The Founder Coach

Learn how to manage your leadership team, improve your self-awareness, and help your business scale. Essays for startup founders by CEO and mentor, Dave Bailey.

Dave Bailey

CEO coach to Series A+ founders, 3X venture-backed founder, angel investor, author of The Founder Coach ->

Latest Posts

Never Give Feedback In Slack

Save messaging for what it’s good at.

The Difference Between OKRs and KPIs

Which you use depends on your use-case.

The Power of Labelling Emotions

What if I told you that just putting a word on how you’re feeling can help you feel better? Well, that’s what this piece of neuroscience…

How to Create a Sense of Urgency in Your Product Team

This one action drives accountability and feedback like nothing else.

How to Manage an Employee That’s Burning Out

They’re exhausted. They haven’t taken a vacation day in almost a year. And while they put on a brave face, everyone can see they’re…

The Role of Conviction in Startups

There are two ways to increase a sense of certainty. The first is to reduce risk by collecting data, performing research, and running exp

Why You Shouldn’t Sit On Feedback

In my viral essay, ‘The Best Way to Develop Your Team Isn’t Feedback’, I make the case that if your goal is to help your people develop…

The People vs. Process Spectrum

New companies usually have few processes in place, so team members are often encouraged to ‘figure it out’. But as the team grows, so does…

How To Embrace A Paradox Mindset

Life throws a lot of paradoxes at you. For example, you need to work as hard as humanly possible but you also need to have a life. You…

Performance Routines That Happen During Your Working Hours

Seven practices to help you stay energised and focused


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