 1st 90 days to help you get crystal clear on what to focus on to make the biggest impact in your business. Because every business has unique needs, these are private 1-on-1 calls rather than group calls. The calls are structured as follows:
- Call 1: Personalized Implementation Roadmap and Goal Setting
- Call 2: Progress, Focus Plan, Strategy Discussion
- Call 3: Progress, Focus Plan, Strategy Discussion, and Next Steps
90 Day Lean Out Planner
Eliminate overwork, overwhelm, and confusion, and gain clarity and confidence that you are working on the right things right now to achieve your vision and goals with the Lean Out Planner.
You will receive a $50 gift card to leanoutplanner.com that you can use towards your next 90-Day Lean Out Planner order which acts as a workbook for many of the activities you will do inside the Academy.
Credit Towards Simplify to Scale Accelerator
The Simplify to Scale Business Accelerator includes everything inside the Ops Academy PLUS access to the Lean Dream Team System, and the 3 frontend systems that are critical for business growth and focus on scalable offers, delivering a luxe client experience, and highly effective marketing and sales systems.
As soon as you are ready to uplevel your team and your client attraction, delivery, and retention, you are invited to join us inside Simplify to Scale and will get to enjoy a $1,500 credit towards your enrollment when you join within 3 months of completing the Ops Academy.
"This gives you the secret sauce that you need to really achieve your goals and get connected to your high level vision.
I have become more profitable and who doesn't love that! While the profitability is amazing, I'm definitely loving how I am working smarter and not harder. I've cleared away the overwhelm and the exhaustion."
"As an entrepreneur and screenwriter, I’ve been doing this work for over a decade and it’s been so amazing to learn how to optimize my business and lean it out. I had absolutely no idea how complicated I made my business, how I wasn’t using certain resources effectively, how much time I was spending on activities and things that really weren’t lending themselves well to my bottom line.
I know that I will be able to spend less time IN my business and more time ON my business, and even more important than that, I’ll be able to focus on activities that feel more pleasurable to me and really allow me to operate in my zone of genius. The Lean Out Method is mind blowing. It’s amazing."
For Coaching, Consulting, and Service-Based Businesses Ready to Create Greater Impact, Increased Profitability, and Regain Time Back in their Day
This Academy Is For You If:
- Your business is successful but you know it could be so much more
- You know how valuable systems and structure are for leveling up but you want to keep things simple and flexible
- You are ready to develop and commit to a clear and focused plan for success
- You are willing to let go of the things that aren't adding value so you can do less to make more
- You know that the time is NOW to double down and get serious about making your big bold goals a reality #letsdothis
The Academy is NOT For You If:
- You aren't willing or able to consistently show up and do the work (this is only for those who are ALL IN and fully committed to leveling up their business)
- You are currently operating from a fear and scarcity mindset and not from a place of possibility (next level growth requires a next level mindset)
- Your business is brand new or you are still at the idea stage - the Academy is for those who are growing their businesses and getting ready to scale.
There are 2 types of leaders who the Ops Academy is a great fit for:
Founder / CEO
If you want to roll up your sleeves and learn the strategies and systems it will take to sustainably scale your business, the Ops Academy is for you.
If you have a right-hand person in your business, we also give them access to the modules to help you implement and adapt everything in alignment with your business vision.
You'll leverage the monthly accountability calls yourself to help you strategize and simplify your business.
If you have a right-hand ops focused leader in your business responsible for bringing your vision to life, whether it be an OBM, Integrator, Project Manager, DOO, etc, you can send them through the Academy to lead the implementation.
They will be the one to leverage the monthly accountability calls.
We also give you, the Founder / CEO access to the modules so you can be as involved as much or as little as you'd like.
Here's How It Works
1. Get instant access to the content
Ops Academy is a pull-based program which means you get access to everything as soon as you join so you can pull what you need when you need it.
But don't worry - we won't leave you wondering where to begin. You have enough decisions to make it your business so we make it easy to know where to get started so you get the biggest return on your time investment.
We not only share a guided month-by-month implementation roadmap with you when you join but you will also kick things off with a private accountability call with Jessica to develop your own personalized implementation roadmap based on your biggest priorities and needs right now.
2. Co-develop your personalized implementation roadmap
We recommend that you schedule your 1st accountability call within 1 week of joining so you can work with Jessica to define your personalized implementation roadmap.
You will start off by reviewing your biggest challenges and goals as well as how much time you have to dedicate to the Ops Academy. From there, Jessica will guide you on what to focus on to maximize your ROI.
3. Learn, Adapt, Implement, Repeat
We don't believe in cookie cutter solutions but we do believe success leaves footprints so leverage the strategies, examples, and SOPs we provide you as a starting point so you can to accelerate implementation and fast track your results.
Learn each concept, adapt the tools, templates, SOPs, and strategies to fit your business, and implement them. Then assess how well they are working and move on to the next concept.
You'll have monthly accountability calls with Jessica during the 1st 90 days to discuss progress and pivot when needed.
We make it as simple as possible to get results when you show up and do the work. #yougotthis!
Meet Crista, Your Strategic Advisor
Crista Grasso is an international lean business consultant to Fortune 50 businesses, a business coach and advisor to 6 and 7+ figure entrepreneurs, and a global accessory brand founder.
She is on a mission to help entrepreneurs simplify success, get off the hustle hamster wheel, and build a sustainable and wildly profitable business that doesn't require them to work 24x7.
Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista can quickly cut through the noise and identify the core things that will accelerate growing and scaling your business.
Meet Jessica, Your Accountability Coach
Jessica Maine is an advocate for individuality, expression, and social consciousness. She has spent her career equipping other professionals with personal and business development through strategy, community leadership, and education. She has a passion for helping people achieve their goals.
Jessica is your dedicated Accountability Coach.