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What would you do with an extra 10+ hours per week?

  • Would you be like Jen and take Fridays and early mornings off for a 3-day work week every week and a quiet start to the day?
  • Or would you be like Susie and redirect those 10 hours to profit-producing activities to grow your business faster?
  • Or would you be like Carina and take Fridays off to focus on home renovation projects?
  • Or would you be like Daphna and take Wednesdays off to break up the work week and make more time for your family and friends?
  • Or would you be like me and split your extra time between self-care and working on fun and innovate projects to scale your business?
The possibilities are endless and I can't wait to hear how you choose to reinvest your extra time when you lean out and simplify your business.

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Hi, I’m Crista Grasso, creator of the Lean Out Method.

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I'm on a mission to help entrepreneurs simplify success, get off the hustle hamster wheel, and reclaim their time.

Because here's the thing... people make growing and scaling their business way harder than it needs to be. 

And in the process, they burn themselves out, give up the freedom and flexibility they went into business for in the first place, and lose the passion they once felt for what they do.

You don't need to wear overwork and overwhelm like a badge of honor.  You can do business differently and grow and scale on your terms.  

I created the Lean Out Method to show you how.

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Let's Simplify Your Business Together

Choose your path to reclaim your time, do more of the work you love, and grow your business without overwork or overwhelm.

Lean Out Academy

Lean Out Academy

The Lean Out Academy is your solution to consistently achieve your biggest goals and get more done in less time.

It is based on the Lean Out Method which is a proven and highly effective system that balances structure with flexibility and will help you cut through noise, distractions, and competing priorities so you can create a scalable, profitable, and sustainably successful business without working 24x7 and giving up your personal life, health, and freedom for your next level of business growth. 

If you love our Lean Out Planner, the Lean Out Academy takes things much deeper and includes live quarterly planning.


Lean Out Academy

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 big bold vision and goals.

Designed by a business owner for other business owners, it is the only planner created exclusively for the busy entrepreneur who wants to learn to achieve more by doing less.

  • Undated, so you can start anytime
  • 7" x 9" with a lay-flat design
  • 244 Pages
  • 13 weeks / 90 days
  • Storage pocket inside the back cover


Lean Out Level Up Retreat

Lean Out Level Up Retreat

If you are ready to step into the new year with greater alignment, impact, profit, & time freedom, you will not want to miss our transformational business retreat.

Gift yourself 3 days of uninterrupted space and dedicated focus time to get clear on the big bold vision you have for your business and how to break that down into the actionable steps that will make it a reality.

Don't start a new year with an overwhelming list of things to do. Instead develop an aligned and strategic roadmap for success and scale for your business that gives you clarity on what to be focused on so you can achieve more by doing less.


About the Lean Out Method

The Lean Out Method (LOM) is a system designed to help business owners cut through noise, distractions, and competing priorities so they can achieve their biggest goals and create a scalable, profitable, and sustainably successful business without having to trade their personal life and freedom for their next level of business success.

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The Lean Out Method - Success Simplified

1.  Set CONTEXT so you know where you are going and why it is important

2.  Gain CLARITY on the right things to be doing right now in your business

3.  Make a COMMITMENT to do whatever it takes to achieve your big goals sustainably

4.  Practice KAIZEN and continuously reflect and improve in order to grow

"The methodology gives you the secret sauce, so to speak, 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." 

- Jordan Eades, Your Best Business Life

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"When you want to get your time back, you need to lean out and simplify."

- Crista Grasso


Crista Grasso is the go-to strategic planning expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to simplify and scale

Crista Grasso is an international lean business consultant to Fortune 50 multi-billion dollar businesses, strategic advisor to 6 and 7 figure entrepreneurs, and founder of the global jewelry brand Criscara. 

She is the creator of both the Lean Out Method and the 90 Day Lean Out Planner, and teaches others how to create a planner or journal to scale their online business through her third business, the Profitable Planner Co.

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Crista has been helping businesses achieve accelerated results and increased profitability for more than two decades.  

Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through the noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to grow and scale a business.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and holds several lean, agile, change management, and program management certifications including:

  • Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Kanban Management Professional (KMP)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  • Agile Business Transformation Coach
  • AIM Change Management (AIM-AP)

Crista is often described as high energy, super passionate, and very practical (you won’t get a lot of fluff or hype).  

When she's not dishing out the merits of lean strategic planning and developing your scalable signature offer, you can find her drinking espresso, rocking out with Bret Michaels, enjoying a spa day, or snuggled up with her 2 pups and a great book.  She is an avid traveler - always embarking on new adventures.

Follow along on Instagram at @cristagrasso.