Scaling a company isn’t the same as starting one


Lori describes her work across your company...

  • I don’t run your company — I help you develop the leadership skills you’ll need to scale and stay relevant
  • I don’t develop your strategy — I make sure you implement strategy effectively across the organization
  • I don’t recruit talent — I teach you how to interview and hire the best talent
  • I don’t run your board meetings — I show you how to manage board relationships
  • I don’t manage your projects — I show your team how to hold people accountable and meet deadlines
  • I don’t manage your people — I show you how to lead confidently and get things done
  • I don’t play team-building games — I show you how to motivate and inspire your people
  • I don’t develop your board decks — I make sure your presentations are concise and professional
  • I don’t write your communications — I show you how to communicate across the organization as it scales
  • I don’t solve your conflicts — I equip you to resolve conflicts quickly and effectively
  • I don’t act like a yes man — I tell you the truth to empower you
  • I don’t run your team meetings — I make sure you know how to make meetings brief and effective
  • I don’t organize your time — I show you how to make the most of your time
  • I don’t tell you when to go home — I help you find work/life balance
  • I don’t judge you — I provide a safe, confidential place for you to vent when you can’t vent to anyone else
  • I don’t prescribe antidepressants — I help you sort through emotional issues
Equipping leaders to scale their businesses


Leading can be daunting, whether it’s new for you or you’ve been at it for 20 years. You may be on a steep leadership learning curve or have just a couple of issues to tackle. Perhaps you’re wanting to elevate the leadership skills of everyone on your team or in your startup. Wherever you are in your journey, you want to be equipped to master the road to scaling your team or company successfully. What kind of help do you need?

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"You need to shift from building a great product to building the company that builds the great product." — Adam Pisoni

The Lori Dernavich interview

Lori Dernavich fields questions about her work as a leadership development advisor and where it intersects with startups, CEOs and investors. Read the interview…

Client List

A list of some of the more recent organizations who have benefited from Lori Dernavich’s expertise in executive coaching, leadership development, change management and culture change. See the list…


Lori Dernavich’s clients share some insight into what she has been able to do for their companies. Read Lori’s Testimonials…


Some of Lori Dernavich’s profiles in the press, published articles, white papers and interviews in the media. See Lori’s Press items