Our Heroic Hope
Catalyst Cohorts is passionate about our Heroic Hope; helping business owners succeed in unprecedented numbers through a disruptive system of leadership transformation. See Why We Exist
We started with the question -
How do we do this so it works, and at a price that anyone can afford?
Best practices on leadership, company management, marketing, sales, infrastructure, productivity, and many other areas
Scientifically backed research on how people learn most effectively and apply what they learned
How great leaders think, act, and are built
Current technology to make every aspect more effective and efficient
Research on what is currently working and not working
Then said, “How can we accomplish our Heroic Hope at a price that anyone can afford, both in time and in dollars?”
Catalyst Cohorts and the Catalyst L4L Academy was born.
Our BRS (Basic Responsibility Structure)
Core Enterprise Leadership Team
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tom started his career as a CPA and became a manager with one of the largest international CPA firms in the world.
COO / FOUNDER
Jason Benedict is an experienced global executive who has spent over two decades as an innovator in business and social entrepreneurship.
Why we are (Vision)
We will disrupt the Peer to Peer CEO industry, using technology and best practices, to transform small to mid-sized businesses so they can enrich the lives of everyone with whom they come into contact.
What we are (Mission)
A Catalyst Cohort is a small group that acts like an:
a) alternative board of directors,
b) brain trust, and
c) mentoring faculty rolled into one.
Where are we going (Hope)
Catalyst wants to change the world!
Between 2007 and 2012 per Census Bureau data, the number of companies with 100 or more employees declined by 5%. There are now only 102,000 companies in the USA with over 100 employees.
Our Heroic Hope is to double that number in the next 10 years!
How We Do This
Catalyst Cohorts is a movement that stirs up the gifts of its Members. It:
- Challenges Founders,
- Empowers Founders, and
- Sends Founders out to become Great Leaders of other Leaders.
Cohorts consist of 6 similar Members, Marketplace Business Owners or organizational heads with a trained facilitator to manage and move the Cohort forward. Cohorts typically have some similar characteristics- such as B2B; B2C; startups; women in business; business sales between $2 and $10 million, or between $10 and $40 million; some other key demographic or market characteristic.
Once per month on a recurring schedule, the Cohort Members as a group gather for 5 hours:
- Preview prior month’s financial results for
- Review key performance indicators (KPIs);
- Get feedback from the other CEOs and
Leader regarding ideas and solutions to
issues being raised;
- Develop action items based on
constraints/ leverage points being
- Review follow through of prior period
- Topical training from the L4L Academy
The main breakdown today in other “Brain Trust” Cohorts in the marketplace is poor follow through and implementation. Catalyst’s structure is set up with implementation in mind. The implementation process is built on trusted relationships and supported by cloud based technology, state of the art science and business success principles, and accountability and measurement practices.
A Bumper Buddy is a foundational relationship between Cohort Members as support and encouragement facilitation. Each Member will team with another Member to support each other and meet periodically between Member meetings. The purpose of Bumper Buddies is to help each other prevent activities and actions that get too far out of line from the goals, strategies and purposes each Member has personally and professionally.
Leaders Training Leaders
The Leaders who are Members of the Cohorts will be expected to pass on the training to either their own leadership team or another mix of Leaders they accumulate because true learning deepens when the Learner Trains someone else. This starts a “Pass it On” process within an organization, family, non- profit, etc.
We want to help you fine tune your Heroic Hope.Each member is expected to start their membership with a period of “get acquainted and prepare for future success”.This is a 3 to 6 month process of building a Personal Plan and a Business Summary Plan and getting their financials in better shape.Will also start with some basic training on reading financial statements and understanding what they are saying. Often redoing financials to give better and more useful decision making information will be required.