Are you ready to elevate your focus to thought leadership and legacy work instead of having to constantly put out fires and feel stuck in the day to day?


Hey Visionary!  If you ever find yourself thinking:

"Do I even want to keep growing if I have to work this *$%! hard?

Will I ever be able to get out of the weeds and focus on thought leadership?

I wish I could clone myself or have someone I trust to implement on my vision!

How did my team miss this (again!)?"


I hear you! Here's what's really happening here...

Anyone can scale through hustle, wearing a lot of the hats in the business, and being the one to tell everyone on the team what to do, but it's not sustainable (and it's downright exhausting!).

First of all, congratulations on getting your business this far!

But you've probably already realized it's not what's going to allow you to scale to multiple 7 figures and beyond.

When you want to scale successfully AND sustainably, it takes a blend of 9 interconnected engines to propel your business forward.


Rich Fulfilled Life


Lean Strategic Planning


Lean Dream Team


Lean Business Systems


Leveraged Marketing


Elevated Offer Suite


Luxe Client Experience


Amplified Results


Multiplied Time

Together, they take you from feeling "overloaded," "exhausted," "in the weeds" to: 


But without the right system to support you, maintaining each of these engines - while you scale! - is draining at best.

Add a well-meaning but ill-prepared team to the mix?

Now that's a recipe for a hot mess.

For many, the "messy middle" between $500k and $5M feels like:

  • You feel trapped with too much dependent on you

  • Your business has grown but even though your revenue is up, your expenses are up even more

  • There is so much complexity, it's hard to keep up with all the moving parts

  • You've hit a plateau and can't break through to the next level (no matter how many strategies you try or how much mindset work you do) 

  • You are a high achiever and not afraid of doing the work, but you are working way too much and want your life back

  • You question if your team is really helping you drive more revenue or simply adding to your expenses

  •  You aren't confident you're focused on the most important things and aren't sure which new ideas to focus on next

  • You wonder if your business will ever be able to thrive without you


Something inside you keeps screaming, "HEY! This success doesn't feel sustainable. And you wanna scale on top of this?!?"


What It Really Takes to Scale In a Simple and Sustainable Way

It takes a complete ecosystem for scaling success that includes both the backend and the frontend of the business, because you need both to scale sustainably.

If you focus exclusively on marketing and sales and frontend activities, you work yourself into the ground trying to keep up with all the new demand - it's far from simple and definitely not sustainable. 

And if you just focus on the backend, you stop growing. 

You need a full business scaling system, which is what you get inside our Simplify to Scale program.


Hi, I'm Crista Grasso.

I am a unique blend of 50% right-brain and 50% left-brain, so I can see simple solutions and structures in creative ways that align with what a Visionary CEO of a small business needs.

I don't believe you need rigid or complex solutions to achieve results - you want to be able to scale in simple, adaptable, and sustainable ways, which is both my superpower and my passion. 

It's also what I have been trusted by some of the most successful businesses in the world to do for more than 2 decades, and in that time I have learned that...

When you want to skyrocket your results without skyrocketing the amount of time you get stuck working IN your business, it takes the right combination of a dedicated Visionary CEO and a trusted right-hand Operations Lead.

That's why I've created the only mentorship program of its kind, with support in two tracks - the Visionary Track (S2S ELITE) and the Implementation Track (S2S Ops Academy).

You get access to BOTH tracks when you join.

As the Founder and Visionary CEO, you get exclusive access to...

  • Bi-weekly intimate CEO-only group Q&A calls and mini-trainings with Crista

  • Full access to Simplify to Scale Ops Academy including all 9 interconnected engines and implementation toolkits so you can be involved as much, or as little, as you want in exactly what your team is learning and implementing

  • An invitation to join us at our in-person Amplify Retreat designed to amplify your results in Simplify to Scale (optional but highly recommended) 

We also give your team access to...

  • Advanced and proprietary curriculum that guides your right hand Ops leader* through all 9 interconnected engines - filled with simple strategies honed over more than 2 decades simplifying and scaling businesses 

  • Access to in-depth implementation toolkits, empowering your right-hand person* to implement the strategy, planning, systems and team practices that will enable you to accelerate making your big bold vision a reality and step into your rich fulfilled life!

  • Monthly mini-trainings plus group Q&A calls with Jessica, Lean Out Method's Operations Lead

 * You get access to both tracks so if you don't have a right hand ops person in your business (yet!), you will have access to everything you need to get started and to find them.

We give you access to BOTH tracks - high-touch mentoring and scaling advisory for you, and implementation training and support for your team... because you don't need to implement everything yourself.  

S2S will completely transform the way you grow and scale your business.


Crista and her team provide a learning environment that truly sets you up to succeed. Having calls to expand on a specific topic, with resources and templates provided for each, lead to systematic, real-time progress within our business.

The hiring section saved us countless hours of work and re-work.

I also liked how you knew enough about each person's business to inject comments specific to them and their business during the trainings. It made it more tangible and created a more personalized experience for each of us.

I can't recommend this program enough!  Thank you!

Isn't it time to finally be able to:

  • Increase your profitability and impact WITHOUT having to trade your personal life and freedom for your next level of business success

  • Spend your time doing work you love, focused on the things that fuel you instead of drain you

  • Take a 1-month (or even a 1-week) vacation without constant messages from your clients and team or panic that things will fall apart without you

  • Build a team of amazing and devoted rock stars fully committed to your success, allowing you to step into true visionary leadership

  • Build up assets that increase the value of your business and give you options for the future (whether you ever want to sell your business or not)


I'm going to guess that coaching and DIY programs haven't gotten you there? That's because you need a blend of expert strategy and personalized support.

Scaling isn't easy... but it can be simple with the right guidance and support. 


Here's What You Can Expect to Experience with Simplify to Scale Elite & Ops Academy  

More Time

  • Shift your focus to CEO-level activities that move the business forward faster

  • Free up 10-20 hours per week in your schedule to focus on thought leadership

  • Free up hours of wasted time per person on your team so you can save money or reallocate those hours to higher priority or profit producing activities

More Profit

  • Be able to keep more of the revenue you generate

  • Reduce your dependency on expensive marketing and launch strategies 

  • Increase the value of your company by developing the assets that remove you from the day-to-day and give you options for partnerships and exits that aren't possible when everything exists only in your head

Accelerated Results

  • 10x your team's productivity and focus

  • Accelerate achieving your goals and revenue targets

  • Achieve in 90 days what it takes most companies a year to accomplish

  • Optimize what's working best for a blend of quick wins and long-term sustainable success

"Fast forward less than 6 months and I'm bringing in 17 times more revenue than before, onboarding new clients every month, and also hired to help me continue to scale even more."

It's time to be able to say:

"I run a lean eff-ing business."

Eff-ing = efficient, of course ;)

Simplify to Scale is a 6-month high-touch and small-circle mentorship experience for Visionary CEOs and their Implementors that includes:


You will meet with Crista every other Tuesday for group strategic advisory and support.  Bring your biggest burning business question, opportunity, or challenge for feedback specific to your business.  We keep each cohort small circle so you have plenty of opportunity to get the insight you need.


Every strategic advisory session includes a mini-training or case study designed to expand what you realize is possible for your business and accelerate your results.  You can participate in the trainings live or listen after the fact via our private podcast, EnVision, available exclusively for Simplify to Scale members.


You and your right hand ops person get access to our online portal with the 9 Engines for Simple Sustainable Scaling,  including Fulfillment, Achievement, Sustainability, Simplicity, Visibility, Conversion, Delivery, Improvement, and Productivity.  You will also get access to robust implementation toolkits to complement each engine including mini-trainings, templates, adaptable SOPs, and systems.


What makes Simplify to Scale the only program of its kind is that we have an entire support track for your Ops Lead.  We don't just give them access to the online portal filled with trainings, systems, and SOPs... they also get their own monthly call so they have a forum to ask questions and get the support they need to implement each of the 9 engines into your business for you. 


We help you keep things lean and set you up for success from day 1 by kicking things off with an in-depth digital assessment to help you understand which of the 9 engines needs the most attention first.  We then meet for a private onboarding call where we co-create a personalized implementation roadmap with you so you know exactly where to focus


When a group of committed trail blazers, dream chasers and magic makers come together to support one another, anything is possible. You get access to an exclusive private community for support and to ask questions and share wins between sessions - there's no need to go it alone or get stuck along the way when you have a community of high achieving business owners and the Lean Out Method team to support you.




Instant access to advanced content including: 

  • 9 Growth Engines for Fulfillment, Achievement, Sustainability, Simplicity, Visibility, Conversion, Delivery, Improvement, and Productivity

Robust implementation toolkits to complement each engine including mini-trainings, templates, adaptable SOPs, and systems 

BONUS: 3 live workshops focused on: 

  • Leveraged Marketing Systems
  • Elevated Offer Suite

In addition, you, the CEO, get:

  • 12 bi-weekly mini-trainings + group Q&A and advisory calls with Crista
  • Access to 24x7 private community
  • BONUS: Podcast Management System
  • LIMITED BONUS: Private 50-minute Strategy Session with Crista 

And your right-hand person gets:

  • Access to the full S2S curriculum and implementation toolkits
  • Monthly Implementation Calls with Jordan, LOM's Strategy & Operations Lead
  • The ability to apply to become certified as an Operational Excellence Lead (OEL) or a Strategy and Operations Lead (SOL™)
"What’s really wonderful and unique about this experience is that I’m also able to surround myself with other amazing and inspiring business owners who have unique perspectives and experiences, so not only do I get Crista’s brilliance and guidance, there’s also this great wealth of other information, support and help of other business owners."



We help you systematize what is already working in your business so you can get repeat results.  Where you don't have a system or where your results don't match your expectations, we have systems, templates, and tools to pull from and adapt for your needs.

We provide proven and flexible frameworks with approaches that are adaptable so they work for your business and with what you already do well.


9 Interconnected Engines from Marketing to Ops

Plus Strategic Support and Advisory

"I own a design business and we were stuck. We knew that there was a lot of growth ahead of us but we were having trouble getting there. One of the things I liked the most about Crista’s program is that in order to scale I knew I needed something, but I didn’t know what it was. I knew I needed to know how to scale, and some of that were things that she knew about that I had no clue about.

If you want to save time, grow your team, build systems that work, and continue to work at a bigger level, that’s what you are going to get from her program and I can not recommend it enough. Crista’s program is phenomenal and amazing for that. It has already saved us more than 10 hours a week, which is huge. That’s a day's worth of work so that I can focus on the things that I need to as the CEO of my company."

Meet Crista

Crista Grasso is an international lean business consultant to Fortune 50 businesses, a business strategist and advisor to 6-8 figure entrepreneurs, and a global accessories brand founder.

As the Founder of the Lean Out Method and creator of the Lean Business Scaling System, 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

"S2S 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."

Here is what you can expect to have in place in your business after you join Simplify to Scale:

  • Blueprint for Your Rich Fulfilled Life

  • Clear and Compelling Next Level Vision and Values

  • Lean Strategic Planning Practices and System

  • Team & Personal Productivity Practices

  • Business KPIs, Success Measures, and Dashboards

  • High-Converting Marketing & Sales Engine

  • Referral and Retention Systems

  • Cohesive and Elevated Scalable Offer Suite

  • Strategic Systems and Value-Based Flows

  • Simple Systems and SOPs for Your Most Critical Work

  • Strategic Hiring Plan for Your Lean Dream Team

  • Onboarding Plans for Employees & Contractors

  • Job Descriptions & Roles and Responsibilities

  • High Performing and Self-Led Team Practices

  • A High-Value Company Playbook

Whether you are starting from scratch in a particular area or you are upleveling and expanding what you already have in place, when you show up and take action, you will implement the critical systems and strategies needed for simple sustainable scaling.
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Best of all, your right-hand Ops person can be the one leading the implementation while you focus on visionary leadership.

"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."




Want us to mentor, develop, and certify your operations lead to be your trusted right-hand person in your business?  Someone you can rely on to strategically implement on your vision and accelerate your results?

OBMs, DOOs, Operations Leads, Project Managers - whatever you call the role - are typically great at implementation, systemization, and managing all the moving pieces of your business (if they aren't, you probably don't have the right person in the role).

It is a rare and hard-to-find operations person who can also think like a Founder, be highly strategic, and implement on your vision as if it was their own. 

But when you have this person, it makes all the difference in your business and truly allows you to elevate your focus to thought leadership and legacy work instead of having to put out fires and get pulled back down into the day to day.

Imagine having a trusted right-hand person you can strategize and co-create with, knowing you'll end up with ever better results, instead of being the one who has to come up with all the strategies and ideas yourself.

Great SOLs are made not found.  Let us work with your internal person in your business and elevate them from operations to Strategy and Operations.  We'll take care of all the training and mentorship for you, backed by Simplify to Scale Ops Academy.

The first step is to join Simplify to Scale.  Then contact us to learn more about certification and mentoring.  This is deeply transformational work that we do with a select number of right-fit people each year.