Episode 107

Episode 107 - Scaling Success w/The Fractional COO Caitlin Ferguson

n this episode of the Unpolished MBA, we're thrilled to introduce Caitlin Ferguson, a seasoned expert in transforming ambitious visions into operational success at scale. Caitlin shares her insights on the critical role of a fractional COO and how she assists companies in navigating the complexities of growth, strategy, and operational efficiency. Whether you're a startup finding your footing or an entrepreneur navigating post-acquisition challenges, Caitlin's approach to fostering focus, evidence-based decision-making, and strategic alignment offers invaluable lessons.

Some Topics Discussed Include:

  • Fractional Leadership Explained: Caitlin demystifies the concept of fractional leadership, emphasizing its role beyond consulting to include hands-on team integration and strategic execution.
  • Operational Excellence Post-Acquisition: Caitlin discusses her proactive involvement in businesses, ideally starting from the search fund phase through to post-acquisition, ensuring a smooth transition and operational stability.
  • Building Trust and Managing Change: Discover Caitlin's strategies for building trust within teams, managing change effectively, and ensuring communication flows throughout all levels of an organization.
  • Financial Acumen: Caitlin highlights the importance of understanding the financial aspects of a business, sharing how her background in entrepreneurship as a CPA's daughter and her experience in innovation consulting have shaped her approach to driving profitability and efficiency.

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlineodonnell/

Caitlyn's Fractional COO Services for ETA Entrepreneurs: https://www.ceofconsulting.com/acquired

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moniquemills/

Bio Website: https://moniquemills.biz/

TPM Focus - Revenue-Focused Strategy for Startups and SMBs: https://tpmfocus.com/

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Monique Mills is a degreed electrical engineer turned serial entrepreneur. Though she has an MBA, she wants to debunk the myth that you need one to be successful in business, innovation, or entrepreneurship. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HER GO TO MONIQUEMILLS.BIZ