Actionable and accountable support
When a business joins Beyond, they are matched with a consultant that as Kylie put it, “means you have a critical and accountable friend who pushes you along”.
For Kylie, having support from someone with experience in the education sector was crucial. She shared how their growth consultant, Susanna Lawson, helped them return to the basics, leading Hi-Impact to completely restructure their senior leadership team and middle management while developing a new offering: STEM Live.
Paul credited his growth consultant, Freia Muehlenbein, with patiently guiding the "lively bunch" at Yozu from what felt like "ground zero" in terms of sales and marketing, and helping them build a strong pipeline. As a business that works on high-value six or seven-figure software projects, she assisted them in rethinking their pitching and project stages, making significant strategic changes, and repackaging their services.
SupplyWell entered Beyond with the challenge of achieving 25% month-on-month growth. While they were successful in reaching this target, the financial burden was very real. Mike shared how raising funds was "a drain on time, emotions, and the business," and they really needed someone to help him stay level-headed. They worked extensively on emotional intelligence, change management, and resilience in the face of inevitable setbacks. For Mike, the "more than monthly conversations" with his growth consultant, Jon Minchin, allowed him to gain real clarity of thought and articulate what they were aiming to achieve.