Build Your Business To Serve Your Life
Michèle Hecken is an Ex-CEO, Global Speaker & Founder of the Art of Offboarding.
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Does this sound familiar?
I get it - because I've been in your shoes myself.
Like all high-performing leaders, I have been stuck. I have been frustrated. I have expected perfection from myself right out of the gate. I have tried to solve every problem alone.
What I have learned through all of my missteps, trials as well as my successes is that there really is no separation between life and business; only between what you love to do and loathe to do.
I create clarity with entrepreneurs & high-performing leaders so they can design an organization where each person drives more productivity, more value, and more profitability while working less.
THE ART OF OFFBOARDING
Impact Business Growth, and Elevate Your Life.
The secret to growing your business is not working harder or smarter. The secret to growing your business is working less!
So how do you do that?
Offboarding is a process of purposefully removing yourself from the everyday of your business by gradually giving your team more responsibilities and ownership of decision-making.
I am passionate about helping you to create your best life and thriving business. We will get there together.
Here's what you can achieve:
With less on your plate, plan your next chapter with optimal focus and fewer distractions – and embark on new adventures.
Confidence & peace of mind
It’s time to lead your team from afar, not with your sleeves rolled up on the assembly line all day. The former is where you bring the most value for not only them but also your clients!
Do what you do best
Set an example of excellence by focusing your time & energy on what makes you remarkable. In the process, you will foster a healthier company culture where everyone is encouraged to shine in their own unique way.
A thriving, sustainable business model
A sustainable business is one that isn’t dependent on you as a leader. Let’s help your team develop a value-driven culture where everyone is thriving, motivated, and understands that they each have a role to play.
Freedom to do more (or less)
Spend more time with family, take that long-delayed vacation, venture afar to make new connections, share insights over a podcast or blog post, or turn your passion into a new business opportunity. More time and choice equate to an enriched, deeply rewarding life outside the office.
Greater potential for innovation & growth
Come up with a new concept for a service or product. Develop future-facing skills that can expand your marketability scope. Forge deeper business relationships and network your way to an incredible new opportunity. When we unleash our true selves, the possibilities are endless.
CEO, The Little Potato Company
"I have known Michèle for many years and have always admired her intuitive and experienced business acumen. Paired with her inquisitiveness and desire to help others, she is well-poised to be an amazing coach to other business leaders."
CEO, New West Networks
"The 90-minute visioning was a valuable exercise - I went through it for the first time with Michele, and then reviewed it on my own. The clarity it brought has already started influencing my decisions."
Principal, Citywide Facility Solutions
"Michèle offers a comfortable space that allows me to dig deep on what is needed in our organization to grow and have a strong succession plan. She challenges and pivots our conversation in directions that otherwise I don’t think would be explored so thoroughly. I look forward to my meetings and using her as a sounding board."
Founder & Principal, Situate
"Michèle exudes both confidence and compassion, and leaves me feeling inspired after every session with her. Even when I can't define what I'm struggling with, she manages to steer the conversation and arrive at the heart of the matter in a way that's both effortless and deeply insightful. I definitely recommend working with Michèle."
Managing Partner, Clarity Wealth Counsel
"Michèle's coaching has been impactful beyond words. She asks the right questions to get to the real issue quickly. I appreciate her clarifying questions and her patient, loving approach."
CEO, Dray Translations
"Your advice has helped me move mountains. Offboarding myself was very scary at first - I worried that I would end up with less, but after implementing a lot of the lessons that you showed me, my numbers went way up. Once I was able to get my head out of the trenches, I was able to work *on* the business. It's truly changed my entire way of thinking about business and helped in so many areas."
Your Offboarded Life is Waiting for You
Ready to work with Michèle? Here is how other high-performing leaders start the process of working with her.
Book time with Michèle
Schedule a complimentary call. Michèle will learn about your business, your goals, your vision and so much more. Get to know Michèle in the process.
Choose your Advisory package
Select from 3 packages, designed to maximize the transformation you experience. Or, ask Michèle about a custom package just for you.
Begin the leadership life you deserve to live
Learn, grow, and thrive once Michèle's Offboarding methodology has changed your business (and your life!)
MEET MICHÈLE HECKEN
Shifting the paradigm of what high-performance looks like.
I’m Michèle. I spent 25 years building a successful business - and I was the "Absent CEO."
Despite being a single mother, I lived a life of freedom, growth, financial success and happiness – all while scaling the company.
I sold the company at a premium – culminating in a high-7-figure exit – because I had leveraged one superpower:
The ability to Offboard myself from the business so that I could focus exclusively on what inspired me while eliminating the rest.
Today, I serve as an Advisor to high performers who want to run businesses that serve them and live lives they dream of.
AN ONLINE COURSE
The Art of Offboarding Yourself
In this online course, originally available exclusively to members of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), I discuss everything from future-proofing your brand to revitalizing your well-being.
The course is packed with insights and key takeaways, organized into bite-sized and easy to consume pieces of content, making it easy to complete the course at your leisure.Join the online course
AMAZON BESTSELLING BOOK
Lead Like a Woman: Audacity
In this free online course, originally available exclusively to members of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), I discuss everything from future-proofing your brand to revitalizing your well-being.
The course is packed with insights and key takeaways, organized into bite-sized and easy to consume pieces of content, making it easy to complete the course at your leisure.Order the book on Amazon CA now
KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS
Signature Talk: The Art of Offboarding
Through The Art of Offboarding, I shift the paradigms of what the “expected” work and life of a high-performing leader looks like.
Together, we create profitable, productive, powerful change that results in exceptional operations and a life leaders could hardly dream of.
I have shared The Art of Offboarding methodology with entrepreneur groups, CEO groups, and private companies across the globe. Consider it a roadmap for leaders to work less, scale faster, and live your best life.Learn more about Michèle's talks
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