As a visionary entrepreneur and Founder CEO, you likely have found yourself needing to wear many hats. At first this was fine, your business required it, and you wanted to do all within your power to realize your vision. But where are you now? Have you stagnated? Do you feel tired of playing the role of “Chief Everything Officer”? Wouldn’t it be nice to have time freedom back in your life to focus on what you love doing the most?
The problems in your way are many but often bear the same common denominators:
- You are stretched too thin, wearing all the hats, managing all operations/ personnel
- You can't focus on your strengths and the passions that made you pursue your dream in the first place
- You feel that the success of your business venture is solely balanced and held on your shoulders
Breaking free of these chains seems daunting, and almost impossible- as time to think about such topics isn't a luxury you can afford. Free time has likely become a wishful memory as many Founder CEOs find their business problems to be inescapable, with the issues haunting them at every step from home to office.
You don’t deserve this, you deserve better. Your visionary dream should guide and excite you, it shouldn’t become a contentious topic at home or the basis of scorn.
Apple, Tesla, Amazon, even Twitter - all the largest companies we cannot seem to escape have one thing in common: an Integrator running the day to day operations of the company.
The Integrator enables the visionary figureheads like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to focus on their unique niches and skill sets that established their legacies across the globe (for more information on noteworthy Integrators and the companies they support, check out this article here).
Not everyone dreams of such notoriety or world renown, but these examples solidify the importance of having this role filled. The main idea behind implementing a Integrator is to pick up the slack in areas where you may find discomfort, a lack of familiarity, an unpolished/ unrefined skillset, or even general disinterest.
A Integrator will generally assume the role of the company COO (Chief Operations Manager). In this role, the individual will have the power and agency to:
- Manage day-to-day operations
- Hire, manage, direct, and oversee activities of personnel
- Set goals to stay on track and support the company’s vision
In practice, this person will become the Yin to your Yang, and the pair of you will work in tandem to carry out your vision.
The solution seems simple enough, but why aren’t more folks trying to implement this role? Finding the perfect Integrator isn’t as easy as it sounds, and many don’t even know that they are in dire need of an Integrator to begin with.
But, how do I get there?
The hardest part entrepreneurs face is admitting that they are overwhelmed and need help. It is easy enough to know and feel that you would like more time freedom, but it can be scary to feel like you are handing off control of your vision.
The key is finding the right-fit Integrator. Finding someone who is as passionate about your vision as you are is the secret to becoming unleashed. Getting the right system in place is the only way to take back the time you deserve and nurture the vision you have already poured so much of yourself into. At Unleashed we know that fit is everything. We know you have specific, unique needs that can’t be satisfied by just anybody from an executive search pool. We understand and appreciate that your vision and your creativity are non negotiable factors, and above all else, we know that the right cultural business fit is of paramount importance to help you realize that vision and support scale.
You’re not alone, you just need to be paired with the perfect Integrator Partner to help support your vision, pick up the slack, which will enable you to emphasize and focus on your strengths and passions.
We are here to help, and would love to get the conversation started. Book a call today, or check out our proven process to find how we link up Founder CEOs with their perfect-fit second-in-command. Get 30 hours of time freedom back in your life per week. Become Unleashed.