Nothing kills faster
than success.

If you’re successful, it’s inevitable:
You’ll grow yourself into problems you’ve never experienced.

That’s why we exist.

How can Dando help?

Learn more about CEO Coaching or read testimonials.

Don’t make growth harder than it needs to be.

Scaling a business is tough. As the previous COO and CFO of a company he grew to over $1 billion, Kirk Dando knows. He always thought, “there has to be a better way to scale a business.”

Over the past 20+ years, Kirk has devoted his life to help over 8,000 leaders scale their businesses – and themselves.

Coaching & Consulting is broken.

You’re probably cynical about coaching and consulting. It’s ok. We are, too.

It’s probably because consulting has turned into a business of selling tactics, products and fads. Coaching stopped focusing on results and started focusing on armchair psychology.

Shouldn’t every good coach or consultant be held accountable to the results they promise? That’s what we thought, too.

the magic is in the results.

The only product we sell is results. While many coaches and consultants will sell you on their latest and greatest product, we only sell the results you are striving toward.

If we don’t drive value, you don’t pay. It’s that simple. End of story.

If you don’t win, we don’t win – and you don’t pay.

This is not a sales tactic. It’s simply about being accountable.

How can we guarantee results?

  1. Over the past 20+ years, we’ve developed a highly evolved process.
  2. The process helps you - and the company - get crystal-clear goals.
  3. We identify the handful of issues getting in the way of your goals.
  4. We set short and long-term objectives, key results and continually evaluate our progress.
  5. We use The Growth Playbook to make sure your strategy gets executed and drives the desired outcomes.

Common scaling issues

Kirk Dando, literally, wrote the book on the issues that stall rapidly-scaling companies. Read the 12 Warning Signs of Success.

Ultimate Accountability

One of the keys to a successful relationship is clear goals. After our upfront process, we confirm our focus: What key issues or opportunities do we need to attack first? What are your personal goals for coaching?

After we agree upon the key issues, opportunities and goals, we review progress regularly. We formally review every six months.

Here’s a portion of a real review we conduct with every company we work with. Obviously, there is deep meaning behind these key issues for this organization.

The same would be true for your goals and key issues. Every review is raw and real.

An actual review with a portfolio company. The names have been changed for privacy.

It doesn’t stop there. We ask our clients to fill out this portion of the review:

You are encouraged to fill out this part of the review.

Do you have this level of accountability with anyone else on your team?

You’re in great company.

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Why you shouldn’t hire Dando.

There are a handful of reasons you should not hire Dando:

  1. You’re looking for the magic pill. We’ll help you reach your goals, but it’s not magic. It typically gets harder before it gets easier.
  2. You expect us to work harder than you. We’ll work hard. However, our job is to build the right muscles in the organization to work ourselves out of a job.
  3. You’re a jerk. You won’t like our style, either. Life’s too short.
  4. You don’t practice humility. Every great leader we work with has the humility to say, “I don’t know what I don’t know.”

What we do

Strategy. Structure. Staff. Scale.


Companies typically have a great strategy that isn’t properly executed or a bad strategy that isn’t corrected quickly enough. We help you implement a process that brings the strategy to life and holds people accountable.

What are the strategic battlefields you need to win? We’ll help your business develop and obsess about your growth strategy, using The Growth Playbook.


Org Structures are unsexy but unrivaled in their power. Structure drives behavior. We help you design structure to handle the weight of growth.



If your business is scaling, your staff and their skills need to scale. We’ll help you and your team prepare for growth.


Right strategy + Right structure + Right staff = Scale.

Where do you want to go?

The best part about the journey is you are in ultimate control about how to use Dando. You’ll also get to tap into the network we’ve accumulated over the past 20+ years.

You undoubtedly have goals you want to reach. Where do you want to go?

If you need help, Dando is here to help. Guaranteed.

How can we help you grow?

Leadership, Growth + Scale Resources

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