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If you are a Founder who loves the company you started, and you want to be the CEO that pilots it to sustained success, you’re in the right place! Hear from dynamic, inspiring, and successful Founders as they share their insightful stories and practical tips that make becoming the CEO more fun, stress free, and easier to build and scale the company and life of your dreams. Your guide, Todd Uterstaedt, is super passionate about Startup CEO success and wants to help boost your leadership capabilities, confidence, and mindset so that you can: 1) Build, scale, and lead your company commensurate with your dreams and aspirations 2) Maintain control of your company 3) Enhance your company’s valuation for possible succession or a profitable exit. It’s leadership development for the busy Founder and CEO.

From Founder To CEO Todd Uterstaedt

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 129 Ratings

If you are a Founder who loves the company you started, and you want to be the CEO that pilots it to sustained success, you’re in the right place! Hear from dynamic, inspiring, and successful Founders as they share their insightful stories and practical tips that make becoming the CEO more fun, stress free, and easier to build and scale the company and life of your dreams. Your guide, Todd Uterstaedt, is super passionate about Startup CEO success and wants to help boost your leadership capabilities, confidence, and mindset so that you can: 1) Build, scale, and lead your company commensurate with your dreams and aspirations 2) Maintain control of your company 3) Enhance your company’s valuation for possible succession or a profitable exit. It’s leadership development for the busy Founder and CEO.

    How this Founder powered back from a $100,000 lawsuit that nearly destroyed his business

    How this Founder powered back from a $100,000 lawsuit that nearly destroyed his business

    In this interview, Chideha talks about:

    ---> How his grandfather's assault from KKK members impacted him as a man and entrepreneur

    ---> The valuable lesson he learned about the power of referrals

    ---> What he did to recover from a painful "non-compete" lawsuit that nearly destroyed him and his business

    It's an incredible interview because Chideha is so transparent and willing to share HIS life's lessons.

    • 23 min
    25 Years As Founder Of #1 Blinds.com: Jay Steinfeld - "Be As Generous As You Can"

    25 Years As Founder Of #1 Blinds.com: Jay Steinfeld - "Be As Generous As You Can"

    Blinds.com is an incredible business story and Jay is an incredible Founder CEO.

    In his new book, he talks about the 4 Es...the foundational principles on which his success was built.

    After he and his team successfully built Blinds.com, he sold the company to Home Depot and continued leading for quite some .

    It's an incredible interview because Jay is so candid and transparent about his own journey From Founder To CEO.

    • 29 min
    What to do when you make a BIG BAD decision

    What to do when you make a BIG BAD decision

    Donnie is as transparent as you might expect, being a Marine.

    His amazing company is helping thousands of business owners connect with the right people.

    So, I found it really interesting that he made a decision as a Founder & CEO that initially did not connect with his people.

    Sometimes, as Founders, and as we grow, we need to augment our decision-making with a bit more data and insight.

    Listen to what happened to Donnie, how he fixed the situation, and what you can learn from his mistake.

    • 43 min
    BIG 400TH INTERVIEW: Jason Fried discusses his controversial decision & its fallout

    BIG 400TH INTERVIEW: Jason Fried discusses his controversial decision & its fallout

    WOW! We could not have asked for a better 400th Podcast Episode Guest!

    And, Jason Fried delivered. He was super candid about a great many topics that I think you will really enjoy listening about and learning from.

    • 35 min
    What To Do When You Need To Exit 2 Co-Founders

    What To Do When You Need To Exit 2 Co-Founders

    Tutoring is big business. And, Myles and the team figured out how to provide this valuable service for FREE to thousands of students.

    It wasn't easy.

    And, it became even harder when he and his co-founder, Victor, realized that two other co-founders may not be in it for the long haul.

    What do you do when it becomes clear that a co-founder, or two, need to exit the business and there is not a pre-planned process for this?

    • 35 min
    Shark Tank Founder: Deciding If You Want To Be CEO?

    Shark Tank Founder: Deciding If You Want To Be CEO?

    You may remember Ashley from her appearance on ABC TV's "Shark Tank."

    What you don't know is the rest of the story.

    Unfortunately, like many other deals on the show, this one did not make it through post show due diligence.

    Ashley describes what happened and how taking a year off from her business helped her decide the answer to this question:

    "Do I want to be the leader that pilots the company to forward growth?"

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

Valuable Content!

Todd does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to get inspired and informed!

TMetzner ,

Getting real

There are very few publications that poke the bear like Todd does. It’s easy to put on a good face and pretend to have it all figured out, but we don’t. We stumble, make mistakes (sometimes over and over), and can only grow when we acknowledge and understand those mistakes. Todd helps us do that.

Ima listener ,

AWESOME!

Todd is an awesome host and wealth of knowledge! He always keeps each show engaging and fun! Do yourself a favor and take a listen!

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