Growth is only hard when your business isn't built for it.
Break the Ceiling is the podcast for agencies & consultants who want to break through self-imposed growth ceilings by shirring up their operations and increasing capacity, so they can take their growth from stalled to skyrocket, without working more or hiring the wrong people.
Host Susan Boles sparks new ideas and solutions for all your biggest growth headaches to conquer bottlenecks, ease workflows, and get your business on track to double revenue. Without sacrificing quality of work, client satisfaction or letting any pieces fall through the cracks.
Whether you're interested in back-end business operations, finance & accounting, team management, technology, project management, client management or human resources, we dig into the underlying problems that might actually be the reason you and your business have maxed out on growth.
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Taking a Break
I wanted to let you know that we're going on hiatus, so we won't be releasing any new episodes for a while. I want to take some time to think about how I want the show to evolve, and I'd like to reimagine it a bit. So I'm taking a break from recording and releasing episodes here so that I can take this space.
Bake In Boundaries in Your Default Settings with Brittany Berger
What choices we make about where our boundaries are–or aren't–can have a huge effect on our overall capacity and how much time it takes to actually serve each client. Boundaries can be a really powerful tool when we're talking about streamlining or increasing your operational capacity.
Today we're going to dig into them with my guest, Brittany Berger.
Examining Your Relationship With Your Business With Nicole Lewis-Keeber
Nicole and I talk about how your foundational experiences might show up in your business and create limitations to your growth, especially when it comes to perfectionism and control.
Busting Productivity Myths and Redefining Work Life Balance with Tanya Dalton
There’s a ton of research out there that says resting actually increases your productivity, your effectiveness, your problem-solving skills and your creativity. We need rest to do our best work and to be able to bring our best selves to our businesses. But those to-do list items still need to get crossed off. How do you create the space for rest? For your family and friends and for your best work?
Tanya Dalton says the key is to get crystal clear on your priorities and then use that as a filter for everything else.
The End Goal of Maintenance Mode, What it Is, and What it Isn't
I've spent the last 16 episodes interviewing founders about maintenance mode and consistency, exploring capacity, business model, and techniques to prepare and execute maintenance mode in your business. And to wrap up the theme, I wanted to take you behind the scenes and talk about what I learned from all my interviews over the last few months and what I experimented with and tried out in my own business.
So I brought my executive producer, Sean McMullin, on the show to interview ME about maintenance mode.
Self Awareness as the Key That Unlocks Consistency with Marie Poulin
Marie and I talk about consistency and how critical it was to her success with Notion and her course and community Notion Mastery. We also talk about how discovering she was neurodivergent explained so much about how her brain worked and has helped her figure out how to set up systems that work the way she does.
Thanks for making me smarter!
Thanks, Susan for all the gold you bring to business owners. I have learned so much from you and your guests. Each week you share info that I don’t yet know that I need. You keep me forward thinking and strategic!
Bump, bump, bump...
I love what Susan is up to with this podcast. There are few things more frustrating than a ceiling you just can’t seem to bust through as you try and try to grow your business. I can’t wait to see how others have tackled this problem and learn from Susan’s expert perspective!