Great Startups are led by great leaders. From Steve Jobs to Larry Page and Sergey Brin, from Mark Zuckerberg to Elon Musk, every startup that has succeeded, did so in part because of the incredible leadership skills of the founders and the founding team.
They are simultaneously humble and audacious, impatient and persistent, great listeners and great decision-makers. These leaders are both emotionally and logically intelligent, highly structured and highly creative.
Most of these skills are gained through experience which is why many successful founders already have a few startups behind them. But the learning of these leadership skills can also be accelerated through coaching, training and facilitation.
I have worked in leadership development for 8 years now and have seen this acceleration many times.
Who Am I?
My name is Josh Levent and I have spent 7 years working with a leadership development organisation across 6 countries on 5 continents. I have spent time founding, advising and working for startups in New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and in the USA.
I am a professional coach affiliated with the International Coach Federation. I spent two years working as Head of Marketing and Communications at an IT company in Switzerland. I have facilitated, trained, and spoken at hundreds of conferences, seminars and strategic meetings.
Today I'm a high-level designer, creating technology solutions for clients of Muutu, an innovation studio based in Bern, Switzerland.
What do I do for entrepreneurs?