Next Level Businesses
Grow your business with financial modeling, clear & impactful strategy, and a method of execution that works.
Using the same systems as elite private equity funded companies and guided by over a decade of executive business coaching methodologies, you’ll gain clarity on how to grow your business, rally your entire team, and watch your profits stack up.
See How It Works
Growing businesses run into many problems.
Lack of financial clarity and predictability.
Loss of focus on it's core capability.
Not knowing which managers and departments are underperforming, and how to get them back on track.
Lacking a method of ensuring everyone is doing the right things at the right time to accomplish goals.
Poor system for setting and achieving goals each year and quarter.
Not knowing who is and isn't the right fit for your team causing cultural disarray.
Facing fast-changing market conditions and knowing how to respond.
Ensuring cash flow is steady and profits are accumulating even in recessionary conditions.
At Ascendance you’ll find all the tools and support you need to create powerful growth and impactful change with the same methods used by top-tier private equity teams.
Knowing who is and is not right for a team can be difficult, especially in longer-standing teams. Ascendance assists your investments in understanding which team members are excelling, which are falling behind, and who needs to go.
Figuring out what to do is much harder than knowing how to do it. Ascendance brings decades of experience in strategic planning and execution to the table along with a tried and tested system to assist your teams in developing clear and robust growth strategies.
At a certain point, predictability becomes one of the most important aspects. Ascendance will help ensure your investments’ budgets are clear, correct, and predictable.
Team and executive bonus structures, commission systems, and even salaries need to be set optimally to reach investment goals. The Ascendance system educates executives on standard practices and systems as well as ‘out of the box’ concepts for these structures.
The best plans, teams, and modeling are useless without the ability to execute. We educate your team and hold them accountable to a cadence of responsibility and accountability which, in turn, leads to better performance and metrics that investors can easily review to understand the direction of their investment.
8-Week Course Overview
Executives don’t have unlimited time to learn and implement. They must move quickly and decisively. Education and execution are paired with our 8-week, cohort-based coaching system, one-day intensive, and weekly classes.
Day 1: Leadership Deep Dive
Prior to the first one-day intensive, teams have already delivered their financials, org charts, filled in questionnaires about and provided information on emergency issues within the businesses. We review these documents and prepare course materials around the cohorts needs.
The Leadership Deep-Dive covers:
Systems overview, business analysis, org chart analysis, and financial systems starter.
Business functions deep dive: Vision & Strategy, Team, Money, Analytics, SOPs, Execution Management
Business Health Check including DISC tests, Business Needs Spiderchart
How can you set goals without understanding impacts of strategies and current circumstances from a financial perspective? The first two weeks prepare teams for strategy builds by educating on financial systems and modeling.
Forecasting & Finance covers:
Basics of forecasting including how to organize a revenue build and expense build.
Building your first forecast using acquisition, retention, expansion, and cost assumptions.
How to create executive bonus structures using different growth cases.
Scorecards setup, analytics review, and ensuring your team is on the right track every week.
Week 3-5: Strategy Formation
Every organization is different in size, complexity, structure and much more. But all organizations are
similar in their need for a system of organization and focus. In this portion of the course, we will help you understand how to create a robust, meaningful, and impactful strategy that laser focuses your business.
org fit index
Week 6-8: Execution Methodology
Without goals that cascade throughout your organization, different departments and teams can get off track and never be held accountable. During this portion of the course, we will implement systems to ensure teams are on track and accountable, and that the rest of the team is coming together to help when goals get off track.
Executive Methodology covers:
Top-level annual and quarterly goals
management system build
Meeting cadence, accountability tracking, and team coordination for problem solving off-track items
Department-level and manager level teams management systems that flow up to the top level.
Course Wrap-Up: 2-3 Hours
We wrap up with another semi-intensive where we review everything learned during the course, talk about successes and run a retrospective. We also answer final questions, talk about next steps, and run a satisfaction survey so we can understand where we can improve in the future.
Our final wrap up will also ensure we have delivered any remaining materials and that everyone is ready to implement all aspects of what was learned.
Course retrospective where we discuss what went well and if anything didn't
All attendees fill out a satisfaction survey so we can improve
Next steps, implementation, and any remaining questions are discussed
Our Coaches & Trainers
Tim Conley brings innovative advice to owners of leading consultancies, agencies, and marketing companies around the globe as an investor and coach.
His advice is not academic nor theoretical. In his 25+ year career, Tim invested in, founded and lead multiple companies including digital marketing agencies, membership sites, and even a swimming pool company. He also brings over 10 years of entrepreneur leadership coaching to Ascendance.
Jason is a serial problem solver, entrepreneur, CEO, coach, and father. Jason has been growing businesses for over 25 years in technology and has run companies across multiple industries from agriculture to healthcare and has worked as a turnaround CEO for private equity held organizations.
Apply For Enrollment In The Ascendance Accelerator
Ascendance is an invite-only program.
Click the button and fill out the Business Assessment.
We will review your application then send you a link to book a discovery call to see if Ascendance is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I get started and realize that this
is not a good fit for me or my company?
If after the one-day intensive you are not happy with the course, cohort, or for any reason, you may drop and have all of your money returned. If this is the case, we would like to have a meeting to discuss issues.
What kinds of businesses do you work best with?
We have worked with many kinds of businesses over the years; from enterprise manufacturing to agriculture to healthcare and expert services. The systems we teach apply to all kinds of businesses. However, we recognize that some businesses are outside of our areas of expertise. So, prior to any cohort, we review all businesses and ensure we are a good fit for the business. If we are not, we will contact you to discuss.
Are all cohorts the same?
No. We build cohorts based on the needs of clients and we try to group together organizations that are in similar places, business-wise, or have similar issues, and are not competitive to each other. This way, everyone can learn from one another while contributing to the group in a meaningful way.
Are you consultants or coaches?
At Ascendance, we act as coaches and trainers. All of our coaches have worked in small to enterprise businesses as leaders, consultants, C-levels, and mentors. Everyone on the team has a wide breadth of skill and experience.