165 episodes

The Lean Out Your Business Podcast is dedicated to helping you accelerate business growth, simplify in order to scale, and lean out and do less to achieve more. Join International Lean Business Consultant, Business Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur Crista Grasso to discover the proven systems and strategies that provide more value to your clients, more profits for your business, and give you back more time in your day.

Lean Out Your Business Podcast Crista Grasso

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The Lean Out Your Business Podcast is dedicated to helping you accelerate business growth, simplify in order to scale, and lean out and do less to achieve more. Join International Lean Business Consultant, Business Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur Crista Grasso to discover the proven systems and strategies that provide more value to your clients, more profits for your business, and give you back more time in your day.

    E165 | The Energy of a High Performing Team

    E165 | The Energy of a High Performing Team

    What are some of the key challenges entrepreneurs face when building and leading a team? How important is it for team members to align with the company values and culture?  What impact can misalignment have on the overall team energy?
     
    In today’s episode, I dive into the pivotal role of team energy and the impact it has on business success. I emphasize the benefits of creating a high-performing team and how it enables you to step out of the day-to-day and focus on your genius work. I also discuss how hiring the right individuals for your team is not just a matter of skill, but also about aligning with your business’s vision, values, and culture!
     
    Throughout the episode, I share insights into the hiring process, breaking down the key considerations of skill fit, alignment fit, and sustainability fit when vetting candidates. Lastly, I provide actionable steps and tools to ensure that your team not only supports your business, but enhances its overall energy and dynamics!
     
    In this episode, you’ll discover:
    - Why you should be thinking about the energy of your team
    - The 3 things you should be looking for in your hiring process
    - Identifying the qualities that amplify and detract from team dynamics
    - What to do if someone is bringing down team morale
    - Creating a self-led team that allows you to focus on visionary work
     
    Ready to simplify and streamline how you scale your business?
     
    We are now accepting Visionary CEOs and their right-hand Ops Leads into our signature Simplify to Scale mentorship program. Learn more and join us at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scale
     
    Join us for our transformational in-person business retreats and masterminds each Spring and Fall at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreathttps://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreat.
     
    Have questions? Want to explore partnering together to scale your business? Connect with me on my personal Instagram @cristagrasso or LinkedIn and let’s start a conversation.
     
    If you loved this episode, please help us spread the word and reach more business owners like you by leaving a 5-star rating and review. Hit subscribe to be the first to listen to new episodes each Tuesday.
     
    For full show notes and more visit https://www.leanoutmethod.com/podcast
     
     
     

    • 21 min
    E164 | Leveraging Podcast Guesting for Growth with Michelle Glogovac

    E164 | Leveraging Podcast Guesting for Growth with Michelle Glogovac

    What are the long-term benefits of podcast guesting and how can these opportunities influence professional growth and business collaborations?
    How crucial is it to have a personal and unique story for media appearances and how can seasoned guests improve their results?
    In this episode, I welcome back Michelle Glogovac, podcast matchmaker and author of 'How to Get on Podcasts,' for a very insightful chat on podcast guesting strategies to amplify business growth.
    Michelle shares her knowledge on creating meaningful pitches and impactful stories, so you can establish a powerful presence in the podcasting world.
    The conversation delves into the nuances of podcast pitching, embracing ethical standards, and the significance of a personalized approach to podcast guest appearances.
    We also explore the benefits of repurposing interview content, the art of engaging with podcast hosts, and the long-term advantages of strategic podcast guesting.
    Michelle highlights the importance of offering value over self-promotion and provides valuable tips for both seasoned podcast guests and those seeking to start their podcasting journey.
    Are you ready to make your mark as a podcast guest? Dive into this episode to harness the wisdom of industry experts and elevate your voice!
     
    In this episode, we explore:
    - Pitching best practices and mistakes to avoid
    - How to strategically leverage podcast guesting for visibility & growth
    - How to be a great guest with a clear and compelling message
    - How to strategically repurpose your podcast interviews
    - Building connections and relationships with the host
     
    Ready to simplify and streamline how you scale your business?
    We are now accepting Visionary CEOs and their right-hand Ops Leads into our signature Simplify to Scale mentorship program. Learn more and join us at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scale
    Join us for our transformational in-person business retreats and masterminds each Spring and Fall at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreathttps://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreat.
    Have questions? Want to explore partnering together to scale your business? Connect with me on my personal Instagram @cristagrasso or LinkedIn and let’s start a conversation.
    If you loved this episode, please help us spread the word and reach more business owners like you by leaving a 5-star rating and review. Hit subscribe to be the first to listen to new episodes each Tuesday.
    For full show notes and more visit https://www.leanoutmethod.com/podcast

    • 32 min
    E163 | The Art and Science of Building a Company Playbook for Business Success

    E163 | The Art and Science of Building a Company Playbook for Business Success

    Are you aware of the term “playbook” in business? What are some key elements that make a playbook valuable and essential for a business, regardless of its size? And what are the common mistakes businesses make when creating and maintaining their playbooks, and how can these be avoided?
    In this episode of the Lean Out Your Business podcast, we dive into the importance of building an effective company playbook. Breaking down the buzzword "playbook," I shed light on how to create a playbook that truly drives results and success in business.
    Drawing from my extensive experience in creating playbooks, I share valuable insights and lessons learned to ensure that your playbook doesn't collect digital dust but instead becomes a valuable asset for your team.
    I also emphasize the importance of accessibility, setting expectations, and maintaining the playbook to keep it current and relevant.
    I advocate for a single place to store all documents and templates, avoiding duplication to save time and reduce confusion.
    Lastly, I highlight the concept of "less is more", focusing on the essential elements that truly guide and empower team members to effectively execute their roles and contribute to the company's success.
    In this episode, you’ll discover:
    - The Importance of Playbooks in Business
    - Components of a Company Playbook
    - Best Practices for Creating and Maintaining a Playbook
    - Lean Out Method's Mentorship Program
     
    Ready to simplify and streamline how you scale your business?
    We are now accepting Visionary CEOs and their right-hand Ops Leads into our signature Simplify to Scale mentorship program. Learn more and join us at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scale
    Join us for our transformational in-person business retreats and masterminds each Spring and Fall at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreathttps://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreat.
    Have questions? Want to explore partnering together to scale your business? Connect with me on my personal Instagram @cristagrasso or LinkedIn and let’s start a conversation.
    If you loved this episode, please help us spread the word and reach more business owners like you by leaving a 5-star rating and review. Hit subscribe to be the first to listen to new episodes each Tuesday.
    For full show notes and more visit https://www.leanoutmethod.com/podcast
     
     
     

    • 28 min
    E162 | How to Scale Your Visibility Using Video with Karen Fagan

    E162 | How to Scale Your Visibility Using Video with Karen Fagan

    In this episode, brings back returning guest, Karen Fagan, to talk about scaling visibility using video. Karen is an International Empowerment Expert who is passionate about helping women reclaim their power and get exactly what they want in life. She teaches and coaches women how to uncover who they truly are so they can generate and experience extraordinary passion, pleasure, and purpose in their lives. Karen shares her insights and strategies, emphasizing the importance of consistency, authenticity, and a clear framework for creating short-form video content. Karen's experience and tips offer valuable insights for entrepreneurs looking to leverage video for business growth. She
     
    Today, you will get an inside look at Karen's journey to using video as a powerful tool for reaching and impacting more people. From her initial reluctance to post what turned out to be a viral video to her game-changing strategy of incorporating certain words consistently, Karen's advice is both practical and inspiring. Her emphasis on overcoming self-criticism, embracing imperfection, and staying committed to the goal of creating impact offers a refreshing perspective on using video to enhance business visibility and growth.
     
    "Press record and keep pressing record. That is how you're going to get massive visibility in your business."
    -         Karen Fagan
     
    In this episode we explore:
    Strategy for Consistent Video Content Creation Adopting Authenticity in Video Content Framework for Short-Form Video Content Empowerment Coaching Business Tips for Scaling Visibility and Leveraging Video  
     
    Links:
    www.confidencewithkaren.com/video
     
    Ready to simplify and streamline how you scale your business?
    We are now accepting Visionary CEOs and their right-hand Ops Leads into our signature Simplify to Scale mentorship program. Learn more and join us at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scale
    Join us for our transformational in-person business retreats and masterminds each Spring and Fall at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreathttps://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreat.
    Have questions? Want to explore partnering together to scale your business? Connect with me on my personal Instagram @cristagrasso or LinkedIn and let’s start a conversation.
    If you loved this episode, please help us spread the word and reach more business owners like you by leaving a 5-star rating and review. Hit subscribe to be the first to listen to new episodes each Tuesday.
    For full show notes and more visit https://www.leanoutmethod.com/podcast
     
     

    • 28 min
    E161 | Evolving Your Operations As You Evolve Your Team

    E161 | Evolving Your Operations As You Evolve Your Team

    Have you ever wondered how successful businesses navigate the dynamic landscape of growth? As businesses grow and scale, the operations, systems, structures, planning, and processes evolve. So, in today's episode, we delve into the intricate dynamics of business growth – a journey marked by the evolution of operations, team structures, and strategic planning. We'll discuss the shift from a hub model with freelancers to a dedicated team approach, the four levels of systems needed for this evolution, and the necessary elements for a scalable and salable business.
    You will also discover how to strategically plan, systematize processes, and foster ownership within your team, leading to a scalable and salable business. With actionable advice and thought-provoking strategies, I offer a roadmap for CEOs and business owners looking to simplify their operations and scale their businesses. Don't miss out on the opportunity to gain insights into evolving your operations and building a high-performance team!
     
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    Importance of Providing Guiding Principles Transitioning from Delegating to Building High-Performing Team Culture Mentorship for CEOs Scaling Their Businesses Transitioning from Freelance Model to a Dedicated Team Model Importance of Understanding the Four Levels of Systems  
    Ready to simplify and streamline how you scale your business?
    We are now accepting Visionary CEOs and their right-hand Ops Leads into our signature Simplify to Scale mentorship program. Learn more and join us at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scale
    Join us for our transformational in-person business retreats and masterminds each Spring and Fall at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreathttps://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreat.
    Have questions? Want to explore partnering together to scale your business? Connect with me on my personal Instagram @cristagrasso or LinkedIn and let’s start a conversation.
    If you loved this episode, please help us spread the word and reach more business owners like you by leaving a 5-star rating and review. Hit subscribe to be the first to listen to new episodes each Tuesday.
    For full show notes and more visit https://www.leanoutmethod.com/podcast
     

    • 33 min
    E160 | Creating Change One Business at a Time with Jessica Sato

    E160 | Creating Change One Business at a Time with Jessica Sato

    What are some micro shifts and practical steps that businesses can take to infuse greater impact? How does the concept of "CEO time" and regular reflection help business leaders stay focused on their mission-driven goals, and what specific benefits can it bring?
     
    In this episode, I have the pleasure to be joined by Jessica Sato, a successful entrepreneur and business coach, known for her expertise in leveraging business as a vehicle for change and impact. Together, we delve into the intersection of impact and entrepreneurship, sharing our experiences and strategies for infusing purpose into business operations. From partnering with impactful organizations to aligning with a strong mission, we discuss the essential steps for making a meaningful difference through business endeavors.
     
    Jessica Sato is passionate about helping women globally use their unique skills, expertise, and voice to create opportunities for themselves and others. With years of leadership and entrepreneurial experience under her belt, she equips and empowers female founders to incorporate purpose and impact into their business strategy, bring it to life through robust execution planning, and use their big idea and thought leadership as their competitive advantage.
     
    In this episode, we explore:
     
    - How to make your business a force for good
     
    - Finding the right balance between earning money and making a difference
     
    - Using your business to create positive change in the world
     
    - How to leverage TEDx speaking to expand your message and impact
     
    "Infuse your passion and mission into your messaging to build transparency and trust with your audience."
    - Jessica Sato
     
     
    Links:
    www.jessicasato.com
    www.linkedin.com/in/jess-sato
    www.instagram.com/jessicasatocoach
     
    Ready to simplify and streamline how you scale your business?
     
    We are now accepting Visionary CEOs and their right-hand Ops Leads into our signature Simplify to Scale mentorship program. Learn more and join us at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scale
     
    Join us for our transformational in-person business retreats and masterminds each Spring and Fall at https://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreathttps://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreat.
     
    Have questions? Want to explore partnering together to scale your business? Connect with me on my personal Instagram @cristagrasso or LinkedIn and let’s start a conversation.
     
    If you loved this episode, please help us spread the word and reach more business owners like you by leaving a 5-star rating and review. Hit subscribe to be the first to listen to new episodes each Tuesday.
     
    For full show notes and more visit https://www.leanoutmethod.com/podcast
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 32 min

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