The Founder Coach

Insightful essays to help you become the leader your startup deserves

Dave Bailey

Coach to venture-backed CEOs, serial founder, angel investor, speaker (

Latest Posts

How to Succeed If You’re Not Ruthless

Empathy can lead to bad decisions, but there is an alternative.

These Rules Will Change Your Company Culture

A practical guide to giving your company the culture shock it needs to succeed.

How to Scale Sales at Your Startup

The journey from one sale to one hundred starts with you.

The Easy Way to Measure (And Improve) Your Leadership Skills

A manager’s guide to measuring the more subjective parts of the role.

How Smart Leaders Respond to ‘I Don’t Know’

You can help your team find answers without you — even when they don’t think they can.

The Secret Formulas Behind Great Marketing

Seven powerful concepts to help you attract new customers, grow your business and build your brand.

How to Organise Your Leadership Team

The journey of growing a small group of founders to a company of hundreds or thousands of people is not as different as you might think.

The Best Way to Develop Your Team Isn’t Feedback

If you want to help your team improve their performance, feedback isn’t always the best way.

How to Find Your Purpose at Work

A practical insight that can help you, and your team, find meaning in your daily work.

The Hard Truth of Working At a Startup

Here are some expectations your team wish they knew before joining your company.


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