I help tech startups improve team performance, hire the right people and reduce churn.
Most management consultancies don’t get startups. Their firms were built to serve large corporations. It’s in their DNA. They like established corporations with deep pockets. And the speed of startups bewilders them.
I like to spend my days with entrepreneurs. People with the courage to go out on their own. People who dream big. People with a bias for action.
That’s why I designed my consulting business to serve growing tech startups. I help startup founders to build effective companies.
Does one of these statements apply to you?
“We made some bad hiring decisions here. We don’t have the best track record for hiring the right people.”
“Some of our key people leave. It’s not clear why they leave. And it’s expensive to replace them.”
“Some of our teams thrive; others struggle.”
“We don’t address performance issues well.”
I help founders and executive teams in tech startups to address these specific problems.
For years, I’ve been working with talented people in tech. I partner with management to hire great talent, increase performance, retain staff, and develop strong teams. People know me as an expert in evidence-based management.
People I have worked with
“Gale has been instrumental in building our program for developing IT managers at the University of Illinois. His insights and expertise in management challenges and approaches are grounded in both the science and practice of management, and have resulted in a much stronger program.”
Aaron Walz, Director, Business Intelligence Competency Center, Purdue University
“More and more of us are finding ourselves in the position of coaching, mentoring—that is, helping others become the best they can be. Unfortunately many of us don’t know how to do it. It turns out that coaching & mentoring are skills you can learn – and Gale is a guy who can teach you. … Gale helped me understand the different roles between coaching, mentoring, and counseling and give me feedback on how I can be a better coach.”
Kevin Dewalt, American entrepreneur and investor, and Founder of SoHelpful
You are likely to be successful working with me if
- You want a solid return on your investment. If you want to “go cheap” and use the lowest cost consultancy without considering your return on investment, you will not be successful working with me. I serve tech startups with an aspiration for greatness and some funds to invest.
- You are are open to lightweight approaches. Run-of-the-mill management consultants offering heavyweight fixes are in plentiful supply. If you favor a lightweight approach, tailored to fit growing tech startups, you will do well by partnering with me.
- You are open to making decisions based on data and hard facts. If you prefer to make business decisions only by relying on firmly held but untested beliefs, you may not want to work with me. If you are open to making managerial decisions—e.g., hire and place talent in your company, create effective strategies to retain talent, and develop fast-moving, productive teams—based on some hard facts and the best evidence available, you will likely be successful by partnering with my firm.
Talk with Gale
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